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Lloyd Marcus on Blacks and Youths at CPAC

Lloyd Marcus, the musical star of the Tea Party movement, writes on his experience at CPAC.  Quick quotes:

I performed my “American Tea Party Anthem” and “Twenty Ten: We’re Gonna Vote Them Out” at CPAC as a representative for TeaPartyExpress.org. I was struck and excited by the high number of youths in attendance (over 50% were under 25 years old). With liberal iron-fisted dictatorship regimes ruling most of America’s campuses, how did these kids survive the attempts to indoctrinate them?

It was also exciting to see many fellow black conservatives at CPAC. Interestingly, every black with whom I spoke had an entrepreneurial gleam in his eyes which broadcast, “I’m grateful to be born in America, and I am going for it!” I detected no hint of entitlement or victim mindsets in these blacks. They were truly refreshing.

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Who Will Lead the TEA Party

Mike Church and Larrey Anderson at American Thinker consider the TEA Party movement compared to the original founders, looking for where leaders might come from.

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Hot Air Roundup

Hot Air has been busy covering what the media and others are saying about the Tea Parties.  Here’s a quick roundup:

Valerie Jarrett: Maybe we should try talking to tea partiers in simpler terms

MSNBC tries to link tea parties to Joseph Stack

Tea Partiers circulating “declaration of independence” from GOP

GOP, conservative leaders, tea partiers all planning separate right-wing manifestos

Schwarzenegger claims tea parties will fade when economy improves

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Where are the People of Color?

An interesting, and somewhat humorous, back-and-forth occurred when MSNBC news-and-commentary anchor Keith Olbermann asked the Tea Parties where the blacks, hispanics, etc., were at the tea parties.

The Dallas Tea Party responded with the following video, claiming they had more diversity than the MSNBC lineup and inviting Olbermann to attend their February 27 event at Dallas City Hall to see for himself.

Mediaite offers us the video of Olbermann’s reply.

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ND Tea Partiers and Republicans ‘Take Back Washington’

The blogger at Say Anything helped organize the Take Back Washington event, which was a local effort just over a week ago to bring the Tea Party message to the Republican Party.  Say Anything posts videos and transcripts of various Republican leaders talking about the idea.

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Historical Perspective and an Idea

Walter Russel Mead at the American Interest Online pens (keyboards?) a longish post on the historical place of the Tea Party movement, past populist movements, and a final suggestion.  All well worth reading in full, even if you disagree.

H/t Instapundit.

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Ongoing CPAC Coverage

C-SPAN Day 1

C-SPAN Day 2

PJTV Coverage

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Saturday Silliness: February 20, 2010

Creative Loafing reports that the Atlanta Progressive News has fired senior staff writer Jonathan Springston for insisting that there is an objective reality that can be reported on objectively.  The APN wrote an email regarding the firing:

At a very fundamental, core level, Springston did not share our vision for a news publication with a progressive perspective. He held on to the notion that there was an objective reality that could be reported objectively, despite the fact that that was not our editorial policy at Atlanta Progressive News. It just wasn’t the right fit.

As Frank J. suggests, does this make them the “reality denial based community”?

Generally, on Saturdays I would like to put up pure silly stuff, just for fun, but so often these days the news reads just like parody.

H/t IMAO.

Speaking of which, the blog IMAO is a pretty silly conservative site, in a good way.  Frank J. Fleming, the proprietor over there, also does satire at Pajamas Media.

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First Anniversary of Santelli’s Rant Heard ’round the World

Publius at Big Government reminds us that today is the first anniversary of Rick Santelli’s rant that, for many, was the first rallying cry for the Tea Party.

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Responses to Stack / Tea Party Smears

Hot Air has the best, bringing this into a larger discussion of a common left-wing tactic of blaming fringe violence on conservatives.

Big Journalism’s Greg Gutfeld goes after the Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart.

Further responses will be posted here in updates.

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