- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 24, 2010

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Although cameras were everywhere during the Tea Party rally in Washington at Saturday’s march, it is quite revealing that the racial slurs and the supposed spitting on a congressman were never substantiated (“The race card canard,” Comments & Analysis, Tuesday). However, after hearing the accusations, my first thought was, “Who is this person who allegedly spat on a black congressman? For all we know, this person could have been a plant because he was never arrested or questioned. Why didn’t the congressman want to press charges? Perhaps he didn’t want to expose just who this person was as it might have proved embarrassing for himself and the Democratic Party. Could it be the incident never happened?

Fox News reported, ” ‘Never did I hear any type of racial slur,’ said William Owens, a black Tea Party activist from Nevada who joined in the protests [in] D.C. Saturday.” Fox News continued: “Now here’s where those accounts are called into question: Though the claims of racist epithets against Lewis and other congressmen drew a lot of media attention, witnesses say they never heard such language, and YouTube videos have surfaced that show protesters booing and shouting ‘Kill the Bill’ but not shouting the N-word.”

Tactics such as these have been seen repeatedly over the years. A case in point is when a liberal candidate at the University of Florida during the Vietnam War ran for Student Senate and was found tearing down his own campaign poster, then holding a press conference to accuse his opponent of destroying his posters.

Democrats themselves have stated that they would do whatever it takes to get Obamacare passed. If President Obama and his Pelosi-mafia team would resort to threats, corruption and bribes against their own, is it so unreasonable to believe that the false charges as stated were intended to discredit the thousands at the Tea Party?

STELLA L. JATRAS

Camp Hill, Pa.

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