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Tea party leader expelled over slavery letter

By Matt DeLong

Updated at 6:25 p.m.

The NAACP ignited a firestorm last week when it passed a resolution at its national convention condemning racism within the tea party movement. Not surprisingly, the issue was a topic of much discussion on the Sunday talk shows.

On CBS' "Face the Nation," NAACP President Ben Jealous faced off against David Webb of the National Tea Party Federation. Webb said Mark Williams, the former chairman and spokesman of Tea Party Express who came under fire last week for writing a satirical letter in which he called slavery a "great gig," and his group had been expelled from the National Tea Party Federation. Webb blasted the NAACP's "selective condemnation of racism," which he attributed to "fringe elements" within the tea party, and called on Jealous to denounce members of the New Black Panther Party for saying they want to "kill cracker babies."

"We absolutely denounce the New Black Panther Party," Jealous said, adding that the NBPP is a very small organization. "But they aren't in our group. These folks are in your groups."

Webb and Jealous agreed to make joint appearances to discuss race relations and other issues.

Vice President Joe Biden said on ABC's "This Week" that the tea party "is not a racist organization," but added that "the truth is that at least elements that were involved in some of the Tea Party folks expressed racist views."

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) declined even to wade into the discussion on CNN's "State of the Union."

"I am not interested in getting into that debate ... I have got better things to do than to wade in to all of these disputes and discussions that are going on out in the country," McConnell said.

"Slanderous" was the word used by Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, to describe the NAACP's resolution on NBC's "Meet the Press."

"I think it's slanderous to suggest the vast movement of citizens who have gotten off the couch and showed up at town hall meetings and tea party events, somehow to smear them with this label, there's just no basis for it," Cornyn said.

Cornyn's counterpart on the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) declined to endorse the NAACP resolution. "I'll let their judgment as the nation's conscience on race stand for their own proposition," Menendez said.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), appearing on CNN, said there are "some individuals who have tried to exacerbate racial tensions in this country" within the tea party movement. "I have seen some virulent flyers that have been directed at our members, clearly referencing race, the president's race and race generally," Hoyer said.

By Matt DeLong  |  July 18, 2010; 12:53 PM ET
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Comments

To marrobcastle:
The purpose of the tea party is NOT to become a mere political party, but to back candidates that are non-progressive, want to lower taxes, and reduce the size of the government. It doesn't make a difference what political party they belong to as long as they will do these things. The tea party is not just a few nuts that want to march around with signs, there are many more ordinary citizens in the tea party, then the far left freaks that would put them down.

Posted by: TimG4 | July 20, 2010 7:24 PM | Report abuse

Some of the commentators admonish the skeptics to listen objectively to the tea party's message. The question is who speaks for this conglomeration of virtual insurgents. They cannot even agree among themselves on what
"the message" is or should be. As a legal group, political or otherwise, it does not exist. At this point in time it no more than a red herring.

Posted by: marrobcastle | July 20, 2010 5:10 PM | Report abuse

So very sad. You so called tea baggers do not even realize how people like Sarah Palin are using you. You want to "take back your country" while she and her ilk are taking you to the cleaners. Why is it that you are on this crusade, but making not one cent of profit from it??? Yet Sarah stands to make 30 mil this year....Do you REALLY think she would donate her time for your campaign??? Call her office....minimum $100,000. fee just to appear at your event. Sorry, but you guys don't appear to be the sharpest tools in the shed.

Posted by: david865 | July 19, 2010 9:34 PM | Report abuse

When someone is afraid of another, they feel a need to denigrate (for the illiterate among you, this is not a slur)their opposition with slurs and gross exaggerations. The TEA party should be feared by both liberals and moderate conservatives during the upcoming elections. People are scared of the direction this great nation is headed and are passionate about the need for positive change.
For years our elected officials from both sides of the aisle have seen both Social Security and Medicare as train wrecks. They are guilty of a Ponzi scheme which would make Bernie Abramoff proud. As with any con, it must eventually collapse of its own weight.
Please objectively listen to the message of the TEA party. It is composed of concerned citizens exercising their freedom of speech. Don't get lost in the rhetoric of the people frightened by the power of people concerned for their country.

Posted by: wwwilins | July 19, 2010 8:56 PM | Report abuse

The "tea party" is not a political party. It is just another cult seeking shelter under the Republicon banner. Many of its members are closet racists. They deny their racism but their actions speak louder than their words.

Posted by: marrobcastle | July 19, 2010 6:53 PM | Report abuse

I'm a conservative democrat who does not agree with some of Obama's policies. However, I ATTENDED a tea party function in Searchlight NV. I did not see one racist sign or talk. What I did see was a bunch of middle aged white people on up. The were 90% white and the rest from other races. What did upset me was the SEIU egging the buses. As a Democrat I was ashamed of this behavior. The tea party members did not engage them.

Posted by: farmsnorton | July 19, 2010 6:36 PM | Report abuse

I'm a conservative democrat who does not agree with some of Obama's policies. However, I ATTENDED a tea party function in Searchlight NV. I did not see one racist sign or talk. What I did see was a bunch of middle aged white people on up. The were 90% white and the rest from other races. What did upset me was the SEIU egging the buses. As a Democrat I was ashamed of this behavior. The tea party members did not engage them.

Posted by: farmsnorton | July 19, 2010 6:35 PM | Report abuse

Like Sen. Cornyn said, people who have gotten up from the couch to attend town hall meetings and tea party protests have been slandered. Why did the NAACP go out of its way to disrespect concerned citizens by passing a formal resolution defaming their motivations? Is the NAACP now an arm of Obama's political organization?

Posted by: allamer1 | July 19, 2010 6:06 PM | Report abuse

fr Muddy_Buddy_2000:

>...The Council of Conservative Citizens is an unreformed organization which was one of the worst foes of racial equality....

Very true. A church acquaintance of mine was in 1963 on the White Citizen's Council of Mississippi hitlist. His "offense" was helping African-Americans register to vote.

Posted by: Alex511 | July 19, 2010 5:47 PM | Report abuse

1st) http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/107361.pdf we signed it in 1966, Senate Ratified in in 1994. Still behind according to report se p 13: items#:14,16,20,32,34.

2nd)Racism is s SYSTEM of structured opportunity and assigned value, based on the social interpretation of how we look/race: unfairly disadvantaging some individuals and communities; unfairly advantaging other communities (unearned/undeserved, ie no meritocracy= white privilege); and which in total saps the whole system(larger society) for the assets of its full human resources. Race as the Human Genome project p[roves once and for all has no genetic basis (variation). There are three levels of Racism: Structural, Personally mediated, and internalized. This is an agreed on definition by all those who have ever studied racism, and the International Convention for the Elimination of All forms of Racial Discrimination: signed by the US in 1966 and ratified by the US Senate in 1991. Americans need to understand the difference between Racism (the system where one group has relative power, and has had that power historically over other groups) vs personally mediated racism which can be intentional or unintentional, vs personal prejudices and biases of individuals which can indeed manifest in all races and form the basis of micro-insults. The difference is the system, structure, history, and power which amplify the initial bias, insult or injury by the group with power over those without, mean that collectively there is a different impact for personally mediated micro-insults perpetuated by those of privilege on those without. IE you can’t equate bigoted, prejudiced, or biased people of color (as wrong as that may be, as insulting as they may be) with those same action by a person with unearned privilege on people of color because in the later case history and power amplify it from just a bias to a system or an ism. This is what most Americans, particularly “angry white” Americans tired of oppressed people complaining about their oppression or the unfair unearned advantage systemically built in for white people.

Get it together folks. You are entitled to your own opinions, YOU ARE NOT ENTITLED TO YOUR OWN FACTS.

Posted by: MrEquityMatters | July 19, 2010 5:27 PM | Report abuse

Unlike the NAACP, The Tea Party refuses to condemn racism within its ranks. Sad

Posted by: jimsillan | July 19, 2010 4:52 PM | Report abuse

The sad fact is - a zillion times throughout the day Teabaggers and Republicans send emails similar to Mark Williams' racist rant and attach jokes and photos mocking Pres. Obama as a Black man.

Teabaggers and Republicans are so accustomed to these emails and the mocking laughter they generate in their own bubble that they don't even recognize their own racism.

Posted by: angie12106 | July 19, 2010 4:47 PM | Report abuse

Barry Soroeto and Ben Jealous are the exact opposite of Nelson Mandela.

Finally MLK's dream came true, we judge these men on their characters and not the color of their skin.

Posted by: dottydo | July 19, 2010 4:36 PM | Report abuse

T E A movement is not a party.
The Democrats and Republicans need to define it as a Party to defeat it.

T E A is sick and tired of the way the Government is running and wants to put all new business people from their midst in, instead of Lawyers and Community organizers.

People who know how to get the budget balanced and get the people's business done without shadow Government and huge agencies that do not function, will ber voted in this time.

No more deals behind our backs by Emperors.

The New Government will have Less flair and instead more sound thinkers without egos.

The ones who lose the looney lawyer debates, without money to run, are our people.

Posted by: dottydo | July 19, 2010 4:33 PM | Report abuse

The NAACP never stated the Tea Party was racist! They merely REQUESTED Tea Party leaders address the racist fringe elements in their organization.

Fox & Frightwing radio react by claiming the Tea Party isn't racist - a strawman since the NAACP never suggested it was.

Mark Williams, Tea Party leader, then writes a MOCK letter from "colored people" to Pres. Lincoln - CONFIRMING his own racism.
Mark Williams expelled from Tea Party - per his OWN ACTIONS.
The End.

Posted by: angie12106 | July 19, 2010 4:28 PM | Report abuse

Any thread with commentary by self-described Tea Partiers is an attestation to how racist the Tea Party is. It's also incredibly depressing in 2010 to see that good old fashioned racism is alive and well in America. hat poster with Obama with bones in his face as a witch doctor is just one of the great subtleties of message the Tea Party had given us.

Posted by: elizestrada | July 19, 2010 4:26 PM | Report abuse

Mark Williams shows how tea baggers are not a real party, but disparate group creating real problems for Republicans - http://bit.ly/cXrcId

Posted by: DJOURNO | July 19, 2010 4:17 PM | Report abuse

well, it the first place my definitiuon of a teabagger is anyone who puts down the teaparty. Do any racist show up at a teaparty? Some do, but they are not recognized by the teaparty. So you've seen racist signs at a teaparty? For the most part these are progressive libs that are infiltrating the gathering. Some may be, but not nearly as many as is in the NAACP. And even th n-word is just the old southern pronouciation of the spanish word for blacks. I'm a krout, and proud of it, I think others should be proud of their nicnames too, else you become a slave of those who would put you down by calling you that. Oh ya, Bush was a progressive too, that's why I voted against him. Also I am a teaparty member of a number of teaparties, but mainly my teaparty consist of ME only.

Posted by: TimG4 | July 19, 2010 4:15 PM | Report abuse

The vast majority of violent crimes against all races are committed member so the same race. White on White, and Black on Black crimes far out weights inter racial crime for either group.

The Tea Party's basic motivation may not be racial, but as many have pointed out the Tea Party did not start when the Bushes and Reagan were running up 7/10ths of the deficit.

The Council of Conservative Citizens is an unreformed organization which was one of the worst foes of racial equality.

Note the Tea Party leadership agreed that they have severely racist elements, because they did the noble thing and kicked out at least the most extreme offender.

Posted by: Muddy_Buddy_2000 | July 19, 2010 4:11 PM | Report abuse

It's probably a sign of progress and an indication of an emerging racial sensitivity that we are having this discussion at all. A generation ago, the kind of racist behavior that we're currently condemning probably wouldn't have raised an eyebrow.

Peace.

Posted by: MidwaySailor76 | July 19, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

BUT WAIT, THE TALIBAG PARTY ISN'T RACIST! THEY TOLD ME SO!

Posted by: blazertaco | July 19, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

first it was described, then it was witnessed in action:

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A white, acting and behaving in a racist way will NEVER acknowledge that their actions and/or their behavior is racist.

They will first blame the object of their actions, followed by a mock indignation for having been outed.

Posted by: joecairo

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I have viewed no racism in the Tea Party Movement. This was a political ploy. Racism can be found in the NAACP with liberation theology

Posted by: greatgran1

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you have been exposed greatgran1

joecairo described you to a tee

first you deny what is painfully obvious (nobody but a fool denies the racisim of the terrorist teabaggers

then you prove yourself a liar by blaming the victims

greatgran1, you are a racist

and a pretty stupid one at that

Posted by: nada85484 | July 19, 2010 3:39 PM | Report abuse

first it was described, then it was witnessed in action:

===================================

A white, acting and behaving in a racist way will NEVER acknowledge that their actions and/or their behavior is racist.

They will first blame the object of their actions, followed by a mock indignation for having been outed.

Posted by: joecairo

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I have viewed no racism in the Tea Party Movement. This was a political ploy. Racism can be found in the NAACP with liberation theology

Posted by: greatgran1

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you have been exposed greatgran1

joecairo described you to a tee

first you deny what is painfully obvious (nobody but a fool denies the racisim of the terrorist teabaggers

then you prove yourself a liar by blaming the victims

greatgran1, you are a racist

and a pretty stupid one at that

Posted by: nada85484 | July 19, 2010 3:38 PM | Report abuse

Personally, I would prefer that the Tea Party remain uncensored in all its nutty glory for everyone to see.

For pure entertainment, you can't beat an incoherent, obscenity-laced tirade from a guy in a funny hat; or the absolutely priceless expression and blank look of the young woman who claimed Obama was "taking away" her rights but couldn't name a single one.

Posted by: MidwaySailor76 | July 19, 2010 3:34 PM | Report abuse

WE clean our House Now Omama can you say the same about your house You let rascism and hate stand with The Black panters and Rev Wright.....

Posted by: akeegan2 | July 19, 2010 3:14 PM | Report abuse

WE clean our House Now Omama can you say the same about your house You let rascism and hate stand with The Black panters and Rev Wright.....

Posted by: akeegan2 | July 19, 2010 3:13 PM | Report abuse

WE clean our House Now Omama can you say the same about your house You let rascism and hate stand with The Black panters and Rev Wright.....

Posted by: akeegan2 | July 19, 2010 3:12 PM | Report abuse

Anyone who even slightly paid attention knows the racist history of the 'tea party.' Despite the big money and media behind them, they are now increasingly exposed. They are extremists, racists, dangerous, and represent the worst from Bush's politics of failure: no restraint or regulation for the top (this is insanity), and decimate the lives of the middle class and further down.

Posted by: revbookburn | July 19, 2010 3:05 PM | Report abuse

Tea Party members would fit right in with the German National Socialist Party of the 1930's. Same racial attitudes, same fascist policies, same extremism. They are indeed, a credit to the GOP!

Posted by: JONWINDY | July 19, 2010 2:57 PM | Report abuse

Note to other Tea Party leaders: If satire is not your strong suit, don't use it.

Posted by: MidwaySailor76 | July 19, 2010 2:56 PM | Report abuse

Here's some major racism in our own Federal Government

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_xCeItxbQY&feature=player_embedded

Posted by: pgr88 | July 19, 2010 2:37 PM | Report abuse

The black panthers seem to be an invention rather than an authentic group of protesters. They wear masks like the G20 troublemakers to ensure that while wearing their black costumes that anybody can pose as one of them. The next day they might be wearing their three piece business suits. They probably have been rebirthed by the powers that be to create unrest. Al Quaeda too serves that function.
They all belong in the category of the invisible enemy. By instilling fear the powers that be can control the public. We no longer can automatically assume that those in charge of running this country and its vassal states are kind hearted people. Their underlings of course are innocently and mindlessly taking orders. Hitler's henchmen used that as their defense at the Nuremburg trials.
I guess the problem between the good and the bad folk is cyclical. There will be the inevitable purge of the rogue elements. It's just like in nature where we have periodical cleansing storms and the bad elements will be rinsed out of the system for a fresh start. Let's hope that it will happen soon because I don't like the telltale signs in the sky.

Posted by: mtunney | July 19, 2010 2:36 PM | Report abuse

Racism is racism, whether white on black or black on white. For those who would like an example of the NAACP's racism, check out this video from Brietbart:

http://hotair.com/archives/2010/07/19/breitbart-hits-naacp-with-promised-video-of-racism/

Posted by: DL13 | July 19, 2010 2:23 PM | Report abuse

So, it's November of 2008. I'm in the voting booth all alone. I'm in California where my red vote has not counted in decades (except for Reagan). But, until now, I've faithfully cast my republican vote because I've always made my own way, never collected unemployment, never doubted my party's principles.

There in the voting booth, it occurs to me that my vote (again) is wasted, so why not vote for Obama? I mean, at least then, if he turns out to be a good president, I can be proud, and if he sucks, I have every right to complain since I voted for him.

So, I voted democratic for the first time in 30 years. I mean, I'd been saying for years that Bush never met a spending bill he didn't like, so why not? How could it be worse?

It got worse. My company closed the plant in which I'd worked for 21 years and (thankfully) transferred me to a south-eastern (red) state. My wife was forced to leave her job (which as it turns out would have been gone soon anyway) to be with her husband.

We short-sold our California dream house and moved into a 1 bedroom apt clear across the country from our parents, who are likely in their last decade of life.

Let me say that while I was not enamored with "W", I am very, very disappointed in Obama.

I have EVERY right to complain; I voted for him. I believe that the reason he's in office right now is because of votes like mine, made in the privacy of the voting booth.

Does regretting my vote, or identifying with the principles of the Tea Party make me a racist? - By the way, at the two tea party rallies I've been to, I've never seen ANY racist references to BO and those were both here in the South-East.

The "Joker" drawings are not racist. Referring to his policies as "socialist" is not racist. Bemoaning the tremendous increase in our deficit (which I bemoaned under Bush, thank-you-very-much) is not racist.

The Tea Party is not racist any more than the NAACP is racist. Both have extremists in their midst. That does not mean that the mainstream members of either organization are diminished in their fervent desire to do what is right.


Posted by: Don35806 | July 19, 2010 2:01 PM | Report abuse


No political party in America contains more racists than the Democrat Party, home of the Southern Cracker, Bull Connor, and the Black Panthers.

Of course, most of these racists have dual citizenships in the Marxist/Socialist Party of the Communist/Totalitarians which they use to confuse the occasional participant about their patriotism, which they DO HAVE, but for WHICH country?

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Posted by: ISlamIslam | July 19, 2010 1:49 PM | Report abuse

nlb1954 says "I believe in American values,im a racist."

Racism is not an American value.

While I am ashamed to admit that I am a part of any group that you are, the American values that I believe in do give you the right to speak your mind on your beliefs, no matter how vile or wrong those thoughts may be. They also give me the right to express my sorrow about your lack of knowledge about what constitutes an American value.

Posted by: anonygrl | July 19, 2010 1:17 PM | Report abuse

"Just a thought about being called racist...

Posted by: rayyounghans "

In your comment you refer to both "Afro-Americans" and "blacks" in quotes, but say that your wife is Asian, without quotes. You indicate that you believe that somehow marrying an Asian woman gets you off the hook as a racist?

Sorry, it does not work that way. Your ingrained racist attitude shines through in both what you write, and how you write it. Surprising as it may seem to you, one can be prejudiced against one race and not another. One can even marry someone that they hold racist attitudes about. The sad fact is, while you managed to intimidate or bamboozle your employee into silence, you are a racist.

Posted by: anonygrl | July 19, 2010 1:03 PM | Report abuse

How can the TeaBallers be kicking out other racist TeaBallers? Just last week they were screaming and whining about the NAACP saying there were racist TeaBallers...and they said there were NONE.

Were they LYING?

Posted by: wilder5121 | July 19, 2010 1:01 PM | Report abuse

Tea Party Express is a train roaring down the tracks at 110 mph with no brakes. So they throw Mark Williams under the train to slow it down after he mis spoke about "slavery being a great gig". Instead the Tea Party Express came to a screeching halt, with the damage control talking heads try and explain it away.

Posted by: dmscontractor | July 19, 2010 1:00 PM | Report abuse

I am glad to hear that the Tea Party is removing the fringe elements. One concern; with the fringe removed, will there be anything left?

Posted by: jb777 | July 19, 2010 1:00 PM | Report abuse

NIB1954,

I couldn't have said it better myself. You are, without a doubt, a racist.

Posted by: ratmart | July 19, 2010 12:42 PM | Report abuse

NIB1954,

I couldn't have said it better myself. You are, without a doubt, a racist.

Posted by: ratmart | July 19, 2010 12:41 PM | Report abuse

NIB1954,

I couldn't have said it better myself. You are, without a doubt, a racist.

Posted by: ratmart | July 19, 2010 12:40 PM | Report abuse

nlb1954 admits his racism, and I won't argue on that point. But some of his "facts" beg for correction. He asserts:

"I see the majority of violent crimes against white people carried out by minorities,im a racist."

That simply isn't so. "White" people commit the majority of crimes... although we prosecute and jail, proportionally, more non-white defendants, whites still commit more crimes in absolute numbers.

Further, in most violent crime cases, the perpetrator and the victim are the SAME ethnicity... most crimes committed against white people are committed BY white people.

Racists are just quicker to NOTICE the crimes committed against people of their own race by people of other races.

Posted by: Iconoblaster | July 19, 2010 12:32 PM | Report abuse

joecairo commented:

"People who inflict, upon others, racist stereotypes are in no position to judge whether they are, indeed, Racists..."

Fair enough. But ironically, joe continues:

"A white, acting and behaving in a racist way will NEVER acknowledge that their actions and/or their behavior is racist."

Is it really ONLY white racists who act this way? Are racists of other ethnic groups more honest about their racism?

If not, why specify, singling out just one racial group for criticism in this way?

Posted by: Iconoblaster | July 19, 2010 12:22 PM | Report abuse

I believe in American values,im a racist.I see the damage that the minorities do to our neighborhoods,im a racist! I see the majority of violent crimes against white people carried out by minorities,im a racist. i feel proud when i see our white forefathers pictures and read there famous teachings,im a racist,when i hear a black calling me a cracker and i get upset,im a racist.Yes i am a racist i suppose,I have been to the ghettos and felt my stomach turn at the way these people live,it is like a zoo or a war zone.Every day you hear about blacks killing each other in these ghettos and wonder ,why should i worry ,let them kill each other.It is hard not being racist while you see this going on around you.This is going on in the Latino neighborhoods also,how many of you have gone into old neighborhoods that you lived in as a child and have seen the nasty and dangerous place that was made because they moved there? If this makes me a racist i really guess i am,but who made me this way? it is so easy for them to blame every dispicable act they do to the whites and to each other, on the whites and call us racist if we speak out about it.Im proud to be white but more proud to be an American I GUESS I AM A RACIST and i am proud to be ,if thats what helps me see the true problem with America,Mabe racism is not hing but a realization of the things around you .

Posted by: nlb1954 | July 19, 2010 12:12 PM | Report abuse

At last, the Tea Party People are finally acknowledging their problem. Like alcoholics, they can resolve to be better one day at a time. Perhaps we can offer them 30 day & 1 year tokens the way Alcoholics Anonymous does. For example, if you don't call Hispanics or Black Americans, "welfare queens" or "witch doctors" for 30 days, you get a token. (and fewer looks of disgust from your children)

Posted by: karenfink | July 19, 2010 12:03 PM | Report abuse

I wouldn't say the Tea Party itself is racist, just an unfortunate misrepresentation. Anyways, the Acton Institute out of Grand Rapids, MI has an awesome movie about Freedom and its nature that talks about slavery in depth. Here's the trailer, GREAT video!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLpGs5zlcxM&feature=PlayList&p=936CE7C26068384C&playnext_from=PL&index=3

Posted by: toleck | July 19, 2010 12:00 PM | Report abuse

Watch for it. "Indpnt1" will be whining about being barred from posting comments on Washington Post stories. He/she will claim it is because of the content of his/her comments. The real reason will have been the puerile style and obnoxious length of his/her copy-and-paste rants.

