Excerpt from a post by Tea Party activist Mark Williams:
“Dear Mr. Lincoln,” began the fictional letter posted by Williams. “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!”
Williams went on to write that the Tea Party movement couldn’t be racist because it opposed government bailouts for Wall Street banks and big corporations.
“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 bailouts directly to us coloreds!” — CNN.com
Coming on the heels of NAACP’s Ben Jealous’ demand that the Tea Party “must expel the bigots and racists in your ranks or take full responsibility for all of their actions,” which was followed by a formal resolution that honked off Teabaggers nationwide, the timing for this chunk of hilarity is priceless.
Mark Williams, whose brilliance is clearly on display in his insightful prose, is no ordinary TeaPublican. He’s on the Tea Party Express web site as a “spokesman,” hosts a radio program from northern California, and is the author of Taking Back America One Tea Party at a Time.” My bet is he knows his audience pretty damn well: what they think, what they like, and what they laugh at. Doubtlessly he penned this nauseating little tidbit snorking and guffawing and wetting his panties in anticipation of its reception by the faithful.
And it gets better!
“I just don’t see racism in the tea party movement,” said Brendan Steinhauser, director of campaigns for FreedomWorks, which organizes tea party groups. “Racism is something we’re absolutely opposed to.” —Wonkette
Sara Palin: “The Tea Party movement is a beautiful movement, full of diverse people, diverse backgrounds,” Palin said on Fox News’ “Hannity.” “It’s very unfortunate that they are taking this tactic because it’s a false accusation that Tea Party Americans are racist. Any good American hates racism. We don’t stand for it. It is unacceptable.” — ABCNews
They can’t smell what’s right under their nostrils, and never will. The cover-the-ass game has barely started. Hang on, and prepare for hilarity.
I see emails all the time with this kind of stupid shit; primitive racist humor, stereotyping photos, real lowbrow street bigotry. White people love sending this around. They’re usually smart enough to keep it off their web sites, though.
So is every teabagger, conservative, Republican, etc., a closet Klansman? Nah, don’t be silly. Even Ben Jealous, who ignited this firestorm, doesn’t believe that. The problem is they’re too damn comfortable with and tolerant of racist attitudes that lead to discriminatory policies and less than equal protection under the law. For starters. Run the numbers on life expectancy; representation in the professions, upper management, and the academy, political influence, etc., and you start to see what an institutionalized bad attitude can lead to.
Then add in to that appalling list of character flaws a really crappy sense of humor and your tea party goes from Orange Pekoe in a porcelain teacup to granulated shit between your molars.
on the heels of the firing of a Dept of Agriculture black employee who refused to help a white farmer, (funny how you never commented on that story) it goes to show that racism is not limited to white folks as some people on the Left want us to believe, but that it exists everywhere and in all races.
Sure, anonymous — let’s examine this.
First of all, while I’m sure you’ll trip over some asshat somewhere who says racism is “limited to white folks,” nobody with a quarter of a brain believes that, least of all Ben Jealous who specifically condemned the New Black Panther Party as racist as recently as this week.
Second, what difference would that make in this case, with the Tea Party incident? What are you suggesting, that it’s okay because there are white racists too? Fuckhead.
I’m Black Hispanic. I’ve heard it all, know all the moves, and I recognize yours. Conservatives will do their best to play down this incident, feinting with What about the black dud who wouldn’t help the white farmer doesn’t that prove something and Hey he’s just one guy and he doesn’t speak for anybody else (even though he an “Official Spokesman” for the movement organization and blah-blah blah.
There’s no arguing with ‘necks like him or with you. No facts will penetrate the bigot walls you built around your beliefs. What you saw in this incident is a real clear picture of how a lot of people in this country think. Ben Jealous was so right-on with his demand and its timing.
Keep your tea party movement, little man, and don’t insult people like me by telling us how we3lcome we are to join hands. Your America doesn’t look like mine, and that’s a good thing.
Anonymous — It turns out that the Dept of Agriculture video is a scam. Why don’t you post a comment here about how naive you are, and how cowardly and racist it was to make and send it around? And how pissant low the conservative movement is to evenm tolerate that kind of shit? No, you won’t do that. It’s not the way you like to play the game.
Why write to Lincoln? He was Jewish. He got shot in the Temple.
I liked Williams use of ” we don’t ‘cotton’ to it”. Well, that’s good because, as Mr Williams knows, dey don’t plant taters and dey don’t plant cotton cause dem dats plants em is soon forgotten.
Best, Paul Robeson
Shot in the Temple. * groan *
Lincoln needs this kind of publicity like a hole in the head.
The dumbass outed himself, and took thousands of like-minded dirtbags out of the closet with him. I happen to know who this guy is: a wannbee Limbaugh with an overblown ego and mouth to match.
Like you, I can’t wait for the push-back and the Well So Are You’s that will follow.
People who live in glass houses …