Tea Party admits racism, boots racist Tea Party Express leader
A pattern of racism by Mark Williams, founder of the Tea Party Express, got him and his organization kicked out of the National Tea Party Federation. Williams, the chairman of the Tea Party Express, wrote a racist satire on the group's website last week in response to an NAACP resolution calling out the Tea Party to denounce the racists in its movement. When the NAACP voted on the Tea Party resolution at its convention last week, the Tea Party denied the presence of racism in its rank and file. But the Tea party expelled Williams after his racist satire was highlighted by the national media. Resource for this article - Tea Party Express racist Mark Williams kicked out of movement by Personal Money Store
Tea Party racism exemplified in Tea Party Express
Williams founded the Tea Party Express and built it into one of probably the most powerful factions of the Tea Party movement. The New York Daily News reports that raising $ 2.3 million and helping Republican Scott Brown get elected to the late Ted Kennedy's seat are among the Tea Party Express' achievements under Williams. Williams relinquished the chairmanship last month to focus on leading a racism-tinged campaign against a mosque project in New York called the ground zero mosque, during which he has said Muslims will "worship the terrorist Monkey-god" in a temple in honor of the 9/11 attackers. Williams called Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, who backs building the mosque, a "Jewish Uncle Tom who would have turned rat on Anne Frank".
Tea Party Express calls Muhammad a 'monkey god'
When the NAACP passed their resolution demanding the Tea Party take steps to separate racism from its movement, Williams was calling Muhammad a monkey god and the Tea Party was playing victim. Right wing pundits and Tea Party officials said their entire movement was being labeled racist by the NAACP. They retorted by calling the NAACP racist. But the NAACP Tea Party resolution's meaning was clear after Williams wrote a letter and posted it on teapartyexpress.org.
Slavery satire by the Tea Party Express
The Tea Party movement expelled Williams and his Tea Party Express after he wrote a letter, labeled as "satire," from NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous to President Lincoln . This sample from the letter was posted by Fox News:
"Perhaps one of one of the most racist point of all in the Tea Parties is their demand that government 'stop raising our taxes.' That is outrageous! How will we coloreds ever get a wide-screen TV in each room if non-coloreds get to keep what they earn?" he wrote. "Mr. Lincoln, you were the greatest racist ever. We had a fantastic gig. 3 squares, room and board, all our decisions made by the massa in the house. Please repeal the 13th and 14th Amendments and let us get back to where we belong."
Will NAACP Tea Party resolution give Tea Party a backbone?
Long term Tea Party interests may benefit from booting the Tea Party Express. The NAACP resolution, the Huffington Post reports, may benefit the Tea Party in the long run because now the movement may have to be responsible for controlling its behavior. Before the resolution called out Tea Party racists, the amorphous nature of the group served as a convenient excuse for such behavior.