NAACP Looks for Relevance In Wrong Place…Race

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    by Herman Cain
    What!

    My reaction to the idea of the NAACP declaring the citizen movement known as the Tea Party as racist is ridiculous. I am Black. I have spoken at over twenty rallies and conferences. I have talked directly with hundreds of tea party activists, and have received hundreds of calls from activists to my nightly radio show. Tea Party people are patriots, who want the federal government to stop the spending, stop the legislative abuse, stop the tax increases and start adhering to the Constitution.

    It is unfortunate that a once relevant and impactful organization is looking for relevance in the wrong place, namely, race. It should be about unity instead of divisiveness.

    I have been called a sell-out, an Uncle Tom and shameless because I disagree with this President’s policies. Those who are calling me those names have probably never been to a Tea Party event, and I doubt officials of the NAACP have attended an event either. Those that would like to join the name calling parade should save themselves some time. In my grandfather’s vernacular, “I does not care!”

    read it all here and comments.
    NAACP Looks for Relevance In Wrong Place…Race - Big Government
     
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    Politics: Tancredo's racist Tea Party.

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    Tom Tancredo's recent speech at the first National Tea Party Convention in Nashville, Tennessee, has created a media firestorm because of an ugly racist tone.

    Tancredo, no stranger to controversy or the charge of racism, met with mixed reviews from fellow Tea Partiers after his disturbing remarks. The episode marks a rift within the Tea Party movement itself: a battle for the very identity of what it means to be a member of the nebulous Tea Party movement.

    Former Representative Tom Tancredo, a Republican from Colorado, told about 600 convention goers in the Nashville ballroom that in the 2008 election President Barack Obama was elected because of "people who could not even spell the word 'vote' or say it in English.'"

    Expressing his disappointment that America "put a committed socialist ideologue in the White House ... Barack Hussein Obama." Tancredo went on to suggest that a literacy test be implemented to prevent electoral outcomes in the future.

    Suggesting a literacy test is nothing short of calling for a return to Jim Crow laws. Under Jim Crow laws literacy tests were used to prevent blacks from voting during segregation. They were banned by the Voting Rights Act in 1964.

    Tancredo blamed the election of Obama on "the cult of multiculturalism." Such remarks are code to rally the racists. Calling for a literacy test, complaining about those not speaking English, lamenting our multi-cultural society, are part and parcel of a well established racist code. Tancredo's remarks are like blowing a dog whistle, calling all racists.

    Make no mistake, not all Tea Partiers are racist. Nevertheless, the Tea Party movement continues to be saddled with this racist baggage. As long as the Tea Party movement continues to offer a platform for racists like Tancredo, the party will never gain the mainstream acceptance it craves.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRJ2UmyHhxI]YouTube - Think Progress - Teaparty Racism video[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S38VioxnBaI]YouTube - TEA PARTY RACISM: What The Media Won't Show You About Teabagger Racism[/ame]
     
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    whooboy, I ran across something about the THINKPROGESS video they HAD up.

    some of it was from some events from years ago that they doctored up.

    I'll go see if I can find it.

    As if thinkprogress is any type of site to take seriously to begin with.:lol:
     
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    lots of links in this.

    Think Progress Caught Using Three Year Old Film, Liberal Plants to Smear Tea Party as Racist
    Thursday, July 15, 2010 | Kristinn

    Posted on Thursday, July 15, 2010 11:11:21 AM by kristinn

    The leftist group Think Progress has taken down and edited a video smearing the Tea Party movement as racist after being caught using three year old footage. The group kept in footage and images of leftist provacateurs who were caught infiltrating Tea Party rallies with racist messages.

    Think Progress originally released a 53 second YouTube video yesterday entitled "Tea Party Racism". That video is now blocked and was replaced this morning with an edited version that runs 50 seconds.

    Taken out was two short clips of a white man yelling, "Go home wetbacks." That footage turned out to have been posted to YouTube on September 4, 2006.

    Also in the video is a still image of a sign that says, "White People Are Pissed." That sign was carried by a leftist infiltrator at the April 2010 Tea Party Express rally in Boston that featured Sarah Palin.



    The man in the photo below was run out of a rally by Tea Party activists for wearing Nazi patches on his clothing.


    the pictures and rest at
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    WHY did the tea party have Tom Tancredo, a racist and xenophobe, speak at other rallies AFTER he delivered his racist speech to kick off their first 'convention' ???

