Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Anderson Cooper, Carville, Gergen + "Tea Party" Leader Mark Williams

Just happened to see this bit on CNN last night, when here I was trying to put some distance between me and my LAST Tea Party EVER!

This clip - not the whole intvw, which I wish I could find - is presented as a full-on route by Anderson, but I don't think that Tea Party fans will agree. Tea Party Mark keeps his composure all the way throughout, whereas James Carville is beside himself and Gergen just seems embarrassed.

More on my DC experience to come, but for now just note the Tea Party's leader's unapologetic, "class"-based idea of the movement.


Dee said...

Williams exposed himself for the RACIST he is!

That is why Carville and Gergen were shocked!

He also called every teabagger who carried a negative Obama sign "no more part of the mainstream of America than the hippies who wear nipple clips and feather boas in San Francisco streets during so-called peace demonstrations."

Do YOU have your BOA on?

evil r + b guy said...

"workin' stiffs," baby. It's all about the workin' stiffs. Williams definitely works from a quasi-Churchill script of "never admit defeat or give up," no matter how much of a hypocrite you are for one moment condemning the teabaggers carrying anti-Obama signs and then the next shamelessly admitting to calling Obama a racist term.

penny said...

Mark Williams is certifiably insane. This Tea Party nonsense is just his excuse to get his fugly mug on TV to spew his hatred for anything that deviates from his very narrow point of view. Interestingly enough, members of his following seem to simultaneously associate the President with all things socialist and fascist?! All they're doing is feeding into the stereotype that people that look and behave as they do are indeed inept and illiterate.