RUSH: With a few exceptions, have you noticed the contempt for all of these tea party people all over the country today? You know, whenever the anti-capitalist, anti-growth people, the anarchists get out there and protest or whenever unions protests or gay activist protests or civil rights, oh, they’re great citizens, we must listen to them, we must understand what it is about them that has them outraged, they’re minorities. But for the tea party there is veritable contempt for them as people and as for an organization. That means, ladies and gentlemen, that the State-Controlled Media commentariate and the Democrat Party are scared. They’ve got the State-Controlled Media running around doing polls to find out who are these people, who are these Americans, who they think they are? The New York Times has done a great job of uncovering the mysteries behind the tea party people.
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Before we get to that, do you realize practically all of Western Europe is shut down in terms of airports because of a giant cloud of volcanic ash? A glacier in Iceland opened up and a volcano, the plume of ash, thousands and thousands and thousands of feet tall, visibility problems, if the ash gets in an engine — jet engines are like giant vacuum cleaners, I heard one educated Drive-By guy today say, ‘You know what? The engine could fail. And then the airplane could go down.’ As though there were two separate things. I watch this and I marvel at this because here you have the earth is burping, the earth is belching and there is more pollution being thrown into the sky over Western Europe today than all of the pollution emitted by every automobile owned, operated, and driven since they were invented. You could say the same thing about Mt. Pinatubo over in the Philippines when it erupted, but I can’t recall a volcano that shut down thousands of flights for 24 hours.
If you’re trying to get to Western Europe today, you can’t make it and if you’re over there trying to get outta there today, you’re stuck, particularly Scandinavia, Norway, Great Britain, Ireland, France, all the airports, not just the big commercial airports, they’re all shut down here. Smoke and steam, ash clouds from Iceland’s spewing volcano disrupted air traffic across northern Europe on Thursday — Western Europe as well, too — as authorities closed British and Nordic airspace, shut down Europe’s busiest airport at Heathrow and canceled now thousands of flights. And we didn’t do it, folks, we’re sitting here minding our own business. How long before man-made global warming will be blamed for this? Because it’s Iceland and the ice is melting, and, oh, no, maybe we did cause this? It’s gonna cool things down, too. You know, the earth is suicidal. The earth does not apparently like what’s going on here. How long before Hugo Chavez blames the United States for this and then how long before Barack Obama agrees with Chavez.
All right, New York Times, Kate Zernike, Megan Thee-Brenan: ‘Poll Finds Tea Party Backers Wealthier and More Educated — Tea Party supporters are wealthier and more well-educated than the general public,’ and they are held in great contempt, of course, by the political class ‘and are no more or less afraid of falling into a lower socioeconomic class, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll. The 18 percent of Americans who identify themselves as Tea Party supporters tend to be Republican, white, male, married and older than 45.’ Does anybody doubt that there might have been a prejudice going into this poll because those results fit exactly what the State-Controlled Media and the regime think of the tea party people? White, Southern hicks who have some education and they’re over 45. ‘They hold more conservative views on a range of issues than Republicans generally. They are also more likely to describe themselves as ‘very conservative’ and President Obama as ‘very liberal.’ And while most Republicans say they are ‘dissatisfied’ with Washington, Tea Party supporters are more likely to classify themselves as ‘angry.”
Okay, so let’s stop there and review. The tea party supporters are rich, they are white, except there was a black tea party guy, and he held up a sign. Look, look, it’s a black tea partier. He was in Boston. So a review. The tea party supporters are rich, they are white, they are male, and they, of course, are angry. Oh. And they are just 18% of the general population so they can be categorized now as fringe, the fringe of the lunatic fringe. Well, that’s what CBS and the New York Times poll will allow the rest of the Drive-Bys to say. Of course, Rasmussen has it far greater than that, that they represent 48% of the American — more people identify with the tea party now than identify with Obama in the Rasmussen poll. ‘Their responses are like the general public’s in many ways. Most describe the amount they paid in taxes this year as ‘fair.” Oh, really? Most of the tea party people say the taxes they paid were fair? Why, then, does the tea party name stand for ‘taxed enough already’? That’s what the t-e-a is. Okay, so they’re a bunch of fringe, kook racists, wealthier-than-average people and they’re white, but they think that their tax burden is fair.
