Greg Burdell, a talk radio host from Montgomery Alabama thought about what to compare today's Dick Armey run teabagging revolution to. He wanted to convey the importance of the movement. So, he compared it to the civil rights movement and Rosa Parks.
"If one woman could change the world by refusing to move to the back of the bus, we ought to be able to change it by saying we are not going to let our government throw us under the bus and our children and our grandchildren," he said.
I cannot begin to suggest how incredibly stupid and borderline offensive that statement is. I wonder if there were any African-Americans in the crowd? Just about all the pictures on the Chronicle's photo page look like about as ethnic as a Popehat bloggers dinner. Let's not forget that this "movement" is being funded by PACs and groups that a scant 50 years ago were on the wrong side of the whole Rosa Parks business.
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