The Tea Party Federation has dismissed a tea party commentator named Mark Williams from the Federation over a fictional letter he wrote on behalf of ‘colored people.’ It went something like this:
“Dear Mr. Lincoln,” began Williams’ letter. “We Coloreds have taken a vote and decided that we don’t cotton to that whole emancipation thing. Freedom means having to work for real, think for ourselves, and take consequences along with the rewards. That is just far too much to ask of us Colored People and we demand that it stop!”
Federation spokesman Mark Webb said the letter on the blog was clearly offensive.
Mark Webb squares off with Ben Jealous of the NAACP to discuss the 2 groups differences. The video shows a far more productive conversation.
We keep getting told that there is no national leadership for the Tea Party and then someone keeps trotting out a spokesman/person. I find this confusing. Is there a leader or is there not a leader? Leaders seem to come and go.
This silliness had gotten more time than it deserves.