I don’t mean to single her out, but she’s the most prominent ‘tea bagger’ Republican from west of the Mississippi who gained any national prominence….J.D. Hayworth tried as hard as he might, notwithstanding. The tea baggers of Arizona are over the top in insanity. They are, after Donald Rumsfeld and his cronies at the Pentagon during the Bush Administration, the worse America has to offer humanity. Tea bagger members are steeped in racism and xenophobia, and Arizona has turned out to be the perfect breeding ground for them. What else can account for this headline?
A local Arizona Republican Party official resigned from his post after Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot out of concern for his and his family’s safety.
Anthony Miller, a GOP district chairman and former campaign aide to Sen. John McCain, told The Arizona Republic: I don’t want to take a bullet for anyone.”
Miller, the first African American to hold the post, was recently re-elected to a one-year term as chairman of the Legislative District 20 Republicans.
He told the newspaper that verbal abuse after his election and Internet postings by Tea Party supporters had him concerned for his safety.
Now before you go off calling me crazy…….here’s what else is said about Anthony
One critic referred to him derogatorily as “McCain’s boy,” Miller said. Other language was even less ambiguous. At an event in Lake Havasu City, Ariz., Miller said someone called out, “There’s Anthony, get a rope.”
This guy is a Republican, worked for a Republican and has earned his Republican bonafides but that’s still not good enough for tea bagger/partiers? I guess bleaching cream and the straightening comb are the only things left that Miller could do to gain acceptance. We are in such denial…… even people who worked with Miller asked the question, ‘I’ve never understood why they had this hatred for him….’ when the answer is as clear as the skin color on Anthony Miller’s body. Wake up America.
Angle was able to escape the scathing rhetoric of the racists in her party by acting as fringe in her statements as they…but how will Allen West, the black Republican from Florida who used violence drenched metaphors and employed people to do the same, fare? The Republican party is being pulled increasingly towards a fringe that leads towards civil war. I admire Miller for his service to his country and his dignity, even though I think his Party is ruined, and I wish him well, but when you hear the word Republican Party, run. Your life might depend on it.
- Sharron Angle Defends Her Political Rhetoric (blogs.wsj.com)
- Tea Party Activists BEGGED Sharron Angle Not To Campaign With John McCain: Report (huffingtonpost.com)
- Second Amendment remedies (dailykos.com)