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All right so -- is this Tea Party.
The pretty much average Americans one poll shoulder 79%.
Of Tea Party supporters are white compared with 75% of the general population being white.
And 40% are 55 or older compared to 32% of an average Americans so.
I'm not terrorist space aliens.
Joining me now from number on the bird from DC is Fox News political analyst.
Juan Williams he's also the author of muzzle the assault on honest.
Debate so -- let's have some honest debate here.
The tea party for some reason is being called racist at Adam.
And much more frequent rain since Joseph Biden called.
Dealing with the Tea Party like dealing with terrorists for some reason and Maxine Waters Sheila Jackson Lee -- Wilson on -- on.
Why is the stepped up rhetoric against Tea -- -- be the comparison to racism.
Well I think the comparison -- racism is really -- You know I I think that is exactly what the congressman said it is it undermined civil discourse there but the fact is that you know we can get away from the U.
The rhetoric which I think is lament the boat and come to the substance of the issue.
I disagree with you about the Tea Party representing the general.
Demographics of America Tea Party overwhelmingly older white Americans that's where the power the Tea Party comes from.
And much of it came out of the argument over Health Care Reform and their anger at the idea that -- Medicare payments might somehow.
Be impacted because of the credit president Obama's Health Care Reform why do you think the tea party's racist.
Now I've written this in the Wall Street Journal I'm on record as saying the Tea Party concern about government spending.
About high taxes is something that represented.
Sentiments of lots of Americans and people are mistaken.
This somehow try to marginalize the Tea Party and -- they were the ones who would fall into the political -- if they did so but the fact is that after the recent debt ceiling negotiations the tea party's poll numbers -- gone weighed down.
And the reason they've gone -- is because people saw the Tea Party freshman well.
In the congress eight -- should it happen.
And value to our lives and an unwilling to fairly and five I thought it was fairly close I don't think they've gone way down as well they have they're going to look at -- -- that -- -- -- are -- -- -- numbers -- -- they've -- -- -- About a 35%.
Of the population agreeing with the Tea Party to about 31%.
-- and -- down but not.
Weighed down as you point about what -- -- is for sale.
Why do you think.
Jesse Jackson comparing the Tea Party.
To slavery or or wanting to continue slavery do you think Sheila Jackson Lee comparing the Tea Party to the Ku Klux Klan without the hoods.
And Frederica Wilson saying they're the enemy.
Do you think it isn't this racist aren't these comments racist out of these people who claim to fight racism like it.
At every corner.
I said I I thought they were lament that I thought they would they should be condemned I didn't have proven in any way and I think of the -- that it doesn't help.
To have real discussion but I don't think that to get away from that -- look at the substance of what they're saying.
The fact is the Tea Party freshman here Washington we're willing to push the American economy over the -- rather than negotiate with the president.
They said no taxes at all even though is that raise hasn't in my point and he's been always very rich Asia might want or is that just the absolute concern about the American economy from their perspective even if you don't agree -- their perspective is.
What is race had to do that why did you all these that were -- I guess.
Eric your you know what you're right I'm telling you -- right race has nothing to do with it the only.
Our only way I think as you guys and the latest then why -- -- -- -- race one wanted -- that that -- well.
You know what are on the right they -- President Obama is a Muslim President Obama the socialist or Communist so you know.
They built the right uses that kind of rhetoric night of the year when the -- -- -- -- -- -- -- time out.
Socialist Communist isn't racist.
Socialist economy if I even heard that that that the President Obama is a racist though I mean.
That's stop that -- advice socialist I wouldn't Obama a racist by -- -- -- socialist stuff online and I'm not afraid to say.
Right but you know -- ready to study -- a racist I mean I I'm just telling you that kind of stuff get that on the right to where but there has to be basis for that there's no basis for calling Obama I think there is basis for calling him.
Based socialist everything he's done economically has been along the lines of marxism communism socialism.
All -- come on that look Eric is that if that bailing out Wall Street effect putting saving General Motors is that communism.
Oh my god yes I don't -- used in other words if it's -- -- -- -- -- job it's -- free market capitalism towards a socialism spread the wealth spread prosperity -- and we know what you know why we -- the -- there you're gonna stay with us.
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