Fringe Tea Party Group Alienates Themselves from Tea Party

Monday, July 19, 2010 , 3 Comments

via the Orlando, FL Tea Partiers

What's up with this Tea Party racism that I've missed out on?

The Tea Party political movement saw a major split over the weekend, with the National Tea Party Federation expelling a member group after its spokesman wrote an online post satirizing a fictional letter from what he called "Colored People" to President Abraham Lincoln.

On its website, the federation stated it had given the Tea Party Express, through direct contact with one of its leaders, a deadline to rebuke and remove spokesman Mark Williams.

"That leader's response was clear: they have no intention of taking the action we required for their group to continue as a member of the National Tea Party Federation," the federation stated.

Therefore, effective immediately the National Tea Party Federation is expelling Tea Party Express from the ranks of our membership."

Federation spokesman David Webb, interviewed Sunday on CBS' "Face the Nation," called the blog post "clearly offensive."

Sucks for marketing purposes, the Tea Party will be shaking this one off for quite awhile.

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wcv said...

Tea Party Express was never an authentic grassroots Tea Party group.

It's a top-down front group run by Republican consultants.

See my September 2009 post.

elf2006real said...

It's not a party, it's a protest movement that took the name "Tea Party" from the Boston Tea Party, as I am sure we all know.

There's more to life and thinking than the health of your brand. Remember these people are volunteers not paid professionals. As their income is not tied to the "brands" health they can do the right thing.

Keep throwing that racist mud. It gets weaker every time. Maybe if they keep it up we'll end racism - because we'll stop talking about it.