Archive for the ‘Racism’ Category
Has politics gotten so unvirtuous that a political party thinks that outright lying is ok if it helps them win another election? That’s what’s apparently happening with the Democratic Party regarding Rep. Alan Grayson, (D-FL):
What’s the ‘T’ in tea party stand for? For Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., it represents a Ku Klux Klan’s burning cross.
Grayson’s 2014 re-election campaign sent out fundraising email today that compared the tea party movement to the KKK, titled, “The Tea Party: No More Popular Than The Klan.”
The email included a graphic image of two Klansmen standing near a giant burning cross. The cross is used to spell out “tea party” in burning flames.
I thought about posting Grayson’s disgusting picture but decided against it. It’s telling that Al Sharpton didn’t take the opportunity to criticize Grayson during his interview of Grayson:
Rev. Al: Congressman, does the President have the Tea Party on the ropes?
Alan: I think so. I think that ordinary Americans are with the President. They’re appalled by the Tea Party’s tactics. They come to the President saying, “If you don’t let us steal your car, then, we are going to burn down your house.” They are appalled by the way the Tea Party cheered on the shutting down of the government, cheered at the fact that we put our credit at risk for a generation to come. And they’re appalled by the enormous expense – the fact that this temporary shutdown ended up costing America $24 billion. That’s almost $100 for every man, woman, and child in this country. Frankly, they want their money back, and the Tea Party out of their lives. At this point, the Tea Party is no more popular than the Klan.
Rev. Al: Now, Congressman, some on the right are already threatening those who didn’t push the defund movement all the way to the end. Sarah Palin wrote on Facebook, and I’m quoting it, “Rest well tonight for soon we will focus on important House and Senate races. Let’s start with Kentucky.”From sea to shining sea. Congressman, what will happen if the right, not just the Tea Party, all [have] primary fights all over the country?
Grayson is a despicable excuse for a man. He’s intellectually dishonest. He’s hateful. Most importantly, he didn’t hesitate in accusing honest Americans of being violent racists.
George Wallace was one of the biggest biggots in the South. He was a lifelong Democrat. Robert Byrd was elected to be the Exalted Cyclops (the top officer of the local KKK). Later, he was elected to the US Senate, where he was the top Democrat in the Senate. Al Gore’s father filibustered the Civil Rights Act. Yet Grayson has the temerity to accuse TEA Party activists of being hate-filled racists?
I’m betting that Grayson isn’t as stupid as he appears to be on TV. I’m betting he’s just that hate-filled and dishonest. Further, I’m betting that he knows that the TEA in TEA Party stands for Taxed Enough Already.
At some time in the near future, the Democratic Party should be asked whether they’ll put a higher priority on winning elections than they put on honesty and civility. I think we already know the Democrats’ answer. It’d just be nice to hear a little honesty from a liberal.
Grayson is a disgusting excuse for a human. It says everything that the Democrats haven’t already booted him from their Party. If Democrats won’t boot out the closest thing they’ve got to human excrement, then they’ve told us that they aren’t interested in integrity. In fact, we can’t be certain that they’re interested in anything except accumulating as much power as possible. If the country suffers while they grab power, that’s fine with them.
In his most recent e-letter update, Keith Ellison suggested that the United States is just as bigoted now as it was in the 1960s:
Senator Klobuchar and I called on Congress to protect voting rights after the Supreme Court struck down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act that protected voters in states with a history of voter suppression. The action of the Court was a step back for voting rights in the country.
With people like Sen. Klobuchar and Rep. Ellison, bigotry never disappears. The Supreme Court sees things differently:
(3) Nearly 50 years later, things have changed dramatically.Largely because of the Voting Rights Act, “[v]oter turnout and registration rates” in covered jurisdictions “now approach parity. Blatantly discriminatory evasions of federal decrees are rare. And minority candidates hold office at unprecedented levels.” Northwest Austin, supra, at 202. The tests and devices that blocked ballot access have been forbidden nationwide for over 40 years. Yet the Act has not eased §5’s restrictions or narrowed the scope of §4’s coverage formula along the way. Instead those extraordinary and unprecedented features have been reauthorized as if nothing has changed, and they have grown even stronger. Because §5 applies only to those jurisdictions singled out by §4, the Court turns to consider that provision.Pp. 13–17.
Sen. Klobuchar and Rep. Ellison insist that the extraordinary circumstances that temporarily justified the federal government’s intervention in state-run elections in 1965 still exist. Moreover, they insist that the remedies implemented in 1965 haven’t worked.
