Here's my response to the Arizona Daily Star's "opinion" of the Tucson Tea Party that I emceed last weekend. The Daily Star has a word limit of 150 that I blew apart... I had a lot to say!
My name is James T. Harris. I am black, conservative, and I was the Master of Ceremonies for the Tucson Tea Party last Saturday at Hi Corbett Field. I am also the host of “Sunday Night With James T. Harris” on 104.1 The Truth, Tucson’s News/Talk FM.
Thought you should know that…
On my radio show last Sunday night, I challenged cartoonist David Fitzsimmons of the Arizona Daily Star to an old-fashioned duel for being a fool.
Slap! Slap! “You have impugned my honor, sir!" (There’s a little Southern Democrat lingo for ya, Fritz.)
Mr. Fitzsimmons slammed the Tea Party in Sunday’s edition of the Arizona Daily Star: Tea Party “hot tub time machine?” “No black socialists from Kenya in our White House,” “No homos on TV”?
After emceeing three tea parties in Tucson, each one representing more diversity than the last, the liberal cartoonist at the Arizona Daily Star still insists on projecting his racist, anti-gay narrative on “We The People!” It says more about him then it does about us.
It’s perplexing and frustrating to many, but par for the course for me. This is the way of liberalism -- ignore what is in plain view, project hate to justify one’s own hate.
It’s the media narrative, stupid!
At Hi Corbett Field last Saturday, I stood proudly melting in the Tucson sun...like a big chocolate Hershey’s Kiss. I was sweet, as I emceed a Tea Party whose line-up included (gasp!) a conservative, gun-toting lesbian!
The whole event was an American celebration! The Tea Party is a grassroots movement – a DIVERSE grassroots movement – that is bringing INDIVIDUALS from different faiths, ethnicities and preferences together for a common cause.
It is a patriotic home grown American phenomenon, or in other words, a liberal nightmare... hence Fitzsimmons' addled portrayal.
Draw the truth, cartoonist… or let’s duel at dawn!
Meet me at Hi Corbett Field! I’ll be the conservative who looks like the Kenyan, wearing my black boots and holding a “Don’t Tread on Me” flag.