AP Quotes Deneen Borelli’s Tea Party Speech

Deneen Borelli’s Tea Party speech begins at 3:30 on this video

An Associated Press story has quoted the Washington DC Tea Party speech of Deneen Borelli, who is a full-time Fellow of the Project 21 black leadership network.

Said the AP:

…Race also became an issue when a black Republican leader denounced African-American politicians that she said had an “affinity” for socialism.

“I’m outraged prominent black politicians use the race card” to cover up their failed policies, said Deneen Borelli of New York…

I have no clue why the AP referred to Deneen as a “Republican leader.” Project 21 is completely non-partisan. I’ve worked with Deneen for years, and I don’t even know if she is a Republican.

Some of my favorite lines from Deneen’s remarks:

…I will not sit silently and allow our critics to say our cause is about race and that we are a bunch of rednecks.

Hey, Janeane Garofalo, my neck isn’t red!

Speaking of race, I am outraged that prominent black politicians are using the race card to deflect attention from their failed policies and leadership. I’m also stunned that black politicians have an affinity for socialism….

…The goal of cap-and-tax is to force Americans to use less energy by making it more expensive. The consequences of higher energy prices will be devastating: it will reduce our disposable income and our standard of living; it will lead to jobs loses when manufacturing jobs move overseas [and] it will reduce economic growth. That’s why cap-and-tax is a ball and chain for all Americans, but especially for low-income households. It’s an energy policy that will enslave all of us…

The complete AP story can be read here.

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