PEOPLE WHO CALL LIBERALS "STALINISTS" UPSET AT REFERENCE TO TEA PARTY AS "KLAN"
A civil rights activist and former congressman equated the Tea Party with the Ku Klux Klan today as he blasted a conservative rally planned in Washington, D.C., this weekend....
"We are going to take on the barbarism of war, the decadence of racism, and the scourge of poverty, that the Ku Klux -- I meant to say the Tea Party," [the Reverend Walter] Fauntroy told a news conference today at the National Press Club. "You all forgive me, but I -- you have to use them interchangeably." ...
Donald Douglas at American Power, in response:
You just cannot make unhinged allegations like this and think that rational, well-meaning Americans are going to take you seriously.
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Patrick at Political Byline, in response:
Race-Hustler Walter Fauntroy compares Tea Party to Klu Klux Klan
Patrick at Political Byline, 9/1/09:
I do not agree with the politics of Glenn Greenwald, no more than I would agree with the politics of say Adolf Hitler or Joseph Stalin.
Weasel Zippers, in response:
Weasel Zippers, 7/9/10:
Always nice to be lectured on the precise use of language by people who themselves are so exquisitely sensitive to precision and nuance.