A civil rights activist and former congressman equated the Tea Party with the Ku Klux Klan today as he blasted a conservative rally planned in Washington, D.C., this weekend.The NAACP has been an organization searching for relevance throughout the post-civil rights era. This latest "tea party racism" smear just further destroys whatever credibility the organization has left. You just cannot make unhinged allegations like this and think that rational, well-meaning Americans are going to take you seriously. The MFM will, of course, and this stuff will get wild traction across the leftosphere, but it's sick. At the clip, be sure to pay attention to David Webb of Tea Party 365. His words reflect the outrage at whatever shows of bigotry we have seen, examples that are always repudiated on the spot and the perpetrators banned from participation at tea party functions. The press just doesn't report all of this, and the racial-grievance industry only shines its beam on extremist freaks while attempting to tar millions of Americans as white supremacists.
The Rev. Walter Fauntroy, the non-voting delegate who represented the District of Columbia from 1971 to 1991, called on African-Americans to organize a "new coalition of conscience" to rebut the rally scheduled for Saturday at the Lincoln Memorial featuring Fox News pundit Glenn Beck and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
"We are going to take on the barbarism of war, the decadence of racism, and the scourge of poverty, that the Ku Klux -- I meant to say the Tea Party," Fauntroy told a news conference today at the National Press Club. "You all forgive me, but I -- you have to use them interchangeably."
Amazing, but I thought we already put these smears to bed.