From Talking Points Memo:
Is the Tea Party Express’ Mark Williams a racist? He certainly says he’s not. But Williams — the spokesman for one of the tea party movement’s most Republican establishment-connected groups — has shown himself to be a virtuoso when it comes to, I guess accidentally, writing and saying racist things. (Two quick examples: There was that time he called Muslims “animals of Allah” in an email and that other time he called President Obama an “Indonesian Muslim turned welfare thug” on camera.)
This week, Williams’ accidentally racist chickens have come home to roost. After posting one of his most overtly racist (accidentally, I guess) statements ever to his personal website after the NAACP passed a resolution calling on national tea party leaders like Williams to condemn racist rhetoric seen at tea party rallies in the past, Williams has found himself ostracized by a growing number of tea party groups across the country.
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