NEW YORK, NY – There will be no more tea for a while for one individual!
Mark Williams has lost his position in the National Tea Party Federation. He has his racially tinged attacks on the NAACP to thank for his expulsion. Williams – not one to bite his tongue – called the development “grandstanding” from a “minor player on the fringe.”
The former Tea Party Express had labeled the Manhattan boor president a “Jewish Uncle Tom” and President Obama an “Indonesian Muslim turn welfare thug.” Those comments fell through the cracks, but his recent satirical letter did not. He posted a letter from “The Colored People” to President Lincoln praising slavery – that crossed the line.
The federation, an umbrella organization that claims to represent 85 Tea Party group, kicked out Williams’ group when it wouldn’t fire him.
“We have expelled Tea Party Express and Mark Williams from the National Tea Party Federation because of the letter he wrote,” federation spokesman David Webb said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”
He called the letter – written after the NAACP called on Tea Party leaders to oust racists from their ranks – “clearly offensive.”
In the voice of slaves, Williams wrote: “Mr. Lincoln, you were the greatest racist ever. We had a great gig. Three squares, room and board, all our decisions made by the massa in the house.”
“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!”
He went on to say blacks don’t want taxes cut because “how will we Colored People ever get a wide screen TV in every room if non-coloreds get to keep what they earn?”