Posted by: ViejitaDelOeste | July 19, 2010 11:51 AM | Report abuse

@tomguy2: You are right. This is an issue where the Tea Party and NAACP should be able to find common ground. It has been an opportunity lost for the TP to denounce the racist that may appeal to their movement and move on to bigger issues. They are strengthened with an alliance with NAACP as opposed in contention with them.

Posted by: concernedaboutdc | July 19, 2010 11:30 AM | Report abuse

The Tea Party had the opportunity to say "we agree with the NAACP, we condemn racism too, and it has no place in our party." Instead, despite numerous instances evidencing a racist element in their party, Tea Partiers chose to get indignant and said that the NAACP's statement is "slanderous," making them look unnecessarily defensive and, well, racist.

What a bunch of geniuses.

Posted by: tomguy1 | July 19, 2010 11:22 AM | Report abuse

People who inflict, upon others, racist stereotypes are in no position to judge whether they are, indeed, Racists.

Bullies never call themselves that, for example. That term is mainly used by the victims of their bullying.

Same with racisim. A white, acting and behaving in a racist way will NEVER acknowledge that their actions and/or their behavior is racist.

They will first blame the object of their actions, followed by a mock indignation for having been outed.

This pattern repeats and repeats and repeats and still the perpetrators show a disconnect from what they say to how they act.

Posted by: joecairo | July 19, 2010 11:17 AM | Report abuse

It is not 'fear' of a movement that warrants calling them out on racists factions in America that have aligned themselves with that movement. The politics of the Tea Party is irrelevant to this call for denunciation.

Both liberals and conservatives alike should agree that racism is retrogressive and dangerous. It is backward thinking and behavior that leads to nowhere.

The NAACP has denounced racism as proffered win the NBPP. Does the tea party movement leadership have the courage to make such a denunciation to that, though unwelcome, have adopted their brand? Or does the movement EMBRACE them?

Posted by: concernedaboutdc | July 19, 2010 11:08 AM | Report abuse

I have viewed no racism in the Tea Party Movement. This was a political ploy. Racism can be found in the NAACP with liberation theology. Racial hatred has replaced Martin Luther King's message of love and unity. MLK's niece heard her uncle and says that the NAACP's message today is not what she heard as a child. There is no doubt that racism still exists but accusing a political movement that the NAACP views as a real political threat and accusing them of racism when none exists is just disgraceful but worse it takes the focus off those who are racists.
Racism is the ranting and ravings of Black Panther Party thugs wielding bats and saying crackers babies should be killed. Racism is the head of the NAACP standing up there spewing hatred telling lies. We see the truth.

Posted by: greatgran1 | July 19, 2010 11:04 AM | Report abuse

zosimos: the answer to your question is: if one believes that the president is a muslim or from another country DESPITE all evidence to the contrary, then that person is only basing those mistaken beliefs on Race.

One can have those beliefs up to the point that they refuse to acknowledge the evidence. After that, those beliefs are only supported by an emotional denial of their validity.

NEXT!

Posted by: joecairo | July 19, 2010 11:04 AM | Report abuse

Liberals, which of course includes the media, have realized how incredibly dangerous the Tea Party Movement is to their socialistic, spread the wealth, and grow the government planetarily cause, so one of their game plans is to bring out the Racist Trump Card early and often.

What you libs fail to grasp is that the independent public is growing weary of the much abused terms "racist" and "racism".

Yes, there are racists in the Tea Party. Nobody is denying that charge. The problem with the NAACP et al, is that every organization possesses racists (especially the NAACP). Why is the Tea Party the only group to be called on to "officially denounce racism"?

One of the greatest signs being toted around at Tea Party events is the one that reads: "It doesn't matter what this sign says - you will call it racist anyway."

So sadly true.

Posted by: bryanmcoleman | July 19, 2010 10:50 AM | Report abuse

Liberals, which of course includes the media, have realized how incredibly dangerous the Tea Party Movement is to their socialistic, spread the wealth, and grow the government planetarily cause, so one of their game plans is to bring out the Racist Trump Card early and often.

What you libs fail to grasp is that the independent public is growing weary of the much abused terms "racist" and "racism".

Yes, there are racists in the Tea Party. Nobody is denying that charge. The problem with the NAACP et al, is that every organization possesses racists (especially the NAACP). Why is the Tea Party the only group to be called on to "officially denounce racism"?

One of the greatest signs being toted around at Tea Party events is the one that reads: "It doesn't matter what this sign says - you will call it racist anyway."

So sadly true.

Posted by: bryanmcoleman | July 19, 2010 10:17 AM | Report abuse


The "Tea Party" movement is a reaction to the demographic changes that America is presently seeing. Speaking in absolutes is always disingenuous, but this is a white movement. Pictures don't lie, even though they may show a few anomalies, like the couple of African Americans in DC that were given money to attend a TP rally last year.

Posted by: pcc7407 | July 19, 2010 9:58 AM | Report abuse

Posted by rayyounghans... I had an "Afro-American" employee accuse me of being a racist - he expected me to give a 60's attitude and go out of my way to prove that I wasn't. But I didn't I looked at him and said How could I be called racist when I'm married to an Asian ?
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And there goes the ignorance of yall RACIST people... You are aware that Asian and White people are ALL CAUCASIAN (why don't you read a book sometime that does not include pop ups and pictures). Or maybe you're not that smart. I guess that explains your answer. Therefore, your comment about not being RACIST has no MERIT because a CAUCASIAN is married to a CAUCASIAN. Now if you were married to a black person your argument might have some truth to it.

But even by looking at your post you can tell you're RACIST, by making a comment of "It seems when "blacks" are at a loss for words or have nothing concrete to say,
they play the racism card". YOU DO KNOW THAT's A RACIST COMMENT. Because you are GROUPING AN ENTIRE RACE into a category or specific action based only on their color.

ReallyThinkAboutIt

Posted by: ReallyThinkAboutIt | July 19, 2010 9:54 AM | Report abuse

I just took a few minutes to view some of the more colorful video segments taken at Tea Party rallies and at last summer's health care town halls. There were the racial slurs, of course (don't even try to deny it - that ship has sailed), but what was even more disturbing to me were the people that heckled and abused handicapped individuals.

Pretty low.

Whatever you happen to think about health care - and reasonable people can disagree - mocking someone for their disability is about as low as you can get and still be considered homo sapiens.

Posted by: MidwaySailor76 | July 19, 2010 9:52 AM | Report abuse

allenridge wrote>>>.......There you go folks a statement from Biden declaring that both he and Obama DO NOT believe the Tea Party is racist...

The NAACP never declared the Tea Party is racist. Their letter asked Tea Party leaders to denounce the racists within the organization.
Tea Party leader, Mark Williams, reacted by penning a MOCK letter from the NAACP to Pres. Lincoln. Very immature and childish - he deserved to be expelled.

But Teabaggers' racist comments continue on WaPo.......

Posted by: angie12106 | July 19, 2010 9:51 AM | Report abuse

allenridge wrote>>>.......There you go folks a statement from Biden declaring that both he and Obama DO NOT believe the Tea Party is racist...

The NAACP never declared the Tea Party is racist. Their letter asked Tea Party leaders to denounce the racists within the organization.
Tea Party leader, Mark Williams, reacted by penning a MOCK letter from the NAACP to Pres. Lincoln. Very immature and childish - he deserved to be expelled.

But Teabaggers' racist comments continue on WaPo.......

Posted by: angie12106 | July 19, 2010 9:51 AM | Report abuse

In the same way that Jealous denounced the NBPP the leaders of the Tea Party Movement should denounce the racist elements that have aligned themselves with their movement. It is not a hard concept to grasp. Unless, of course, they embrace those sentiments.

Posted by: concernedaboutdc | July 19, 2010 9:23 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: allenridge ".......There you go folks a statement from Biden declaring that both he and Obama DO NOT believe the Tea Party is racist...

And you won't see the dirty dishonest POST print that ........... so I will."
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Try actually reading the Post, it was on the main page this morning. The NAACP resolution does not call the Teat Party racists. If you would actual do what you are telling the liberals to do, read the damn document. It calls for the Tea Party Movenmts leadership to acknowlegde that their are racist element calling themsleves Tea Partiers and that it is not part of the platform and to denounce their elements.


Posted by: schnauzer2 | July 19, 2010 9:20 AM | Report abuse

If the majority of Tea Party members aren't racist - and I believe them when they say they aren't - then it should be no trouble at all to simply agree with the NAACP and strongly and unequivocally denounce racist behavior when and if they see it. Problem solved - move on.

Posted by: MidwaySailor76 | July 19, 2010 9:18 AM | Report abuse

Just a thought about being called racist

I had an "Afro-American" employee accuse me of being a racist - he expected me to give a 60's attitude and go out of my way to prove that I wasn't. But I didn't

I looked at him and said
How could I be called racist when I'm married to an Asian ?

That subject was never brought up again !!

It seems when "blacks" are at a loss for words or have nothing concrete to say,
they play the racism card

Posted by: rayyounghans | July 19, 2010 9:12 AM | Report abuse

It's not difficult to find many examples of racist posters at the various Tea Party rallies. You Tube has more than a few examples of this.

Given that, it's puzzling to me why the party seems reluctant to simply admit that there are some in their group that have racist views and denounce them. That's all the NAACP is asking. If I was a member of the Tea Party and saw racist signs or heard racist speech at any event, I'd certainly want to distance myself from it as far and as quickly as possible.

Posted by: MidwaySailor76 | July 19, 2010 9:10 AM | Report abuse

GARYWAYNE says: "My veiws are considered racist and I suppose I am but there is a damn good reason why I am racist.
I read on the net about 2 months ago a census report written by the Justice Department that in 2002 the black population acounted for 13.5 percent of the American population and was responsible for 52 perecent of the crime in this country."
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Funny thing about statistics, garywayne.

Nearly all the violent crime in the nation is committed by males, so I suppose you won't mind if we women take power and segregate you and your fellow male citizens.

Posted by: nparsons13 | July 19, 2010 8:57 AM | Report abuse

There has been no evidence of any racism in the Tea Party movement.

Here is the left in all their anti semitic anti american glory when Bush was POTUS

http://www.zombietime.com/hall_of_shame/

where was the press and where was all these lefties outrage ????? It's difficult to take any of you lefties "outrage" seriously especially since the racism and anti semitism is so systemic in your ideology

There will be 3 huge tea party rallies coming up, maybe someone from the WaPo could actually do their job and show up to report on them instead of ignoring them because you're trying to protect the democrat party.....

Posted by: Oriana2 | July 19, 2010 8:43 AM | Report abuse

Just a thought about being called racist

I had an "Afro-American" employee accuse me of being a racist - he expected me to give a 60's attitude and go out of my way to prove that I wasn't. But I didn't

I looked at him and said
How could I be called racist when I'm married to an Asian ?

That subject was never brought up again !!

It seems when "blacks" are at a loss for words or have nothing concrete to say,
they play the racism card

Posted by: rayyounghans | July 19, 2010 8:39 AM | Report abuse

Just a thought about being called racist

I had an "Afro-American" employee accuse me of being a racist - he expected me to give a 60's attitude ad go out of my way to prove that I wasn't. But I didn't

I looked at him and said
How could I be called racist when I'm married to an Asian ?

That subject was never brought up again
It seems when "blacks" are at a loss for words or have nothing concrete to say,
they play the racism card

Posted by: rayyounghans | July 19, 2010 8:37 AM | Report abuse

Just a thought about being called racist

I had an "Afro-American" employee accuse me of being a racist - he expected me to give a 60's attitude ad go out of my way to prove that I wasn't. But I didn't

I looked at him and said
How could I be called racist when I'm married to an Asian ?

That subject was never brought up again
It seems when "blacks" are at a loss for words or have nothing concrete to say,
they play the racism card

Posted by: rayyounghans | July 19, 2010 8:29 AM | Report abuse

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Someone here asked:
"Do those people waiving signs comparing Pres. Obama to Hitler, Stalin and Mao actually believe that this country elected a man who fits that mold?"

Yes. Well, kind of. See, stupid people don't "know" things, they "believe" them. The difference is that you can "have faith" in anything you want, no matter how crazy.

And they want to believe Obama is a communist taliban agent.

Why?

Because the repiglicans say so to manipulate the stupid into voting against their own interests and putting the rich in power.

The irony is, when they hand the country to Palin and 8 years later we live in a north-korea-like police state, the food-rioters won't blame the rich pigs who run everything; they'll blame "liberals".

--faye kane, homeless idiot savant
Read more of my smartmouth opinions at http://tinyurl.com/fayescave

Posted by: Knee_Cheese_Zarathustra | July 19, 2010 8:20 AM | Report abuse

There are, simply put, three factors at play in the post we see here this morning;

Denial

Stupidity

Blind

The signs are real and racist, the comments are real and racist and the tea party's actions or in actions are real and racist.

If you carry and wave the banner, you are what you are.

Simply put, read what you write and post.

I still have to ask this last question;

The tea party claims they came to power because of run-a-way spending, but they didn't not form or become active until President Obama came into power.

Bush took this nation from a "surplus" and Bush out spent and plunged our nation into the biggest fiscal disaster since the depression.

The tea party is made up of all Republicans and you would think if fiscal responsibility is their big concern that they would want a Democrat in to solve the problems the GOP put us in.

Again, look at who the tea party is made up of and look at the resume of the GOP who put this nation into danger of becoming a third world nation.

The tea party brought on their racist views by their selves and all you have to do is listen to Limbaugh, Beck, Hanity, FOX etc. and you hear it and the tea party follows and believes it.

You are what you eat, racist Republicans.

Posted by: rbraun2000 | July 19, 2010 8:16 AM | Report abuse

And when this really takes off maybe we can get all these programes that kiss the black mans ass just because his great great granny was a slave will come to an end.
We need change and the time to wait is done.

Posted by: garywayne1961 | July 18, 2010 11:18 PM
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meanwhile Soap Opera Sarah tells us the teabaggers aren't racist...

Posted by: areyousaying | July 19, 2010 8:16 AM | Report abuse

Indpnt is a perfect example of a tea klanner. They believe if you repeat a lie enough times it becomes true. Ever notice how the racists react when they are called out? The loudest, most ignorant of the species come slithering from under the rocks.

I also love the irony where they deny that they are racist but expel one of their own AND his organization, for being one. If the tea party really did clean itself of ignorant bigots I think their ranks would be decimated but at least the remainder would be rational. And after all it is not like the ignorant bigots have no where to go, the KKK has a similar, if not more appealing platform for them (http://www.kkk.bz/program.htm)

Posted by: rcc_2000 | July 19, 2010 8:11 AM | Report abuse

The Tea Party isn't a "party" at all. It's a "protest movement" mainly consisting of fiscal conservatives that want a balanced Federal budget and smaller government.

The Tea Party doesn't engage in "social issues" for example Scott Brown who won Ted Kennedy's seat was a Tea Party candidate even though, liberals, Scott is Pro-choice.

Bottom line is our liberal/progressive MSM wolfpack press is trying and has been trying to minimimize the Tea Party's influence and have decided to brand it "racist" which is a LIE...

Now from the Dems leaders themselves:


"In an interview Sunday morning on ABC's "This Week," Vice-President Joe Biden stated that the TEA party is not a racist movement. During the interview Biden said of the TEA party, "Very conservative, very different views on government and a whole lot of things. But it is not a racist organization." He went on to state that President Obama does not believe the movement to be racist either."

.......There you go folks a statement from Biden declaring that both he and Obama DO NOT believe the Tea Party is racist...

And you won't see the dirty dishonest POST print that ........... so I will.

Posted by: allenridge | July 19, 2010 7:42 AM | Report abuse

dems MUCH rather talk about whether or not the right wing is racist instead of obama's failed policies, unpopular legislation, and falling ratings. dont give them fodder, way to go mcconnell

Posted by: batigol85 | July 19, 2010 7:40 AM | Report abuse

Indpnt1 wrote: "I'm actually shocked! I agree with Joe Biden. He says the Tea Party ISN'T a racist organization! Take that NAACP!"

If you paid attention, you'd know the NAACP never said the Tea Party was a racist organization, nor did they "denounce" the TP, as is being said all over the web (and probably Fox).

Posted by: hitpoints | July 19, 2010 7:40 AM | Report abuse

"to be a member of the NAACP only requires the appropriate skin color."

Right - any color at all.

You do know that the NAACP had white founders and its members are from various races, including white, to this day?

Posted by: hitpoints | July 19, 2010 7:36 AM | Report abuse

I just KNOW Steny will show the rest of us the flyer that he saw......or will he??
Obviously it takes some brain power to be in the Tea Party....to be a member of the NAACP only requires the appropriate skin color.

Posted by: Rick554 | July 19, 2010 7:33 AM | Report abuse

joecairo:
If you believe, for even but a moment, that the President is a Muslim, or not a U.S. citizen, you're a racist.

If you think that he is a socialist, determined to take away your money and give it to someone less deserving, you're a racist.
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Does this even pass the "stupid" test? How does believing someone follows a religious or economic ideology make you a racist? This is the so-called "race card" you were so confused about in another post: accusing a person of racism in an effort to change the argument to an indefensible position that has nothing to do with their original argument. It’s Ad Hominem and utterly ridiculous, as are your posts, libtard.

Posted by: zosimos | July 19, 2010 6:56 AM | Report abuse

jen3 wrote:
"The NAACP has not denounced the New Black Panther Party, they can't just pretend to have, in a conversation with a reporter."


From the NAACP web site:
"...we condemn hate speech from anyone and any organization, including the New Black Panther Party."

http://www.naacp.org/blog/entry/why-we-passed-our-tea-party-resolution/

Posted by: hitpoints | July 19, 2010 5:57 AM | Report abuse

I think it's past time to make an important distinction.
"TEA Party" refers to our nation's past.
A more fitting title would be "T PARTY".
That's "T" as in TALIBAN.

Posted by: TOMHERE | July 19, 2010 5:18 AM | Report abuse

I think it's past time to make an important distinction.
"TEA Party" refers to our nation's past.
A more fitting title would be "T PARTY".
That's "T" as in TALIBAN.

Posted by: TOMHERE | July 19, 2010 5:17 AM | Report abuse

I think it's past time to make an important distinction.
"TEA Party" refers to our nation's past.
A more fitting title would be "T PARTY".
That's "T" as in TALIBAN.

Posted by: TOMHERE | July 19, 2010 5:15 AM | Report abuse

Do those fringe elements of the Tea Party waiving signs comparing Pres. Obama to Hitler, Stalin and Mao actually believe that this country elected a man who fits that mold? With all of the intense scrutiny given all candidates by a wide range of media outlets, it defies logic that anyone who actually held such beliefs could even get close to the nomination, much less win a decisive victory in the general election. (Maybe they believe that all media gave him a pass and the majority of the voters were too dumb, stupid and lazy to see what was happening.) And let's go back to the debate on extremism at the 1964 GOP convention and see if we've learned anything. Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller was roundly booed when he urged the adoption of a plank in the platform condemning extremism, specifically naming the Ku Klux Klan, the Communist Party and the John Birch Society. The Birchers have become the "birthers" and have begat the Tea Party.

Posted by: Rayr | July 19, 2010 3:40 AM | Report abuse

Have you noticed nobody asks why someone chooses to be racist.
I can tell from a personal point of view is really has nothing to do with the color of a man ass....I mean if it were color I wouldent have a black dog then.
No it has to do with acountablitiy.....
All I hear is the court system is bias and the police are bias and this is bias and that is bias.
Im sure the Washington Sniper is saing that to and we all know O.J. didnt kill his wife.
It all has to do with this bias country of ours.
I mean why take on responsibility when theres an excuse for everything.
Well I do believe the time for excuses is coming to end and the time to take on responsibilty is at hand.
But we all know the NAACP will come up for an excuse why the black man should be except from that.....that ought to be good.

Posted by: garywayne1961 | July 19, 2010 2:10 AM | Report abuse

Has anyone else ever noticed that the only people who ever use the term "race card" are white?

No groups of people of color use that term.

It became popular during the O.J. trial and Johnny Cochrans dismanteling of Mark Furhman.

What exactly is a "race card"? Is it where race gets discussed instead of ignored, like always? Is it where the fearful have to deny, in public, that being around groups of people of color makes them feel...uncomfortable?

we're all supposed to "know" what the race card is. I don't. I've never understood the phrase although I understood the white need to use it to deflect conversing about race.

The less some of us are asked about how we really feel about race, the better off we are. Or, at least, that's the lie we keep telling ourselves.

Posted by: joecairo | July 19, 2010 1:35 AM | Report abuse

There's a lot of racial denial in these comments. There are those who express resentment that they might be called a racist for merely opposing President Obama's political viewpoint.

But, it's not their words that prove or disprove the accusations, it's their actions.

You can say you're not a racist, but if you act in contrast to your rhetoric, then you fail the test.

If you believe, for even but a moment, that the President is a Muslim, or not a U.S. citizen, you're a racist.

If you think that he is a socialist, determined to take away your money and give it to someone less deserving, you're a racist.

If you cheer the Arizona "law" on immigration, you're a racist.

Sure, you can rationalize all of your reaction to these things as claiming to merely oppose the Presidents politics, but at the very heart of all it is a distrust and/or dislike for him because of who he is and how he learned to succeed.

Add in the resentment for his incredible intellect and he is impossible to feel superior to, which makes racist all the more uncomfortable.

Not only is he black, he's also smarter than anyone you've ever known. This puts ignorant crackers in a double bind. Hate him because he's black and distrust him because he's so freakin'smart.

Posted by: joecairo | July 19, 2010 1:25 AM | Report abuse

Oh yeah I forgot to say the guy busted for crack was a parole officer from Philly to....just to show how bias the court system is....it is a shame isent it?

Posted by: garywayne1961 | July 19, 2010 1:22 AM | Report abuse

To Rush63...
You absolutely correct I am racist....and you right the court system is bias.
I mean when someone who blows his family away while being a correction officer for Camp Hill Prison in Pa.
And another blows his wife and her boy friend away while being a cop from Philly And another is put away for distributing well over half a ton of crack your right that is down right bias.
I dont know what I was thinking I know we have to take in consideration that being black is a handicap....Just look at all the handicap people in prisons.
They dont need prison they need their big black fannys kissed the way the NAACP wants.....yeah right that what should happen....yep.

Posted by: garywayne1961 | July 19, 2010 1:07 AM | Report abuse

@ garywayne1961, you are an idiot. Your views are racist and as someone that has worked in the corrections dept, evil is COLORBLIND. The reason so many people of color are in jail is because of a BIASED judical system. I know, I work in it.

Posted by: Rush63 | July 19, 2010 12:44 AM | Report abuse

While I'm disgusted at the Tea-parties getting painted as racist with a broad brush. I am disgusted at Mark Williams for the letter he wrote.

This guy does not reflect the Tea party. I'm glad he has been ousted.

While I clearly think President Obama is playing a race card to help is sagging poll numbers, I cannot believe what Mark Williams said and how he said it. Satire or not..NOT FUNNY.

This one individual is a bigot and has now been expelled. Rightfully so! If I was in a crowd and he chanted what he wrote as a "satire" I'd find security to boot his crazy ass out!

Now, don't get confused. I disagree with our President, and quite frankly, think he's full of @$%$. But, I'm not a racist because I disagree with him.

I wont vote to re-elect him or vote for most incumbents.


The NAACP is openly racist, it's time in this country that we come togther and speak out against racism..even when that racism is coming from the african-american community. ZERO tolerance on racism. ANY color doesnt give you the right!

