Back in the Saddle Again

Apparently, you just can’t keep a teabagger down:

Mark Williams, who recently resigned in disgrace as Tea Party Express spokesman, exclusively tells CNN that he is rejoining the conservative grassroots movement. As Williams revealed his new plans he also took a swipe at the Tea Party movement for not being able to move beyond “the cheerleading stage.”

Williams revealed, first to CNN, that he is helping to form a political action committee that will channel “Tea Party passion” into electing conservative candidates.

Williams said the effort will be called the “Citizens Reclaiming Constitutional Liberties PAC.” He told CNN that paperwork is currently being filed to establish the group and that it should be up and running by August 16. From there, the PAC will proceed in raising seed money and finding candidates it deems conservative enough, Williams said.

Resign in disgrace, take a two week vacation, hop back on the wingnut welfare gravy train.

35 replies
  1. 1
    shortstop says:

    Williams said the effort will be called the “Citizens Reclaiming Constitutional Liberties PAC.”

    Crack Lip?

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    beltane says:

    We did predict this. The only slight surprise is that it happened so soon.

    Let me guess: The “Citizens Reclaiming Constitutional Liberties” PAC (catchy name they have there) has been founded to promote the gutting of the Constitution, starting with the 14th Amendment.

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    matoko_chan says:

    cant stop the signal race-baiting.
    tole yah…..they cant turn it off.

  4. 4
    NobodySpecial says:

    CiRCLe (Jerk) PAC.

    How fucking fitting.

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    El Cid says:

    How about the Citizens’ Constitutional Councils (CCC)? The White Constitutionalists’ Councils?

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    Uloborus says:

    I am entirely pleased by this news. They are so dedicated to their Wingnut Welfare that they will tear themselves apart to keep themselves together. By all means, form another splinter PAC to create more internal confusion and compete for money.

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    KCinDC says:

    Usually a name as awkward as “Citizens Reclaiming Constitutional Liberties” is designed to produce an acronym, but I guess this one is just a sign that no one competent was involved in naming the thing.

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    Corner Stone says:

    Williams revealed, first to CNN, that he is helping to form a political action committee that will channel “Tea Party passion” funds directly into -electing conservative candidates- his own pockets.

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    LT says:

    He went to one of those “Clean the Gay Racist Away” camps I guess and is all better now.

  10. 10
    LT says:

    Fuck. Some aspects of commenting at this wonderful place is such a fucking pain in the ass. In the last comment, the word “Gay” was meant to have a strike-through.

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    Stillwater says:

    Resign in disgrace, take a two week vacation, hop back on the wingnut welfare gravy train.

    Which is pretty solid evidence that shame and reasoned argument are entirely ineffective tools to change these folks minds or behaviors.

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    Mike in NC says:

    Williams said the effort will be called the “Citizens Reclaiming Constitutional Liberties PAC.”

    The idiot teabaggers just can’t stop whining about the imaginary erosion of their precious freedoms and liberties, can they?

    And just because they wave posters of Obama with a bone through his nose, don’t call them racists or they’ll cry in front of the cameras.

    Maybe it’s a good thing after all that they have no adult supervision.

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    Nellcote says:

    I guess CNN is the goto channel for breaking racist teabagger news. Fox is going to be unhappy.

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    scav says:

    “Citizens Reclaiming Constitutional Liberties PAC.” CracklePac, a breakfast cereal to go with their tea. Listen to it snap crackle and pop in indignation every morning! Now with passion-fruity marshmallowy bits in the shape of Mama Grizzlies!

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    How about “Constitution UNraveling Together” PAC?

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    Uloborus says:

    Fortunately, the difference between a fuck-up and a deliberate attempt at deception is your willingness to publicly admit you fucked up, rather than doubling down and insisting you’re still correct and that was a model of journalism.

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    Kryptik says:

    So is this yet another case of a conservative/Republican managing to fail upward? It does seem so frustrating common after all…

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    Zuzu's Petals says:


    Yeah, I love how they’re bragging about getting the scoop.

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    dj spellchecka says:

    showhow i suspect that those “Constitutional Liberties” williams will begin “Reclaiming” won’t include any of the ones [like the 4th] that the bushies decided weren’t worth fretting over…

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    Marmot says:


    Which is pretty solid evidence that shame and reasoned argument are entirely ineffective tools to change these folks minds or behaviors.

    That’s not a bug, it’s a feature! See, though Mark Williams is a publicly shamed, proven racist, he’s now got them battle scars from his treatment at the hands of the PC Crowd / lieberals / MSM / Illuminati! He’s got all the right enemies, and can now ascend to the martyrdom gravy train.

    It’s the negative pregnant strawman fallacy … monetized! (Apologies to whoever came up with the name for “whatever my opponents think is exactly the opposite of what I think” fallacy; I’ve butchered it.)

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    JWL says:

    It amounts to a baseball player rejoining the big leagues after a stint in the minors.

