So the Tea Party laid down some disciplinary actions. Mark Williams was finally kicked out of the National Tea Party Federation Saturday for a racist blog post. He shrugged it off, calling it "grandstanding" from a "minor player on the fringe."
A California radio host and leader of the Tea Party Express, Williams had labeled President Obama an "Indonesian Muslim turned welfare thug." But when he posted a satirical letter supposedly from "the Colored People" to President Lincoln praising slavery, that apparently crossed the line. The federation, an umbrella organization that claims to represent 85 Tea Party groups, kicked out Williams' group when it wouldn't fire him.