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May 14, 2013

NAACP’s Julian Bond Agrees With IRS Targeting of ‘Racist’ Tea Party, Says NAACP Was Targeted in 2004

NAACP’s Julian Bond Agrees With IRS Targeting of ‘Racist’ Tea Party, Says NAACP Was Targeted in 2004

The NAACP’s chairman emeritus, Julian Bond,  told MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts that he’s not at all upset by the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups. Julian Bond 2Although  Bond does not view Obama as being involved in the targeting, he believes conservative groups deserve the added scrutiny. Bond said it is the right of the government to investigate “overtly racist”groups like the Tea Party and called the group the “Taliban wing of American politics.”

Bond went on to reveal that his organization was singled out after he made a 2004 speech critical of President George W. Bush. The NAACP was later cleared of any wrongdoing.

Because of his organization’s trouble with the IRS, Bond does not believe that the IRS unfairly targets conservatives.

“I don’t think there’s a double standard at all,” Bond said. “I think it’s entirely legitimate to look at the Tea Party.”

“I mean, here are a group of people who are admittedly racist, who are overtly political, who tried as best they can to harm President [Barack] Obama in every way they can,” Bond concluded.

“They are the Taliban wing of American politics and we all ought to be a little worried about them,” Bond asserted.

Later Bond was asked if his criticism of the Tea Party went too far and replied, “The truth hurts.”

However, Bond should remember that governments always target fringe groups first and then expand, as Glenn Greenwald previously reported:

It is always the tactic of governments that seek to abuse power to select the most marginalized and easily demonized targets in the first instance (Anwar Awlaki): because they know that once the citizenry cheers for that power on the ground that they dislike the target, the power then becomes institutionalized and impossible to resist when it expands outward, as it always does.

An IRS witch hunt is not a chicken most people would like to see come home to roost.

 

 

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2 thoughts on “NAACP’s Julian Bond Agrees With IRS Targeting of ‘Racist’ Tea Party, Says NAACP Was Targeted in 2004

  1. FathiyyahMuhammad says:

    what an idiot julian bond is. I,m a black female, born in the great state of ga. I,m conservative, a republican, who voted for obama, the first time/ I,m a member of the first coast Tea Party (a proud member(  liberal have zero tolerance for any ones with opposing views. julian has him self benifited all his life, as a resulf of him being 1/2 white. how is the Tea Party racist? we want smaller gov. we want the gov, out of our lives, as much as possible. thats racist? people should do for them self. thats racist? no, julian, you and all the other proverty pimps, should take a page from Imam W D Muhammad books. you have ruin the structure of the american families, Blk, and White, ny all of your (let gov be yo, mama, daddy. provider, etc. who is gonna foot the bill?

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