NAACP: Nonpartisan Branch of the Democratic Party
By Andrew L. Jaffee, July 16, 2004
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NAACP Chairman Julian Bond claims his organization is “nonpartisan” while at the same time using vitriolic rhetoric to attack the Bush administration. Why would President Bush wish to speak before the NAACP after the way in which they’ve treated him? Some claim Bush should swallow his pride and speak before the group in the interest of “outreach.” I would argue that Bush has already engaged in more outreach than any other administration in U.S. history:
2001: President George W. Bush appoints:
But, speaking of history, let’s take a look at the NAACP’s track record towards our president. During the 2000 election,
…the NAACP spent $2 million to air a commercial that all but accused Bush of chaining a black man to the back of a pickup truck and dragging him to death. The connection: The governor had failed to support a specific hate-crimes bill in Texas (though he has expressed support for other hate-crimes legislation). Never mind that the perpetrators were swiftly and harshly punished, with two of the three killers scheduled for death and the third garnering a life sentence.
At the NAACP’s 2001 national convention, Chairman Julian Bond
…said President Bush had reached into "the Taliban wing of American politics" to fill some of the top positions in his administration.
Sunday night, Bond charged the Republican Party of
…playing the race card in election after election.
Bond claimed that Republicans pander
…to the dark underside of American culture, to the minority of Americans who reject democracy and equality. They preach neutrality and practice racial division.
THEY’VE HAD A COLLECTION OF BLACK HUSTLERS AND YES MEN ON THEIR PAYROLLS FOR MORE THAN TWENTY YEARS, PROMOTING THEM AS THE NEW GENERATION OF BLACK LEADERS.
I thought the NAACP was supposed to fight racism. But according to them, if you don’t tow the party line, you’re a hustler. What arrogance. The NAACP doesn’t want African-Americans to think for themselves. Bush was right to snub this group. I’m sure he’ll get a much better reception when he speaks before the Urban League in Detroit.