“We felt the time had come to stand up and say, ‘It’s time for the tea party to be responsible members of this democracy and make sure they don’t tolerate bigots or bigotry among their members,’” NAACP President Ben Jealous said ahead of the debate.

Really? Is the N.A.A.C.P. going to denounce the blatant bigotry of well known black activists such as Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson? Yeah, didn’t think so. There’s no doubt that there are undesirable elements within the Tea Party movement – just as there are undesirable elements within any political organization. Why is it that left wing organizations are never held to a similar standard? Ask ironically named Ben Jealous. Good luck getting a credible answer.