Sunday, July 18, 2010

Mark Williams Booted From National Tea Party Federation

They're a "federation" now?  What am I, watching an old Star Trek repeat?

‘We, in the last 24 hours, have expelled Tea Party Express and Mark Williams from the National Tea Party Federation because of the letter that he wrote,’ [federation spokesman David] Webb said of the blog post by Williams that satirized a fictional letter from what he called ‘Colored People’ to President Abraham Lincoln.
Webb called the blog post ‘clearly offensive.’
And as Oliver Willis notes, they'd have a lot more credibility on this matter had they expelled Williams over the last few months of hate speech bullshit spewing from this guy's mouth. Did it really necessitate a sick letter as a final nail in the coffin?

Also, if there is no room in the Tea Party for the likes of a Mark Williams, why are conservatives and Tea Party folk going apeshit over the NAACP's resolution to denounce any form of racism in their group? Seems like a no-brainer, and yet those with no brain are doing the "I'm offended" dance.


jhw22 said...

Thanks for posting this, Carl. I hadn't seen this yet and think it's a big deal!


NowhereMan said...

Its all B S-the tea baggers alliance or federation or whatever they keep evolving into still has Grand Dragon Tancredo giving divisive racist speeches at their events so getting rid of Williams is just window dressing as fae as I'm concerned