When Did The Tea Party Admit They Were Racist?

Daily Caller:

Former NAACP head: Tea party ‘admittedly racist,’ ‘Taliban wing of American politics’

On Tuesday’s broadcast of Thomas Robert’s 11 a.m. MSNBC program, NAACP President Emeritus Julian Bond defended the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of tea party groups, which he described as “admittedly racist.”

“I think it’s entirely legitimate to look at the tea party,” said Bond, whose group was audited by the IRS during the Bush administration. “I mean, here are a group of people who are admittedly racist, who are overtly political, who’ve tried as best they can to harm President Obama in every way they can. I don’t think there are correct parallels between these incidents. It was wrong for the IRS to behave in this heavy-handed manner. They didn’t explain it well before or now what they’re doing and why they’re doing it. But there are no parallels between these two.”

Roberts asked Bond if he thought these revelations might revive the tea party, which has seen its influence decline since the 2010 midterm elections.

“I hope not,” he replied. “I hope they don’t get any more air. You know, they are the Taliban wing of American politics and we all ought to be a little worried about them.”

Roberts asked if comparing the tea party to the Taliban was “a little harsh,” but Bond declined to back off his remarks.

“Not at all — the truth may hurt, but it’s the truth,” Bond said.

Maybe I was drunk that day, but I don’t recall the Tea Party admitting they were racist. Anybody got a link on that?

This story is really disappointing. When a prominent civil rights leader endorses denying someone their civil rights it is very disturbing. Freedom of speech and freedom of association are both civil rights. So is the right to equal protection under the law.

I don’t believe that the Tea Party is racist, even if some of their members probably are. Put together a large group of people and you’ll find a few nutjobs in the mix. Even if they were, racism is odious but it’s not illegal.

The government cannot discriminate based on ideology or viewpoint. As long as they break no laws we have to tolerate people and groups whose beliefs we find disgusting. When they break the law we punish those specific offenses and no more.

I am really sick of the notion that freedom and civil rights are only for people we agree with. I hope Bond’s comments do not represent a new, “non-defensive” use of the race card.

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38 Responses to When Did The Tea Party Admit They Were Racist?

  1. myiq2xu says:
  2. lyn says:

    Obama torched my race card.

  3. myiq2xu says:
    • myiq2xu says:

      He simply cannot get me off his mind. I live rent free in his head. And he is using me as his convenient excuse for not being able to get anything done. He really thinks the Republicans would work with him if it weren’t for me. So he’s telling these Hollywood people — and you gotta understand, they’re sitting there and they’re very sympathetic, and they love Obama, and they want Obama to succeed. I’m the guy who said, “I hope he fails.” So Obama’s sitting there and he’s telling these Hollywood people, “You know, this Limbaugh guy, this Limbaugh guy… If it weren’t for this Limbaugh guy, Good Lord, look what I could get done!” … Now, let’s be honest, folks. Who am I? I’m a guy on the radio. I am your beloved host, El Rushbo. I’m a guy on the radio. The fact remains that the truth of the matter is, by his own admission, I am the opposition to Barack Obama.

      Sarah Palin’s been residing there too.

      • DeniseVB says:

        Sarah gives him the biggest headaches tossing those ninja stars in there too 😀

        I caught part of Rush today, he upsets the left, right, and mostly the media “drive-bys” (msm), does a pretty good job of spreading his special sauce all over everybody.

        • myiq2xu says:

          I have never been a fan of The Fat One but he’s just a blowhard radio personality. His fans love him, other people not so much.

          He’s not the boogeyman.

  4. DeniseVB says:

    Just by their behavior, I think there are more vile prog racists and misogynists than in the tea party.

  5. myiq2xu says:

    I haven’t watered my plants yet today and I’m already a couple posts behind.

  6. votermom says:

  7. myiq2xu says:
  8. votermom says:

    I follow this Tx congresscritter for tweets like this

  9. Somebody says:

    When did the tea party admit they’re racist?

    Does it matter?? Everybody just “knows” they’re racist. It’s kind of like global warming, it’s settled science.

  10. myiq2xu says:
  11. yttik says:

    “…I hope Bond’s comments do not represent a new, “non-defensive” use of the race card…”

    I thought I told you that hope was a four letter word?

  12. I think it’s pretty obvious by now that much of the black leadership in America is in no way interested in eliminating racism; they are interested in preserving and amping it. It’s a cash cow that’s just too valuable right now. Just a few benefit from it, and that’s ultimately what’s sad. They just don’t give a damn about all the little people that are hurt by it. And there’s nothing that white people can do about it. It will take a confrontation within the black community to deal with it.

  13. swanspirit says:

    I would not want to imply that Julian Bond is ignorant ,because I would rather be direct about it . I think he was using the word admittedly incorrectly ; because he is the only one “admitting ” that the Tea Party is racist . I know they never would , because they are not .
    So Julian needs to brush up on his use of the English language , or his definition of racism and he probably has that wrong too .
    so … to misuse the word as he has , he is the one who is admittedly racist , because I admit , Julian Bond is a racist , and ignorant .

  14. angienc (D) says:

    The IRS can’t *target* an organization on the grounds that it is racist either. The only reason the IRS can *target* any organization is if there is a TAX issue. Looking to open a local KKK chapter in your area? As long as you’re tax stuff is in order the IRS isn’t supposed to do shit to you.

    Seems that a *real* civil rights leader would know that, but the ignorance, hypocrisy & excuse making by “our betters” on this matter is absolutely breathtaking.

    Where the fuck, btw, is the ACLU? In the past they fiercely defended the rights of a Neo-Nazi group to parade in Skokie (where 1 in 6 residents was Jewish) but *crickets* on this IRS targeting of conservative groups. Utter bullshit.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Not even this one? 😉

  15. angienc (D) says:

    OT – remember that Mother’s Day parade shooting in NOLA that Piers Morgan was jizzing his pants over until it turned out to be a gang-related incident in a poor neighborhood (like I said it would)? Well, NOPD has ID’d the perp — gang banger with a rap sheet (of course) out on bail for his latest arrest last April for possession of an *illegal* firearm & heroin.

    Bet Piers will not be tweeting about that.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Oh yeah, criminals with guns, how are those laws working out ? Really glad nobody died, but when the story was first *breaking* you’d think 100’s were mowed down.

  16. myiq2xu says:
  17. HELENK says:

    On Greta

    Pickering and Mullen wrote congress they want to testify

  18. myiq2xu says:


    The dam of solid Democratic solidarity has collapsed, starting with New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd’s weekend scolding of the White House over Benghazi, then gushing with the news the Justice Department had sucked-up an absurdly broad swath of Associated Press phone records.

    Democrats are privately befuddled by the White House’s flat-footed handling of this P.R. and legal mess, blaming a combination of bad timing, hubris and communications ineptitude. The most charitable defense offered up on background is that Obama staffers are scandal virgins, unaccustomed to dealing with a rabid press.

  19. myiq2xu says:
  20. myiq2xu says:

    Hilarious – Men going thru simulated labor:

  21. Erica says:

    Okay, let me get this right: It’s now okay to call the Tea Party the Taliban, but not to admit that Benghazi was a terrorist assault?

  22. myiq2xu says:

    Tonight’s results on DWTS had to be the least surprising ever.

    Bye-bye Ingo!

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