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On tuesday, the National Association For The Advancement Of Colored People (NAACP) passed a resolution calling for the Tea Party movement to condemn the alleged racist elements within it's organization. Here's NAACP President Benjamin Jealous:
"We felt the time had come to stand up and say, 'It's time for the tea party to be responsible members of this democracy and make sure they don't tolerate bigots or bigotry among their members,'" NAACP President Ben Jealous said ahead of the debate. "We don't have a problem with the tea party's existence. We have an issue with their acceptance and welcoming of white supremacists into their organizations."
White supremacists ? I've been to Tea Party events. I've talked to a lot of Tea Party people. I've never heard anything about white supremacism, and I've never heard a racist statement made against Obama or black people in general. I've talked to several black people who are IN the Tea Party movement. Do these black people also hate...black people ?
Much of this concocted brouhaha stems from one alleged racial incident at one specific Tea Party event, where black Congressmen were walking past a Tea Party crowd who were shouting "kill the bill." The crowd was referring to Obama's healthcare reform bill. At that event, it was claimed that Rep. Emanuel Cleaver was spat upon by a Tea Party protester. That never happened (at least not intentionally), but the media still pretends it did. The other alleged incident at that Tea Party event involved Tea Party members shouting the n-word at the black Congressmen. Every news organization in the country has looked for audio or video evidence of that, but none has been produced to date. Maybe it did happen, or maybe it didn't. All I ever heard on the numerous tapes of the event was the crowd shouting "kill the bill." Even assuming a Tea Party protester or two did hurl the n-word at the Congressmen, how exactly is that an indictment of the entire Tea Party movement as a racist organization ? Every single Tea Partier I've met and heard would abhor such behavior.
The other question to ask is, why would the NAACP single out the Tea Party for it's alleged "racist elements" ? If you look at any large, diverse group of people, you will be able to find some racist elements. Let's take one such group at random, say, oh, I dunno....the Democrats. Why hasn't the NAACP passed a resolution to condemn these racist elements ?...
"You'd find these potentates from down in Africa, you know, rather than eating each other, they'd just come up and get a good square meal in Geneva." -- Fritz Hollings (D, S.C.)
Blacks and Hispanics are "too busy eating watermelons and tacos" to learn how to read and write." -- Mike Wallace, CBS News.
(On Clarence Thomas) "A handkerchief-head, chicken-and-biscuit-eating Uncle Tom." -- filmmaker Spike Lee
"He's married to a white woman. He wants to be white. He wants a colorless society. He has no ethnic pride. He doesn't want to be black." -- California State Senator Diane Watson's on Ward Connerly's interracial marriage
"Is you their black-haired answer-mammy who be smart? Does they like how you shine their shoes, Condoleezza? Or the way you wash and park the whitey's cars?" -- Song from the show of left-wing radio host Neil Rogers
"You f*cking Jew b@stard." -- Hillary Clinton to political operative Paul Fray. This was revealed in "State of a Union: Inside the Complex Marriage of Bill and Hillary Clinton" and has been verified by Paul Fray and three witnesses.
"You cannot go to a 7-11 or a Dunkin' Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent." - Vice President Joe Biden.
And my all-time favorite, from Mr. Great Society (welfare state) himself:
"I'll have those n*ggers voting Democratic for the next 200 years." - Lyndon B. Johnson to two governors on Air Force One according Ronald Kessler's Book, "Inside The White House"
I could go on with these examples, but the examples are not the point. The point is, the real reason the NAACP passed a resolution against the Tea Party movement has absolutely nothing to do with an alleged case or two of racism. That can be found anywhere, even in the NAACP's favored Democratic party, as I have just illustrated. The real reason for the NAACP's resolution has everything to do with partisan politics. This is just the latest example of a left-wing group playing the race card to gain a political edge, and that is why the NAACP has just embarrassed itself. This is a low point for them. The NAACP is in reality engaging in the very types of actions it claims to deplore. Listen to the fearmongering being pedaled in this next NAACP quote:
"They are pulling people together and focusing on the negative, and then it's hard to make anything positive out of that," said Anita L. Russell, president of the Kansas City, Mo., branch of the NAACP, which introduced the resolution. " And then these groups, these extremist groups, are looking for something, and they are latching on to this. The thing is going to grow and grow out of control."
The Tea Party movement is focusing on less intrusive government, constitutional principles, lower taxes, individual freedom, and political activism. How is that "focusing on the negative," or "extremist," and how is it going to "grow out of control" ???
And if the NAACP were really concerned about civil rights here, wouldn't they be defending BLACK Tea Party members who have been called names and beaten up (see: Kenneth Gladney) because of their political beliefs ???
They’ve been called Oreos, traitors and Uncle Toms, and are used to having to defend their values. Now black conservatives are really taking heat for their involvement in the mostly white tea party movement — and for having the audacity to oppose the policies of the nation’s first black president.
“I’ve been told I hate myself. I’ve been called an Uncle Tom. I’ve been told I’m a spook at the door,” said Timothy F. Johnson, chairman of the Frederick Douglass Foundation, a group of black conservatives who support free market principles and limited government…
Yet, no resolution from the NAACP about these things. Of course not, because they are inconvenient to the real agenda.
My final quote comes from a former NAACP chapter President, who is now a Tea Party member. I have heard him speak in person at a Tea Party event:
"Those ideas that Tea Party people are racist and that we're trying to instigate a racist climate in this country, that's simply a lie. That's out and out falsehood," said Rev. C.L. Bryant, a former president of NAACP's Garland, Texas, chapter who is now a leading Tea Party activist.
"I have not heard one racial slur that came out of that march," said Bryant, referring to the Tea Party protest on Capitol Hill where members of Congress alleged racist comments. "Those were simply Americans who were protesting."
That's right. The Tea Party movement has NOTHING to do with racism, and I think even the NAACP knows it. This is all about politics, period.
The NAACP is planning a march of their own to build momentum against the Tea Party. It's called One Nation. That's perfectly fine, but it does raise a question:
Isn't it time to reconsider the NAACP's tax-exempt status, since it is so obviously a partisan political group now ????
Over and out, race-baiters.
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