Posted by: JBfromFL | July 19, 2010 12:08 AM | Report abuse

Bajiquan, Democrats sold out country out to China, and democrats sold our jobs, the jobs of US citizens, black, brown and white out to Mexico, Central and South America, Canada, India and elsewhere. Democrats have and are still trying to sell us all into slavery, they are still employing Jim Crow tactics. The shameful fact is that black democrat elected officials are as involved as white democrats in selling all US citizens, irregardless of color, into slavery, but that really shouldn't come as any surprise, as blacks owned black slaves in the south, and it was Africans who sold their own people into slavery.

I've got some news for Bajiquan, laugh while you can, because the joke's on you, because irregardless of what happens, whatever you might feel your gaining will be short lived.. in fact, people like you turn everything you touch into sewage, always have, always will.

Posted by: jenn3 | July 18, 2010 11:59 PM | Report abuse

The NAACP has not denounced the New Black Panther Party, they can't just pretend to have, in a conversation with a reporter. I've seen numerous members of the NAACP make excuses for the NBPP, and outright refuse to denounce them. Ben Jealous stated from the first, that no one had any right to expect him to denounce the NBPP, and he said that with a smirk on this face.

As the so called leading civil rights organization in the US, they have an obligation to denounce the NBPP, because it represents a threat to civil rights, a mindset that wants there to be no civil rights, for anyone. The NAACP are functioning as a barrier to deflect and make excuses. They have shamed the founders of the NAACP, and the entire civil rights movement.

The abolition movement was started by white Americans, Christians, conservative Americans. It was the republican party that formed to end slavery, the NAACP was formed by white as well as black Americans, it was the democrat party that formed the KKK, which was a militant wing of the democrat party. The Klan killed white as well as black Americans, and if we're going to be honest here, the New Black Panther Party is exactly the same as the Klan, and it's no smaller than the Klan was, and not one person in the NAACP would infer that the Klan be ignored because it was small. The NAACP doesn't own civil rights, and they don't have a right to pretend they have some power to be the arbiter of civil rights.

During the days of the civil rights struggle, white Americans took strong principled stands against racism, because they knew it was the right thing. Unfortunately, neither the NAACP or the CBC exhibit any concern about real violations of rights, or racist persecution. The CBC ignored the torture and abuse of black civil rights activists in Cuba, neither Rep Barbara Lee, Rep Bobby Rush or any of them cared about what was going on in Cuba, they ignored the torture, murders and other barbarous acts of the Castro regime they knew were going on in Cuba, while they were visiting, they were informed, but they couldn't be bothered to speak out against human beings incarcerated and abused merely for reading speeches by Dr. King in a public square. Neither the CBC or the NAACP have spoken a word about the racist murders of black adults and children like Cheryl Green or Jamiel Shaw Jr, or those four college students in Newark, NJ and many others by racist Hispanic gangs, or the ethnic cleansing of black Americans from Harlem, NY to Los Angeles, CA.

The tea party is a large, leaderless group, they have not only not acted in any way racist, they've had to be vigilant against left wing groups, who publicly stated they intended to infiltrate the tea party and act racist to embarass and demean the movement. Not one word from the NAACP denouncing the exploitation of racism when "Crash the Tea Party" made that announcement. The NAACP isn't advancing anything other than racism, and corruption. They no longer serve any purpose.

Posted by: jenn3 | July 18, 2010 11:48 PM | Report abuse

Well there you have it. The mentality of these weirdos on display for all world to see.I keep telling you, You can fool some of the prople all the time, and that's the one's you concentrate on. The "T" in tea party must stand for thimble size brain. Most of these people have no education and are failures in life. Probably didn't graduate from High School, if they did, they were at the bottom of the class. Look at the rants!! It's really projection of the disappointment with their own failed miserable, worthless, unproductive lives. I hope they work themselves up into a foaming lather and have a triple stroke.Lol. BTW, don't get mad at black people. Your brothers sold your country to communist China in the East,spilled oil everywhere for months an your senator apologized to them! South America is coming for your jobs. Maybe you'll be able to keep your paper route.LOL!!
Oh, I forgot, les we forget....it's president Obamas fault! LOL

Posted by: Bajiquan | July 18, 2010 11:38 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: LonewackoDotCom | July 18, 2010 11:14 PM

gunnysgt77: my opposition to the 'partiers is quite a bit different than others:

1. Libertarianism (or its lighter version) is incredly bad for the U.S. I've gone into that in more detail on my site.

2. The 'partiers could have chosen to help me with the very fundamental, very vital issue I cover (immigration). Instead, they chose to go after less important topics or topics that aren't so cut-and-dried or topics that are symptoms rather than root causes. That's idiotic for those and more reasons.

3. The 'partiers followed people whose policies aren't good for the U.S., such as Armey and Norquist. If you're going to be a useful idiot, why be a useful idiot for people like that? From the state, that told me that the 'partiers are absolute idiots.

For the things about them that you won't hear from their other opponents, see my coverage:
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You post a rambling and confused thought while calling people names and insulting them yet directing them to "see my coverage". I'll surely run to look at more of this tripe.....Not.
I think your all hat and no cattle! But... that is what I love about America. Everyone is welcome to their own opinion. ...Good night to all.

Posted by: gunnysgt77 | July 18, 2010 11:37 PM | Report abuse

I'm actually shocked! I agree with Joe Biden. He says the Tea Party ISN'T a racist organization!


Take that NAACP!

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/07/18/tea-party-racist-organization-biden-says/

It is the NAACP that is the racist organization!

Posted by: Indpnt1 | July 18, 2010 11:31 PM | Report abuse

garywayne1961 = racist T bagging spammer

Posted by: BornAgainAmerican | July 18, 2010 11:27 PM | Report abuse

These people who accuse others of being racist should ask why are they racist.
My veiws are considered racist and I suppose I am but there is a damn good reason why I am racist.
I read on the net about 2 months ago a census report written by the Justice Department that in 2002 the black population acounted for 13.5 percent of the American population and was responsible for 52 perecent of the crime in this country.
Now I dont go around asking anyone for ID to see if there a good guy or a bad guys.....I just look at them all as the same.
And Im not so stupid to think they will just go away and live in their ghettos the way it was intended to be.
So I adpoted a separatists position....I dont want a thing to do with them and I dont want them having anything to do with me.
Im from Pa and the town I live in is a city of about 45,000 people and this use to be a good town.
You could walk through this city at anytime day or night without a problem I know I use to go night fishing as a kid and walked home late at night or early in the morning many times....And now I defy anyone to try that without being robbed or beaten.
But about 15 miles outside of town theres a drug rehab and they cater to blacks from Philly.
And that rehab in conjuction with our mayor at the time this was in the 80s decided to allow these people to move to our city to recover from durg addiction.
And since then our crime rate has shot out of sight with shootings, and major drugs they brought crack, meth , prostitution and vice of all sorts.....we've had problems with gangs from the Crypts and Bloods to gangs formed in my town.
The county jail population is just about all black and has reached population limits many times and it looks a monkey cage at a zoo in there and the welfare office is always jammed full of these kind of people.
And knowing damn well what is the cause of this situation is why wouldent someone adopt a racist attitude and want to do something about it.
It wasent me that went to their city and turned it into a gettho and raised the crime rate.....I didnt even care about Philly.
But I personaly saw when trash is allowed to go unchecked the smell gets unbareable and thats whats going on across the nation now and it has to stop....and stop now!
And if a group of people reach the limit there are two things that can be done about it....just put up with it or do something about it.
Look at what Martin Luther King did in 60s and remember the million man march?
That was all black and nobody said a thing but when the white man makes a stand everyone from the NAACP to the Balck Pathers get all bent out of shape and start raising hell.
Well Brotha now your see what white power is about your just getting a taste of it....and its just the beginning.
And when this really takes off maybe we can get all these programes that kiss the black mans ass just because his great great granny was a slave will come to an end.
We need change and we nedd it now.

Posted by: garywayne1961 | July 18, 2010 11:24 PM | Report abuse

These people who accuse others of being racist should ask why are they racist.
My veiws are considered racist and I suppose I am but there is a damn good reason why I am racist.
I read on the net about 2 months ago a census report written by the Justice Department that in 2002 the black population acounted for 13.5 percent of the American population and was responsible for 52 perecent of the crime in this country.
Now I dont go around asking anyone for ID to see if there a good guy or a bad guys.....I just look at them all as the same.
And Im not so stupid to think they will just go away and live in their ghettos the way it was intended to be.
So I adpoted a separatists position....I dont want a thing to do with them and I dont want them having anything to do with me.
Im from Pa and the town I live in is a city of about 45,000 people and this use to be a good town.
You could walk through this city at anytime day or night without a problem I know I use to go night fishing as a kid and walked home late at night or early in the morning many times....And now I defy anyone to try that without being robbed or beaten.
But about 15 miles outside of town theres a drug rehab and they cater to blacks from Philly.
And that rehab in conjuction with our mayor at the time this was in the 80s decided to allow these people to move to our city to recover from durg addiction.
And since then our crime rate has shot out of sight with shootings, and major drugs they brought crack, meth , prostitution and vice of all sorts.....we've had problems with gangs from the Crypts and Bloods to gangs formed in my town.
The county jail population is just about all black and has reached population limits many times and it looks a monkey cage at a zoo in there and the welfare office is always jammed full of these kind of people.
And knowing damn well what is the cause of this situation is why wouldent someone adopt a racist attitude and want to do something about it.
It wasent me that went to their city and turned it into a gettho and raised the crime rate.....I didnt even care about Philly.
But I personaly saw when trash is allowed to go unchecked the smell gets unbareable and thats whats going on across the nation now and it has to stop....and stop now!
And if a group of people reach the limit there are two things that can be done about it....just put up with it or do something about it.
Look at what Martin Luther King did in 60s and remember the million man march?
That was all black and nobody said a thing but when the white man makes a stand everyone from the NAACP to the Balck Pathers get all bent out of shape and start raising hell.
Well Brotha now your see what white power is about your just getting a taste of it....and its just the beginning.
And when this really takes off maybe we can get all these programes that kiss the black mans ass just because his great great granny was a slave will come to an end.
We need change and the time to wait is done.

Posted by: garywayne1961 | July 18, 2010 11:19 PM | Report abuse

These people who accuse others of being racist should ask why are they racist.
My veiws are considered racist and I suppose I am but there is a damn good reason why I am racist.
I read on the net about 2 months ago a census report written by the Justice Department that in 2002 the black population acounted for 13.5 percent of the American population and was responsible for 52 perecent of the crime in this country.
Now I dont go around asking anyone for ID to see if there a good guy or a bad guys.....I just look at them all as the same.
And Im not so stupid to think they will just go away and live in their ghettos the way it was intended to be.
So I adpoted a separatists position....I dont want a thing to do with them and I dont want them having anything to do with me.
Im from Pa and the town I live in is a city of about 45,000 people and this use to be a good town.
You could walk through this city at anytime day or night without a problem I know I use to go night fishing as a kid and walked home late at night or early in the morning many times....And now I defy anyone to try that without being robbed or beaten.
But about 15 miles outside of town theres a drug rehab and they cater to blacks from Philly.
And that rehab in conjuction with our mayor at the time this was in the 80s decided to allow these people to move to our city to recover from durg addiction.
And since then our crime rate has shot out of sight with shootings, and major drugs they brought crack, meth , prostitution and vice of all sorts.....we've had problems with gangs from the Crypts and Bloods to gangs formed in my town.
The county jail population is just about all black and has reached population limits many times and it looks a monkey cage at a zoo in there and the welfare office is always jammed full of these kind of people.
And knowing damn well what is the cause of this situation is why wouldent someone adopt a racist attitude and want to do something about it.
It wasent me that went to their city and turned it into a gettho and raised the crime rate.....I didnt even care about Philly.
But I personaly saw when trash is allowed to go unchecked the smell gets unbareable and thats whats going on across the nation now and it has to stop....and stop now!
And if a group of people reach the limit there are two things that can be done about it....just put up with it or do something about it.
Look at what Martin Luther King did in 60s and remember the million man march?
That was all black and nobody said a thing but when the white man makes a stand everyone from the NAACP to the Balck Pathers get all bent out of shape and start raising hell.
Well Brotha now your see what white power is about your just getting a taste of it....and its just the beginning.
And when this really takes off maybe we can get all these programes that kiss the black mans ass just because his great great granny was a slave will come to an end.
We need change and the time to wait is done.

Posted by: garywayne1961 | July 18, 2010 11:18 PM | Report abuse

These people who accuse others of being racist should ask why are they racist.
My veiws are considered racist and I suppose I am but there is a damn good reason why I am racist.
I read on the net about 2 months ago a census report written by the Justice Department that in 2002 the black population acounted for 13.5 percent of the American population and was responsible for 52 perecent of the crime in this country.
Now I dont go around asking anyone for ID to see if there a good guy or a bad guys.....I just look at them all as the same.
And Im not so stupid to think they will just go away and live in their ghettos the way it was intended to be.
So I adpoted a separatists position....I dont want a thing to do with them and I dont want them having anything to do with me.
Im from Pa and the town I live in is a city of about 45,000 people and this use to be a good town.
You could walk through this city at anytime day or night without a problem I know I use to go night fishing as a kid and walked home late at night or early in the morning many times....And now I defy anyone to try that without being robbed or beaten.
But about 15 miles outside of town theres a drug rehab and they cater to blacks from Philly.
And that rehab in conjuction with our mayor at the time this was in the 80s decided to allow these people to move to our city to recover from durg addiction.
And since then our crime rate has shot out of sight with shootings, and major drugs they brought crack, meth , prostitution and vice of all sorts.....we've had problems with gangs from the Crypts and Bloods to gangs formed in my town.
The county jail population is just about all black and has reached population limits many times and it looks a monkey cage at a zoo in there and the welfare office is always jammed full of these kind of people.
And knowing damn well what is the cause of this situation is why wouldent someone adopt a racist attitude and want to do something about it.
It wasent me that went to their city and turned it into a gettho and raised the crime rate.....I didnt even care about Philly.
But I personaly saw when trash is allowed to go unchecked the smell gets unbareable and thats whats going on across the nation now and it has to stop....and stop now!
And if a group of people reach the limit there are two things that can be done about it....just put up with it or do something about it.
Look at what Martin Luther King did in 60s and remember the million man march?
That was all black and nobody said a thing but when the white man makes a stand everyone from the NAACP to the Balck Pathers get all bent out of shape and start raising hell.
Well Brotha now your see what white power is about your just getting a taste of it....and its just the beginning.
And when this really takes off maybe we can get all these programes that kiss the black mans ass just because his great great granny was a slave will come to an end.
We need change and the time to wait is done.

Posted by: garywayne1961 | July 18, 2010 11:18 PM | Report abuse

These people who accuse others of being racist should ask why are they racist.
My veiws are considered racist and I suppose I am but there is a damn good reason why I am racist.
I read on the net about 2 months ago a census report written by the Justice Department that in 2002 the black population acounted for 13.5 percent of the American population and was responsible for 52 perecent of the crime in this country.
Now I dont go around asking anyone for ID to see if there a good guy or a bad guys.....I just look at them all as the same.
And Im not so stupid to think they will just go away and live in their ghettos the way it was intended to be.
So I adpoted a separatists position....I dont want a thing to do with them and I dont want them having anything to do with me.
Im from Pa and the town I live in is a city of about 45,000 people and this use to be a good town.
You could walk through this city at anytime day or night without a problem I know I use to go night fishing as a kid and walked home late at night or early in the morning many times....And now I defy anyone to try that without being robbed or beaten.
But about 15 miles outside of town theres a drug rehab and they cater to blacks from Philly.
And that rehab in conjuction with our mayor at the time this was in the 80s decided to allow these people to move to our city to recover from durg addiction.
And since then our crime rate has shot out of sight with shootings, and major drugs they brought crack, meth , prostitution and vice of all sorts.....we've had problems with gangs from the Crypts and Bloods to gangs formed in my town.
The county jail population is just about all black and has reached population limits many times and it looks a monkey cage at a zoo in there and the welfare office is always jammed full of these kind of people.
And knowing damn well what is the cause of this situation is why wouldent someone adopt a racist attitude and want to do something about it.
It wasent me that went to their city and turned it into a gettho and raised the crime rate.....I didnt even care about Philly.
But I personaly saw when trash is allowed to go unchecked the smell gets unbareable and thats whats going on across the nation now and it has to stop....and stop now!
And if a group of people reach the limit there are two things that can be done about it....just put up with it or do something about it.
Look at what Martin Luther King did in 60s and remember the million man march?
That was all black and nobody said a thing but when the white man makes a stand everyone from the NAACP to the Balck Pathers get all bent out of shape and start raising hell.
Well Brotha now your see what white power is about your just getting a taste of it....and its just the beginning.
And when this really takes off maybe we can get all these programes that kiss the black mans ass just because his great great granny was a slave will come to an end.
We need change and the time to wait is done.

Posted by: garywayne1961 | July 18, 2010 11:17 PM | Report abuse

gunnysgt77: my opposition to the 'partiers is quite a bit different than others:

1. Libertarianism (or its lighter version) is incredly bad for the U.S. I've gone into that in more detail on my site.

2. The 'partiers could have chosen to help me with the very fundamental, very vital issue I cover (immigration). Instead, they chose to go after less important topics or topics that aren't so cut-and-dried or topics that are symptoms rather than root causes. That's idiotic for those and more reasons.

3. The 'partiers followed people whose policies aren't good for the U.S., such as Armey and Norquist. If you're going to be a useful idiot, why be a useful idiot for people like that? From the state, that told me that the 'partiers are absolute idiots.

For the things about them that you won't hear from their other opponents, see my coverage:

http://24ahead.com/s/tea-parties

Posted by: LonewackoDotCom | July 18, 2010 11:14 PM | Report abuse

I have a great respect for the Tea Party People who oppose the disasters in Iraq and Afghanistan, who support civil liberties, and Ron Paul. As for the Tea Baggers, they are a pathetic support group for Republicans who suffer from Obama derangement syndrome, cognitive dissonance, and preach the gospel of former Gov. Palin, Glenn Beck, Boss Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Michelle Bachman, Susanna Martinez, Jan Brewer, Fox News etc.

Posted by: BornAgainAmerican | July 18, 2010 11:13 PM | Report abuse

I'm confused a bit. If these Tea Party folks are as 'bad' as some of the Democrat 'Rah Rah' folks are saying, what's the big deal? Surely the American public will see through the Tea Party's short comings! Surely the Democrats will have no problem getting their people re-elected. Why waste all the vile and stupid remarks and computer time on a group that is so wrong? :^)

Posted by: gunnysgt77 | July 18, 2010 10:51 PM | Report abuse

What's hilarious about all this is just how inept the 'partiers are. What's *not* hilarious is how it would be great if they were smarter and could help me with the issues I cover.

For an example of just how stupid the 'partiers are, one of the TP Express "stars" is this guy:

http://peekURL.com/vupeyrs

Is one tea party group calling him a racist?

Posted by: LonewackoDotCom | July 18, 2010 10:27 PM | Report abuse

When you have nothing rational or justifiable to attack a group with, yell 'Racism". It has worked before! It is amusing how those poor abused people calling 'racism' loudly call every man women and child in the nation the racist name for what one person does. But we should not say they are racist.... riiiiiight!

Posted by: gunnysgt77 | July 18, 2010 10:19 PM | Report abuse

Obama is not a black American. According to Webster's Dictionary he is a mulatto. If all whites are racists he will certainly have an internal struggle, being half white.

Posted by: good_angel | July 18, 2010 10:18 PM | Report abuse

The tea party isn't racist, and those members of the CBC were caught lying through their teeth, when they attempted to infer otherwise. They were accompanied by police, and staff with video cameras, who were scouring the crowd, hoping to catch once instance of racism to hang their hat on. They didn't, and had there been any racist terms hurled, spitting or anything else, you know it would have been caught. The tea party patriots, knowing that there would be left wingers attempting to infiltrate their midst, as a left wing group, "Crash the Tea Party" had advertised on the 'net that they'd be infiltrating and attempting to embarrass the tea party by carrying racist signs and acting racist, so the tea partiers came equipped with video cameras and were recording everything to protect themselves and the movement. Many of them recorded the entry and exit of the CBC members, right up close, and there were no racial epithets hurled, no spitting, no nothing. They did catch Jesse Jackson jr. videotaping his father attempting to harass the crowd by pulling on their signs, trying to rip them out of their hands. They also recorded the police officer escorting the CBC member who claimed to have been called names and spit upon, and that same officer informed the authorities and the press that she witnessed no spitting, no racist epithets, nothing. Andrew Breitbart offered first $10,000.00 to be donated to the UNCF, if a member of the CBC would offer proof of their claims, then he upped the offer to $100,000.00 to the UNCF, but still, not one member has stepped forward to provide the proof they should have if they were telling the truth. Rep. Lewis himself had 2 staffers wielding video cameras.

Last week, a left wing group provided a video they made to the media, claiming it was proof of racist tea party people, but what they didn't say was the video was a fraud. It showed members of Crash the Tea Party, and footage of unknown people from 2006, long before the tea party ever came about. What I know, is the Washington Post has refused to report on what is really going on in the US, even your Ombudsman has complained. It's long over due for the paper to get rid of it's unethical, biased reporters, and hired real, ethical journalists instead.

Posted by: jenn3 | July 18, 2010 10:17 PM | Report abuse

good_angel - you're too pithy. Can't you elaborate some?

Posted by: ajlerner1 | July 18, 2010 10:03 PM | Report abuse

The Tea Party folks are a bunch of ignorant clown face hat wearing imbeciles .It is easy to say that from the post I have read, that a good share of them are truly racists.Keep up the good work you idiots are going to make November easy for the Democrats.Open mouth insert Democratic votes.

Posted by: whales60 | July 18, 2010 10:02 PM | Report abuse

We need to make "playing the race card" illegal. This is the only way to prevent the Democratic Party from dragging our nation down into racial strife.

Posted by: Indpnt1 | July 18, 2010 9:43 PM | Report abuse


The tea party is a grassroots political movement comprised of individuals; there are no "leaders".

You will find out on November the 2nd what the tea party stands for.

107 days until Election Day. See you at the polls, Dims.

Posted by: screwjob17 | July 18, 2010 9:39 PM | Report abuse

Tea party leader expelled over slavery letter, but Jessie Jackson's comments about Lebron being a slave are ignored and he is still a revered NAACP racist.


News at eleven.

Posted by: Indpnt1 | July 18, 2010 9:34 PM | Report abuse

I thought the letter was pretty funny myself. No one can take a joke these days if it means they can benefit politically from it.

Posted by: dummypants | July 18, 2010 9:32 PM | Report abuse

More so than dubya did!!!

Posted by: david865 | July 18, 2010 9:16 PM | Report abuse

Obama's doing a great job of bringing the country together, isn't he?

Posted by: get_it_right | July 18, 2010 9:12 PM | Report abuse

What's your point, FitzOther???? I read your article. What I got from it pointed to the fact that both Hillary Clinton and President Obama were schooled in a deep connection with the American people. Yes, they were neighborhood organizers. Yes, they worked for change. But this change was meant to better the lives of Americans, not the Big Oil and Corporations that republicans spread their legs for.

