Good god — the bile just flows continuously out of these beasts on the right; people like Mark Williams let their bigoted *sses hang out on international TV without a care in the world — but claims he and the teabagger movement aren’t racist. Say it, class — “You Lie!” Devona Walker at The Loop:
Tea Party leader Mark Williams called President Obama an “Indonesian Muslim turned Welfare thug,” last night on Anderson Cooper 360 in a segment where he was trying to deny any racist motivations behind the Tea Party protest.
Williams denounced those carrying blatantly racist signs against President Obama during the tea parties as “no more part of the mainstream of America than the hippies who wear nipple clips and feather boas in San Francisco streets during so-called peace demonstrations.”
“What you’re saying makes sense to me here when I’m hearing what you say but then I read on your blog, you say, you call the President an Indonesian Muslim turned welfare thug and a racist in chief,” Anderson Cooper said. “Yeah, that’s the way he’s behaving,” Williams said. “He’s certainly acting like it. Until he embraces the whole country what else can I conclude.”
You see, Williams can say what he did without a bit of guilt that he’s crossed some sort of line in defense of racism. Why? Because the people in question didn’t burn a cross on a lawn or drag a black man tied to the back of a pickup truck down a road until his limbs fell off. THOSE PEOPLE are the racists, right?
Just because you don’t use the N-word doesn’t mean you are not a racist. Just because you call your movement one of “angry, working-class Americans” does not provide cover for the fact that you are leading a racist mob. Just because you don’t explicitly tell people to assassinate the president, abortion doctors, gays, Hispanic-Americans or illegal immigrants, you may still have blood on your hands if you cheerlead them on and provide propaganda as fuel.
Well if someone ordered a set of Klan sheets for Williams, he would wear them very well, thank you.