NAACP should have left the tea party alone

There are about 100,000 excellent causes the NAACP could take up right now— countless crusades that would elevate people of color, strengthen human rights and weaken discrimination. Launching a broadside against the Tea Party isn’t one of them.

I am disappointed that Ben Jealous insisted on forging ahead with a campaign against the Tea Party. It will backfire badly. The WaPo’s Dana Milbank outlines some of the more inflammatory rhetoric that NAACP officials used in a conference call yesterday:

The Rev. William Barber, president of the North Carolina NAACP chapter, used his time on the conference call to liken the Tea Partyers to southern racists during Reconstruction and church bombers and assassins during the civil rights era.

“We have to have particular concern about supremacy attitudes, violence, hate language, particularly when it’s rooted in notions of restoring or taking back or redeeming the country,” Barber said. “Because, in the American social-historical-political psyche, we have historical markers that tell us how dangerous this is to be given legitimacy.”

For instance:

“We know in 1867 when the Ku Klux Klan, for instance, laid out its political purposes, it was about restoring and re-enfranchising, if you will.”

“And then when you go to the Reconstruction Era, you find this same attempt to spew this division, this hate language out…. ‘We need to restore America. We need to take it back.’”

Barber moved on to 1963. “When George Wallace used this language and themes of division, very vitriolic hate language,” Barber said, “Medgar Evers was killed in June of that year… We had the bombing of a church, four girls were killed at Sunday school and then we had a president assassinated.”

Oh, for heaven’s sake. I remember the church bombings of 1963. I remember George Wallace. And I tell you that these times are nothing like those. Barber is guilty of doing the very things that so many tea party activists do — making such exaggerated claims that they hold absolutely no credibility. Obama is a Nazi? That’s crazy. Tea partiers are like Birmingham church bombers? That’s crazy, too.

Here is my prediction: Tea party supporters will use the NAACP’s report to claim that the organization painted all tea partiers — and all Obama critics — as racists. And the tea party will win the cage match.

479 comments Add your comment

Bob

October 21st, 2010
7:42 am

Why, they needed something to get their name in the news.

Peadawg

October 21st, 2010
7:46 am

It seems like they don’t have anything else better to do. NAACP should left a long time ago. What’s their purpose anymore anyways? Has the NAACP done ANYTHING lately?

Tommy Maddox

October 21st, 2010
7:50 am

Just like the word ‘racist’, they have no meaning anymore.

buck@gon

October 21st, 2010
7:51 am

“Oh, for heaven’s sake. I remember the church bombings of 1963. I remember George Wallace. And I tell you that these times are nothing like those. ”

So….the title of this blog post could be:
“NAACP abandons reason and reality….”

Peadawg

October 21st, 2010
7:51 am

Tommy,

You must have missed few blogs ago. “Bigot” is the new card these days.

Joel

October 21st, 2010
7:54 am

One thing Barber forgot, all of the people/ movements he compared the Tea Party were Democrats.

Joel

October 21st, 2010
7:56 am

Barber is guilty of doing the very things that so many tea party activists do — making such exaggerated claims that they hold absolutely no credibility.

You tried, but you just could not make it through the whole article with a jab at the tea party.

hobby

October 21st, 2010
7:58 am

is “colored” another word that only blacks can use?

hobby

October 21st, 2010
7:59 am

Enter your comments here

ctucker

October 21st, 2010
8:00 am

Joel@7:56, I wasn’t trying that hard.

Joel

October 21st, 2010
8:02 am

CT, whats new.

paleo-neo-Carlinist

October 21st, 2010
8:05 am

finger pointing is finger pointing; “real” Americans vs. “illegal” Americans, red states vs. blue states, liberals vs. conservatives, paleo-Carlinists vs. neo-Carlinists; does it really warrant our attention? these spitting contests sustain the plutocracy. again, the bookie doesn’t care who wins the contest or even if the game is played fairly. he sets the line based on a “number” that will production action from both sides of the line. it’s what happens when you have a two party system. the ‘two parties” (plutocracy) benefit from the he said/she said bickering. what’s most amazing is the idea that either the NAACP or tea party is morally superior than the other. it’s yin/yang, good cop/bad cop. need any more insipid analogies?

Peadawg

October 21st, 2010
8:05 am

Joel @ 7:56, Cynthia can write a very very good article and ruin it w/ the last sentence(she’s done it many times) and just destroys the credibility of the article.

Dave from GT

October 21st, 2010
8:08 am

What is all the fuss about. This is what NAACP geezers do !!!!!!

Jesse, Al………. what have you done to improve the lot of the CP ???!!

jt

October 21st, 2010
8:11 am

Government and progressives at work. To avoid discrimination lawsuits, an employer must descriminate. Weird.

An American employer WILL have a government approved blend of races.

“Title VII of the Act, codified as Subchapter VI of Chapter 21 of 42 U.S.C. § 2000e [2] et seq., prohibits discrimination by covered employers on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin (see 42 U.S.C. § 2000e-2[30]).”

How many EEOC lawyers are in China? The NAACP should concentrate their efforts there. We have had enough of their race baiting here.

arnold

October 21st, 2010
8:11 am

Joel

October 21st, 2010
7:54 am

“One thing Barber forgot, all of the people/ movements he compared the Tea Party were Democrats.”

True. However, those Democrats have unanimously turned into Republicans. The south has switched political parties, but the members remain the same.

JKL2

October 21st, 2010
8:14 am

Almost like comparing those evil Americans who torture with rock music and embarrassing photographs to the third world dictators who chop off body parts, rape children, and push people in handcuffs off three story buildings.

paleo-neo-Carlinist

October 21st, 2010
8:14 am

Peadawg, c’mon, “credibility”? what is the value of “credibility” in an editorial screed? there is nothing to “destroy”. if you’re like me, you come to these blogs to state your case and maybe engage he other guys in a spirited virtual debate. is Christine O’Donnell “credible” when she opines about the First Amendment? was Bush “credible” when he warned of WMDs? were his sources “credible” when he tried to link Iraq to 9/11? is Obama “credible” when he pats himself on the back for “reforming” Wall Street or the healthcare industrial complex? “credibility” is a word people use to influence the thoughts and behaviors of others.

JKL2

October 21st, 2010
8:23 am

paleo- is Christine O’Donnell “credible” when she opines about the First Amendment?

Not sure how credible she is, but she was correct in saying seperation of church and state is not in there.

Van Jones

October 21st, 2010
8:25 am

Oh my, better watch out for pigs and donkeys flying while the devil builds a snowman – I agree with Ms. T.

Chasing Windmills

October 21st, 2010
8:27 am

You are soooo right. The way to win this fight is to register you base to vote and make sure they go out and do it.

Jethro

October 21st, 2010
8:27 am

The tea party will win this cage match. The NAACP has not been able to grow its message with the times. It is not so much the message that has become irrelevant. Rather, it is the way in which that message is delivered – or not delivered – that has become irrelevant. Same with the SCLC.

If an idea cannot grow, it will die. The NAACP seems intent on bringing about the death of its own message. It doesn’t have to be that way.

Mike

October 21st, 2010
8:29 am

Finally something on which I can agree with you. Not your usual liberal, left wing jibberish.

SPSU

October 21st, 2010
8:30 am

The CP in NAACP = Clueless people.

George Wallace = Democrat
Robert Byrd = Democrat

Tea Party = Not Democrat

Really, really easy concept here.

ctucker

October 21st, 2010
8:30 am

Jethro@8:27, I agree wholeheartedly.

quod erat demonstrandum

October 21st, 2010
8:30 am

The NAACP, a worthy and commendable organization, has fallen for the leftist, elitist paradigm. If it is conservative, if it doesn’t come from the DNC, if it does not match the daily talking points – denounce it. A page right out of the leftist play book.

As Saul Alinsky would have said – a group or organization should begin the task of agitating: rubbing resentments, fanning hostilities, and searching out controversy.

This the NAACP has done or I should say started.

Georgian

October 21st, 2010
8:32 am

Cynthia,

Its what the NAACP is best at, crying RACE every time something happens or a group other than a black man/woman or group wants change. If the NAACP wants to be taken seriously, they have to get their OWN RACISTS out of their group before they go attacking other groups and people that may/may not be racist.

Because the fact is, no one takes the NAACP seriously anymore. A group that should be worried about truly advancing colored people are not. They do not try to help young black men overcome and become better men, or to grow into good role models for their children later in life. They do not focus on the true issues that would truly enhance the people they so passionately defend.

Personally, I feel the NAACP is no different than the KKK. There should be no “Black History Month”, and special attention should not be made to “sucking up” to people of color. It really does them an injustice. Just imagine if years ago a national holiday or month had been created as “White History Month” or to have special occasions for certain white people that impacted America other than presidents. There would be an uproar as no other.

A nation that took God out of school, hates the Pledge, flag, and National Anthem would rather appease public opinion that do what is right. And that my friend, is the reason the United States of America is in the shape its in!

Bubba Bob

October 21st, 2010
8:32 am

I’ve had the same thoughts. This is one pot not worth stirring.

Tech Man

October 21st, 2010
8:32 am

Another great opening paragraph. Not quite up to the opening paragraph of the Newt piece, which was so well written it could be used as a beginning of a great book, but close.

The NAACP and the elitists are making the Tea Party members “victims” by falsely “piling on”.

Nice Guy

October 21st, 2010
8:35 am

Cynthia-

Good article. I’ll commend you for pointing this out, which you didn’t have to do. I’ll agree that the Tea Party has it’s own lunatic fringe, as does the NAACP. One of the underlying problems, though, is that many on the Left, not just the NAACP, have chosen the war strategy of painting the Tea Party as racists. This simply isn’t true.

Georgian

October 21st, 2010
8:37 am

Why do liberals and blacks in general proclaim CONSERVATIVES as RACISTS?

SpaceyG

October 21st, 2010
8:38 am

Trust me, I’ve talked with far too many southern *Tea Partiers.* I know their kind. Same as the old kind. Some, not most, are indeed exactly like the Birmingham bombers. Except they’ve *evolved* to a point where they’re too snively and cowardly to actually do stuff. Such as violent acts of terrorism. Trust me, if they truly felt they could get away with it, in the way the Birmingham bombers were no doubt quite comfy about, they’d do the act too.

Pull My Finger

October 21st, 2010
8:39 am

I AGREE WITH CYNTHIA TODAY!!!! YAHOO!! :)

Keep up the good fight!

October 21st, 2010
8:40 am

While I agree that not all tea partiers/republicans are racists there are elements of racists/race supremecists that have come out from under the woodwork like roaches. It is a legitimate concern that there seems to a rise immediately after the election of a non-white president. It is equally concerning that there is a tolerance of these opinions (they are entitled to their opinion, society may also say that those opinions are not acceptable) and an aire of legitimacy. No matter where racism, supremecists or intolerance comes from, whether conservatives, liberals, dems, republicans, it needs to be stopped. And it is truly shameful that anyone would try to excuse current acts by claiming past acts were by one party rather than by the people.

JKL–let’s not rewrite and spin the O’Donnell mess. She did not ask about where the precise words “separation of church and state” were, she asked a general quesition. She also acknowledges, after her debate, that the 1st amendment includes the separation of church and state.

Bruce 53

October 21st, 2010
8:41 am

Times have changed since the era’s that cynthia is talking
about. It’s about class warfare.I have had many black friends
the topic of race will on ocassion come up.My stance anymore
is not about race but about class. We as the working class need
to form a coalation of ,black ,white,espanic.Naacp,Independit,
etc,etc

ken R

October 21st, 2010
8:42 am

Tucker, you just did the same thing that the Naacp did, you said many of the Teapartiers, you want to paint all for the misguidance of a few. You are no better than the few.

I would like to see your rantings if there was a group named NAAWP. You and the NAACP are the reason that there is such a polarization between White people and people of Color.

jms

October 21st, 2010
8:42 am

The NAACP is irrelevant in this day and age. The tea party platform that the government is spending too much of our children’s money is highly relevant.

Georgian

October 21st, 2010
8:42 am

Spacey,

You are a little spacey this morning. You need to get off the sauce and back to reality….

Georgian

October 21st, 2010
8:44 am

I have always said you have blacks and then you have BLACKS. And there is a BIG difference.

techengineer

October 21st, 2010
8:44 am

I will not even read your worthless thoughts anymore but I’m interestd in a group which will lobby and fight for white rights? After all whites are the backbone of the nation. We need a voice which will advocate for whites only. Any suggestion?

There you go again

October 21st, 2010
8:46 am

This might be the most agreed upon article CT has ever written…KUDOS!

tankntank

October 21st, 2010
8:46 am

I wonder when the NAACP will distance itself from the Nation of Islam and its racists leaders.

Keep up the good fight!

October 21st, 2010
8:47 am

Georgian…you dont think that I have always said you have blacks and then you have BLACKS. And there is a BIG difference represents a very racially insensistive statement. What you mean is that there are “uppitty” blacks and non-uppitty? There are “whites” and then there are WHITES? What precisely are you stating and you feel the need to use color as the factor rather than pointing out the people involved whether white, black or whatever.

Traitor

October 21st, 2010
8:48 am

Why hold the NAACP to a loftier standard than the tea party? Obama is christ, hitler and a voodoo witchdoctor. That’s the Tea Party. Racist seems an apt word for them. You see, the Tea Party cried witch so many times they conjured up one in their own midsts. That’s the level of sophistication we’re dealing with.

THere are not 100k issues that the NAACP could address, there is only one: history.

Turkey Slayer

October 21st, 2010
8:48 am

Why do we allow an organization like the NAACP to exist? I don’t think a organization for the advancement of White people would fly. This is extreme racism.

JKL2

October 21st, 2010
8:48 am

keep-

I believe it was 9 of the 13 colonies that had an official state religion. It was a judge that came up with the idea of “seperation of church and state”, not the Constitution.

ken R

October 21st, 2010
8:49 am

I read this morning that Juan Williams was fired over remarks about Muslims on the O’reilly show. I read his remarks and it’s a shame that NPR is so thin skinned.

Juan is one of the better people to listen to and he never should have been fired. The extreme left has totally lost it.

I’ll bet if he was ripping on Bush they would have given him a raise.

Keep up the good fight!

October 21st, 2010
8:50 am

I will not even read your worthless thoughts anymore but I’m interestd in a group which will lobby and fight for white rights? After all whites are the backbone of the nation. We need a voice which will advocate for whites only. Any suggestion?

Techengineer — the laundry called. Your sheets are ready.

Race is far from a dead issue in America.

Joel

October 21st, 2010
8:53 am

Keep, You can ignore it and make it a non issue, or embrace it and make it an issue. You do like fanning those flames dont you?

Keep up the good fight!

October 21st, 2010
8:53 am

JKL–I know your “beleives” are far from reliable. But we can have the discussion another day. Let’s remain on topic. We can agree that we will disagree and even Ms. O’Donnell says she disagrees with you (or is the witch lying?).

Real American

October 21st, 2010
8:53 am

Heh…whateva Cynthia! The teabaggers ARE racists….they’ve been quacking and waddling like racists so why not call them what they are? LOL

Georgian

October 21st, 2010
8:54 am

Keep up the good fight,

No that was not a racially insensitive remark. It was a basic fact. You have the NAACP, ACLU, ghetto crowd that is all about controversy and mayhem. Then you have good hardworking honest Christian common sense black people that you can count on for anything. Those are the differences. And why did I use black people as the example? Simple. We are discussing the NAACP and black people sir/ma’am. Its that simple. No racial intentions, just stating facts.

williebkind

October 21st, 2010
8:54 am

The NAACP must cry race every month or so to maintain the federal funding. Else the leaders would have to get a real job. How much education does it take to stand behind a lecturn and shout racist. What kind of salary do these leaders make? I know donations are down so the tax payer is footing the bill. I have a right to know what their salaries are!

James

October 21st, 2010
8:55 am

Keep up- “while I agree that all not all…” Guess what, it is a fact and doesn’t need you to agree or disagree. What a silly little ego.

Georgian

October 21st, 2010
8:57 am

Keep up the good fight,

Race is an issue because blacks and liberals keep bringing it up as an issue. They WANT to teach their children that “most” whites are racist and “you wont ever get a fair break because youre black”. If blacks and liberals would stop teaching their kids that “most” whites hate them, the problem would go away. But until blacks get over events of over 150 years ago, we aint never gonna get past it. We dont owe you nothing cause your black.

Keep up the good fight!

October 21st, 2010
8:57 am

Joel…its been demonstrated consistently that “ignoring” it does not make it go away. We can attack it and show the weakness of the thought/opinion in action. Yes I believe in defending the rights of people so yes I do not ignore when someone violates the rights of others. You can disagree all you want.

williebkind

October 21st, 2010
8:58 am

“Race is far from a dead issue in America.”
I agree! But not the violent discriminating version spewed by organizations like the NAACP. It has been recognizes through some observations that people segregate themselves from other groups or races. There is not harm in that until one group, like the progressive liberals, try to dictate the lives and earnings of others.

Gary

October 21st, 2010
8:59 am

Hell has frozen over…. I agree with Cynthia

I got bored last night and watched some CSPAN coverage of many of the debates around the country. I was actually embarrassed for both parties. We should not tolerate half of these morons getting elected. Their behavior in the debates borders on insanity or incompetence or both in some cases. How can we not find qualified intelegent articulate individuals who will focus on issues and avoid the attacks on the person and the parties. They sound like children. I later watched the debate of the new budget in the UK. I watched with envy ans they discussed real plans to address their crisis. I am a little embarrassed today to be associated with our political process.

Georgian

October 21st, 2010
8:59 am

Keep,

So what if whites attacked the thoughts and opinions of blacks that spew out nonsense. What then?

James

October 21st, 2010
8:59 am

Juan Williams fired from NPR for the below remarks. First, NPR is worthless. Second, Juan Williams is a fantastic reporter/commentator who happens to be (I think) African American. There should be outrage from the left (and the right) for an intelligent man expressing what he honestly believes. Note that he didn’t say “you should…” he says “I…” The continued down fall of relevance of media.

Williams responded: “Look, Bill, I’m not a bigot. You know the kind of books I’ve written about the civil rights movement in this country. But when I get on the plane, I got to tell you, if I see people who are in Muslim garb and I think, you know, they are identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims, I get worried. I get nervous.”

carlosgvv

October 21st, 2010
9:00 am

There was a time in America when the only real hope people of color had was the NAACP. Officials of the NAACP were threatened, beaten up, unjustly jailed and had many other kinds of sufferings imposed on them but they kept on fighting for justice. It is indeed heartbreaking to see what they have become now. I can only conclude that for them, as well as for Democrats, Republicans, Tea Partys and others, good leadership has become very difficult to find.

ken R

October 21st, 2010
9:00 am

Keep up the good fight,

This is hard to believe but I assure you that Race is more alive in the Black community that the White community. Our Gov’t. has done almost everything possible to appease Blacks and it never seems to be enough. People are finally getting tired of the word Racism and when it really happens it’s not taken seriously.

There will always be some kind of discrimination in any country whether it’s by Color, Nationality, Wealth, Religion, Education et’c. People need to realize that and be above it.

AmVet

October 21st, 2010
9:01 am

George Wallace = Democrat Conservative
Robert Byrd = Democrat Conservative

Tea Party = Not Democrat Conservative

Really, really easy concept here.

None are/were liberals or progressives.

Get a clue…

Georgian

October 21st, 2010
9:01 am

Hey GARY,

THEN MOVE TO THE UK, IF YOU ARE EMBARRASSED BY OUR NATION!!!!

Keep up the good fight!

October 21st, 2010
9:03 am

Georgian…nice try…1960s are 150 years ago? Is that new math? Telling all blacks to leave a Walmart over a loud speaker is how many years ago? No one teaches that “most” whites are racists. However your statement was clearly part of the problem and there currently is a Republican candidate in NY, Jim Russell. There are any number of white supremecists groups. So when does it end again?

James

October 21st, 2010
9:04 am

progressive= tea party. cute little monikers to feel better about oneself

joe

October 21st, 2010
9:04 am

For about the 2nd or 3rd time ever, I agree with you CT. NAACP needs to focus its efforts on elevating its members and community, starting with education and personal work ethic. They need to send up positive messages to young kids- stay in school, keep off drugs, go to college, become something, raise a family, contribute to society, etc.

Call it like it is

October 21st, 2010
9:04 am

So many groups around these days that really have no purpose. They just hang around taking in peoples money and shout and scream till they get some attention. In the 21st century do we really need groups, magazines, TV stations that seperate theirselves due to their color anymore? The NAACP, The Black Caucus, The 100 Black Men, BET, Ebony.
Really. When does it end.

RGB

October 21st, 2010
9:05 am

The NAACP is simply peeling back the thin veneer that has covered the organization for many years. Jealous is revealing the organization’s true character. The NAACP’s mindset is shared by most black politicians though they are a little more discreet about it.

If they abandoned their reason for existence (slaying their conjured-up dragon), they would be unemployed. So the NAACP will continue being the NAACP and Jessee Jackson, et. al will continue to shake down corporations. As a society we’ve recognized it as yet another cost of doing business–akin to protection money. It’s a sad waste of human potential.

A Patriotic (unlike CT) American

October 21st, 2010
9:06 am

WOW, Cynthia, just when I thought you were just beyond redemption, you go and write a column like this. I’m so utterly confused I probably need to go back to bed and sleep a little while longer and maybe I’ll wake up and know it was all a dream. :) BTW, I’ve often wondered……”What would happen if I formed an organization and named it……NAAWP…..The National Association for the advancement of White People?” I’d like to see your answer……write a column on it…..oh, I’m a little low on cash so send me half your fee for the idea. Thanks!!!!!

Keep up the good fight!

October 21st, 2010
9:07 am

ken R…hate to tell you…but white people are typically not the victims of race discrimination. But many race supremecists are white (although there are other races too).

HDB

October 21st, 2010
9:08 am

ken R
October 21st, 2010
9:00 am
“Our Gov’t. has done almost everything possible to appease Blacks and it never seems to be enough.”

