Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The Left's Dumbest Idea Of The Week

So that we're clear, the left is convinced that the Tea Parties are filled with racists who think President Obama was born in Kenya.  So how do they go about proving it?  By trying to infilitrate Tea Party rallies as imposter racists and birthers.  No, really...
Jason Levin, creator of http://www.crashtheteaparty.org, said Monday the group has 65 leaders in major cities across the country who are trying to recruit members to infiltrate tea party events for April 15 — tax filing day, when tea party groups across the country are planning to gather and protest high taxes.

"Every time we have someone on camera saying that Barack Obama isn't an American citizen, we want someone sitting next to him saying, 'That's right, he's an alien from outer space!'" Levin said.

...Levin says they want to exaggerate the group's least appealing qualities, further distance the tea party from mainstream America and damage the public's opinion of them.

"Do I think every member of the tea party is a homophobe, racist or a moron? No, absolutely not," Levin said. "Do I think most of them are homophobes, racists or morons? Absolutely."

..."We've been ignored, we've been ridiculed. Well, now they're coming after us," said Judy Pepenella, a co-coordinator for the New York State Tea Party. "Gandhi's quote is one we understand: 'First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win.'"
Love that last quote. For years, I've had to hear the left parroting it to annoy me; it's kind of nice to see if coming from my side.

I'm not sure which is more stupid -- opting to "infiltrate" the rallies, or advertising your intent to do so. As Allahpundit notes, this pretty much gives the right the opportunity to claim that any kook sign found at a Tea Party comes from a leftie infiltrator. But it's also incredibly telling that the best argument the left can make against a Tea Party gathering is not a counter-protest, but an attempt to make them look bad through trickery.  If the Tea Party groups were as bad as the left thought they were, they wouldn't need to send infiltrators to portray them as racists or kooks.  But maybe the problem is, the Tea Party folks aren't racists or kooks -- they're just ordinary Americans who are engaged in political protest against a rapidly growing government and the political elite that want tax dollars from our citizens while ignoring their input.

Nah.  The Left would never lie.  I'm sure Michael Moore will be doing a documentary exposing the Tea Partiers next.

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