They’re entitled to their partisan opinions but the facts don’t support their opinions.
Though he’s an attorney, it’s apparent that Rep. Ellison doesn’t respect the Constitution much:
The right to vote should be guaranteed and that’s why I’ve introduced a constitutional amendment with Rep. Mark Pocan to do just that. The Pocan-Ellison Right to Vote Amendment would amend the Constitution to provide all Americans the affirmative right to vote and empower Congress to protect this right.
First, this proposed constitutional amendment won’t get a hearing because it’s at odds with the Ninth and Tenth amendments. States administer elections through counties. The federal government isn’t equipped to enforce election laws. That means Ellison’s talk about empowering “Congress to protect this right” is just that — talk.
Second, this is political grandstanding meant to fire up minority voters. This doesn’t have anything to do with good governance. It has everything to do with Ellison and other Democrats playing the race card right before the 2014 election.
Third, this is the Democrats’ war on election integrity. Klobuchar’s and Ellison’s proposal has everything to do with preventing Photo ID from becoming more popular. In Minnesota, Democrats know how to undermine election integrity. They’ve undermined election integrity by refusing to promptly updating the Statewide Voter Registration System, aka SVRS, which HAVA, the Help America Vote Act, requires.
We know this because hundreds of felons, both those still in prison and those who haven’t had their rights restored, are still on Minnesota’s SVRS. We know this because registrations that were submitted in 2008 had addresses that turned into empty lots. Six years after the fact, those ‘empty lot voters’ are still on the SVRS.
How likely is it that the federal government would be even slightly interested in maintaining the integrity of the SVRS’s for 50 states, especially considering how disinterested they’ve been in this since 2003?
Ellison is a race hustler on a par with Sharpton, Jackson and Michael-Eric Dyson. His agenda is focused mostly on stirring up racial hostilities where they don’t exist.
Tags: Keith Ellison, Amy Klobuchar, Michael-Eric Dyson, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Race Hustlers, Voting Rights Act, Help America Vote Act, Democrats, Election Integrity, Photo ID, Constitutional Amendment
In an appearance on FNC’s “The Five”, captured in this video, Juan Williams passionately called Al Sharpton and Michael-Eric Dyson race hustlers and civil rights hucksters:
This op-ed is, loosely speaking, a transcript of Juan’s opening monologue. The first 3 minutes of the video are especially powerful. That’s where Juan called Michael-Eric Dyson out for not providing solutions. Here’s part of Juan’s opening monologue:
Two of the worst: civil rights activist and MSNBC host Al Sharpton and Georgetown University Professor Michael Eric Dyson. Their goal: demonize white people, especially conservatives like Bill O’Reilly, so they don’t have to deal with the real problems that continue to plague the black community. Making an older, conservative white guy like O’Reilly a boogie man is easy for these hustlers.
But do they ever confront the real problems and threats in the minority community? No. High murder rates? How about that? What about high dropout rates? What about the breakdown of the family?
After Juan’s opening monologue, Dana Perino noted that Juan didn’t read the monologue off a teleprompter, that he spoke it from the heart. She then said that Juan’s opening monologue might’ve been the most impressive monologue in “The Five’s” history. I wouldn’t disagree with that, though I’d highlight the fact that all 15 minutes of the video are must-see video. During another exchange with Dana Perino, Juan highlighted something important. Starting at the 4:40 mark, here’s what Juan said:
DANA PERINO: What is the most important thing we could address the problem?
JUAN WILLIAMS: For me, it’s education. I grew up as a poor kid. If it wasn’t for education, I wouldn’t be anywhere so, in other words, I had a tiger mom and a black tiger mom who said “you’re gonna get good grades, you’re going to stay in school, you’re gonna work and, not only that, you’re going to achieve. You’re not just going to hang in there. You’re going to achieve.
I applauded Juan for saying that when I watched that monologue live. I’m applauding him again while I’m watching the video this morning. Juan didn’t stop there:
JUAN WILLIAMS: So if we’re serious about this, we go about taking on the unions, going at school reform, going at charter schools, going at vouchers. That’s why people say ‘Well, they provide a lot of jobs.’ You know what, unless you’re educating kids, unless you’re loving kids, you’re not doing anything. You’re not helping.
