Mark Williams Kicked Out Of Tea Party After Mock Letter From “Colored People” To Abraham Lincoln
Mark Williams, recently called “crackpot” with “no influence” by Mary Matalin, was thrown out of the movement after he posted a mock letter called “NAACP Resolution: Colored People change minds about emancipation.”
“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,” Federation spokesman David Webb said during an appearance on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”
In an announcement on the group’s website, Federation spokeswoman Christina Botteri said members of the National Tea Party Federation suspended Williams and threatened to immediately expel Tea Party Express from any further association with the Federation Saturday if they failed to publicly “rebuke Williams and remove him from their ranks.”
Botteri said after contacting Tea Party Express leadership, “they have no intention of taking the action we required for their group to continue as a member of the National Tea Party Federation. Therefore, effective immediately, the National Tea Party Federation is expelling Tea Party Express from the ranks of our membership.”
Williams’s post was written in response to the NAACP resolution condemning racism within the tea party movement.
In the posting earlier this week written as a fictional call from Civil War-era slaves, Williams wrote, “Dear Mr. Lincoln, 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!”
Williams continued, defending the Tea Party movement’s opposition to government bailout programs for banks and corporations as proof the Tea Party was not racist.
“Bailouts are just big money welfare and isn’t that what we want all Coloreds to strive for?” he continued. “What kind of racist would want to end big money welfare? What they need to do is start handing the bail outs directly to us Coloreds!”Click here for reuse options!
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