Update: Tea Party leader removes controversial blog
Williams explained that he decided to remove the controversial blog post as “a reciprocal gesture.” And Williams suggested that he had been mistaken in publishing the mock letter in the first place.
“Now that Mr. Jealous and others realize their error and seek to mend fences it becomes my job to not offend rational people who disagree with me on the relevant issues while not sacrificing the truth. I heard too from many very sober and thoughtful people who counseled me that my comments were an obstacle to progress and that I missed my intended target.”
And, echoing his past comments and those of other national figures in the Tea Party movement, Williams directly addressed claims that the conservative grassroots movement tolerates racist behavior within its ranks.
“So, with that I reiterate what I and every tea partier have said repeatedly: We denounce racists of any color and all those who seek to divide the American People along any lines.”
And the outspoken Williams ended his new blog post with both a defiant note and invitation to Jealous.
“I would suggest to those offended by the term “Colored People” (the phrase that made my article so controversial) please contact the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and join me in calling for an end to their use of the racial slur and that Mr. Jealous take me up on my offer to travel with me on the next Tea Party Express so that he may meet all of you in person.”
What a douche-nozzle. Can some one call his mother and ask her to ask him to please stfu. (And let’s not forget this charming fellow).