Well that didn’t take so long. On CBS Face the Nation this morning a leader of the National Tea Party Federation announced that Mark Williams and the Tea Party Express have been kicked out of the movement. Here is a link to the clip (which because of FYWP I can not place in this post).
Over at CNN.com they have a story up about about the racist Mark Williams and his Tea Party faction getting the boot:
The National Tea Party Federation, an organization that represents the Tea Party political movement around the country, has expelled conservative commentator Mark Williams and his Tea Party Express because of an inflammatory blog post he wrote, federation spokesman David Webb said Sunday.
No word yet from CNN if Williams will still be a regular quest on the network. My bet is yes. And there is no word from the racist of the hour Mr. Williams on his web site. It will be interesting to see how accepting Williams is of the news that the National Tea Party Federation has kicked him and his group out of the movement. I think it is a safe bet that Mark will not take it well (especially as the NTPF spokesman delivering the news is black).
Somehow I think the only thing the Mark Williams and his Tea Party followers will hate more than President Obama will be the <s>National Tea Party Federation</s> Judean People’s Front. Splitters!
Update: When one goes to the <a href=”http://www.teapartyexpress.org/”>Tea Party Express website</a> the first thing you see is a way to contribute to Sharron Angle. Same thing with the rarely updated <a href=”http://teapartyexpressblog.blogspot.com/”>Tea Party Express blog</a>.
Mind you, there is no tea party leadership; every tea partier is a tea party leader. But something happens when the stronger egos and personalities in a movement begin to fee a sense of ownership. It is not long before they act to claim and defend that fictitious ownership. [snip]
I am refusing all media requests on this. The careless individual tea partier who assumed the mantel of “leadership” did so long enough to turn a critical and serious movement and delicate peace with skeptical groups, into a World Wrestling style personality conflict with me at the center. There are internal political dramas amongst the various self-anointed tea party “leaders” and some of the minor players on the fringes see the Tea Party Express and Mark Williams as tickets to a booking on Fact the Nation. [snip]
My disappointment was a grandstanding statement on national television about expelling an individual (me) and my 34 other staff and performers from a grassroots movement that does nothing more than support the Constitution of theses United States because of the Constitutionally guaranteed exercise of the Creator’s endowed freedom to thought and expression is at least as damaging as the rest of the rhetoric that Morial, Sharpton, Dorelli and Shelton hammered such a delicate end.
I am afraid that David Webb of the National Tea Party Federation not only misunderstands why the Federation was formed in the first place and with a few ill-advised words aimed at the tea party itself has endangered the peace and potential fro progress that we saw unfold on national television last night.
This is going to wingnuteriffic.