The National Tea Party Federation, an organization that represents the Tea Party political movement around the country, has booted right wing bloviator Mark Williams and his Tea Party Express because of a bigoted blog post he wrote.
Williams wrote the trash in response to a resolution by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) that called on Tea Party leaders to crack down on racist elements in the movement. (Talk about a full time job!)
“Dear Mr. Lincoln,” began the fictional letter to Abraham Lincoln posted by Williams. “We Coloreds have taken a vote and decided that we don’t cotton to that whole emancipation thing. Freedom means having to work for real, think for ourselves, and take consequences along with the rewards. That is just far too much to ask of us Colored People and we demand that it stop!”
Williams went on to write that the Tea Party movement couldn’t be racist because it opposed government bailouts for Wall Street banks and big corporations.
“Bailouts are just big money welfare and isn’t that what we want all Coloreds to strive for?” the posting said. “What kind of racist would want to end big money welfare? What they need to do is start handing the bail outs directly to us coloreds!”
Williams, a conservative talk radio host, said the post was intended as satire. He took it down as criticism mounted.
Um, yeah, this was a satire. A racist one. It seems that some Tea Baggers just can’t help themselves. Without race-baiting and without a black man in the Oval Office, would there even be a Tea Party? No, really.