Named after the first person to die in the Revolutionary War, the Crispus Attucks Tea Party was founded on Tuesday, January 18th, 2011, at “This Is It” soul food restaurant in the heart of Houston, Texas’s 18th district. (Read the interesting original court documents about the “Boston Massacre,” including a dramatic description of Attucks’s slaying, here.)
The 18th district is represented by Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, and was the focal point of rampant ACORN-style vote fraud and widespread voter intimidation this past November. It is thus fitting that this Tea Party had its inaugural meeting right down the street from Lee’s residence.
With the typical politesse and considerate attitude of conservatives — always left unreported by the press — Rep. Lee was extended an invitation to the event. And with typical leftist rudeness, Lee snubbed it. Wonder why? These are her constituents, after all. Aren’t they?
The local Fox News channel reporting on the event hastened to observe that many attendees at this founding meeting were white. Simply unbelievable. Is it not even possible to attend an event in support of this exciting new group without the information being somehow skewed by the media to suggest that it wasn’t “authentic” because white people were there?
One blogger put up a hilarious parody of liberal hypocrisy, observing that if they could get away with it, liberals would report the event as: White Tea Party Racists Attend Black Tea Party.
Well, never mind. The times they are a changin’! Yes they are, and the media is getting the message, whether they want to hear it or not: We are not going away.
Businessman and Examiner.com columnist Jim Simpson is a former White House staff economist and budget analyst. His writings have been published in Big Government.com, American Thinker, Washington Times, WorldNetDaily, FrontPage Magazine, Soldier of Fortune and others. His blog is Truth & Consequences.