The so-called Tea Party is not a political party or an honest political movement. It is, instead, a cult — founded by extremists, funded by extremists and populated, by and large, by extremists and the ignorant followers of extremism.
Proof of that extremism rolls in every day, from the the lunatic fringe comments by Tea Party darlings Sarah Palin to the latest poster-child for extremism: Kentucky GOP candidate Rand Paul.
National Tea Part leader Mark Williams, organizer of the infamous “Tea Party Express,” added fuel to the fire with a recent blog post where he said Muslims worship the “terrorists’ monkey god” to his referral to the “animals of Allah.”
Williams later issued a half-baked apology to the “millions of Hindus who worship Lord Hanuman, an actual Monkey God.”
Lord Hanuman is, in fact, a symbol of strength and faith for Hindus.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations called on Tea Party leaders to repuudiate Williams’ coments. Instead, the Tea Party faithful ignored the issue.
This is standard operation procedure for the Tea Party. They dismiss racism in their midst by saying “all groups have extreme elements.”
Perhaps, but the look-the-other-way ploy by the Tea Party ignores the fact that the movement both attracts and thrives on extremism.
Writes Errol Lewis in The New York Daily News:
If Tea Party activists want to be seen as more than a momentarily interesting collection of cranks and bigots, they have to decide what to do about the cranks and bigots who claim to represent them.
Greg Grandan, a professor of history at New York University and author of several books on social history writes: “Is the Tea Party racist? Of course it is. Polls confirm that Tea Party militants entertain deep-seated racial resentment.”
Former Republican Congressman Tom Tancredo, speaking to the Tea Party faithful in Nashville siad “people who could not even spell the word ‘vote’ or say it in English put a committed socialist ideologue in the White House. His name is Barack Hussein Obama.”
Tancredo avoided service in Vietnam by claiming “depression” made him unqualified to serve.
Ironically, Tancredo used his speech at the National Tea Party convention to slam what he called “the cult of multiculturalism.”
Yet he was speaking to a group that is, itself, a dangerous cult that threatens the future of this nation.