Former NAACP Chair Julian Bond on Tea Party: ‘Here are a group of people who are admittedly racist’

Posted by on May 14, 2013 at 1:06 pm

Admittedly racist? Really?

THOMAS ROBERTS: Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle coming down on what we’re seeing today in the IRS apparently targeting these tea party groups. Doing so at a time in 2010 during the mid-term elections where we saw an up rise in the tea party sweeping in the Congress. Shouldn’t there not be the same level of outrage certainly from the White House? I mean, at the time in ’04, Congressman Charlie Rangel called the audit a police state tactic. Do you think that there might be a double standard being looked at here?

JULIAN BOND: No, I don’t think there’s a double standard at all. I think it’s entirely legitimate to look at the tea party. Here are a group of people who are admittedly racist. Who are overtly political, who’ve tried as best they can to harm President Obama in every way. I don’t think there are correct parallels between those two incidents. It was wrong for the IRS to behave in this heavy handed manner. They didn’t explain it well before or now what they’re doing and why they’re doing it. But there are no parallels between these two.

ROBERTS: Chairman Bond, what do you think the fallout will be for the Obama administration? Especially during a time where the tea party had maybe lost a little air? Do you think this is going to help inflate that, especially as we ramp up to the midterms for 2014?

BOND: I hope not. I hope they don’t get any more air. They are the Taliban wing of american politics. We all ought to be a little worried about them.

On Monday Obama feigned outrage and condemned the IRS attacks on the Tea Party. Then he went to a fundraiser and attacked Rush Limbaugh. Monday Obama was indignant that a group of Americans would be targeted by his collection agency, the IRS. Yet he’s silent as his minions slander the Tea Party.

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9 Responses to “Former NAACP Chair Julian Bond on Tea Party: ‘Here are a group of people who are admittedly racist’”

  1. Blue Hen on 14/14/13 at 1:43 pm

    “Here are a group of people who are admittedly racist.”

    Any proof? Of course not.

    “Who are overtly political”

    And this became a crime….when? And lemme guess; this new thought crime applies only to people he hates? Is the NAACP covertly political? Is that somehow better?

    “They are the Taliban wing of american politics.”

    Wasn’t his buddy obama negotiating with the genuine taliban? And what happened to the “new civility” that his dear leader prattled on about?

  2. Lightwave on 14/14/13 at 2:16 pm

    The NAACP has outlived its benefits to America society. It’s time to revoke their tax-exempt status, among a number of other things.

  3. P.W.I.A. on 14/14/13 at 9:46 pm


    You’re old news and over-the-hill. This is the kind of retoric that causes racial divide but it’s quite obvious that’s your agenda. I’m not a member of the Tea Party but respect what they stand for.
    I’m a proud white independent that loothes what you are promoting. I know it’s not popular but I repeat “I’M A PROUD WHITE INDEPENDENT AMERICAN” and wish you rot in hell you poor excuse for a human being. You do African Americans a diservice. Go and crawl under a rock where you belong you scum.


  4. Vic Kelley on 15/15/13 at 3:42 pm


    That is the coloreds’ crutch. It is their linchpin. Without it their failure as a “culture” or race is too stark for them to handle.

    The Tea Party, and a lot of “moderate” Republicans, go out of their way NOT to be racist. They want coloreds to vote for them.

  5. Tuerqas on 24/24/13 at 9:26 am

    It sickens me how the left continually gets away with the backassward mischaracterization of what racism is.
    Racism is not ‘just what conservative whites in America feel towards others’.
    You wanna FEEL racism, don’t live in the US. Be chinese in Korea, or chinese or korean in Japan. Be a an active muslim in Europe, an algerian in France.
    A place where, by law, YOU must be offered a job before another equally qualified person of another color is racist, but it is not YOU that is the target.
    A place with hate crime modifier laws that in practice only penalize virtually all offenses of race A when it happens to be against race B or C is racist, but the racism is being perpetrated against race A.