Posted by: Boston Bravery | April 27, 2010

Tea Parties Support Big Government

More hypocrisy from the TPM.  They say they are against big government but they are actively supporting Arizona’s new immigration law.  Which is the biggest most restrictive law on immigration enacted to date.  Their reasoning, “In Mexico, You Must Be Legal… Why not here?”

Actually the truth is TPM is predisposed to intolerance according to a study by University of Washington political scientist Christopher Parker, “For instance, the Tea Party, the grassroots movement committed to reining in what they perceive as big government, and fiscal irresponsibility, also appear predisposed to intolerance. Approximately 45% of Whites either strongly or somewhat approve of the movement. Of those, only 35% believe Blacks to be hardworking, only 45 % believe Blacks are intelligent, and only 41% think that Blacks are trustworthy.Perceptions of Latinos aren’t much different. While 54% of White Tea Party supporters believe Latinos to be hardworking, only 44% think them intelligent, and even fewer, 42% of Tea Party supporters believe Latinos to be trustworthy. When it comes to gays and lesbians, White Tea Party supporters also hold negative attitudes. Only 36% think gay and lesbian couples should be allowed to adopt children, and just 17% are in favor of same-sex marriage.”

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