— UPDATED: 1/19/15 7:07pm
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Tea Party Guy 'Takes Back MLK Day' Until Liberals Quit Talking About Race

"Wild Bill" Finlay's delusional thoughts on race and the Tea Party were actually caught on tape.

The South Carolina Tea Party is always good for a few laughs and WTF moments when they hold their annual powwow, and this year is no exception.

Raw Story caught this video of conservative whacko bird "Wild Bill" Finlay firing up all those good, righteous, character-laden teabaggers with a call for them to "take back" Martin Luther King Day.

Because character.

“And now, those who are most vocal about Martin Luther King being their hero seem to be the most race-driven people in America. The left have mastered the art of turning every issue into a skin-color issue, character be damned,” he said.

“Manufacturing racism for political purposes is a big business in the USA, and manufactured racism has been used to hurt the Tea Party from Day 1. There’s no doubt in my mind that if Martin Luther King Jr. was alive today the liberal left would spit in his face because he would be such a threat to their political agendas.”

“We are the people,” Finley said, “who practice Dr. King’s dream. It is the Tea Party where people are not judged by the color of their skin, and it’s Tea Party Americans who believe that character still counts.”

“So today, I am officially announcing that the Tea Party is taking Martin Luther King away from the liberal left,” he said. “And to you race-baiting promoters of division and hatred, you’re not getting him back until you renounce your shameful skin-color politics and start practicing the politics of character.”

Oh, yes, the politics of character. Character like Steve Scalise lying about knowing anything about David Duke's group?

Or perhaps he's referring to the sterling character of South Carolina tea party legend Todd Kincannon, who has made his name and a small fortune on tweets like this:

Oh yes, that's so full of character with no racism I can hardly stand it.

Here's a pretty good representation of the tea party's "character."


Spare us all the righteous indignation, Wild Bill. You're the KKK wrapped in the Gadsden flag and everyone knows it.

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