As I stated in my previous blog Say something Tea Party…. it was time for the Tea Party to stand up and denounce the racism that seems to plague their movement. I called on the likes of Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, Rand Paul, and Sharron Angle to step up and be REAL leaders; if the Tea party wanted to be taken seriously they would have separate themselves from the likes of Mark Williams and his satirical “open letter”.
Well, it wasn’t one of the high-profile Tea Party supporters but the Tea Party Federation decided to take matters in their own hands. When the Mark Williams organized Tea Party Express decided that they were going to back Mr. Williams and his comments the Tea Party Federation made the decision to expel the Tea Party Express from the membership of the overall Tea Party Federation.
I applaud the move by the Tea Party Federation and I hope this is a step in the right direction; the right direction being where the focus is on policies and not on race or birther nonsense. As you will view in the video clip below we still have a long way to go…
Hmmmmm, “clearly offensive” but not “clearly racist”…
Since the Tea Party Express expulsion from the Tea Party Federation 2 candidates have moved towards distancing themselves from the Tea Party Express; Sharron Angle and Walt Minnick. Only time will tell what will happen to the Tea Party Express; Sarah Palin still has not denounced the Tea Party Express. I would not be shocked if the Tea Party Express becomes some sort of martyr as a result of all of this, especially if Palin and Bachmann continue to show their support.
Lastly for whatever reason David Webb seemed to go out of his way to avoid the interviewers question about the Mark Williams’ comments offending him as an African-American; why the stutter/stammer??
If there is something to be said, “Its On Broadway” to step up and say it!!!