Wednesday, July 28, 2010

NAACP's Benjamin Jealous, and recent Tea Party story

I like the comment by Benjamin Jealous, President and CEO of the NAACP, at the end of this recent story (7/19/10) concerning Tea Party figure Mark Williams.  Jealous said: "Good riddance, Mark Williams."

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Update to previous post, and Ron Rosenbaum essay from April

An Update to the previous post:  The North Iowa Tea Party billboard referred to in the post was replaced, yesterday, by a public service billboard.  Another Tea Party message, evidently, will soon appear in its place.

In the previous post, the AOL writer referred to a Ron Rosenbaum essay from April, in which Rosenbaum addressed the matter of language used by a number of Tea Party critics of President Obama and his administration.

In his essay in Slate, titled "The Tea Party's Toxic Take on History," Rosenbaum wrote:  "Listen to Tea Partiers on cable news—or read the signs they hoist or their Internet comments—and you frequently encounter the flagrant abuse, the historically ignorant misuse, of words such as tyranny, communist, Marxist, fascist, and socialist." 

Rosenbaum's essay is excellent.  It can be found at this link: