Having a Tea Party with Sarah, Carl and Anne Marie

It wasn’t frightening enough when Dr. Laura went on her N-word tirade and go on to gain the support of former republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin. It’s Palin who believes along with Dr. Laura that her freedom of speech has been violated by the response to her little “N- word fit”.

One could say where does this fit in locally? Well as Sarah Palin would say “let me tell ya”.
Candidates send messages when they are endorsed and/or accept the warm accolades from a political personality like Sarah Palin. It’s even more frightening when you add self-made “intolerant” New York State candidate for the republican nomination for Governor Carl Paladino, who thinks the poor just need a bath. What has happened to the New York State republican party?

When republican congressional candidate Anne Marie Buerkle is embraced by Ms. Palin and the Tea Party movement does that mean she embraces some of the more caustic remarks attributed to these rabid defenders of the intent of the founding fathers?

If my American history serves me correctly these founders didn’t even look at me as a human being or citizen their original intent was not to empower people of color or women. These were men not saints who’ve been beatified by the Pope.

I’ll be honest with you I’m more concerned about this so-called Tea Party people than any hooded Ku Klux Klansman. Like reptilian aliens from the television series “V” they the “”T’s” are among us.

For those who once possessed fluid ideas their hearts have been turned to political stone by the shock of Barack Obama’s election the Tea Party offers an outlet. It has been clear from Election Day that a sizable number of people are not going to accept an African-American President of the United States the Tea Party became their outlet.

Just a snippet from the mouths of Tea Party supporters would make your hair stand on end.

New York State candidate for the republican nomination for Governor Carl Paladino said in a published report he would convert some of New York State’s under populated prisons into housing for welfare recipients, where they would have state-sponsored jobs, get employment training and take lessons in “personal hygiene.”

“Instead of handing out the welfare checks, we’ll teach people how to earn their check. We’ll teach them personal hygiene … the personal things they don’t get when they come from dysfunctional homes,” Paladino said. Then he’ll train prison guards to become counselors, now isn’t that special! Perhaps they’d become well trained “counselors” by taking an online course?

If you listed to Carl Paladino the solution to the so-called welfare problem is to put them in prison to wash them up because that’s why they don’t have jobs, because they stink! Yikes! “You have to teach them basic things – taking care of themselves, physical fitness. In their dysfunctional environment, they never learned these things,” Paladino said in an Associated Press interview.

This is the part in the movie Trading Places where Mr. Paladino would trade in his suits and trappings of wealth and trade places with one of those so-called stank welfare recipients. Take away his Visa and American Express Cards and force him to live with the less-fortunate he’s chosen to demonize.

Then I can invite Mr. Paladino to tea. He’d better wash up first.

August 27,2010