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April 18, 2011

Race-y Pictures

With the ongoing budget skirmishes bringing the Tea Party into the limelight again, I was interested in this photo from a rally last Thursday in San Francisco. I’m wondering if this guy was that bad at laying out the sign, or if he didn’t actually telegraph one of the primary underlying fears/motivators behind the movement, and who exactly he thought were the main beneficiaries of the bureauc-racy.

(photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images. caption: An activist holds a sign during a tax day Tea Party rally on April 15, 2011 in San Francisco, California. Tea Party activists staged tax day rallies across the nation.)

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