If there was any doubt regarding the overall message of the so-called "concerned citizens" known as the tea baggers, consider what is going on right now in Nashville. The first grassroots Tea Party Convention at $550 a ticket, has drawn roughly 600 people the first night. I guess some people forgot this was Super Bowl Weekend. But I digress... Tonight's speaker was Former Congressman and 2008 Republican presidential candidate Tom Tancredo. In an attempt to deliver an insult to the president by referring to his supporters as unintelligent, Tancredo makes a reference to a "Civics Literacy Test". His actual quote - "people who could not even spell the word 'vote', or say it in English, put a committed socialist ideologue in the White House. His name, is Barack Hussein Obama." This was immediately followed by cheering. You can check out the video here. For the truly uneducated people oblivious to our Nation's history who are now preparing pathetic, bullshit rebuttals about playing the "race card", consider the context of Tancredo's statement and what a Civics Literary Test really was in relation. For those too lazy to click on the link, here's a brief description: Southern states used literacy tests as part of an effort to deny suffrage to African American and other minorities prior to Johnson-era civil rights laws. It was used widely during election time to deny African Americans and minorities the right to vote. When these people decided to define themselves using a term named after an explicit, sexual act, they got mad when everyone laughed at them for doing it and called their opposition stupid. Now, they're actually referencing highly discriminative & illegal practices to express their hatred, and I'm sure defenders of the teabaggers will say that "liberals" are taking this out of context. Bullshit. This time nobody with a brain or a conscious is laughing. This isn't the first time that Obamaphobes have used comments with hidden racial overtones to address their people. When does the shit end? And where are the sensible Conservatives who will call this what it really is? Ironically, their keynote speaker doesn't know how to pronounce the word nuclear. I wonder if she would pass the literacy test if there actually was one?