Tea Party leader: NAACP resolution against Tea Party strengthened movement
When the NAACP passed this week a resolution asking for the repudiation of “racist” Tea Party leaders — something grassroots Tea Party activists vehemently denied and decried as unfair — interest in joining up with the Tea Party only increased, according to one leader.
“Every time folks on the left attack us, the movement grows,” said Mark Meckler, a leader of the national Tea Party Patriots organization. “It’s a no-win situation for the left.”
Meckler said the Tea Party Patriots organization added 50 local chapters to its organization over the last week. He said about 2,300 chapters exist nationwide.
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“To me, the Tea Party is alive and well,” he said. “We’re having an influence on the debate.”
The NAACP could not immediately be reached for comment.