A lie does not consist in the indirect position of words, but in the desire and intention, by false speaking, to deceive and injure your neighbour.”

--Jonathan Swift

Dante Alighieri is regarded by most as the greatest Italian poet or writer that has ever lived, thanks in great part to his epic poem Inferno. In it, the greatest of sins are revealed as the author, guided by the poet Virgil, make their way through the nine levels of Hell on a search for Salvation.  The eighth level, scarcely removed from a tormented Satan himself by the betrayers of the ninth ring, are those who commit fraud.

It seems the John Podesta led group has set up a satellite office there. It makes the commute easier for his surrogates, including the staff of Think Progress.

Late yesterday afternoon, Think Progress posted a bit of video that they created, claiming that that bit of video was “proof” that “Yes there is racism in the Tea Party movement.

That sad little bit of evidence that millions of Tea Party protesters constitute a racist group was a 54-second video they cobbled together. Not at all surprising was the fact that the video was heavily edited.

Even less surprising was the fact that Think Progress had to use fraud even get that much footage.

Do you remember the abortive "Crash the Tea Party" movement? It was the brainchild of a liberal that explicitly called for progressives to commit fraud in order to attempt to discredit the Tea Party protests. I covered the “Crash the Tea Party” disaster for Pajamas Media extensively.  We covered their failure to be taken seriously, and made note of the very real bigotry these smug and not-at-all tolerant progressives revealed in themselves.

The sad little 54-second video Think Progress crafted "liberally" makes use of counter Tea Party protesters and infiltrators, and prominently focuses on four of them

TEA PARTY ACTIVIST1: He’s too black to be President.
TEA PARTY ACTIVIST2: I’m a proud racist, I’m white.
TEA PARTY ACTIVIST3: Afro-Leninism! Coming to you on a silver platter, Barack Hussein Obama!
TEA PARTY ACTIVIST4: Go Home Wetbacks!

As it turns out, “Tea Party Activist1” is the proud father of a bi-racial son, who is seen with him on the full-length video that Think Progress doctored. If they had provided the entire quote, they would have noted that the “blackness” this man referred to was in Barack Obama’s cold, dark, progressive heart.

“Tea Party Activist2”  is even more of a hoot. Think Progress liked him so much they had to play his soundbite not once, but twice is the span of this short video. There is just one problem.This exact stooge is a Democrat, participating in the fraudulent “Crash the Tea Party” campaign. He was actually driven out of the Tea Party protest he attempted to infiltrate.

“Tea Party Activist4” was never even at a Tea Party! Think Progress attempted to pass off a clip of this 2006 racist rant. It’s too bad for them that the Tea Party wasn’t formed until years later.

“Tea Party Activist3” may, and I strongly emphasize, may be the only quasi-legitimate complaint they have... and that isn’t much. I’m not sure what “Afro-Leninism” actually is, but it could possibly be a reference to the 20 years Barack Obama spent as an eager congregant at Reverend Jeremiah Wright’s church, a church, that in fact, did in fact promote a racially driven Marxist liberation theology. It is not really clear if Activist3 was actually a racist. But I think he just be confused over whether Obama adored a Marxist or Leninist-inspired theology.