“I don’t believe, the president doesn’t believe that the Tea Party is — is a racist organization. I don’t believe that,” Biden said. “Very conservative. Very different views on government and a whole lot of things. But it is not a racist organization.”
Here's a clearly biased interviewer chatting with Cedra Crenshaw (look at her skin color! hear her words!) about racism in the Tea Party. The Tea Party is helping Crenshaw fight against the Democratic Party apparatus which is trying to keep her off the ballot in Illinois. The conversation meanders from the recent NAACP convention to the Tea Party itself to Mark Williams' satirical letter to "why wasn't there a Tea Party under President Bush". The reporter mentions that NAACP members might be "afraid" to attend a Tea Party event and notes that she doesn't see a lot of "people of color" at such events; Crenshaw adeptly notes that the Tea Party is focused on limited government and fiscal responsibility, not about skin color. Some people just can't get that through their heads. Some people are too fixated on skin color to be able to think any other way.
In the meantime, the US Department of Justice still refuses to pursue the voter intimidation charges (clear video even exists) against the New Black Panther Movement based on some of their documented actions in the 2008 election. Why isn't that in the news more?
It used to be said that "patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel". I think an updated version of that adage might be "unfounded charges of racism are the first and last refuges of the scoundrel".