According to the president of the NAACP, Ben Jealous, the Tea Party is chock full of racist people bent on harming African-Americans. Speaking at the organization's annual convention this week, Mr. Jealous let loose on the Tea Party folks: "Here comes the genetic descendent of the White Citizens Council, burst from its coffin, carrying signs and slogans like 'Lynch Barack Hussein Obama' ... "Read the full column at the link below:
An exhaustive search of media reportage about the Tea Party turns up no mention of signs like that. And even if they existed, is it fair to demonize an entire movement because a few nuts are associated with it?
Does the NAACP want to be evaluated on that basis?
From the beginning of its ascent, the Tea Party has been targeted by the far left in America. They fear the populist movement because of its small government philosophy and its successful activism. The cheapest, easiest way to attack any political opponent is to level accusations of bigotry. Almost every conservative broadcaster and columnist in America has been subjected to that.
The NAACP picked a bad time to brand the Tea Party with the racist label. Recently the New Black Panther Party has been in the news because the Justice Department declined to prosecute a case where three of their members apparently intimidated voters at a Philadelphia polling place. One DOJ lawyer even quit his job, saying he was ordered not to pursue the case because it involved race.
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