Former Tea Party Express spokesman Mark Williams, who stepped down from the group after making a series of racist remarks, has a plan to “infiltrate and sabotage” the Obama campaign by volunteering as a campaign worker.
In an interview with TPM, Williams could not specify what exactly his subterfuge would entail, but said it would probably “come under the general heading of ‘not exactly representing him in a fine light.’”
In a blog post called “Take Down Obama from the Inside” , Williams compared his plan to everything from the Trojan Horse, to a prankster’s “Crash The Tea Party” campaign (which he falsely attributed to the SEIU), to a storyline on 1980s TV show Dallas. “While many variations have evolved,” he wrote, “the basic idea remains the same; infiltrate and sabotage.”
“It is the duty of every American Citizen to do everything within their power to disrupt and defeat the domestic enemy that currently occupies the corridors of power in Washington and a dangerous number of state capitols,” Williams continued.
The plan is simple: President Obama launched his reelection campaign Monday, which includes a web page to sign up to be a volunteer. Williams signed up, and told TPM that he’s going to “work from the inside to disrupt and derail” the campaign.
When asked what he specifically plans to do to accomplish this, Williams said: “You really don’t know until you’re presented with the opportunity.” He added that he’s already heard from a few people who want to help out, and that he’s meeting with other Tea Party leaders about organizing the membership for the effort. “I am looking forward to seeing my fellow patriots on the “inside” working to become monkey wrenches in the machinery of Marxist despotism,” he wrote on his blog.
Williams also told TPM that he’s not worried the Obama campaign will get wise to his scam, even though he posted about it on a public website: “I don’t think they’re anywhere near that bright, based on the President’s performance over the past few years.”
They may not be bright, according to Williams, but they sure are sneaky. From his blog:
Eerily enough the Obama campaign web site automatically filled in my home address when I entered my email address. I say “eerily” because I used an AOL address that I keep as a SPAM catch all and have never used to contact the campaign or the White House. I wonder how they had my home address?
TPM readers will recall that Evan McMorris-Santoro dubbed Williams the “King Of ‘Accidental’ Racism” after he repeatedly made racist comments, then repeatedly argued that they had been misconstrued. Some greatest hits: He called Allah a “monkey-god,” said the NAACP is “racist” and “make[s] more money off of race than any slave trader, ever,” and referred to Obama our “half white, racist President.” The subsequent controversy led to his resignation.