Dispatches from the Creation Wars

While the tea party movement tries like hell to say that there is no racism at all in their movement, David Duke cuts a video criticizing them for putting virtually every non-white supporter they can find on stage at their events and pretending not to be a white European conclave. File this in the “with friends like this” folder. Video below the fold.

Frankly, I think the racism accusations are overblown, though not entirely wrong. I do think that there is a sizable percentage — probably 1/4 or so — of the tea partiers that are motivated by racism, though probably not all that overtly. But I don’t think that makes the whole movement racist. I think most of them are just run of the mill conservatives jumping on a bandwagon.