Does any of this go together? Who can doubt this poll, folks. We believe this obviously, right? ‘They actually are just as likely as Americans as a whole to have returned their census forms, though some conservative leaders have urged a boycott.’ Who is urging a boycott? Who is urging a boycott of the census? I don’t know of anybody urging a boycott of the census. I don’t know of anybody urging a boycott of the community, whatever it is, survey. ‘Tea Party supporters’ fierce animosity toward Washington, and the president in particular, is rooted in deep pessimism about the direction of the country and the conviction that the policies of the Obama administration –‘ Do you know what’s amazing about this to me is that they had to do a survey to discover this. Anybody with half a brain, anybody able think outside their own box, anybody able to think outside their own narrative should be able to understand why people who are upset with the direction of the country are upset. Nobody likes large deficits; nobody likes irresponsible spending; nobody likes the daily encroachment of freedom; nobody likes this huge expansion of government.
What is it that required these people at the New York Times and CBS to take a poll to figure out who the tea party people are and what it is that upsets them? ‘Tea Party supporters’ fierce animosity toward Washington, and the president in particular, is rooted in deep pessimism about the direction of the country and the conviction that the policies of the Obama administration are disproportionately directed at helping the poor rather than the middle class or the rich.’ That is flat-out BS. These people are worried about every American. They’re worried about every American and every American’s kids. This is typical, ladies and gentlemen. So, in other words, the tea partiers, they oppose social justice, you see. That’s what the code word here is. They oppose social justice, and that is equating things economically for all peoples. The problem with the left and their way of equating people is they don’t raise anybody, they don’t elevate anybody. They take the people at the higher levels of achievement income and they take away from them, and they make everybody equal as in equally miserable. And if you’re opposed to social justice then it naturally follows that you are racist.
People think that the policies of the regime ‘are disproportionately directed at helping the poor rather than the middle class or the rich.’ What the tea party people realize and what the vast majority of the American people realize is that this is a regime that is happy to preside over an America for the first time in her life in decline. These people care about their country, they love their country, and everybody in it. The thing that the New York Times will never understand, Obama will never understand, tea partiers, conservatives, want the best for everybody. We love everybody. We realize who it is that makes this a great nation and who makes this country work, and it ain’t the political class, and it isn’t the academic class. It’s the people toiling away, pursuing excellence, seeking their dreams, trying to do whatever they have to do to be the best they can be. Some are muddling through. Not everybody is pursuing excellence. But the people who care enough to go out and be part of these tea parties and many of these people are doing this for the first time in their lives. They’re not professional organizers, agitators, protesters, they’re not part of a rent-a-mob. They genuinely fear for the future of the country. They know that America is hanging by a thread, and they fear for the country, not just themselves.
‘The overwhelming majority of supporters say Mr. Obama does not share the values most Americans live by and that he does not understand the problems of people like themselves. More than half say the policies of the administration favor the poor, and 25 percent think that the administration favors blacks over whites — compared with 11 percent of the general public.’ Ah, see, so 25% think that there’s a racial bias on the part of the regime and that’s going to make ’em racist. Seventy-five percent do not think it, but 25% gets reported, ‘A-ha, see? See? It’s even larger than in the general population. That means these old, rich white people are racists,’ is what they’re trying to set up here. ‘They are more likely than the general public, and Republicans, to say that too much has been made of the problems facing black people.’ Now, I don’t know of one racial component of any aspect of the tea party, do you? It didn’t start on any level, it’s roots had nothing to do with racism.
So once again we have the template, we have the narrative, we have the prejudice, we have the bias of the CBS, New York Times polling unit to go out and ask these questions. Do you think these tea party people would volunteer any of these answers if they were essay or open-ended? The tea party is not about racism. The tea party, conservatism is not about racism. It’s all about saving America, for everybody. Just to make sure you didn’t miss the earlier evidence that they are racist, the Times spells it out in black and white. Tea partiers are more likely than the general public and Republicans to say that ‘too much has been made of the problems facing black people.’ We don’t know how many infiltrators were polled. We don’t know why or how the Times defines wealthier. We don’t know what the benchmarks are. We don’t know what that means. But we do have this. David ‘Rodham’ Gergen last night on CNN, The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzed, and Blitzed says, ‘You had a chance to go out there in Boston and sort of sample the opinion of what was going on. What did you discover, Mr. Gergen?’