Posted by: david865 | July 18, 2010 9:12 PM | Report abuse

The NAACP didn't say a single word about the New Black Panthers threatening voters with a club or the member of that organization saying the black community need to "kill the crackers and kill cracker babies". They didn't say a word about the Mr. Holder dropping the charges against those thugs even though the justice department had already won the court case. That is TRUE racism. The people denouncing the TEA Party are using the ugly term racism to try to destroy an honest patriotic American movement to protect our countries heritage against the socialist programs of Obama and the Democrats. I have been to several TEA Party gatherings and the only subjects covered were patriotism, conservatism, God and country, national defense, and border protection. The person that sings the TEA Party anthem, Loyd Marcus, is a proud black TEA Party member and is hugely popular within the TEA Party. There has been a reward of $100,000 offered for anyone having a video record of any TEA Party member saying anything racial to Congressman Lewis or any other member of congress during the TEA Party gathering in Washington D.C. . So far there have been no takers and most of us believe the congressmen lied to defame the TEA Party. The Democrats and liberals are trying anyway they can to smear the TEA Party because they know Americans have finally had enough of government spending for people that want handouts from the tax payers of this country. They are also afraid of the fact there are huge numbers of Christians in the TEA Party. The liberals want a secular country. The NAACP, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and several others live off of race baiting. Intelligent educated black Americans know better and many of them are welcome TEA Party supporters. The mis-fortunate attempt at satire by Mark Williams attempting to make fun of the NAACP's spurious racial charges was just that. After all he was using the term "Colored" because the National Association of "Colored" People still uses it. He was making fun of the people still pushing the charge of "racism" through that outdated organization who, in majority, still look for government hand outs through the over reach of political correctness and pay offs through threats of calling corporations "racist" as Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton do on a regular basis. He was not making fun of the hard working patriotic black people in the USA. By the way, the Washing Post's Matt Delong is a blatant liar and is stirring even more racial unrest by his totally false column headline. Mark Williams poor attempt at satire made no mention nor did it infer anything about "slavery". He made fun of the welfare types that were actually shown live on TV after the Obama election stating they were going to get "Obama money" or that they were going to be given various free things from the government from Obama.

Posted by: good_angel | July 18, 2010 9:08 PM | Report abuse

"Those t-baggers who practice white supremacy are pulling the GOP deeper and deeper into an abyss from which they may never recover..."

Well, that presumes a few things.

One, that the GOP isn't already in an abyss from which it may never recover, and wouldn't be going deeper faster without this recent brouhaha. 2nd that the white-supremacists in the GOP now have something to worry about.

The bottom-line is that racial politics serve to identify those who outspokenly agree with and who disagree with those stated policies. That doesn't make it easy to identify those who come down on either side without making their opinions clear to the public, or which side they come down on.

The wonderful thing about racism is that it's so easy to wrap it up in so many different political styles. The end result is the same when blacks suffer and whites benefit disproportionately. The null question must then be asked: is it possible for America to move forward in a *non*-racial manner? Is our country inherently, fudamentally racist, racist to the core, with racism embedded in our hopes & dreams, from top to bottom? Is the American Dream racist by definition?

If that is the case then it is foolhardy for groups to cry "racism" because it simply paints them as anti-American. And white-supremacists merely have to offer a simple choice: This country can try to be race-neutral and fail as a society, or admit that its goals are fundamentally racist and go on about life.

It all depends on what we really mean by "success".

Posted by: dubya1938 | July 18, 2010 9:01 PM | Report abuse

This president is a failure, and I don't care what color he is. If the NAACP stood on merits instead of color, they'd say.."this guy is a failure".

Goodbye in November 2010 and 2012!

Posted by: JBfromFL | July 18, 2010 9:00 PM | Report abuse

Oh please, here we go again. Wah wah wah...

I come across more racists in the non-white societies than I do the whites. All I ever hear about is how the whites are the racist ones.

But I tell you what... Whites don't have a "White History Month", do they? They don't have a white only college funding do they??
No, because that would be racist. But to have these things for other races isn't?

Puh-lease.
Give it a break and start looking more at yourselves before you start pointing the finger.

Posted by: Petals81 | July 18, 2010 8:58 PM | Report abuse

The funniest part of the Tea Party is that this is what they actually believe. They believe a huge part of federal spending is giving flatscreen TVs to lazy black people.

They are that ignorant.

I also like that they attack the WaPo as being a propaganda machine for the Democratic Party. The WaPo gives more conservatives places to write than any other major newspaper. Conservatives who made it past third grade realize this.

Posted by: baldinho | July 18, 2010 8:48 PM | Report abuse

Last I heard, the Tin Man and Alice were heading to Nevada, Kentucky, and Florida to shore up the Tea Party losers in those states!

Based on the right wing biased Rasmussen polls, Reid is within 3 points of Angle which technically means he his ahead in that race. Crist is ahead in Florida by 7 points and should caucus with Democrats while Paul is struggling in a state noted for its conservative politics.

Posted by: Citi__Street | July 18, 2010 8:47 PM | Report abuse

The funniest part of the Tea Party is that this is what they actually believe. They believe a huge part of federal spending is giving flatscreen TVs to lazy black people.

They are that ignorant.

I also like that they attack the WaPo as being a propaganda machine for the Democratic Party. The WaPo gives more conservatives places to write than any other major newspaper. Conservatives who made it past third grade realize this.

Posted by: baldinho | July 18, 2010 8:47 PM | Report abuse

Last I heard, the Tin Man and Alice were heading to Nevada, Kentucky, and Florida to shore up the Tea Party losers in those states!

Based on the right wing biased Rasmussen polls, Reid is within 3 points of Angle which technically means he his ahead in that race. Crist is ahead in Florida by 7 points and should caucus with Democrats while Paul is struggling in a state noted for its conservative politics.

Posted by: Citi__Street | July 18, 2010 8:45 PM | Report abuse

Seems like a win-win. NAACP gets some publicity, Tea Party is motivated to kick out the bigots, and the country is better off every time it is made clear that racists are a hateful minority. Though it's hard to say they're being slandered when they have to expel one of their leaders for this stuff. And if Mitch McConnell is not going to get involved in the disputes out in the country, how is he going to fill up his time?

Posted by: markfromark | July 18, 2010 8:44 PM | Report abuse

The argument stream following the article is priceless. Shoe calling the road black, all day long, here. Apparently, something that someone said or did in connection with the Tea Party really struck a nerve elsewhere in the old body politic. Maybe there's hope for the old boy, yet.

Posted by: walkerbert | July 18, 2010 8:43 PM | Report abuse

This administration launched a divisive routine on us all and we are too dumb to see it. Again this admin was behind the racial attacking on the tea-party.
(remember Michele was with them the night before)

Blame others when you suck. That is the motto! Create divide, and discourse. If you do not agree with EVERYTHING this president does, then you are painted as a racist.

What? Can't we all see through this nonsense? Our country's race relations were far better than before this administration. Now, an American cannot speak against him because he is African-american? What?

Who cares what color he is. He sucks and he is dividing us to score political points.

Posted by: JBfromFL | July 18, 2010 8:35 PM | Report abuse

Watch as the Mad Hatter's Tea Party folks continue to gnaw away at each other as they struggle to become relevant while their only reason for being is to be negative.

By November they will resemble another well known fictional character - Monty Python's Black Knight.

Dessert anyone?

Posted by: apspa1 | July 18, 2010 8:28 PM | Report abuse

most if not all of the tea party is clearly racist. they are just more vocal about it than the Repugs.

Posted by: janouzpoha | July 18, 2010 8:26 PM | Report abuse

Some people have no sense of humor. Geeze

Posted by: JulioAugustine | July 18, 2010 8:18 PM | Report abuse

gschultens
ur koolaide mutscahe is shoin...fact is this rag outted ur socialist ALINKYITE heroes Hillery and Barrack >1000 days ago.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/03/24/AR2007032401152.html

Posted by: FitzOther | July 18, 2010 8:18 PM | Report abuse

Based upon the way that some people used the comment section appended to this story it seems that many people don't have anything intelligent to say. That is how I view most Tea Partiers. However, I agree with what many Tea Partiers say about the need to change our government and our society. The problem is not with government but with the rich and powerful who control government. That is what many Tea Partiers don't understand. They end up supporting Big Oil and the Military Industrial Complex which runs this government. Obama is part of the Military Industrial complex. That is shown by his policy concerning the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Tea Partiers tend to support the GOP which works to reduce taxes for the wealthy and provides support for a Department of Defense annual budget which pumps almost a trillion dollars into the wealthy pockets of the Military Industrial complex. A Tea Partier is much more likesly to have a son or a daughter in Iraq or Afghanistan than the CEO of a major corporation. That CEO is most likely very wealthy and a major donor to the GOP. Because os the ignorance of many Tea Partier the gap between the rich and the middle class in America keeps growing larger while Tea Partiers don't understand why. Many Tea Partiers look back with reverence upon President Reagan despite the fact that during his presidency the government grew enormously. They were silent when George Bush was spending the U.S. into bankruptcy. We need a new government. We need a constitutional convention to start all over again.

Posted by: jimeglrd8 | July 18, 2010 8:11 PM | Report abuse


Those t-baggers who practice white supremacy are pulling the GOP deeper and deeper into an abyss from which they may never recover...

Posted by: demtse | July 18, 2010 8:10 PM | Report abuse

Sorry gs......
My line was almost identical to yours.....didn't read yours before posting.

Posted by: david865 | July 18, 2010 8:07 PM | Report abuse

Yes, I believe the Tea Party Mission Statement is: "Screw You I've Got Mine"

Posted by: LoneDemBama | July 18, 2010 8:07 PM | Report abuse

Note to Islamislam:
The NAACP was not attacking white men as being rascist. You still don't get it, do you. The NAACP was attacking the Tea Party for allowing rascists to run the show. It's something that I, a white male, have seen as obvious for a long time. You and others like you just can't seem to see the forest for the trees.

Posted by: david865 | July 18, 2010 8:03 PM | Report abuse

I must say I'm amused by the new conservatroll strategy of pre-emptively calling racist at every imagined opportunity.

Posted by: mattintx | July 18, 2010 8:01 PM | Report abuse

ISlamIslam: evidently you didn't read the article and haven't been following the news as of late. It appears you're getting your talking points from the right wing noise machine.

The NAACP did not say that whites are racist. They did not condemn the white race as racist. What they did condemn was RACIST ELEMENTS in the Tea Bagger movement. You'd have to be certifiably blind to not recognize that there are racist elements in the Tea Bagger movement.

Posted by: gschultens | July 18, 2010 7:59 PM | Report abuse

FitzOther posts: "Stateist totalitarians ... Radicals...Stateist totalitarians...Rules for Radicals...A Marxist...political paradise of communism."

Well, it's always interesting to see what kind of lunatic nonsense is ricocheting around the right wing echo chamber.

And the poor goober can't even spell "statist" correctly.

Posted by: gschultens | July 18, 2010 7:50 PM | Report abuse

Jealous and NAACP are not very good marksmen.

They don't have the slightest ability to identify the threats to their cherished Minority status.

The ever increasing Hispanic population, never mind the legality, eclipsed the numbers of Blacks in America years ago and the gap is accelerating.

The combination of immigration and fertility are the prime components of change impacting the Black Community.

Continuing to beat a dead horse, the Blacks are getting nowhere assaulting Whites as racists when they Whites can do nothing to help Blacks combat Hispanic competition for jobs.

Hispanics, used to far harsher living conditions in South and Central America, can live much more cheaply than Blacks, enabling them to undercut Blacks for the few employment positions available today.

Yet, Black leadership attacking White America is an anachronism that still fascinates Black commentators, stuck in the past and bereft of ideas about how to deal with the here-and-now reality.

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Posted by: ISlamIslam | July 18, 2010 7:49 PM | Report abuse

Jealous and NAACP are not very good marksmen.

They don't have the slightest ability to identify the threats to their cherished Minority status.

The ever increasing Hispanic population, never mind the legality, eclipsed the numbers of Blacks in America years ago and the gap is accelerating.

The combination of immigration and fertility are the prime components of change impacting the Black Community.

Continuing to beat a dead horse, the Blacks are getting nowhere assaulting Whites as racists when they Whites can do nothing to help Blacks combat Hispanic competition for jobs.

Hispanics, used to far harsher living conditions in South and Central America, can live much more cheaply than Blacks, enabling them to undercut Blacks for the few employment postions available today.

Yet, Black leadership attacking White America is an anachronism that still fascinates Black commentators, stuck in the past and bereft of ideas about how to deal with the here-and-now reality.

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Posted by: ISlamIslam | July 18, 2010 7:48 PM | Report abuse

Limpbaugh, Beck and Hannity stoke the fires of racism every time they open their mouths to attack Obama.

And Palin and Bachman, etc. address their merry band of tea bags in terms that anyone who has witnessed racism understands exactly what they are implying.

All of them crying for their "lost America", when it was never theirs to begin with, it has belonged to all of us, and in 2008 they found out other people didn't like their vision for America. Our America was never lost, it was just being abused and the majority of us decided to stop it during the last presidential election.

Posted by: AverageJane | July 18, 2010 7:43 PM | Report abuse

Huh? The tea party says they're not racist and then expels Mark Williams from their group for ... racism? That's like someone returning stolen goods once they have been denounced as a thief and saying, "See, I didn't steal it. I just borrowed it for a while." Just because they were caught doesn't mean they didn't steal. Tea partiers should be upfront and admit there are racists in their group---especially now that they found and expelled one. This is so elementary that it hardly needs to be explained but I guess someone ought to: If you're expelling racists from your group, it means there are racists in your group. Duh!

Posted by: ravijet | July 18, 2010 7:42 PM | Report abuse

Good for the Tea Party!

I thought that the NAACP's recent criticism was over-broad but certainly had a kernel of truth: there is, or was, an undoubtably a racist element among the Tea-Party. The element was often exagerated but that does not mean it does not exist and does not need to be repudiated in the strongest possible terms!

Condemning and expelling Williams and other racists is exactly what they should be done and, unfortunately, pretty much all that can be done.

The Tea-Party was mature in recognizing the fact that there were in fact some racists in their organization, people who are motivated by irrational hatred of the President's skin rather than reasoned opposition to his policy, and admirable in expelling them from their ranks.

I am also glad to see the NAACP denounce the NBPP in such unequivocal terms and to hear that VP Biden, speaking both for himself and the President, acknowledged once again that they do not believe that the opposition to them is animated to any great degree by racism.

All these organizations and people, whatever there faults now or in the past, deserve credit for doing what they can to try to dial back this idjotic "racial" bickering that so distracts us from the real issue that face our nation and effect ALL Americans, regardless of their hue.

Now maybe Williams and his racists can engage in a useless contest of witlessness with Shabazz and his racists and leave the adults alone to solve the Republic's problems without a bunch of asinine bickering along the lines of melatonin level.

One can hope.

Posted by: andrew23boyle | July 18, 2010 7:40 PM | Report abuse

"Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it." Rules for Radicals
By Saul Alinsky .

Sounds like the Tea Party manifesto.

BB

Posted by: FairlingtonBlade | July 18, 2010 7:38 PM | Report abuse

I only had to scan through the posts supporting the Tea Party and denigrating the NAACP to see how hate filled and racist most of them are. They expose themselves with every word they write including and and the.

Posted by: observator1000 | July 18, 2010 7:38 PM | Report abuse

Here's a representative photograph of the average tea-bagging goober:

http://washingtonindependent.com/73036/n-word-sign-dogs-would-be-tea-party-leader

Posted by: WhateverHeSaid | July 18, 2010 7:37 PM | Report abuse

"Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it." Rules for Radicals
By Saul Alinsky .
Check...
Stateist totalitarians are predictable ...READ "Rules for Radicals" pg 10..."A Marxist begins with his prime truth that all evils are caused by the exploitation of the proletariat by the capitalists. From this he logically proceeds to the revolution to end capitalism, then into the third stage of reorganization into a new social order of the dictatorship of the proletariat, and finally the last stage -- the political paradise of communism."

Posted by: FitzOther | July 18, 2010 7:32 PM | Report abuse

Just because TeaBallers spell the "N word" wrong on their signs doesn't mean that they're racists.

Posted by: wilder5121 | July 18, 2010 7:30 PM | Report abuse

Teabagger leader is expelled and Senator
"please, oh, please, change my poopy diaper and spank me, Miss Lady of the Night" Vitter is in trouble.

Could there be a God after all?

Soap Opera Sarah need only look in the comments section of WaPo for proof her inbred teabagger cousins of Fred Phelps are indeed racist after all.

Posted by: areyousaying | July 18, 2010 7:26 PM | Report abuse

@1965Bigdog
The civil rights movement is NOT over. Just because folks aren't getting fire hosed doesn't mean racism isn't alive and well today. And that's against Latinos and Jewish people as well as blacks. The fact is, in much of the deep south, separatism and closet racism can still be found in most small towns. And almost NONE of those towns voted for Obama. If we are one country, then until there is no racism, we must ALL own the issue. And that includes the NAACP as well as the Tea Party.

Posted by: ksanders32
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The Civil Rights struggle was about things like Bull Connor unleashing the police dogs, Medgar Evers being killed, voting rights, etc. Quite frankly, the gov't has taken over what the NAACP used to do. And since a jury in Mississippi did convict de la Beckwith, the South won't tolerate racism any more either.

I don't like racism wherever it comes from, be it the KKK, neo-Nazis, or someone like Jesse Jackson (Hymie Town).

However, just because the Tea Party movement disagrees with Obama, that doesn't make it racist. It means that the people in the Tea Party movement don't like the direction he's leading the country in. I didn't like the communist healthcare scam when pale faces Bill and Hillary tried to ram it down our throats, and I don't like it now that Obama is doing it. It has absolutely positively nothing to do with the color of the man's skin. It has EVERYTHING to do with the proper relationship between government and the population, and gov't forcing people to spend money how it sees fit oversteps that bounds. That's communist sort of stuff. It's inconsistent with what America is. It also tramples on Common Law and 9th Amendment rights of being able to spend your money how you see fit, not to mention the commerce clause.

Truly, it's nothing racist. I'm judging the man by the content of his character. I think he's a real stand-up guy when it comes to being a husband and a father, but he's a disaster zone when it comes to being a President. Middle America is reasserting itself and is kicking out the Dems in Congress this November, and is sending Obama packing in November 2012.

VOTE REPUBLICAN!!!

Posted by: A1965bigdog | July 18, 2010 7:21 PM | Report abuse

Yeah...right. You dimwits are ANGRY and you WANT TO TAKE THIS COUNTRY BACK! Blah, blah, blah. You Tea Baggers are angry that a black man was voted President by a majority of Americans. You are angry because you didn't get your way and another 4 years of disastrous Bush policy was not shoved down our throats. You are angry because it was a Democrat and a black President at that, who was able to finally pass an historic health bill. Something many Presidents have tried and failed to do. You are angry that it is a black man's responsibility to repair the catastrophy of an economy left us by George Bush. And just like your republican counterparts in congress, you are deathly afraid that Obama will succeed in fixing this mess. JUST SAY NO....OBSTRUCT ANY KIND OF PROGRESS. After all, you didn't get your way, now did you? So like many old white men, when you don't get your way, you begin to infiltrate your local Starbucks with your guns at your side. What ME, RACIST???? You are an embarrassment to our country.

Posted by: david865 | July 18, 2010 7:20 PM | Report abuse

The Tea Party ain't racist...not at all. It's just that they don't like the black guy in Washington running up deficits the same way the white guy in Washington did before him.

Posted by: wilder5121 | July 18, 2010 7:17 PM | Report abuse

When you lack ideas, just start calling the other person names like "racist" or "hater" and that suffices.

Posted by: corruptsociety
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Actually, when you really are racist haters, your post is the only way to respond. No facts, no substance.

Posted by: arancia12 | July 18, 2010 7:17 PM | Report abuse

We just need everyone to tell them where to put their tea bags in November!

Posted by: staussfamily | July 18, 2010 7:13 PM | Report abuse

"I can't stand Obama's politics and his guiding socialist ideology. That makes me a racist. OK, got it. Racist! Racist!! Racist!!! That's what I am... "

Score 10 for dishonesty!!!!

That is not what makes you racist. Political disagreement is fundamental to a progressive society. Suggesting that the label of racist is based simply on political disagreement and not on other so-clearly-demonstrated factors IS RACIST!!!!!

Posted by: hectorstr | July 18, 2010 7:12 PM | Report abuse

TEABAGGERS PARTY SLOGAN:

more guns and ammo pleeze!!!!
more god/jezus pleeze!!!
no blacks/latins or gays pleeze!!!

Posted by: willemkraal | July 18, 2010 7:11 PM | Report abuse

REWARD THE RICH, PUNISH THE POOR - VOTE REPUBLICAN! And afterwards, do yourself a favor and contact your proctologist about a brain scan.

Posted by: Bushwhacked1 | July 18, 2010 7:11 PM | Report abuse

@1965Bigdog
The civil rights movement is NOT over. Just because folks aren't getting fire hosed doesn't mean racism isn't alive and well today. And that's against Latinos and Jewish people as well as blacks. The fact is, in much of the deep south, separatism and closet racism can still be found in most small towns. And almost NONE of those towns voted for Obama. If we are one country, then until there is no racism, we must ALL own the issue. And that includes the NAACP as well as the Tea Party.

Posted by: ksanders32 | July 18, 2010 7:08 PM | Report abuse

The NAACP went out of it's way to emphasize it recognizes the tea party is not a racist movement. It merely questioned why individuals who claim to be part of the tea party movement are not denounced by recognized leaders of the movement when they make racist statements.

Posted by: psst_limbaugh_keep-ranting_satan | July 18, 2010 7:07 PM | Report abuse

"I can't stand Obama's politics and his guiding socialist ideology. That makes me a racist. OK, got it. Racist! Racist!! Racist!!! That's what I am... "

Score 10 for dishonesty!!!!

That is not what makes you racist. Political disagreement is fundamental to a progressive society. Suggesting that the label of racist is based simply on political disagreement and not on other so-clearly-demonstrated factors IS RACIST!!!!!

Posted by: hectorstr | July 18, 2010 7:06 PM | Report abuse

You know, I think maybe some of you folks out there should go and pick up a copy of Aesop's Fables. There's this nice little story called the Boy who cried Wolf. Anyway, the boy calls "Wolf" when there isn't one. Me thinks that the NAACP is doing that as well. And you know, you do it too many times, people just don't believe you.

You guys really need to find another gig. Obama is President. The Civil Rights struggle is over. You've outlived your usefulness. Change into something different, like perhaps a charity for raising money for educational scholarships for members of your community, or disband. Quite frankly, there's nothing left to struggle for.

However, charging racism where none exists really makes you look silly.

What the truth is is that your guy Obama is about to get his butt kicked because he strayed too far from the values of mainstream America by foisting that abomination of a Communist Healthcare scam, blowing %1.6 Trillion dollars of borrowed money with nothing to show for it, hiring commies like Van Jones, Anita Dunn, Ron Bloom, pervert Kevin Jennings, associating with Sleazeball Rezko, Mad Bomber Bill Ayers, and Rev. Jerimiah (God D--n America) Wright. We can't forget his apology tour, nor his bowing to foreign leaders, nor his "Let's Muslims feel good" Nasa directive. We also can't forget his dithering concerning troop levels in Afghanistan, his incompetence in the Gulf, and just quite frankly being out of his league being President of the US.

His buddies in Congress are getting booted in November, and we're booting out Obama in November 2012 so that he can retire and go home to Chicago, Hawaii, Indonesia, Kenya, or wherever it is he is from.

VOTE REPUBLICAN!!!

Posted by: A1965bigdog | July 18, 2010 6:59 PM | Report abuse

What leader? Who does he lead? I thought you Traitors said we don't have a leader.

Posted by: Imarkex | July 18, 2010 6:48 PM | Report abuse

Funny months just months before an election that could prove fatal to Dems the NAACP decides to come with this BS now.
Yet, it is OK supporting "Kill Cracker Babies" statements from NBPP. Not a peek on that one! The SEIU and AFLCIO is behind these so called TP racist. There has never been and never will be proof it was actually a Republican doing these racist acts. I is easy for SEIU members be show up as instructed at TP events and do this.

Posted by: usmc1969 | July 18, 2010 6:46 PM | Report abuse

Let me see if I have this straight! There are no "TEA PARTY" leaders but someone named David Webb just kicked out Mark Williams and his entire group! Interesting!!!

