It goes against my natural colorblind instincts to even mention this, but since lefty luminaries such as Keith Olbermann (aka “Keef Overbite” aka “Bathtub Boy”, aka “Countdown to no ratings”) seem to think it’s important to ask this question of the tea partiers, I feel duty-bound to ask - where are the black faces at the coffee parties?
COFFEE PARTY USA; WINSTON-SALEM, NC MARCH 13, 2010 (The bald dude in the front with the brown shirt objected to my posting this photo, so you have to click this link to see it).
Coffee Party pics – Lincoln, NE 3/13/10
Charlotte, NC Coffee Party 3/13/10
Boise, ID – 3/13/10 Coffee Party
I’ve been perusing the Coffee Party USA (Yep, CPUSA) Flickr pages, (via Pirate’s Cove) showing off the massive Coffee Party movement sweeping the nation, (ahem), and I’m not seeing a whole a lot of darker complexions – a few here and there, sure - like you would see at a tea party.
Now, Olby could cherry pick the Coffee party pix that have one or two “black faces” to highlight the wonderful diversity. But the truth is, I could do the same thing with tea party pix. The fact of the matter is, the tea party movement is made up of mostly whites, which is not surprising because political conservatives tend to be white.
Guess what? So do liberal elites.