Pat explained, “Apparently he sat down with this guy who wrote a book and there's some interesting quotes. He talked about Americans since the victories of the Civil Rights Movement I think have broadly come to accept the notion that everybody has to be treated equally. Everybody has to be treated fairly.”
“He goes on, but then the next paragraph is obviously it's hard for me to engage in a mind experiment and say, well, if I weren't African‑American, would I feel less strongly about it or more strongly about it. I know I feel strongly about it. do. I do come to this issue with some personal experiences that are unlike any other previous president's. Then in a more candid moment Walsh, the author of the book notes, Obama admitted that race is still an issue for him in many ways. ” Pat said reading Obama comments.
“In a more candid moment Walsh notes Obama admitted that race is still an issue for him in many ways, suggesting it was a key component in the growing Tea Party movement,” Pat said.
Glenn said, “There's none, except unless you're watching a documentary on MSNBC which is, of course, run by GE or was at the time run by GE, which you are giving all kinds of favors to at the time, there's zero ‑‑ there's zero evidence that race played a role or at least any kind of leading role in the Tea Party movement. .”
“We do have evidence, however, that when a racist did show up at, at least one of these events, they were routed out, they were asked repeatedly to please stop their racism, put the sign down. I forget what the sign said. Something about the president. And they asked him over and over and over please put the sign down, don't do that, that's not what we're about,” Pat said.
“No one wants to party with those guys. There's no one in the Tea Party that wants to party with them,” Stu argued.