That’s powerful because a black liberal is talking about taking on the teachers unions, promoting school reform, charter schools and vouchers as solutions to black poverty. That’s something you won’t hear from Michael-Eric Dyson or Al Sharpton. I give Juan credit for writing this great op-ed because it’s part of the solution:
Here is the track record for that solution as I wrote about it in my book, “ENOUGH: The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America–and What We Can Do About It.” “The poverty rate for any black man or woman who follows that formula is a mere 6.4 percent…in other words by meeting those basic requirements black American can cut their chances of being poor by two-thirds…even white American families have a higher poverty rate than black people who finished high school, got married, had children after 21 and worked for at least one week a year.”
The key for black women is also in the formula – do not have a baby outside of a strong marriage. Over a third [35 percent] of the black women who have children out of wedlock – now tragically more than 70 percent – live in poverty.
By comparison, only 17 percent of black women who are married live in poverty. And black children with both parents at home have a better chance for success, fewer dealings with the police, higher graduation rates and are more likely to marry before they have children.
Marriage and the presence of adults as role models and loving disciplinarians is absolutely critical helping young black men build the self-esteem that puts them in position to make good decisions that lead to the road to success.
While Juan repeats many of the Democrats’ talking points, these statements definitely don’t mimic Al Sharpton or Michael-Eric Dyson or Julian Bond or other race hucksters. These are time-tested solutions.
There’s another important lesson that needs to be learned from this discussion. While Sharpton’s, Dyson’s and Jesse Jackson’s statements are incendiary and counterproductive, Republicans aren’t without blame, either. Republican politicians should make frequent visits into the minority communities. While they’re there, they should follow a specific pattern.
First, Republican politicians should introduce themselves, then start listening. People that listen signal to the talker that what they’re saying is important. I coined a phrase years ago about that: “The fastest way to confer dignity on people is by listening intently because it sends the message that what they’re saying is important.”
When they hear something that approaches common ground, they should highlight that and express the fact that they’re willing, even eager, to work with minorities on improving their lives.
In the end, this isn’t a political issue. It’s a moral issue. I’m no fan of NCLB but I agree with President Bush’s statement that we need to end “the soft bigotry of low expectations.” That’s what Juan passionately and eloquently spoke about. It’s what Michael-Eric Dyson, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson won’t talk about. It’s what Republicans should do a better job of prioritizing.
In the end, that’s the ultimate solution.
Yesterday, Al Sharpton said that he hopes continued pressure on the DOJ would force them to file a civil rights case against George Zimmerman:
Sharpton has said he hopes continued public pressure will force the Justice Department to bring a civil rights case against Zimmerman.
That isn’t surprising. Sharpton’s been a hustler and liar for decades. He’s most famous for the Tawana Brawley fiasco. Since the verdict, he’s a) advocated for ignoring Florida’s manslaughter, b) brushed aside the fact that proof doesn’t exist that George Zimmerman acted with racial malice and c) insisted that Eric Holder ignore federal hate crimes laws.
From the start, the media, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson and the special prosecutors who tried the case have tried painting Trayvon Martin as a cherub-faced 12-year-old boy. They’ve omitted the parts about how he was prone to violence, that he was 4 inches taller than George Zimmerman and that the items he bought at the neighborhood store are ingredients to a drink that causes paranoia and fits of violence.
This video by Bill Whittle highlights the things Al Sharpton and the prosecutors didn’t and won’t tell people:
Setting those things aside, justice can’t be achieved through mob rule, which is what Sharpton specializes in. Sharpton also specializes in omitting key truths if they interfere with his storyline. That isn’t just speculation. Here’s what he omitted during the Tawana Brawley fiasco:
Much of the grand jury evidence pointed to a possible motive for Brawley’s falsifying the incident: trying to avoid violent punishment from her mother and her stepfather Ralph King. Witnesses testified that Glenda Brawley had previously beaten her daughter for running away and for spending nights with boys. King had a history of violence that included stabbing his first wife 14 times, later shooting and killing her. There was considerable evidence that King could and would violently attack Brawley: when Brawley had been arrested on a shoplifting charge the previous May, King attempted to beat her for the offense while at the police station. Witnesses have also described King as having talked about his stepdaughter in a sexualized manner. On the day of her alleged disappearance, Brawley had skipped school to visit boyfriend Todd Buxton, who was serving a six-month jail sentence. When Buxton’s mother (with whom she had visited Buxton in jail) urged her to get home before she got in trouble, Brawley told her, “I’m already in trouble.” She described how angry Ralph King was over a previous incident of her staying out late.
There was evidence that Brawley’s mother and King participated knowingly in the hoax. Neighbors told the grand jury that in February they overheard Glenda Brawley saying to Mr. King, “You shouldn’t have took the money because after it all comes out, they’re going to find out the truth.” Another neighbor heard Mrs. Brawley say, “They know we’re lying and they’re going to find out and come and get us.”
