Well, kinda. I’m not sure how it works. How does one remove a person or group from what is, at best, a loose confederation?
However, if there ever was a reason to show a group the door, it’s this – a blog post by Tea Party Express founder Mark Williams that rose from the NAACP’s resolution against alleged racism on the part of Tea Party members.
The post, since taken down, began as follows:
“Dear Mr. Lincoln, 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!”
And continued, saying:
“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!”
There’s a fine line between satire and stupidity. Willaims says the post was satirical. It was, in fact, stupid. Anyone who thinks that’s satirical should not be in charge of any political movement, unless it thinks “Birth of a Nation” is the feel-good movie of the century. Given that the Tea Party Express have been quite active in endorsements here In Kansas, it will be interesting to see how many campaigns continue to tout them after this debacle.
CNN has more on the story.