Libertarian Penn Jillette defended the Tea Party movement on CNN's Larry King Live.
Larry King asked Jillette if he considered himself to be a Tea Partier:
"I, there's a lot I disagree with them on, and I'm not really part of it, but I always think that a distrust of the government is the healthiest thing Americans can have. I think that the country was built, the most American thing you can have is a distrust of leaders. Don't follow leaders, watch your parking meters."Then another guest, comedienne Rachell Harris, accused the Tea Party of being "more about racism."
"Well, that's the magic word. Once you say "racism," the other side loses automatically. And I don't think we have very much evidence that that's what it is. Don't they have to be doing racist things besides you just saying that they're racist?"Continuing:
HARRIS: "No, but they're looking at the number of people that are in, like, the majority of the people that are in the Tea Party."
JILLETTE: "So the race that they are makes them racist by definition?"
Read the full transcript at Newsbusters):
I guess her logic would make all members of the NAACP racist as well as NOW. What a concept Rachel. You are a stunad.
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