Ultimately, the man Sharpton accused of raping Ms. Brawley filed a defamation lawsuit against Sharpton. Here’s that lawsuit’s outcome:
In 1998, Pagones was awarded $345,000 (he sought $395 million) through a lawsuit for defamation of character that he had brought against Sharpton, Maddox and Mason. The jury found Sharpton liable for making seven defamatory statements about Pagones, Maddox for two and Mason for one.
Now Sharpton has a semi-national TV audience (He’s got a show on MSNBC) from which to spew his hatred and lies. Sharpton’s platform is different but his lies and omissions remain consistent.
In any other administration, I’d say I’d be surprised to see the DOJ file charges against Zimmerman. With the Obama/Holder DOJ, I’d be upset but not surprised if they filed charges against George Zimmerman. The facts and the law just don’t support the prosecution of George Zimmerman.
Then again, the facts and the law haven’t stopped Al Sharpton, President Obama or Eric Holder in the past.
While trying his best to put out the fire caused by his tweet calling Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, Rep. Winkler’s attempt at damage control is pathetic at best. Based on his quote in this article, Rep. Ryan Winkler doesn’t think people should judge him by words he said were made in haste:
Asked if he believes his use of the term on social media will hurt his future political career, he said: “I don’t know. I hope people judge people on the merits of what they do in public office and not on the firestorm of a term that is used hastily but with no malintent.”
The thing is that most of Rep. Winkler’s statements are flippant, spur-of-the-moment comments. Few of his statements are thoroughly thought through. Few of his statements are taken seriously in terms of policy. That type of statement is part of his hit-and-run tactics of communicating. (Some might say he’s better at agitating than at communicating.)
Still, that isn’t the most cringe-worthy statement in the article. This is:
Winkler, who had been considering a bid for secretary of state, has called off his plans. He said it was a decision he made before “Uncle Thomas” started trending on Twitter and making headlines around the country, although not one he had voiced publicly.
I can smell the stench from that BS in St. Cloud, which is amazing considering it was made in St. Louis Park, more than 50 miles away.
The reality is that Rep. Winkler’s tweet ended Rep. Winkler’s bid for higher office in the future. I don’t think Rep. Winkler hates minorities, though I agree with much of what Michelle Malkin wrote in this article:
This Ivy League-trained public official and attorney relied on smug bigotry to make his case against a Supreme Court justice who happens to be black. “Uncle Thomas” wasn’t a typo. Denigration was the goal, not an accident. It was a knowing, deliberate smear.
While I don’t think Rep. Winkler hates people of color, I think he’s been exposed as a less-than-serious politician who lives by the code ready — fire — aim.
Rep. Winkler can now join Tarryl Clark in living in anonymity after supposedly being the DFL’s rising star.
Ed has a great post up about MSNBC’s racist behavior. Here’s part of Ed’s commentary:
Why did they just happen to block all of these speakers? Obviously, it’s not a coincidence. They’re afraid of two outcomes by showing these speakers, the first of which is the exposure of the intellectual vapidity of their repeated accusations of raaaaaaaaaaaacism. The second is the possibility of acknowledging that conservatism appeals to a broad, diverse section of the electorate, which might encourage more people of color to consider its policies, especially with the powerful personal stories told by Mia Love and Ted Cruz. Instead of dealing with that reality, MSNBC chose to deliberately misinform their
15 1412 viewers. Fortunately, the MSNBC lineup (with the apparent acquiescence of Comcast) is so busy marginalizing themselves that it really doesn’t matter any more.
Ed’s point that MSNBC might be frightened of the thought that “conservatism appeals to a broad, diverse section of the electorate” is worth closer examination.
This past June, I attended the RightOnline conference, where I had a fantastic time. At the Saturday night banquet, I joined Gateway Pundit’s Jim Hoft at a table that included at least 5-6 women, including several women of color.
The point is that the TEA Party movement has appealed to Americans from a wide array of backgrounds. This isn’t Ronald Reagan’s Republican Party, though there’s no doubt that he’d approve of it.
This is this generation’s conservative movement, a movement represented by TEA Party favorites like Michelle Malkin, Mia Love, Susana Martinez, Scott Walker, Paul Ryan, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin.
The racist myth that MSNBC is peddling was discredited before most people read their morning papers. Their dishonesty was that blatant.
The last week, Chris Matthews has repeatedly accused Republicans of being racists. Newt Gingrich and Reince Priebus laughed at Matthews while he vented.
