Are Tea Parties Racist? Is Al Qaeda?

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People released this statement: “Over 2,000 NAACP delegates today unanimously passed a resolution—as amended—called ‘The Tea Party Movement,’ asking for the repudiation of racist Tea Party leaders.”

That same day, a White House official told ABC News’s Jake Tapper that “al Qaeda is a racist organization that treats black Africans like cannon fodder and does not value human life.” (It was a follow-up to President Obama’s statement that “these terrorist organizations
… do not regard African life as valuable in and of it.”)A day later, an Iowa Tea Party group “replaced a billboard comparing President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler and Vladimir Lenin, calling the sign a bad decision that reflected poorly on the organization.”