Posted by: slownez | July 18, 2010 6:43 PM | Report abuse

Let me see if I have this straight! There are no "TEA PARTY" leaders but someone named David Webb just kicked out Mark Williams and his entire group! Interesting!!!

Posted by: slownez | July 18, 2010 6:42 PM | Report abuse

i love the tea party and i've never even been to one of their events. im definitely down with the tea party attitude more than the progressive attitude and im an obama voter! i took a chance thinking this guy wouldnt do certain things when it became clear they were unpopular by his stunning ignorance of the will of the american people is too much to bear for two more years in washington - we NEED a check on unfettered liberalism in america.

Posted by: dummypants | July 18, 2010 6:42 PM | Report abuse

Members of SEIU and AFLCIO have made their way into the Tea Party and their mission is to disrupt the TP by bringing racist signs and banners to the events. Most people know this to be true. Unions have alot to lose in the next election and their goal is to not allow that to happen.
The NAACP has not voting on anything Black Panther related have they! The SEIU and AFLCIO are into the pockets of dems now. They are the racist! We must unite against them! Remember to vote in November and keep the unions out of our everyday lives.

Posted by: usmc1969 | July 18, 2010 6:36 PM | Report abuse

Members of SEIU and AFLCIO have made their way into the Tea Party and their mission is to disrupt the TP by bringing racist signs and banners to the events. Most people know this to be true. Unions have alot to lose in the next election and their goal is to not allow that to happen.
The NAACP has not voting on anything Black Panther related have they! The SEIU and AFLCIO are into the pockets of dems now. They are the racist! We must unite against them! Remember to vote in November and keep the unions out of our everyday lives.

Posted by: usmc1969 | July 18, 2010 6:35 PM | Report abuse

If McCain had had overwhelming left-wing media backing would he have lost the election?

The fact is Obama won because the media backed him, and his record was covered up.

Now we know Obama's incompetent, he doesn't represent the people, and he's a stupid Socialist backed by racist organizations.

Posted by: bob59 | July 18, 2010 6:35 PM | Report abuse

Vice-president Biden said today that the tea-parties are not racist. Discussion over liberals!

Is the NAACP racist?

It appears that the liberals are the racist elephants in the room!

Posted by: JBfromFL | July 18, 2010 6:29 PM | Report abuse

Who would even know the NAACP had a convention if they hadn’t issued an indictment of the Tea Party (or at least parts of it) as racist?

The NAACP is a venerable organization fallen on hard times. In part, these hard times are due to its great success over the past couple of generations. The NAACP was founded to promote black integration into society, to help blacks get their fair share of the American Pie. While we may not be entirely there, many blacks have successfully assimilated into American society. Blatant racism is no longer tolerated, and what racism that remains is slowly dying with the idiots who have failed to change with the times. Vigilance is still required, but the relevancy of the NAACP is waning for most blacks who no longer see their way blocked by segregationists and Jim Crow laws, and where many have made their way in life on their own merits.

The NAACP needs to wave the red racist flag to keep from fading away, it does some service by reminding us of the progress we have made and the distance we still have to go, it does no service to anyone in spreading fear among its members to maintain their solidarity, and anger among those wrongfully accused.

The Tea Party is not an organization, it is the non-organization, it is more just a state of mind, albeit, an anti-big government state of mind, it is the Perot movement without Ross Perot. Sure, there are some self-styled leaders who have jumped out in front and attempted to gain some notoriety and press attention, but the Tea Party is just a broad name for the significant disquiet prevailing in the country over the direction the Govt is taking us. The Tea Party won’t last and it won’t have any more effect than Ross Perot’s short lived movement.

Separatist movements from Nation of Islam to the Black Panther Party are not what the NAACP promotes or stands for, and neither is racism, segregation or Jim Crow laws in any way a part or parcel of the Tea Party Movement. This is just trading insults as a competitive sport.

Obama personifies the Govt, and its policies, after all he is the President. No one is particularly happy with the Govt. Some think it is not doing enough, some think it is doing too much, there is no satisfying most people. The more the Govt does, the more it will do poorly, or brutishly, or thoughtlessly, or without considering the unintended consequences and the more people it will offend and the more open dissent and resistance it will generate, this is just the way it is with Govts, at least in countries that are nominally free.

Portraying Pres. Obama in caricatures of Hitler and the Joker are reminiscent of those the Left so enjoyed portraying G Bush. This doesn’t make the Tea Party movement racist, it just suggests a lack of originality and the liberal creativity to come up with some new shocking display not already well used and worn. Complaining makes the NAACP look like a bunch of bad sports.

Posted by: droberts57 | July 18, 2010 6:26 PM | Report abuse


Tea Partiers are the new improved KKK, the proud flag waving, misogynistic, homophobic, racist to the bone, besotted with medieval religious drivel, semi-literate gun nuts.

In other words, the perfect fodder for manipulaters like the various blow dried reformed drug addicted, alcoholic, Fox News creeps or any of the various and sundry televangelist scam artists.

Fortunatly, they will soon fade away, just like the KKK.

Posted by: daniel3715 | July 18, 2010 6:25 PM | Report abuse

You can see the teabagger racism by comparing the tantrum these people threw when Clinton beat them fair and square to the tantrum they are now throwing over Obama beating them fair and square.

The difference in magnitude of the pouting and tantrums seems to be a function of skin color.

Posted by: Miss_Fedelm

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Miss_Fedelm,

By golly, I think you got it!

Posted by: lcarter0311 | July 18, 2010 6:18 PM | Report abuse

"House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), appearing on CNN, said there are "some individuals who have tried to exacerbate racial tensions in this country" within the tea party movement. "I have seen some virulent flyers that have been directed at our members, clearly referencing race, the president's race and race generally," Hoyer said."
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Again. There is no evidence that the flyers were not put out by ACORN or SEIU. That is exxactly what these groups do who are pawns controlled by Union Bosses and other nut jobs.
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Posted by: hz9604 | July 18, 2010 6:17 PM | Report abuse

Google "racist deptictions of Obama"

Most of these came from the teabaggers home nest - RepuBPlicans

Posted by: areyousaying | July 18, 2010 6:17 PM | Report abuse

NocheGarcia wrote:
Next time you eat in a restaurant look and see who is preparing and coughing into your food out in the kitchen. Did that person with brown stuff under his or her fingernails and whose nose is dripping into your food pass through the routine TB, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis screening that most immigrants do for admission into the US? Does that food preparer/food server have a card from the local health department? Can he/she read that "wash hands" sign in the restroom?
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...y la Sarah Novella le dice las teabaggers no son racistas...

Posted by: areyousaying | July 18, 2010 6:11 PM | Report abuse

You can see the teabagger racism by comparing the tantrum these people threw when Clinton beat them fair and square to the tantrum they are now throwing over Obama beating them fair and square.

The difference in magnitude of the pouting and tantrums seems to be a function of skin color.

Posted by: Miss_Fedelm | July 18, 2010 6:10 PM | Report abuse

What I find amusing and scary at the same time is the way the Tea Party defenders ignore what the NAACP really said, which was not that the Tea Party is racist but rather that they should denounce those elements that are. This is typical of the far right- to ignore facts and start spewing out their mantra.

Posted by: Denny_98

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Highly typical and highly delusional. If they were not so typical, delusional, and deranged, they may find themselves acting like normal "logical" thinking human being. Unfortunately, I don't see any of this happening any time so on, or at least not for another 10 - 20 years or so.

Posted by: lcarter0311 | July 18, 2010 6:01 PM | Report abuse

Saying the Tea Baggers are racist would be scandalous, if

IT WASN"T TRUE!

But it is!

Posted by: jrw1 | July 18, 2010 5:52 PM | Report abuse

There are those of us who find Obama's appointments of communists and communist sympathizers offensive, like Vann Jones, Anita Dunn, and Ron Bloom. We also dislike his appointment of the pervert Kevin Jennings (man/boy relationships). We also can't forget his long associtions with Mad Bomber Bill Ayers, Sleazeball Rezko, and Rev. Jerimiah (God D--n America) Wright. We also can't forget the apology tour, bowing to foreign leaders, and the "make moslems feel good" Nasa directive. Obama is the wrong man for the job. His cronies in Congress are getting the boot in November, and 2 years after that, Obama IS getting the boot.

Posted by: A1965bigdog

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See. I knew that all of that walking the high road like Martin Luther King sanctimonious BS that you were spouting off in your earlier posts was nothing but your "fake" feelings about King.

Btw, you people called Martin Luther King a Communist too, remember?

Your racists hate is showing A1965bigdog.

You should stop while your ahead, because it does nothing to help the GOP or the Tea Party political standing with the rest of country.

Posted by: lcarter0311 | July 18, 2010 5:50 PM | Report abuse

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I77TNgWwbDM
n-word at teabagger health care rally.
Of course, Breitbart has not replied to my request for the $100k.

Posted by: fishman2 | July 18, 2010 5:50 PM | Report abuse

A Racist by any other name is still a Racist.

Posted by: Provincial | July 18, 2010 5:50 PM | Report abuse

Progressive dogma:

1) Voting for and supporting Obama is smart,

2) Criticizing Obama's failed Progressive/Socialist policies is racist and stupid.

Progressives/Socialists don't want anyone to think beyond the number two.

Just listen to their propaganda, say and do as you're told.

Posted by: bob59 | July 18, 2010 5:49 PM | Report abuse

The Looney Lefty Liberal Socialists are afraid of the Tea Party voters. The TP folks are grass root conservative and Republican voters mad as heck with Obamama and his arrogant unilateral approach to governance. The Tea Party will help unseat Left Wing Liberals in November, and Obamama in 2012.

Posted by: MoonDoggie | July 18, 2010 5:48 PM | Report abuse

Thanks to uncontrolled immigration, both legal and illegal, the balkanization of America along race and religion lines is well underway. If demographers are correct that by 2050 Whites will indeed be a minority, it then becomes incumbent that a political party rise to represent their interest. Let's call it the NAAWP and be done with it. Where do I sign?

Posted by: slim2 | July 18, 2010 5:39 PM | Report abuse

I note that the 'baggers could sidestep the entire issue by simply agreeing with the NAACP and denouncing the racist elements within the movement, e.g., those with the racist signs or those screaming racist slogans at the black legislators.

Instead, the 'baggers "doth protest too much".

Posted by: Miss_Fedelm | July 18, 2010 5:36 PM | Report abuse

No wonder the GOP are so up set as now the National Tea Party Mark Williams made it clear the organization is RACIST. Now like it or not the Party many Republican Candidates are looking for support is a Racist Party and proud of it. Sarah Palin stands proud to call herself a leader of the Racist Tea Party and incites violence/racism/hate/discrimination and attacks Obama. Like it or not the Tea Party leaders are making it publicly known they are a RACIST PARTY.

Posted by: qqbDEyZW | July 18, 2010 5:36 PM | Report abuse

What I find amusing and scary at the same time is the way the Tea Party defenders ignore what the NAACP really said, which was not that the Tea Party is racist but rather that they should denounce those elements that are. This is typical of the far right- to ignore facts and start spewing out their mantra.

Posted by: Denny_98 | July 18, 2010 5:24 PM | Report abuse

Would this be like the LIBERALS denouncing these that use the party as a reason to destroy property, injure people or cost States/cities millions every time there's an IMF meeting. Or the Muslims denouncing those that use Islam as a means to terrorize others???? You're too stup1d to be posting here... Go back to Facebook.

Posted by: askgees | July 18, 2010 5:30 PM | Report abuse

FROM THE RIGHT-WING BRAIN TRUST (just minutes ago):
"Obama is a socialist thug
Obama sucks
Obama is a socialist thug
Obama sucks"

Posted by: jimsteinberg1 | July 18, 2010 5:30 PM | Report abuse

lcarter0311 | July 18, 2010 3:47 PM Interesting comments. David Webb has definitely discredited himself and his umbrella group. Its hard to follow all of the Tea Party. We do know that Dick Armey set out to twist it for the ulterior purposes of his corporate funders.

Posted by: OldAtlantic | July 18, 2010 5:30 PM | Report abuse

Makes one wonder why Soap Opera Sarah, leader of both the RepuBPlicans and her inbred teabagger cousins of Fred Phelps, doesn't just strongly denounce racism in any form instead reacting so strongly to allegations of it.

Posted by: areyousaying | July 18, 2010 5:26 PM | Report abuse

This is good. The NCCAP, instead of walking the high road like Dr. King admonished, has instead denigrated into a gutter organization that when another party seems to be winning an argument resorts to name calling and race baiting. Very, very sad.

50 years ago the NAACP had a legitimate purpose of ending Jim Crow laws, segregation, fighting for minority voting rights in the South, and so on. Today, to me, it seems like a political hack organization, and not a very good one.

At the risk of fanning the flames, that one youtube flick, Barack the Magic Negro, really had a point. Before you call me names, I suggest you actually listen to it. It was picking on Al Sharpton in particular, but it made the point that if Obama became President, the Civil Rights struggle was over, and that those who were professionals in the Civil Rights struggle would be irrelevant. Sadly, this seems to apply to the NAACP. Here's the clip:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5JFeaJ5A4g

Posted by: A1965bigdog |

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As if you don't recall what the great Dr. Martin Luther had to suffer through at the hands of white people to accomplish such a feat.

Let's see:

Being spit on, during marches in the streets.
Clubbed up side the hand, during marches.
Jailed.
His family home set on fire with his wife and children inside.
And then finally murdered!

So, give us all a break and save your sanctimonious BS for somebody else.

You racists Right-Wing Hick.

Posted by: lcarter0311 | July 18, 2010 4:30 PM | Report abuse
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Like I said, if you aren't winning an argument, you resort to name calling and race baiting. Thank you for proving my point.

All the Tea Party is about is bringing America back to sound, fundamental, Middle America values like balanced budgets, lower taxes, smaller gov't, self-reliance, and personal responsibility as some examples. There are those of us who find, as an example, the Obama Healthcare plan to be appalling because it really smacks of communism by telling you how you must spend your money. Gov't has never had the right in America to tell you how to spend your money, and never will. It violates Common Law, the 9th Amendment, not to mention the Commerce Clause. It's unconstitutional and WILL be struck down.

There are those of us who find Obama's appointments of communists and communist sympathizers offensive, like Vann Jones, Anita Dunn, and Ron Bloom. We also dislike his appointment of the pervert Kevin Jennings (man/boy relationships). We also can't forget his long associtions with Mad Bomber Bill Ayers, Sleazeball Rezko, and Rev. Jerimiah (God D--n America) Wright. We also can't forget the apology tour, bowing to foreign leaders, and the "make moslems feel good" Nasa directive. Obama is the wrong man for the job. His cronies in Congress are getting the boot in November, and 2 years after that, Obama IS getting the boot.

VOTE REPUBLICAN!!!

Posted by: A1965bigdog | July 18, 2010 5:25 PM | Report abuse

Methinks Tea Baggers doth protest too much.

Posted by: jimsteinberg1 | July 18, 2010 5:25 PM | Report abuse

Obama is a socialist thug

Obama sucks

Obama is a socialist thug


Obama sucks

Posted by: 2012NoBama | July 18, 2010 5:25 PM | Report abuse

The NAACP is right. The Tea Party is full of racist. They all think the Constitution was correct the first time around when blacks were only an 1/8 of a person, and women weren't considered people at all. Not to mention there was no Bill of Rights either (which are amendments)

Posted by: vvvv3 | July 18, 2010 4:38 PM | Report abuse

LOL you're an id10t.... it was the REPS that freed the slaves, it was the REPS that gave minorities equal rights. t was the DEMS that fought against both and today are still responsible for women in the US not having equal rights.... Try educating yourself simped$%k.... You're embarrassment to the US......

Posted by: askgees | July 18, 2010 5:25 PM | Report abuse

What I find amusing and scary at the same time is the way the Tea Party defenders ignore what the NAACP really said, which was not that the Tea Party is racist but rather that they should denounce those elements that are. This is typical of the far right- to ignore facts and start spewing out their mantra.

Posted by: Denny_98 | July 18, 2010 5:24 PM | Report abuse

The NAACP is right. The Tea Party is full of racist. They all think the Constitution was correct the first time around when blacks were only an 1/8 of a person, and women weren't considered people at all. Not to mention there was no Bill of Rights either (which are amendments)

Posted by: vvvv3 | July 18, 2010 4:38 PM | Report abuse

LOL you're an id10t.... it was the REPS that freed the slaves, it was the REPS that gave minorities equal rights. t was the DEMS that fought against both and today are still responsible for women in the US not having equal rights.... Try educating yourself simped$%k.... You're embarrassment to the US......

Posted by: askgees | July 18, 2010 5:23 PM | Report abuse

The NAACP is now racist against white people


There civil rights laws now should be applied against the NAACP.


The speeches at the NAACP convention actually appeared to be worse than the resolution as it was portrayed in the media.


What gets most people angry is the democrats feel they can get a "hit and run" operation underway -

Call the Tea Party racist - and run away before any discussion takes place - or anyone evaluates the charge.

The democrats want the charge out there - but they do not want to defend it - and they do not want to be responsible for the OBVIOUS RACISM AGAINST THE WHITES.

Anyway - this is today's democratic party - highly partisan, not bipartisan - and racist, not post-racial.


HOW MANY OTHER CAMPAIGN PROMISES OF OBAMA CAN THESE PEOPLE BREAK ?

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Posted by: YouCanPostThis | July 18, 2010 5:21 PM | Report abuse

If you doubt the racist leanings of the 'baggers, simply go to google, select "images" and then do a search on the following words: "racist tea party signs".

Then take a look at what these people think about non whites.

Posted by: Miss_Fedelm

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Miss_Fedelm, we already know the racists leanings of the Conservative Party and Tea the Party, especially with pictures of the President dressed up as a Witch Doctor in flyers and posters at their Tea Party Rallies and also posted on the internet. I beliveve that it was conservative blogger Michelle Malkin that came up with that little idea and/or passed it around.

The real question is however, when are "established" Conservatives like John McCornyn, Mitch McConnell, John Boehner et al, and folks like Sarah Palin, the Tea Party spokesperson and leader going to denounce such hateful over tones and elements within the party platform?

Posted by: lcarter0311 | July 18, 2010 5:21 PM | Report abuse

The fools that believe the NAACP to be fair and balanced are the same people that believe in the Tooth Fairy and Obamama. The NAACP is a consortium of black politicians, voters, lobbyists, mindless white fools, and of course, vituperative anti-white anti-Semitic racists. Once the republican Party gets back control of the House and Senate, they should change the NAACPs tax status from non-profit to bugger-all.

Posted by: MoonDoggie | July 18, 2010 5:15 PM | Report abuse

Sterotyping is racism.

What the NAACP did this week was racist against whites.

Simple.


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Posted by: YouCanPostThis | July 18, 2010 5:15 PM | Report abuse

The 'baggers don't have any real objection to heavy government spending. They cheered Bush when Bush was running up his deficits. They simply object to heavy government spending by a guy who isn't white.

Posted by: Miss_Fedelm | July 18, 2010 5:00 PM | Report abuse

LOL how stup1d do you have to be to post this??????

Posted by: askgees | July 18, 2010 5:13 PM | Report abuse

Is the tea party racist?

Leader of the GOP: "No comment."

Mitch McConnell keeps getting more honest as time passes by. At least he didn't lie. LOL

Posted by: fbutler1 | July 18, 2010 5:12 PM | Report abuse

Is the tea party racist?

Leader of the GOP: "No comment."

Mitch McConnell keeps getting more honest as time passes by. At least he didn't lie. LOL

Posted by: fbutler1 | July 18, 2010 5:12 PM | Report abuse

Is the tea party racist?

Leader of the GOP: "No comment."

Mitch McConnell keeps getting more honest as time passes by. At least he didn't lie. LOL

Posted by: fbutler1 | July 18, 2010 5:09 PM | Report abuse

The Tea Party's the biggest collection of idiot racists & bigots that I've ever seen in my life. Hold them up the light of day though and they apparently scatter like roaches.

Posted by: Nymous | July 18, 2010 1:37 PM | Report abuse

As opposed to the YOUNG and DUMB LIBS that protest just about every thing from the IMF to climate change conferences that smash property, start fires, injure the innocent and are arrested in droves. But feel free to believe what you will, the rest of the world knows better.

Posted by: askgees | July 18, 2010 5:08 PM | Report abuse

I can't stand Obama's politics and his guiding socialist ideology. That makes me a racist. OK, got it. Racist! Racist!! Racist!!! That's what I am... what a bunch of whackjobs Obama runs with... geeeeZZZ!!!

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As a Democrat, I don't like having Billions of Dollars poured into any of the programs (Social or Defense) without a way to pay for them. Especially, when the country beef's up it's War programs against two countries and cut's taxes at the same time.


Some people may not consider Defense or War spending a Social program. But, in my book it is, especially, when it becomes a "fixed permanent" solution to fighting on-going terrorists or perceived terrorist organization threats against the nation in which I live.

If on-going War's is the solution to defending the country, then the GOP and the Democrats must seriously decide how to pay for such astronomical costs without threatening SS, Medicare, and Medicaid programs.

It was WRONG of Bush and his administration to start a war and mislead the country into invading another country and also cutting taxes at the same time.

It was WRONG of Bush and his administration to borrow money from China to support these war efforts, and then leave the rest of us, our children, and grandchildren with the debt (unpaid bills).

None of these Wars have anything to do with the budgets of SS, Medicare, Medicaid. The costs for the wars were managed in a separate budget.

It's unfortunate that there are some people and organizations who are and have been misleading the country into thinking that the "high" deficits are because of the SS, Medicare, and Medicaid subsidies.

And, it is wrong of them to use race as a factor for the cost of SS, Medicare, and Medicaid programs.

By doing so, all of the above will further destroy the "moral" fabric of this nation, if we don't STOP any and all of this crazy non-sense and come together.

Posted by: lcarter0311 | July 18, 2010 5:07 PM | Report abuse

Cornyn was wrong about the slander, since the entire Tea-Party collective isn't being called racist. The demand, by the suddenly relevant again NAACP, for TP leadership to disavow any possible, no matter how remote, Racist Agenda is absolutely reasonable.

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Here's a question and I mean it in all seriousness. If the GOP leadership and Tea Party people would make such a denunciation, would you believe their sincerity?

Judging from the comments here I think many people have their minds made up. Additionally, I think the using the race card is a losing proposition since more and more people (like myself) resent the implication that I'm a racist if I want to hold President Obama accountable for his actions.

Posted by: bbface21 | July 18, 2010 5:00 PM | Report abuse

The 'baggers don't have any real objection to heavy government spending. They cheered Bush when Bush was running up his deficits. They simply object to heavy government spending by a guy who isn't white.

Posted by: Miss_Fedelm | July 18, 2010 5:00 PM | Report abuse

I did as "Miss_Fedelm" suggested, and the first image was of a supposed ACORN plant.

That helps illustrate that their opponents aren't much smarter than the 'partiers. The "crash the teaparty" guy *helped* the 'partiers, giving them a chance to blame questionable signs on infiltrators.

If teaparty opponents want to get smart, read my complains about the 'partiers:

http://24ahead.com/s/tea-parties

Seriously: if you can't discredit libertarians or those who lean libertarian, maybe you should first practice on those who think the Sun revolves around the Earth or something.

Posted by: LonewackoDotCom | July 18, 2010 4:58 PM | Report abuse

It's easy to tell these idiot libs have never been to a tea party.
You people keep following this socialist marxist idiot Obama and see where it gets you.

Posted by: samuellenn | July 18, 2010 4:57 PM | Report abuse

Just look at any Tea Bagger rally -- all white, mostly southern and chock full of racist signs and posters. You don't even have to have the sound on to see the racism.


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Warning, the above fiction is part of the Democratic Party fantasy narative.

