Tempest In A Teapot

by Chris Bodenner

The NAACP is expected to pass a resolution today condemning the Tea Party movement as racist. Jim Newell sighs:

There are clearly racists in the Tea Party, but how effective can a resolution condemning "racist elements" of a group be? It would be like condemning the racist elements of Walmart or an intramural kickball league or any organization. On the other hand, if you're condemning the entire movement as "racist," you're going overboard and inviting backlash.

Anyway, the Tea Party will call the NAACP "reverse racists" for this, and then the NAACP will have to reconvene next year to call the Tea Party "inverse reverse racists," and so on.