As a black proud Tea Party patriot, I am extremely offended by MSNBC TV show host Dylan Ratigan's baseless
accusation that the Tea Party Movement (my white brother and sister
fellow patriots) embraces Nazis and racists. Ratigan's attack
epitomizes the liberal media's commitment to protect Obama and his
radical agenda at all costs. They have a genuine disdain for freedom,
capitalism and We The People. No tactic is too low. Ratigan's rant:
While interviewing (really badgering) Mark Williams of the Tea Party Express, outrageously Ratigan
attempted to portray the bus tour as a far right hate group
supportive of the killing of blacks and Jews. Well then, what the
heck am I doing on the Tea Party Express tour bus? Did I miss the
“People We Hate” memo? Or perhaps, the organizers hid that memo
from me and other blacks on the tour.
Left wing fanatics such as Ratigan have no shame. Incredibly they will throw the innocent Tea Party patriots
under the bus in defense of Obama and his far left radical agenda.
I have traveled across America two times on Tea Party Express tours one and two. It truly angers me to
see the wonderful, hard working, decent and color blind white
patriots whom I have met at the tea parties trashed, called Nazis and
racists simply because they oppose the out of control Obama
Ironically, the true character of the tea parties is the opposite of the media's portrayal of them. In
Texas, a white cowboy at a tea party approached me pushing a stroller
with two black babies he and his wife who is also white recently
adopted from Africa. The cowboy said they asked God to give them
babies who needed their love the most. The excited dad proudly
proclaimed, “Next week they will become U.S. citizens”.
I can't remember the state where the tea party was held, but I was surrounded by an extremely excited
white family of two parents and 15 kids (all home schooled). They
were fans of my articles and music. We took several pictures and
chatted about values. It was a wonderful exchange.
At another tea party at a rodeo arena, again I can not recall the state, a big man well over six feet
wearing a big straw hat and a ZZ Top style beard gave me a bear hug
with his vice grip huge arms. Relieved that he liked me, the gentle
giant conveyed his gratitude for all I was doing for our country. He
pulled up one leg of his bib jeans to reveal his wooden leg. He said,
“If Obama care passes, I may have to carve my next new leg”. I
really appreciate what you are doing brother”.
During my travels on the Tea Party Express tours, I was showered with affection, given sentimental gifts
and homemade brownies from the folks reported as racist by the
liberal media. In Nevada, a small business owner offered me free dry
cleaning for life. While I appreciated her extremely generous and
sincere offer, shipping my laundry from my home in Florida could be a
At a number of tea parties across America, I saw signs which read, “Lloyd Marcus for President!”
But how could this be? Jeannine Garafolo said the tea party movement
is really about white racists not wanting a black president.
When our tour bus door opened in Memphis, TN, we were greeted by a white woman with a huge tray of
bar-b-que spare ribs. She also brought baked beans and cornbread
which she had prepared especially for us, an interracial team of
performers and speakers. Is this the behavior of members of an angry
racist mob? By the way, her spare ribs were outstanding. A close
second to my mom's.
The greatest proof the tea parties are not racist gatherings is the overwhelmingly positive and enthusiastic
response to my signature opening comment. “Hello my fellow
patriots. I am NOT an African American! I am Lloyd Marcus, AMERICAN!”
The crowds go wild with cheers and even some tears. These patriots
flock to me expressing great gratitude for my stand not to be
hyphenated. Countless times I have heard, “Hyphenating divides
us. We wish to be Americans”.
So there you have it Mr. Ratigan. Do these people sound like an angry racist hate filled mob supportive
of the killing of blacks and Jews? I submit that you know they are
You sir are an evil man willing to demean the character of millions of true patriots to prop up your
American idol, Barack Hussein Obama. Accusations of the tea parties
being racist are absurd. And yet, the liberal media is relentless in
their attempts to sell their shameful lie. Liberals such as Ratigan
could care less about the devastating effect fueling the flames of
racial hatred is having on American race relations.
Folks, I take the liberal media's accusation of racism against my fellow patriots who are white
extremely personal. We patriots share a kinship through our love for
our country. We are family. And you don't allow people to dis your
March 27th in Searchlight, NV we launch Tea Party Express Tour III. For me, the rallies are
family reunions. I can't wait to see you.
Lloyd Marcus, (black) Unhyphenated American, singer/songwriter, entertainer, author, artist, and Tea Party patriot