"When you look at the crime and poverty and family breakdown of the African-American community ... you see a half-century of failure by the NAACP. None of those persistent problems was caused by the Tea Party movement, yet the principles of the Tea Party are exactly what's needed to wind down the multigenerational destruction in the African-American community. The NAACP was once a vital weapon in the war against segregation and oppression. All that's left is a bigoted and malicious shell that does far more harm than good for people who need a break." ~ Bill Hennessey, St. Louis Tea Party organizer, commenting on the NAACP's resolution calling on the Tea Party to repudiate racism.