RNC Fundraising Presentation Upsets Tea Party

05/05/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The controversial RNC fundraising presentation released earlier this week is now creating a stir among members of the Tea Party movement.

"They don't get it," Judson Phillips, the organizer of last month's National Tea Party Convention, told the Daily Beast about the RNC. "They freaking don't get it."

"Can they be any more insulting? I guess they could have called us teabaggers, but Holy Cow, I'm so blown away by the whole thing I'm just sitting here stunned," Phillips said, according to a report by the Daily Beast's Benjamin Sarlin.

The power point presentation repeated notorious depictions of President Obama painted like the Joker from Batman and described "small donors" as "reactionary" and motivated by "fear" and "extreme negative feelings toward existing administration."

The RNC has since scrambled to distance itself from the document. Michael Steele, who spokespeople have said had nothing to do with the presentation itself, appeared on Fox News Thursday to try to make amends.

"Certainly we love our donors and we thank them for the support that they've given us over the past year, and continue to give us," Steele said. "Our donors are compassionate, concerned activists out there who support a party that they believe in. And we want that to continue."

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