Palin: Stop Calling Tea Party Racist
Ex-governor takes aim at NAACP
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Jul 14, 2010 8:44 AM CDT
Sarah Palin, former Alaska governor and former vice presidential candidate, attends a rally in Albuquerque, N.M., on Sunday, May 16, 2010.   (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

(Newser) – The NAACP’s accusation that the Tea Party movement “harbors racist elements” got Sarah Palin so fired up that she had to write a Facebook post. “All decent Americans abhor racism,” she wrote, and with the election of Barack Obama “we, as a united people, applauded” the idea that we’d become a “post-racial” society. But now, 18 months later, the NAACP was trying to resurrect “the divisive politics of the past.”

Palin was accused of racism in a recently-dismissed lawsuit, so “I know how Tea Party Americans feel to be falsely accused,” she wrote. “Thankfully the Tea Party movement is not racist.” It just wants a government that abides by the Constitution and spends less. “Red and yellow, black and white, this message is precious in all our sights,” she rhymes. She adds that her own family is a diverse "melting pot," because Todd’s family is Yupik Eskimo.

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Sep 24, 2011 6:14 PM CDT
". . .we as a united people applauded . . ." Obama's election? I didn't know it was a unanimous vote. The things you can learn form Sarah Palin. It's amazing.
Jul 16, 2010 8:57 AM CDT
I have never been bitten by a snake. Many snakes are really good. And some times I might be convinced that a particular snake will not harm me. But I really try to avoid snakes... That is Human Nature.. Any one who denies it is denying their human nature. Also it is sad that the definition of the word Racist is now reserved for Whites who hate Blacks. Now only Whites can be prejudice or racist. Something is wrong
Jul 15, 2010 2:31 PM CDT
You're kidding, right? You think picking my own fruit would be a real hard chore? Ok, so you're not a farmer but really? Such a task may be daunting to some but, well most of the laborers in America would be happy to go pick their own fruit if it meant they didn't have to pay taxes for those that dip into our system without putting anything into it.