What is the NAACP doing now?
I read yesterday that the NAACP is launching a new website, teapartytracker.org, in partnership with Media Matters, Think Progress and New Left Media. Its purpose? To monitor and broadcast “racism and other forms of extremism within the Tea Party movement.”
How irresponsible it is for this organization to waste its members’ dues and shred whatever moral authority they had left over this hunt for bogeymen. It’s not 1955, and the Tea Party activists have made it crystal clear that they reject racism within their ranks and, to the maximum extent a movement without a centralized command structure can, they are policing themselves.
The scores of black conservatives, myself included, who identify with the Tea Party’s goals of individual liberty, free enterprise and constitutionally limited government are proof positive that racism is not at the heart of the Tea Party movement. They are alive and unscathed, for starters. As Alonzo Rachel, a black entertainer, satirist and popular Tea Party speaker so accurately states, “if they were out to get us, Ida’ been got by now.”