The head of the nation's largest and oldest civil rights organization, fearing a loss of momentum since the 2008 election, plans to use the group's annual convention to get people "off the couch" and re-energized to fight back against a tea party movement that opposes much of President Barack Obama's agenda.Let's see, what will we have at the NAACP convention? Prediction: More race-baiting from demagogues like Julian Bond, the Rev. Jesse Jackass and the phony Rev. Al Sharpton. Will the Tea Party be called "the Taliban wing" of the Republican Party, as Bond once said? I'm sure these sanctimonious race-baiters will even use the discredited "they called us racial slurs in DC" line, even though many of us there that day recorded evidence to prove those accusations of racism against the Tea Party were bold faced lies.
The NAACP convention, set to start Saturday, also will focus on education and the mounting jobs losses that have disproportionately affected minorities. Headliners will include First Lady Michelle Obama and the Revs. Jesse L. Jackson and Al Sharpton.
"We have to close the enthusiasm gap and remind people that the majority that existed two years ago still exists today," said Ben Jealous, president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, in a phone interview.
Since the presidential election, the tea party has emerged, espousing a political philosophy of less government, a free market, lower taxes, individual rights and political activism.
To Jealous, the movement is pushing the country backward. He said that when people "get hit in the pocketbook, they start looking for scapegoats, and they start tearing the country apart." What is crucial, he said, is to talk about issues that unite the United States.
"The danger of the tea party is that people see them and think about periods in history when groups like them were much more powerful than they are now," he said. "And so a lot of what we spend energy doing is explaining to people what reality is, and that the reality is that the majority from 2008 still exists. It went no where but back on the couch, and our biggest challenge is to get it back off the couch and back to the streets and back on the battlefield."
Will they defend people like King Shabazz, who was videotaped saying how much he hates white people and wants to "kill crackers?" At the same time, the NAACP looks at brave Americans like Kenneth Gladney as 3/5ths of a man. Because Gladney doesn't toe the liberal line, he's lost his melanin, and isn't black enough--an "Uncle Tom," as the Missouri NAACP mouthpiece called him.
Never mind that the NAACP has taken up for dog fighter Michael Vick, and the phony rape victim in the Duke LaCrosse rape case. Why? Their skin color.
The NAACP can no longer be counted to promote the advancement of colored people, only using fear mongering and racial politics in their efforts to advance them onto the Democrat liberal plantation.