In hour two, Boston Herald business reporter Jay Fitzgerald and I discussed the Tea party coming to town this week. We began by speculating who would, and would not show up. Jay and I agreed that it was unlikely that Charlie Baker, for example, would be there. According to the people's paper, The Herald, Scott Brown will not be there either.
The discussion to a turn when the inevitable issue of race and the Tea party's came up. Jay said he believed there was an element of racism in the Tea Parties. I countered that whatever that element was, it was no more, and probably less, than it would be in any gathering of a few thousand citizens.
My personal opinion is that the Democrats are deliberately trying to stoke racial tension as part of a political strategy. It is despicable and shameful. The callers, tired of being labeled racists, went after Jay pretty good. Jay noted on Hub Blog this morning,
"I was called a “moonbat” last night on Kevin’s show for daring to suggest tha