Wednesday, August 31, 2011

the twisted vision of identity politics: Andre Carson

In Democratic Rep: Tea Party Would Love To See Black People 'Hanging On A Tree' (VIDEO), a spokesman for Rep. Andre Carson said, "The Tea Party is protecting its millionaire and oil company friends while gutting critical services that they know protect the livelihood of African-Americans, as well as Latinos and other disadvantaged minorities."

The first part of that? Totally true. But the rest? Well, the Carson camp is blind to the fact that "disadvantaged minorities" include twice as many poor whites as poor blacks, and social services do nothing to "protect the livelihood" of richer African-Americans, Latinos, or anyone else. The Tea Party's about class, not race.

Really, how else do you explain Herman Cain Emerges Tea Party 2012 Straw Poll Winner?