Appease?? Are you saying that to FINALLY being afforded constitutional protection as American citizens is appeasement? Are you saying that being allowed unfettered access to the voting booth is appeasement? Are you saying that being allowed access to employment and education so that we can progress in similar manner as our Caucasian contemporaries is APPEASEMENT??

How often do you iron your sheets??

stw

October 21st, 2010
9:09 am

CT: You will never again write an article with the vast majority of the comments being positive. Follow the old saying and…..Quit, while you’re ahead !!

hobby

October 21st, 2010
9:10 am

If th NAACP really wanted to help, they would forget the likes of Jesse, Al, Dexter, et al. and recruit Bill Cosby to rebuid the organization with a new purpose–to help themselves rather than just crying ‘racism’ and demanding more reparations. But alas, Bill was villified for telling the truth. Any black that does not toe the line and stay on the ‘victimhood’ message is labled an ‘uncle tom’ and kicked out of the club.

paleo-neo-Carlinist

October 21st, 2010
9:10 am

JKL2, who ever said it was? this is the classic neo-con/tea party ruse. if you recall, the tea party floated a constitutional myth (the internet is a great tool for the ignorant) that the phrase ’separation of church and state’ originated with Hitler, when in truth, it was used by Thomas Jefferson in 1802 as he described the intent of the First Amendment (”to build a wall of separation between church and state.”). the only thing O’Connell has proved is, the words separation of church and state do not appear in the Constitution, and as I said this “revelation” is nothing new.

One Nation Under educated

October 21st, 2010
9:12 am

Really, really easy concept here.

That’s right, son. Its called Re-Alignment. based on race relations. And if you were paying attention, you studied that at SPSU. Don’t shame us alumni, son.

paleo-neo-Carlinist

October 21st, 2010
9:12 am

JKL2, oh and since you’re so dialed in to the Constitution, the words “born in the United States” ARE most definitely in the Constitution (14th Amendment), so O’Connell et al need to let go of the whole “anchor baby” issue.

CYNT U MUST KEEP UR JOB

October 21st, 2010
9:13 am

THEY ARE RIGHT, THE TEA PARTY IS NOTHING MORE THAN THE AMERICAN TALIBAN OR HEZBELLAH CHRISTIAN GROUP THAT LIKES BURNING CHURCHES,AND I THOUGHT THEY THE TEA PARTY WERE CHRISTIANS? YEAH RIGHT,THESE OLDER TEABAGGERS ARE THE SAME ONES WHO WERE HAVING KLAN RALLIES 40 YEARS AGO IN THE SOUTH!

HDB

October 21st, 2010
9:13 am

Call it like it is
October 21st, 2010
9:04 am

“When does it end.”

It ends when ALL minorities are considered as equals in American society (which has yet to happen!); it ends when everyone has similar economic opportunities (which has yet to happen — and NOTE I said opportunities – not outcomes!); it ends when people see that what you’ve noted are CONSERVATIVE approaches to what the market has borne!! It ends when elected representatives address ALL constituent issues…..

RGB

October 21st, 2010
9:14 am

@HDB:

Unfettered access to the voting booth has been guaranteed by U.S. law for nearly 50 years.

Do you wallow in all the problems that you’ve overcome 50 years ago.

You must be a busy person.

Even Christ forgives sin the first time and tells us that we need not repeatedly ask forgiveness for the same sin.

Be happy that all Americans can vote and celebrate it. Don’t revisit the past and try to live off of accumulated anger as it makes for an unhappy life.

Jack

October 21st, 2010
9:15 am

I nominate Tucker to head up the NAACP.

CYNT U MUST KEEP UR JOB

October 21st, 2010
9:15 am

WE NEED TO BRING BACK GENERAL SHERMAN TO FINISH UP THE JOB OF BURNING DOWN THE REST OF RURAL GEORGIA WHERE THE REDNECKS STAY!

Some People are stupid

October 21st, 2010
9:15 am

Georgian-

I didn’t know be christian was a part of being a good black….
The ACLU is for blacks by the way. They represent everybody.

dawg

October 21st, 2010
9:16 am

After reading this column I went back to sleep and woke up realizing I was living in a parallel universe.

globeflyer

October 21st, 2010
9:17 am

James, Juan only spoke the truth and it was “used” against him. I will have my say to NPR (which I have supported) and I have listened my last time. Political Correctness has been used to divert and avoid The Truth. “Sunshine is the best disinfectant” and “Don’t confuse me with the facts” are two quotes that come to mind.

CYNT U MUST KEEP UR JOB

October 21st, 2010
9:21 am

CYNTHIA TUCKER YOU ARE STARTING TO LOOK MORE LIKE CLARENCE THOMAS AND WARD CONNELLY!

CYNT WHY DONT THE JEWS TALK ABOUT THEIR JEWISH GROUPS LIKE BLACKS DO,MEANING YOUR TALKING DOWN ABOUT THE NAACP,AND IF IT WERE NOT FOR THE NAACP SCLC AND OTHER BLACK GROUPS YOU WOULD HAVE NEVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER GOTTEN THE JOB AT AJC!
DONT TURN INTO A UNCLE TOM CYNT? IT SEEMS LIKE ONLY OUR PEOPLE SELLOUT!

Some People are stupid

October 21st, 2010
9:21 am

Should read the ACLU is not just for blacks.

CYNT U MUST KEEP UR JOB

October 21st, 2010
9:22 am

TEA PARTY = AMERICAN KKK,TALIBAN AND HEZBELLAH!

Georgian

October 21st, 2010
9:22 am

Keep,

I was referring to slavery, which is where it all originates.

But yeah there was some bad things done 50 years ago that was an injustice, but havent you ever heard you cant go back and change things? You have to move forward, and the people of today are not the people of yesterday. Your view of me as a white person is that I wont give you a chance just like that racist white person then. That is not the case.

Yeah there are hate group. There are also black hate groups and ganga and everything else. Do white people form an association to combat that? One like the NAACP? IS that what you want?

Keep up the good fight!

October 21st, 2010
9:23 am

“Unfettered access to the voting booth has been guaranteed by U.S. law for nearly 50 years.”

And yet caging continues and is active republican tacit even in 2010. Republicans run adds to discourage latinos from voting. Race supremecists run as Republicans in 2010. Tea party signage and Crazy Carl sends out racially insensitive (being very nice) emails.

RGB…get real…this is not “revisting the past”. THis is today!

RURAL REDNECK

October 21st, 2010
9:23 am

KEEP UR JOB

YOU DON’T HAVE TO SHOUT!!
now back to playing my banjo—

HDB

October 21st, 2010
9:25 am

RGB
October 21st, 2010
9:14 am

When one hears of politicians clamoring for “voting tests” as it was in the Jim Crow South in 2010….the problems have NOT been completely overcome!! Many of the problems you feel have been overcome have yet to be in certain segments…..racism and discrimination still exists, but too many people, conservatives in particular….tend to marginalize that existence!!

I’m not living off of anger….I see the hope that America generates….but I also see the FEAR that people use to divide us!! That needs to be addressed at ALL points!!

CYNT U MUST KEEP UR JOB

October 21st, 2010
9:25 am

THE SO-CALLED EDUCATED PEOPLE LIKE CYNTHIA TUCKER FORGETS THAT NAACP IS THE GROUP THAT FOUGHT FOR HER CIVIL RIGHTS!

Tiny Tim

October 21st, 2010
9:26 am

Racism will end when people like Cynthia Tucker are no longer given free expression in newsrags like the AJC.

SPSU

October 21st, 2010
9:26 am

AmVet – very lame attempt on your part to rewrite history.

Bryd – supported Obama for the Democratic Nomination after his first choice the Hildabeast was not going to get the nomination.

Byrd – voted to support ObamaCare & was quoted as saying his vote was for his good friend Kennedy

etc.
etc.

Funny to see you label him a conservative. You know how to spot a conservative about as well as Granny knows how to spot a C140 manufactured by the government (aka Lockheed)

HDB

October 21st, 2010
9:26 am

RGB
October 21st, 2010
9:14 am

Almost forgot – the GOP is running ads out west telling Hispanics NOT to vote…..
Is THAT the America you see???

GT Man

October 21st, 2010
9:27 am

Maybe the first article I’ve totally agreed with you. I don’t hate the Tea Party as much as you do, but I do appreciate the good reporting that for once doesn’t imply that white people are evil!

JKL2

October 21st, 2010
9:28 am

keep- “By the year 1702 all 13 American colonies had some form of state-supported religion. This support varied from tax benefits to religious requirements for voting or serving in the legislature.”

You’re right as usual. Only 8 (not 9) of the original colonies had an official religion. Georgia being one of the “heathen” states for you.

American Citizen (White)

October 21st, 2010
9:28 am

Why does NAACP have to throw the race card at everything it disagrees with ? It has become an old mechanism that has been so overused that reasonable people now resent it’s misuse.
Tea Party activitsts may be extreme in some of their views but they are not racist, we all can see that.

Bob

October 21st, 2010
9:29 am

The group that claims to be in existance to promote ones own race whines about a group that complains about spending. Libs cry racism because most are against Obocare, yet most were against the gov takeover under Clinton. In fact, the black man received more support for his takeover than the white man, and libs still try to make it a race issue. HDB, minority set asides, affirmative action, race norming, all lib examples of appeasement. Race norming should have been looked at as in insult to blacks since the whole point of it was that blacks can’t score as well as whites and should not be compared against whites, Pathetic.

williebkind

October 21st, 2010
9:30 am

HDB

October 21st, 2010
9:13 am
It ends whent he minority cannot dictate to the majority and everyone is responsible for themselves.

Scout

October 21st, 2010
9:32 am

Ms. Cynthia:

Other than the copyright problem, what if the Tea Party had named themselves the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Caucasian People) ?

Even though they have many non-white members, liberals believe they are racists anyway and the others are ignorant Uncle Toms, etc..

Georgian

October 21st, 2010
9:32 am

Some people are stupid,

I was just making the point that they are “good people” ie Christian like. Dont overanalize everything, its not becoming.

Yeah the ACLU is for blacks, liberals, “women”, gays, trans, yada yada yada

paleo-neo-Carlinist

October 21st, 2010
9:34 am

CT, I have tried to comment on the Juan Williams situation, but my posts are disappearing. I don’t think I’ve used any banned or verboten words/text.

JKL2

October 21st, 2010
9:34 am

paleo- the tea party floated a constitutional myth

So everyone in the tea party got together and decide Hitler started “seperation of church and state”? Good to see you speak for all of them. I thought the big complaint with the Tea Party is no one person is in charge of it.

John

October 21st, 2010
9:34 am

Cynthia, I can’t beleive I’m hearing this from you, but you are 100% right. The downfall or lack or credibility of the NAACP is thier claims of racism everywhere. And yet most Americans thought when Obama was President, all racism would be on the way to recovery. In result, it’s the total opposite. Now, if anyone disagrees with Obama or his policies, they are labeled racist. Of course Americans are not that stupid(well most of them are not). If anything, Obama being President has made race relations worse. It’s a total joke!

All the liberals can scream racism all they want but tell me what gender would be classified as racist? When over 50% of whites voted for Obama or when 90% of blacks voted for Obama? Humm… I know it’s a hard question but the answer is so obvious.

Of course I’m not calling Blacks racist but if the numbers were reversed, the NAACP would be going nuts!

JKL2

October 21st, 2010
9:41 am

paleo- let go of the whole “anchor baby” issue.

I guess this does fit right in with todays topic. The anchor baby clause was added so that freed slaves could become citizens. Since we got rid of the slavery sometime back, maybe we should get rid of the anchor baby clause since we’re the only country in the world that has it.

Tech Man

October 21st, 2010
9:43 am

HDB
October 21st, 2010
9:26 am

Can you post a link? I would like to see those.

Tech Man

October 21st, 2010
9:44 am

HDB
October 21st, 2010
9:26 am

I think that stinks. I listen to WABE in the car on occassion. Never thought this would happen.

HDB

October 21st, 2010
9:44 am

williebkind
October 21st, 2010
9:30 am
“It ends whent he minority cannot dictate to the majority ….”
So…you agree with Jim Crow and segregation?? In that aspect, the majority was shown to be WRONG!! The minority had to dictate so that the MAJORITY would recognize them!!

It ends when the MINORITY is considered as EQUALS to the MAJORITY!!

hobby

October 21st, 2010
9:45 am

CT
seems to me that KEEP UR JOB has given you a veiled threat. Don’t forget your roots or you will be out of the club! This is just the type of thing that you should write about—the racism inherent in black groups like the NAACP, SCLC, etc.

Tech Man

October 21st, 2010
9:45 am

OOPS. I ment to copy Paeo, Sory HDB

barking frog

October 21st, 2010
9:46 am

Having watched the advancement of African Americans since
the Fifties I believe the NAACP should immediately attack any
group that even hints at hindering or reversing that advance.
If you believe racism especially for blacks has ended you
are wrong. The diversion of illegal mexicans has not ended
predjudice against blacks in this country.

Howard Beale

October 21st, 2010
9:52 am

To Cynthia, “Keep Up The Good Fight” and others of like mind — yes, there are still a few pockets of white supremacists left here and there. I can’t change that – can you? On the other hand, how are those dumb, ignorant crackers hurting YOU or holding you back? Yes, some dummy in a Wal-Mart in the middle of nowhere told blacks over the loudspeaker to leave, and of course that made national headlines. So what? How does that hurt YOU? Yes, things were still bad 50 years ago. But just how does that still affect you today? Let’s keep this in perspective. As a nation, we desegregated decades ago, enacting federal laws making it a crime to discriminate in the workplace, in the housing market, or anywhere else; we implemented affirmative action, basically setting up quotas in an attempt to level the playing field; we have for years elected african-american mayors and chiefs of police; and we have now even elected an african-american president. Yet still, many people of color are not yet satisfied. Anytime a white person decries our overtaxation or the nation’s crumbling social values, that person is instantly branded a “racist.” Apparently, some can dish it out but they just can’t take it. Yes – race IS far from a dead issue in America. And no, I’m not wearing a sheet; I’m just an American, excercising my right to free speech, just as you are. Get over it already! The sooner you do, the better off we’ll all be. No one is holding you back. Plenty of african-americans succeed in this country. You can, too. Why are you so obsessed with what white people do or say? Our words and actions are not hurting you. Stop being a victim and take charge of your own life. Start a business, or outwork/outperform/outTHINK your white coworker. Living well is the best revenge. Cynthia, you have a pretty good job. How am I holding YOU back? How am I holding President Obama, or Oprah back? I am a typical white American; I have my opinions and I’m entitled to them, just as you are to yours. I am not a tea-partier. I don’t want to take anything from you. But nor do I owe you anything. Live and let live.

Keep up the good fight!

October 21st, 2010
9:52 am

I heard the same arguments made in the 70s about affirmative action and when will “white” people have their rights protected. Like somehow magically prejudice has ended. Georgian prior comment mights as well have been “there are good N and there are N” — it was just as insensitive and just as racially based. There are good people and there are others.

Separate but equal was a concept to deprive blacks of education. Schools were not equal.

“Coloreds” only bathrooms and water fountains.
Locations on the bus.

There is an entire past that some want to believe just disappeared…first when slavery ended and then with the Civil Rights Act of 1964. To ignore the important role that the NAACP played in that history and bringing about change is just ignorance. To claim that racial issues are at an end in this country ignores reality. To claim that somehow “whites” need more protection ignores reality. There is not time or energy to rehash the studies and the evidence of racism in 2010 in a blog.

And yet most Americans thought when Obama was President, all racism would be on the way to recovery. In result, it’s the total opposite. Now, if anyone disagrees with Obama or his policies, they are labeled racist.

Lies like this dont help. While some may have said the election of a black president showed the growth in America on the race issue, it did not mean race issues were over. In fact, it was acknowledged that Americans ignored having hard discussion on race issues.

And just because someone disagrees with Obama does not make them a racist. However if your “disagreement” goes to running pictures of the President as an african witch doctor, calling him an N, calling others a N, those have racist tones. Do all tea partiers use such terms and language..absolutely not. Do all republicans…absolutely not. Do all conservatives…absolutely not. Do all liberals..absolutely not. Do some of each of these groups use those terms…absolutely.

So John….when do you acknowledge that some tea partiers and republicans are racists and supremecists?

Contractor

October 21st, 2010
9:55 am

The NAACP is starving for some air time because they are a cancer that no one wants to hear from anymore. These members bleed the system and it’s donator’s dry with harmless and untruthful threats. It’s insane to believe this country would regress back to the times the NAACP speaks of. Do any of you honestly think that this country is going to send black people back to the plantations and their slave huts, make blacks walk on a different side of the road than whites, negate woman’s rights, etc? I mean, if that isn’t a sign of struggling to stay alive, I don’t know what is. For the first time ever, I agree with your article. It is crazy to think Barry is a Nazi, that is extreme, but he is a fool. But you are right on this one. Still trying to believe I’m actually agreeing with you for once on 90% of this. I just don’t think the NAACP is going to help any black people with the way they handle business. They are dried up and wasting away, just like everyone is wishing for.

AmVet

October 21st, 2010
9:55 am

SPSU, you are hysterical.

First you claim Byrd is a bigot. And then you turn right around and say he supported a “black” candidate for POTUS.

In fact his later-in-life record on civil rights legislation is exemplary.

So which is it? Are you referring to the 50 and 60s Byrd or the one who came later? (Warning the answer will require some intellectual honesty.)

And let me guess, in your book, Wallace was not a conservative, but a liberal, right?

Ditto the Tea Party? All libs, right?

And for gawdsakes pay NO attention to George “Macaca” Allen, David Duke, Jim Russell, (a perennial GOP in NY), Tom Tancredo, and on and on…

Yes, these are isolated incidents, but you cons really think your slate is snow-white (get it?) don’t you?

To wit, I don’t believe I have once even read where a die-hard Republican on these blogs has even admitted to some of the filth in their party. Must be Reagan’s 11th Commandment at worry, don’t you think?

Like I said, you assertion that liberals and not conservatives are the documented bigots and racists in this country is hysterical.

Time to cue up the Barack the Magic Negro clip or maybe the cartoon depicting the commander in chief as an out of control chimpanzee – both promulgated by GOP operatives.

paleo-neo-Carlinist

October 21st, 2010
9:55 am

JKL2, I am not going to parse sentences with you. Christine O’Connell is an embarassment and the sooner the “tea party” cuts her loose and moves on, the better for all concerned (save the Democrats, who will ultimately benefit from her nomination). O’Connell is the one who brought up the profound observation that the words “separation of church and state” do not appear in the first Amendment. it was O’Connell who attempted to use this widely accepted fact as evidence of her understanding of the Constitution. I merely pointed out that it was (some members of ) the tea party, in an attempt to paint Obama and ‘liberals” as nazi’s and socialists, who ‘disremembered’ Hitler coining the phrase separation of church and state. ergo, a completely baseless “fact” presented as truth. ditto the 14th Amendment. the intent of the 14th Amendment aside, the law does not refer to “slaves” or specify that it applies only to the children of slaves (who, ironically, were also the source of cheap labor). my point was; if O’Connell et al are so determined to embrace the letter of the law when it comes to the words “separation of church and state” they need to admit the words children of slaves do not appear in Article I of the 14th Amendment.

HDB

October 21st, 2010
9:56 am

Tech Man October 21st, 2010
9:43 am

As per your request —

estergoldberg. typepad. com /views_from_a_broad/2010/10/a-conservative-group-tried-to-run-an-ad-telling-latinos-dont-vote.html#tp
(This is the ad telling Hispanics “Don’t Vote!”)

msnbc. msn. com/id/26315908/ns/ msnbc_tv-rachel_maddow_show/#39770051
(Here’s the one about suppressing the black vote in Texas!)

Bob

October 21st, 2010
9:57 am

Keepupthefight, when do you acknowledge that some NAACP and dems are racists ?

RGB

October 21st, 2010
9:57 am

“..the GOP is running ads out west telling Hispanics NOT to vote…..”

Prove it. Provide a link.

Also, the individuals who have been engaging in voter intimidation recently are the New Black Panthers. News Flash: These people are not Tea Party Members.

As we all know, AG Holder and Obama refused to take appropriate action against these thugs. They were dressed in paramilitary uniforms and carried batons. Is non-prosecution of thugs at the polls something you favor?

I guess it’s OK if the intimidation is on “your side.”

Maybe we need a new Voting Rights Act to protect decent individuals from the people now holding office.

Tech Man

October 21st, 2010
9:58 am

Keep up the good fight!
October 21st, 2010
9:52 am

“when do you acknowledge that some tea partiers and republicans are racists…”

Virtually everyone in the USA realizes there are racists in EVERY political group.

Keep up the good fight!

October 21st, 2010
9:58 am

Howard….Anytime a white person decries our overtaxation or the nation’s crumbling social values, that person is instantly branded a “racist.”

bull…however when a white person decries an issue with a portrayal of the President as a “african witch doctor” that is racist. When a discussion of “entitlements” has interjected into it that one race is just too lazy..that is racist. When a republican party chair puts out an email that his dog is lazy and black so he gets welfare, that is racist.

When the tea partiers remove the racial issues from their attacks, they remove the cause of the NAACP concern.

Burberry

October 21st, 2010
9:58 am

Cynthia……………is this your lame attempt at trying to win back some of your white detractors? You almost made it across the finish line, but stumbled at the end. Don’t be so blinded by the fact that your credibility among white Georgians is (AT ANY POINT) in jeopardy. Same thing happens to us at work………white managers have very little patience (and tolerance) for their black employees……………hence the phrase “Last Hired, First Fired.” It’s a typical knee-jerk reaction due to their inherently negative perception of us. Trying to appease them will only win you scant praise, if any…………which will last for all of a nano second. See how they criticized Obama after ONLY 18 months in office? The “tolerance bombs” starting ticking the MOMENT he won the election. They started exploding within months!!!!

wtf?

