NAACP channeling Saul Alinksy in attempts to smear Tea Party movement

Posted by: ST on July 12, 2010 at 8:31 pm

Why am I not surprised by this?

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will propose a resolution this week condemning racism within the tea party movement.

The resolution, scheduled for a vote as early as Tuesday by delegates attending the annual NAACP convention in Kansas City, calls upon “all people of good will to repudiate the racism of the Tea Parties, and to stand in opposition to its drive to push our country back to the pre-civil rights era.”

NAACP leaders said the resolution was necessary to make people aware of what they believe is a racist element within the tea party movement.

“I think a lot of people are not taking the tea party movement seriously, and we need to take it seriously,” said Anita Russell, head of the Kansas City chapter of the NAACP. “We need to realize it’s really not about limited government.”

Love how they talk about the resolution supposedly only being about an alleged “racist element” within the Tea Party but yet in the same breath talk about how the Tea Party wants to “take us back to the pre-Civil Rights days” and how the movement “is really not about limited government.” Um, um – looks like we have yet another gang of self-important nitwits who don’t know their history on the issue of racism. Sound familiar?

Lemme give these folks a friendly refresher: The party that was staunchly pro-civil rights for black people was the Republican party. The Democrat party – including many northerners (no, it wasn’t just a southern thing) – resisted efforts by Republican Congresses and Presidents to tackle various issues related to slavery, like lynching, poll taxes, etc. In fact, up until the 1964 CRA, every major piece of civil rights legislation aimed at restoring freedom to black people was passed by Republican Congresses and signed into law by Republican presidents. The ONLY reason the 1964 CRA passed is with Republican help, because the Democrat-controlled Congress couldn’t get everyone on board with supporting the act. Prior to that, liberal hero JFK was very reluctant to be on board with any pro-civil rights for black people legislation. The main reason Republican nominee for President Barry Goldwater opposed the CRA at that time was because he felt it was more of a states issue than a federal issue.

And contra-popular belief, the so-called “Southern Strategy” was more about appealing to the economic/big government concerns of Southerners more so than trying to win them over using “closet racist strategies.” Democrats continually say that they “lost the south for decades” after the 1964 CRA and that Republicans couldn’t break ground in SC until after that vote but neither assertion is true. Republican presidential nominees had won a few Southern states prior to the passage of the 1964 CRA, starting in 1952. Democrat presidential nominees who went on to win Southern states post-1964 CRA (prior to Obama) were Southern Democrats (Carter and Clinton).

Since the mid-1800s, Democrats have essentially controlled the North Carolina state legislature, with only a very few times in our state’s history that the GOP has controlled the House. They have not controlled the Senate ever, as far as I know. South Carolina’s has had a mixture of Republican and Democrat control of their legsilature post-1964 CRA, but I believe Republicans didn’t come into prominence there until the mid-80s/early-90s. And, someone correct me if I’m wrong here, but I believe that Democrats have had much success in the WV state legislature as well as their US Congressional delegation, dominating in both areas – both before AND after the 1964 CRA passed. Those are just a few examples of where the so-called “Southern Strategy” – if it was indeed “racist” and designed to appeal to “racist Democrats” – was not as big of a success as the left has made it out to be. So the idea that Southern Democrats started gravitating towards Southern Republicans after the allegedly “racist” post-CRA “Southern Strategy” is an absolute lie, and one not only perpetuated by white Democrats but black Democrats as well.

Where we find the most potent elements of racism/race-baiting in American politics today still comes from mainly Democrats, from the race hustlers like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, NAACP “leaders” and (yes, still) white Democrats like Hillary and Bill Clinton (examples). This committed gang of shameless political opportunists never resist the opportunity to demagogue on the issue of race to insinuate or to outright accuse the GOP of being the “party of racism” when it is the Democrat party that historically has the worst record when it comes to “race relations.” Why? Because they have both political and financial interests in keeping people ignorant of the truth.

Are there some racists in the Republican party and Tea party? You bet. But it’s a small minority, and not only that, but the tiny “racist element” within either movement doesn’t make national policy/set the agenda and doesn’t really influence it. On the other hand, the Sharptons, Jacksons, Clintons – and, sadly, the Obamas and Holders of this country very much are in positions to impact policy. For whatever the words of a few racists within the GOP and Tea Party movements, it pales in comparison (no pun intended) to the policies of the Democrat party, which have done more to hurt the black community for decades in terms of the family unit, education, crime, and economic status than any so-called “racist Southern Strategy” ever did.

What we see here, once again, is the same ol’ same ol’ when it comes to Democrats and political disagreement. The Tea Party opposes Barack Obama’s agenda. And a few members nationwide have made derogatory racial remarks about the President. So that means that the entire movement really is against the Obama agenda because he’s a black man, even though some of the same big government policies he has pursued on issues like healthcare were policies that the previous Democrat President – Bill Clinton, a white dude – also pursued, and who was also met with strong resistance from conservatives.

It wasn’t “racism” then and it’s not “racism” now.

But just for grins and giggles, if just a tiny few making nasty racial remarks about our President equates to an entire movement being “racist,” then what does that make the Democrat party, many (not just a “few”) of who routinely demagogue the GOP on the issue of race purely for political gain? :-?

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  1. Carlos says:

    “…calls upon “all people of good will to repudiate the racism of the Tea Parties, and to stand in opposition to its drive to push our country back to the pre-civil rights era.” ”

    OK, fine even if not true.

    But when are they going to introduce and pass a resolution calling for the Democrat Party in general and the president in particular for the same thing? The jackasses are the party that swoon at the thought of keeping thumb-tight control of everyone, and that’s what Jim Crow laws were all about – control.

