After months of racist rhetoric and rallies featuring hateful signs and taunts against blacks and President Barack Obama, the NAACP has passed a motion condemning racism in the Republican Party's ultra-conservative Tea Party movement.
Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele predictably condemns the resolution:
"Recent statements claiming the Tea Party movement is racist are not only destructive, they are not true. Tea Party activists are your mom or dad, your local grocer, banker, hairdresser or doctor. They are a diverse group of passionate Americans who want to ensure that our nation returns to founding principles that honor the Constitution, limit government's role in our lives, and support policies that empower free markets and free enterprise. Enough with the name-calling."