The NAACP Cries Racism

Almost from the moment Barack Obama declared he would run for president in 2007, our enraptured media elite has been accusing anyone who would stand in Obama’s way with racism. The question was never whether Obama was ready to govern the country, but whether the country was ready for the historic awesomeness of Obama.

Pity the NAACP. We now have a black president, and they must convince (racist) America that there still exists the need for a national association to advance “colored people” in our society. How to do it? Identify and condemn as “racists” anyone or any group opposed to Barack Obama.

Apparently you cannot sincerely oppose a crushing tax burden, a useless “stimulus” bill, ObamaCare, or any other element of his socialist agenda without being tagged as a bigot.

In case there was any doubt that the NAACP was carrying water for the White House political machine, Michelle Obama appeared before the NAACP convention and insisted there was still persistent racism in America, and the group’s founders would “urge us to increase our intensity” – to fight for President Obama.

The merger is so obvious they could now be called the NAA-DNC.

Now the NAACP has found its mojo. It is slandering the Tea Party as “racist.” In an article on CNN.com headlined “The Tea Party Must Police Itself,” NAACP chief Benjamin Jealous smeared the entire movement: “The avowed racist David Duke notes that thousands of Tea Party activists have urged him to run for president. When the Tea Party marches by, Duke thinks it’s his fiesta.” Since when did the NAACP – or anyone else, for that matter– give a hoot what David Duke thinks of anything?

On its own website, the NAACP continues to rehash all those unproven allegations that “respected members of the Congressional Black Caucus reported that racial epithets were hurled at them as they passed by aWashington, DC health care protest.” But let’s stop calling them “unproven allegations.” Let’s call them what they are: lies. There is no video evidence that this ever occurred, but the NAACP doesn’t care about the evidence in its kangaroo court. They even repeated that “Representative Emanuel Cleaver was spat upon during the incident.” In the real world, Cleaver quickly walked away from his own story when video footage proved it wasn’t true.

The NAACP’s video recounting the “racism” of the Tea Party had plenty of objectionable signs suggesting Obama was a fascist and “It’s 1939 Germany all over again.” Someone needs to research the meaning of the word “racism.” It gets better. The NAACP-endorsed video of purportedly racist signs even includes two shots of Confederate flags and “hateful” messages like “We Need a Christian President” and the sitcom catch phrase “What You Talking About, Willis?” A poster imposing Obama’s face with a Mr. T Mohawk hairdo next to the words “Gimme Yo Change” may be odd, but it’s not racist. It sure sounds like there weren’t many racist signs at Tea Party rallies if that’s all they could muster.

But “Bush Lied, Thousands Died” – that’s okay.

The bigger problem for the NAACP is that it has its very own racists. Andrew Breitbart’s Big Government website revealed video of a NAACP banquet where U.S. Department of Agriculture appointee Shirley Sherrod talked about how she didn’t want to help a white farmer because he should be helped by “his own kind.” The contempt in her voice, in her face, and in the audience’s laughter is unmistakable.

So where are all those news outlets which dutifully covered the NAACP’s attacks on the Tea Party now? The network evening news and morning news shows avoided this racist video entirely on the first day.

Nevertheless, the cable news networks picked it up, and within hours, Shirley Sherrod had resigned from the Agriculture Department. Sherrod was clearly furious that her racist remarks were exposed. CNN analyst Roland Martin asserted that Sherrod had to go, because with a political appointment, remarks like this ruin the perception that Sherrod would be fair in distributing government help. Sherrod screamed right back at him that he was “clearly from a different world” than the deeply racist world she lived in.

The bottom line is not only that Sherrod needed to go – but that the TV elite must stop ignoring this, and stop pretending that black racism and discriminatory attitudes do not exist. If Obama’s election was supposed to heal our race relations, then the media should put this controversy back on his desk and press him to address it.

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  • jpckcmo

    This article is so full of factual errors it is difficult to know where to begin. First, the NAACP resolution did not accuse the Tea Party of being racist. It stated that the Tea Party needed to expel racist elements from its organization. And, to the Tea Party’s credit, they excommunicated Mark Williams after his blatantly racist letter to Abraham Lincoln came to their attention. Good for them, and good for the NAACP.

    I listened to Michelle Obama’s speech to the NAACP convention, and her call was for them to join her in fighting childhood obesity, not racism in the United States. She did emphasize that the obesity problem disproportionately affects black children, so I guess that remark could be called racist.

    And you really should keep up to date on the Sherrod story. Taken completely out of context, her story of realizing how wrong she was and actually saving the white family’s farm and later becoming friends with them made Andrew Breitbart look like the journalistic hack he is. And the NAACP and the Obama Administration also had to backtrack and apologize. Why don’t people check this stuff out?

    What this point out to me is that, whatever you read online or hear on cable TV needs to be verified and researched before you make judgment. If more people did this, there would be fewer “racism” accusations coming from both sides of the political spectrum. I am also guilty of overreacting, but I am slowly learning.

  • goral

    Brent Bozell does not make factual errors, everything he asserts here is correct.
    There is no NAAWP, neither is there a Congressional Indian Caucus. The only ones keeping racism alive in the US are the poverty pimps. There is so much to gain here and nothing to loose, especially because so many “non-colords” are feckless, guilt ridden chumps.

