Moron Declares Martin Luther King a Tea Partier

The South Carolina Tea Party Coalition decided to hold its convention on Martin Luther King day, so you knew there would be some seriously idiotic things said about the civil rights leader. Not one to disappoint, some world class dumbass named Wild Bill Finley said that if MLK were alive today, he’d be a Tea Partier.

“And now, those who are most vocal about Martin Luther King being their hero seem to be the most race-driven people in America. The left have mastered the art of turning every issue into a skin-color issue, character be damned,” he said.

“Manufacturing racism for political purposes is a big business in the USA, and manufactured racism has been used to hurt the Tea Party from Day 1. There’s no doubt in my mind that if Martin Luther King Jr. was alive today the liberal left would spit in his face because he would be such a threat to their political agendas.”

“We are the people,” Finley said, “who practice Dr. King’s dream. It is the Tea Party where people are not judged by the color of their skin, and it’s Tea Party Americans who believe that character still counts.”

“So today, I am officially announcing that the Tea Party is taking Martin Luther King away from the liberal left,” he said. “And to you race-baiting promoters of division and hatred, you’re not getting him back until you renounce your shameful skin-color politics and start practicing the politics of character.”

While you’re at it, you might as well “officially announce” that you’re a little teapot, short and stout. Hey, remember when the Tea Party supported a guaranteed income for all Americans? Oh right, they would call that communism. But MLK supported it. Remember when the Tea Party said that America is an imperialist nation that invades other countries without justification and steals their resources? Oh right, they would consider anyone who said such a thing an anti-American traitor. But MLK said that. Oh, but he’d be a tea partier, of course. After all, “Wild Bill” has “officially announced” it and therefore it must be true, right?

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  • tvoyumat

    Wow, I’d call “Poe” if it weren’t for the sources cited. We’re through the looking glass, we’ve entered an alternate universe of stupid.

  • scienceavenger

    “We are the people,” Finley said, “who practice Dr. King’s dream. It is the Tea Party where people are not judged by the color of their skin, and it’s Tea Party Americans who believe that character still counts.”

    And to prove it, we’re going to bring all the non-white Teapartiers up for recognition. Where is Token?

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Now, look, us Tea Partiers aren’t saying we agree with MLK on everything

  • amenhotepstein

    Shorter Tea Party:

    “If that dirty, fuckin’ ni**er were alive today, he’d be one of us!”

  • caseloweraz

    Wild Bill Finley: “I believe racism in this country would’ve died out a long time ago, except that some people figured out that racism can be very profitable — both financially and politically.”

    Tell it to the family of James Byrd, Jr, who got dragged behind a pickup truck in Jasper, Texas. That was in 1998. Or tell it to the victim in this incident, which took place in the same town in 2013.

    Now let’s remember all the remarks about the president when he was newly elected.

    Who are the promoters of division and hatred, again?

  • petemoulton

    This is no different from the Mormons rebaptizing famous people as Mormons, no matter what religion they may have followed in real life, or the Discoverrhoids claiming that certain deceased (and thus unable to object) scientists embraced IDC and would’ve been IDiots, had they only known of it. Yeah, I’d say the dumbass teabaggers are just about as delusional as Mormons and Discoverrhoids.

  • http://howlandbolton.com richardelguru

    Maybe not MLK, but I can tell you who were chimps a whole bloody lot of them, that’s who!

  • gshelley

    I mentioned this yesterday, but it does seem that MLK is firmly in the group of people who bare little resemblance to the right wing fantasy version of them, along with Obama and Regan.

  • http://artk.typepad.com ArtK

    Like Tantaros in the previous post, this bozo is using phrases like “would have died out” to mean this: We thought that we had successfully swept it under the rug, but here comes this ni***r and we’re being exposed for the bigots that we are, once again.

  • eric

    And now, those who are most vocal about Martin Luther King being their hero seem to be the most race-driven people in America

    I think its fair to say that MLK’s fight for equal rights was pretty race-driven. It’s not a bad thing to be motivated to fix inequality by the plight of a specific minority group. In fact, that’s pretty much the standard way it happens.

    These are the sorts of people who hear Colbert’s “I don’t see color” quip and forget that he’s pretending to be a conservative in order to satirize a political position he finds absurd.

  • otrame

    Old Wild Bill got a Dim Bulb of the Week a couple of years ago on Wildwood Claire’s youtube channel and has been a runner up many many times. The man oozes a sort of faux-testoterone, like he sprayed it on before he turned the camera on. He gives me the impression that in his own mind he is doing what a tiny little Golden Lion Tamarin did at the zoo once, that is, show me his erect penis and thrust it at me several times while screeching very loudly. On a tamarin the show may be impressive. With Bill? Not so much.

  • lofgren

    Manufacturing racism for political purposes is a big business in the USA, and manufactured racism has been used to hurt the Tea Party from Day 1.

    In fairness, this part is pretty true. Today it’s called the “Southern Strategy” and it has been damaging to the economies, civil rights, lives, and souls of Americans for at least a century.

  • coffeehound

    “There’s no doubt in my mind that if Martin Luther King Jr. was alive today the liberal left would spit in his face because he would be such a threat to their political agendas.”

    The easiest way to tell who would spit in his face is to ask who spit in his face when he was alive…….that would be……………..

  • http://www.pandasthumb.org Area Man

    “….and manufactured racism has been used to hurt the Tea Party from Day 1. “

    Or as it’s better known as, “racism”.

  • http://www.pandasthumb.org Area Man

    By the way, speaking of what right-wingers in SC really think of MLK, the state was one of the last (I believe the last) to have a state holiday honoring him. One local legislator who led the opposition claimed that MLK was an evil person because he plagiarized on his dissertation or something; of course no one actually believed this lame excuse, it was understood by all that he couldn’t openly say what his real reason for opposing the holiday was. Republicans in the state house finally caved to pressure and created the holiday, but insisted on implementing a “Confederate Memorial Day” in tandem so that people could choose to celebrate that instead. And to put to rest any confusion as to what their actual stance on civil rights was. This was less than 15 years ago.

    So yeah, it’s totally plausible that Tea Partiers in SC, who represent the loony edge of the right-wing fringe, and who are the exact same people who opposed the holiday back then and loudly celebrate Confederate Memorial Day each year, are all about the legacy of MLK whom they so dearly loved. And they drive home the point by saying that there’d be no problems with race if it weren’t for those uppity negroes and their white enablers!

  • marcus

    “Holy crap, that’s a real D’Souza, I don’t even know how to respond”

    Thanks, erichoug!

    (erichoug @ 20 “Dinesh D’Souza IS Martin Luther King, Jr.” yesterday.)