How to disarm a Tea Partier with nothing but words.
Thisis what can happen when you engage in a discussion with a member of the TeaParty.
These are my favorite parts:
At 0:05, she starts off by talking about North Carolina's role in the Civil War. Ah, history...
0:57, the interviewer asks her how North Carolina has related to President Obama.
1:55, the woman suggests racism only existed (and ended) 140 years ago.
2:15, find out how the Tea Party will appeal to more than just white men.
3:00, she lays out the Tea Party values (yes, they have values).
3:13, she compares the Tea Party to the Sons of Liberty. Classic.
3:40, a good question: Does the Tea Party acknowledge the civil rights movement?
4:20, she says what "take America back" really means to the Tea Party.
5:24, she lists off her diversity credentials while awkwardly using the word "ethnic."
6:04, she continues to try and explain that diversity is a bad thing.
7:01, surprise, surprise, she dodges a question!
7:45, apparently members of the Tea Party are charitable people... about 30 seconds later she says child services and health care are a scam.
8:20, she gets confused but still just proceeds to blame the Democrats for all that is wrong in the world.
9:08, watch how she responds to the idea that Republicans are exploiting people's old beliefs.
Lastly at 10:09, you can finally figure out what the Tea Party is, in a nutshell.