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In two recent stories, The Daily Caller's Matt Boyle reports on FreedomWorks' second annual Taxpayer March on Washington and our fight against the Left's race politics with our latest project called "Diverse Tea".
Unlike Beck’s recent “Restoring Honor” rally in Washington, D.C., the 9/12 March on Washington is a political movement aimed at garnering support for conservative candidates and rallying the conservative voter base nationwide, wrote Boyle.
Some of the well-known speakers include conservative media personalities Erick Erickson and Andrew Breitbart as well as Indiana Republican Congressman Mike Pence, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and former Governor of New Mexico Gary Johnson.
The majority of speakers, however, will be grassroots leaders like Ana Puig, co-chair of Pennsylvania's Kitchen Table Patriots, Diana Reimer, organizer of Philadelphia's Tea Party Patriots, and Tito Munoz of the Conservative Hispanic Coalition.
“The general theme [this year] is ‘We Will Remember in November,’” FreedomWorks president and CEO Matt Kibbe told The Daily Caller. “Last year, it was literally almost an open stage where we invited various Tea Party leaders to come up and speak for a couple of minutes. It made that event special because there wasn’t any ‘rock star’ speakers – there was just people.
One of the main concerns for the Tea Party movement with a rally of this size is infiltration from the Left, who pose as racist Tea Partiers and then publicize these obvious plants as supposed evidence of Tea Party racism, said Brendan Steinhauser, FreedomWorks Director of Federal and State Campaigns.
“They’re just going to try to create propaganda to try to use against us,” said Steinhauser to the Daily Caller. “My only concern about what Think Progress, the NAACP and Media Matters are doing is I just think the left is pretty devious and they’re going to infiltrate our event to hold up signs to make us look bad. Then, they’re going to point to those people as evidence that the Tea Party movement is being racist or bigoted or anything else.”
In fact, The NAACP, Think Progress and Media Matters have launched a new smear campaign called teapartytracker.com designed to do just that. While this latest endeavor represents business as usual for the hacks at Think Progress and Media Matters, the involvement of the NAACP is particularly disappointing:
Kibbe said the NAACP is trying to change the conversation from the “failed policies of the stimulus and they don’t want to talk about unemployment and they sure as heck don’t want to talk about a government takeover of health care.”
The NAACP is just one of the many left-wing organizations that fear the Tea Party, Kibbe explained.
“It’s ironic that the left that so eagerly celebrates the notion of diversity is attacking what I believe to be the most diverse political movement in my lifetime,” Kibbe said. “They [the left] are afraid of the Tea Party and, frankly, they’re afraid of the diversity of the Tea Party. If you actually take the time to get to know the people in the Tea Party movement, you see an amazing amount of diversity – not just different skin colors but people literally from all walks of life that have united around the idea that the government is too big and is spending too much money it doesn’t have.”
To showcase the many backgrounds of the Tea Party movement, FreedomWorks is preparing to launch a new project called "Diverse Tea":
“The idea is to create a platform for African-American Tea Party leaders, Hispanic Tea Party leaders and Jewish Tea Party leaders to get out there and talk about why they’re involved and why these issues matter so much to them,” Kibbe told The Daily Caller.
Reverend C.L. Bryant, a disaffected former NAACP chapter president, will also be releasing a full-length documentary which reveals the NAACP's obsession with liberal politics and abandonment of civil rights called "Runaway Slave".
The film, said Bryant in The Daily Caller, will show viewers how organizations like the NAACP use their clout to keep people under their control. He says he’s a "runaway slave” in modern terms because he isn’t accepting the status quo.
Despite the diversity of the Tea Party movement, the common liberal media refrain after Beck's Restoring Honor rally focused on the "overwhelmingly white crowd" in attendance. Not the uplifting message of the event or the kindness of the attendees, but a liberal obsession with using race to separate people.
Beck's rally marked the 47th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have A Dream Speech", yet the liberal media has seemingly forgotten how King envisioned a world where people wouldn't "be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character".
The Left's hypocrisy would be funny if it wasn't so incredibly pathetic and sad.