After the NAACP passed a resolution declaring the tea party to be a "racist" organization, you knew that Allen West would have something to say. After all, he's one (if not the only?) tea party-backed congressional candidate who's African-American. If the tea party is racist, then West's own tea party activism would make him racist against himself. Obviously, this calls for an Allen West clarification-by-blog
Instead of maintaining its mission and vision, the NAACP has now become the "useful idiots" (a term coined by Vladimir Lenin) for liberal racism.
Considering the tea party ranks are dominated by middle-aged white folks who weren't interested in politics until they started watching Glenn Beck, I'm not sure a tea party candidate like West should be lecturing anyone else about exploiting "useful idiots." Back to West's blog.
They have made themselves into a political hack job organization which now seeks to maintain the liberal progressive socialist control of the 21 century plantation. It is on this new economic plantation where the liberals seek to enslave the black community in order to maintain a devoted, monolithic, voting electorate.
The NAACP did invite blowback with its attack on the tea party. There are racist elements in virtually every political group -- so it seems cavalier to single out the tea party and suggest that racism is a driving force. Surely, not every tea party activist harbors racist views.
West had an opportunity to solemnly shake his head and gravely, credibly declare that the NAACP had lost focus and relevance. Instead, he made an even wilder, more outrageous charge: that there's a racist ideology driving the "liberal progressive socialist" agenda.
In effect, West's response to being linked to a "racist" organization was like one you'd expect from a kid on the playground: "I know you are, but what am I?"
UPDATE: Looks like West's NAACP attack flunks the fact-check. Lenin never used the term "useful idiots."
(Thanks for the tip, RG!)