Yesterday I wrote that the driving force behind the Tea Party movement was racism. Today Bob Herbert, writing in The New York Times, said the same thing and called the Republican Party to task for supporting that racism:
"It is 2010, which means it way past time for decent Americans to rise up against this kind of garbage, to fight it aggressively wherever it appears. And it is time for every American of good will to hold the Republican Party accountable for its role in tolerating, shielding and encouraging foul, mean-spirited and bigoted behavior in its ranks and among its strongest supporters."
You can read his entire column here.