October 21st, 2010
9:59 am

Simple truth….NAACP is in the business of staying in business….racial controversy is good for business. Isn’t it odd that when a person even refers to a topic from 1964ish civil rights era, they are blasted as being stuck in the Jim Crow style of thinking, but the NAACP who did their best work around 1964 is praised for sticking to Jim Crow era type thought processes? It’s like they own the naming rights to all things civil rights, others can’t even speak certain words without someone crying foul.

Remeber all the black americans in utter shock (picture Oprah with her mouth open in disbelief)that a black man was actually elected president by white america? Doesn’t that say something profound. White people are not as racist as you think, so put down your defenses, let’s move forward, get out of the Jim Crow era already.

Middle and upper class well educated successfull blacks that listen to gangster rap, really? is that just to make sure a small part of them is ’staying black’ fist in the air style? That music is some o fthe most racist and anti-women crap out there, but noone seems to care, except Bill Cosby and he gets blasted for standing up to help his people.

I just get the feeling the majority of blacks are more interested in ’staying black’ than moving forward as a society, am i wrong?

Keep up the good fight!

October 21st, 2010
9:59 am

Tech man…read my entire post….I have already made that point.

So you acknowledge that the tea party has people in it who are racists and white supremecists.

Bradley G

October 21st, 2010
9:59 am

Needless jab in the last sentence aside, I’m going through the rest of my day excited about the day’s possibilities. If CT and I can almost agree on a topic, lottery numbers are calling my name!

frank

October 21st, 2010
9:59 am

if the tea party is racist someone forgot to tell herman caine

HDB

October 21st, 2010
10:00 am

Keep up the good fight!
October 21st, 2010
9:52 am

Spot ON….!!

Tech Man

October 21st, 2010
10:00 am

HDB
October 21st, 2010
9:56 am

Thanks!

I see you are as crippled as me in trying to post a link. We are far behind Granny and Kam in doing that. CT approved me to post one yesterday, but even with Granny’s and Kam’s help I am struggling on url’s. :)

HDB

October 21st, 2010
10:02 am

RGB
October 21st, 2010
9:57 am
“..the GOP is running ads out west telling Hispanics NOT to vote…..”
Prove it. Provide a link.

Note my 9:56 — just remove the spaces……

Bradley G

October 21st, 2010
10:02 am

Keep up the good fight!, when both parties acknowledge its memberships have an extreme group within its ranks, both parties (and the country for that matter) will be that much closer to civil discussion about the real issues affecting our nation. Every major news-making organization–Democrats and NAACP on the left and Republicans and Tea Party on the right–has extremists. Looking forward to the day when that argument is FINALLY a moot point.

Tech Man

October 21st, 2010
10:02 am

Keep up the good fight!
October 21st, 2010
9:59 am

READ MY POST! :)

I think the definition of “EVERY” covers my position my blogging friend.

HDB

October 21st, 2010
10:03 am

Tech Man
October 21st, 2010
10:00 am

I had to add spaces in the link address to get it past the system……just remove the spaces to load into the browser window….

Oh Please!!!

October 21st, 2010
10:04 am

NAACP complains about a splinter in the eye of the Tea Party while ignoring the board in their own eye.

Partisay

October 21st, 2010
10:04 am

“A nation that took God out of school, hates the Pledge, flag, and National Anthem would rather appease public opinion that do what is right. And that my friend, is the reason the United States of America is in the shape its in!”

Georgian….who exactly hates the pledge, flag & national anthem? How many people do you know in that boat? (Please, not the standard “Liberals”). If you took a 1,000 people, how many of that do you think truly hates the pledge? Or really hates the flag? I have never heard of anyone actually “hating” the national anthem!

And just how did God get taken out of school? You mean teachers can’t stand in class and conduct a religous lesson of their choice? What if your kid had a teacher that just happened to be Muslim, would you want that teacher to push that religion on your kid or the rest of the class? Or what if he was Mormon, would it be ok then? Let me guess, if he was Baptist, bet it would really be ok then….

Religion is still in the schools. They have a moment of silence every morning in the school i work in. Kids pray every single morning. But thank goodness someone is not on the PA system saying the prayer. After all, may not be the relligion you are used to, or believe in. Let me guess. You are the type that says if it’s a minority religion the other students believe in, that’s just too bad. They would just have to listen to OUR prayers or pray to OUR God. Every Tuesday morning, the kids meet before school in my school for Fellowship of Christian Athletes. They talk about religion and do good things. Also, every Monday morning, about 50 kids gather around the flag pole, hold hands, and pray to start the week off. Would you consider that to be “religion taken out of the shcools”?

So tell me…if you could put relligion “back” into the schools, what religion would you put back in? Would it be OK if Catholics had their turn every now and then? Or what if there were 20 kids in the school that were Muslim, would they get a turn? Or would it be just majority rules. Which would it be?

WestH6

October 21st, 2010
10:06 am

Balanced common sense editorials like this from Cynthia on a regular basis a few years back would have saved the AJC millions of dollars in lost subscriptions and advertisement….keep it up and I may renew the subscription that I had for 20 years, but cancelled 2 years ago.

Joel

October 21st, 2010
10:07 am

Keep, do you disagree that racism is thrown around way to much and that it actually cheapens it when it actually occurs?

Fang1944

October 21st, 2010
10:08 am

I’ve read the NAACP’s report on the racist ties of some elements of the Tea Party, especially Tea Party Express, Tea Party Nation and 1776 Tea Party. They’re substantial, documented and convincing.

Those interested can download it at the NAACP’s website.

HDB

October 21st, 2010
10:09 am

wtf?
October 21st, 2010
9:59 am
“I just get the feeling the majority of blacks are more interested in ’staying black’ than moving forward as a society, am i wrong?”

You ARE!! We’re trying to move forward….but too many…particularly many conservatives…desire to BRAND us as everything BUT Americans. There are issues that political conservatives denigrate when minroities asked that they be address; there are realities that political conservatives wish to IGNORE…such as the GOP has become insensitive to minorities since 1964….and forget the history of the GOP, in that it was founded by black and white people and were considered the LIBERALS of their time!!

techengineer

October 21st, 2010
10:10 am

JKL2

October 21st, 2010
8:48 am
keep-

“I believe it was 9 of the 13 colonies that had an official state religion. It was a judge that came up with the idea of “seperation of church and state”, not the Constitution.”

You are absolutely correct. Americans are not taught history any longer. They are absoultey clueless. The most degenerate dense ignorant people on the earth all by design. Thank a liberal marxist maggot for it!

ctucker

October 21st, 2010
10:11 am

WestH6@10:06, “Balanced” is that with which you agree, right?

Keep up the good fight!

October 21st, 2010
10:12 am

Joel…That is a nice way for many to try to deny racism. Not everything called racism is truly racism. Not everything denied as a wrongful play of the racism card is not racism, often it is. It is the honest discussion that is cheapened when people hide behind a ploy of the “race card”…..

But let’s not forget that the race card has been played by many this season including Beck, Rove and others to avoid honest discussion.

Georgian

October 21st, 2010
10:12 am

Keep,

That was not the statement I made, that is what YOU inferred and went with.

You dont have to forget it happened, you just dont have to bring it up every five minutes as a reason some group is formed. The TEA PARTY has nothing to do with race.

The NAACP of then is NOT the NAACP of today. Even common sense blacks will tell you that. Their focus is not the betterment of their people, but yet to cause conflict and trouble. And to spew out baseless accussations. You can live in the 1860’s or 1960’s if you want, but Im here living in 2010 and its not like then. Get over it.

Like another person said, race is an issue because your people keep making it one. The last presidential contest was all about getting your black president. Liberals ate it up because it got them in the White House and you were none the wiser. When will you wake up and realize they dont give a rats end about your betterment as black people.

Whites dont need protection? When Im walking down the streeets of ATL with my wife and kids and thugs are on the street and approaching you for everything, protection is needed. When muggings, robbery, and gang activity take place, protection is needed. When the NAACP makes wild accusations that could result in hate against whites happens, protection is needed. You really need to think before you go and put in an already volatile black young mans head that white conservative tea party is out to get him. There could be GREAT violence from that.

George W

October 21st, 2010
10:13 am

FINALLY CYNTHIA……You wrote a piece that is not completely garbage! Great job. BTW…..is there really a need for the NAACP anymore?

ctucker

October 21st, 2010
10:13 am

Burberry@9:58, You’re kidding, right? Why do I need to “win” anybody back? My detractors are reading my posts and commenting daily, if not hourly. Win them back from what?

techengineer

October 21st, 2010
10:15 am

I’m interested in the advocation of white rights and interests only. Am I a racist? lol I want to celebrate white heritage month and talk about all the accomplishments my people have had over the years? Surely we can agree upon that right? lol
Never ever forget people that it is all about race all the time. Diverstiy differences are for our destruction not strength. The biggest lie ever told and fools believe it.. lol

Howard Beale

October 21st, 2010
10:16 am

KUTGF – “Anytime a white person decries our overtaxation or the nation’s crumbling social values, that person is instantly branded a ‘racist.’ ” Was that the only segment of my long argument you could challenge? What about the crux of what I said? How do the fools depicting Obama as a monkey hurt YOU? Why are you so sensitive? I voted for Obama and I still like him. I sincerely thought that the election of a black president would ease racial tensions; but, unfortunately, it seems to only have made them worse (and this is the one point I will agree with you on). But There will always be differences between the races, and there will always be competition, comparison and resentment. Have you ever heard a “blonde” joke? These are told by white people with dark hair. I root for the Braves but hate the Yankees. We are us, and they are them. We are different, so we compete and compare. This is human nature, and there is NOTHING you or I can do about it. All I am saying is quit whining about it and go out and improve your OWN life! The NAACP cannot do that for you. The NAACP is NOT helping race relations in this country; on the contrary, it is merely stirring the pot.

George W

October 21st, 2010
10:17 am

I guess Cynthia would rather have people hate her versus write a piece that is fair and balanced.

George W

October 21st, 2010
10:17 am

Howard…..great post.

Pat

October 21st, 2010
10:18 am

The NAACP is irrelevant. They are no longer needed. They cater to radical leftism. They endorse laziness, non-responsibility, and violence. If they want something to do why don’t they tell young blacks to stop having so many kids while not having a JOB or even a high school diploma. Nobody takes the NAACP seriously anymore except lazy blacks and guilty white liberals.

No More B.O. (It stinks!)

October 21st, 2010
10:20 am

Cynthia cannot write a straight up article to save her life. This is why I steer clear of her. Now and then, I read something that catches my eye…then like a blogger says, she RUINS it with the last sentence. Want to talk racist? Look at the author above. CT is the biggest racist of them all. She is just a bit more subtle about it.

StJ

October 21st, 2010
10:20 am

“Ben Jealous”? Is this a real name or a stage name? Either way, it fits…Ben appears to be really jealous of the Tea Party’s ability to attract supporters.

“Tea party supporters will use the NAACP’s report to claim that the organization painted all tea partiers – and all Obama critics – as racists”

That was settled long ago…they’re just throwing gasoline on the fire at this point. The MSM has been in on the Tea Party bashing all along, too…and then the MSM execs (and Democrats, by extension) wonder why the majority of the public doesn’t trust them.

Chris Semones

October 21st, 2010
10:21 am

Ms. Tucker thank you for your article about this matter. I also agree that the NAACP’s efforts could be spent better fighting other battles. I rarely agree with your opinions, but they are always informative and passionate.

Keep up the good fight!

October 21st, 2010
10:22 am

Georgian…When Im walking down the streeets of ATL with my wife and kids and thugs are on the street and approaching you for everything, protection is needed. When muggings, robbery, and gang activity take place, protection is needed.

So you are suggesting that only black people commit crimes? Not white people? Or is it just that you feel safer in a suburb like Alpharetta if a white woman comes to your car and gives the same story about needing money. Or when white kids join gangs?

Or perhaps, as some studies have shown, you have a adverse irrational reaction unperceptable to you, against blacks and feel threatened.

Crime is not a single race issue. It is an economic issue.

Ben

October 21st, 2010
10:22 am

I dont think the NAACP should have even ran there mouths here. That was so uncalled for and in my opinion should have there freedom of speech should be taken…they call tea partiers racist come on. Not only do they sound stupid, but that kind of talk could provoke violence, fighting words.

williebkind

October 21st, 2010
10:23 am

HDB:
“So…you agree with Jim Crow and segregation??”
I never knew about JIm Crow until I came to this blog. That was not part of my lifestyle.

Who exalted the Jim Crow segregation to be the majority. I understood it to be localized and mostly one geographic area. This sounds like the story of one atheist comes to a christain community and demands the cross be taken down. Is that the minority being equal to the majority you are speaking of. You are still living in the past and I hope that does not affect your future. Your history education choice promotes division and chaos.

Pat

October 21st, 2010
10:24 am

Thugreport.com shows the failure of black “leaders” and the naacp.

No More B.O. (It stinks!)

October 21st, 2010
10:24 am

I’m sick of “black this” and “black that”. You KNOW what would happen if we had White Miss America, White-only colleges, NAAWP, UWCF, WET TV…? The list goes on and on. If we even TRIED to lable something white-only, it would be WWIII in the streets.

Georgian

October 21st, 2010
10:24 am

Patisay,

The ones that FIGHT so hard for the pledge to not be recited. The ones that dont believe (OBAMA) that you should put your hand over your heart in honor of that flag and recite the pledge. The ones that want the anthem wiped out. THOSE ARE THE ONES. The ones that fight against public prayer, that refuse to acknowledge the need for GOD!

I dont think any religion should be taught. IT wasnt being then! That was lies from liberals! Christians believe in a persons right to choose which way they will go, so if that person was confronted with Muslim or Mormon beliefs that would be their choice. Prayer is schools is not a thing that was bad. The right to pray individually has been taken away. The right to even mention the Almighty or show reference to Him has been restricted in many places. It is a shame that many do not even know who He is because of the ingorance of few.

Yeah a 15 second moment of silence is really “prayer still in the school”. Youre a joke. The verbal saying of a prayer would be condemned very quickly in many places. Thank GOD we live in a state and region where it is accepted and wanted for children to pray and God is a focus. Also, its not just right here where we should be concerned. Do you think California, New York, and other places allow the things we do? I think NOT!!! Prayer is virtually nonexistant in those places.

Im not for putting an established religion in the schools. Im for the freedom of religion which was taken from them being restored. The right to express it freely. And if you cant see that, then something is seriously wrong. Go to church, wherever it may be.

Some People are stupid

October 21st, 2010
10:24 am

And we have Pat who just described why race relations are what they are now. Way to generalize black people and the NAACP. Apparently its blacks who have many of kids and never get jobs.

vaughn

October 21st, 2010
10:25 am

Death to all bad colored,muslim, and democrat liberals!

Pat

October 21st, 2010
10:25 am

Newsflash: don’t have so many kids out of wedlock and get an education instead and MAGICALLY your people will be better off. MAGIC!!!!!

Georgian

October 21st, 2010
10:25 am

Cynthia,

I cant believe you have no comment to my comments… Hhhhmmmm still scared to debate.

Skitty Fritty

October 21st, 2010
10:26 am

I am an American! I am not a colored person, African American, Italian American, Irish American, Mexican American, etc. I live in American and do not want to live anywhere else. I have been outside of our borders and I am proud to be an American. Why doesn’t our President give a speech on being an American. We don’t need the NAACP or any other organization promoting pride in anything but being an American.

Pat

October 21st, 2010
10:27 am

Not many kids stupid: many kids out of wedlock!!! Many kids while not having a JOB or high school diploma!!! Wake up!!!

HDB

October 21st, 2010
10:27 am

Georgian
October 21st, 2010
10:12 am

“Like another person said, race is an issue because your people keep making it one.” – No, it’s people like you and your political party that consistently makes it an issue! When conservative ads telling Latinos NOT to vote are in the airwaves, it’s an issue; when conservatives and Republicans use the “Southern Strategy” in an attempt to surpress the black vote — it’s an issue! This is happening in 2010…nit just 1964!!

“The last presidential contest was all about getting your black president…” — NO! The last Presidential contest was about the choices that were available: one that could get the nation on a different course than the previous Administration!!

“When will you wake up and realize they dont give a rats end about your betterment as black people” Question: when will conservatives realize that we ARE a constituency and CONSIDER us as such…and address the issues that we deem pertinent…rather than just focusing on a limited segment??

“Whites dont need protection? When Im walking down the streeets of ATL with my wife and kids and thugs are on the street and approaching you for everything, protection is needed.” Are you stating that EVERYONE doesn’t need protection from crime….or only white people should be considered as victims???

“When muggings, robbery, and gang activity take place, protection is needed.” That’s in ALL cases…not just yours!!

“When the NAACP makes wild accusations that could result in hate against whites happens, protection is needed.” Are the accusations based in TRUTH…and it’s something that you can’t handle??

“You really need to think before you go and put in an already volatile black young mans head that white conservative tea party is out to get him.” If you’d attended some of the events as I have….and been called a number of prejoratives…and dealt with the racist invectives….the statements speak volumes!!

Robert

October 21st, 2010
10:27 am

Juan Williams was fired from NPR for his opinion on Muslims and his perceptions of people who committ terroism. Ever since the American People elected President Obama there seems to be a rise in other terroist groups which are claiming to be Christians such as the home grown terroist group known as the “tea party” who uses the same weapons of choice as the “taliban” which are hatred, fear and rage/mop mentality. I wonder if Juan Williams had been fired if he said the same thing about the home grown terroist known as the “tea party”? Whenever I see these “tea party” extremist, mostly white people (klan, skin heads, etc.), I feel uneasy and watch them very closely. We have a double standard regarding who we label as terroist. The American People are sick and tired of ALL terroist groups whether they are Muslims, Christians or Jews.

No More B.O. (It stinks!)

October 21st, 2010
10:27 am

No one is saying blacks are the only ones committing crimes…but if you will take the time to look at the statistics, you will see that the MAJORITY of crimes are committed by blacks. Prisons and jails have the higher percentage of black inmates. They rap and sing(?) about murder, rape, drugs, and beating women. They walk around with their pants “sagging”, and you know where that came from. It came from PRISON when you didn’t get a belt to hold up your pants. Quit advertising your thug mentality, and maybe…just maybe…you’ll get the respect you keep demanding from whites.

Peadawg

October 21st, 2010
10:27 am

Skitty Fritty @ 10:26

Very well said.

Some People are stupid

October 21st, 2010
10:28 am

Georgian-
Uhmm…when did Obama not put his hand over his heart when he said the pledge…that news to me.

Someone asked the question and you didn’t answer. When you want prayer in school. Would you be comfortable if it was a muslim prayer.

Some People are stupid

October 21st, 2010
10:29 am

PAt-
Thats not a black only thing. Both races do that

Pat

October 21st, 2010
10:30 am

Dear NAACP: Black men have 10 times the AIDS rate of White men!! Black boys have a better chance of going to jail than college!!

Fix this instead of going after good tax paying people!!!!!!

Shawn

October 21st, 2010
10:30 am

“People of Color?” Who says that anymore? All it really means is “Colored People” (if you know anything about the English language). It also implies that non-black people have no color. Strangely, the most racist words I hear nowadays come out of the mouths of blacks. Excuse me, African Americans; another idiotic term.

Matt

October 21st, 2010
10:31 am

NAACP wants this race debate going cause that’s all they have left. Why do we keep wanting to separate people. We are all Americans, no matter the skin color. We are a nation under God. God made us in his image. Lets stop this stupid debate over race and work on bringing God back into out schools and courtrooms.

Keep up the good fight!

October 21st, 2010
10:31 am

Howard…All I am saying is quit whining about it and go out and improve your OWN life! The NAACP cannot do that for you.

A great speech from someone who likely is white. However hard to improve life if there is systematic discrimination or if employers discriminate. The NAACP has helped address these problems and why should all americans not speak up and say that RACE, RELIGION, GENDER should NOT have a role in real opportunity. And yes….I know your next cry will be “but..but…affirmative action.” Yes, we have laws to try to rectify some of the disparaties that have occurred but that is because it takes time. We have made some tremendous strides and created a lot of opportunity that is not race based alone. We are not there yet. And affirmative action programs, through all their problems and distorted tales, have as their objective, the removal of race, religion and gender as their objectives.

Oh Please!!!

October 21st, 2010
10:31 am

Keep up the good fight!,
Georgian didn’t say he was needing protection from “only black people,” he said he needed proetction from kids and thugs. Later he mentions that the NAACP may be instigating race-based crimes by inflaming tensions of volatile young black men against whites.
This would be historically similar to blaming the Jews for the problems of the Germans.

WBTravis

October 21st, 2010
10:31 am

Thank you for putting this out there. It`s so nice to know that there are rational people left in the world. Until people wake up to the fact that they are being played by both sets D`s and R`s, Progressive v. Conservative “leaders” we are doomed to keep fighting among ourselves while the ones in power continue to do what it takes to stay in power, keeping us distracted with imaginary or exaggerated divisions. I doubt it will happen, but we really need to clean up the real problem first and throw out the “political class” then we can sit down and work out the details. There are real ideological differences that need to be worked out, but those in power are not interested in doing so. Their interest is keeping their power and sharing it and the money with their backers. It would be just like a good family argument at Thanksgiving, it will get heated, and to continue the metaphor, but we`ll all get back at Christmas.
But what do I know. I`m just one of the right wing “clingers”, and I guess it`s going to get a lot worse before it gets any better.

Pat

October 21st, 2010
10:32 am

Some people: I KNOW white do it to though not on a scale comparable to the black percentage, but this thread is about the NAACP utilizing it’s time and resources WISER!!

Georgian

October 21st, 2010
10:32 am

Keep,

Nice way to use only part of that quote, you learn from Cynthia well.

No I dont believe only blacks commit crime, but once again that was our topic and I hate to stray off topic!

I was simply giving reasons that protection is needed.

Unperceptable? Im not sure I know the meaning to that word as its not one.

Scared? Not hardly. But if you want to throw statistics out of the majority involved in crime and such we can certainly go there:)

Some People are stupid

October 21st, 2010
10:33 am

No More BO-

Uhmm could you do some fact checking.