It’s in this context that this news must be viewed:
MSNBC wants you to think the Republican Party hates minorities. So much so that the liberal news network cut minority speeches from it’s convention coverage.
When popular Tea Party candidate Ted Cruz, the GOP nominee for Senate, took the stage, MSNBC cut away from the Republican National Convention and the Hispanic Republican from Texas’ speech.
MSNBC stayed on commercial through former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis’ speech, as well. Davis, who recently became a Republican, is black.
Then, when Puerto Rican Governor Luis Fortuno’s wife Luce’ Vela Fortuño took the stage minutes later, MSNBC hosts Rachel Maddow and Chris Matthews opted to talk over the First Lady’s speech.
And Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval? Noticeably missing from MSNBC, too.
Mia Love, a black candidate for Congress in Utah, was also ignored by MSNBC.
In conventions past, liberal commentators on CNN, CBS, ABC and NBC commented about how the delegates at the Republican National Convention “didn’t look like America.” Based on shots of the convention floor, these delegates definitely look like America.
MSNBC isn’t about journalism. It isn’t about giving Americans accurate information. It’s all about sabotaging Republicans to keep President Obama in office.
Little Chrissie Matthews is a disgusting person. He’s arrogant, ignorant and insufferable. If MSNBC didn’t exist, they’d have to create it so he’d have a job.
Jeff Poor’s article has more about MSNBC’s disgusting behavior:
In lieu of airing speeches from former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis, a black American; Mia Love, a black candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives from Utah; and Texas senatorial hopeful Ted Cruz, a Latino American, MSNBC opted to show commentary anchored by Rachel Maddow from Rev. Al Sharpton, Ed Schultz, Chris Matthews, Chris Hayes and Steve Schmidt.
MSNBC’s commentary is either proof that they’re willing liars or that they’re exceptionally lazy journalists. Their commentary has nothing to do with reality.
Democrats talk like they’re the most compassionate people in the history of mankind. This article is proof that they aren’t the compassionate people they portray themselves as:
On Sunday, Ellen Barkin expressed her hope that Tropical Storm Isaac would smash up the Republican National Convention in Tampa and drown all its delegates.
She retweeted the message of one of her followers that read: “C’mon #Isaac! Wash every pro-life, anti-education, anti-woman, xenophobic, gay-bashing, racist SOB right into the ocean! #RNC” Barkin did not express any disagreement in her retweet.
Ms. Barkin is a disgusting hateful woman. What’s most disgusting is the fact that her accusations aren’t close to being accurate. They’re fictional. They’re chanting points that the DNC published 20 years ago.
What is it about Hollywood types thinking of themselves as being worthy of judging others? James Earl Jones, Harry Belafonte, Danny Glover and others have made disgusting, hate-filled, statements over the past 4 years. Had a Republican made their statements, the media would’ve demanded that the GOP cease to exist.
When this collection of bigots, has-beens and haters make the disgusting remarks that they’ve made, the press just shrugs their statements off. It’s time for the press to start criticizing these haters.
It doesn’t matter whether they’re role models or public figures that people look up to. They’re haters. People should reflexively ridicule haters wherever they’re found. PERIOD.
Ms. Barkin, you’re a disgusting human being. Step out of the public eye so we don’t have to tolerate your disgusting accusations.
There’s no question that Eric Holder wasn’t the US Attorney General when thugs from the NBPP threatened voters, including legendary civil rights attorney Bartle Bull. He wasn’t the US Attorney General when the DOJ won the civil case against the NBPP. What’s indisputable, though, is that Holder was the US Attorney General whose DOJ dropped the case after a previous DOJ team of attorneys had won the case.
New evidence has surfaced showing a high-ranking DOJ official, Thomas Perez, lied under oath. This scandal is about to get major national press thanks to this video:
First, let’s review what’s known. Judicial Watch filed a FOIA request, which led to Judge Reggie Walton’s ruling. Here’s the vital part of Judge Walton’s ruling:
Judicial Watch…has obtained documents from the Obama [DOJ] that provide new evidence that top political appointees at the DOJ were intimately involved in the decision to dismiss the voter intimidation case against the New Black Panther Party for Self Defense (NBPP). These new documents, which include internal DOJ email correspondence, directly contradict sworn testimony by Thomas Perez, Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division, who testified before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights that no political leadership was involved in the decision…The new documents include a series of emails between two political appointees: former Democratic election lawyer and current Deputy Associate Attorney General Sam Hirsch and Associate Attorney General Thomas Perrelli.
