Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder: ‘Vile’ for Wall Street Journal to Call Movement Racist

After the Wall Street Journal ran an editorial implying Tea Partiers were racists for opposing amnesty for illegal immigrants, the leader of a national Tea Party organization blasted the publication for maligning and stereotyping grassroots conservatives.

Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin told Breitbart News, “it’s sad and unfortunate that we’re seeing another rant from another person who is completely disconnected from grassroots conservatives and knows nothing about the Tea Party except what he hears on MSNBC.”

Martin was referring to columnist William Galston, who wrote that the Tea Party was a mob and “offers nothing except nostalgia for a demography that is in retreat and a Constitution that never was.”

The Journal ran its own editorial implying the Tea Party was racist and nativist. But as Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large Joel Pollak argued, the Journal neglected to mention that “its own favored candidate, moderate Mitt Romney,” used the term “self-deportation” while failing to acknowledge that the Tea Party has produced the most prominent Latino politicians in the country — from either party.” Galston also failed to acknowledge that some of the country’s most prominent female governors who are minorities — like South Carolina’s Nikki Haley and New Mexico’s Susanna Martinez — were elected by the Tea Party.


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