You've got to hear this

Here are the words from the NPR report from the NAACP meeting in Kansas City. But to really understand how vile and repugnant are the words of Mark Williams, a national spokesman for the Tea Party Express, you have to hear them.

The NAACP has approved a resolution condemning what it calls "racist elements" within the Tea Party. The vote has sparked a war of words between the two groups.

The fray began when NAACP President Benjamin Jealous issued a challenge to the Tea Party:

"You must expel the bigots and racists in your ranks or take full responsibility for all of their actions."

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Mark Williams, a national spokesman for the Tea Party Express, contends that it's actually the NAACP that's being bigoted.

"You're dealing with people who are professional race baiters, who make a very good living off this kind of thing. They make more money off of race than any slave trader ever. It's time groups like the NAACP went to the trash heap of history where they belong with all the other vile racist groups that emerged in our history," Williams said.


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