    I’d be willing to bet my neighbor’s farm that, if there was no money in it for Jackson, Sharpton, Obama, Wright et al, they would look at the real situation, assess it properly, and come out gung ho for destruction of both the Democrat Party and socialists.

    Unfortunately, with the money numbers we’re talking about here that’ll never happen because it takes people of character and courage to admit to the vast wrongs they’ve committed.

  2. Jerry M says:

    The once great civil rights organization known as the NAACP is now little more than a pathetic appendage to the Democrat party and they are primarily in the business of doing the bidding of the Democrat party by keeping blacks on the Democrat plantation. That is what the anti-Tea Party resolution is really all about. If they actually cared about racism, they would also have a resolution condemning the New Black Panther Party, Louis Farrakhan and the Rev. Wright to name a few vile black racists. Don’t hold your breath for that to happen. They also constantly whine about how poor the education system is for inner city minorities but, like the Democrat Party and their allies in the teachers’ unions, are staunchly against school choice which was working in the District of Columbia until Obama killed the program. It is a tragedy that the NAACP is the best African Americans can do for one of their most important advocacy groups.

  3. Bill Fabrizio says:

    Obama’s world:

    Tea Party Bad!
    Constitutionalists Bad!
    Capitalism Bad!
    Black Panthers Good!
    ACORN Good!
    Muslims Good!
    Redistribution Good!

  4. Dennis D says:

    I am fairly sure Jimmy Carter also won the South as late as 1976. I think the South went firmly GOP as a result of Carters failures.

  5. Brontefan says:

    Great comment, Bill! Democrats, liberals and progressives, cannot argue the facts because they don’t have them. That is why they are always saying such outrageous things. [ Joy Behar was talking to Andrew Wilkow and commented on the hateful language of Republicans. That is really “rich” after eight years of Bush-derangement syndrome.] When they say hateful things–it is their right under the first amendment; when others say things they don’t like–they are hate mongers, Nazis, or racist.

  6. TheMadKing says:

    Waiting for the NAACP racism resolution on the NBPP cracka baby killer wannabes and Kenneth Gladney’s beating by white SEIU thugs. Yawn.

    NAACP =

    National Association for the Advancement of Colored Progressives

  7. Sarah says:

    If people want to see slavery (and, of course, rampant racism) in the twenty-first century, look at the Party of Welfare, a.k.a. the Democrats. Entitlement programs are modern-day slavery and the liberals are all about keeping that going.

  8. Dave B says:

    Does anyone else see the irony of labeling black conservatives or black citizens that refuse to walk in lockstep with liberal Democrats as “Uncle Toms”? In modern day America it is THEM who are telling the slaves to “go along” while black conservatives are showing the way off the Plantation to freedom and self respect.

  9. Paul says:

    A big mistake made here by the NAACP…

  10. Sue says:

    I am a white woman who lives in a very integrated area where I am in the minority. I vote every election. I have never seen black people come out to vote the way they did November 2008. They voted for him based solely on his skin color. He has a 90+% approval rating in the black community. Doesn’t that amount to racism? I guess whites have cornered the market on racism. I guess it’s only us who judge a man by his skin color.

  11. Lew says:

    I wait, in great anticipation, for November. This will be when the crap hits the fan. No more racial incitement, just voters telling it like it is. What will the progressive newspaper headline be? Good-bye Steny Hoyer. Maryland will not mill you.

  12. MP says:

    So a few crazies on the fringe represent the views of the Tea Party movement. Huh. Do the crazies in the New Black Panther Party represent the views of the NAACP?

  13. Zippy says:

    Excellent posts all!

    Yesterday Mark Levin commented on his radio show, as did Jerry, with regard to the NEW Black Panther Movement. What about these radical hate mongers? And btw, what’s new about them if they still perpetuate hate and fear?

    The dreaded Tea Party movement. *shiver* Aren’t most of these ‘radical hate filled Tea Party protesters’ um..over 50? The scary parental units.

    America..Wake up..GROW UP!

  14. Tex says:

    Democrats must really fear the Tea Party. And rightfully so. The fact that they pull the race card in desperation tells all. But do they not realize how foolish they all look when they lower themselves to that level?

  15. Zippy says:

    Many of us see how foolish they look Tex, but apparently many of their ilk do not since they keep pulling the same card out of their..um….. well, you know.

  16. Kate says:

    I must say my blood boils to think that many regular Americans who take part in the Tea Party MOvement of all colors and ages can be branded racists!

    Thank you Sister for the history refresher…something the folks down at the NAACP surely need right now.

    Are we now doomed to a new kind of civls rights movement? How does one over come systematically induced ignorance? (Thank you NEA)

    We should all contact the NAACP and complain!

  17. Carlos says:

    Tex, they could stand tall and arrogant as long they wish, it still would not put them anywhere close to registering on the “sentient” scale.

    Being fools is what they’re all about to begin with! And the biggest fools are the NAACP members who think the jackasses give a rat’s patootie about their welfare. They’re the ones who had them in actual chains to begin with, and the ones who still have them chained in their minds.

    Thank God a few, like Parker, Walter Williams, Sowell, Thomas and Blackwell have figured it out.

  18. I don’t know what they think they’re going to accomplish with this politically, because no one is going to listen to them that isn’t already on board with their views. They aren’t going to sway any fence-sitters, because frankly when it comes to this issue, there are very few if any fence-sitters.

    Most people that are sick and tired of the race-hustling demagoguery are going to see this for what it is, and its not going to do anything but serve to cement them in their opposition to such tactics.

    It might be good for a few extra fund-raising dollars, and that’s it.