Tea baggers are what they are
White nationalist groups and militias are aligned with the Tea Party. It is obvious what their feelings and beliefs are. At least they are transparent. Stupidity can’t disguise it.
“Baum described his group as "opposed to quotas that discriminate against whites" and "for limiting immigration." "In the South, some of our chapters are very active in preserving their culture, you know, the Confederate flag," Baum said.”
If I were you, I wouldn’t think about going back to your old ways or even sticking with the ones’ you’ve got because they are downright un-American. Ya hear?
“NAACP backs report that ties racist groups to tea party
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, October 20, 2010; 5:25 PM
A new report, backed by the NAACP, has found what it says are efforts by white nationalist groups and militias to link themselves to the tea party movement, even as some tea party leaders have expelled members who have expressed racist sentiment.
The report, called Tea Party Nationalism, uses news articles, visits to white nationalist Web sites and observance of tea party functions to claim that tea party events have become a forum for extremists "hoping to push these (white) protesters toward a more self-conscious and ideological white supremacy."
Its findings cite that members of groups such as the Council of Conservative Citizens, which opposes all efforts to "mix the races of mankind," have become involved in tea party chapters, and that posters on the online white nationalist Web site Stormfront.org have written of "inflitrating" tea party events.
The report was issued by the Kansas City, Mo.-based Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights, which is funded, in part, by the liberal Firedoll Foundation. The paper was authored by Devin Burghart and Leonard Zeskind, both of whom have written widely about white nationalism.
The more formalized and politically active tea party organizations have made statements repudiating racism; the report focuses primarily on the more diffusely affiliated tea party networks online and in county-level chapters throughout the country. It also singles out five members of various tea party groups, one of whom has been expelled from the movement, as having ties to anti-Semitic, militia or white nationalist groups.
One person highlighted in the report is Roan Garcia-Quintana, a member of ResistNet who served as media spokesman for a 2010 Tax Day Tea Party in South Carolina and is running for state Senate. He has also been active with the Council of Conservative Citizens.
Garcia-Quintana did not return calls for comment, but the council's chief executive, George Baum, said: "We are conservative, so it is natural that some of our people would get caught up in this [tea party] and participate to some degree, but there is certainly no concerted effort on our part to get our members to be involved."”