William Bond, chairman emeritus of NAACP, asked about the NAACP being investigated vs the Tea Party being harassed by the IRS:
No I don’t think there’s a double standard at all. 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 Obama in every way they can. I don’t think there are correct parallels between these two incidents.
They are the Taliban wing of American politics and we all ought to be a little worried about them.
Allahpundit referred to Bond’s expressed feelings as the “political id”. Rather apt. Stable Hand called him an assmaggot. Also apt.
But there’s something both more and less to this guy.
He’s a hard-core leftist, a harsh, power-hungry race hustler whose power would evacuate if there were no more crises to exploit. He’s one of those who has to create boogeymen in order to justify his own crusade.
“One acts decisively only in the conviction that all the angels are on one side and all the devils on the other.”
– Saul Alinsky, Rules for Radicals
And if Bond becomes the villainous oppressor? If his ideology leads to what the destructive, suppressive acts of the IRS? Well, that’s impossible to him, since any actions he takes are fine because he’s doing it for the “greater good”.
To him, there can be no double standard – all actions by him and those leftists like him are justified because the Tea Party is the embodiment of evil in his warped worldview.
He just happens to be outwardly expressing it in the clip. The IRS was acting on his worldview. Of course he agrees with it.
As one more wacky juxtaposition, he calls the Tea Party “admittedly racist” (see the three women listed above as Tea Party representatives), and would doubtless put them in the category of “islamaphobic”… yet he compares the Tea Party to the Taliban. Because small government, reduced-taxation types who actually are all-inclusive are just the same as those who want a violent all-powerful Islamic theocracy.