Remember back in the day, one of the reasons Trent Lott got into trouble after his Strom Thurmond comments was that it turned out he had long-standing ties to a neo-segregationist group called the “Council of Conservative Citizens”, the successor group to the White Citizens Councils from the Civil Rights Era.
Well, they’re back.
It turns out that the good folks from the CofCC have been setting up shop at Tea Party events down in Florida. And now a prominent leader of the Florida CofCC is lambasting the Tea Party for not embracing the NAACP’s claim the Tea Party is a racist group.
Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.