  • jpckcmo

    Indeed, Mr. Bozell made several factual errors, as I pointed out. His statements about the NAACP are opinion, not fact. I think one could argue that the NAACP perpetuates the discussion of race, and not always in a productive way. But other statements made are untrue and I would hope your readers would want to know he truth.

  • http://arkanabar.blogspot.com Arkanabar Ilarsadin

    jpckcmo: It’s not merely those things asserted on cable and the internet that need to be verified. So too do those on network TV and in newspapers and magazines.

    Every news item is written from within a specific worldview, and is written to perpetuate that worldview, and to convince others to live within it. In this, none are innocent.

  • jpckcmo

    You are absolutely right. No one has a monopoly on the truth. Not even Brent Bozell.

  • Mark N Starla Traina

    NAACP REFUSES to address the BLACK on WHITEY KNOCK OUT ATTACKS!

    NAAWP is now DEMANDING FELONY CHARGES in one CASE where the VICTIM just happens to be BLACK and the PERPS happens to be WHITE!

    The NAAWP calls “BULL$HYT”!

    http://news.msn.com/crime-justice/naacp-wants-felony-charges-in-hate-crime-case

    Are WHITE PEOPLE really expected to give a $HYT about this one incident with all this other stuff going on throughout AMERICA lately?

    The NAACP has been totally OBLIVIOUS to all the BLACK on WHITE RACIAL HATE CRIMES being PERPATRATED by YOUNG BLACK SAVAGES, on totally innocent WHITE AMERICANS!

    … but whatever you do don’t PERPATRATE a HATE CRIME against any BLACK PERSON!

    The NAACP is EXHIBIT A when it comes to ADVOCATING RACIAL HATRED in NORTH AMERICA!

    SOUTH AFRICAN LEADER NELSON MANDELA is EXHIBIT A when it comes to SPREADING BLACK on WHITE RACIAL HATRED GLOBALLY!

    Now COMMIEWOOD, MSNBC, CNN, HLN, CBC, CBS, OWN, NBC, the NEW YORK TIMES, the LOS ANGELES TIMES, the WASHINGTON POST and the HUFFINGTON POST are trying to CONVINCE U.S. that NELSON and WINNIE MANDELA didn’t TIE WHITE SOUTH AFRICANS to CAR and TRUCK TIRES and then pour GASOLINE on them, set them on FIRE and WATCH them BURN to DEATH!

    And furthermore NELSON MANDELA didn’t TURN a BLIND EYE to all of the RAPING, ROBBING and MURDERING of WHITE SOUTH AFRICAN FARMERS, RANCHERS and BUSINESSMEN!

    Oh by the way, isn’t it INTERESTING that we haven’t heard a single word coming out of the WHITEHOUSE with regard to all the “KNOCK OUT WHITEY VICTIMS”, not one word of CONDEMNATION coming out of the entire EXECUTIVE BRANCH of our FEDERAL GOVERNMENT! OBAMA sure seems to have everyone in his COLD-BLOODED ADMINISTRATION WALIKING in LOCKSTEP with his REGIME! PRESIDENT is currently exhibiting the KIND of MISBEHAVIOR a fellow by the name of ADOLPH HITLER was FAMOUS for EXHIBITING during WORLD WAR II.

    “WALKING in LOCKSTEP is NEVER a GOOD IDEA when you are being COERCED to WALK in LOCKSTEP behind a DEMON!” (TRAINASIM)

    Oh by the way, DEMONS like HILLARY CLINTON always try to DEMONIZE and one who DISAGREES with their so-called POLITICALLY CORRECT AGENDA!

    POLITICAL CORRECTNESS has DEFINITELY OUT-LIVED its USAFULLNESS! POLITICAL CORRECTNESS has been used and abused by the LEFTIST’S amongst U.S., as a MEANS of CONTROLLING U.S.! Let’s put down POLITICAL CORRECTNESS and STAND UP for the TRUTH, the WHOLE TRUTH and NOTHING but the TRUTH in 2013! (TRAINAISM)

    You will want to miss the up-coming major motion picture “MANDELA”, because it’s all a FARCE! COMMIEWOOD wants U.S. to believe that NELSON MANDELA was a GREAT HUMANITARIAN, when in REALITY he was nothing more than a COLD-BLOODED KILLER and so was his PIECE of DOG$HYT WIFE “WINNIE”!

    “The TRUTH can be a REAL BYTCH, but that doesn’t make it any less REAL, or any less TRUE!” (TRAINAISM)

    MSNBC’s RACHEL MADDOW reported that GOVERNOR GEORGE WALLACE was a REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR from the GREAT SEGREGATIONIST STATE of ALABAMA! However, nothing could possibly be further from the TRUTH!

    “GEORGE WALLACE was a SOUTHERN DIXIE DEMOCRAT just like my DEAR OLE DAD and me!” (TRAINAISM)

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    MARK TRAINA
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    CANDIDATE for GOVERNOR of LOUISIANA 2015
    NAAWP PRESIDENT, CEO and NATIONAL SPOKESPERSON
    IAAWP, PRESIDENT, CEO and NATIONAL SPOKESPERSON

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