The Pink Flamingo does not like the Tea Parties. I think they are short-sighted, foolish (as in lacking wisdom), arrogant, selfish, and refuse to allow opinions other than their own. I DO NOT think all Tea Party “patriots” are racists. BUT – I do think that there are nasty individuals who are part of the movement, and who are making mischief.
There are rumors that the Tea Parties and the CofCC have merged. I cannot confirm this. If so, then anyone who is decent should immediately denounce the entire Tea Party movement. Once again, I cannot confirm this rumor. I have found plenty of evidence that the CofCC and Stormfront are actively participating in the Tea Party movement. I am also finding evidence that certain Tea Party groups are quickly denouncing them. This is NOT happening in South Carolina, where one Roan Garcia-Quintana is active in both the GOP and the Tea Parties. I am finding evidence that he is a major mover and shaker in the whole SC Tea Party world. I also have evidence below that he is associated with the CofCC, Stormfront, and at least one notorious Neo-Nazi organizer.
If this is true, then the various Tea Parties in South Carolina had best do a little soul searching, rather quickly.
From the SPLC:
“...Take, for example, the Council of Conservative Citizens (CCC). The descendant of the pro-segregation Citizens Councils of the 1950s, the CCC is a proudly racist organization. Its literature and website on occasion still display its original motto: “States Rights. Racial Integrity.” Its newspaper and website trade loudly in crude racist tropes, inveigh against interracial marriage and immigration, and make common cause with far-right, virulently anti-immigrant political parties around the world.
Because the group is so blatantly racist, it is hard to imagine any movement that claims mainstream credibility—one representing the concerns of “everyday Americans”—having any tolerance for the CCC. One would expect such a respectable movement to chase the CCC out of its events. Its message of hate is, after all, at odds with the Tea Party’s professed inclusive message of deficit reduction and smaller government.
And yet, at a Tea Party attended by this reporter last January in Inverness, Fla., the CCC set up a prominent information booth from which it handed out literature for more than three hours. At no point did a single attendee of the rally, which featured a line-up of state-level GOP candidates and politicians, challenge the presence or ideology of the CCC. The following day, the organization had good reason to be pleased with its reception and deemed the event a success. According to the CCC blog, the organization’s representatives “passed out 2 boxes of THE CITIZENS INFORMER newspaper, and 250 Council business cards.” No arguments ensued.
The Inverness event was not the first time a Florida chapter of the CCC had worked a Tea Party event and later boasted of its easy reception. “[Council] receives warm welcome in Crystal River, Florida,” declared the CCC site following its presence at a Tea Party on Sept. 12, 2009. “Council members distributed 3 boxes of The Citizens Informer and applications,” the site explained without mentioning any conflict or opposition from the gathered.
Tolerating the presence of the Council of Conservative Citizens does not mean that everyone at these events is a racist. But the lack of opposition to the presence of CCC recruiters suggests that the NAACP is correct: the Tea Parties are, at best, far too tolerant of extremist groups in their midst. At worst, there is an unspoken ideological affinity. Whatever the case, the presence of the CCC highlights how explicitly racist hate groups like the CCC seek to exploit the Tea Party movement to expand their own white nationalist movement….”
What about the link between the SC Tea Parties, the CofCC, and a certain Roan Garcia-Quintana? First, he is one of the leading Lindsey Graham haters in the state. But, there is no hate or racism in the Tea Parties.
Do you know who the CofCC is?
Please, follow the bouncing Swastika. These people are hosting James Edwards of the Political Cesspool. Roan Garcia-Quintana, who is a big tea party organizer is hand in glove with the CofCC. He is also a big time tea drinker
“…Roan Garcia-Quintana (Americans Have Had Enough!), one of the coalition leaders who had participated in the negotiations on the Sunday proceeding the planned protest at the Monday Feb 1 meeting of the Greenville GOP Exec Comm Meeting…”
He has tried to hide his ties with the CofCC:
The acknowledged leader of Americans Have Had Enough, and the SC/NC tea parties was on the political cesspool with Gordon Baum.
Why would anyone in Republican Party in SC even consider working with someone who was part of the White Supremacist CofCC?
Why is someone who is running for the GOP in South Carolina, who detests Lindsey, is quoted by tea parties being hailed by Stormfront?
No racists in the tea parties?
Even The Pink Flamingo did not know where this was going. Scroll down to the bottom of the following screen shot.
“…South Carolina: Confederate Flag Rally
Posted on June 28, 2010 by Hunter Wallace
Yesterday, OD attended a Confederate Flag Rally in Columbia, SC. It was a six hour drive, but we found the time and the resources to travel to South Carolina to support a worthy cause. We shot almost an hour worth … Continue reading →
Posted in Activism, History, Race Relations, Southern Nationalism, White Nationalism, Whiteness | Tagged Activism, CofCC, Confederacy, Confederate Flag, Heritage, History, Kirk Lyons, Kyle Rogers, White Nationalism, William Carter | 29 Comments...”
Hunter Wallace, who met with one of the SC Tea Party Leaders – and someone who is an anti-Lindsey ring-leader – just the other day – was kicked out of the St. Louis Tea Party rally in April. Why isn’t SC doing the same? Why is Roan Garcia-Quintana meeting with him? Why then, does the GOP in SC, allow Roan Garcia-Quintana to denigrate Lindsey? This man associates with KNOWN neo-Nazi?
This leads to a question: Are the SC Tea Party types, who associate with Roan Garcia-Quintana knowingly associating with white supremacists? Is that what the Tea Parties in SC are. There is evidence that some tea party groups are attempting to eject the CofCC. Why is that not happening in SC?
From 2009 – A Stormfront connection?