Wednesday, July 14, 2010

It's official - the NAACP says the TEA Party movement is racist. Talk about the pot calling the kettle... er

Today, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) decided at their annual convention being held in Kansas City, Missouri, that the primary motivation for the TEA Party's opposition to President Obama's political agenda is racism.

I could give you more details about what was said and written about this by the attendees at this convention, but according to Michelle Malkin, who was watching the proceedings online, the NAACP shut down the webcast when the subject of the anti-TEA Party resolution began to be discussed.

What I do know is that according to CBS News, the president of the NAACP, Ben Jealous, said that the TEA Party movement needs to,
be responsible members of this democracy and make sure they don't tolerate bigots or bigotry among their members.
That's pretty hilarious coming from the president of an organization that seems to have no problem with one of their regional directors referring to black people who support the TEA Party movement as "Uncle Toms," and especially "Uncle Toms" like one Kenneth Gladney, who was beaten by SEIU thugs and was later - horror of horrors - kissed on the head by a "European" in a show of support for his plight.

I am also waiting for the NAACP to condemn the actions of King Samir Shabazz of the New Black Panther Party, who stood outside a Philadelphia polling place on Election Day 2008 wearing a paramilitary uniform and armed with a billy club as he intimidated potential voters with comments that included, "Prepare to be ruled by the black man, cracker!" A new video has come to light showing this same King Samir Shabazz on a Philadelphia street corner during a street festival yelling that he hates white people and that black people should start killing "Crackers" and even worse, "some of their babies." That is a true example of racism and calls for racist violence. Where are you NAACP? I don't think King Samir Shabazz is doing a great job promoting the "...ACP" part of the name of your organization.

Where the NAACP and its president, Mr. Jealous, really fly off the rails is their use of the faux incident on March 20, 2010 in Washington D.C. where TEA Partiers supposedly yelled racial epithets at black congresscritters in Washington D.C. on the day the Health Care Deform Bill was passed. Andrew Breitbart's offer of $100,000 still stands for anyone who can produce video or audio proof of these allegations. Four months later, Breitbart's money is still safe. Even though there were media all over the place just waiting for something to use against the TEA Partiers, along private cameras rolling all over the place (including two being carried by Representative Jesse Jackson, Jr. as he swaggered through the crowd), there is not one iota of evidence that anything was yelled at those congresscritters except, "Kill the Bill! Kill the Bill!" For the NAACP to continue to use this slanderous lie as an excuse to paint the TEA Party as racist is beyond the pale... so to speak.

TEA Partiers are not taking this slanderous sludge from the NAACP lying down. In a preemptive move, the TEA Party of St. Louis, Missouri drafted their own resolution and sent it to the NAACP's national office in Washington D.C. Read and enjoy:

St. Louis Tea Party Coalition Resolution

July 12, 2010

Whereas, the National Coalition for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was founded to advance the position of minority groups, and

Whereas a hallmark of the NAACP has been to do the important work of identifying and exposing remaining vestiges of racism and discrimination, and

Whereas the NAACP vocally stands against the discriminatory and harmful practice of labeling people with a broad brush, and

Whereas the NAACP decided to launch their 101st National Convention with a resolution condemning the Tea Party movement and labeling millions of their fellow Americans who subscribe to the movement as "racists", and

Whereas the "Tea Party movement" is a label applied to patriotic Americans who have expressed their political free speech in the grand tradition of all that is American, that being the spirited expression of viewpoints in a 100% peaceful manner, and

Whereas, it is a hallmark of America that we settle our disputes civilly and avoid the gutter tactic of attempting to silence opponents by inflammatory name-calling, and

Whereas the very term "racist" has diminished meaning due to its overuse by political partisans including members of the NAACP, and

Whereas, the NAACP had an opportunity to preserve some semblance of legitimacy by standing up for Ken Gladney, the victim of a vicious racist battery conducted by a black avowed communist, even labeling him an "Uncle Tom", but chose instead to use the opportunity to mock the St. Louis Tea Party, and

Whereas, the NAACP has refused to denounce the New Black Panther's call to murder white cops and their babies, and

Whereas, the NAACP does its entire membership a grave disservice by hypocritically engaging in the very conduct it purports to oppose,

Now therefore be it resolved that the St. Louis Tea Party condemns the NAACP for lowering itself to the dishonorable position of a partisan political attack dog organization, and,

Be it further resolved that the St. Louis Tea Party calls on similar organizations to join in unanimous condemnation of this despicable behavior, and

Be it further resolved that we demand that the NAACP withdrawal their bigoted, false and inflammatory resolution against the tea party for any further consideration, and

Be it further resolved that these organizations call on the Internal Revenue Service to evenly apply their standards and consider the tax-exempt status of the NAACP considering the degree to which they are engaging in habitual partisan political behavior.

Adopted unanimously, this day, July 12th, in the year of our Lord, 2010.

Major kudos to the St. Louis TEA Party! This is exactly what needs to be done: put it right back in the opposition's corner. Don't cower in fear by being insulted by devious, slanderous people like this. Instead, wear the insults as a badge of honor.

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free... it expects what never was, and never will be." -Thomas Jefferson

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