When the NAACP decided that it would attack the Tea Parties as "racist", the Tea Party in St. Louis decided to follow the old saying that "the best defense is a good offense".
In a matter of hours, the St. Louis group drafted and fired off to the NAACP a resolution demanding the organization withdraw its "bigoted, false and inflammatory" statement. The missive accused the NAACP of resorting to political tactics and urged the IRS to reconsider whether it can continue to qualify for tax-exempt status.
Supposedly the NAACP wants to refer to a incident in which "racial epithets" were allegedly tossed at black lawmakers prior to the health care "reform" vote. Interestingly enough, with all the TV cameras, personal video and audio records at the event, no one has ever turned up the first bit of evidence that this actually happened.
But of course, the NAACP wouldn't want to waste a crisis, now would they? I mean, why let the pseky facts get in the way when you have Hope-N-Change to accomplish.
I hope other Tea Party groups are equally well led and adopt this strategy, because it's the only one that works. I've had to personally use it before, and it didn't fail me. When someone wants to tag you as a "racist", your best defense is to go right back in their face.