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    Bob says:

    It must be soooo easy being a wing nut. It seems as though every wing nut is guaranteed a source of sustenance from the right wing powers-that-be for every little lemonade stand they open up.

    It’s like, maybe I’ll decide to re-brand myself as a “maverick” climate scientist — even though I know nothing about meteorology — and start my own little private think tank dedicated to finding fault with legitimate, mainstream climate science and the theory of man-made climate change. I bet I could be rolling in energy industry dough within days. All you have to be willing to do is sacrifice any principles or intellectual honesty you might have. For some people, never having had those qualities in the first place, it’s like getting money for nothing.

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    mclaren says:

    It’s the far-right version of Obama’s trick: claim you’re going to leave Iraq and Afghanistan, wait 6 months, then ramp up the troops and escalate hard. Then claim you’re leaving again, wait another 6 months, rinse, wash, repeat. You can keep America’s wars going decades using that trick.

    Apply the same scam to the War on Drugs. Proclaim that you’re ending the war on drugs, wait 6 months, then start up the DEA raids on state-licensed marijuana dispensaries again. Talk about the alleged need to stop treating American citizens like criminals for puffing weed, wait 6 months, then Atty. General Holder demands far more draconian penalties for marijuana possession…in order (he says) to strike at the root of the Mexican cartels’ business.

    Obama’s mastered this same trick, beloved of Mark Williams, across the board. Say the right thing, back off, wait 6 months, then pursue the same crazy self-destructive policies you pursued before. The pundits will praise you, the electorate will adore you, any critics will be hammered mercilessly by the Obots, and you can keep on ramming failed policies through until the end of your presidency, when America is collapsing but you exit celebrated and beloved as a so-called “reformer” who brought about “hope and change” (but without the annoying requirement of actually pissing off any of the entrenched government bureaucracies and congressional pork-slurpers by changing any policies, which would require ending the gravy train for the DEA and the National Surveillance State and the Pentagon and Wall Street and our greedy collusive corrupt doctors and hospitals and insurers and medical devicemakers).

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    toujoursdan says:

    @mclaren: Except that Obama never claimed he was going to leave Afghanistan, just Iraq.

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    D-Chance. says:

    One day away from real football!

    Oh, and, uh, Cole, even the ref is admitting he threw the game for your boys in Pityland.

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    GambitRF says:

    “Exclusively tells CNN”?! Thanks, CNN, I’m so glad that you’re the go to source for interviews with racist assholes. Good to know.

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    Michael says:

    They’re not even bothering to hide it anymore.

    WHAS Radio talk show host Mandy Connell said Friday that she regrets and cannot explain how she came to use the phrase “half-breed” to describe President Barack Obama on the air Wednesday morning.

    “I was embarrassed and shocked that it came out of my mouth, and I sort of stumbled when I said it. I don’t know why I said that,” Connell said in a telephone interview. “It’s not a word I use on any occasion, ever.”

    She’s a vile piece of work who broadcasts at a powerhouse of a Clear Channel station. Her predecessor was right wing but nice and interested in the community, but the guy before her predecessor was flaming douchebag John Ziegler, fired over being an asshole on a personal level.

    Sounds like Mandy wants to take up the cause….

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    licensed to kill time says:


    “It’s not a word I use on any occasion, ever.”

    Oh yeah, I believe that. Not.

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    mclaren says:


    Surely you don’t mean to suggest that Obama ran on staying in Afghanistan forever?

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    demimondian says:

    @mclaren: I remember a lot of talk about beefing up the forces in Afghanistan and getting out of Iraq. I don’t remember any talk whatsoever about getting out of Afghanistan.

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    @licensed to kill time: My immediate reaction. “Oh noez! This offensive term leaped into my mind and tumbled out of my mouth before I could stop it!” That’s like saying sex ‘just happened’. Yeah, like I just happened to fall on the naked pen1s on the street in such a position that it went right up me!

    As for Williams, shit does float, apparently. I am gonna get me some batshitcrazy gravy train monies.

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    jron says:

    @KCinDC: I feel pretty sure it is intended to be shortened to CiRCL- pac, and its supporters are all jerks.

    Because “circle-jerks” is still sort of intriguing and fun to write, but it sounds a little less up-close and personal than “teabaggers.”

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    jayjaybear says:

    @scav: Well, it IS full of nuts.

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    Bob says:

    You see — what I said above is almost literally true:

    One of the largest single contributions to the campaign for a November ballot measure to suspend California’s greenhouse gas reduction law has come from an obscure, Missouri-based conservative organization that ended 2009 with just $109.

    Yet four months later, the Adam Smith Foundation made a $498,000 contribution to the campaign to pass Prop. 23, prompting some Sacramento officials to call for a federal investigation into whether it was a legal move for the designated nonprofit.

    Assuming that no sex with ugly old men is required, being a right wing shill has got to be the cushiest existence ever. The only way you could possibly screw it up would be by having a shred of honesty or virtue.

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