    And a blogger at Free Republic named kristinn is a reliable source?

    Free Republic (FR), which identifies itself as "an online gathering place for independent, grass-roots conservatism on the web," is a "non-commercial, limited liability company founded and operated by Jim Robinson, a private citizen of Fresno California." Free Republic's Kristinn Taylor coordinates and serves as a press contact for the pro-war lobby groups Gathering of Eagles and Move America Forward.

    Move America Forward
    (MAF), part of a pro-war lobby, is headed by California Republican activists, talk show hosts and staff members of the public relations firm Russo Marsh & Rogers, which has strong ties to the Republican Party



    Hate Groups and Nativist Extremists Crashing ‘Tea Parties’

    At the white supremacist website, Stormfront, for example, people have posted comments urging their fellow racists to attend tea parties and try to recruit new members to their cause.

    “Don’t go there [Tea Parties] with flags and uniforms, and don’t try to preach the truth,” advised one Stormfront writer. “Go in civil, meet people with whom we might do things later, and try to get into the organising [sic] circles.” Another writer said in response that white supremacists shouldn’t “fail to push to envelope” but cautioned them to “dress inconspicuously.”

    Meanwhile, the Council of Conservative Citizens (CCC) is urging its members to attend tea parties. The CCC is the successor to the White Citizens Councils that opposed desegregation in the South in the 1950s and 1960s. It is a white supremacist group that opposes non-white immigration and affirmative action, while supporting the display of the Confederate battle flag.

    The nativist movement also has a presence at the tea parties. William Gheen, the founder of Americans for Legal Immigration PAC, or ALIPAC, E-mailed “allied leaders” urging them to join a coalition of his and other anti-immigration groups in attending tea parties. “The vast majority of attendees to these events are with us on immigration enforcement,” he wrote. Among the other groups that Gheen identified as being in the coalition are the San Diego Minutemen, the hate group Save Our State, and Voice of the People USA.
     
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    Bet they didn't read the book "Uncle Tom's Cabin" either. He helped slaves get away from their masters.
     
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    I know people will say this makes me racist, but I'm all for requiring a test before letting people register to vote. Not anything complicated, but if they don't know the 3 branches of our government and the name of the current president and vice president, they shouldn't be voting. I also think they should have to prove citizenship before being registered to vote and before being able to run for office. And I am all for picture ID at the voting polls.
     
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    Must we play this game again? How many "hate groups" support the Dems? Puhleez. Jerry Jackson. Black Panther, was re-elected as a Dem comittee person AFTER the incident in Philly.

    Oh and anti-illegal immigration people are called "Americans" not tea partiers.
     
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    Just to keep you all informed about thinkprogess, this isn't the first time they have been caught in something shady.

    the first one was they claimed they had an insider in high places that said I think It was Dick Cheney was going to be ARRESTED in the next twenty four hours.

    even now the lefty site Duunderground questions if this means things are be done in 24hrs referring to the joke that was played on them by thinkprogress.

    you all can make up your own mind, my work is done.

    I'm sorry to see this thread was HIJACKED from the article by Herman Cain, a man and writer I admire. but I couldn't let this thinkprogess bullcrap go that was posted in an attempt to hijack the thread.
     
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    The term "racist" is being watered down alot lately.
    Its really getting old.

    These liberal progressive idiots need to go look in the mirror and take serious inventory of their mental faculties.

    I was watching a PBS documentary about WWII and the fact that a Democrat president allowed the internment of thousands of Americans of Japenese descent and allowed a segrigated military to thrive was disturbing to me. (Lets not forget about the Germans and Italians as well)
    Why is'nt FDR berated like all the supposed racists in the GOP?

    One more thing to add.... Those people in the documentary that were interned still loved their nation and knew that it was a wonderful place to live, and were thankful for being able to prove their allegiance by serving anyways.... that was eye opening, and very telling of their determination to not be held down. The same went for the black Americans that were interviewed.... They love this country and were'nt whining about it.

    With that being said,

    I wish it didnt happen that way, but we cant go back and change it... it happened.... lets move on and stop trying to devide us because of our skin color.

    MLK would be so discipointed (thats just my opinion)
     

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