by John Hawkins | March 2, 2006 8:51 am
This just frosts me because it touches on one of my political pet peeves: Republicans sucking up to the NAACP.
The NAACP’s leader, Julian Bond, is no stranger to controversy and irresponsible rhetoric. In 2004, the NAACP Chairman compared the Republican Party to the Taliban regime.
Bond told a raucous crowd that the GOP’s “idea of equal rights is the American flag and the Confederate swastika flying side by side.” He went on to say that Republicans “draw their most rabid supporters from the Taliban wing of American politics. Now they want to write bigotry back into the Constitution.”
As a reward for his irresponsible and incendiary rhetoric, the House GOP leadership yesterday scheduled floor time to pass a resolution honoring his organization.
The first part of the resolution honors the NAACP for its 97th anniversary. It is the second clause in the resolution, “praising the NAACP” on the occasion of its 97th anniversary “for its work,” that is raising eyebrows.
…The resolution passed the House of Representatives yesterday afternoon without even a peep of dissent. Despite the fact that many rank and file conservatives were uncomfortable with the resolution off the record, it passed by voice vote.”
Nothing could be dumber than for Republicans to honor a group like the NAACP that absolutely hates our guts and trashes us at every opportunity. Besides, what have they done of late that merits recognition? These days, the NAACP exists to try to exploit racial strife for fun and profit while delivering black votes to the Democrats. If they’d gone out of business 20 years ago not only would America as a whole be better, black Americans would be better off without their sorry example.
If the GOP wants to honor black Americans, let’s honor Frederick Douglass, let’s honor Martin Luther King, let’s honor Rosa Parks; heck, let’s honor the black entrepreneurs, educators, and preachers who’re actually alive and out there making a positive impact right now. But, the NAACP? No Republican should give them a dime, a kind word, or even the time of day.
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