In true GOP revisionist fashion, right-wing extremist Glenn Beck called the NAACP a “joke” and claims that the organization is an “affront” to civil rights leaders Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Booker T. Washington, and Frederick Douglass, reports Mediate.com.
Beck was responding to the NAACP’s chairman emeritus, Julian Bond, who said that when the IRS targeted the civil rights organization in 2006 it was harassment. Conversely, Bond believes that the IRS was justified to target Tea-Party groups in what has become a mild scandal for President Barack Obama.
At issue for both groups was the legality of extra scrutiny for political reasons that would determine whether or not their tax exempt statuses would be revoked.
Bond told MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts, “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,” Bond explained.
“[The Tea Party] is the Taliban wing of American politics and we all ought to be a little worried about them.”
Watch Bond’s comments here: