Sunday, November 14, 2010

More evidence of Tea Party racism

It's the summer of 1999 and 12-year-old Nolan Carroll II, a talented little soccer player and track star, is rollerblading around his Jacksonville neighborhood with a stack of political fliers, going door to door to campaign for his mother.

He is racing his younger sister, Nyckie, and brother, Necho, to see who delivers the most leaflets for Jennifer Carroll, who is running for the U.S. House.

. . . Politics and sports continue to consume the family. Nolan is now a rookie cornerback for the Miami Dolphins. His mother last week became Florida's lieutenant governor-elect, the first black and first woman elected to the post. She was also the first black Republican woman voted into the Florida Legislature seven years ago.

It doesn't fit the media spin, so it's not being reported, but all the newly elected politicians from minority backgrounds - - governors, congressmen, senators - - were selected by and elected with the support of Tea Party activists, on the basis of merit and without any affirmative action mandates.

Of course, those are the same Tea Party activists who were dismissed as a bunch of crazy white racists when they said the "stimulus" bill and Obamacare were wasteful, ineffective budget busters.

It turns out that they weren't racist, but they were correct.

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