Michelle Obama is at the annual NAACP convention today in lovely Kansas City, but she'll probably GTFO before tomorrow, when the organization could vote on a resolution condemning the Tea Party movement as "racist."
The Kansas City Star reports on this resolution which, if voted on, would likely pass.
The resolution, scheduled for a vote as early as Tuesday by delegates attending the annual NAACP convention in Kansas City, calls upon "all people of good will to repudiate the racism of the Tea Parties, and to stand in opposition to its drive to push our country back to the pre-civil rights era."
NAACP leaders said the resolution was necessary to make people aware of what they believe is a racist element within the tea party movement.
"I think a lot of people are not taking the tea party movement seriously, and we need to take it seriously," said Anita Russell, head of the Kansas City chapter of the NAACP. "We need to realize it's really not about limited government."
Ugh, conservative bloggers are so lucky today, getting all the juicy inflammatory freak-out stuff.
This debate over this story — IS THE TEA PARTY 100% RACIST? — seems about eight months too late, but hey, you can't blame the NAACP for having only one convention per year. It's just a matter of how they word the resolution! There are clearly racists in the Tea Party, but how effective can a resolution condemning "racist elements" of a group be? It would be like condemning the racist elements of Walmart or an intramural kickball league or any organization. On the other hand, if you're condemning the entire movement as "racist," you're going overboard and inviting backlash.
Anyway, the Tea Party will call the NAACP "reverse racists" for this, and then the NAACP will have to reconvene next year to call the Tea Party "inverse reverse racists," and so on. They should just called each other "scrappy" and make up and marry each other.