As of 2008, a statistics report which surveyed all persons arrested for offending, stated that of the crimes surveyed for which the identity of the offender could be determined, 69.2 percent of all persons arrested were white or Hispanic, 28.3 percent of people arrested for offending were black or black and Hispanic; and the remaining 2.4 percent were of other races

TJ

October 21st, 2010
10:34 am

As an Asian and TEA party supporter, I detest what the NAACP have stated calling me a racist! Shame on this organisation. This publicity will certainly backfire and embolden the TEA party movement where it is a multicolored race, not an entire white race as the NAACP puts it. Ever wonder why the Hispanic race is now the fastest growing race in the US and not the blacks? Hmmmm…the millions of black babies being terminated via abortion since its legalisation in 1973. Where is the NAACP regarding this issue?!

Georgian

October 21st, 2010
10:34 am

HDB,

How do YOU know it was a conservative ad that told Latinos not to vote? Is there proof of that?

Contractor

October 21st, 2010
10:34 am

Some People are stupid,

How about you look at some statistics, and even Tucker’s article on how young black kids are dropping out at alarming rates. Drop outs don’t necessarily help society, white, black, yellow, green, or blue skin color. And Pat’s comments don’t put the discussion back to roots of its existence, it’s a fair comment to make that shows the reality of the situation.

Michael

October 21st, 2010
10:36 am

true racism is dead – has been for years. Generation X, Y and even the kids now are integrated together – one melting pot. It’s groups like the NAACP keep it alive and brewing and force it on people

Burberry

October 21st, 2010
10:36 am

@ctucker………..well, sometimes your detractors actually agree with you (like today’s article), but the MAJORITY of the time they’re tearing you a new one. You have a very predictable stance……..stick with it. Detractors be d@mned!

Keep calling it like you see it……………….white group-think will prevent them from seeing it themselves.

Georgian

October 21st, 2010
10:37 am

SPAS,

Obama did not put his hand over his heart several times throughout the campaign. It was virtually ignored. A few news channels covered it.

I said I was not in favor of a led prayer, one that is “made up” by one person. It is the individual persons prayer. So if the individual is Muslim they should be able to pray their prayer individually.

Some People are stupid

October 21st, 2010
10:37 am

Contractor-

Blacks are dropping out at an alarming rate. But unfortanately, this article is about the NAACP and race. And apparently people like Pat seem to have this stereotypical view of black people.

JoeDu

October 21st, 2010
10:37 am

Any claim made that see a small faction of a group and condemns the whole is prejudice and bigoted. A person dislikes a black man, and hence condemns all black men, is a racist, right? It’s a misguided mindset bred of ignorance, pure and simple. The NAACP is doing that exact same thing by calling the Tea Party racist – by seeing a small faction and condemning the whole based on it. That’s the same thing that Joy and Whoopi got so mad about and walked off the set – that a small faction of Muslim extremists do not represent the whole. It’s hypocrisy, it’s dishonest, it’s bigotry, it’s hateful, it’s intellectually void. And folks are pretty damn tired of it.

D Collins

October 21st, 2010
10:38 am

I for one take their comments personaly. My family, Collins, had several members give their LIVES in Southern Ohio and upper Ohio helping people gain FREEDOM on the Underground railroad. I am a TEA Party supporter. THEY have become what their ancestors fought!

Some People are stupid

October 21st, 2010
10:38 am

Gerogian-
Are they not doing that during the moment of silence? There isn’t a restriction on them praying, it is saying the school can’t make that decision.

HDB

October 21st, 2010
10:38 am

williebkind
October 21st, 2010
10:23 am
“Your history education choice promotes division and chaos.”

Not history choice….history EXPERIENCE!! I was born in the Jim Crow South….and there are still pockets of resistence here TODAY!!

“Who exalted the Jim Crow segregation to be the majority. I understood it to be localized and mostly one geographic area.” The majority passed laws that prohibited black people from eating in lunch counters (note: Greensboro, NC), using public accommodations, riding at the back of the bus….marrying whomever they desired (note: Loving vs. Virginia)…it wasn’t just one geographic area…the South — there were instances of this in the FAR WEST (just not as prevalent)!!

“You are still living in the past and I hope that does not affect your future.” Far from it….I’ve grown and succeeded…but I ALSO remember what has happened and see it re-emerging!! Those that forget their history are DOOMED to repeat it!!

No More B.O. (It stinks!)

October 21st, 2010
10:24 am
“I’m sick of “black this” and “black that”. You KNOW what would happen if we had White Miss America (you DID!), White-only colleges (you DID!), NAAWP (you DO!)….

ml

October 21st, 2010
10:39 am

the tea party is here because republicans and conservatives have been taught that admitting to fault or apologizing are weaknesses so they went out and created a dumber and meaner version of a party that has made many mistakes that have hurt this country just so they won’t have to face the many bad things they have supported because they were easily fooled by the use of children, the flag and God to deceive them. when actually, admitting to fault and apologizing and taking real common sense corrections are most times signs of strength, character and intelligence.
and yes, the other side is imperfect, too.
and still 2 wrongs don’t make a right.
but there is a big difference between being imperfect and dysfunctional.
the most conservatives can do when a problem doesn’t look like it can be swept under the rug is to come out and say ‘i take full responsibility’ and then walk away without doing anything and pretending they’re some kind of stand-up guy.
the tactics of demonize, divide and scapegoat have them unable to see past some sort of political DMZ to be able to take all things into account in order to make the best decisions possible on each issue. it’s like thinking with just the lobe on this side of your brain and never using the other one.
probably get about a 50% success rate with that kind of thinking, 50% success rate, hmmm, sound kind of familiar? kind of like the last 30 years.
the answer is not to create a new political party, the answer is to hold the current one, the one you’ve been backing, accountable. take the anger and energy of the tea party and put it back on the people who are mostly responsible and let them know you mean business and want positive results, not just victories at any cost.
the dems are messed up too, but republicans have done the most harm and have been in control 20 of the last 30 years in our government too, think about it.
there is a huge difference between a disappointing friend and a deadly enemy.

Wooooow

October 21st, 2010
10:43 am

Looks like a lot of people in Atlanta need a life and a job :)

Some People are stupid

October 21st, 2010
10:44 am

Georgian-
Please go to youtube and typoe Obama and pledge of allegiance…there are videos with him saying the pledge with his hand over his heart…but even if he didn’t…why is that such a big issue…

HDB

October 21st, 2010
10:44 am

Georgian October 21st, 2010
10:34 am

….from the Daily Caller

Latinos for Reform ad urges Latinos not to vote
By Jessica Puente – The Daily Caller | Published: 4:33 PM 10/20/2010 | Updated: 4:35 PM 10/20/2010

Latinos for Reform (LFR), a conservative group that advocates for Latino concerns, is airing an ad that discourages Latinos from voting in the upcoming midterm elections.

LFR says in the Spanish version of the ad that there is “no excuse” for the lack of action on immigration reform from the current Congress. It attacks “both Democrats and Republicans,” going as far as to call them “traitors” for “playing with our future.” The ad has both an English and Spanish version, with the key difference between the two versions being that the English version singles out Democrats while the Spanish version targets all politicians as having betrayed Hispanic voters.

Some Latino organizations see the ad as a Republican strategy to help their candidates during the midterm elections.

“It is a very well calculated political move, if you are asking Latinos not to vote and 65% of Latinos vote Democrat then the other party will win,” said Hector Sanchez, executive director for the Labor Council for Latino American Advancement.

In a poll early this month, the Hispanic Pew Center reports 65% of Latino registered voters say they plan to support the Democratic candidate in their local congressional district.

One place the Spanish version of the ad is running is in Nevada, where Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is locked in tight race against Republican challenger Sharron Angle.

(dailycaller. com/ 2010/10/20/ latinos-for-reform-ad-urges-latinos-not-to-vote/#ixzz130LjEsnE)

Gator Joe

October 21st, 2010
10:44 am

Cynthia,
I must disagree with you on this issue. The Tea Party is yet another manifistation of long held views racism and bigotry which continue, inwardly with some, and outwardly expressed by others, all brought together because of their unwillingness to accept Blacks (a Black President in particular) and other minorities as their equals, with equal rights. The NAACP, and all organizations who believe in fairness, are correct, and with good reason to denounce these bigots and racists.

Contractor

October 21st, 2010
10:45 am

Some People are stupid,

How is it stereotypical when the points he is making are more true than false? And I know I got off topic by commenting on it, and I apologize for that.

Steve from NJ

October 21st, 2010
10:47 am

Cynthia, I like your article and you’re absolutely right. This is the wrong battle to wage. But as a journalist you should know that race sells papers and gets you publicity. All I’ve seen from the Tea Party is that they are for fiscal responsibility and against high taxes and wasteful spending. I don’t see anything racist in that. The fact that most of the media and anyone else in the Obama camp has tied all this to being racist, that anyone no matter who you are that opposes one iota of Obama’s policies is a racist, kind of speaks volumes of the accusers doesn’t it?

Yes Cynthia there are a thousand battles that could be waged. Those resources could be used more effectively. But the point of fact is that the black community isn’t being used to support Civil Rights as it is today, but being used for the leftist movement. Notice I don’t say conspiracy. Nobody is getting together in a dark, smoke-filled room to make a deal. It’s just that everybody is on the same page and they’re all working towards the same goal.

Point of fact and some other posters have made the same comment. White America isn’t nearly as racist as you, the media portray us to be. It’s the shock and negativity that’s being used to sell papers, and push an agenda. It is not the truth.

Georgian

October 21st, 2010
10:48 am

HDB,

What Southern Strategy is supressing black votes? news to me. Black came out in record numbers last election. You telling me something changed.

I never said everyone dont need protection, it was a general statement. Blacks kill more of their own kind anyway. It is really a disgrace.And if you dont believe the “millions” of black votes got Obama elected you are crazy. 96% of blacks voted for him. That was not an informed vote, many had no idea of the issues. If Obama had been the same person in a white body have the numbers would have voted and the black vote would have been 60-65 percent for him.

So you promote the NAACP telling those lies and having innocent white people hurt or even murdered because of those lies? You really mean that?

My you sure do suffer some racial prejudice dont you. On the job, at events. You just cant catch a break! Every white person you come in contact with must be a racist! But you still didnt comment on the statement I made. Young white ment are being made to believe the tea party is racist out and to get him. That is a lie, and YOU know it!

George W

October 21st, 2010
10:48 am

Stereotypes exist because they are mostly accurate.

kayaker 71

October 21st, 2010
10:48 am

JoeDu,

Scenario…..

You board a Delta flight to LA which is about a 4 hr flight. While taking your seat, you observe four Muslim men, in Muslim garb, about 25 or so, seated in scattered rows throughout the plane. Your pucker factor doesn’t go up? If not, you might gain some satisfaction, as the plane is going down in flames, that at least you were not politically incorrect.
Another thing that Westerners are pretty damn tired of is Muslim men who would seek to destroy us.

Mary

October 21st, 2010
10:49 am

Keep Ur Job

Being a Tea Party-er myself, and knowing many other Tea Party-ers, I truly RESENT the implication that we are all racists. I am not, nor have ever been, a racist. My dad served in the Army for 27 years, and the first 3 years I was in school (back in 1962, ‘63, and ‘64) I went to a DOD school (in Germany) where there were Orientals, Blacks, Hispanics, and Caucasians. I never heard the ‘N’ word until I moved back to America. I nearly got smacked when I came home and asked what it meant. MOST of my Tea Party fellows are NOT racist. Unfortunately, I have no control over those that were raised differently than I was. Your comment that we are ALL racist is as bad as if I said ALL blacks are shiftless and worthless. Neither comment is true. Most TEA Party people are simply “Taxed Enough Already”…. I don’t want MY grand-babies paying for this administrations over-spending!

TheDude

October 21st, 2010
10:49 am

Does the NAACP support the Tea Party? A resounding “NO, they’re all racists!”. Now, does the NAACP support the New Black Panthers? A resounding “YES, they’re all upstanding members of the black community!”. Oh the irony…

Keep up the good fight!

October 21st, 2010
10:49 am

Georgian…again nice try. Your entire paragraph was “Whites dont need protection? When Im walking down the streeets of ATL with my wife and kids and thugs are on the street and approaching you for everything, protection is needed. When muggings, robbery, and gang activity take place, protection is needed. When the NAACP makes wild accusations that could result in hate against whites happens, protection is needed. You really need to think before you go and put in an already volatile black young mans head that white conservative tea party is out to get him. There could be GREAT violence from that.”

My response: “So you are suggesting that only black people commit crimes? Not white people? Or is it just that you feel safer in a suburb like Alpharetta if a white woman comes to your car and gives the same story about needing money. Or when white kids join gangs?

You are suggesting whites need some special protection against what in a discuss on race?

You are worried about protection of tea party members and republicans because of reasoned discussion about the signage that has been used, about their emails. Are you also worried about the Tides Foundation and ALCU in Beck attacks? About the protection of doctors like Dr. Tiller? The NAACP’s program does not nearly rise to the same level of “dicsussion” and incitement. A number of tea parties use words like NAZI and socialism to incite crowds to act and some of those people actually bring guns as a threat (”second amendment remedies” so are you taking against aginst those groups too. Your claim of needed protection rings hollow.

You’re right…I should have used “imperceptible”. But you dodge the point.

Georgian

October 21st, 2010
10:50 am

SPAS,

Moment of silence! You cant say anything during the moment of silence. If a student wants to verbally say their prayer it is rejected. Also how is 15 seconds of prayer beneficial? Or at the most 1 minute of prayer.

Give me a BREAK!

Ragnar Danneskjöld

October 21st, 2010
10:50 am

Well argued, Ms. Tucker. We can disagree without exchanging invidious epithets.

char

October 21st, 2010
10:51 am

Great Article. NAACP has MLK rolling in his grave. They managed to make a racist charge mean absolutly Zero and thats too bad for the real victims of racism!

George W

October 21st, 2010
10:52 am

TheDude……FANTASTIC POINT!

Georgian

October 21st, 2010
10:53 am

HDB,

Latinos for Reform released two ads today with a very different message from many of the ads aimed at Latino voters this political season: Its ads urge Latinos to vote for local and state candidates but to stop short of casting a ballot for Congress. The idea is to send a message to national politicians — and Democrats in particular — that Latino voters demand action on immigration reform, according to the ad. But is it really a good idea to not vote?

Latino voters helped elect Barack Obama and the Democratic Congress in 2008 and have little to show for it in the way of immigration reform, despite Obama’s campaign promise to pass immigration reform within his first year. But given the opposition to nearly every immigration-related proposal from the current class of congressional Republicans, a Republican-led Congress seems even less likely to pass measures like the DREAM Act, which would allow some illegal immigrants who entered the U.S. as children to earn legal status through education or military service.
That’s not the stance Latinos for Reform takes. “Clearly, the Democratic leadership betrayed us,” the ad states. “And now, when they need our votes, they are at it again with more empty promises. Aren’t you tired of politicians playing games with your future?”

Here’s the ad:

Whether Obama and the Democrats should be blamed for the lack of comprehensive immigration legislation is up for debate, but most pro-immigration reform groups have argued that participation in the midterms is especially important for Latino voters because of Republican opposition to immigration reform.

The Latinos for Reform ad may be more along the lines of voter sentiment, though, at least according to polling data. The Pew Hispanic Center found this month that Latino voters were considerably less likely to say they would vote in the midterms than voters overall. The lack of enthusiasm may be because immigration reform efforts failed: A July poll showed that many Latino voters who supported immigration reform would stay home from the polls if it was not passed.

Update: Latinos for Reform is run by Robert Deposada, a conservative political consultant. But he claimed to Politico the ads are not disingenuous because he also opposes some Republican candidates, such as Harry Reid-challenger Sharron Angle. “I can’t ask people to support a Republican candidate who has taken a completely irresponsible and bordering-on-racist position on immigration,” he said.

Tech Man

October 21st, 2010
10:54 am

HDB

The Spanish ad is wrong. It should say find and support those that WILL do something about immigration. Similar to the tea party finding and promoting candidates that will cut SPENDING those for immigration reform need to find candidates that represent them and push them even if they do not win at first.

The Randy Moss thing is absurd. What does she know about a locker room? Makes me think of Deon and Rodman. A show off publicly, hardest worker on the team privately.

Poll watching looks to me much ado about nothing. All parties poll watch and must respect the rules or they will be removed. Heck, the networks when they had money used to poll watch extensively.

Illegal voting billboards. What is wrong with that. Remember ACORN and all extra registrations?

MSNBC dismissed the “bat people” as a few crazy guys and I put much of their hype as the same.

In summary, the first example is totally wrong. the second clip much ado about nothing.

The Dems problems this year begin and end with young voters and the “it’s the economy stupid”. My daughter has always been motivated to vote. My son, his motivation stopped because he thought he had to buy a stamp to mail his ballot back. I had to send him correct postage. Though these two are conservative my son’s lack of initiative speaks to trying to motivate young voters.

techengineer

October 21st, 2010
10:54 am

Pat

October 21st, 2010
10:24 am
Thugreport.com shows the failure of black “leaders” and the naacp.

WOW!!! Why doesn’t the AJC CNN and FOX tell us about all this? wow

Contractor

October 21st, 2010
10:54 am

George W,

I totally agree with you. The truth hurts, and a lot of people don’t want to believe it. I would have to say that the consensus I am seeing on this blog makes the stereotype of the NAACP true. And if anyone needs help on the stereotype as I have come to see, it’s that they are race baiters that will cry wolf at any instance in a way to gain notoriety. They use their own kind to and take advantage of the weaker minds to pursue personal agenda and keep America from moving on from a past that THEY won’t let go, no matter how many benefits and entitlements they get.

Oh Please!!!

October 21st, 2010
10:55 am

White people who disagree with President Obama on economic, social, and or other political issues are cast as racists by the likes of Gator Joe 10:44.
People who are members of the Tea Party consist of all races are also considered racist against blacks because they disagree with our President.
Cynthia, you are on to something. If the NAACP attacks the Tea Party as racist, then the NAACP will alienate not only members of the Tea Party but those people who can recognize a difference of economic and political beliefs are not in any way related to racism.

George W

October 21st, 2010
10:56 am

Contractor……Do you blame them? They keep taking taking taking and nothing is ever good enough.

Lady Liberty

October 21st, 2010
10:57 am

The GOP running the ads for Hispanics?

Incorrect it was a Conservative Hispanic group that didn’t support the Democrat but couldn’t openly support the GOP canidate because of their immigration views.

I guess many here are also forgetting the Black Panther Cases of voter intimidation.

Along with women not being considered people, unable to receive an education, equal pay, or voter rights. Heck, we are still discriminated against. BUT I WOULD RATHER WORK TWICE AS HARD TO BE CONSIDERED HALF AS GOOD THAN BE HANDED MY JOB BASED ON MY GENDER.

The Black American community has a cultural issue. Instead of rebuilding their family unit and pushing ahead they are enslaved by their government and told by Uncle Sam they are only worth XXX amount of dollars. A group like the NAACP should speak out to break the cycle of dependence and teach their communities the American dream. Its not easy but its achievable.

Thought of the day: If we are to spend so much time “Celebrating our Diversity” is it really that much of a mystery to why there is discrimination and hate instead of unity? We are not a diverse nation. We are all created equally equal endowed by our creator with certain undeniable rights. If we taught this to our children instead of diversity perhaps they would start seeing everyone for who they really are: Equal.

Tech Man

October 21st, 2010
10:58 am

Georgian
October 21st, 2010
10:53 am

My view is he should promote a write in vote of those supporting their issues and let the number of write in’s show the two parties the strength of their commitment rather than not to vote.

HDB

October 21st, 2010
10:58 am

Georgian
October 21st, 2010
10:48 am

So…you forget your history about the Southern Strategy and Nixon in 1968?? Have you also forgotten about the disenfranchisement of black votes in Florida and Ohio in the 2000/2004 elections??

Southern Strategy: “From now on, the Republicans are never going to get more than 10 to 20 percent of the Negro vote and they don’t need any more than that… but Republicans would be shortsighted if they weakened enforcement of the Voting Rights Act. The more Negroes who register as Democrats in the South, the sooner the Negrophobe whites will quit the Democrats and become Republicans. That’s where the votes are.”

“And if you dont believe the “millions” of black votes got Obama elected you are crazy…” …..and the millions of ALL American voters too; are you discounting their efforts also??

“So you promote the NAACP telling those lies and having innocent white people hurt or even murdered because of those lies? You really mean that?” From whose perspective are you basing this on? From one perspective, it IS the truth…and has to be considered as such! What needs to be done is an effective countermeasure to disprove that perspective….which has yet to be done!! Remember, the volume of a few can distort the passions of the many!!

“My you sure do suffer some racial prejudice dont you. On the job, at events. You just cant catch a break! Every white person you come in contact with must be a racist!” No—you’re very mistaken; for the many that I have run across who fit such your stated description, the majority, the preponderance of people that I have encounted have been warm, caring, open-minded!! Many of my MENTORS have been white…..and I consider them FRIENDS!! Prejudice?? NO! Bias…beliefs….we all have them!!

Contractor

October 21st, 2010
10:59 am

I guess I can’t, but you would think with the way most things in this country have progressed, they would call of their dogs some. Greed will eventually be the ruin of a lot of people.

jm

October 21st, 2010
11:00 am

Non profits should strive to put themselves out of business. In other words, the problem for which they raise money no longer exists – good outcome, quit working on it.

Racism isn’t gone. But its vastly diminished, and the NAACP no longer has a purpose or place in this world. They should fold up and go home….

