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Newspaper Columnist Says Most Townhall Protesters Are Racist

by @ 6:34 pm on August 8, 2009. Filed under Health Care Reform, Politics

Atlanta Journal-Constitution Columnist Cynthia Tucker had the following to say on Hardball yesterday:

CHRIS MATTHEWS: Put 100 of these people in a room. Strap them into gurneys. Inject them with sodium pentathol. How many of them would say “I don’t like the idea of having a black president”? What percentage?

CYNTHIA TUCKER: Oh, I’m just guessing. This is just off the cuff. I think 45 to 65% of the people who appear at these groups are people who will never be comfortable with the idea of a black president.

Here’s the video:

And you can watch the full segment here.

This is what passes for debate in America today.

7 Responses to “Newspaper Columnist Says Most Townhall Protesters Are Racist”

  1. BostonCharlie says:

    Ms. Tucker is far too generous. I’d guess the racist faction of the teabaggers is more like 95%. After all, they come from the same social millieu (petit-bourgeois, fundamentalist) that fed the KKK in the ’20s. Same kind of people, same motivations.

  2. Just because people oppose Barack Obama and his agenda and don’t believe that more government is the answer to our problems that doesn’t mean they do so because of his race.

    You have no evidence for your numbers.

  3. Pug says:

    True, she has no evidence and she didn’t claim she did. She was asked the question and she stated she was “just guessing”. She didn’t bring it up, Chris Matthews did.

  4. James Young says:

    Cynthia Tucker is a race-baiter of unusually long-standing.

    It’s one reason why her “journal” is frequently referred to as the “Urinal-Constipation.”

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