Racism In The Tea Party Revealed By Michael Berry
A few days ago, there was a great upraor in the conservative press about how an elected official, Congressman Andre Carson, had commented that the tea party would love to see black people hanging from trees. Reacting to this comment, Michael Berry, local commentator, and ex-city councilman, said that there were some black people that he cared very deeply for. He asserted that if the tea party made any move to hang black people he would be the first in line to try to stop them. He reminded his listeners that “there are too many good black people” for any organization to base themselves on racism. An utterance a few lines later was telling. He said something along the lines of “sure there are some welfare queens and drug dealers I could do without, but there are some good blacks too.”
I thought for a split second that he might catch or correct himself, but no he just kept on going, as if he did blacks a favor. Berry, who repeatedly mocks black speech inflections and Spanish-language accents, probably did not even realize that he had given away the image that he holds of black people. That it was appropriate to mention that he could do without drug dealers and welfare queens, while at the same time discussing the efficacy of hanging of black people really just shows how delusional these people are.
A few months before that, he proudly said that he was so happy to see budget cuts in education because he frankly did not want to pay to educate poor Mexican kids. He also said that immigration activists (or as he calls them illegal coddlers, and generally people like me) should be hit in the nose because that generates a tear response. (The comment was promptly scrubbed from the archived podcast, frustrating any complaints to the FCC regarding the incitement of violence.)
Today, he said that black people (yes all of them) are not politically mature enough to undersand that Obama can be criticized. Nevermind the harsh rebukes of Obama by Cornel West and Tavis Smiley.
Berry likes to posture himself as a brave commentator who won’t be bound by political correctness, but he is really just a small, ignorant redneck who learned to read and brush his teeth and probably a little ‘rithmetic…a little. No titles, radio programs or ratings will ever change that.
A few months ago, when he sent his “Berry Brigade” to confront us at a press conference, three grandmothers showed. So he’s impotent as well.