July 20th, 2010
03:52 PM ET

What's the Tea Party Express?


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The National Tea Party Federation, which seeks to represent the Tea Party political movement around the country, has expelled the Tea Party Express because of an inflammatory blog post its leader, Mark Williams, wrote last week responding to criticism from the NAACP.

Williams' blog post satirized a fictional letter from what he called "Colored People" to President Abraham Lincoln.

Even before this current controversy, the group was criticized by some within the Tea Party movement for being run by Republican consultants and for trying to influence GOP primaries far from its base in Sacramento, California.

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  1. wiseone

    Williams post typified the posture of the Tea Party fringe element. It's know doubt the mainstream nucleus was totally embarrassed by his comments. However they got what they deserved by condoning the actions of the racially biased factions within their ranks. The NAACP merely responded to what the entire world has begin to expect from the Tea Party, and that is brazen dialogue of hate and conquer. I'm glad Williams exposed the weakness in the Party............ and that is backwoods ignorance.

    July 20, 2010 at 5:24 pm |
  2. Robert Stroney

    The [unofficial] Tea Party has thrown Mr. whats-his-name, overboard!

    July 20, 2010 at 5:19 pm |
  3. Joanaroo

    Well, bless your heart, it didn't take a rocket scientist to figure out the Ma and Pa Tea Partiers are pawns in the GOP strategy to appear to be a party willing to work for anybody but the wealthy and big corporations. I mean come on! When Palin shrieks "Drill Baby Drill", you really don't think Mr. and Mrs. Farmer in Idaho with their potato farm and fighting to keep it, are going to benefit from Big Oil money? Do you? Really? Wow! Has the USA dumbed down the last 20 years!

    July 19, 2010 at 11:22 pm |

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