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What Democrats won't tell you is that the Democratic party was against the civil rights movement. Was intertwined with the KKK, and that it's racism stretches back almost two hundred years.

Warning. All Democratic party propaganda is bad for the health of our Republic. Warning.

Posted by: Indpnt1 | July 18, 2010 4:57 PM | Report abuse

I enjoy hearing this all white group of women and men who represent the Republican Party in the House and Senate accuse anyone of being racist. The same people who choke on condemning violently racist (spitting) behavior towards a black Democratic representative and actively court the most racist elements of this society can condemn racism? Big joke. I am fully behind the statements of the NAACP leadership and realize that there is a lot of opportunity for them to vacillate less on the issue of racism in America. If these white representatives and their supporters are willing to retreat to more distant and primitive times there are many of us who are willing to meet them there.

Posted by: Draesop | July 18, 2010 4:52 PM | Report abuse

Just look at any Tea Bagger rally -- all white, mostly southern and chock full of racist signs and posters. You don't even have to have the sound on to see the racism.

Posted by: dolph924 | July 18, 2010 4:50 PM | Report abuse

Did everyone notice none of this was even brought up in the NAACP until the day after Mrs Obama had a little talk with them, we all know how racist she is just something to think about.

P.S.
Does the NAACP really need to be calling another group racist.

Posted by: samuellenn | July 18, 2010 4:50 PM | Report abuse

there is no middle class.
there is only "paycheck to paycheck" poor.
and credit cards maxing out.....
no jobs....
house gets foreclosed upon
cars get repo'ed
your kids education fund is gone because they had to pay electricity bills, etc.

Tea partiers are paycheck to paycheck poor and they are riding the train wreck of the list above.
So of course, the WASPs have to get out and protest.....like hippies in the 60s.

It could escalate to a civil war before we know it.

BTW, does anyone know what the Tea Party's Vision Statement or Mission Statement is????

The true historical tea party was "taxation without representation"..


Posted by: TheBabeNemo | July 18, 2010 4:48 PM | Report abuse

If you doubt the racist leanings of the 'baggers, simply go to google, select "images" and then do a search on the following words: "racist tea party signs".

Then take a look at what these people think about non whites.

Posted by: Miss_Fedelm | July 18, 2010 4:48 PM | Report abuse

I enjoy hearing this all white group of women and men who represent the Republican Party in the House and Senate accuse anyone of being racist. The same people who choke on condemning violently racist (spitting) behavior towards a black Democratic representative and actively court the most racist elements of this society can condemn racism? Big joke. I am fully behind the statements of the NAACP leadership and realize that there is a lot of opportunity for them to vacillate less on the issue of racism in America. If these white representatives and their supporters are willing to retreat to more distant and primitive times there are many of us who are willing to meet them there.

Posted by: Draesop | July 18, 2010 4:46 PM | Report abuse

I meant to say "You're allowed to take your wife to a Tea Party Rally" Hey give me a break I'm the product of decades of inbreeding, Right? LOL

Posted by: LoneDemBama | July 18, 2010 4:46 PM | Report abuse

Look Here, Ya'll are tryin to convince yourselves that hissing sound you hear isn't a rattlesnake.You won't take heed so you're probably going to get bitten. Take it from one who knows:
1. I don't know about the rest of the country but here in the deep south (yes, I'm that ashamed I won't capitalize it anymore), opposition to The President is ENTIRELY Based On His Race. My own father, someone who often said he'd never vote for anyone not a Dem, voted for McPalin even though he thought McCain senile and Palin a good looking idiot. His words, "I just can't vote for a n*****". Latest cornpone humor here in the Land of The Crimson Tide:
"What's the difference between a Tea Party Rally and a Klan Rally"? Answer: "You're allowed to take your wife to a Klan Rally"

Posted by: LoneDemBama | July 18, 2010 4:40 PM | Report abuse

I can't stand Obama's politics and his guiding socialist ideology. That makes me a racist. OK, got it. Racist! Racist!! Racist!!! That's what I am... what a bunch of whackjobs Obama runs with... geeeeZZZ!!!

Posted by: Capitalismworks | July 18, 2010 4:39 PM | Report abuse

The NAACP is right. The Tea Party is full of racist. They all think the Constitution was correct the first time around when blacks were only an 1/8 of a person, and women weren't considered people at all. Not to mention there was no Bill of Rights either (which are amendments)

Posted by: vvvv3 | July 18, 2010 4:38 PM | Report abuse

When Glen Beck has to go after the Tea Party for being RACISTS you know its bad.

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Good point! But, that’s only because Beck’s a Mormon and not considered worthy to be included in Sarah Palin’s true Christian Nation much like Jews and other minorities who are primary targets for inbred racist red necks! Beck’s in it for self preservation – nothing else!

Posted by: Citi__Street | July 18, 2010 4:37 PM | Report abuse

I find it ironic that the Democratic party, and it's mouthpiece, the Washington Post, are questioning other organizations on racism. Especially given the idea that it is the ORIGIN of racism in America.

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The Democratic Party and the KKK were for many years intertwined together in their RACIST attacks on the African American people.

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This racist relationship between the Democratic Party came about as a response to the REPUBLICAN PARTY freeing the slaves...


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Yes, that is right. The KKK, and their allies in the Democratic Party are the ORIGINS of racism in America of the last 150 years.

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How dare DEMOCRATS lecturing our nation on racism!

Posted by: Indpnt1 | July 18, 2010 4:37 PM | Report abuse

I've learned, over the years, that the louder someone protests over being called something, the more guilty of being it they are.

It's the mock Rightousness that's the giveaway. It's so obviously insincere, yet these folks bristle so indignantly, you know it's only because they've been outed and are scrambling for cover.

NOT SAYING all who wear the "Tea-Bagger" label are racist. The party is too loosely "organized" for it to be any one thing.

BUT, there are a few uniting beliefs that seem to be shared by all on that fringe of the Right. One is this overwhelming sense of Disbelief.

The stars of the their universe have shifted and they are dismayed that everything they thought they knew about this country...and their place in it...has Changed.

They not only voted for John McCain, they bet their futures on him. They just KNEW that the country wasn't going to elect a black man to be President. No Way! No How!

But then it happened and they were caught off-guard. Sure, they got off the couch. They had to in order to find their lynch ropes.

It's not just that Obama is black, it's that he represents ALL the colors that aren't white. He represents, in the flesh, the inexhorable shift in American demographics that whites have dreaded since the end of WWII.

His being called a "socialist" is code for: "he's going to give more of my money to 'those people'".

Cornyn was wrong about the slander, since the entire Tea-Party collective isn't being called racist. The demand, by the suddenly relevant again NAACP, for TP leadership to disavow any possible, no matter how remote, Racist Agenda is absolutely reasonable.

Posted by: joecairo | July 18, 2010 4:35 PM | Report abuse

This is good. The NCCAP, instead of walking the high road like Dr. King admonished, has instead denigrated into a gutter organization that when another party seems to be winning an argument resorts to name calling and race baiting. Very, very sad.

50 years ago the NAACP had a legitimate purpose of ending Jim Crow laws, segregation, fighting for minority voting rights in the South, and so on. Today, to me, it seems like a political hack organization, and not a very good one.

At the risk of fanning the flames, that one youtube flick, Barack the Magic Negro, really had a point. Before you call me names, I suggest you actually listen to it. It was picking on Al Sharpton in particular, but it made the point that if Obama became President, the Civil Rights struggle was over, and that those who were professionals in the Civil Rights struggle would be irrelevant. Sadly, this seems to apply to the NAACP. Here's the clip:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5JFeaJ5A4g

Posted by: A1965bigdog |

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As if you don't recall what the great Dr. Martin Luther had to suffer through at the hands of white people to accomplish such a feat.

Let's see:

Being spit on, during marches in the streets.
Clubbed up side the hand, during marches.
Jailed.
His family home set on fire with his wife and children inside.
And then finally murdered!

So, give us all a break and save your sanctimonious BS for somebody else.

You racists Right-Wing Hick.

Posted by: lcarter0311 | July 18, 2010 4:30 PM | Report abuse

The NAACP is doing for the White House what it can't publicly do for itself, and that's use race as a political means for this falls elections. The Democrats are using amnesty for illegal aliens and so-called Tea Party racism against blacks and whomever, solely to bring out the hispanic and black vote in order to stem the rising Tea tide. Hillary will challenge Obama for the '12 nomination, because the Democrats already know that this guy is a loser, and he better hope that Bubba Slick doesn't get a late night Big Mac attack anytime soon, because Hill has already shown that she can stand on her own two feet.

Posted by: hared | July 18, 2010 4:26 PM | Report abuse

Heres how I heard the Tea Party got started.GW Bush and DICK Cheney went out and had a few beers.DICK got George real drunk and asked George to get down on all fours.Three months after that George started to feel real sick in the mornings,so he went to see the doctors.The doctors told him he was pregnant and should start to drink a lot of tea and go to parties.So George didn't want to break the doctors orders and started doing as they said .Nine months latter George didn't feel very well so he went into the bathroom.He pushed and pushed with all his might and out jumped these people wearing funny hats and chanting strange tunes almost as if they were talking in tongues.George jumped up and ran as fast as he could to DICKS house,to ask him what had happened.DICK laughed and laughed and said we are the proud parents of the newly born Tea Party.At least that's what I heard.

Posted by: whales60 | July 18, 2010 4:25 PM | Report abuse

This is good. The NCCAP, instead of walking the high road like Dr. King admonished, has instead denigrated into a gutter organization that when another party seems to be winning an argument resorts to name calling and race baiting. Very, very sad.

50 years ago the NAACP had a legitimate purpose of ending Jim Crow laws, segregation, fighting for minority voting rights in the South, and so on. Today, to me, it seems like a political hack organization, and not a very good one.

At the risk of fanning the flames, that one youtube flick, Barack the Magic Negro, really had a point. Before you call me names, I suggest you actually listen to it. It was picking on Al Sharpton in particular, but it made the point that if Obama became President, the Civil Rights struggle was over, and that those who were professionals in the Civil Rights struggle would be irrelevant. Sadly, this seems to apply to the NAACP. Here's the clip:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5JFeaJ5A4g

Posted by: A1965bigdog | July 18, 2010 4:24 PM | Report abuse

The Tea Party is a true movement only in the sense that it can be associate with someone’s bowels! Go figure...

Posted by: Citi__Street | July 18, 2010 4:20 PM | Report abuse

lcarter0311: Reagan had been out of office for 4 years, so to say that it was Reagan's Contract with America is a little disingenuous.
Posted by: steve1231

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Trickle Down Economics, Newt's Contract with America, Take our Country Back Slogans, Tea Party Express Contracts with America, Purity Test and all of the other GOP BS Slogan's means one and the same thing to me.

The slogan may change every 4 to 8 years, but the mission is still the same.

Posted by: lcarter0311 | July 18, 2010 4:20 PM | Report abuse

I've an idea boys and girls! Why don't we all name the racists of the Democratic Party?!?!?!

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Washington Post, you can particpate if you want: I'll start the ball rolling!


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The Reverend (NAACP) Wright!

Aw Heck! I'm going to throw in another!

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Louis (NAACP) Farakan!

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Anyone else want to mame a few?

Posted by: Indpnt1 | July 18, 2010 4:20 PM | Report abuse

"...These so called Tea Partiers should know that biggest part of the rising deficits are entitlements, social security, medicare care, vets benefits, mortgage deductions and a hosts of other breaks only middle class whites..."
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The hell you say! Get outta' town! (so what are all those black guys doing at the VA hospital?)

Absolutely un-freakin'-believable

Posted by: sosueme1 | July 18, 2010 4:19 PM | Report abuse

I should be a tea party guy. I am a white male in his 50's whose influence has waned over the course of my lifetime. The nation I was born into was ruled almost exclusively by my kind. The nation I live in today is still ruled that way financially, but not politically or any other way.

The choice before me and all white males of a certain age is clear. We can either be the angry ones who try to turn back the clock (like old Brits sitting around their clubs talking about the Empire) or go with the march of history and embrace the future.

Which side are you on?

Posted by: 54465446 | July 18, 2010 4:19 PM | Report abuse


“The only reason the unemployment extension hasn’t passed is because Democrats simply refuse to pass a bill that doesn’t add to the debt. That’s it. That’s the only difference between what they’ve offered and what we’ve offered,” McConnell said on the floor late last month.

President Obama "No comment"

Posted by: JBfromFL | July 18, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse

Whether the Tea Party wants to admit they are racists or not, it is very obvious that they are trying to associate social programs like SS, Medicare, and Medicaid subsidies with Black people.

That's a fact.

And, because the current President (who is black) has been busy working hard over the last 18 months to re-balance the social programs in which the Reagan and Bush II policies have tried incessantly to take away from the Middle class whites, blacks, hispanics, and other minorities, due to Reagan's Trickle Down "failed" Economic polices and Bush II's "Failed War and Economic polices, the Right-Winger's want to claim that it is President Obama who is racists and not them.

Reagan, Bush and the Right-Wingers "failed" at completely destroying the Middle Class; therefore, that makes the rest of us racists.

And, because there are many who are aware of their games (such as trying to deflect their racists mindsets back on the NAACP) and their extremist political strategies that they have used to try and destroy the Middle Class for 40 -50 years or more, they are now accusing the now black President, Democrats, and any fool who will listen for being racists.

Give me a break.

Posted by: lcarter0311 | July 18, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

Indpnt1 shows the true colors of the tea party supporters. Repeat a bunch of B.S. over and over, and fill your comment with multiple empty lines to fill space to cover up everyone else .. very much like using a bullhorn (typical KKK tactics, as I recall).
Robert Byrd repented. The racists in the Democratic Party who did not repent bolted and formed the new Republican party of the South. Tea Party folks are almost all middle-aged, middle-class white folks full of fear and loathing (just go to one of their rallies), particularly fear and loathing of people of color, Jews, Muslims, gays, and people from big cities. But that's O.K. The Tea Party folks are already past their sell-by date. They just don't know it, and probably never will figure it out.

Posted by: calbooster | July 18, 2010 4:09 PM | Report abuse

Whether the Tea Party wants to admit they are racists or not, it is very obvious that they are trying to associate social programs like SS, Medicare, and Medicaid subsidies with Black people.

That's a fact.

And, because the current President (who is black) has been busy working hard over the last 18 months to re-balance the social programs in which the Reagan and Bush II policies have tried incessantly to take away from the Middle class whites, blacks, hispanics, and other minorities, due to Reagan's Trickle Down "failed" Economic polices and Bush II's "Failed War and Economic polices, the Right-Winger's want to claim that it is President Obama who is racists and not them.

Reagan, Bush and the Right-Wingers "failed" at completely destroying the Middle Class; therefore, that makes the rest of us racists.

And, because there are many who are aware of their games (such as trying to deflect their racists mindsets back on the NAACP) and their extremist political strategies that they have used to try and destroy the Middle Class for 40 -50 years or more, they are now accusing the now black President, Democrats, and any fool who will listen for being racists.

Give me a break.

Posted by: lcarter0311 | July 18, 2010 4:09 PM | Report abuse

Indpnt1 shows the true colors of the tea party supporters. Repeat a bunch of B.S. over and over, and fill your comment with multiple empty lines to fill space to cover up everyone else .. very much like using a bullhorn (typical KKK tactics, as I recall). Can't spell either (bating?).

Robert Byrd repented. The racists in the Democratic Party who did not repent bolted and formed the new Republican party of the South. Tea Party folks are almost all middle-aged, middle-class white folks full of fear and loathing (just go to one of their rallies), particularly fear and loathing of people of color, Jews, Muslims, gays, and people from big cities. But that's O.K. The Tea Party folks are already past their sell-by date. They just don't know it, and probably never will figure it out.

Posted by: calbooster | July 18, 2010 4:08 PM | Report abuse

The Tea Party only came into being when they thought middle class (re: blacks) were going to get help on their mortgages. Rick Santelli of CNBC went on a rant on one of the morning shows about how certain people were going to get a free ride.

President Bush ran up the deficit from five trillion to ten and half trillion where it was when President Obama took office. Bush started the Bailouts for Auto and Banks, Obama just refined what was already in the pipe line. Again, there never was any complaints from these so called deficit hawks during Bush's tenure.

These so called Tea Partiers should know that biggest part of the rising deficits are entitlements, social security, medicare care, vets benefits, mortgage deductions and a hosts of other breaks only middle class whites enjoy. So the question is which of these benefits that most of the Tea Partiers enjoy are they willing to cut for the good the deficit?

Ask any of them which benefits they now enjoy would they cut to save America to GET THEIR COUNTRY BACK" (from the black president)? NONE.

The real irony is these people are swayed in their anger against government's largess (which they benefit from) by the multi-millionaire demagogues of radio and cable who make their income leading them like Lemmings against their own interests.

Who do these tea partiers believe will have to pay more in taxes to make up the difference to assue that (they)middle class earn a decent wage, continue medicare, be assured of health insurance? Guess. It is those very same millionaire radio and tv jocks leading Tea Partiers to rebel against Obama.

Many of these so called Tea Partiers for the most part aren't just bias, they are ignorant to the facts. Yet gullible and willing to go marching and protesting against own their interests.

Posted by: october30 | July 18, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

It's time for racists in America to MOVE ON or LEAVE!

Posted by: bob59 | July 18, 2010 3:57 PM

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What flight are you booked on?

Posted by: Citi__Street | July 18, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

The Tea Party only came into being when they thought middle class (re: blacks) were going to get help on their mortgages. Rick Santelli of CNBC went on a rant on one of the morning shows about how certain people were going to get a free ride.

President Bush ran up the deficit from five trillion to ten and half trillion where it was when President Obama took office. Bush started the Bailouts for Auto and Banks, Obama just refined what was already in the pipe line. Again, there never was any complaints from these so called deficit hawks during Bush's tenure.

These so called Tea Partiers should know that biggest part of the rising deficits are entitlements, social security, medicare care, vets benefits, mortgage deductions and a hosts of other breaks only middle class whites enjoy. So the question is which of these benefits that most of the Tea Partiers enjoy are they willing to cut for the good the deficit?

Ask any of them which benefits they now enjoy would they cut to save America to GET THEIR COUNTRY BACK" (from the black president)? NONE.

The real irony is these people are swayed in their anger against government's largess (which they benefit from) by the multi-millionaire demagogues of radio and cable who make their income leading them like Lemmings against their own interests.

Who do these tea partiers believe will have to pay more in taxes to make up the difference to assue that (they)middle class earn a decent wage, continue medicare, be assured of health insurance? Guess. It is those very same millionaire radio and tv jocks leading Tea Partiers to rebel against Obama.

Many of these so called Tea Partiers for the most part aren't just bias, they are ignorant to the facts. Yet gullible and willing to go marching and protesting against own their interests.

Posted by: october30 | July 18, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

. . . and then Mark Williams had to go and write his blog because he didn't live in Iowa and couldn't put the bilboard back up. Senator Cornyn will now be unavailable for comment, no doubt.

Posted by: 54465446 | July 18, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

The very placing of pictures of the Nazi Hitler and the Bolshevik Lenin in association with the President of the United States amounts to the kind of invective and hate speech used by German Nazis in the 1920s and 1930s. Of course, in the modern political environment nobody except skin-head crazies would openly display swastikas and hatred of Jewish and African American people. The NAACP directors are not only right to condemn racism implicitly encouraged by the so-called tea party organization, it is their duty. The tea party's claim that NAACP directors were being "selective" is by implication an admission of tea party's role as an organization that condones Un-American points of view in the same way as the American Nazi Party that held its rally in Madison Square Garden in 1940.

Either the so-called tea party movement will explicitly disown, expel and condemn what they call their "fringe elements" or everybody should regard them as American successors of German-style Nazi-ism, maybe not intentionally but because of their stupidity. The tea party's invocation of the names of Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, John Adams, et al. from American independence movement of the 1770s is as fraudulent as the German Nazis were.

Posted by: reformthesystem | July 18, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

"Obama is America's Robert Mugabe. It he thought he'd get away with it, he'd do just like Mugabe and take away white land and white wealth! OBAMA IS A BLOODY RACIST! OBAMA IS TOXIC WASTE!!! CLINTON FOR PRESIDENT IN 2012!"

Posted by: georges2 | July 18, 2010 2:16 PM | Report abuse

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You tell 'em, you non-racist tea-bagger. Hah hah hah hah hah.

Posted by: roblimo | July 18, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

"...Politics will go on with the same old song and dance. Then Dems will be the party of NO if repulsives take back anything..." - posted by: TheBabeNemo
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You might be correct, TheBabeNemo, and more than I would like to admit, I believe you are. And that scares the bejesus out of me because our Republic CAN NOT STAND MUCH MORE OF THIS!

If you believe in a divine concept, pray to him/her, or if you're agnostic, like myself, at least get a gun and some ammunition...you're going to need them...

Posted by: sosueme1 | July 18, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

No...not every member of the Tea Party is racist, but the most racist slimeballs in America are most definitely members of the Tea Party. It attracts them like flies to %*@&.

Posted by: wilder5121 | July 18, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

The Tea Party only came into being when they thought middle class (re: blacks) were going to get help on their mortgages. Rick Santelli of CNBC went on a rant on one of the morning shows about how certain people were going to get a free ride.

President Bush ran up the deficit from five trillion to ten and half trillion where it was when President Obama took office. Bush started the Bailouts for Auto and Banks, Obama just refined what was already in the pipe line. Again, there never was any complaints from these so called deficit hawks during Bush's tenure.

These so called Tea Partiers should know that biggest part of the rising deficits are entitlements, social security, medicare care, vets benefits, mortgage deductions and a hosts of other breaks only middle class whites enjoy. So the question is which of these benefits that most of the Tea Partiers enjoy are they willing to cut for the good the deficit?

Ask any of them which benefits they now enjoy would they cut to save America to GET THEIR COUNTRY BACK" (from the black president)? NONE.

The real irony is these people are swayed in their anger against government's largess (which they benefit from) by the multi-millionaire demagogues of radio and cable who make their income leading them like Lemmings against their own interests.

Who do these tea partiers believe will have to pay more in taxes to make up the difference to assue that (they)middle class earn a decent wage, continue medicare, be assured of health insurance? Guess. It is those very same millionaire radio and tv jocks leading Tea Partiers to rebel against Obama.

Many of these so called Tea Partiers for the most part aren't just bias, they are ignorant to the facts. Yet gullible and willing to go marching and protesting against own their interests.

Posted by: october30 | July 18, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

I am sure the Tea Party has a share of non-racists in its ranks; however, anyone with two brain cells can clearly see that racists have found a cozy home inside the Tea Party. The party's objectives do not include racist activities. It is unfortunate that a small group of racist members have hijacked the Tea Party.

These fringe elements speak in code. They know full well that using the N word went out of fashion a generation ago. Realizing they'll be branded racists if they use the N word, they substitute with words like "socialist" or "communist". I doubt most racist Tea Party members could quote Webster and recite what these words mean. Their "socialist" = camouflaged N word. Of course, they'd never fess up to it. They'd rather change the subject.

I may not always agree with the left but at least they don't speak in code.

Posted by: deasel | July 18, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

When Glen Beck has to go after the Tea Party for being RACISTS you know its bad.

Posted by: whales60 | July 18, 2010 4:04 PM | Report abuse

. . . and then Mark Williams had to go and write his blog because he didn't live in Iowa and couldn't put the bilboard back up. Senator Cornyn will now be unavailable for comment, no doubt.

Posted by: 54465446 | July 18, 2010 4:03 PM | Report abuse

Leave out the NAACP---be strong enough to focus directly on the Tea Party. Its easy, try it. You are strong enough-believe me.

Posted by: CTaylor42 | July 18, 2010 4:03 PM | Report abuse

The Tea Party is made of disgruntled extreme right wing supporters of the GOP!

