Tuesday, October 26, 2010

It’s Out There

The Tea Party Nation doesn’t hold back.

This weekend, Tea Party Nation (TPN) sent an email in support of Lynne Torgerson, who is running against Rep. Keith Ellison in Minnesota. In the email, TPN lists the reasons Ellison should be “retired.” Among them: “He is the only Muslim member of congress.”

I suppose you can look at this in a way that it’s refreshing to have such blatant bigotry right out there in the open. No more wink, wink, nudge, nudge, huh? And my guess is that the Tea Party Nation has every confidence that this kind of thing will work.

Oh, by the way, Mr. Ellison isn’t the only Muslim in Congress. Meet Rep. André Carson, Democrat from Indiana’s 7th District.