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Tea Party Rage? No, Crazy White People

Everything we've seen since Obama's election is about race

(Newser) - How do you explain the past two years of utterly unhinged conservative rhetoric? Steven Thrasher of the Village Voice has a theory: “White people have simply gone sheer fucking insane.” In a lengthy cover story, Thrasher recounts all the insanity of the Obama era—from Dr. Laura’s... More »

Andrew Breitbart Perfects 'White Victimology'

Website twisted USDA video out of context to play on conservatives' fears

(Newser) - Andrew Breitbart has played on the fears of conservative whites to claim another black victim, writes Tom Scocca for Slate . The latest is Shirley Sherrod of the USDA, who had to resign over a video twisted completely out of context. Sherrod—who wasn't a USDA employee at the time—was... More »

NAACP to Slam Tea Party 'Racists'

Tea Party leader calls NAACP 'racist'

(Newser) - The Tea Party movement harbors "racist elements" that are a "threat to democracy" the NAACP is expected to declare in a resolution at its annual convention in Kansas City today. The "movement is not just about higher taxes and limited government, but something that could evolve and... More »

Limbaugh Takes Racial Swipe at Obama, Oprah

If president were white he'd be 'a tour guide in Honolulu'

(Newser) - Rush Limbaugh has taken on his most powerful opponent yet. No, not the president: Oprah. Limbaugh went on a reverse-racism rant on his Tuesday show, declaring that both Oprah and President Obama were only successful because they were black. “Somebody asked me over the weekend, why does somebody earn... More »

'Wise Latina' Reference a Favorite of Sotomayor's

(Newser) - Sonia Sotomayor’s now-infamous “wise Latina woman” statement wasn’t an isolated incident, CQ Politics reports. The phrase crops up multiple times in speeches  delivered from 1994 to 2003 and released yesterday ahead of the Supreme Court nominee's Senate confirmation hearings. Some speeches contain the same line exactly; others... More »

'Nutty Old White Men' Vex GOP With Sotomayor Slams

(Newser) - GOP operatives opposed to Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor aren’t happy about the “help” they’re getting from Newt Gingrich and Rush Limbaugh, CQ Politics reports. Limbaugh called the nominee a “bigot” for saying “a wise Latina woman” will often make better decisions than a white... More »

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