So this week the NAACP released the results of a recent study which links the Tea Party to several racist orgs and groups in America. Just like I mentioned in that post this week, I expected the information to be met with skepticism, and downright idiocy by some of the people I expected to comment on it (read: wing-nut trolls).
So anyway, not that I’m working overtime trying to prove Tea Party racism because, well, it just doesn’t exist. But I’d be remiss if I didn’t bring to you my dear
right-wing nutjob internet trolls readers, this story out of Houston, Texas, which involves a local Tea Party faction and their acts of intimidation related to voter registration via TPM:
A group trying to register voters in Houston received threats and emails containing racist slurs after being targeted by a local tea party group accusing it of “voter fraud.”
In emails obtained by TPM, the group Houston Votes was accused of being “a bunch of white guilt ridden assholes, NIGGERS and greasy mexican spics,” “fraudulent Marxist pigs,” and “American hating A-holes.”
“We received a couple of threats and several harassing e-mails,” Maureen Haver of Houston Voters told TPMMuckraker. “There have been several efforts, I think, just trying to race-bait and stir racial tension and part of that I think is just based on what we’ve received in messaging from them.”
“It’s really had a chilling effect on our office,” said Haver, adding that one of the e-mails was reported to the FBI.Now of course this is no indication that the entire Tea Party is hell bent on bringing back slavery and Jim Crow laws should they “get their country back.” But as the recent NAACP report (and all the anti-Tea Party posts on this site) pointed out, there is no denying that racist groups and orgs feeds and fuels the Tea Party.
Just in case you think that I’m way off base with this, here’s just a sample of the rhetoric contained in one of the emails from this particular group known as the King Street Patriots (what is it with folks and all these racist emails all of a sudden). A group whose leader at a recent meeting accused the voter registration group, Houston Votes, of being the headquarters of the New Black Panther Party:
“You liberial scumbags should be hung by the neck in public ! We are on to your voter fraud. Keep it up you MOTHER FUCKERS and you will soon be put down for a long dirt nap! Your nothing but a bunch of white guilt ridden assholes, NIGGERS and greasy mexican spics! The WAR is comming and we are going to dispose of each and every one of you while we take OUR (White) nation back.”Now this isn’t actually funny, but I can’t help but to laugh because I’d hate to think that this is what Tea Party members gained as an effective strategy after attending all those “watch out for voter fraud” seminars ran by ex-ACRON employee, and perennial slave-catcher, Anita MonCrieff; remember me telling you about her?
Oh well, it’s pretty obvious that “certain people” will stop at nothing in an attempt to “get their country back.” With that said, though I doubt we’ll ever hear about it in the media. Don’t be surprised to see certain white folks
wearing white sheets and pointy hats outside of polling stations burning crosses waving batons.
Way to go protecting democracy!