Telling it like it is:
Tea Party members also have persisted in falsely characterizing the President as Kenyan and Moslem… Tea Party members also called my fellow Member of Congress, civil rights hero John Lewis, a “n***er,” and Rep. Barney Frank a “faggot.” More generally, the leader of the Texas Tea Party displayed a poster saying “Congress=Slave Owner, Taxpayer=Niggar [sic].” Tea Party Members of Congress have referred to Hispanics as “wetbacks,” and having “cantaloupe-sized calves” from picking fruit. Tea Party candidates, including my opponent in the last election, have endorsed forcing Hispanics to speak English.
Here's a little more:
For example, when the President visited [Grayson's] home of Orlando, Tea Party protesters shouted "Kenyan Go Home." Other examples include Tea Party chants of "Bye Bye, Blackbird," and Tea Party posters saying "Obama’s Plan: White Slavery," "Imam Obama Wants to Ban Pork" and "The Zoo Has An African Lion, and the White House Has a Lyin’ African."
One could go on and on, because there is overwhelming evidence that the Tea Party is the home of bigotry and discrimination in America today, just as the KKK was for an earlier generation. If the hood fits, wear it. (emphasis mine)
A study in the academic, peer-reviewed journal Race and Social Problems showed that Tea Party members are more likely to be racist. Read the PPV article here.
And here are some signs! Signs prove everything!
And in response, the National Outreach Director of TheTeaParty.net said, "He was mean to me!!" No, actually, she said, "there's nothing more offensive" than the comparison.
This, from the party that brings you Hitler & Nazi comparisons on a practically daily basis. Proving the Tea Party is not only racist, but ignorant too.
What, that was a surprise?
ETA: Literally as I was publishing this post, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the biggest newspaper in Atlanta, posted the following tweet about a lottery winner. The tweet has since been deleted, but ALL the people have saved screenshots for posterity.