So, let's be clear! The Tea Party is the GOP.

The GOP is famous for race base politics. One recent example was the now infamous "Barack The Magic Negro" CD released by the RNC.

The Tea Party/GOP is racist to the core!

Posted by: Citi__Street | July 18, 2010 4:02 PM | Report abuse

When factual arguments break down, liberals usually go for dividing people by race. They cry racism here for this, racism there for that.

This is just a new ugly partisan attempt to keep Democrats in power.

Can anyone point to racist anything the tea party did or said. And please, socialism is not a racist code word.

Here are some of the other wacky code words liberals said that if you use you are a racist, probably.

Soccer Mom, Bad neighborhood, urban, good neighborhood, socialism/ist, marxist. I am sure now that Obama has blown the budget out of the park, big spender, and spender-in-chief will have to be redefined bu liberals. I really wish I could remember them all.

Posted by: thelaw1 | July 18, 2010 4:01 PM | Report abuse

The Tea Party certainly has a racist element, but so do lots of black civil rights activists, namely the NAACP. I'd also like to know why so many African-Americans still worship Barack Obama, even though he has already made it clear that he's just a put-on who's only happy with being the first black president. Obama will do nothing to fix the economy, meaning black Americans will suffer at least as much as poor white Americans. And the most absurd thing of all is that criticizing Obama's performance is to invite accusations of racism, even though most white who criticized Obama also criticized Bush...and Bush Sr. and Reagan and Nixon.

If you want to be president, you'd better do the job right! That's the highest office in the land and they don't give you extra points for being a certain color. Fix the country or get voted out. See ya in November.

Posted by: manicdrummer | July 18, 2010 4:01 PM | Report abuse

Indpnt1

Let me guess: You're a middle aged bulging white male...

Posted by: waxtraxs | July 18, 2010 4:00 PM | Report abuse

The fact that no Republican in Congress can come out and definitively state that they do not condone the racist rhetoric, posters and other antics of some in the tea party tells the American people everything they need to know.

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Maybe they haven't condemn the Tea Partiers is because they know it's completely futile. Liberals and the NAACP don't believe the Tea Party is racist because of a sign or two, they believe racism is the motivation for their very existence.

Liberals believe most anyone who has the nerve to criticize the President or to protest are racists, not because of crappy policies being shoved down people's throats or the feeling the country is on the wrong path.

Posted by: bbface21 | July 18, 2010 4:00 PM | Report abuse

It's so easy to find racists in the NAACP.

Yet, they accuse the Tea Party of racism with no proof.

The NAACP practices racial extortion. If they tell a business to do something, there's the threat the business will be smeared as racist if they don't hire blacks. Why can't the business hire Latinios, Asians, Whites or mixed race?

The NAACP leaders have a long history of racist, anti-Jewish, anti-White, and anti-Lantino rants.

The media should be condemning the NAACP as they do the KKK. Instead, they're lionizing a racist organization.

Remember:

NAACP = the black KKK,

KKK = white NAACP.


It's time for racists in America to MOVE ON or LEAVE!

Posted by: bob59 | July 18, 2010 3:57 PM | Report abuse

Not all of the "tea partiers" are driven primarily by racism, but it's a strong undercurrent. You can see this just by reading what they write and hear their subtle (and not so subtle) references.

But the real telling test is this. The health reform bill that Obama pushed for and was passed was a centrist compromise package that was virtually identical to one the GOP put forth in the early 90s (as an alternative to "Hillary Care"). Poll after poll finds that most of the country wanted a public option included, but Obama would not get behind that because it was too progressive for this country.

So you would expect that all these conservatives would accept that Obama had finally made reality the old GOP proposals on health care. But they didn't. They rose up in anger. It's not hard to see what the anger is about. It's not about policy. It's about this brash, unapologetic man of color having the nerve to govern. It's all about the "Dangerous Black Man keeping me down".

Just pitiful. But that's FauxNews fodder for ya. Dumb as rocks but full of hate.

Posted by: B2O2 | July 18, 2010 3:57 PM | Report abuse

"...I would also put the Congressional Black Caucus in the same racist category. They don't allow other races to join their elite club..." - Posted by: quillerm
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Hell, even African-Americans are denied membership if they're not screamin' silly-socialists. Google J. C. Watts if you don't believe me.

Posted by: sosueme1 | July 18, 2010 3:57 PM | Report abuse

lcarter0311: Reagan had been out of office for 4 years, so to say that it was Reagan's Contract with America is a little disingenuous.

Posted by: steve1231 | July 18, 2010 3:57 PM | Report abuse

http://rawstory.com/rs/2010/0718/black-panther-fantasy-... /

By David Edwards and Daniel Tencer
Sunday, July 18th, 2010 -- 1:16 pm

A Bush administration civil rights appointee says the conservative media uproar over allegations the Justice Department is protecting the New Black Panther Party from voter-intimidation prosecution is a "fantasy" designed to oust Attorney General Eric Holder and harm the Obama administration.

"This doesn’t have to do with the Black Panthers; this has to do with their fantasies about how they could use this issue to topple the administration,” Abigail Thernstrom, former vice chairwoman of the US Commission on Civil Rights, told Politico.

“My fellow conservatives on the commission had this wild notion they could bring Eric Holder down and really damage the president,” Thernstrom said.

Posted by: fishman2 | July 18, 2010 3:56 PM | Report abuse

When factual arguments break down, liberals usually go for dividing people by race. They cry racism here for this, racism there for that.

This is just a new ugly partisan attempt to keep Democrats in power.

Posted by: thelaw1 | July 18, 2010 3:56 PM | Report abuse

The NAACP is nothing but a gaggle of race baiting trouble makers with little or no credibility.

Posted by: rplat | July 18, 2010 3:54 PM | Report abuse

NAACP, ACLU, LULAC and all of these other profiteering race baiting fronts use their race to acheive their means and their ends. These extortionists use passed racial injustices committed against individuals of certain backgrounds by people who sought the same power as they groups do, but yet they fail to hold themselves and all of those whom they say they represent to the same standards. The NAACP, as well as the other two mentioned above, are shadowy organizations which have no legal jurisdiction upon American life, nor American law. And theirs are just opinions and assertions, just like any other non-governmental entity, so let them yell racism, fire, rape or recount all that they want, because if there is no merits in that which they yell, then who gives a hoot. These people can't even help themselves, so what can and do they do for those whom they front for; they are just groups which have outlived their usefulness to those whom they say they represent, while expoliting them just the same.

Posted by: hared | July 18, 2010 3:53 PM | Report abuse

apspa1: That's a bit unfair lumping Ron Paul in with his son Rand.
First, Ron Paul dismisses the Tea Party on Rachel Maddow:

see roughly 3:20 and 4:50-7:00

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icpH2tlXFMo

Second, I bet you dollars to donuts that very few of the Tea Party followers would follow the libertarian views that Ron Paul espouses:

legalize drugs, prostitution, gambling, same sex marriage, while being against funding israel (and other countries).

http://scienceblogs.com/dispatches/2010/06/libertarian_tea_parties_not_so.php

Posted by: steve1231 | July 18, 2010 3:52 PM | Report abuse

"...The tea party got my attention when a journalist noted that there was not a person of color in attendance..." - skinfreak
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So obviously you weren't there and took the reporter’s word for it, that about it? (hint: reporters lie, they have lied about, or at least misrepresented, every Tea Party rally that I’ve attended)

I've been to nearly every Louisville Kentucky Tea Party rally and there have been non-Caucasians in attendance every time…often at the podium.

Now, are you going to continue being lead by the nose by MSM or you going to check it out for yourself?

Posted by: sosueme1 | July 18, 2010 3:52 PM | Report abuse

You simply can't reach libtards with either facts or logic. I am not a racist, I am not a hatemonger, I am not sexist, I am not homophobic. I am not any other epithet you want to hurl at me for the sole purpose of protecting and furthering your agenda, and for obfuscating your real purpose and agenda. I love my country, I love my Constitution, I love my flag, I love justice, I love liberty, I love freedom.

Posted by: kbarker302 | July 18, 2010 3:38 PM | Report abuse

??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
And you simply can't convince those on the right that some of them are just downright racist and bigoted. You may not be any of those things but there are many people associated with the tea party/Republicans/conservatives/right wing/Obama haters that are. That no one wants to come out and denounce those people says a lot about the tea party and Republicans. I noticed you never did denounce the people in the tea party/Republican/right wing/Obama haters who do use the racist rhetoric and display the racist posters and disrespect the President. I also think it is interesting that you had to let people know that you: " I love my country, I love my Constitution, I love my flag, I love justice, I love liberty, I love freedom". as if you are the only one that loves our country, Constitution, flag, justice, liberty,freedom.....

Posted by: catmomtx | July 18, 2010 3:52 PM | Report abuse

Bush cannot be Hitler because he can't even spell Hitler.

Posted by: deasel | July 18, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse

LMFAO...

The Tea Party expelled Williams so it can recruit David Duke and the KKK to expand its outreach program with Southern red necks!

Posted by: Citi__Street | July 18, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse

National Tea Party Federation David Webb has shown he is an Armey front man and not a real patriot by kicking Mark Williams and the Tea Party Express. Don't get fooled by the Corporate money wing that has conspired in secret to derail the Tea Party movement. Mark Williams is the real Tea Party. NTPF should have to declare its links to GOP bigwigs like Armey, Gingrich, McConnell, Steele and others.

Posted by: OldAtlantic

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So, basically what you are saying is that David Webb as Freedom Works front-man in the Tea Party Organization, used Mark Williams the "real patriot Tea Party Express leader (who created the New "Tea Party Contract with America") was using the Tea Party Express to push Reagan's Old "Contract with America".

Dick Army and Newt Gingrich were the brain's behind Reagan's old Contract with America, before he (Dick Armey) started Freedom Works.


"FreedomWorks" is a common Armey saying and the organization is dedicated to advancing a "Freedom Agenda" of "lower taxes, less government, and more freedom, which in layman's terms is the GOP's Old Contract with America from the 1980's.

Looking in hindsignt, I don't give a rats patootie if any of them have a "New" Tea Party Contract with America, or continue trying to use the "Old" Reagan, Dick Armey, Newt Gingrich Contract with America, and use the Tea Party Federation, Freedom Works, GOP, or the Republican platform, or any organization to push their "Contracts with America".

Because, as far as I am concerned, any Contract that any of them come up with has only one motive, which is to further destroy the Middle Class.

Posted by: lcarter0311 | July 18, 2010 3:47 PM | Report abuse

The race card being played by the biggest racist organization in the country.

What a joke.

Are their offices actually housed in the DNC office building?

Now that a black man is president, there is no further need for entitlements, quotas, special considerations, or to listen quietly while the most racist organization in the country calls anyone who isn't black a racist.

Enough --
Just like illegal immigration...
Enough -- time to take a new direction that pays less guilt to the increasingly insignificant National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

Posted by: jimbob3 | July 18, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

No I didn't know that the KKK was a arm of the democratic army.

Hey did you know that dinosaur use to roam the earth and that man use to live in caves.

Posted by: whales60 | July 18, 2010 3:41 PM | Report abuse

1. Please stop the abusive, copy and paste comments. You're only making yourselves look worse (unless that's the goal).

2. The "Democrats were the racists!" meme is as stupid as other teaparty ideas. It's easy for Dems to then point out how many southern Dems became Republicans; the composition of the Dems and the GOP hasn't stayed the same over time.

3. Opponents of the 'partiers really need to learn that playing the race card isn't that effective, it's a logical fallacy (ad hom), and it certainly isn't good for the U.S. If those opponents want to do things that are good for the U.S., go after the 'partiers over the huge flaws in their policies, who they're being led around by, and so on. See my extensive coverage:

http://24ahead.com/s/tea-parties

Posted by: LonewackoDotCom | July 18, 2010 3:39 PM | Report abuse

You simply can't reach libtards with either facts or logic. I am not a racist, I am not a hatemonger, I am not sexist, I am not homophobic. I am not any other epithet you want to hurl at me for the sole purpose of protecting and furthering your agenda, and for obfuscating your real purpose and agenda. I love my country, I love my Constitution, I love my flag, I love justice, I love liberty, I love freedom.

Posted by: kbarker302 | July 18, 2010 3:38 PM | Report abuse


Hasn't anyone seen the signs the TPers carry at rallies?

No one has heard the stupid Tea Party types speak?

What is this nonsense. Clearly they are racist. Rednecks.

Posted by: whistling | July 18, 2010 3:36 PM | Report abuse


Hasn't anyone seen the signs the TPers carry at rallies?

No one has heard the stupid Tea Party types speak?

What is this nonsense. Clearly they are racist. Southern rednecks gone national.

Posted by: whistling | July 18, 2010 3:35 PM | Report abuse

There is no proof that the very few signs in a crowd are not ACORN or SEIU plants. That is what these ridiculous groups of pawns of Union Bosses and Obama's Chicago Mafia chumps do.

ALSO - the NAACP needs to condemn the New Black Panthers and the exhortations of their leader to "kill cracker babies". Such a murderous act will have consequences beyond what can be imagined.

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Posted by: hz9604 | July 18, 2010 3:33 PM | Report abuse

All critique of the PARTY is RACIST...that is until Hillary is elected in 2012...or maybe 2016...then All critique of the PARTY will be SEXIST... unless a Progressive like Mr. Levin gets in, then of course any questions will be anti-semetic. (for the slowbies out there...I'm saying that progressives shamelessly use identity politics, this distorts the historical record for short term political gain)

Posted by: FitzOther | July 18, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse

Here's a factoid for you Democrats:


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Did you know that the KKK was first known as the "military arm of he Democratic Party?" And that the KKK went to the polls to scare Republicans and blacks away from the polling stations?

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I bet you didn't know that Democrats? That the KKK began as "the military arm of the democratic party?"


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I bet you didn't know that Democrats.

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That the KKK was known as the "military arm of the democratic party."

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I bet you didn't know that Democrats!

Posted by: Indpnt1 | July 18, 2010 3:29 PM | Report abuse

Mister John Cornyn, a Texass biscuit, serving up some iced tea. CHEERS!

Posted by: whocares666 | July 18, 2010 3:24 PM | Report abuse

Come November the American people will look at who actually has done something for the American people

Posted by: catmomtx
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*** Wow, you still don't get it.

America is a center-right nation. As Gallup noted, liberals constitute only a 20% minority.

That explains why, according to essentially every recent poll, most Americans hate ObamaCare and want it repealed.

Just as most Americans think the so-called "stimulus" that wasted nearly a trillion dollars failed.

Just as most Americans think Obama was wrong in suing Arizona over its immigration law.

Meanwhile, the unemployment rate is around 10%, and the federal deficit and national debt are in record red ink -- all worse than when Bush was in office.

If you consider any of that worth bragging about, far be it from me to spoil your Obama fantasy. I'll let November take care of that for you and the other 20%.

Posted by: UponFurtherReview | July 18, 2010 3:20 PM | Report abuse

True, the Tea Party are racists.
True, Palin's audiences were racist. True, many backwoods Christian fundamentalists are racist.
True, many Southernes are still racist.
Also true, unfortunately, is the fact that the GOP needs their votes, or they could never win.

Posted by: dunnhaupt | July 18, 2010 3:18 PM | Report abuse

Race bating and hate speech of the Democratic Party and the Washington Post must end.

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It's NOT race baiting, Indpnt1. WAPO is only reporting current events and discussions that are going on in the country.

So, please STOP with the long excessive post drivel's.

It makes you look childish when you can't debate this hot topic, nor can you accept it for what it is.

Posted by: lcarter0311 | July 18, 2010 3:18 PM | Report abuse

National Tea Party Federation David Webb has shown he is an Armey front man and not a real patriot by kicking Mark Williams and the Tea Party Express. Don't get fooled by the Corporate money wing that has conspired in secret to derail the Tea Party movement. Mark Williams is the real Tea Party. NTPF should have to declare its links to GOP bigwigs like Armey, Gingrich, McConnell, Steele and others.

Posted by: OldAtlantic | July 18, 2010 3:15 PM | Report abuse

Republican lawmakers are worried because they know the group is not the Tea Party of the American Revolution but rather the Tea Party of the Mad Hatter that grew out of the imagination of history's greatest writer of literary nonsense, Lewis Carroll.

The Tea Party of American Revolution? Baloney. These folks are right out of the Mad Hatter's Tea Party in Alice in Wonderland.

Think Palin - the White Rabbit late for her next speech-for-pay

Think Tweedledum and Tweedledee - Rand Paul and daddy Ron Paul

Think the Mad Hatter - Rush

Think the Doormouse - Rush's water carrier Beck

Think the Cheshire Cat - John Boehner and his changing, now-orange now-brown, skin color

Think the Queen of Hearts - Michele Bachmann

Think Sharron Angle - the Mouse

The Mad Hatter Tea Party folks have become so incoherent and frenzied I am reminded of another creation by Lewis Carroll found in Alice's Wonderland.

In "Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice found There" he wrote of a creature he called Jabberwocky that spoke the words that has come to be considered one of the greatest nonsense poems written in the English language, the poem itself also is named "Jabberwocky."

Clearly, the more the Mad Hatter Tea Party folks jabber on (oh my, is that a pun) the more they sound like Lewis Carroll's creation come alive.

And doesn't the very sound and feel of the word, as it rolls off your tongue, just naturally bring to mind the jabbering Jabberwocky of the Mad Hatter's Tea Party partyers?

How pleased the master of literary nonsense would have been had he known some 100-plus years later there would appear a group of folks who gave life to his creations.

Even a Republican wouldn't want to get too close to that!

Posted by: apspa1 | July 18, 2010 3:15 PM | Report abuse

tea party billboards are racist when they compare President Obama to Hitler.

Posted by: tinyjab40
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*** Congratulations, that's the silliest comment I've read all week. Maybe even all month.

By that laughable standard, it was racist when the left compared Bush to Hitler.

Posted by: UponFurtherReview | July 18, 2010 3:10 PM | Report abuse

LION7 has to be a liberal.

Posted by: sonofliberty09 | July 18, 2010 3:08 PM | Report abuse

As a nonwhite or black person to watch the black organization being racist themself and the white organization being abused by NAACP and just because of political correctness they are not rebutting the accusation is ironical. From my 40years living in this country I have encountered more blacks and Hispanics with prejudice against Asians and other race. They themselves are racist and I have realized there is nobody on earth who are not racist to a certain extent. The ultimate question is how strong is one's bias against other race. What I noticed with the black racist is they are so far away from the main stream of this countries culture that they cannot even discuss a topic with black conservatives. They try to come up with nonexistent theories that never existed just to justify themselves. Most of the incidence I see they do not give opportunity to listen to others opinion during discussion. They have been criticizing the whites for being racist and not listening to the minority voice and now the tea party, conservative white, wants to talk and all of a sudden they are called racist just because they do not agree with Obama's agenda. I am an Asian and strongly oppose Obama's socialistic agenda. This country was not built on welfare and food stamps and unions and government hand outs. This country was built by each individual citizens working hard and sacrificing themselves for the country. This country was not built on sitting around pointing fingers at other and calling them racist. I have all along been saying it takes a racist to recognize one. Since the death of Dr. King there has not been an impressive black leader in this country. If NAACP could only come up with criticizing the tea party as their annual meeting agenda while blacks have 70% out of wedlock birth and 30 unemployment among youth, this organization and the black citizens in this country are in big trouble. Because criticizing Tea party is not going to solve the poverty and social break down among black family. The government can't do it for them and of course the Tea party will not solve the problem. They need to wake up and dissolved the useless organizations for there is no white only organization and just by having NAACP shows that they are prejudiced but also weak. IT is time to get rid of affirmative action and have fair competition so the most qualified people will be getting the job. We do not want to have another incompetent president like Obama who came up the rank unqualified subsidized by affirmative action.

Posted by: chaemoondriver | July 18, 2010 3:08 PM | Report abuse

Just look at the signs they carry around with they are out there protesting. That will tell you two things: They can't spell and they are racists.

Posted by: truth1
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*** You're pretty arrogant for a guy whose first sentence makes no sense.

"The signs they carry around with they are out there protesting"???

Better stop throwing stones, Grammar Guru.

P.S. A CBS/New York Times poll found that Tea Party members are better educated than the average American.

Posted by: UponFurtherReview | July 18, 2010 3:06 PM | Report abuse

The midterms are not going to be that dramatic. Control of House and/or Senate is what our politics are all about. The country is built on this kind of controversy.

We go back and forth all the time.
Reps control House, but not Senate, for instance....
or Dems control Senate (with Biden as tie-breaker). Or vice versa in both legislative bodies.

Too many high hopes are plugged into the mid term elections this year. Like everyone is going to suddenly open the door to the beautiful Munchkin land or something.

Politics will go on with the same old song and dance. Then Dems will be the party of NO if repulsives take back anything.

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | July 18, 2010 3:05 PM | Report abuse

Using these standards it's easy to list the DEMOCRATIC PARTY as a racist org.

Posted by: askgees | July 18, 2010 3:03 PM | Report abuse

If it so so slanderous, Republican Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, then tell us all why the T-Party Federation has kicked Mark Williams, the Tea Party Express leader out of the T-Party for his incessant racist blogs, i.e., about Muslims worship "the terrorists' monkey god," and recently writing a racist open "Letter to Abe Lincoln" on his blog site.

Tells us ALL Senator John McCornyn.

As far as I am concerned, the NAACP has NOT being slanderous in any way. If anything what they have done is brought this truthful ugly issue into the light and have not been afraid to stand their ground.

Trying to hide what we ALL know to be true Senator McCornyn will not win the GOP platform major elections.

So STOP trying to deny the accusations.

Better yet, why don't you and other established Republican and Tea Party leader's try denouncing the racists elements that are prevalent throughout your base platform.

Posted by: lcarter0311 | July 18, 2010 3:02 PM | Report abuse

Yeah I noticed that in all the tea party rallies. People scattering like roaches.

Funny, the different definitions of "scattering."

The only thing actually scattering like roaches is going to be the leftist infection in November.

Leftists are the disease - our constitution and our patriots are the cure.
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Bring it on, yahoo.

Posted by: st50taw | July 18, 2010 2:28 PM | Report abuse

LO tough talk from a keyboard vigilante... Sorry but when you depend on the Gov. to take care of you go have surrendered all hope. Come Nov. there's a new America and people like you will stand on your own two feet or die.... Either way we win....

Posted by: askgees | July 18, 2010 3:00 PM | Report abuse


knock it off indpndnt.....

you look foolish.

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | July 18, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse

LION7 has to be a liberal.

Posted by: sonofliberty09 | July 18, 2010 2:55 PM | Report abuse

The "tea party" right wing fringe will single handedly divide and destroy the GOP.

I hope we get a better, more responsive, more thinking political party to rise up in the upcoming GOP vacuum so we can once again get back to a two party system.

Thank You "tea baggers".

Posted by: steve_in_severna_park | July 18, 2010 2:55 PM | Report abuse

We also need to look at this in a realistic manner. In these days of dirty politics, union groups, MoveOn, left wing college students and other left wing organizations would be negligent if they didn't plant some people at Tea Party events to play the 'racist' element for the media. There would always be someone conveniently located nearby to take the alleged racist video for posting on U-Tube or other venues.

Posted by: quillerm | July 18, 2010 2:54 PM | Report abuse

Tea Party is nothing but a bunch of fat white f@gg0ts getting together for a giant circle jerk, yelling "Obama! Arghh!" when they climax.

Posted by: bendan2000 | July 18, 2010 2:53 PM | Report abuse


It's not so much racism itself, it is the opportunity that comes along to "cry racist".

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Always remember, that if you give the poor and middle class people a soapbox or bandwagon (with a reason), they will jump on and not know what they are jumping into. It's inherent in society.
Pavlov's dog.
Give them a cause, even if they don't know what the cause truly is. You'll get the masses on board. We like to believe. Every one wants a team concept with an issue. Makes everything warm and fuzzy.

