Well, they didn't actually say it, but....via The Daily Caller:
The NAACP hasn’t updated its teapartytracker.org website since October 20, and hasn’t tweeted from its special TeaPartyTracker handle since August 30.
This might mean the NAACP has decided the Tea Party movement isn’t racist after all. When the NAACP launched the website, which was meant to monitor “racism and other forms of extremism within the Tea Party movement,” it said, “our hope is that this site remains empty—that the Tea Party’s initial steps toward monitoring extremism within their ranks bear fruit. But if not, the NAACP will be there, as we have for more than one hundred years, to expose racism where it exists, in whatever form it takes.”
Well, there haven’t been any updates to the site since mid-October, and the website’s main video, one from the misleading “journalistic” duo of New Left Media, has held its place at the top of the site since late August.
So their hope was realized - the site remained empty, because the Tea Party did in fact "monitor extremism within their ranks" (would it be that the Left, and the NAACP, would do the same), or because there was never any racism or extremism there to begin with. Or because the election is over, and it isn't politically expedient to bash the Tea Party any more (if it ever was). Or perhaps realizing the power of the ascendant Tea Party, the NAACP decided to avoid any costly libel suits.
But the unattended site does seem to be in fact be a tactic admission by the NAACP that there is - and perhaps never was - any racist elements within the Tea Party movement.
Perhaps they should some clean, close the site, and admit the truth. But that may in fact put them knee-deep in a Spinal Tap moment:
David St. Hubbins: We say, "Love your brother." We don't say it really, but...
Nigel Tufnel: We don't literally say it.
David St. Hubbins: No, we don't say it.
Nigel Tufnel: We don't really, literally mean it.
David St. Hubbins: No, we don't believe it either, but...
Nigel Tufnel: But we're not racists.
David St. Hubbins: But that message should be clear, anyway.
Nigel Tufnel: We're anything but racists.