Tea Party Express Mark Williams




Tea Party Express Spokesman Mark Williams Chums Waters for Left-Wing Sharks

Tea Party Express Spokesman Mark Williams
Tea Party Express Spokesman Mark Williams

by Karen Pack of the Wood County TEA Party Patriots

Throwing the race card is an age old tactic, most often from the left, used in order to discredit the opponent and to silence debate on any other issue.  So let me paint a picture for you: the Tea Party Movement hit the scene in 2009 and was immediately showered with a barrage of accusations of racism. These accusations were from all walks of the left - politicians, Hollywood, the main-stream media, and of course the usual suspects the “Reverends” Al Sharpton, and Jesse Jackson. Some of the venom from the left was especially vitriolic; case in point – smash hit TV series 24’s Jeneane Garofalo in an interview with MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann on Countdown. During this interview Garofalo said of the Tea Party Movement, “this is about hating a black man in the White House – this is racism straight up.” The sound bites and written comments, too numerous to count, kept flying in from all angles and now we have the recent vote in which delegates from the NAACP passed a resolution to condemn extremist elements of the Tea Party and called on Tea Party leaders to repudiate members who use racist language on their signs and in their speeches. So, here walks in Tea Party Express former chairman and current spokesman Mark Williams.

Williams posts a blog which was a ‘satirical’ letter addressed to President Abraham Lincoln on behalf of ‘colored people’ urging Lincoln to repeal the 13th and 14th Amendments to the US Constitution. The letter was signed “Precious Ben Jealous, Tom’s Nephew, NAACP Head Colored Person”. Well Mr. Williams, if there is such a thing as the “Moron of the Month” contest, you certainly get my vote. In the midst of all the national press attention with enough race cards being thrown around it looked like a Las Vegas seven deck blackjack shoe that exploded, you have essentially chopped up the Tea Party and served it as chum for the already circling left-wing sharks that were waiting to chow down on the Tea Party. Brilliant! I must say that your views are your own and you are certainly entitled to them, but you don’t speak for me. When I was 16 I had a brief association with the KKK so I know first-hand how ugly racism can be. Even at that young age, it did not take me long to figure out that it is not the color of skin that matters, it is the content of your heart that matters. If you are a racist(and it does not matter at this point if you are or not because you have already given the appearance that you are) might I suggest actually joining the KKK or the neo-Nazis or perhaps even the New Black Panther Party? No matter how much good you have done in the past with the Tea Party Express, in one fell swoop you have wiped it out.

Tea Partiers PLEASE listen to me. We need to conduct our business from the high ground. We need to be doing it cleaner and smarter that the other guys. We DO NOT need this kind of distraction; it only hurts our cause. Our focus needs to be on the issues and the activities that support our goals, not this. So enough with the offensive signs; I've seen them myself over and over again in the main-stream media (of course many times it is the same sign shown at different times in the same video clip). Enough with the offensive rhetoric; it has no place in the Tea Party. If you witness this kind of behavior at any event, confront it, video the encounter, and send it to this website.

To guys at SharpElbows.net who confronted the KKK nut job at a rally in St Louis, I SALUTE YOU! Well done! For those of you who have not seen this, it is a must see.

That is how it’s done! I urge all Tea Party members to do the same. Do not allow these fringe elements and left-wing infiltrators to misrepresent us. Remember, the sharks are circling just waiting for the opportunity – don’t give it to them.


Added July 21, 2010 - Revised July 21,2010 4:25pm


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