This week, the NAACP passed a resolution asking Tea Partiers to repudiate racists in their ranks. So, naturally, Tea Party Express spokesman Mark Williams called the NAACP racist on CNN, and then penned an idiotic racist letter on his blog.

Mark Williams! If that name sounds familiar, it's because he was the distinguished scholar who taught us all that Muslims worship a "monkey-god". Though he's no longer the chairman of the deep-pocketed, big-spending Tea Party Express, Williams still acts as a spokesman and "public face" for the organization.

On Thursday, in response to the NAACP's pretty tame resolution asking Tea Partiers to be a little less racist, he took to his blog and Tea Party Expressed the opinion that the real racists, in this situation, are the NAACP. Because they use the word "colored," see. Sigh.

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And that's not all! Williams treated his readers to his own little Tale of the Tub—a letter to President Lincoln from NAACP head Ben Jealous that starts thusly:

We 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 Colored People and we demand that it stop!

Is there a word for this? Where one group condemns another group for a behavior, and a member of the condemned group turns around and attempts to repudiate the condemnation by engaging in the very behavior it was condemned for in the first place?

[Balloon Juice]

Here's the entire letter:

Dear Mr. Lincoln

We 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 Colored People and we demand that it stop!

In fact we held a big meeting and took a vote in Kansas City this week. We voted to condemn a political revival of that old abolitionist spirit called the 'tea party movement'.

The tea party position to "end the bailouts" for example is just silly. Bailouts are just big money welfare and isn't that what we want all Coloreds to strive for? 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! Of course, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is the only responsible party that should be granted the right to disperse the funds.

And the ridiculous idea of "reduce[ing] the size and intrusiveness of government." What kind of massa would ever not want to control my life? As Coloreds we must have somebody care for us otherwise we would be on our own, have to think for ourselves and make decisions!

The racist tea parties also demand that the government "stop the out of control spending." Again, they directly target Colored People. That means we Colored People would have to compete for jobs like everybody else and that is just not right.

Perhaps the most racist point of all in the tea parties is their demand that government "stop raising our taxes." That is outrageous! How will we Colored People ever get a wide screen TV in every room if non-coloreds get to keep what they earn? Totally racist! The tea party expects coloreds to be productive members of society?

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. Please repeal the 13th and 14th Amendments and let us get back to where we belong.

Sincerely

Precious Ben Jealous, Tom's Nephew National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Head Colored Person