In news you probably already know is true or, conversely, already know is socialist propaganda, Kansas City's Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights has released a report accusing tea party leaders of having ties to racist hate groups.
Whichever way your politics leans, I think we can all agree it's just coincidence this was released with two weeks until election day.
The report used government documents, tea party writings and observation at tea party rallies to determine the level of racism within the group. It cites a dozen tea party activists with alleged racist ties, and more names are going to be released over the next week or two -- which does seem like a political stunt. If someone influencing national politics is an anti-Semite who was in the KKK and you have proof, just tell us already. Don't let the name's trickle out to drive traffic to your website right before the midterms.
Just so you have an idea of where this is coming from, the institute that did the study is headed by a lifetime NAACP member, and it was the NAACP that released the results. However the NAACP says it didn't help fund the report, and NAACP president Benjamin Todd Jealous wrote in the report that most tea-baggers are "people of good will."