Howard Beale

October 21st, 2010
11:00 am

“Keep Up The Good Fight” — okay man, you win. I am bowing out of this argument now. I made my points. I am going to go back to work now and improve MY OWN life. I try not to obsess too much over the problem of race. Yes, I am white. But I do not blindly accept the actions of all white people, whether they be right or wrong, simply because they too are white; nor do I judge anyone based on the color of their skin. My employer is black, and my president is black, and I respect them both. I DO, however, judge people based on their actions. If a man tortures and kills defenseless animals merely for his own sick pleasure, I will decry his actions regardless of his skin color. I will not defend him simply because we are of the same race. In that regard, I do believe I am colorblind; however, I watched as many others defended such a monster simply because they shared his race. I also find it socially repugnant when I see so many young men in my neighborhood (I live downtown) wearing their pants so low that their entire pair of boxer shorts is visible. You can say this is simply today’s “fashion;” but I will tell you that it is a deliberate attempt to shock and intimidate. Notice I did NOT say anything about the color of the young men. If I see a white boy wearing his pants that way I am even more disgusted, if anything. I also find it terribly sad that in the neighborhood where I grew up in the 60s, which was a peaceful, NICE neighborhood (I had no house key; we never locked our front door, day or night, because we felt completely safe) all the houses there now have bars on the windows and doors – which were NOT put there to keep white people out. I know what you will say — this is an economic issue, not a racial one. And, being an economic issue, it must be the haves who are at fault, not the have-nots. In other words, this is all MY fault because I am white. Well, as I said, I am not going to lose any sleep over the “race” issue. I accept it as human nature and a fact of life. “Keep Up The Good Fight,” good luck with your crusade for equality. You’re going to need it. I’m going back to work now. Peace.

Georgian

October 21st, 2010
11:00 am

Keep,

What Im saying is if the NAACP continues with the lies they are telling, they are going to poison the minds of millions of young blacks for years. And that is a shame.

Protection needed? Yeah there could be protection needed. IF the right groups believed the lies of the NAACP protection could be the least of our worries.

Does everything the Tea Party does/say make sense? No. Does everything repubs or dems say make sense? Heck no. But we dont make up lies and call them a racist political group when they are clearly not.

Some People are stupid

October 21st, 2010
11:00 am

Contractor-
The 10 times more likely than hiv true,
College then jail- true.

Pants saggin, many kids, no diploma , no jobs…Naacp endorses laziness, and violence and non responsibilty..

Those are stereotypes..especially how I see just as many white kids, with their pants saggin as I see black kids.

willie lynch

October 21st, 2010
11:02 am

Here we go again. The Teabag movement has how many people in it’s fold? You crying about the 6 people that belong to the New black panther party is worse than the NAACP’s accusations could ever be.

George W

October 21st, 2010
11:05 am

Some People are Stupid…….seriously. I will join you and we can either ride the streets of Atlanta or go to any local mall and we will put your words to the test.

George W

October 21st, 2010
11:06 am

Willie Lynch….why does the black panther party exist?

Georgian

October 21st, 2010
11:06 am

HDB,

Yeah I’ve heard those lies about the 2000/2004 elections before. There was never any proof, except for accustions because Bush was elected.

Southern Strategy of 1968? Really? REALLY? In 2010 you bring up that crap? How is that hurting black voters?

The millions of blacks was the “edge” that got him elected. Wont be that way in 2012 though.

Yeah from the NAACP, extreme black it is the truth. But for you and the NAACP to promote this and potential violence is maddening. You are actually saying you would be ok with violence and revolt against white people. That is scary and you need to get some help immediately.

Ellen Cox

October 21st, 2010
11:06 am

The NAACP is too busy looking for problems, slights, racism as it keeps them in business….enough! I am a proud Tea Partier and welcome ALL who agree with my politics. Stop calling me a racist bc I didn’t vote for Obama. I am a woman and didn’t vote for Hilary. Does this make me anti-feminst? I say those who ONLY voted for him bc he is a Black man are the racists. Retire the flag NAACP…..those who are constantly relivinbg the pain and issues of the past will not have a future.

Robert

October 21st, 2010
11:06 am

I think the NAACP should officially label the “tea party” as “terroist”. Calling the “tea party” racist does not cover all their crimes committed against the American People. Ever since the American People elected President Obama there seems to be a rise in terroist groups claiming to be Christians such as the home grown terroist group known as the “tea party”. The “tea party uses the same weapons of choice as the “taliban” which are hatred, fear and rage/mop mentality. Whenever I see these “tea party” extremist, mostly white people (klan, skin heads, etc.), I feel uneasy and watch them very closely. We have a double standard regarding who we label as terroist. The American People are sick and tired of ALL terroist groups whether they are Muslims, Christians or Jews.

Tech Man

October 21st, 2010
11:06 am

HDB
October 21st, 2010
10:58 am

I failed to mention my distaste of the Nixon strategy. I don’t think that falls under voter intimidation but it is saying a political decision is being made along racial lines.

Keep up the good fight!

October 21st, 2010
11:07 am

“But we dont make up lies and call them a racist political group when they are clearly not.”

OMG, I have not had a good laugh all day. No lies? Death panels anyone.

But on the race issue. Show me where the NAACP has made up lies:

Karen Pack
Karen Pack describes herself as “a Christian, a Tea Party Member, a Constitutionalist and a Patriot”, is the leader of the Wood County Tea Party in Texas. But she also has a history with the Ku Klux Klan. Documents show that Karen Pack of Winnsboro, subscribed to the “White Patriot” tabloid, and that Thom Robb’s Knights of the Ku Klux Klan listed her as an “official supporter.”
Roan Garcia-Quintana
Roan Garcia-Quintana of Mauldin, South Carolina is involved in several local Tea Parties and served as “advisor and media spokesman” for the 2010 Tax Day Tea Party rally in Greenville, South Carolina. Garcia-Quintana recently joined the National Board of Directors of the Council of Conservative Citizens (CofCC), the largest white nationalist group in the country and direct descendant of the white Citizens Councils that fought to defend Jim Crow segregation during the 1950s and 1960s.
Peter Gemma
Peter Gemma, a resident of a Sarasota, Florida, belongs to the ResistNet Tea Party faction. Gemma is also a professional white nationalist. He served as head of Design, Marketing, and Advertising for the white nationalist Council of Conservative Citizens newsletter, the Citizens Informe — which has complained that minorities were turning the U.S. population into a “slimy brown mass of glop.”
Clayton R. Douglas
Sixty-four year-old Tea Partier Clay Douglas lives in Tucson, Arizona. The biker and one-time mayor of the tiny hamlet of Bingham, New Mexico is a member of the ResistNet Tea Party faction. Douglas uses his ResistNet website profile to advertise his Free American website and radio program — which has run racist stories like, “Are the Jews Behind the Destruction of America?” At a conference of another anti-Semitic group, Douglas once blamed Jews for the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Larry Pratt
Larry Pratt of Virginia is a member of two different national Tea Party networks: Tea Party Nation and 1776 Tea Party. He has been promoting the gun and militia movement for years. In 1992 he spoke at a Colorado meeting of Aryan Nations leaders, former Ku Klux Klansmen, and adherents of so-called “Christian Identity” — a doctrine in which Jews are considered Satanic and persons of color are referred to as “mud people.”
Billy Roper
Billy Joe Roper is an enrolled member of the ResistNet Tea Party, a write-in for Arkansas Governor and a founder of the White Revolution. One of White Revolution’s rallies was held in Topeka, Kansas in May 2004, to protest the anniversary of Brown v. Topeka Board of Education, the 1954 Supreme Court ruling that outlawed Jim Crow segregation in education.

Avenger

October 21st, 2010
11:07 am

Cynthia. I agree with you that the NAACP have other issues that they could be concerned with, but they should be able to walk and chew gum at the same time. Who else should call out racist acts if not the NAACP? No one but most of your bloggers would “say”. (not believe) that racism is a thing of the past. Sure, racism is not as rabid as in the 50s,60s, and 70s., but you would have to have your head stuck in the sand (or else where) to believe it has dissapeared – look no further than a lot of your bloggers. No city would get rid of their police department because the majority of their citizens don’t commit crimes. Not too long ago, most Americans if not racists – they sure supported racists. Georgia kept two of these clowns (Russell and Vinson) in office for half a century. America has made some progress in race relations because a lot of Whites might not be heroes like Viola Liuzzo and other White civil right workers, but they realize how evil and destructive racism is. Racism is dead – sure and there are no more criminals.

Oh Please!!!

October 21st, 2010
11:08 am

willie lynch, is the Teabag movement related to the Tea Party movement or are you simply name-calling?

George W

October 21st, 2010
11:09 am

Robert……Did you finish the 1st grade?

Contractor

October 21st, 2010
11:11 am

Some People are stupid,

I see white kids sagging and wearing their had sideways too, but I promise you that there are more tucked in shirts and clothes worn fittingly than sagging ones. I have never heard of a stereotype that puts white men and sagging pants together.

Oh Please!!!

October 21st, 2010
11:12 am

George W, Robert is just a Troll. Please don’t feed the trolls.

kayaker 71

October 21st, 2010
11:13 am

The NAACP treats all blacks as if they are stupid sheep who have some kind of obligation to follow their lead just because of color. Until blacks view themselves as part of scene instead of a peripheral player, organizations like the NAACP will thrive. Until blacks quit walking back and forth over Selma bridge, nothing much will change. I appreciate the struggle, I cannot believe how it must have been to live under Jim Crow but black youth cares about as much about Medger Evans as they do about Ronald Reagan. Opportunities abound in this country for all races to excel. It’s just a matter of grabbing the brass ring and making it happen. But lets leave organizations like the Congressional Black Caucus, the Rainbow Coalition and the NAACP in the dustbin of history where they belong.

Keep up the good fight!

October 21st, 2010
11:13 am

Georgian…tell me what in the statement of The President of the NAACP is an incitement to “potential violence”.

We know the majority of Tea Party supporters are sincere, principled people of good will. That is why the NAACP—an organization that has worked to expose and combat racism in all its forms for more than 100 years—is thankful Devin Burghart, Leonard Zeskind and the Institute for Research & Education on Human Rights prepared this report that exposes the links between certain Tea Party factions and acknowledged racist hate groups in the United States. These links should give all patriotic Americans pause.
I hope the leadership and members of the Tea Party movement will read this report and take additional steps to distance themselves from those Tea Party leaders who espouse racist ideas, advocate violence, or are formally affiliated with white supremacist organizations. In our effort to strengthen our democracy and ensure rights for all, it is important that we have a reasoned political debate without the use of epithets, the threat of violence, or the resurrection of long discredited racial hierarchies

OMG that is so radical. Perhaps before you accuse the NAACP you need to review its true position.

willie lynch

October 21st, 2010
11:15 am

George W,

Like the new version of Hawaii Five-0, I have no idea.

HDB

October 21st, 2010
11:15 am

George W October 21st, 2010
10:48 am
“Stereotypes exist because they are mostly accurate.”

Stereotypes exist because the majority put the disinformation out there to be believed!! Many Asians were told that black people grew TAILS at night…they believed it for a LONG time!!

Tech Man October 21st, 2010
10:54 am

The Spanish ad is what has me on guard politically…if it can happen in one area….
The billboard..if it were to be ACCURATE…should have multiple faces of ALL ethnicities…..not just minorities; that’s my beef!!

Lady Liberty October 21st, 2010
10:57 am

“A group like the NAACP should speak out to break the cycle of dependence and teach their communities the American dream.”
THEY HAVE BEEN!!! Many just don’t hear about it as much!!

“We are not a diverse nation. We are all created equally equal endowed by our creator with certain undeniable rights.” If we are equally endowed…why have minorities NOT been equally TREATED?? Problem is that this nation is NOT equal…anad we ARE diverse…diverse in race, culture, ideology…and politics!! There are varying degrees of ideology that affect us ALL!! Justice is not equal: black people get longer jail sentences that white people for commiting the same crime; employment is NOT equal: women and minorities are not in positions of authority in relation to white men.

What needs to be achieved IS equality…of consideration and opportunity!! Because of an individual’s GIFTS, there can never be equality of RESULT…but that’s fine!!

George W

October 21st, 2010
11:17 am

HDB….your point? Aren’t most black people taller than Asians?

George W

October 21st, 2010
11:17 am

Oh Tails hahahaha my bad …..hahah

George W

October 21st, 2010
11:17 am

HDB……Do you?

dumbcrkr

October 21st, 2010
11:18 am

Black people should be given their own land here in the U.S. Maybe SC, GA, FL and AL. They should be supported financially and materially by the U.S. and allowed to govern themselves as they see fit. Hey, it’s working in Palestine.

Where did you folks find Kyle? Can anyone get a job here?

October 21st, 2010
11:19 am

Which one do you want to hire?

- one guy did the work, took the test, but failed cause he couldn’t get the math right.

- one guy turned in someone else’s work and got an A.

Which one do you want to promote? The cheater or the guy who did the work even if it wasn’t perfect? That’s what Republicans have to ask themselves in November. The cheater or the bad math kid?

SweetT

October 21st, 2010
11:19 am

Keep 9:03 am,
Are you serious? You honestly believe that black people are the only race discriminated against? Like white people can’t be discriminated against? Get a clue. Unjust things shouldn’t happen to anyone regardless of race, color, or creed because of their race, color or creed. But it does regardless and the color of the victim and the perpetrator can be any or all. Period! You would be ignorant or brainwashed to believe otherwise.

Keep up the good fight!

October 21st, 2010
11:19 am

George W makes trolls look intelligent.

ken R

October 21st, 2010
11:22 am

Tucker, how does it feel to have some of your supporters throw you under the bus? You say one thing that they disagree with and suddenly you are an Uncle Tom or a Lap Monkey. Maybe now you know how Condi Rice and many other educated Blacks feel.

Keep ur Job is a complete moron and everytime she writes she proves it.

Why was this blog taken down so fast????????????????????????

Keep up the good fight!

October 21st, 2010
11:22 am

SweetT….I am very serious in my posts. You can read them all. If you want to claim ignorant or brainwashed, then do so. You are entitled to be as ignorant as you want of my true position which has been very clear.

willie lynch

October 21st, 2010
11:22 am

The rash of articles and reports that state white men are being discriminated against has done more to rally this group in a shared understanding of their percieved plight. Is it true?

Finn McCool

October 21st, 2010
11:24 am

Opportunities abound in this country for all races to excel. It’s just a matter of grabbing the brass ring and making it happen. But lets leave organizations like the Congressional Black Caucus, the Rainbow Coalition and the NAACP in the dustbin of history where they belong.

LOL, so says the white guy. Too funny. It’s just that easy.
Snap your fingers! Click your heels together!

willie lynch

October 21st, 2010
11:25 am

ken R,

Do you feel better?

Helen48

October 21st, 2010
11:25 am

This is what the Tea Party Movement is about (via wikipedia)

The movement’s primary concerns include, but are not limited to, cutting back the size of government, lowering taxes, reducing wasteful spending, reducing the national debt and federal budget deficit, and adhering to the United States Constitution.

I’m a member of the Bellingham Tea Party in Northwestern Washington. My husband and I are currently hosting a DVD course on the origins of the Constitution. The people who attend our class are good people of all ages who care about life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, all of which the Constitution was created to protect. In addition, we have attended educational and patriotic Tea Party events that focus on Conservative values and fiscally responsible government. We love our family, our fellowman (all of them), and our country. We also believe, as did the Founders, that our inalienable rights come from God, our Creator–not from the government. We are saddened by the direction our country has been taking for far to long (long before Pres. Obama), and we want to do everything in our power (such as it is) to return our country and our government to the beacon of hope and the standard for freedom it was always meant to be. Is this such a radical agenda?

HDB

October 21st, 2010
11:27 am

Georgian October 21st, 2010
11:06 am
“HDB, Yeah I’ve heard those lies about the 2000/2004 elections before. There was never any proof, except for accustions because Bush was elected.” Nope – not lies!! It was shown that Jeb Bush disenfranchised almost 50,000 black votes by purging the voters rolls in Florida (Miami Herald, Tallahassee Democrat); in Ohio and Missouri, people were told that the polls were closed even though they had been standing in lines for HOURS (Cleveland Plain-Dealer)!!

“Southern Strategy of 1968? Really? REALLY? In 2010 you bring up that crap? How is that hurting black voters?” 1) Show me an area that has consistently marginalized the black vote since 1980 by being TOTALLY Republican? 2) Show me where black candidates have been voted into office by the GOP since JC Watts and Gray Franks?

“The millions of blacks was the “edge” that got him elected. Wont be that way in 2012 though.” If EVERY black person voted for Obama, that would have been enough to get him elected; it took a coalition of independent and Democratic voters to win the election!!!

“But for you and the NAACP to promote this and potential violence is maddening.” NO one is advocating violence….but what you think you’re feeling is how many black people ARE feeling and HAVE BEEN feeling for years!!

Oh Please!!!

October 21st, 2010
11:30 am

How long do the tails grow. Inquiring minds need to know.

grannyd

October 21st, 2010
11:32 am

I have two mixed gkids, their father is black. Because I made an anti-Obama remark one day, I have been accused of being in the TeaParty and a KKKer and am no longer allowed to see them. In his warped lil mind, anyone that is not PRO black, is a racist. I asked if he had ever looked in the mirror when he said the word racist. TeaParty not racist- me- not racist to color only to STUPID. We should declare open season.

Finn McCool

October 21st, 2010
11:33 am

…our inalienable rights come from God, our Creator–not from the government.

Ok, let’s see God get your Lexus back when it’s stolen or come and put out the fire when your house is going up in flames. And let’s wait for God to check our beef roast for deadly bacteria before we feed it to our kids.

Robert

October 21st, 2010
11:34 am

George, What part of my statement do you disagree with?

1. NAACP offically labeling the “tea party” as a “terroist” group.

2. Since the American People elected President Obama there seems to be a rise in other terroist groups which are claiming to be Christians such as the home grown terroist group known as the “tea party”.

3. The “tea party” uses the same weapons of choice as the “taliban” which are hatred, fear and rage/mob mentality.

4. The “tea party” extremist, mostly white people (klan, skin heads, etc.),

5. I feel uneasy and watch them very closely. We have a double standard regarding who we label as terroist.

6. The American People are sick and tired of ALL terroist groups whether they are Muslims, Christians or Jews.

Georgian

October 21st, 2010
11:35 am

Keep,

So you throw out 4-5 names out of millions and the Tea Party is a party of racists? Being affiliated with those groups means nothing.

Oh Please!!!

October 21st, 2010
11:36 am

From reading this blog, I can’t help but recall the SNL skit with Eddie Murphy changing his race to white and getting all sorts of special treatment when blacks were not around.

Russ555

October 21st, 2010
11:37 am

Means are different but the goals are pretty much the same.

James E. McMullen, III

October 21st, 2010
11:38 am

It is a shame that the NAACP has become part of the problem of racism. They, along with the Democrats and socialists, have been driving wedges between the black community and everyone else. They have helped in the destruction of black families and their communities as we have seen in the ghettos around our country. They have helped maintain the roles of welfare, that has seen 2, 3, and 4 generations living off the taxpayers of this country instead of getting educated and becoming part of the solution of improving these communities. They have defended the violence against police who have been frustrated to remove the drug dealers, thugs and perversion from these neighborhoods. The NAACP is, like this feckless government in Washington and local socialist influenced government, part of the problem, not a part of the solution to return our country back to the principles, morals and values of our Founding Fathers.

Finn McCool

October 21st, 2010
11:40 am

Helen48,
Right now you can believe in any God you want to believe in. With a radical change in government, that freedom might go away.

Think about what lengths radical elements went to to keep a Muslim community center out of a specific city block. all it takes is a little fear in the wrong hands and you might only be allowed to believe in a Baptist God or a Methodist God, or a Catholic God.

Oh Please!!!

October 21st, 2010
11:40 am

So Flinn our inalienable rights include police and fire protection as well as the FDA? Is that what you are saying?

Avenger

October 21st, 2010
11:41 am

kayaker. “Until blacks quit walking back and forth over Selma bridge, nothing much will change. I appreciate the struggle, I cannot believe how it must have been to live under Jim Crow but black youth cares about as much about Medger Evans as they do about Ronald Reagan. Opportunities abound in this country for all races to excel. It’s just a matter of grabbing the brass ring and making it happen” I am confused. You pretend to know what Blacks need to do, but you say “I cannot believe how it must have been to live under Jim Crow” Why not, you are old enough to have lived back in the 50s when the majority of Americans supported racism. Here is a news flash – the brass ring existed in the nineteenth and twentieth century too.

Lady Liberty

October 21st, 2010
11:43 am

In addition to my prior post,

It is correct people are not treated equally. Blacks, Hispanics, Minorities are treated more equal than Whites and Asians. Afforded more oppurtunities and assistance on the backs of their countrymen.

The level of this absurdity is seeing new heights. In my profession certain classes and tests are required. The entrance exam to enter the New York Fire Department was thrown out because not enough blacks passed.

Any minority should have their blood boiling.

Instead of training more and educating themselves more the test was called racist and thrown out. Even though its been in place for years and ensures canidates have the required basic knowledge to run in a burning building while others are running out.

And I will correct you. We are not a diverse nation. We are a nation united under the Declaration of Independence and Constitution. We may have different colors, religions, etc but those founding documents have to unite us.

“United We Stand, Divided We Fall.”

Keep up the good fight!

October 21st, 2010
11:43 am

Georgian…I threw out 5 names of people with influence within the party…so why are they still there. I put out a part of a statement from the NAACP prosident that says that not all Tea Party members are racist..you choose to ignore that. Now why dont you read the entire report of the NAACP and then have an informed discussion.

Being affliated with those groups does mean something. But perhaps not to a person who states I have always said you have blacks and then you have BLACKS. And there is a BIG difference. as you have.

You also dodged the question about why you claim the NAACP is trying to incite violence but ignore the Beck and Tiller concerns. Why is that?

RGB

October 21st, 2010
11:46 am

Since conservatives are dumb and Democrats “know what’s best for those of us who aren’t as smart as Democrats”, then you should be quite confident the Democrats will strengthen their majority in both houses of Congress–shouldn’t you?

As for me, I’ll stick with Herman Cain and like-minded people who believe government is too big and too expensive and is quickly ending an Exceptional America.

To trot out some obscure, heretofore unknown commercial about some “group” wanting to suppress votes and suggest that it is representative of conservatives or Republicans is laughable. To be accurate, that group was upset about Democrats not passing comprehensive immigration reform. Groups that favor CIR aren’t conservative.