I do wonder why the Tea Party is mostly WASP middle class people. Probably work for their state government. (rolling))


Posted by: TheBabeNemo | July 18, 2010 2:50 PM | Report abuse

The NAACP is a racist organization that needs to clean its own house. The Tea Party movement is American and not racist. Most readers of the Washington Post only have the distorted view of the Tea Party that comes from soaking their heads in radical left wing propaganda (CNN, NBC, ABC, NY Times, etc.) all day long.

Posted by: sonofliberty09 | July 18, 2010 2:48 PM | Report abuse

"Billy Roper is a write-in candidate for governor of Arkansas and an unapologetic white nationalist. 'I don't want non-whites in my country in any form or fashion or any status,' he says.

Roper also is a tea party member who says he has been gathering support for his cause by attending tea party rallies. "We go to these tea parties all over the country," Roper said. 'We're looking for the younger, potentially more radical people.'

The Council of Conservative Citizens, a St. Louis-based group that promotes the 'preservation of the white race,' has sponsored its own tea parties in some Southern states.

The council's website has referred to blacks as 'a retrograde species of humanity' and said non-white immigration would turn the country into a 'slimy brown mass of glop.' Gordon Baum, the group's founder, told The Star that the council encourages members to participate in tea parties. [...]

Roper, a former organizer for the neo-Nazi National Alliance and now chairman of White Revolution, said he has been attending tea party rallies to recruit members and garner support for his 2010 write-in campaign for Arkansas governor.

'Liberals think these are all poor, angry, working-class whites, but that's not true,' said white nationalist movement scholar Leonard Zeskind. 'It's a solid middle class. The belief that these are people hit by the economic downturn is a myth. It's people who have what they want and don't want it taken away. They're defending white privilege. Their slogan is 'We want our country back.'

Posted by: fishman2 | July 18, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse

quillerm said " the liberal media, democrats, NAACP, MoveOn, Black Panthers, etc., hated President Bush."

First of all, the new black panthers are not affiliated or condoned by any other group.

Secondly, it was Bush's (republican/neo-con) policies that most Americans hated. Tax cuts to the wealthy led to deficits while they spent billions on invading Iraq for their oil, and building the world's largest "embassy" (permanant base to protect the oil robbers). You call that fiscal responsibility? Bush's underfunding and undermanning regulatory agencies led to the disasters and crises we now face (mining & oil disasters, death of workers, economic melt down, unemployment, unwarranted wire tapping, government files of citizens bank accounts, endless signing statements the Bush used to excuse himself from laws, the build up of executive powers on the way to dictatorship, shady business in elections, suspension of habeus corpus, use of torture, etc, etc). The trashing of our Constitution and the rights of American citizens is the reason Republicans were voted out of office. Now their propaganda machines are trying to put the blame for all their abuses on Democrats. Tea Partiers have very short memories.

The race of his cabinet members had nothing to do with the distain for Republican policies that were destroying our country so that corporations can make bigger profits at the expense of the rest of us.

Posted by: melvina2 | July 18, 2010 2:45 PM | Report abuse

There is video proof.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NYb8o0Sv_8
Watch the entire video clip. Very interesting how the white man in the white hat reacts throughout.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dzRC8d4n-s&feature=related
:45 into the clip. Right after you hear a man yell "kill the bill!" you can hear the n-word in the background. Sounds exactly like a middle-aged man with his hands cupped over his mouth saying it loudly, but not necessarily yelling the word.
Google and youtube "racist teabaggers." Many of these images and videos are from early teabagger rallies.
Google and youtube "Stupid teabaggers." Shock entertainment for hours.

Andrew Breitbart offered the $100K. The guy is a dirtbag who would NEVER pay the money. He is the scumbag who financed his criminal lackey James O'Keefe into making several heavily edited videos, the most notorious being the ACORN one

Posted by: fishman2 | July 18, 2010 2:45 PM | Report abuse

The NAACP by it's existence is a racist organization. They exist to further the liberal policies, power and influence of 'Colored' people. It would stand to reason that they would smear any group they feared as a threat to that goal. I would also put the Congressional Black Caucus in the same racist category. They don't allow other races to join their elite club.

Posted by: quillerm | July 18, 2010 2:42 PM | Report abuse

BLACK FOLK JUST AREN'T SMART ENOUGH, or EDUCATED ENOUGH to JOIN THE TEA PARTY. THEY MISTAKENLY BELIEVE THAT AMERICA WASN'T BORN UNTIL NOVEMBER of 2008, WHICH IS THE BLACKEST DAY in AMERICAN HISTORY. THAT DAY THE BLACK MUSLIM -WHO EMBODIES COMPLETE ANTI-CHRISTIAN EVIL STOLE THE ELECTION TO RULE AMERICA from THE WHITE HOUSE. HE is THEIR DREAM BOY WOP. WHEN HE GETS DONE DESTROYING AMERICA, THERE WILL HARDLY BE ANYTHING LEFT TO REBUILD.

Posted by: LION7 | July 18, 2010 2:42 PM | Report abuse

There is video proof.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NYb8o0Sv_8
Watch the entire video clip. Very interesting how the white man in the white hat reacts throughout.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dzRC8d4n-s&feature=related
:45 into the clip. Right after you hear a man yell "kill the bill!" you can hear the n-word in the background. Sounds exactly like a middle-aged man with his hands cupped over his mouth saying it loudly, but not necessarily yelling the word.
Google and youtube "racist teabaggers." Many of these images and videos are from early teabagger rallies.
Google and youtube "Stupid teabaggers." Shock entertainment for hours.

Andrew Breitbart offered the $100K. The guy is a dirtbag who would NEVER pay the money. He is the scumbag who financed his criminal lackey James O'Keefe into making several heavily edited videos, the most notorious being the ACORN one

Posted by: fishman2 | July 18, 2010 2:41 PM | Report abuse

There is video proof.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NYb8o0Sv_8
Watch the entire video clip. Very interesting how the white man in the white hat reacts throughout.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dzRC8d4n-s&feature=related
:45 into the clip. Right after you hear a man yell "kill the bill!" you can hear the n-word in the background. Sounds exactly like a middle-aged man with his hands cupped over his mouth saying it loudly, but not necessarily yelling the word.
Google and youtube "racist teabaggers." Many of these images and videos are from early teabagger rallies.
Google and youtube "Stupid teabaggers." Shock entertainment for hours.

Andrew Breitbart offered the $100K. The guy is a dirtbag who would NEVER pay the money. He is the scumbag who financed his criminal lackey James O'Keefe into making several heavily edited videos, the most notorious being the ACORN one

Posted by: fishman2 | July 18, 2010 2:41 PM | Report abuse


I thought the Biden interview was great.

Also, McConnell was pretty good.
Candy Crowley really fired the questions at him.

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | July 18, 2010 2:39 PM | Report abuse

Seeing is not always believing, but in this case seeing the crowds at tea party rallies with the absence of any people of color is proof alone that the racist element exists. McConnell of Kentucky said that he had other things more important to worry about. I fail to see anything more important at this time except maybe the wars, the unemployment, the economy and he doesn't seem to be anymore concerned with these things. He just knows it is the truth and he doesn't want to admit it. It's what Republicans have become famous for, and that's speaking out of the other side of their mouths.

Posted by: racam | July 18, 2010 2:39 PM | Report abuse

LOL

The more the Tea Party is attacked by the Socialists of the Democratic party (the Washington Post included) the more it grows.

The people are up to you and your Obama.

Posted by: Indpnt1 | July 18, 2010 2:36 PM | Report abuse

The Washington Post Left wing smear machine is getting cranked up for November. Lies, half truths, and misrepresentations will increase more and more as we get closer.

Posted by: sonofliberty09 | July 18, 2010 2:36 PM | Report abuse

The Washington Post Left wing smear machine is getting cranked up for November. Lies, half truths, and misrepresentations will increase more and more as we get closer.

Posted by: sonofliberty09 | July 18, 2010 2:34 PM | Report abuse

If you had any doubt about racism in the TeaParty, check out this Sun Sentinel article, and the replies from the TeaParty supporters who commonly post there.

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/nationworld/sns-ap-us-neo-nazi-patrols,0,3660167.story
"Man with neo-Nazi ties leading heavily armed citizen patrols in AZ desert"

Posted by: melvina2 | July 18, 2010 2:31 PM | Report abuse

Colored people? Did somebody say colored people? Wait a minute. An organization exists for the sole purpose of advancing people strictly on the basis of their skin color? This must be a joke. Next you are going to try and tell me that Guam is tipping over. Next you are going to tell me I have to hire an illiterate incompetent just so I can have someone of his color in my work force. What? You mean that is already a law?

Posted by: jimmycoomer | July 18, 2010 2:30 PM | Report abuse

If you had any doubt about racism in the TeaParty, check out this Sun Sentinel article, and the replies from the TeaParty supporters who commonly post there.

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/nationworld/sns-ap-us-neo-nazi-patrols,0,3660167.story
"Man with neo-Nazi ties leading heavily armed citizen patrols in AZ desert"

Posted by: melvina2 | July 18, 2010 2:30 PM | Report abuse

Tea Party members do not 'hate' Obama in the same light as the liberal media, democrats, NAACP, MoveOn, Black Panthers, etc., hated President Bush.
Bush and his Administration were called every disgusting name possible with special attention given to Gen Powell and Congolesea Rice who were referred to in racist black terms. Tea Party members like Obama as they would the mechanic who fixes their car. The only difference is the mechanic knows what he is doing.

Posted by: quillerm | July 18, 2010 2:30 PM | Report abuse

The tea party got my attention when a journalist noted that there was not a person of color in attendance at their rally. The only time I saw a black member at one of their functions he was performing like a clown. The people need to understand that if it quacks like a duck, it probably is one. We can only go by what we see and what they put out for us to see. I'm sure that Williams wasn't the only racist in the tea party. I think it's quite a coincident that the party didn't exist until Obama became president.

Posted by: skinfreak | July 18, 2010 2:28 PM | Report abuse

Yeah I noticed that in all the tea party rallies. People scattering like roaches.

Funny, the different definitions of "scattering."

The only thing actually scattering like roaches is going to be the leftist infection in November.

Leftists are the disease - our constitution and our patriots are the cure.
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Bring it on, yahoo.

Posted by: st50taw | July 18, 2010 2:28 PM | Report abuse

At the very least, the Tea Party tolerates racism and encourages racist members for political gain. All you have to do is look at the signs, billboards and web sites to see that.

I keep waiting for someone like Sarah Palin or John McCain to tell the group, plainly in one of their own conventions, that Tea Party gatherings are no place for signs showing President Obama in whiteface, and tea party billboards are racist when they compare President Obama to Hitler.

Posted by: tinyjab40 | July 18, 2010 2:27 PM | Report abuse

Many of the indignant comments concerning the accusation of racist elements in the tea party movement speak for themselves. The racism is blatant and the lack of moderation glaring.

Posted by: serban1 | July 18, 2010 2:26 PM | Report abuse

I helped to organize the Tea Party kick-off event in Greenwich, Connecticut - and there was nothing racist about it, not even close.

A broad and diverse range of people, including men and women of various races and backgrounds, spoke at the event, including a very significant and good speech by a young Hispanic man.

It's about nudging or guiding America back to a lower level of government expenditures, before the big spenders in government bankrupt the nation. That's what it's about.

Posted by: snorfy | July 18, 2010 2:25 PM | Report abuse

I helped to organize the Tea Party kick-off event in Greenwich, Connecticut - and there was nothing racist about it, not even close.

A broad and diverse range of people, including men and women of various races and backgrounds, spoke at the event, including a very significant and good speech by a young Hispanic man.

It's about nudging or guiding America back to a lower level of government expenditures, before the big spenders in government bankrupt the nation. That's what it's about.

Posted by: snorfy | July 18, 2010 2:25 PM | Report abuse

Why is the Washington Post playing race politics? Why is the Democratic Party playing race politics? Why is the Washington Post now a political hack for the Democratic Party?

Posted by: Indpnt1 | July 18, 2010 2:07 PM | Report abuse

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Why is it that you have decided to ignore the racist rhetoric that is coming from the right and in many cases coming from tea party people? Why is it you want to give the tea party every opportunity to express themselves and their views but want to keep the NAACP and others from responding to their rhetoric? It seems to me that if they are not being racist and just expressing their views then you should have no problem with the NAACP responding to what they are saying.

You see some white people feel as if they have every right to express their feelings whether or not those feelings are racist. But, then those very same people are attacking the NAACP and others for expressing what those feelings mean to other groups. What's wrong, you people can dish it out but whine like babies when people hold you accountable for what you feel you have a right to say? People defending this administration and pointing out the racist rhetoric and activities have just as much right to do so as you think you have the right to vilify the President. Suck it up. If you don't want to be called racist then stop allowing people who speak for the Republicans/conservatives/right wing/tea party/Obama haters to make racist statements, carry racist posters, disrespect the duly elected President of the United States and just show the world just how intolerant they are.

Posted by: catmomtx | July 18, 2010 2:24 PM | Report abuse

This a real joke. I keep seeing the same 5 signs on TV and this is a definite smear on the tea party. Now I will join because Obama has done nothing good for this country. Ex democrat because it is so easy to see a mojor lie.

Posted by: farmsnorton | July 18, 2010 2:23 PM | Report abuse

This a real joke. I keep seeing the same 5 signs on TV and this is a definite smear on the tea party. Now I will join because Obama has done nothing good for this country. Ex democrat because it is so easy to see a mojor llie.

Posted by: farmsnorton | July 18, 2010 2:22 PM | Report abuse

NACCP was once widely respected, a solid and believable "brand." But they have fallen so far and destroyed their credibility. I thought the NAACP had reached the limits of stupidity with their continued harrassment of Hallmark for using the word "black hole" in a greating card. But now they have surpassed themselves.

They throw around the word "racism" so much, one would think they owned the trademarks to the word.

Posted by: pgr88 | July 18, 2010 2:20 PM | Report abuse

Nobody has a problem with Tea Party members expressing belief in the Constitution, loyalty to our country, or general concern about the problems our country is facing. Those are things that almost everybody posting here, regardless of their political viewpoint, believes in.

People generally don't have a problem with Tea Party members proposing specific solutions to our country's problems, either, even if they might disagree strongly with some of those proposals.

What leads to all of the animosity is that many, though not all, Tea Party members go beyond patriotism and policy proposals to heap abuse on anyone they disagree with, in the harshest possible terms. They don't simply disagree with our country's President, or consider his policies unwise; they use racist language to insult him personally, insist that he isn't an American, and insult our country's First Lady in personal terms as well. They don't simply disagree with Democrats, many of whom have devoted a lifetime of service to their country; they call them "socialists" and "traitors." Tea Party members don't simply disagree with people who have different perspectives, they hate them.

Our country faces a number of daunting problems. As a country, we are clearly having a great deal of trouble finding answers to those problems, and we often disagree about what solutions we should try. There is plenty of room for reasoned debate about how best to solve those problems.

Spewing racial hatred and unfounded accusations of treason against anyone you disagree with won't solve our country's many problems. Unfortunately, those seem to be the main things, and all too often the only things, that Tea Party members have to contribute to our national debate.

If Tea Party members want to debate the meaning of the Constitution, or its application to government programs and policies, fine, no problem. If they want to advocate specific solutions to problems and explain why those would work best, also fine. When they call our President and our First Lady racist names and call anybody who disagrees with them a "socialist" and a "traitor," though, they show that they have nothing of any substance to contribute to solving our country's problems. That's why the Tea Party has stirred up so much animosity. It's also why Republican elected officials are afraid to be associated with them.

As people in many other countries have discovered, to their lasting pain and regret, electing political candidates who base their appeal on racial, religious and ethnic hatred and accuse all their opponents of disloyalty can lead to governments which oppress and persecute their citizens and lead their countries into pointless and destructive conflicts. That's where many Americans see Tea Party candidates leading this country if they win election to public office.

Posted by: 02Pete | July 18, 2010 2:18 PM | Report abuse

Obama is America's Robert Mugabe. It he thought he'd get away with it, he'd do just like Mugabe and take away white land and white wealth! OBAMA IS A BLOODY RACIST! OBAMA IS TOXIC WASTE!!! CLINTON FOR PRESIDENT IN 2012!

Posted by: georges2 | July 18, 2010 2:16 PM | Report abuse

Hold them up the light of day though and they apparently scatter like roaches

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Yeah I noticed that in all the tea party rallies. People scattering like roaches.

Funny, the different definitions of "scattering."

The only thing actually scattering like roaches is going to be the leftist infection in November.

Leftists are the disease - our constitution and our patriots are the cure.

Posted by: VirginiaConservative | July 18, 2010 2:14 PM | Report abuse

When you lack ideas, just start calling the other person names like "racist" or "hater" and that suffices.

Posted by: corruptsociety | July 18, 2010 2:12 PM | Report abuse

According to the Post's ombudsman, the Post's National Editor tried to excuse the paper's failure to cover the story about politicization of the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department by saying the delay was a result of limited staffing and a heavy volume of other news on the Justice Department beat. So I'm just thankful the Post was able to free up a reporter to cover the Sunday morning talk shows and that other more pressing news didn't delay 44's coverage for weeks and months.

Posted by: Rob_ | July 18, 2010 2:12 PM | Report abuse

The Washington Post Left wing smear machine is getting cranked up for November. Lies, half truths, and misrepresentations will increase more and more as we get closer.

Posted by: sonofliberty09 | July 18, 2010 1:58 PM | Report abuse
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Oh, for goodness sakes. It is Republicans who have decided not campaign on issues but to continue with the fear, scare and smear that they have been using to indoctrinate gullible people like you to vote against your own best interest. Republicans have no answers, no solutions, no ideas. If they did we would be hearing about them. Instead all we hear is whine, bi!ch, moan, blame Obama and repeal everything the Democrats have done to help average Americans. Oh, did I say apologize to BP, Wall Street and businesses who are sitting on money, making profits and refusing to hire. Come November the American people will look at who actually has done something for the American people rather than those who have done absolutely nothing other than obstruct and try and destroy the President and divide the country.

Posted by: catmomtx | July 18, 2010 2:11 PM | Report abuse

"I think it's slanderous to suggest the vast movement of citizens who have gotten off the couch and showed up at town hall meetings and tea party events, somehow to smear them with this label, there's just no basis for it," Cornyn said.

Then I suppose it's also slanderous to note that when the former white president was spending their children's money, creating a permanent war, depleting the treasury, and taking away the Constitutional rights of Americans, these self-same citizens couldn't be bothered to get off the couch.

Gee I wonder why that is.

Posted by: arancia12 | July 18, 2010 2:08 PM | Report abuse

NAACP is a racist organization that needs to clean its own house. The Tea Party movement is American and not racist. Most readers of the Washington Post only have the distorted view of the Tea Party that comes from soaking their heads in radical left wing propaganda (CNN, NBC, ABC, NY Times, etc.) all day long.

Posted by: sonofliberty09 | July 18, 2010 2:05 PM | Report abuse

1. As a African-American with the International Conservative Movement in the United States of America, if, researched historically the comments made were not slanderous but true... We as African-Americans must do our homework.

2. The nation of Neo-Nazi Germany habitates the African-American community, as well. The rememberance of Adolf Hitler lurks in the African community. What my people fail to remember that Adolf Hiler medical staff was working on racial cosmetics and stem cell research way before it became popular. With the murder of 6 million Jewish people, the nation of Neo-Nazi Germany learned skin alteration techniques, cosmetic surgery procedures and cloning (stem cell research/Boys from Brazil), therefore, what was stated was in the realm of truth.


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Posted by: sterlinggo1 | July 18, 2010 2:05 PM | Report abuse

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Vice President Joe Biden said on ABC's "This Week" that the tea party "is not a racist organization," but added that "the truth is that at least elements that were involved in some of the Tea Party folks expressed racist views."

Certainly if heaven is any reward, it must be for this kindness and service to honesty. Mr. Biden, thank you.

Posted by: SpesFetter12 | July 18, 2010 2:04 PM | Report abuse

I do not remember these Tea Party people marching and protesting about wanting their country back when Cheney/Bush were running up this Big Arse Deficit.. This cry of wanting "their" country back is nothing but a disguise for racism... depicting our president as all of those ugly things is borderline psychotic.. You know what ...I want my country back from the lunatic fringe who gets all of the media's attention for being crazy and racist and uneducated and dellusional.. call it what it is ..it is a racist movement ..motivated by ignorance and hate.

Posted by: sabrina2 | July 18, 2010 2:01 PM | Report abuse

Just look at the signs they carry around with they are out there protesting. That will tell you two things: They can't spell and they are racists.

Posted by: truth1 | July 18, 2010 2:00 PM | Report abuse

The fact that no Republican in Congress can come out and definitively state that they do not condone the racist rhetoric, posters and other antics of some in the tea party tells the American people everything they need to know. The fact that some right wing leaders have come out and attacked the NAACP and call them racist rather than address the issue at hand shows the American people that they are more than willing to divide the country. We all have seen and heard the racist rhetoric and posters that have come to define the tea party. If they do not condone what the American people see with their own eyes it says that they believe in what the "fringe element" is saying and portraying. Again, Republicans really think that the American people are stupid.

Posted by: catmomtx | July 18, 2010 1:59 PM | Report abuse

The Washington Post Left wing smear machine is getting cranked up for November. Lies, half truths, and misrepresentations will increase more and more as we get closer.

Posted by: sonofliberty09 | July 18, 2010 1:58 PM | Report abuse

"Billy Roper is a write-in candidate for governor of Arkansas and an unapologetic white nationalist. 'I don't want non-whites in my country in any form or fashion or any status,' he says.

Roper also is a tea party member who says he has been gathering support for his cause by attending tea party rallies. "We go to these tea parties all over the country," Roper said. 'We're looking for the younger, potentially more radical people.'

The Council of Conservative Citizens, a St. Louis-based group that promotes the 'preservation of the white race,' has sponsored its own tea parties in some Southern states.

The council's website has referred to blacks as 'a retrograde species of humanity' and said non-white immigration would turn the country into a 'slimy brown mass of glop.' Gordon Baum, the group's founder, told The Star that the council encourages members to participate in tea parties. [...]

Roper, a former organizer for the neo-Nazi National Alliance and now chairman of White Revolution, said he has been attending tea party rallies to recruit members and garner support for his 2010 write-in campaign for Arkansas governor.

'Liberals think these are all poor, angry, working-class whites, but that's not true,' said white nationalist movement scholar Leonard Zeskind. 'It's a solid middle class. The belief that these are people hit by the economic downturn is a myth. It's people who have what they want and don't want it taken away. They're defending white privilege. Their slogan is 'We want our country back.'"

Posted by: meuphys_rasbene | July 18, 2010 1:55 PM | Report abuse

Actually, Washington (Democratic Party Hack) Post, racism in the Democratic/Socialist Party is a hotter topic of discussion. But because the Washington Post is no longer a news organization, but a propaganda organization for radical left leaning causes, it is trying to label every day Americans as radicals.

Posted by: Indpnt1 | July 18, 2010 1:54 PM | Report abuse

Oops! Better update this story. Look what's happening in the Tea party movement today. One "leadership" faction of the Tea party is kicking another faction out, led by the Tea party Express and Mark Williams, over racist commentary. Cat's out of the bag now, for the whole Tea party movement. Or should I say the GOP right-wing movement..

Posted by: dudh | July 18, 2010 1:47 PM | Report abuse

The Tea Party's the biggest collection of idiot racists & bigots that I've ever seen in my life. Hold them up the light of day though and they apparently scatter like roaches.

Posted by: Nymous | July 18, 2010 1:37 PM | Report abuse

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