Tea Party Brews With Tea(ming) Dissent
Tea Party Nation has circled the wagons and commenced firing. At itself! Lynnrockets’ Blast-Off believes that few things are more satisfying to behold than Tea-Baggers eating their young. Luckily for us, that is precisely what is happening regarding the Tea Party Express and the Tea Party Federation.
On Sunday, Blast-Off reported on Tea Party Express leader Mark Williams and his racist blog posting (it has now been deleted). Williams was so upset at the NAACP’s call for the Tea Party to denounce racism amongst its members, that he penned a letter allegedly from NAACP president Benjamin Jealous to the late President Abraham Lincoln and posted it in his blog. “Dear Mr. Lincoln,” the blog post read, “We [National Association for the Advancement of] Colored People 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 [National Association for the Advancement of] Colored People and we demand that it stop!” Williams made several modifications to his blog post after its initial posting, including removing references to bailouts as “big money welfare” that should handed “directly to us coloreds” and Tea Party demands for lower taxes preventing black Americans from getting “a wide-screen TV in every room.”
Not surprisingly, Williams’ racist blog posting infuriated a lot of people, liberal and conservative alike. Not expected however, was the declaration of civil war between factions within the Tea Party movement. The National Tea Party Federation, an organization that seeks to represent the Tea Party political movement around the country, has expelled Williams and his Tea Party Express organization because of the inflammatory blog. Federation spokesperson David Webb said on Sunday afternoon that the blog entry was “clearly offensive” and he added,
We, in the last 24 hours, have expelled Tea Party Express and Mark Williams from the National Tea Party Federation because of the letter that he wrote.
Yesterday, Joe Wierzbicki, coordinator for the Tea Party Express, issued the following statement in response to the Tea Party Federation’s disassociation with the Tea Party Express:
The Tea Party Express with over 400,000 members is by far larger than the Tea Party Federation’s entire membership. Most rank-and-file tea party activists think we’re talking about Star Trek when we try to explain who the “Federation” is. Given the absurdity of the actions by the “Federation,” this is quite fitting, since their conduct is alien to our membership.
Groups trying to say who can or can’t be ‘expelled’ from the tea party movement is arrogant and preposterous. Perhaps this explains why so many tea party groups have left the “Federation” during the past few months. Whatever the reason, most tea party activists are focused on taking back their country and the upcoming 2010 elections and not silly power games being played by individuals such as those in the “Federation.”
To add to the absurdity of the “Federation” they have also informed us that our members can’t participate in something called their “basecamp” communication network, which makes us think that the individuals involved in the “Federation” spend a bit too much time watching science fiction movies and cartoons. We here at the Tea Party Express prefer a focus that is more grounded in the Constitution and electing tea party conservatives to offices of import in these 2010 elections.
Please remember to click on the song link below to familiarize yourselves with the tune and to have more fun singing along with today’s topical song parody.
Tea For Two song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0zc7x434Aw
TEA PARTY FOR TWO
(sung to the Doris Day version of the song “Tea For Two”)
Wanna see insanity?
We have no clue, the Tea Party
Its she ‘gin you and you ‘gin me, Marone!
Please don’t get near us, if you do, you’ll fear us
Our friends and relations
Now want vaccinations
They won’t have it known, dear
That we are one of their own, dear.
Vows we’ll take to get a tax break
Spelling mistakes in signs we make
For you to take for Fox nation to see.
One Tea-Bagger family,
Just one branch is our family tree,
All because we inbreed frequently.
(We are few, we’re not many)
(Tea for two and two for tea)
(Me for you and you for me, alone)
(Everyone jeers us, they simply won’t hear us)
(We are a creation of the Fox News station)
(We’re all Glenn Beck clones, dear)
(Brains on loan from Fred Flintstone, dear)
Will day break and bring us awake?
Will we forsake all our mistakes?
Do we partake in more insanity?
We are one crazed family
And devoted fans of Hannity
Oh, can’t you see we hate democracy
(We hate democracy)
Posted on July 20, 2010, in Fox News, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, Songs, Tea Party and tagged Fox News, Glenn Beck, Mark Williams, news, right wing, Sean Hannity, Songs, Tea Party, Tea Party Express, Tea Party Federation, Tea-Baggers. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.