The NAACP is pulling out the race card against the Tea Party movement. Imagine that? Nonetheless, the group says that the Tea Party movement needs to condemn racist elements among the Tea Party. This is just fine. I really don’t mind. Let us all condemn racists elements where racism occurs.
But shouldn’t the NAACP do the same on their side of the aisle? I say this because they are a leftist group that never seems to support blacks who are conservative and they should condemn the acts of the New Black Panthers, see above. They did not just turn a blind eye to the New Black Panthers, but took up their cause and lobbied the Obama White House not to do anything about the voter intimidation that took place back in 2008. So they are only using the race card when it fits their bill, not racism in general.
The NAACP should shut down their chapters and apologize for wasting so much headline space. They are losing any credibility that they might have had with this recent charge. They are showing themselves to being nothing more than leftist pawns, just as the National Organization for Women did during the Monica Lewisky ordeal.
Michelle Malkin had a lot to say on the subject. She calls them the National Association for the Advancement of Coddled People. I can see why.
Before the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People decided to ride the anti-tea party wave back to political relevancy, its most recent activist crusade involved a silly space-themed Hallmark graduation card. Yes, the NAACP has been lost in space for quite some time now. And blaming whitey will no longer cut it.
In June, the Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP demanded that the greeting card be pulled because it used the term “black holes” (which the bionically equipped ears of the p.c. police insisted sounded like “black whores”). “It sounds like a group of children laughing and joking about blackness,” one NAACP official complained.
It was a group of hipster cartoon characters chattering about the universe and galaxies and wide-open possibilities to new high school and college grads. Alas, this is what has become of the once-inspired drive against racial discrimination.
That entire incident was a joke. You could see little old black ladies trying to listen to the card intently in order to make it out as a great attack on racism. My question: “so what?” Even if the card did say “black whores,” which it didn’t (context itself prevented that from being part of the equation), but even if it did, why were they so uptight about it. Why are they defending black whores, or white whores or shiny green whores. Whores, and those who use them, should be either condemned or rescued, but not used for a political tool. The NAACP is becoming the joke.
If they want to have any relevance at all, they need to condemn racism in all sectors, not just those that oppose their political viewpoints. Otherwise, all the work they could do for the benefits of minorities, will be relegated to the level of greeting cards. I will let Michelle have the last words:
In just a few short decades, the stalwart strivers for equality have turned into coddled whiners for hypersensitivity. The NAACP is a laughingstock. The group no longer represents the best interests of oppressed minorities, but the thin-skinned whims of the black elite and the ravenous appetite of the Nanny State. Establishment civil rights leaders now use their once-compelling moral authority to hector, bully and shake down corporate and political targets.
As Ward Connerly, the truly maverick opponent of government racial preferences who is black, wrote recently, “the NAACP is not so much a civil-rights organization as it is a trade association with clear links to the Democratic Party, despite the claim of its chairman that ‘the NAACP has always been non-partisan.’ Such a statement doesn’t pass the giggle test. The NAACP uses the plight of poor black people as a fig leaf to hide its true agenda of promoting policies that benefit their dues-paying members, not black people in general or poor black people in particular.”
To compensate for squandering the proud history of the civil rights organization on innocent greeting cards, NAACP leaders introduced a much-hyped resolution at their annual convention this week attacking the nation’s biggest racial bogeyman: the tea party movement. It’s a tried and true tactic of worn-out grievance-mongers: When you can’t find evil enough enemies to blame for your problems, manufacture them. (Just ask hate crimes huckster Al Sharpton.) This is why one of the most popular signs spotted at tea party protests across the country remains the one that reads: “It doesn’t matter what this sign says. You’ll call it racism, anyway!”
Read the rest of Michelle’s article here.