Here’s one of the emails disclosed by the DOJ:
For example, in one April 30, 2009, email from Hirsch to Perrelli, with the subject title “Fw: New Black Panther Party Update,” Hirsch writes:
I need to discuss this with you tomorrow morning. I’ll send you another email on this shortly.
If you want to discuss it this evening, please let me know which number to call and when.
This entire administration must go, starting with Eric Holder. That means prosecuting him for politically undermining a case involving a voting rights violations.
That includes criminal prosecution of Gen. Holder and President Obama’s political appointees. President Obama’s political appointees undermined the American system of justice through acts of political sabotage that helped their political allies. That’s corruption of the worst kind.
The indictment against this administration keeps getting longer. What’s worse for this administration is that it keeps revealing more corruption and economic ineptitude.
If there’s anything that’s undeniable, it’s that Hilary Shelton isn’t even loosely tethered to reality. He’s a liar through and through. He spent the better part of 6 minutes telling Bill O’Reilly that Mitt Romney didn’t say what O’Reilly played video of Mitt Romney saying. This video tells the tale:
Goldie Taylor is either the biggest liar not named Hilary Shelton or she’s a blithering idiot. Here’s what she said on MSNBC:
TAYLOR: He might’ve walked into the room and talked about how we fix basic public education, which we know disrupts poverty.
O’Reilly dismantled her argument seconds later when he played a portion of Mitt Romney’s speech where he talked specifically about education:
ROMNEY: I will give the parents of every low income and special needs student the choice of where their child goes to school. For the first time in history, if I’m president, federal education funds will be attached to a student so that every parent can send their children to the public or charter school they choose.
That’s exceptionally straightforward. There’s no ambiguity in Mitt’s statement. Except that Mr. Shelton didn’t hear things so clearly:
SHELTON: He did not talk about what he would do to improve public education.
O’REILLY: That’s not true. He absolutely said what he would do.
SHELTON: He talked about absolutely bailing out of the public education system.
O’REILLY: He said he’d open it up to competition.
SHELTON: That isn’t competition…He said that all the money would go into this new system and bail out of the public education system. That is not competition.
Later Shelton made this outrageous comment:
He didn’t say he’d provide for more than one option. He said that the money would follow the child. We know what that means. That’s code for vouchers.
Let’s stipulate that having the money follow the child would include vouchers. Let’s further stipulate that a good education frequently disrupts a family’s poverty cycle. Finally, let’s stipulate that there isn’t a single ‘silver bullet’ fix to education.
That said, introducing competition into the learning process is a great way to guarantee parents having at least 1 viable option.
As offensive as those statements were, the worst statements Mr. Shelton made came when he talked about the NAACP being a nonpartisan organization. That’s total BS. Remeber this disgusting NAACP ad?
Renee Mullins: I’m Renee Mullins. My father was James Byrd, Jr. I still have nightmares thinking about him, the day three men chained him behind their pickup truck and dragged him three miles over pavement.
I can see skin being torn away from his body.
I can hear him gasping for air.
I can feel the tears in his eyes, the struggle of his brain as images of his life painfully bang through his head as the links of a heavy chain clinched around his ankles dragging him bump by bump until he was decapitated. [pause]
On June 7, 1998 this happened to my father, all because he was black. I went to Governor George W. Bush and begged him to help pass a hate crimes bill.
He just told me no.
I’m doing this commercial to ask you to call Governor Bush at 512-X and tell him to introduce a hate crimes bill in Texas.
Let him know that our community won’t be dragged down by hate crimes.
Male Voice: Funded by Americans for Equality, a project of the NAACP National Voter Fund.
That’s the most vicious, hyperpartisan ad I’ve ever seen. The NAACP should have their tax exempt status revoked outright.
This wasn’t a good day for the Obama campaign. First, Stephanie Cutter accused Mitt Romney of being a felon. Next, you had Goldie Taylor say that Mitt Romney’s appearance at the NAACP gathering was intended to relive Nixon’s Solid South stategy. Finally, Hilary Shelton made 1 truthful answer in his interview with Bill O’Reilly.
The candidate who had the Midas Touch in 2008 can’t do anything right this time. He looks discombobulated. He’s jumped the shark multiple times. He’s losing independents.
This isn’t a finely tuned re-election team. They’re a bunch of clutzes tripping over their own feet. They’re the gang who can’t walk and chew gum at the same time.
At this rate, there’s no guarantee they’ll be able to do either by the time Election Day arrives.