Still brewing: The tea party hasn't gone away

At a Heritage Foundation luncheon for activists and bloggers in July, Heritage President Ed Feulner asked, "What's up with the tea party ? We're not hearing much right now." This question, in one form or another, is cropping up with increasing frequency. Full Story
Millions Support AL

Kansas City, MO

#1 Dec 18, 2011
We know!
Philly

United States

#2 Dec 18, 2011
Millions Support AL wrote:
We know!
you know they support literacy test for colored people to vote ?
Philly

Kansas City, MO

#3 Dec 18, 2011
I could care less what you post!
Millions Support AL

Kansas City, MO

#4 Dec 18, 2011
Good Gawd, the poster from PA is such as racist!
Philly

United States

#5 Dec 18, 2011
Millions Support AL wrote:
Good Gawd, the poster from PA is such as racist!
I don't support teapartiers republitards, they are for the litteracy test for minority - http://www.alternet.org/rights/145558/shocker...
Shocker: Tea Party Convention Opening Speaker Suggests a Return to Jim Crow Voting Laws
GOPer Tom Tancredo suggests "literacy test" to protect America from presidents like Obama -- a segregation-era method employed by southern US states to keep blacks from voting 
 The opening night speaker at the Tea Party convention suggested a return to a "literacy test" to protect America from presidents like Obama -- a segregation-era method employed by southern US states to keep blacks from voting.
In his speech Thursday to attendees, the Republican congressman Tom Tancredo invoked the loaded pre-civil rights era buzzword, saying that President Barack Obama was elected because "we do not have a civics, literacy test before people can vote in this country."
Southern states used literacy tests as part of an effort to deny suffrage to African American voters prior to Johnson-era civil rights laws.
"Prior to passage of the federal Voting Rights Act in 1965, Southern (and some Western) states maintained elaborate voter registration procedures whose primary purpose was to deny the vote to those who were not white," a website for civil rights veterans explains. "In the South, this process was often called the 'literacy test.' In fact, it was much more than a simple test, it was an entire complex system devoted to denying African-Americans (and in some regions, Latinos) the right to vote."
"Because the Freedom Movement was running "Citizenship Schools" to help people learn how to fill out the forms and pass the test, Alabama changed the test 4 times in less than two years (1964-1965)," the site adds. "At the time of the Selma Voting Rights campaign there were actually 100 different tests in use across the state. In theory, each applicant was supposed to be given one at random from a big loose-leaf binder. In real life, some individual tests were easier than others and the registrar made sure that Black applicants got the hardest ones."
White applicants could be approved even if they didn't pass the test.
"Your application was then reviewed by the three-member Board of Registrars — often in secret at a later date," the site continues. "They voted on whether or not you passed. It was entirely up to the judgment of the Board whether you passed or failed. If you were white and missed every single question they could still pass you if — in their sole judgment — you were 'qualified.' If you were Black and got every one correct, they could still flunk you.
Southern voting registrars could employ literacy tests arbitrarily. They included dauntingly difficult questions, aimed at keeping those they didn't want enfranchised from voting.
For example, an Alabama literacy test required would-be voters to know esoteric facts about the US political and legal system (one of the literacy tests can be read here in PDF form).
Millions Support AL

Kansas City, MO

#6 Dec 18, 2011
Philly you're a racist and you're full of b.s. Stop wasting space, as no one reads you pure bull chit!
USA

Hayden, AL

#7 Dec 18, 2011
Millions Support AL wrote:
Philly you're a racist and you're full of b.s. Stop wasting space, as no one reads you pure bull chit!
what you think don't change the fact that the tea partiers support voting laws for colored ? BTW is it a coincidence the father of the Alabama immigration law call the black aborigeneese on record knowing he is on record ? Huh ? Sen. Scott Beason, R-Gardendale, was successful as a legislator last year. He got the immigration bill so beloved. Of course, he was heard on tape calling African- American citizens of Greene County “aborigines” during the bingo corruption trial. He knew he was the person doing the recording, so he knew he was being taped. Hard to explain that beyond he just didn’t care.
http://www.dailyhome.com/pages/full_story/pus...
USA

Hayden, AL

#8 Dec 18, 2011
Millions Support AL wrote:
Philly you're a racist and you're full of b.s. Stop wasting space, as no one reads you pure bull chit!
that's the sponsor of the Alabama immigrant law:
Alabama Sen. Scott Beason and former state Rep. Benjamin Lewis were not credible witnesses because of blatant political bias and racism, the federal judge presiding over the “bingo” corruption trial of Milton McGregor and eight codefendants said in a court filing Thursday. The comments were included in a ruling over whether statements from co-conspirators would be admissible in a retrial slated for early next year.
Beason and Lewis cooperated with federal investigators in 2009 and 2010, while gambling advocates pushed legislation to legalize electronic bingo through the Alabama Legislature. During that investigation, Beason recorded not only conversations with defendants in the bingo corruption trial, but also conversations with his political allies in which they disparaged black voters. In one recorded conversation with Lewis, Beason referred to African-Americans in Greene County as “aborigines.”
Beason’s and Lewis’s statements demonstrate a deep-seated racial animus and a desire to suppress black voters by manipulating what issues appeared on the 2010 ballot,” Thompson wrote.“Lawmakers who harbor such sentiments
lack the integrity expected from elected officials.”
http://weldbham.com/secondfront/2011/10/20/bi...
USA

Omaha, NE

#9 Dec 18, 2011
USA wrote:
<quoted text> what you think don't change the fact that the tea partiers support voting laws for colored ? BTW is it a coincidence the father of the Alabama immigration law call the black aborigeneese on record knowing he is on record ? Huh ? Sen. Scott Beason, R-Gardendale, was successful as a legislator last year. He got the immigration bill so beloved. Of course, he was heard on tape calling African- American citizens of Greene County “aborigines” during the bingo corruption trial. He knew he was the person doing the recording, so he knew he was being taped. Hard to explain that beyond he just didn’t care.
http://www.dailyhome.com/pages/full_story/pus...
I see you're back? lmao
Sick Person

Orange, CA

#10 Dec 18, 2011
Millions Support AL wrote:
Good Gawd, the poster from PA is such as racist!
You're a tea bagger. By default you're a racist.
Keeping it Real

Orange, CA

#11 Dec 18, 2011
The tea baggers are nothing more than a shit stain on the American flag.
USA

Hayden, AL

#12 Dec 18, 2011
Keeping it Real wrote:
The tea baggers are nothing more than a shit stain on the American flag.
a Stinky one
USA

Hayden, AL

#13 Dec 18, 2011
Sick Person wrote:
<quoted text>
You're a tea bagger. By default you're a racist.
The opening night speaker at the Tea Party convention suggested a return to a "literacy test" to protect America from presidents like Obama -- a segregation-era method employed by southern US states to keep blacks from voting.
USA

Omaha, NE

#14 Dec 18, 2011
You're a repeat of yourself spammer!
USA

Hayden, AL

#15 Dec 18, 2011
USA wrote:
You're a repeat of yourself spammer!
well get it than, you don't get it ? Unable to apprehend huh
USA

Hayden, AL

#16 Dec 18, 2011
Sick Person wrote:
<quoted text>
You're a tea bagger. By default you're a racist.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2010/02/05/8341... !:-Organizer-Goes-Racist-Too:- Tom-Tea-Party-Tancredo:-Bring- Back-Literacy-Tests-for-Voting
Really

Kansas City, MO

#17 Dec 19, 2011
Keeping it Real wrote:
The tea baggers are nothing more than a shit stain on the American flag.
And you're nothing but RICO using another a/k/a.

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