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America, Racism & Hypocrisy

Today, the NAACP, passed a resolution that condemns racism within the Tea Party movement. Convention delegates approved the resolution Tuesday during their annual convention in Kansas City.

NAACP President Ben Jealous has admonished Tea Party leaders saying they should “be responsible members of this democracy and make sure they don’t tolerate bigots or bigotry among their members.”

“We’re deeply concerned about elements that are trying to move the country back, trying to reverse progress that we’ve made,” NAACP spokeswoman Leila McDowell told ABC News. “We are asking that the law-abiding members of the Tea Party repudiate those racist elements, that they recognize the historic and present racist elements that are within the Tea Party movement. “We see it (the Tea Party) as a threat to democracy. We see it as a threat to human rights. We certainly see it as a threat to civil rights,” McDowell said. 

While the mainstream media reports claims of racism in the Tea Party, they have yet to provide any substantive proof. For example, during the final hours of the healthcare reform debate, three congressmen claimed Tea Party protesters yelled a racial epithet as they walked to the Capitol. While this has been widely reported in the media, nobody can provide any proof. Publisher/Journalist Andrew Breitbart even offered a $100,000 reward for anyone that could provide audio or video proof. So far nobody has come forward with any evidence.

Meanwhile, Tea Party leaders say the accusations and the resolution are political theater designed to fire up the left for the sole purpose of gaining political ground.

Rev. C.L. Bryant, the former president of NAACP’s Garland, Texas chapter is now a leading Tea Party activist. He says the idea that the Tea Party is racist or is trying to instigate a racist climate is “simply a lie.” Bryant claims the NAACP wants to “create a climate where they can say that those on the right are in fact racist and those on the left are their saviors”. 

So why is it that the NAACP can find the racism in the Tea Party but not in black organizations and condemn them as strongly. After all their mission statement says:

“The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination”.  And their vision statement says this:

“The vision of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights and there is no racial hatred or racial discrimination”.

Notice both statements refer to all people not just people of color and no racial hatred. That would seem to suggest that they are defenders of all people and against any racism.

So when the New Black Panther Party representatives say things like this, “I hate white people, all of them. Every last iota of a cracker, I hate him. We didn’t come out here to play this game. There’s too much serious business going on in the black community to go out here sliding through South Street with white dirty cracker whore [ BLEEP ] on our arms and we call ourselves black men with African garb on. What the hell is wrong with you, black man? You had a (inaudible) with a white girl on your damn arm. You want freedom? You are going to have to kill some crackers. You are going to have to kill some of their babies”. – King Shamir … Where’s the outrage? 

In another incident there was the beating of black Tea Party supporter Kenneth Gladney by SEIU members last year. Despite the assault and berating with racial slurs that Gladney endured, the St. Louis Chapter of the NAACP pushed the local prosecutors to drop the charges against the SEIU thugs and referred to Gladney as an “Uncle Tom” for his conservative ideologies.

“We call him a negro in the fact that he works not for our people but against our people. In the old days, they would call him an ‘Uncle Tom.’ ”

It appears the NAACP has lost touch with the values outlined in its’ mission and vision statements. They are behaving more like a political movement instead of a civil rights movement. Since they are not vocally condemning the bad behavior of SEIU and the New Black Panther Party it appears as they are silently condoning it. Even if they don’t condone it, their resolution against the Tea Party based on unfounded charges of racism seems both self serving and hypocritical.

So far the Obama era of post racial politics seems like a failure. We seem more racially divided now then we have for many years. The media, the administration and the progressives running Congress seem anxious to play the race card at every opportunity. We have became politically divided over ideologies but we are in danger of having those lines blurred with race. Healthcare reform, immigration reform and economic reform should be debates over the philosophy of legislating not race.

Restore the Republic!

“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”- Thomas Jefferson

Jimmy Carter is a disgrace

Jimmy Carter  says Rep. Joe Wilson’s outburst was “based in racism” 

From the Associated Press:

Former President Jimmy Carter said Tuesday that U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson’s outburst to President Barack Obama during a speech to Congress last week was an act “based on racism” and rooted in fears of a black president.

“I think it’s based on racism,” Carter said at a town hall held at his presidential center in Atlanta. “There is an inherent feeling among many in this country that an African-American should not be president.”

The Georgia Democrat said the outburst was a part of a disturbing trend directed at the president that has included demonstrators equating Obama to Nazi leaders.

“Those kind of things are not just casual outcomes of a sincere debate on whether we should have a national program on health care,” he said. “It’s deeper than that.”

From washingtonpost.com

By Garance Franke-Ruta

In remarks decried by Republicans, former president Jimmy Carter told NBC’s Brian Williams in an interview Tuesday that he believes race is at the core of much of the opposition to President Obama.

“I think an overwhelming portion of the intensely demonstrated animosity toward President Barack Obama is based on the fact that he is a black man, that he’s African American,” Carter said. “I live in the South, and I’ve seen the South come a long way, and I’ve seen the rest of the country that shared the South’s attitude toward minority groups at that time, particularly African Americans”

 Jimmy Carter is a sanctimonious jackass! His comments are unbecoming of a former president. We are trying to have debate about the president’s policies. We are not calling him racist names. He has been compared to famous socialists and communists. These are fair comparisons at a policy level. Jimmy Carter’s remarks are both irresponsible and appear to be intentionally inflammatory. What does he hope to accomplish with this rhetoric? You would think that he would want to add value to the discussion but instead he has chosen to add fuel to the fire! He is a disgrace!

It is true that there have been some unflattering and uncalled for signs. In every large movement there are always some in the group that are on the fringe. However 98% of these protesters are protesting the right thing – the POLICIES! This is America and this is our right.

There is also a level of hypocrisy that is numbing. When the Progressive Left, the liberal media and anyone else that wanted to take a shot at President Bush the last eight years where was the outcry? They spoke in both unflattering and derogatory terms about him. When Harry Reid called him a liar and a loser, where was the outcry? Like him or not he was the President, so where was the respect for the office then?

Frankly, Carter should shut up if he is not going to add a voice of leadership. I guess Ms. Lillian never taught him if you can’t say something nice don’t say anything at all. Watch Carter’s interview below:

 

 

I agree with Carter about the signs he referred to, they are disgraceful and no presidentshould be referred to in such a manner. So why wasn’t he out there defending Bush with the same vigor, even if he didn’l agree with Bush’s policies?

I reject Carter’s assertions and his devisive comments. I agree some people go too far when they let their emotions take over - but this issue has roots on both sides of the aisle. It is time to put away the race card and focus on the issues.