Curious as to how the NAACP Chairman Emeritus Julian Bond feels about the IRS targeting conservative organizations? This morning, MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts asked him that very question. The answer may surprise you — if by “surprise,” you mean “not remotely surprise”:
Transcript via The Washington Free Beacon:
BOND: No, I don’t think there’s a double standard at all. I think it’s entirely legitimate to look at the tea party. Here are a group of people who are admittedly racist. Who are overtly political, who’ve tried as best they can to harm President Obama in every way. I don’t think there are correct parallels between those two incidents. It was wrong for the IRS to behave in this heavy handed manner. They didn’t explain it well before or now what they’re doing and why they’re doing it. But there are no parallels between these two.
BOND: I hope not. I hope they don’t get any more air. They are the Taliban wing of american politics. We all ought to be a little worried about them.
Roberts suggested that Bond’s characterization of the Tea Party is “a little harsh.” Bond’s response: “Not at all. The truth may hurt, but it’s the truth.”
Clearly, Bond’s definition of “the truth” is a very loose one, in that it’s absolute B.S.
We’re getting pretty tired of this game.
Stay the course, NAACP!