David Harmer: Tea Party Extremist (with video link)
Original post made by Zone 7, Downtown, on Sep 1, 2010
The right-wing extremist Tea Party movement doesn't speak for the majority of people in the moderate 11th District (Democrat and Republican registration split evenly). Without question, there are racist elements to the Tea Party movement as shown in this ABC-7 video of a Pleasanton Tea Party rally from July where Tea Party members started making jokes about a Latino driver: Web Link
Perhaps David Harmer should reconsider his association with such an extreme right-wing group. It seems like he is only trying to appeal to the most far right-wing elements of the district. Why would we want to replace a pragmatic, honest, and moderate congressman like Jerry McNerney with a reactionary ideologue like Harmer?