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The Desperate Effort to Smear Tea Parties as Racist

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Posted on March 23 2010 1:30 pm
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by Ann Althouse

Matt Welch examined this (newly revived) question last December:

It started in early August, as members of Congress began facing their unusually restive constituents in a series of town hall meetings. New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, citing not one shred of contemporary sociological evidence, asserted that “the driving force behind the town hall mobs” is “cultural and racial anxiety” on the part of the “angry white voter.” Within a month, that bit of omniscient whitey baiting was perilously close to conventional wisdom….

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