These obscure groups don’t scare me–what scares me is our elected officials–meaning almost ALL Democrats and many of the Republicans.

You people have cried wolf waaaaay too often. It doesn’t work any more.

Robert

October 21st, 2010
11:46 am

Oh Please,

I am sick and tired of ALL “tea party” lunatics who are ruining this country by spewing their venum of hatred, fear and rage/mob mentality which are the same weapons of choice used by other “terroist” such as the “taliban”. The American People are sick and tired of all terroist whether they are Muslims, Christians or Jews.

CT the black Hillary

October 21st, 2010
11:48 am

Juan WIlliams was dropped by NPR for stepping in the PC bear trap..It’s like a leftist circlular firing squad..the only people who give a flying pig F*** about being PC anymore are leftists, so only leftists are harmed by the PC police..gotta love the Serlingesqe irony!

Some People are stupid

October 21st, 2010
11:48 am

Georgian-

Sorry for the late response

How long do you want them to pray. I can say the Lord’s Prayer in 30 seconds. Seriously, do you want every students to all start praying out loud. And then we can have the muslim students get their daily prayers in as well. I mean seriously…how do you want god in school.

CT the black Hillary

October 21st, 2010
11:52 am

screw god, get GOVERNMENT out of schools..send your kids to private school..not a government indoctrination center. When I graduated high school in 1999 schools had already started to shift from teaching facts and skills to targeted socialization and idealogical(leftist mainly) indoctrination.

I'm Just sayin

October 21st, 2010
11:54 am

@ No More B.O. (It stinks!)

October 21st, 2010
10:24 am

I’m sick of “black this” and “black that”. You KNOW what would happen if we had White Miss America, White-only colleges, NAAWP, UWCF, WET TV…? The list goes on and on. If we even TRIED to lable something white-only, it would be WWIII in the streets.

Yeah, we would have America in the pre-civil rights era. The “good old days” the Tea-Party is looking to “restore”

George W

October 21st, 2010
11:55 am

11 DAYS!!!! Tick tock Tick tock……..THANK GOD!

CT the black Hillary

October 21st, 2010
11:56 am

Typical government school example..

If mohammed has 24 apples and he eats 4 and gives 1/4 of the remainder to Juanjulio, how many will mohammed have left and how many would he have had if the evil white capitalists didn;t control the apple supply?

p.s.. the Answer is…If Mohammed is homosexual it doesn’t matter how many apples he has, you have to respect his lifestyle choice per the UN declaration of human rights.

Some People are stupid

October 21st, 2010
11:56 am

Targeted socialization and leftist indoctrination like what? Please cite some type of examples

James

October 21st, 2010
11:57 am

First and foremost I am an AMERICAN. I am from Indian (native) and Scottish Highlander heritage. My ancestors fought during the Revolutionary war to make this land free. I know most of their names, I know the ones who died doing this. My ancestors also fought during the Civil war. Part of the family from Mississippi and Alabama lent over 60 of its sons and only 37 returned. The other half of the family was in Abraham Lincolns inner circle. One even being his Attorney General.. the other his closest friend.

As I said, I am an AMERICAN first and foremost. No matter what your skin color is.. if you were born here (exempting illegal entrants) and raised here YOU ARE AMERICANS. I’m not going around telling people… “Hey, I’m NATIVE AMERICAN, SCOTTISH AMERICAN!”. I am purely AMERICAN. Be proud of your heritage as I am proud of mine, but we, as a people here in America cannot afford to be divisive and pull away from what we truly are.

I am a STAUNCH CONSERVATIVE. Whatever that conjures up in your minds I dont particularily care. What’s important is .. what do I believe and what am I willing to stand up for? I am willing to stand up beside ANY man.. I mean ANY man who will stand there and defend this Country against it’s enemies. Something which I have done, I’m an honorably discharged disabled US Military Veteran.. who actually enlisted in my State Guard too. I dont give a rats A$$ what color that man is beside me.. he is my brother if he will shed his blood with me. If that mans stands up for the poor and for the orphans.. He is my brother. If he offers a “Hand UP”… not a continuing “Hand OUT”. I will stand in defense of those who need it.. and would by arms oppose those who would enslave.. even though my family over 160 years ago owned slaves.

I am for ACCOUNTABLE Government and a SMALL GOVERNMENT. I do NOT believe a HUGE Federal Government serves the people.. it only takes. I believe in fostering the BEST and MOST FRUITFUL economies so that a man can make a GOOD living and not be hand to mouth.. which I am myself at some times. I am AGAINST a Government that is so huge and becomes such a swollen gulping pit that it drains the soul of a nation.

I am for people being RESPONSIBLE for their actions, or lack thereof. I do NOT believe in RE-DISTRIBUTION of wealth.. that is SOCIALISM.. and if anyone has ANY wisdom.. they can see in History that EVERY instance of Socialism has failed miserably. The problem is, the ones at the top run out of other people’s money to hand out.

I am for normalization of ALL things. If a test is given for a job.. the best man should get the job.. no matter what his skin color… that cuts both ways you know. We have Black Doctors, Astronauts, Laywers.. PRESIDENT.. there is NO EXCUSE that Blacks cannot achieve these things. Just as people said the same to my ancestors whom they assimilated.

I am a TEA PARTY member, but first and foremost, I am an AMERICAN. Now tell me .. what can you say to DISAGREE with me? This is common sense.. GET to know WHO you say you hate before you go to war with them.. you may find out .. “They” are YOU too.. Blacks in record numbers are joining the Tea Party because they are FED up with the Republicans AND the Democrats.

Just a little food for thought.. Dont think ether the Republicans or Democrats are your friends. The Democrats have HIJACKED the Black cause since Martin Luther King Jr… who by the way was a Conservative REPUBLICAN.. NOT a democrat. He mistrusted Kennedy deeply. Kennedy only got involved because he was FORCED to. Only ONE party has actually helped Americans of color.. Republicans. Starting with Abraham Lincoln (Republican) and on and on.. they were the party who tried to give Blacks a hand up. Republicans signed MORE legislation in favor of minorities than Democrats EVER did. So why are most Blacks Liberal Democrats.. this is the Mystery…

George W

October 21st, 2010
11:57 am

CT the black Hillary……..that was hilarious!

George W

October 21st, 2010
11:58 am

MLK was a Republican!!! I agree 10000000%

Some People are stupid

October 21st, 2010
11:58 am

Contractor/Pat/George W/Georgian-

What is your perception of black people….just want to know what you think about us. Serious question

Keep up the good fight!

October 21st, 2010
11:59 am

CT the black ignoramus…now there you go messing up a day of somewhat rational argument with pure stupidity.

Tiger

October 21st, 2010
12:02 pm

It’s nearly election time. The NAACP is worried that thier side might lose in the coming voting. So thy label the tea party “racist”. It’s just another tired attempt to get the base fired up, rehashing old events, myths and past injustices. Having lost the battle for the minds of the voters in America, the NAACP is cynically using the race card to motivate turnout. It’s not that they really beleive the Tea Party is racist, they just need people to get excited and angry. Even as the NAACP accuses others, they stand themselves using anger, lies and mob action as the basis for their political influence.

Some People are stupid

October 21st, 2010
12:02 pm

So let me get this, MLK was a conservative republican, but wanted FEDERAL intervention in civil rights…that’s not very conservative…

I get tired of hearing this everytime CT has a race article. Was MLK a republican, yes…old south democrats were for segregation..kinda goes against his whole purpose…however the platform of those republicans during mlk times…are similar to the platforms of todays democrats..look at the dixicrat platform…segregation, states rights, George Wallace was for limited goverment…what party does that sound like.

John

October 21st, 2010
12:03 pm

This organization has out-lived the usefulness of the laudible message it once carried. It really has fizzled itself into non-existence outside its own screams for attention. This organization is more bent on creating divisiveness than harmony.

CT the black Hillary

October 21st, 2010
12:05 pm

what party runs on segregation? just curious..

Segregation is generally the natural order in nature and human nature, and integration should never be forced..but no party runs on forced segregation today..

FAIL

willie lynch

October 21st, 2010
12:05 pm

CT,

If a Republican Senator is sitting in a bathroom stall soliciting the “johnson” of another visitor does that mean he has the same rights as Mohammed?

Pamela

October 21st, 2010
12:06 pm

The TEA party is made up of ALL parties. I can go to a TEA party meeting/rally/boot camp and sit among democrats, republicans, green party, Independents and libertarians and we ALL agree on the Core values. CORE VALUES of the Tea Party are Fiscal Responsibility, Limited Government and
Free Markets. Period. I have never been to a meeting where they said “just vote Republican.” Ever. They do however teach us to become involved and educate ourselves. The Tea Party core values are the values that America was founded on and they have roots in our shared heritage and belief in natural law. They derive from a belief in free will and the primacy of an individual who is responsible for his/her own actions.

~ An individual who is personally responsible will be fiscally responsible.

~ An individual who is personally responsible will make better decisions than a distant federal government.

~ An individual who is personally responsible will productively respond to and interact with markets.
I am a TEA party member and I will NEVER bomb a church or start a war or become an assassin but I will educate myself on candidates and vote out those that lie, cheat, steal and ignore my valley and deprive it of water. I am not a racist and never will be, I have friends of many faiths, colors and creeds and I respect and love them all and will continue to do so. I am not a gun toting, uneducated moron but I do love that the liberal media portrays me as such because then I get to SHOW people how the lying left leaning liberal media is the one that is attacking and lying…not the conservative media.

Yes, Rev. William Barber, I agree with you that hate speech must stop. The question now is when will you stop your hate speech against me? *ding* Round 1.

CT the black Hillary

October 21st, 2010
12:06 pm

Or as Angela Merkel says , rightly so, “multiculturalism has failed”

CT the black Hillary

October 21st, 2010
12:07 pm

willie, yes, Barney frank can suck as many d***s as mohammed ..isn;t love grand

Some People are stupid

October 21st, 2010
12:08 pm

Ct the Black Hilary-
You got me..i meant to say segregation as a states rights issue( That’s how George Wallace defended it). Not saying a party is actually running on segregation but on States Rights.

Das Right

October 21st, 2010
12:08 pm

Of course MLK was a republican. He presented an image of piousness while sleeping around all over town.

ml

October 21st, 2010
12:08 pm

it was a mistake to confront the tea party before first sweeping around one’s own back door.
and also it is idiotic to argue with an idiot

Finn McCool

October 21st, 2010
12:09 pm

So Flinn our inalienable rights include police and fire protection as well as the FDA? Is that what you are saying?

No. But the argument can be made that the police don’t just protect the rich, the fire dept. don’t just put out house fires in certain neighborhoods, and the FDA checks the food that everyone buys – not just the tax payers.

Das Right

October 21st, 2010
12:09 pm

CT,

Try as you may Barney Frank ain’t hiding….sorry.

Keep up the good fight!

October 21st, 2010
12:09 pm

Amazing that the people who claim that history should be ignored as to racism but quick to claim history as to Republican party….while at the same time ignoring the racism and supremecists in the current republican/tea party.

James

October 21st, 2010
12:09 pm

SomePeopleAreSTupid – Wrong. The Old South Democrats did NOT turn into Republicans.. they just quit saying what they believed and stuck a pacifier in people’s mouths to shut them up. Whoever told you there was a “Turn Around” in the parties is DEAD wrong. Did you know that dear “Jessee Jackson” changed his political positions 180 degree’s when he ran for President? At first he was Against Abortion – when Dr. King was alive.. now he is paid BIG $$$ by planned parenthood.. is he for abortion? ABSOLUTELY. He and Sharpton have actually changed the opinions of Blacks and made them think it was “the other party”.. when in FACT it was THEM.

James

October 21st, 2010
12:11 pm

Whats even more insidious is the fact that Jesse Jackson & Sharpton will NOT discuss WHY they changed their political opinions and parties after Dr. King was killed.. ON KENNEDY’s watch.

James

October 21st, 2010
12:12 pm

I will tell you Exactly WHO are the REAL Racist… they are the ones screaming “RACISM!!!”… Those are the ones you need to watch out for.

Finn McCool

October 21st, 2010
12:13 pm

Looks like some of you don’t recall political history in the 60’s. Prior to Lyndon Johnson, most of the conservative-types were in the Dem party. When Johnson passed Civil rights, Medicare, etc. the conservatives, racists, etc all left the Dem party and joined the Republican party.

Later on Nixon saw the anger and ran on that anger bringing more into the fold of the Republican party.

James

October 21st, 2010
12:14 pm

James @12:09 did you make up a blog name or you name jacking? Anyway- grabbing my top hat and coat and jumping on our new trolley-

CT the black Hillary

October 21st, 2010
12:14 pm

Barney is a tad chubby to easily hide..plus, face it, the lisp gives him away…

I do not know why some gays hate themselves..sucks to be them I guess..I never worry about others so I never gave it any thought.

Finn McCool

October 21st, 2010
12:15 pm

Dr. King was killed.. ON KENNEDY’s watch

James, you trying to give history lessons? LOL. Google is your friend.

dumbcrkr

October 21st, 2010
12:16 pm

James,

Al Sharpton was 14 years old when Dr. King was killed. And that was 5 years after JFK. You have to stop reading those Klan history books, there’s a reason the south lost.

George W

October 21st, 2010
12:16 pm

Finn….so what is your point?

Keep up the good fight!

October 21st, 2010
12:18 pm

Finn…well of course, James means that Kennedy was watching from heaven right? I mean 1968 vs 1963.

George W

October 21st, 2010
12:21 pm

HAHAHA…….

Georgian

October 21st, 2010
12:21 pm

Keep,

Republicans were the champions of the black man. It didnt change, blacks were just conned into believing a lie. Where is the racism and supremeists in the party? No one said ignor history, but no one wants you to hang onto it either. If Southerners hung on to the injustices done to them by Northerners after the Civil War, where would we be?

George W

October 21st, 2010
12:21 pm

Anyone doubt that MLK was a Dem?

CT the black Hillary

October 21st, 2010
12:22 pm

MLK was a marxist, so to hell with him
J Edgar had proof..but once someone gets their head blown of the deification begins, it seems..

sigh

George W

October 21st, 2010
12:27 pm

I dont think MLK was a marxist. Was he?

George W

October 21st, 2010
12:28 pm

MLK was a republican…..through and through.

CT the black Hillary

October 21st, 2010
12:30 pm

George W, Google Bayard Rustin..kings “community organizing” mentor and right hand collectivist

kevinbgoode

October 21st, 2010
12:31 pm

Yes. . .we are just one big happy melting pot – it is merely coincidence that the minority straight white males seem to continue to be the overwhelming majority holding positions of power.

George W

October 21st, 2010
12:31 pm

I will in a few…

George W

October 21st, 2010
12:31 pm

kevinbgoode….yep because they are the cream of the crop!!!

Keep up the good fight!

October 21st, 2010
12:32 pm

Georgian…so who is Jim Russell and why is he a Republican supremecist and current candidtate for Congress?

Ryan J. Murdoch (Murdough), registered republican racist in New Hampshire who is also state chair of American Third Position, a political party that “stands for the interests of white Americans”.

Why did David Duke become a Republican?

Funny…I heard something about a Confederate flag…but of course Southerners never live in the past.

CT the black Hillary

October 21st, 2010
12:33 pm

Yeah, kevin,

Obama and Pelosi are keepin the black and brown man down and the women in the kitchen..

George W

October 21st, 2010
12:33 pm

CT…..haha great point.

CT the black Hillary

October 21st, 2010
12:35 pm

David Duke ran as a republican, with the denouncement of the republican party of LA, because the incumbent was a democrat…

Facts..the cure for liberalism

CT the black Hillary

October 21st, 2010
12:37 pm

^5 GW..gotta get back to making some money today..WAR EAGLE!!

JKL2

October 21st, 2010
12:41 pm

keep- She also acknowledges, after her debate, that the 1st amendment includes the separation of church and state.

“It’s really funny the way that the media reports things,” she told ABC News. “After that debate my team and I we were literally high fiving each other thinking that we had exposed he doesn’t know the First Amendment, and then when we read the reports that said the opposite we were all like ‘what?’”

O’Donnell explained her line of questioning to Coons was not because she didn’t know the First Amendment, but to the make the point the phrase “separation of church and state” does not appear anywhere in the Constitution. The Supreme Court has interpreted the First Amendment’s declaration that Congress “shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion” as a legal separation between government and faith.

“I asked him where in the Constitution is the phrase ’separation of church and state,’” O’Donnell recounted. “He said the First Amendment. I followed up with, ‘Can you name the five freedoms that are guaranteed to us that are protected by the First Amendment?’ And he could not.”

I guess she doesn’t agree with you after all.

Some People are stupid

October 21st, 2010
12:43 pm

Since apparently there are 2 James I don’t know who to respond to.
Where did I say the Old South Democrats became Republican.

Georgian-
I would really like to know what your perception of black people are?

El Jefe

October 21st, 2010
12:48 pm

JKL2,

A literal, non-lawyer, reading of the First Amendment is actually a protection of Religion from the intrusion of Federal Government.

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;…”

No where does it provide protect from Religion intruding on Government. The Constitution is the Supreme law of the land, as described in Article VI of the Constitution. The Supremes use of a letter between Jefferson and a Baptist Minister to interpret the First Amendment was in my opinion vastly wrong.

pickle

October 21st, 2010
12:51 pm

Have you noticed that there are no Asians or Latinos screaming for affirmative action? Could it be that those minorities are happy to work, where the black minority is less than willing to work and would rather get a free handout to support their babies? Don’t get me wrong, Latinos are getting the handouts too, but they are working, as well.

Some People are stupid

October 21st, 2010
12:52 pm

Affirmative Action works for Latinos and asians as well. It’s for minorities.

Old Southern Man

October 21st, 2010
12:53 pm

The sad part of this is OBAMA has done more in 21 months to the demise of racial relations, than even George Wallace had in 20 years. Obama has created a racial line that will take years to correct. Rev. Barber and the NAACP, should step-up and condemn Obama for setting the NAACP’s efforts to hold to their policies. The TEA Party has done nothing to cause anything in the RACIAL DIVIDE except to police it’s self and stop anyone who would try to undermind their high standards and morals. WHERE IS THE NAACP, WHEN THEY ARE NEEDED TO STOP, EVEN THE PRESIDENT,from damaging the RACIAL RELATIONS ? NO WHERE TO BE FOUND!!!!! So the NAACP, needs to either PUT UP or SHUT UP about the TEA Party and start doing something to SHUT UP the President from hendering and hurting centuries of GOOD WORK for the African-American RACE !!!

El Jefe

October 21st, 2010
12:54 pm

Some People are stupid,

If Affirmative Action does not help all races – isn’t it discriminatory? Is it Really just for Minorities?

guy

October 21st, 2010
12:55 pm

Always remember,you can’t please angry groups like the NAACP.They’re always being mistreated and it’s always someone else’s fault.
Hear nothing,say nothing. You can’t fix stupid!

Some People are stupid

October 21st, 2010
12:56 pm

Old Southern Man-

Could you please provide examples of how Obama has contributed to the demise of racial relations. Besides the Gates thing, that’s actually the only thing relating to race that he has dealt with. I have yet to see his “black”Agenda…and can’t recall any law he signed for”blacks” only…but if you don’t mind, please enlighten me/

Georgian

October 21st, 2010
12:56 pm

SPAS,

I think there are many good hardworking honest black people. I work and am friends with many. They would not label me racist.

There are some that cling to the past as a means to get something they have not worked for however and that is not right. They seek to use their color and the past as a means to move up in the business world, to get a free living, and to do basically what they want.

pickle

October 21st, 2010
12:56 pm

Yeah, stupid, but you don’t see them standing out there pouting when they don’t get accepted into a job or the school they want to attend, unlike blacks who cry foul whenever somebody doesn’t hand them something they feel ‘entitled’ to. The difference between blacks and other minorities is that the other minorities don’t feel entitled to anything and would rather work hard to get farther in life. Blacks just want to bi.tch and moan and have it handed to them.

Some People are stupid

October 21st, 2010
12:58 pm

El Jefe-

I never said it wasn’t discrimatory. At the time it was put in place to offset years of discrimination. It applies to all minorites, not just blacks. You only refer it to blacks because at the time, they were the biggest majority.

Avenger

October 21st, 2010
12:58 pm

kayaker. This bigoted gibberish (’Until blacks view themselves as part of scene instead of a peripheral player’ – ‘ You board a Delta flight to LA which is about a 4 hr flight. While taking your seat, you observe four Muslim men, in Muslim garb, about 25 or so, seated in scattered rows throughout the plane. Your pucker factor doesn’t go up? If not, you might gain some satisfaction, as the plane is going down in flames, that at least you were not politically incorrect.’) that you spout explains why you don’t have a clue about Blacks.

What next?

October 21st, 2010
12:58 pm

Keep up the good fight!
@ 9:07

Really? What about black people in Chicago openly saying that if McCain won the election, white people better have an Obama sign in their window or their house would be messed with? Is that discrimination?

How about the black panthers that were accosting white voters during the Obama/McCain election? Wouldn’t it be discrimination if the kkk was accosting black voters?

The Duke Lacrosse kids? The ones that were assumed guilty because they were rich white kids? Did Jesse ever apologize for the discriminatory remarks he made back then? Discrimination?

Better yet, how about you walk through the projects of Chicago as a white man at night. If you made it through without some sort of race based violence then we can talk.

Just because it isn’t as openly reported, does NOT mean that it isn’t there in plain site.

Some People are stupid

October 21st, 2010
12:59 pm

Georgian-

Appreciate the response. I asked because from reading the comments, some people have a perception that all blacks have multiple kids, are lazy, and have no education. I think when this new generation grows up, some of the clinging to the past part will(for lack of a better term) die out.

