October 21st, 2010
10:45 AM ET
soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. JR

    Mr Cooper, thank you for being one of the few journalists in the MSM that is being intellectually honest about the tea party in this country.

    You're correct, just because a few stray yahoos can show up to an open to the public rally, doesn't speak to being involved in some sort of bizarre white supremacy group (or whatever perjorative of the day the left comes up with).

    I'm a center right, moderate conservative and if I saw even a whiff of that sort of thing (or anything else that looked dicey), I'd run the for the hills. In my own area, I saw one guy once show up and he was basically hounded out of the rally by TP supporters. I've never heard a speaker express inappropriate ideas, let alone saw anyone supporting them.

    This is indeed a ploy to cast doubt in the eyes of America as to the true intentions of the tea party, just before a national election. Hit the nail on the head and it's been going on since the left finally acknowledged that we existed (and were not astroturf).

    We've been called every name in the book in the media, and I'm sure that they work daily to come up with new ones. What is rare to see is fair reporting, we're used to the opposite.

    We're just a bunch of normal people, expressing our political views and nothing more. Thank you again for your piece.

    October 21, 2010 at 3:17 pm |
  2. ellen smith

    I loved this interview. Anderson is such a straight shooter. I only watch CNN for you.
    Anderson for president

    October 21, 2010 at 2:48 pm |
  3. Jorge

    This guy is obviously politically motivated, great job at exposing him Anderson

    October 21, 2010 at 12:24 pm |
  4. Jorge

    Great Job Anderson

    October 21, 2010 at 12:23 pm |
  5. mae west lane

    I am a military widow,68 years old,born in texas,traveled the world with a career military man,participated in and lived through the civil rights movement.where was the tea party when all the injustices wre heaped on thier fellow americans? If I can remember correctly, when then president Bush took office there was a surplus in the national budget,Nowafter N A F T A we are really hurting.The american people expects President Obama to correct in two years what then, President Bush missmanaged in four.I am voluntary recruiting all seniors to vote,(democrats).

    October 21, 2010 at 12:19 pm |