The NAACP has drawn up a motion, a declaration, that states that there is a racist element alive in the Tea Party movement. And that the sun will come out tomorrow. NPR reports:
The NAACP has approved a resolution condemning what it calls “racist elements” within the Tea Party. The vote has sparked a war of words between the two groups, and NAACP leaders hope the move will help fire up its membership with midterm elections approaching.
The fray began when NAACP President Benjamin Jealous issued a challenge to the Tea Party:
“You must expel the bigots and racists in your ranks or take full responsibility for all of their actions.”
At this point in the reading of this post, surely our frequent commenter Sepp must have a blood pressure near stroke level. Yes, Sepp, they used the word, ‘racist.’ You know, like the castigation of another based on subcutaneous melanin levels.
Speaking of lily white people, the entire Republican contingent in both houses of Congress is devoid of ‘colored’ folks. What a coincidence! Let’s see, when was there a ‘colored’ GOP congressman?
Why do African Americans shun the Republican Party? Or, conversely, why does the Republican Party not attract them to its ranks? There must be some reason. Any guesses?
In a recent comment, Sepp told us that he saw a real, live black man standing at a corner in Toledo holding a sign that read, ‘Impeach Obama.’ There have been quite a few people begging at street corners in the Toledo area lately- every one I’ve seen was white, never a black man. The signs read, “Will work for food.” Say, you don’t suppose… Naw, they wouldn’t stoop THAT low, now would they? OK, I’ll say it: You don’t suppose that this ‘black guy’ was paid to hold the sign, do you? …do you?
Well, back to the Tea Party and the NAACP charge of racism. Who knows how many ‘racists’ are in the ranks of the Tea Party? After all, racists don’t usually carry signs out in public proclaiming their bigotry. Do they? Recall that the KKK hid under their sheets during the Saturday night lynchings and then exchanged the sheets for choir robes on Sunday morning.
Taxes. Now, there were plenty of ‘taxes’ signs displayed at the Tea Party get-togethers. It was obvious that the Tea Party folks hate taxes. Of course, few Americans like taxes, but over there on the right, the word, ‘tax,’ is an anathema. Are Teabaggers taxed too greatly? Have the tax laws been araised under the Obama Administration in the past 18 months?
BREAKING NEWS…BREAKING NEWS…BREAKING NEWS…BREAKING NEWS…BREAKING
(Reuters) – The Congress will likely act to extend tax cuts for the middle class to avoid choking off the fragile economic recovery, key congressional Democrats said on Tuesday.
Wow. What a coincidence! Here I am discussing tax rates and the Teabaggers and this breaking news comes across my screen.
Did they say, “extend”? You mean middle class tax cuts are ALREADY in effect? Obama already lowered taxes on the middle class- lower than during the 8 Bush-Cheney years? Then, what the hell are the Teabaggers complaining about? And where were they during those high Bush-tax years?
Something isn’t right here, my friends. Do you see the same thing as I am seeing? The anti-tax Tea Party is demonstrating for less taxation when the Obama Administration has already lowered their taxes and plans to lower them again.
Is it ‘taxes’ that underlies the Tea Party anger? Or is ‘taxes’ a code word for something else?