HDB

October 21st, 2010
1:02 pm

El Jefe
October 21st, 2010
12:54 pm

Many have forgotten that the greatest beneficiary of Affirmative Action has been WHITE WOMEN!!

pickle
October 21st, 2010
12:51 pm

Could it be that those other minorities have not been castigated by white people, where the black minority has been marginalized, targeted, greatly discriminated against, and required governmental intervention to even be CONSIDERED American citizens? Could it be that the media has fueled the portrayal of black people as uneducated…and the corporate power structure – who has maintained a financial windfall at the portrayal – desires the continuation of the fallacy??

Think about it……

JKL2

October 21st, 2010
1:02 pm

finn- Opportunities abound in this country for all races to excel. It’s just a matter of grabbing the brass ring and making it happen. But lets leave organizations like the Congressional Black Caucus, the Rainbow Coalition and the NAACP in the dustbin of history where they belong.

LOL, so says the white guy. Too funny

It’s amaizing how immigrants (legal and illegal)can come to the US with nothing and be successful, but that poor black urban male…it’s all whitie’s fault.

Some People are stupid

October 21st, 2010
1:03 pm

pickle-
That’s a broad generalization. If someone is more qualified, and is better in every category than there white counterpart and is bypassed for a school, or a promotion, I’m pretty sure they are gonna think it is racial. How many black people have you seen pouting about not receiving something. If you put in a hard day’s work, are you not entitled to your paycheck.

El Jefe

October 21st, 2010
1:03 pm

Some People are stupid,

One of the groups that have taken advantage of Affirmative Action is women, any race. With in the Federal Government rule and regulations regarding minority set asides for government contracts, it specifies Minorities and Women.

Therefore, my question regarding the ” It’s for minorities.” quote from your post.

Finn McCool

October 21st, 2010
1:03 pm

JKL2 is defending O’Donnell?

There are no mulligans or “do overs”. She can’t come back later and say “oh, i meant this even though I said that.”

She’s an idiot. Face facts and get on with life.

Some People are stupid

October 21st, 2010
1:05 pm

What next-

Examples 1 and 2 were not discriminatory. Wrong use of the word. 1 was a hate crime, 2 was intimidation. 3.Is bigotry I believe.

Some People are stupid

October 21st, 2010
1:06 pm

El Jefe-

They classify women as minorities.

Pretty much the majority is WHite Male.
DBE-White Female Business Enterprise
MBE-Minority Business Enterprise

Georgian

October 21st, 2010
1:06 pm

SPAS,

From personal experience I know this not to be the case. But I hate it for honest black Americans that the NAACP has become what it is and is not truly helping them more. I honestly feel that while perserving the history of the past is important, using it as a crutch is the thing that is holding blacks back. Black people will NEVER get anywhere by using the card that they are owed something because they were wronged 50 or 150 years ago.

HDB

October 21st, 2010
1:07 pm

El Jefe
October 21st, 2010
1:03 pm

Women are placed in the Affirmative Action statutes due to their lack of representation in employment areas…particularly management. In that aspect, women are considered as an economic minority……

Finn McCool

October 21st, 2010
1:07 pm

pickle’s never seen a homeless asian person?

Maybe get out of the suburbs sometime? There’s a whole wide world out there.

willie lynch

October 21st, 2010
1:07 pm

Old Southern,

??? How has the Black/White man in the White House hurt race relations?

pickle

October 21st, 2010
1:08 pm

HDB and SPAS: you are only marginalized because you allow it to happen. You’d rather sit back and complain on this blog than get up and prove people wrong. I don’t see any Asians or Latinos on here yelling about whitey holding them back – only blacks. And if anyone had a right to yell, it would be Latinos since nobody agrees with them being here illegally- but they still don’t yell. They go on about their work and they make blacks look like the slacker minority.

Mike

October 21st, 2010
1:08 pm

What choice does the NAACP have? The principles of the Tea Party advance ALL citizens, regardless of their color, and make groups that purport to advance only some people based on their color obsolete. Any black or white or any color person is better off coming to a Tea Party and meeting his neighbors and letting his voice be heard, than supporting the NAACP and busting out with stuff where every failure gets blamed on racist white people. As long as you have someone to blame, you will never advance yourself, and that’s true for anyone.

willie lynch

October 21st, 2010
1:10 pm

What next?,

That was funny!

pat

October 21st, 2010
1:10 pm

I must disagree. I think the NAACP needs to step up their attacks. The media swarms around it like flies on a turd and gives the Tea Party movement tons and tons of exposure. Especially since the claims of racism are patently false, it makes the Tea Party movement look even more attractive and the NAACP less and less relevant. This is especially important over the next two weeks.

pickle

October 21st, 2010
1:11 pm

Gotta go work. People on welfare are depending on me.

JKL2

October 21st, 2010
1:12 pm

robert- The “tea party” uses the same weapons of choice as the “taliban” which are hatred, fear and rage/mob mentality.

Is this why they have so much violence and destruction at those tea party rallies? Oh, I forgot. They have never had a single episode. It’s all your peaceful liberal/union rallies that cause all the problems(see France, Greece). I guess it’s because they “care” so much.

Some People are stupid

October 21st, 2010
1:14 pm

Pickle-
Huh,How am I marginalized? I never mentioned anything about being wronged. I’m 28. Jim Crow was dead before I was born. I went to Auburn and VT, I got just as many white friends as black. I worked hard and got everything that my hard work afforded. I’m gonna need you to read and comprehend my comments before you reply next time.

dumbcrkr

October 21st, 2010
1:14 pm

I’ll try again…

Black people should be given their own land here in the U.S. Maybe SC, GA, FL and AL. They should be supported financially and materially by the U.S. and allowed to govern themselves as they see fit. Hey, it’s working in Palestine.

El Jefe

October 21st, 2010
1:14 pm

Some People are stupid,

So a group that is the majority of our population is call a minority. Gee, and people wonder why government speak has no meaning anymore.

I agree with you that due to under representation they should be included. As I stated a couple of times – it was your statement that Affirmative Action was only for minorities, it was written to protect any race that suffers discrimination. It was written color blind. While that is an idealists view on it, sadly it is not enforced that way.

Georgian

October 21st, 2010
1:14 pm

Sorry Keep,

I have tried to respond to you several times but I have been blocked every time I comment on it.

HDB

October 21st, 2010
1:15 pm

Pickle-
“If someone is more qualified, and is better in every category than there white counterpart and is bypassed for a school, or a promotion….”

Question: A black person is interviewed for a position, highly qualified..highly educated….and is told that once he’s placed in the position, he would be training his MANAGER!! If the person is capable of training the manager, doesn’t that same person have the ability to BE the manager?? If it is NOT racial, please explain what ELSE it could be!!!

Georgian

October 21st, 2010
1:16 pm

So Keep,

Russell wrote about discouraging interracial marriage. That worng?

JKL2

October 21st, 2010
1:16 pm

keep- you claim the NAACP is trying to incite violence but ignore the Beck and Tiller concerns

Show me anywhere Glenn Beck has incited violence. Did you see his 8/28 rally? I don’t know anything about Tiller, but I’ll say you’re clueless on Beck.

Some People are stupid

October 21st, 2010
1:19 pm

El Jefe-

I completely understand the double speak comment.

The reason it’s not enforced that way is because the majority is mostly white men. They are always gonna be adversely affected by it because its a minority protector.

JKL2

October 21st, 2010
1:20 pm

finn- JKL2 is defending O’Donnell?

Last I checked, she’s not from my state (or GA for that matter). Since I’m not voting for her, it doesn’t really matter. Just saying that what she said was correct (which it is). Doesn’t matter how your media wants to spin it.

Joel

October 21st, 2010
1:23 pm

Keep up the good fight!

October 21st, 2010
12:32 pm
Georgian…so who is Jim Russell and why is he a Republican supremecist and current candidtate for Congress?

Ryan J. Murdoch (Murdough), registered republican racist in New Hampshire who is also state chair of American Third Position, a political party that “stands for the interests of white Americans”.

Much like the NAACP, for black folks right?

pickle

October 21st, 2010
1:24 pm

No, HDB, it doesn’t mean the black guy should get the job! I am a woman and I’ve had to train my male managers but you never saw me running off to cry discrimination! You obviously seek discrimination everywhere you go! Do you think it’s ok to deny qualified white college applicants admission so that a college can meet their minority quota, even though the minority isn’t qualified?

HDB

October 21st, 2010
1:24 pm

pickle
October 21st, 2010
1:08 pm

One – I have NEVER allowed anyone to marginalize me; white society has marginalized me since they don’t believe that I am educated, experienced AND well-travelled!! For numerous positions I have applied for, I have had my credentials QUESTIONED as being authentic!!

Two – I am probably OLDER than you…HAVE EXPERIENCED Jim Crow, segregation, marginalization…..and have surpassed expectation; I ALSO see history attempting to repeat itself….and am speaking out to PREVENT the reoccurrance!!

Three – The paradigm that is portrayed by many pertaining to black people (lazy, uneducated, unmotivated…) is CONTRARY to everything that I have experienced!! I rail at the blanket condemnation of black people by conservatives…..my experience is that the preponderance of black people are educated, hard working, well versed/travelled!! THAT is what’s NOT being seen!! SPAS is evidence of those that I know of….not what is seen via the media!!

Georgian

October 21st, 2010
1:26 pm

Murdoch has been condemned by the NH Republican party

Some People are stupid

October 21st, 2010
1:26 pm

Pickle-

If you had to train your managers, did that not upset you?

Georgian

October 21st, 2010
1:29 pm

HDB,

Didnt you just argue this crap last week? And you recite the same thing over and over. You must have it on copy and paste. Because its word for WORD what you told and asked me. Give it up, get over it. You were not passed over because you were black. You got passed over because apparently you werent good enough and got your job taken by someone you helped train. Happens all the time even to white people. You couldnt cut it as management obviously so they gave it to someone deserving.

HDB

October 21st, 2010
1:29 pm

pickle October 21st, 2010
1:24 pm
“No, HDB, it doesn’t mean the black guy should get the job! I am a woman and I’ve had to train my male managers but you never saw me running off to cry discrimination!”
There IS a problem when a person is more qualified than his contemporary — and has to TRAIN his manager…doesn’t matter who it is!! In certain instances, it IS discrimination….either against the black man….or a woman!! I don’t seek discrimination…it rears its head occasionally!!

Do you think it’s ok to deny qualified black college applicants admission so that a college can meet their legacy quota, even though the legacy isn’t qualified? Works the same way!!!

QueDawg

October 21st, 2010
1:30 pm

Wow! You can tell the dumb people have awaken. As it gets later in the day the comments are more and more borderline. What really kills me is that several of you honestly have no clue as to what is REALLY going on. No matter what Rush, Sean, and Bill say the tea party (or factors of) have racists people in it. PERIOD. Google Dale Robertson, Leader of Texas Tea Party!!!!!

James

October 21st, 2010
1:30 pm

I’ll give you a GOOD example of why Whites are so tired of hearing Racism and are now yelling it back. A position at the hospital where I worked as an IT Manager came open. Understand, I have a Degree AND multiple certifications and over 25 years in the industry.. I KNOW my stuff. I myself sat down one day and wrote out 25 questions that ANY applicant for the position of Network Engineer should know.. if they dont.. they wouldnt even be considered. Out of 50 applicants I had ONE black, a girl who’s sister worked at the hospital. The requirements for the position was .. at a MINIMUM “Microsoft Certified Professional”. We however overlooked that for the girl to interview with us. It was “Professional Courtesy” to one of our employees that we did this. It had nothing to do with her being black, yellow, brown or purple.

Out of the 25 “Real WORLD IT” questions, the girl answered ZERO correctly. She had only been involved with editing a website at her prior position… NO OTHER IT Experience. She was ELIMINATED from consideration. I’m talking about a person who could Not even give us the term for DNS – (Domain Naming System) used in the internet… yet she interviewed for a Network Engineers position… Go figure.

A week after we hired a young man (who answered 24 of the 25 questions) we (the IT Director and I) got called into the Presidents office and asked why we were being racist? Her charges were that the test was “SO HARD that even the guy giving it couldnt answer the questions”.. funny, I’m the one who came up with them!?!?!? Anyway.. we explain how a rock out in the garden had a better chance of knowing more about Information Technology than that girl did. She got the NAACP involved and even the local paper. She pulled out EVERY possible gun she could to get that job. In the end our decision stood when the facts came out.

Jump forward 5 years, I’m the IT Manager for another Technology company. We were looking for a Network Engineer for our new diversification (business). We interviewed 15 candidates. In the end a really smart and intelligent BLACK man landed the job. I wont use his name, but worked out well.. did his job and knew what he was suppose to know. We became good friends. He even came up a few times to visit me in the hospital when I was laid up. He called me his “Brother from another mother”.

The girl who tried to bully the hospital into giving her the job by screaming “racism” went home empty handed.. but this happens more times than you can imagine. There was no “separate” test for blacks, latinos.. there was ONE test.. either pass it or fail it. If you cant pass it and others can.. look in the mirror for the problem. We found out later that the previous employer (who contacted us) was bullied into hiring her in the same fashion. He ended up hiring “ANOTHER” Web expert to actually manage the website with her just doing small edits. She couldt explain a Cascading Style Sheet no more than she could Physics.

I think even BLACKS are tired of Blacks pulling the race card. “CJ” (as I’ll call him) was an Independent. He would get so angry at both ends of the spectrum.. same as me. He was just a hard working AMERICAN .. like me trying to get through. Whats happening is that the Extreme fringes are furious that yelling “Racism” dont work no more. Its been used and used and used until now.. it means nothing. NOW these same people cant use it as a crutch.

These are the same people who have no more idea about who REAL TEA PARTY people are than a man on the moon. They envision Jim Crow incarnate as the ones behind the movement.. not realizing that the Tea Party are just normal folks, housewives, working people that are FED UP with Washington DC BULLSH**. It is in fact the fringe elements who have infiltrated some Tea Party branches and tried to paint them in a bad light until they were EXPOSED and thrown out. They always say, if you cant beat em, join them and ruin them from the inside. The Tea Party is a Movement.. thats it. NOT a 3rd party.. it has Republicans, Democrats and everything else in between in its ranks. AND.. it has A LOT of black, minorites too.

So.. if whoever keeps shouting “inequality” will shut up long enough.. they will discover that they are morons for ignoring all the opportunites that they missed because they were BLIND..

JKL2

October 21st, 2010
1:31 pm

HDB- If it is NOT racial, please explain what ELSE it could be!!!

Without knowing all the specifics, manager is not the position he’s being hired for. He might know more than the manager in one specific area but not be covering the scope of the entire dept. The place I worked in college, I trained the three managers over me. (One was black if that makes you feel better). I was a college student so they weren’t going to give me the job because I was considered a “temp” employee (I worked there 3 years).

pickle

October 21st, 2010
1:33 pm

HDB,

How do you know that you are older than me? You assume too much, which gets you in trouble. Also, you are a victim of yourself and nothing more. I’m sorry that your credentials are questioned , but maybe is not because of your skin color but because of your attitude and the way you carry yourself. If I were interviewing you for a job and had only your blog comments to judge you on, I wouldn’t hire you either. Not because you’re black, but because you aren’t mature enough to carry on any type of conversation without inflecting some tone of discrimination. You would be a liability to my company because you would be seen as a loose canon that had could offend clients. PERIOD! It’s your crappy attitude holding you back – and your sense of entitlement.

HDB

October 21st, 2010
1:33 pm

Georgian
October 21st, 2010
1:29 pm

Nope…don’t need to cut and paste…..experience and recall!!

“You got passed over because apparently you werent good enough and got your job taken by someone you helped train. Happens all the time even to white people.” HIGHLY DOUBTFUL!! Please show me where a highly qualified white person has been asked to TRAIN his BLACK manager with NO experience!! Haven’t experienced that in my work experience!! As I’ve stated, I MAY be older than many here…so my experience WILL differ!!

“You couldnt cut it as management obviously so they gave it to someone deserving” Hww do you know if I’m qualified for management if I’m not even afforded the opportunity??

QueDawg

October 21st, 2010
1:36 pm

Georgian, your spouse must not be in town to argue with you because you are really treading thin ice with your comments. Blacks do not use the “race card” as a crutch but moreso as a reminder that less than 50 years ago. Your mother and father condoned racial things! They say, “If you do not know history you are destined to repeat it.”

pickle

October 21st, 2010
1:38 pm

Again, HDB, see your comment above. It’s your attitude not your skin color. And no, I wasn’t upset that I had to train my manager because he had other experience and education that I did not possess.

HDB

October 21st, 2010
1:40 pm

pickle
October 21st, 2010
1:33 pm

It’s not an assumption if the EXPERIENCE has shown this to be true!! I don’t consider myself a victim of myself…..but I know that the only entitlement I EVER ask for is the OPPORTUNITY and CONSIDERATION that ANY American should receive…no more..no less! The problem is that in many circimstances, that hasn’t happened! Attitude?? NO! Credentials? NO?? I can deal with seniority or someone having better credentials…that’s not even an issue with me…..but when ALL are considered…and I have the best credentials….and am NOT hired for someone with lesser…comparatively…..what OTHER than race is the primary focus!! The “loose cannon” would be the one who has the lesser capability to perform…which would drag everyone ELSE in a company DOWN!!

Some People are stupid

October 21st, 2010
1:41 pm

Pickle-

I still wanna know how I am marginalized……kinda shocked and hurt by your comments..:-(

pickle

October 21st, 2010
1:42 pm

HDB:
How do you know you had the best credentials? Did you interview the person? Again, your assumption that you were more qualified bit you in the arse!

HDB

October 21st, 2010
1:42 pm

pickle

October 21st, 2010
1:38 pm
Problem is…I had the experience AND education..and foreign language skillset that the hired manager DIDN’T!! How would you feel in THAT instance??

Georgian

October 21st, 2010
1:43 pm

QueDawg,

You knew my mother and father? So you can make that charge? They condoned nothing! See that is the problem. It is assumed that all whites were racist then, which is simply not the case. Leave my mother and father out of this, you disgraceful human being.

Im not treading on anything. Nothing I have said has been wrong. It is the truth. Get over the past.

pickle

October 21st, 2010
1:44 pm

I’m sorry I hurt your feelings, SPAS. It was directed more toward HDB.

HDB

October 21st, 2010
1:45 pm

pickle

October 21st, 2010
1:42 pm
HDB:
How do you know you had the best credentials?

One…the interviewer told me!
Two. The person they eventually hired was someone I trained in a prior company.
Three: See nuumber two! The person called ME after he was hired to ask MY assistance! By that time, I was in a position I was overjoyed to get the opportunity!!

No assumption….

pickle

October 21st, 2010
1:45 pm

HDB:
Just because you had three qualifications that they noted does not mean you were qualified for other demands of the position.

QueDawg

October 21st, 2010
1:46 pm

Yes they did!!! Sorry for telling you the truth. They did nothing to speak out against it, then they condoned it.

Get over the past. If I killed one of your family members and after I got out of jail in 15-20 would you as you stated, “Get over the past”

HDB

October 21st, 2010
1:47 pm

Some People are stupid
October 21st, 2010
1:41 pm

Pickle was aiming at me…..you just got caught in the crossfire!
You are, however, evidence that the black paradigm is one that has been ALWAYS based in education and effort…….

pickle

October 21st, 2010
1:47 pm

Now, I really do need to get back to work. Go ahead and debate me while I’m not here because you know you won’t win if I am here.

QueDawg

October 21st, 2010
1:47 pm

ps. GEORGIAN…..I never said that all whites were racist. All blacks dont use the race card either.

Georgian

October 21st, 2010
1:48 pm

HDB,

Your arguements contradict themselves. The job you are describing would not be available to a much older gentelman that got the college education at an early age as you say. It simply does not add up.

You dont have the experience of a white training a black manager cause you aint white. It does happen, to say it doesnt is a lie and stupid.

You show you are qualified for management b4 you go into management by the job you do. Obviously your work on the job was not that good even though you havd the degree, book sense. You just wasnt management material.

Georgian

October 21st, 2010
1:50 pm

QueDawg,

There were MANY whites that spoke out against it. How the H-E- double hockey sticks you think civil rights laws were passed?! By white people you moron! They enforced the law! They made sure things were done right. Many even stood by blacks and fought with them for equal rights.

You are clumping all whites into one category from the 60’s and saying they were all racist. What does that make you?

HDB

October 21st, 2010
1:51 pm

pickle
October 21st, 2010
1:45 pm

The problem with that train of thought is that you would state that there is no discriminatory factors based in a decision when there always is! Discrimination doesn’t have to always be racial…personality, motivation…..whatever…but how would you know that one doesn’t have the capability if the opportunity isn’t offered?? How would you know of one couldn’t meet the demands if the risk isn’t taken??

BTW….that person they hired didn’t last six months….because he wasn’t qualified……

Georgian

October 21st, 2010
1:52 pm

QueDawg,

IF you killed one of my family members, vengence would not be mine, so I would be content with letting the Master take care of you.

QueDawg

October 21st, 2010
1:53 pm

I wasnt speaking about all whites, and I made that clear. I was asking about your parents. My parents did! You are acting like they did blacks a favor by passing civil rights!!! It was the DESCENT AND RIGHT THING TO DO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

willie lynch

October 21st, 2010
1:53 pm

Now that the pie is getting smaller more whites are begining to feel the pressure hence the “reverse racism” argument.

There’s a book called When Affirmative Action Was White by Ira Katznelson, some of you might want to read it.

Some People are stupid

October 21st, 2010
1:53 pm

Georgian-

Not to piggyback off HDB but to say someone isn’t management potential is somewhat vague. In his example, he has the skill set, the experience, and was told by the interviewer he was the most qualified. How can you determine if someone is management potential until they are put in management. I know many people who sucked as staff but had a talent for project management.

HDB

October 21st, 2010
1:56 pm

Georgian
October 21st, 2010
1:48 pm
The job you are describing would not be available to a much older gentelman that got the college education at an early age as you say. It simply does not add up.

The college education AND experience were attained at a similar timeframe. The experience INCLUDED management and training! References were exemplary…….

YOUR assumptions are incorrect………I had been in management BEFORE and was applying for a comparable position…….

HDB

October 21st, 2010
1:57 pm

Some People are stupid
October 21st, 2010
1:53 pm

THANKS….you make my point!!

