Socialist Jan Schakowsky Pans Tea Parties While Morris Dees Tries to Profit from Them
“The ‘tea parties’ being held today by groups of right-wing activists, and fueled by FOX News Channel, are an effort to mislead the public about the Obama economic plan that cuts taxes for 95 percent of Americans and creates 3.5 million jobs,” said Schakowsky, a card-carrying member of the socialist Congressional Progressive Caucus.
“It’s despicable that right-wing Republicans would attempt to cheapen a significant, honorable moment of American history with a shameful political stunt. Not a single American household or business will be taxed at a higher rate this year. Made to look like a grassroots uprising, this is an Obama bashing party promoted by corporate interests, as well as Republican lobbyists and politicians.”
It’s not 100% clear what “significant, honorable moment of American history,” the congresswoman was referring to.
Of course, not a peep has been heard from Schakowsky about the infamous Department of Homeland Security document that labeled the nation’s returning veterans, conservatives, and libertarians as dangerous potential terrorists.
Meanwhile, the radical left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center, which is headed by Morris Dees, is trying to use the publicity generated by the release of the DHS report to fill its already-bursting coffers. (The SPLC had a balance sheet of $219,551,849 as of Oct. 31, 2007 according to its most recent publicly available tax return, making it one of the wealthiest tax-exempt nonprofit groups in America.)
On April 16, Dees sent out an email fundraising letter warning his gullible liberal donor base of the “mounting threat” posed by right-wing “extremists.” The serial exaggerator makes this amazing claim even though there is not a shred of evidence proving it, a point the DHS report explicitly concedes.