The NAACP has declared the Tea Party to be racist and I ask, so what's the problem? I'm not saying that I think the Tea Party is racist but if they are, I like my racists blatant and on front street. I see no reason to put them in a position to
refudiate repudiate anything or try and act like something they aren't. I think as members of society we all want to be in a comfort zone where we can be ourselves. If the Tea Party wants to be racists within their home that's fine by me.
I know that Tea Party members are lobbying to be a major political force whose job would be serving diverse groups of people and you might ask yourself, "as racists, can they truly accomplish that?" Maybe yes, maybe no. Politicians always serve the base that they need to in order to keep their job. I may sound cycnical (who me?) but I think it's safe to assume that just because a politician makes good on their promises it isn't always out of general concern for the people they made the promises to. Sure, sometimes it is, but not always. It's the same as going to a job that you might not like 100%. There are probably portions of the job that you really don't want to do but hey, you do it. As long as the Tea Party are not breaking any laws, denying access to jobs, tryna keep a brother down, they can talk about whatever they want at their dinner table. Hey, they can talk about it in public if they like (and they do like). If you think they are doing all those things I mentioned anyway and that is why we should be trying to out them as racists, remember, they're doing it anyway. If they're racists well at least we have more insight as to why they support the separation of classes and disparate unemployment rates, etc. They have the right to be racists and we have the right not to support them so we can get behind the people and parties who are aligned with our personal values. At least this way we'll know that we are actually supporting the right people. I've quoted before and I'll quote again, "don't front for me..."