Tea Party Billboard

Here’s what Ben Jealous actually said to the Tea Party on Tuesday:

“You must expel the bigots and racists in your ranks or take full responsibility for all of their actions.”

In reaction, Red Queen of the Tea Party Sarah Palin has pulled the race card cuz now her family kicks it with Eskimos and is part Native American through her husband’s family. So that’s how you know she can’t possibly be racist. Here’s what she said yesterday (from HuffPo):

“I am saddened by the NAACP’s claim that patriotic Americans who stand up for the United States of America’s Constitutional rights are somehow ‘racists,’” Palin wrote in a Facebook note.

“I know how Tea Party Americans feel to be falsely accused,” she said. Palin pointed to a charge of racism levied against her in a “frivolous lawsuit” which was later dismissed. “To be unjustly accused of association with what Reagan so aptly called that “legacy of evil” is a traumatizing experience, and one of which the honest, freedom-loving patriots of the Tea Party movement are truly undeserving.”

Palin added:

I just spent a few beautiful Alaskan days with some beautiful Americans in my husband’s birthplace – they are Todd’s family and they are Yupik Eskimo. In the decades that our families have blended, I have never heard one proud, patriotic member judge another member based on skin color. Both Todd and I were raised to measure a person according to their capacity and willingness to love, work, forgive, contribute, and show good character. We’re joined by the vast majority of Americans in this belief whereby we measure a man by his character, not his color. Because of amazing efforts and accomplishments by those who came before my generation, it is foreign to us to consider condemning or condoning anyone’s actions based on race or gender. Being with our diverse family in a melting pot that is a Native village just days ago reminded me of that.

Her moving words about America’s melting pot almost bring a tear to my eye. I’d almost believe it if she hadn’t said stuff like this in the past (from LAProgressive):

“So Sambo beat the bitch!”

This is how Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin described Barack Obama’s win over Hillary Clinton to political colleagues in a restaurant a few days after Obama locked up the Democratic Party presidential nomination.

According to Lucille, the waitress serving her table at the time and who asked that her last name not be used, Gov. Palin was eating lunch with five or six people when the subject of the Democrat’s primary battle came up. The governor, seemingly not caring that people at nearby tables would likely hear her, uttered the slur and then laughed loudly as her meal mates joined in appreciatively.

“It was kind of disgusting,” Lucille, who is part Aboriginal, said in a phone interview after admitting that she is frightened of being discovered telling folks in the “lower 48” about life near the North Pole.

Then, almost with a sigh, she added, “But that’s just Alaska.”

There are other accounts of Palin’s long history of private, personal racism. These people know it’s not kosher to be openly racist although they will, like Rand Paul, test the boundaries of what they can say. But among friends and Tea Party members, we know it’s a whole different story. Here’s the AP calling Palin out for her race-baiting during the 2008 election via BreitBart of all places:

Palin’s words avoid repulsing voters with overt racism. But is there another subtext for creating the false image of a black presidential nominee “palling around” with terrorists while assuring a predominantly white audience that he doesn’t see their America?

In a post-Sept. 11 America, terrorists are envisioned as dark-skinned radical Muslims, not the homegrown anarchists of Ayers’ day 40 years ago. With Obama a relative unknown when he began his campaign, the Internet hummed with false e-mails about ties to radical Islam of a foreign-born candidate.

Whether intended or not by the McCain campaign, portraying Obama as “not like us” is another potential appeal to racism. It suggests that the Hawaiian-born Christian is, at heart, un-American.

Here’s Tea Party Express head Mark Williams, about the NAACP on NPR’s Morning Edition today:

“I don’t recall the NAACP speaking out when George Bush was portrayed as Curious George or as The Joker [...] You’re dealing with people who are professional race baiters, who make a very good living off this kind of thing. They make more money off of race than any slave trader ever. It’s time groups like the NAACP went to the trash heap of history where they belong with all the other vile racist groups that emerged in our history,” Williams said.

That would be so persuasive! Except that Williams admitted to Andersen Cooper that he’s referred to the President as “Mubarak Hussein Obama” on the Tea Party Express website. From HuffPo again:

COOPER: But wait Mark, you’re actually the one who called President Obama Nazi.

WILLIAMS: I didn’t call Barack Obama a Nazi.

COOPER: Yes, he’s on your list, on your Web site of like 21st century Nazis. You have his name.

WILLIAMS: We’ve got the philosophy of fascism and national socialism at work here. Of course we do.

Dale Robertson, Mr. Tea Party, said this about the NAACP on ABC News yesterday:

“I find that the NAACP should be standing against the new Black Panther and their stance and yet instead of doing the right thing, they’re doing the wrong thing by attacking people who feel government should be held accountable,” Robertson said.

Wow that sounds really deep. Robertson is President and Founder of TeaParty.org btw and is the guy holding this sign below at a Tea Party rally last year.

Dale Robertson of Tea Party - Niggar

It’s not just the leaders who are doing the double-talk dance on their racist beliefs.

On the Tea Party Patriots Ning site, here’s a typical comment reacting to the NAACP’s blasting of the Tea Party’s racist clowns:

Way to go NAACP!!!!!!! I am wondering what organizations are out there for the advancement of white persons. Or, would belonging to one of these organizations automatically make one a racist? I guess my biggest question is why is the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People even exists today? How much more advancement does the NAACP need when the President of the U.S. is african-american?

So now you know why Rand Paul wants another look at the Civil Rights Act — black folk have definitely risen too far too fast! Never mind that we’ve borne the brunt of the subprime mortgage crisis nor the Great Recesssion’s unemployment. No, says the Tea Party – we’ve got to stop these niggers socialists before they take all our money and our women destroy the country — by any means necessary second amendment remedies or secession, if we have to.

Note to the Tea Party – both leaders and rank-and-file – we ain’t fooled by the double-talk. Saying “I’m not a racist, but Barack Obama is a Nazi” with a Tea Party billboard (above) but no backup = racist. The NAACP is right — you need to clean house and come correct. Or face the consequences…

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