Not shocked

USAToday has run a “Tea Party” story notable mostly for hewing to the MSM narrative, at the expense of more um… “nuanced” reporting.  For example:

They [tea party supporters] are overwhelmingly white and Anglo, although a scattering of Hispanics, Asian Americans and African Americans combine to make up almost one-fourth of their ranks.

…77% are non-Hispanic whites.

It would be nice if more non-non-Hispanics and non-whites could appreciate their own long term interests, but 23% is about 23 times the minority tea party support the MSM has been implying.

When you consider that 90% of Blacks and 70% of Hispanics vote Democrat in lockstep and describe themselves as Liberal you should recognize that “a scattering” is better defined by those Hispanics and Blacks who vote other than Democrat. When you combine the constant, if false, charges of racism against the tea parties, the issue of illegal immigration, the desire to protect race-based preferences and nearly a century’s promotion of dependence on the general government, it’s amazing there are any Blacks or Hispanics who identify with the tea partiers.

So, it should be shocking to the MSM that, according to the Census Bureau, the percentage of “white persons not Hispanic” who support the tea party concept is but 11% higher than that of the general population.

The headline could have been, “Shocked, shocked!  Tea Party only 77% racist.”