Tea Party Members Fit Profile of Domestic Terrorists, Obama Claims
The President and First Lady are in Tanzania as part of their tour of South Africa. The President and First Lady attended a tree planting ceremony with President Kikwete earlier and are scheduled to have dinner with the South African President of the United Republic of Tanzania later at the State House, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.
The initial reaction to President Obama’s comment comparing Tea Party members to domestic terrorists is likely to create quite a stir among American conservatives though mainstream media in the U.S. has been slow to pick up the story.
“The conservative era of the U.S. has ended. There is a new wind of change and hope for all Americans as we work to build a strong economy and a stronger nation. Americans want this change, Americans want what’s best for the country and my administration has been very receptive to listening to their ideas and needs,” the President said.
AP reporter Ramona Darlington, who attended the conference asked President Obama to explain what the profile of an American domestic terrorists is? Obama responded by saying, “Typically domestic terrorists in the U.S. are people who cling to obsolete beliefs from the time of the American Revolution. They are conservative Christians, reactionary Republicans and conspiracy theorists many of whom belong to racist hate groups.”
“Tea Partiers commonly own guns and stock up ammunition and food in anticipation of starting another civil war to overthrow the will of the governing body who represent all of the American people. We are prepared for any contingency and don’t expect to see any kind of large insurrection. Americans are capitalists who are much more interested in seeing America move forward. These terrorists groups are small in size and really present little danger,” the President added.
Though the President’s comments generated some excitement with reporters, the President refused to take further questions and was ushered out of the Hyatt Kilimanjaro to his awaiting motorcade.