Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Sowell: Race Card Fraud against Tea Party

Thomas Sowell writes about the attacks on the Tea Party movement and illustrates it with the attacks on Judge Charles Pickering's confirmation.
Credit card fraud is a serious problem. But race card fraud is an even bigger problem.

Playing the race card takes many forms. Judge Charles Pickering, a federal judge in Mississippi who defended the civil rights of blacks for years and defied the Ku Klux Klan back when that was dangerous, was depicted as a racist when he was nominated for a federal appellate judgeship.

No one even mistakenly thought he was a racist. The point was simply to discredit him for political reasons-- and it worked.

This year's target is the tea party movement.
You can read Sowell's full column here: Race Card Fraud