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  1. 11 Aug '11 17:36
    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/rick-santelli-blasts-cnbc-guest-for-calling-tea-partiers-freaked-out-white-men-who-are-unemployed/

    Someone on MSNBC called the Tea Party a bunch of angry and unemployed white men. What say you? Is this a stereotype or reality?
  2. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    11 Aug '11 17:42
    Originally posted by whodey
    Someone on MSNBC called the Tea Party a bunch of angry and unemployed white men. What say you? Is this a stereotype or reality?
    Sorry. Didn't look at your link. But we should, I think - in principle - support the right of whoever it was, to say whatever he said, about whomsoever he said it, whenever he said it, why he said it, wherever he said it.
  3. 11 Aug '11 17:42
    Originally posted by whodey
    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/rick-santelli-blasts-cnbc-guest-for-calling-tea-partiers-freaked-out-white-men-who-are-unemployed/

    Someone on MSNBC called the Tea Party a bunch of angry and unemployed white men. What say you? Is this a stereotype or reality?
    How about some data? Opinions of this sort are kind of meaningless either way without it.
  4. Standard member telerion
    True X X Xian
    11 Aug '11 21:41
    Haven't seen too many happy, employed black women in those crazy demonstrations.
  5. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    11 Aug '11 21:45
    Originally posted by whodey
    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/rick-santelli-blasts-cnbc-guest-for-calling-tea-partiers-freaked-out-white-men-who-are-unemployed/

    Someone on MSNBC called the Tea Party a bunch of angry and unemployed white men. What say you? Is this a stereotype or reality?
    Stereotype. Next question.
  6. Standard member wittywonka
    Chocolate Expert
    11 Aug '11 21:49
    Originally posted by whodey
    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/rick-santelli-blasts-cnbc-guest-for-calling-tea-partiers-freaked-out-white-men-who-are-unemployed/

    Someone on MSNBC called the Tea Party a bunch of angry and unemployed white men. What say you? Is this a stereotype or reality?
    I don't know about unemployment.

    As for other demographics, this survey suggests that TEA Party-supporters are similar to the U.S. population at large in most ways except for race, where there is probably a statistically significant difference.

    http://www.gallup.com/poll/127181/tea-partiers-fairly-mainstream-demographics.aspx

    Percent of non-Hispanic whites in the U.S. population at large: 75
    Percent of non-Hispanic whites who support the Tea-Party movement: 79
    Percent of non-Hispanic blacks in the U.S. population at large: 11
    Percent of non-Hispanic blacks who support the Tea-Party movement: 6
  7. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    11 Aug '11 21:51
    Oh no. First it was Hispanic (not white) and now it's non-Hispanic whites.

    Poor white Spaniards. Nobody loves them.
  8. Standard member wittywonka
    Chocolate Expert
    11 Aug '11 21:53
    Interesting how politicians' shaping the debate in Washington can also dictate the pace of public discourse throughout the country.

    A NY Times article from last year states:

    "Their responses are like the general public’s in many ways. Most describe the amount they paid in taxes this year as “fair.” Most send their children to public schools. A plurality do not think Sarah Palin is qualified to be president, and, despite their push for smaller government, they think that Social Security and Medicare are worth the cost to taxpayers."

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/15/us/politics/15poll.html

    Oh, how I'd love to see a repeat poll taken today asing those same questions on taxes and entitlements.
  9. Standard member wittywonka
    Chocolate Expert
    11 Aug '11 22:00
    Wiki sites sources suggesting Tea-Party supporters are probably 3:2 male:female, which would also probably be statistically significantly different than the population at large.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tea_Party_movement#Membership_and_demographics

    It also goes on to suggest that TEA Party supporters are probably in fact more educated and financially richer than the average person in the population.

    Of course, these are all generalizations, and just because potentially statistically significant differences may exist doesn't mean they're all "angry white men," but potentially just more likely to be so.
  10. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    11 Aug '11 22:11
    Originally posted by wittywonka
    I don't know about unemployment.

    As for other demographics, this survey suggests that TEA Party-supporters are similar to the U.S. population at large in most ways except for race, where there is probably a statistically significant difference.

    http://www.gallup.com/poll/127181/tea-partiers-fairly-mainstream-demographics.aspx

    Percen ...[text shortened]... . population at large: 11
    Percent of non-Hispanic blacks who support the Tea-Party movement: 6
    How do they compare to the demographics of all Republicans?
  11. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    11 Aug '11 22:14
    Originally posted by wittywonka
    Of course, these are all generalizations, and just because potentially statistically significant differences may exist doesn't mean they're all "angry white men," but potentially just more likely to be so.
    Whether stereotypes have a statistical justification or not, they are nonetheless stereotypes.
  12. Standard member wittywonka
    Chocolate Expert
    11 Aug '11 22:15
    Originally posted by Palynka
    Whether stereotypes have a statistical justification or not, they are nonetheless stereotypes.
    I agree.
  13. 12 Aug '11 02:01
    Originally posted by whodey
    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/rick-santelli-blasts-cnbc-guest-for-calling-tea-partiers-freaked-out-white-men-who-are-unemployed/

    Someone on MSNBC called the Tea Party a bunch of angry and unemployed white men. What say you? Is this a stereotype or reality?
    Yes a stereotype. How dare they call those ignorant, paranoid toothless freaks angry!

    Forget that I wear dentures.
  14. 13 Aug '11 11:17 / 2 edits
    The tea party is just middle America. They are regular Americans who are starting to wake up and trying to take the country back. I don't really see a substantive difference between the tea party and the general population.

    There probably are a lot that are unemployed....thanks to Obama. But that's true of everyone in the country.
  15. 13 Aug '11 12:51
    Is Tea Party group of angry white men?

    Ignoring the absurdity of the question, so what if they were?

    La Raza's a bunch of angry Hispanics (I'm assuming some white, some non-white)

    The NAALCP is a bunch of angry blacks.



    btw, when asked on BSNBC, it's "white" that's the pejorative in that question, not "angry".