Palin: Stop Calling Tea Party Racist

Ex-governor takes aim at NAACP
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 14, 2010 8:44 AM CDT
Palin: Stop Calling Tea Party Racist
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. (Read more Sarah Palin stories.)

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