Driving back from the Easter Egg Hunt this morning (post on that later with pictures), I tuned in to the Natalie Arceneaux Show on KTNH, the Salem network station in Houston. The promo for her show goes something like this, “She’s female. She’s conservative. She’s black. She’s our token . . .” Ok, not that last bit, but basically, that’s what she is.
Arceneaux has jumped on the top-down Tea Party bandwagon (which Kathleen doggedly claims is “grass level“) just like Sean Hannity, and now Mike Huckabee and Newt Gingrich. During her one hour show this afternoon, she had a promo for the Houston Tea Party (which seems to be simultaneously scheduled at the Downtown Post Office and Jones Plaza — go figure). The part of the promo that caught my attention was this: “It’s not a Republican thing. It’s not a Democrat thing. It’s an American thing.”
Right. Democrats don’t use the word Democrat in that way. Call it a linguistic tell.