GERGEN: What I found very striking, we hear a lot in the press about how angry the tea party folks are. This actually was a very festive air. It was almost like going to a state fair or something, people were milling around but they were talking in jovial ways. What I also found, Wolf, was at these tea party events, there are not only strong supporters and they’re very intense, they carry a lot of signs — but no racism, by the way, no hints of it — I must tell you that here in one of the most liberal states in the country to have a crowd of 5,000 plus you have to take this into account as something that’s a serious part of our politics.
RUSH: It’s more than 5,000 people, I think, 13 to 16,000. But no racism. But you see the assumption? The assumption is that there is racism. It burns me. All throughout conservatism, racism. And so it’s just assumed and it’s a big shock, big shock. David ‘Rodham’ Gergen points out, thankfully so, that, ‘By the way, no racism, no hints of it. In fact, people are very festive.’ So this poll in the New York Times obviously was massaged until it said what the Times wanted it to say. All of it means, all of it means that they are petrified, because they do understand, they don’t need to take a poll to understand what’s going on, they know full well who the tea party people are and they know full well that they are representative of the vast majority of people who oppose every Obama agenda item. They know full well who we are.
RUSH: By the way, about the tea party. Remember The Politico had a story back on March 26th: ‘Face of the Tea Party is Female … Many of the tea party’s most influential grass-roots and national leaders are women, and a new poll released this week by Quinnipiac University suggests that women might make up a majority of the movement as well. … But tea party organizers and activists say they’ve seen the influence of women firsthand…’ Make up your minds out there. New York Times: Old, rich, white guys, wealthier? Or is The Politico right where it’s dominated by women? I wonder. You know, back on Obamacare Sunday when the House passed the bill there was also an immigration rights protest at the same time. Why didn’t the New York Times go in there and do a survey to find out who those people were? Why don’t we get polls of illegal alien rallies or the Daily Kos rallies or any of these upshot leftist rallies to find out who these people are?
Because they’re not interested in finding out who they are. They are already decent Americans. These, these are people whose outrage is something we should get to know and understand. They are minorities, and that’s why they have justification in anything they do in these protests. I will bet you that the Sulzberger family, which still controls the New York Times, is whiter and I will bet you it’s richer than the tea party ralliers. I’m just guessing. I’m just guessing. But I would bet the Sulzberger family has a lot more wealth and a lot more white people as a percentage than the tea party people do. I will bet the lineup of hosts on MSNBC is whiter and richer than the tea party ralliers. Last time I checked Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid are whiter and richer than the tea party ralliers by far. In both cases, we’re talking multi, multimillionaires — and you know, they are never besmirched, they are never impugned because of their race and their wealth. The New York Times just gave its CEO a massive bonus in the midst of layoffs, firings, and reductions in profit.
RUSH: This is Melissa, Cincinnati, great to have you on the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Hi. I just had a couple comments to make about the polls.
RUSH: Yes, ma’am.
CALLER: They got a couple points wrong. Well, most of them wrong. I am not 40, I’m not male, I’m not wealthy, I’m not white, but I am angry and I am conservative.
RUSH: Wait a minute. You’re not 40 —
RUSH: — and not male.
CALLER: No, thirties.
RUSH: — you’re female?
RUSH: You’re not wealthy.
RUSH: And you’re not white?
CALLER: No. I’m African-American, black, however they want to say it when they do their polls.
RUSH: Really, you’re African-American?
RUSH: And you were out there participating in a tea party?
RUSH: Wow. Did anybody try to infiltrate your tea party?
CALLER: Not that I’m sure of, but I know that —
RUSH: Well, you woulda known if somebody was like holding up a sign that was purely racist or bigoted, you would know it’s an infiltrator.
CALLER: Not that I seen.
CALLER: I haven’t seen any of them.
RUSH: There weren’t any infiltrators in Boston yesterday either.
CALLER: Our event starts around four.
RUSH: Oh, you haven’t had yours yet?
RUSH: Ah. Well, keep a sharp eye.
RUSH: I’m sure your friends that you’re going with, you all are well informed about the attempts to discredit you —
CALLER: I’ll be (unintelligible) so I can see the political process the way it should be.
CALLER: But I’ve had like blood pressure-rising arguments and discussions with friends and family, who will just negate everything the tea party says, ‘Oh, no, they’re just white and they’re just racists.’
RUSH: They are the closed-minded bigots, never forget that.