Don't freak. It's just the R-word.

When you mention the R-word, some folks on our side (Republicans/conservatives) feel uncomfortable.  I guess that in their minds, it feeds into the left branding the Tea Party as ignorant racists clinging to their God and guns, as President Obama described us.  But I have long since stopped caring about what the characterless media and liberals think of me. Candidly, when I first appeared on national TV, I was a bit nervous.  Oh, the humiliation of coming across like an idiot.  I was selected to be on a major cable news program as a spokesperson for Tea Party Express.  My goal was to set the record straight about the Tea Party. But when the host began her interview proclaiming that the Tea Party is racist, no ifs, ands, or buts about it, I realized that the truth would be irrelevant there.  This woman knew nothing about the Tea Party; she hadn't attended even a single rally. I am a black man who has been warmly embraced by fellow patriots at over 400...(Read Full Article)