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- 07-13-2010, 04:13 PM #1
NAACP Poised to Vote Resolution Calling Tea Party 'Racist'
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/07 ... ted-naacp/
NAACP Poised to Vote on Resolution Calling Tea Party 'Racist'
Published July 13, 2010
The NAACP is poised to vote Tuesday on a resolution to condemn the Tea Party movement as racist, despite claims from Tea Partiers that the measure is just a political ploy.
The nation's leading civil rights groups was taking up the language at its annual convention in Kansas City. The resolution was expected to say the NAACP would "repudiate the racism of the Tea Parties" and stand against the movement's attempt to "push our country back to the pre-civil rights era."
But the nearby St. Louis Tea Party had an all-hands-on-deck response to the NAACP's plan. The group has drafted a resolution of its own condemning the civil rights group for reducing itself to a "bigoted" and "partisan attack dog organization."
In a matter of hours, the St. Louis group fired off to the NAACP the statement demanding the organization withdraw its "bigoted, false and inflammatory" resolution. The missive accused the NAACP of resorting to political tactics and urged the IRS to reconsider whether it can continue to qualify for tax-exempt status.
Tea Party organizers routinely defend themselves against charges of racism, disavowing racially charged signs that appear in their protest crowds and provide fodder for Tea Party critics. The NAACP resolution, first reported by the Kansas City Star, was expected to make reference to an incident in March when Tea Party protesters allegedly hurled racial epithets at black lawmakers on Capitol Hill ahead of a health care vote. Tea Party members afterward challenged that account and no evidence was produced to show any racist attacks.
St. Louis Tea Party organizer Bill Hennessy wrote on the group's website Tuesday that the Tea Party stands for smaller government and fiscal responsibility, and accused the NAACP of abandoning black America.
"When you look at the crime and poverty and family breakdown of the African-American community ... you see a half-century of failure by the NAACP," he wrote. "None of those persistent problems was caused by the Tea Party movement, yet the principles of the Tea Party are exactly what's needed to wind down the multi-generational destruction in the African-American community.
"The NAACP was once a vital weapon in the war against segregation and oppression. All that's left is a bigoted and malicious shell that does far more harm than good for people who need a break," he wrote.
Fellow St. Louis Tea Party organizer Dana Loesch accused the NAACP of morphing into a political organization.
"They no longer prioritize civil rights," she told Fox News.
- 07-13-2010, 04:34 PM #2
This is the funniest thing I've ever heard! A racist organization calling another organization racist! NAACP leaders are stuck on stupid!...I call on you in the name of Liberty, of patriotism & everything dear to the American character, to come to our aid...
William Barret Travis
Letter From The Alamo Feb 24, 1836
- 07-13-2010, 04:47 PM #3
They have played the race/victim card so many times reality escapes them.I'm old with many opinions few solutions.
- 07-13-2010, 04:48 PM #4
So they pass a resolution Now what? This country always has racist elements in it anyway on both sides. You can't resolution or shame a racist. Since this a$$ has been playing president, there is more division in this country than ever before. But that is his agenda. Divide us. He is pissing whites off and he knows it.
- 07-13-2010, 07:48 PM #5
Was looking at this FoxNews article online, and decided to see how many comments and what kind. Most were speaking out against it, but then there was this one that caught my eye:
The teabaggers are Raicst, Hate filled KuKluKlanners without the hoods. We have the greatet president ever, and these teabaggers are tryig to divide this nation. Bush caused all this by starting 2 wars that have nothing at all to do with protecting America. This is a call to all loyal Amercans. Support the NAACP. Support the Democrats this November. Vote. Vote often. Vote again and again and again. We have control now, let's notlose it to a bunch of whiny screaming racists. Michelle is calling on you to INCREASE YOUR INTENSITY. Lets shut down FoxNews. Let's disrupt the teabag parties. Lets fight their racist bigotry. They lost. Show them who is in charge. Don't be a slave to the white oppressors. Stand up and fight back. When we win in Nov. we will take away their guns. We will force change if need be. They can't stop us."In the beginning of a change, the Patriot is a scarce man, Brave, Hated, and Scorned. When his cause succeeds however,the timid join him, For then it costs nothing to be a Patriot."
- 07-13-2010, 09:02 PM #6
- Join Date
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the "race" card is so overplayed now a days.
i wonder how many people take it seriously when its playedKeep Fighting for What you Believe is Right. This Battle Against Illegal Immigration Starts with YOU!
- 07-13-2010, 09:18 PM #7
- Join Date
- Dec 1969
- Central PA
Ug I saw that today--how lame is that? I wonder what their declaration of 'racism' actually means, other than a whining, attention seeking action.
And what has the NAACP said about the new black panthers? Now THAT is racist!
They must be reeeeally bored too b/c they are showing their ugly 'racism-accusing' faces over near my neck of the woods too:
Rate Hike at Lemoyne Pool Concerns NAACP Leaders07/13/10 5:50 pm | reporter: Ali Lanyon posted by: Megan Healey
Lemoyne, Pa. - NAACP (web | news) leaders are concerned over the timing of a rate hike at the Lemoyne Swimming Pool.
The decision to increase prices by a few dollars each visit was made just a few days after residents reportedly made comments that minorities are causing problems at the pool.
Last week a woman reportedly said that lifeguards are afraid to discipline minorities. Another man this week reportedly told borough leaders that people from outside the borough were creating a very unpleasant atmosphere. He was also quoted in the Patriot News as saying that borough officials should raise rates if they want to keep the "criminal element" out. ABC 27 Talkback:
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"If they're raising the prices of the pool because they need the money, that's one thing," said NAACP President Stan Lawson. "But if they're raising the prices of the pool to keep minorities out, that's another."
But borough leaders insist the decision was made to combat overcrowding and to encourage people to use other nearby pools. They said they had no idea just how popular their pool would become.
"When you have a limited supply and an overwhelming demand one way to try to reduce that is to increase prices," said Borough Manager Robert Ilhein.
Borough Council President John Judson called the residents' choice of words "poor" but said he was "delighted" they came forward with safety concerns.
He said police will increase patrols around the pool.
"If there is any evidence of racial profiling by an employee they will be dismissed," Judson said. "We have zero tolerance for that."
Lawson said he plans to ask the state's Human Relations Commission to investigate.
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- 07-14-2010, 12:42 AM #8
What is so foolish about this claim by the NAACP, about the pool prices being raised, is that it also affects poor white people too....not just black people can be poor you know NAACP! :roll:
Maybe movie theaters should come under scrutiny because they now charge so much, and it keeps out poor minorities (also keeps out the poor whites, I should know have not been inside a theater in about 10 years), scrutinize zoo's, they charge an arm and a leg. Really....
I hope, along with National Council of the Race, that the NAACP goes down in flames, and is never heard from again. This nation does not need national councils to promote their own brand of payback racism."In the beginning of a change, the Patriot is a scarce man, Brave, Hated, and Scorned. When his cause succeeds however,the timid join him, For then it costs nothing to be a Patriot."
- 07-14-2010, 12:46 AM #9
Never have I seen such division and anger by so many people. Something is seriously wrong with this picture.We have immigration laws that just need to be enforced.
- 07-14-2010, 01:15 AM #10
I dont understand where they are coming from with this. There are Americans of all skin colors at the Tea Partys! :lol:It's immoral to vote for any candidate who is not going to uphold the fundamental tenets of our Constitution ~ Chuck Baldwin