QueDawg

October 21st, 2010
1:58 pm

GEORGIAN………………..SO THEN HOW CAN YOU SAY LET THE PAST GO WHEN SO MANY OF MY ANCESTORS WERE KILLED FOR NO REASON!??!?!?!? It is easy to make blanket statements when you have not been the subject of the action.

HDB

October 21st, 2010
1:59 pm

QueDawg
October 21st, 2010
1:53 pm

YO…what chapter, FRAT!!??

El Jefe

October 21st, 2010
2:01 pm

Speaking of discrimination –

I guess Juan Williams upset the ever tolerant NPR folks.

George W

October 21st, 2010
2:07 pm

Juan Williams has a legitimate arguement.

QueDawgMuPsi

October 21st, 2010
2:14 pm

Enter your comments here

George W

October 21st, 2010
2:14 pm

Everyone leave?

willie lynch

October 21st, 2010
2:16 pm

George W,

What would that arguement be?

George W

October 21st, 2010
2:17 pm

He made a comment that he get nervous when he gets on a plane with a Muslim. Dont we all to some extent? Isnt that him just voicing his opinion?

Big D

October 21st, 2010
2:20 pm

CT…The NAACP has run it’s course and it is now no more than a source of income for the proprietors.
We have a black President and some the most lucrative payed individuals in the world.
Anything else that they do will be a detraction form previous accolades.

Georgian

October 21st, 2010
2:21 pm

QueDawg,

You dont think there were white slaves?

And how do you know your ancestors were killed for no reason or even slaves? You must have a better record of your family’s history than most! Fact is none of you know what it was truly like then or what your individual family faced. It was different for each one.

pat

October 21st, 2010
2:23 pm

@quedawg~ The NAACP has it’s fair share of racists too. Yes, black folks can be racist too. That doesn’t mean the whole damn thing is racist.

Big D

October 21st, 2010
2:28 pm

Georgian…I have Indian,Black and Irish….
I believe I could hate somebody all day, everyday if I used the same line of reasoning my fellow blogger s use. Damn that Cromwell….Vikings…Jackson….Custer….Forrest…
No more excuses people…

Dick Hertz

October 21st, 2010
2:30 pm

Ms. Tucker needs a Niemoller refresher I guess. Maybe a review of the life of Ernst Rohm as well.

HDB

October 21st, 2010
2:33 pm

QueDawgMuPsi
October 21st, 2010
2:14 pm

Lambda Iota — Fall, 97!!

George W

October 21st, 2010
2:59 pm

I guess everyone is out…..have a good day.

CDWTX

October 21st, 2010
3:03 pm

You are absolutely right, it is obvious that the NAACP has become an arm of the Progressives, and is abandoning the incredible work done against racism, by using the names and tragedies that led to the changes we have seen so far, to promote attacks against people who simply care about America and its future as a free, and successful society.

AmVet

October 21st, 2010
3:04 pm

“Dont we all to some extent?”

No. But the more easily frightened do…

George W

October 21st, 2010
3:07 pm

OH GREAT AMVET IS HERE!

CopyandPaste

October 21st, 2010
3:31 pm

CT,
WOW. I can’t believe you are critical of a liberal organization. Nice going. It seems you can think for yourself.
You will be like Nostradamus on this one. Your prediction will come true.

everyoneknows

October 21st, 2010
3:36 pm

NAACP is on par with the KKK. Neither is worth a minute of thought in these modern times.

Atico

October 21st, 2010
3:40 pm

All human beings are racist. Some more than others. So what’s new? The above fact was true 9000000BC and will remain true until the end……..of course this is when you die!

Nothing Is Free

October 21st, 2010
3:58 pm

Ms Tucker

Bravo!! Bravo!! Bravo!!

If everybody is a racist, then nobody is a racist.

G. Jeremy

October 21st, 2010
4:05 pm

I am the Tea Party and you are right, the Tea Party will use the NAACP’s own words against them. To call someone a racist because they disagree with our liberal president is inexcusable.

Keep up the good fight!

October 21st, 2010
4:06 pm

Well finally Nonsense you admit you are a racist…and definitely a nobody.

Jack

October 21st, 2010
4:07 pm

Just noticed that Juan Williams was fired by NPR for making a “bigoted” remark.

Keep up the good fight!

October 21st, 2010
4:08 pm

Jeremy..I posted the statement of the NAACP President…did you bother to read it. The NAACP has not called every tea partier a racist.

Nothing Is Free

October 21st, 2010
4:09 pm

Keep Up

Having a bad day, little boy?

Keep up the good fight!

October 21st, 2010
4:16 pm

I’ll post it again. But you can view the report to naacp.org.

We know the majority of Tea Party supporters are sincere, principled people of good will. That is why the NAACP—an organization that has worked to expose and combat racism in all its forms for more than 100 years—is thankful … this report that exposes the links between certain Tea Party factions and acknowledged racist hate groups in the United States. These links should give all patriotic Americans pause.

I hope the leadership and members of the Tea Party movement will read this report and take additional steps to distance themselves from those Tea Party leaders who espouse racist ideas, advocate violence, or are formally affiliated with white supremacist organizations. In our effort to strengthen our democracy and ensure rights for all, it is important that we have a reasoned political debate without the use of epithets, the threat of violence, or the resurrection of long discredited racial hierarchies.

This July, delegates to the 101st NAACP National Convention unanimously passed a resolution condemning outspoken racist elements within the Tea Party, and called upon Tea Party leaders to repudiate those in their ranks who use white supremacist language in their signs and speeches, and those Tea Party leaders who would subvert their own movement by spreading racism.

The resolution came after a year of high-profile media coverage of racial slurs and images at Tea Party marches around the country. …
At first, the resolution sparked defensive, misleading public responses from the usual corners. First, Tea Party leaders denied our claims were valid. Then Fox News repeatedly circulated the false claim that we were calling the Tea Party itself racist. Then their commentators and other media personalities said the Tea Party was too loosely configured to police itself. Local NAACP volunteers and staff members around the country were barraged by angry phone calls and death threats. Yet, amid the threats and denials, something remarkable began to happen: Tea Party leaders began to quietly take steps toward actively policing explicitly racist activity within their ranks.

Before the end of July, the Tea Party Federation had expelled Mark Williams, then-president of the powerful and politically-connected Tea Party Express for his most-recent racially offensive public statements, a move they had previously refused to make. The move was significant for three reasons: 1) it proved wrong those national leaders and news personalities who said the Tea Party was too loosely configured to insist its leaders act responsibly, 2) it sparked a rift among Tea Party leadership between those who are tolerant of racist rhetoric and those who would stand against it, and 3) it showed our resolution was having an impact. Soon after, Montana conservative Tim Ravndal was fired as head of the Big Sky Tea Party Association after local media published messages posted to his Facebook account that appeared to advocate violence against gays and lesbians.
In the midst of all this, Tea Party leaders moved quickly to take on a communications strategy typical of corporate crisis public relations. A “Uni-Tea” rally to promote Tea Party diversity was hastily organized, while FreedomWorks launched a “Diverse Tea” web initiative to spotlight pictures of nonwhite Tea Partiers. There was a Tea Party leadership “race summit” facilitated by Geraldo Rivera.

In August, Fox News personality and Tea Party icon Glenn Beck instructed his followers to leave all signs at home in the lead-up to his rally on the National Mall to avoid media scrutiny, and has since admonished Tea Partiers across the nation to “dress normally,” lest their signs and t-shirts distract from the fiscal message for which he would prefer the Tea Party be recognized. In some areas, the response appears to have spread beyond the Tea Party itself. In September, former Florida Republican Party Chair Jim Greer made a surprise public apology for the “racist views” among some members of his party.

These are welcome first steps. They promote diversity and acknowledge the inherent perception problem that plagues the Tea Party: that while many of its leaders are motivated by common conservative budget and governance concerns, for too long they have tolerated others who espouse racism and xenophobia and, in some instances, are formally associated with organizations like the Council of Conservative Citizens—the direct lineal descendant of the White Citizens Council.

This report, from the Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights, serves as a cautionary reminder that Mark Williams is not unique within Tea Party leadesrhip circles and that ties between Tea Party factions and acknowledged racist groups endure. It is the most comprehensive research to date into the Tea Party’s scope and emergence onto our political landscape.

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Report Table of ContentsTHE REPORTAll of Tea Party NationalismForeword
Introduction
Origins of the Tea Parties
Racism, Anti-Semitism and the Militia Impulse
Who is an American? Tea Parties, Nativism and the Birthers
Correlation Between Unemployment and Tea Party Membership?
Tea Party Factions
FreedomWorks Tea Party
1776 Tea Party
ResistNet
Tea Party Nation
Tea Party Patriots
Tea Party Express
Report Authors
Endnotes 1-100
Endnotes 101-200
Endnotes 201-280
Acknowledgments

THE DATA Report Data and VisualizationsTea Party Geography
Tea Party Growth Chart
Tea Party Chapters Map
Tea Party Rallies Map
Tea Party Caucus Map & Table

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Nothing Is Free

October 21st, 2010
4:20 pm

Keep Up

REally god job of cut and pasting. I really like the fact that you also included the links at the bottom of the page.LOL

Damn, you are dumb.

Keep up the good fight!

October 21st, 2010
4:23 pm

Today’s discussion is for grownups Nonsense.

Trot along Nonsense, dont let your hooves trip you on the carpet. The door is on the left since it must be hard to see with your head up your tushy.

Mary T. Rosenello

October 21st, 2010
4:24 pm

II figured the Naacp was just another arm of the Democrat’s when they came out against school vouchers ( not exactly clear thinking)

Nothing Is Free

October 21st, 2010
4:29 pm

Keep Up

Since you have no life and live here, perhaps you should brief me.

But considering your emotional maturity, your lack of education and your lack of decency, it is obvious why you spend your pathetic life on a computer blog.

Nothing Is Free

October 21st, 2010
4:31 pm

Yet another reason to put the Republicans in charge in two weeks:

If NPR is so much against freedom of speech, pull their funding and take away their freedom of speech.

CUT THEIR FUNDING COMPLETELY!!!!!!

Let liberals support them. they will be gone in two weeks.

Ivan Cohen

October 21st, 2010
4:33 pm

Miss Tucker, the title of this article infers you people(NAACP) are getting out of your place. The time for shuffling, buck dancing and going yassir master is over. You and the black President are the indirect beneficiaries of the Civil Rights Struggle. He remembers every now and then the bridge which brought him over, too bad the same thing can’t be said about you.

Keep up the good fight!

October 21st, 2010
4:34 pm

Nonsense…speaking of pathetic and dumb moves…This discussion is race…NPR is on Jay’s blog. Do try to keep it straight chucklehead!

Betty

October 21st, 2010
4:35 pm

Couldn’t agree more, the NAACP should not waste its resources fighting the tea party

Nothing Is Free

October 21st, 2010
4:36 pm

Keep up

Understand your importance in deciding what other people should do.

Just because the bum lives under the railroad bridge does not make him the president of the railroad.

Twit.

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October 21st, 2010
4:51 pm

Israeli and Palestinian officials told McClatchy Tuesday that efforts to reach a compromise would continue until at least Nov. 3, a move they said “served the current American government.”

“The time frame we are following has been designed around the elections in America,” said a senior member of the Palestinian negotiating team. “We have been asked not to issue announcements that could embarrass negotiation officials.”

Um, didn’t they just do what the dummycrats asked them not to?

T-Town

October 21st, 2010
5:05 pm

The NAACP is trying to make themselves relevant again by taking aim at the Tea Party and rendering them as filled with racist. They have to justify their existence and their salaries. I agree with Ms. Tucker that this will not be a very smart move on the NAACP’s part. A better move would be to advertise and enhance their stance on the issues and leave the dirt and mud slinging to the professionals: politicians.

Nothing Is Free

October 21st, 2010
5:11 pm

It’s very simple: Most Black people don’t get out and vote unless it is about race.

The National Association For The Advancement of Colored People is just trying to increase the democratic voter turnout. That may have worked in the past but now they are increasing the turnout of both parties, and as Ms Tucker said, they are going to lose this one.

LeBron

October 21st, 2010
5:13 pm

Playing the race card works for me.

Nothing Is Free

October 21st, 2010
5:18 pm

My last statement is inaccurate.

Let me rephrase:

Nothing inspires Black People to get out and vote like an issue of race.

ken R

October 21st, 2010
5:20 pm

Granny Godzilla, must be so upset about this blog today that she won’t chime in. She usually only want’s to rip on the articles that Tucker writes about Repubs.

You Asked

October 21st, 2010
5:21 pm

The Tea Party groups should all strongly disown any members with links to racist and supremist organizations. The overall grassroots movement to limit govermnet spending is valid. The GOP was smart enough to kick the Birchers to the curb decades ago. If they want to remain legitimte they should take the NAACP up on their advice and do the same to the fringes who would use them for unsavory purposes. The NAACP can do some house cleaning themselves as long as we are soul searching to insure that they are not linked (in reality or by association) with more radical hate based groups.

It would be a good exercise for all of us to disown the radicals who seek to piggy back on our messages. American politics is getting too polarized and it needs to stop.

You Asked

October 21st, 2010
5:23 pm

BTW- starting posts with phrases like “most black people” or “all Republicans” or “those Muslims” or any variation on the above screams stupid generalization so loud that it’s hard to read the rest.

willie lynch

October 21st, 2010
5:26 pm

Nothing,

Are you Black?

Nothing Is Free

October 21st, 2010
5:28 pm

willie lynch

I’m colored.

How about you?

Nothing Is Free

October 21st, 2010
5:30 pm

Willie Lynch

Your brow beating will need to wait. I’m out the door to socialize with a bunch of my colored friends.

Tomorrow maybe?

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October 21st, 2010
5:32 pm

Cynthia Tucker

Tea party supporters: white, male, older and despise Obama

8:31 am April 15, 2010, by ctucker

Cynthia Tucker: Voter Anger Is About Racism – ‘Fear of a White Minority’

The role of racism in health care debate

7:22 am September 16, 2009, by ctucker

September 05, 2010

Yeah, stay off of her turf, y’all.

willie lynch

October 21st, 2010
5:42 pm

When they hired Mrs.Schiller at NPR the big buzz was why did they hire a republican to head what was perceived to be a liberal media outlet. Hmmm. Who fired Juan Williams?

I Report (-: You Whine )-: mmm, mmmm, mmmmm! Just sayin...

October 21st, 2010
5:53 pm

“We need to face facts – our government is broke,” Boehner told the conservative National Review. “Washington is borrowing 37 cents of every dollar it spends from our kids and grandkids. Given that, I think it’s reasonable to ask why Congress is spending taxpayers’ money to support a left-wing radio network – and in the wake of Juan Williams’ firing, it’s clearer than ever that’s what NPR is.”

Now that’s what I’m talking about.

ODDOWL

October 21st, 2010
8:27 pm

The words racist, sexist, homophobic and zenophobic are very relevant and always will be. words have meaning. The words racist, sexist, homophobic and zenophobic identify the pre-sapians amonst us.

willie lynch

October 21st, 2010
8:52 pm

I report,

I’m glad you understand that we are currently paying for the massive Reagan spending.

ODDOWL

October 21st, 2010
8:57 pm

Attention all Black Men…. It is of the upmost importance that you remove those bling-bling ear rings from your ears, get rid of those Roman fetishes (Christian crosses) and pull your head out of the derriere of Jesus. Black Men need to wake up, Man up and smell the Black coffee.

Tiger

October 21st, 2010
9:32 pm

I think the NAACP paid off NPR to fire Juan so that the country would not focus on the race card they just played. Heaven knows they are not going to defend Juan.

Sid Farcas

October 21st, 2010
9:53 pm

Enter your comments here

Sid Farcas

October 21st, 2010
9:54 pm

Hey Tucker, can’t wait to see your cut & past about Juan Williams tomorrow. Should be riveting and honest….yeah right!

@Lack49

October 21st, 2010
10:14 pm

It took a while for those of us supporting the Tea Party to figure out that we had infiltrators trying to distort our image. In any large group of people there will be some who are fringe such as the “Nazi” sign carriers. They are now soundly denounced. To say that all Tea Party people are racist is as idiotic as claiming that all in the NAACP are racist! I an sure that there are some there, but not all! This is true of the Tea Party as well!

Sid Farcas

October 21st, 2010
10:20 pm

Amen Lack49. I am a proud member and we will make a difference on 11/02. Then we will hold the Republicans responsible as well. They had better do what is best for the country.

Sid Farcas

October 21st, 2010
10:22 pm

By the way, Soros gave NPR $1.8 mm this past week and Juan gets fired. Coincidence? I think not. Time to defund NPR and let Soros bankroll it honestly. They will go the way of Air America within a year.

Sid Farcas

October 21st, 2010
10:24 pm

willie lynch

October 21st, 2010
8:52 pm
I report,

I’m glad you understand that we are currently paying for the massive Reagan spending.

Willie, you are a freaking moron. True Obama supporter, blame everyone else but yourself. You are truly trash.

Nothing Is Free

October 21st, 2010
10:25 pm

Vivian Schiller is the daughter of Ronald Schiller, a former editor at Reader’s Digest, and Lillian Schiller of Larchmont, New York.[3] She graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor’s degree in Russian studies and Soviet studies, and a Master’s degree in Russian from Middlebury College.[4]

Prior to leading NPR, Schiller was a senior vice president of NYTimes.com.

Before joining the Times Company, Ms. Schiller worked for Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. as executive vice president for CNN Productions.

A Republican that graduated from Cornell in Russian Studies and was a senior vice president of the New York Times after being a big dog at CNN.

And she was a Republican, you say, huh? CNN, New York Times, NPR and studied Russian.

Why she’s practically Ronald Reagan!!

.

Nothing Is Free

October 21st, 2010
10:43 pm

Vivian Schiller

She graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor’s degree in Russian studies and Soviet studies, and a Master’s degree in Russian from Middlebury College.

I think it is great when a person gets to use what they learned in college.

Nothing Is Free

October 21st, 2010
11:23 pm

Ms Tucker

NPR just fired the only Black Journalist they have. it’s now as white as the new fallen snow.

Those wacky Democrats. Could it be that NIF has been right about the way Democrats REALLY think about Black people? They wouldn’t even let him come in to talk about it and this is after ten years of his work that has done nothing but given them great ratings and raised untold amounts of money.

Then they start calling him a wacko.

Let this be a lesson to you. You say the wrong thing and it doesn’t matter how long you have been their mouth piece. They will throw you under the bus just like Juan.

I’ve tried to warn you, but you are just a tool. Once that tool stops working for them, that tool is gone.

You wrote an article today that was approaching fairness. I would say that you have a couple of more of those and you will be gone just like Juan.

Bucksnort

October 21st, 2010
11:53 pm

I would submit that the NAACP is a racist organization, and should be looked upon by law enforcement in the same light as the aforementioned KKK, as well as the myriad other racist/hate groups that exist. Don’t even get me started on ACORN……

Kamchak

October 21st, 2010
11:56 pm

NPR just fired the only Black Journalist they have.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

hobby

October 22nd, 2010
12:01 am

I just got home from a 12 hour day at work and 3 hours of volunter work, and “nothing is free” is still blogging since this morning………get a life……CT is not worth it!!!!
This is a ‘normal’ day for me. I run a business (employing 25 people) and give of my time and money to help others after work. I also pay 30%+ of my income in taxes and the likes of CT say I don’t do enought and should pay more!!!
I am a conservative and believe that everyone has the opportunity to do better…..some have more opportunity than others…..but that each should strive and have to opportunity to do the best that they can do. Not depend on the ’system’ to provide for them.
So tommorow it is back to work, providing a good service, that others are willing and able to pay for. Providing work and income for 25 people and their families, and hopefuly, at the end of the day there is income, over expenses, to provide for my family. But CT, et al believe that I am the enemy.

11 day and counting till we can begin to put an end to this madness…….

Nothing Is Free

October 22nd, 2010
12:08 am

Kamchak

So firing the last Black Journalist from NPR is funny to you?

Nothing Is Free

October 22nd, 2010
12:14 am

hobby

You are a liar.

I left the house this morning, not going to the office. I was no where near a computer until 3:58 when I left messages until 5:30 a total of 11, the last one stating that i was leaving and going out with friends.

So now run away you little coward. I’m sure you don’t have anything to say now.

hobby

October 22nd, 2010
12:16 am

ooohhhh I’m scared!!!!

hobby

October 22nd, 2010
12:18 am

I really agree with you 99% of the time.

Nothing Is Free

October 22nd, 2010
12:20 am

hobby

I would suggest that you pull your head out of your arse and check your facts before your criticize someone else, just before bragging about what you did for the day.

hobby

October 22nd, 2010
12:21 am

off to bed now…..got to do it again tommorow

hobby

October 22nd, 2010
12:25 am

it’s really 99.9%—-my bad

Nothing Is Free

October 22nd, 2010
12:28 am

Hobby

No problem. Sorry for going off.

hobby

October 22nd, 2010
12:31 am

nothing is free

we are on the same page——–later

"Information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment" - BHO, May 1, 2010

October 22nd, 2010
12:37 am

For more than a year now Cynthia has been proclaiming the Tea Party people are racist, paranoid, and insane.

November 3rd will force a Change we Can Believe In.

"Information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment" - BHO, May 1, 2010

October 22nd, 2010
12:43 am

Just in case you were still awake and aware.

“The Gods of the Copybook Headings” is a poem published by Rudyard Kipling in 1919. The central message of the poem is that basic and unvarying aspects of human nature will always re-emerge in every society.

The copybook headings to which the title refers were proverbs or maxims printed at the top of 19th century British schoolboys’ notebook pages. The students had to write them by hand repeatedly down the page.

The Gods of the Copybook Headings

AS I PASS through my incarnations in every age and race,
I make my proper prostrations to the Gods of the Market Place.
Peering through reverent fingers I watch them flourish and fall,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings, I notice, outlast them all.

We were living in trees when they met us. They showed us each in turn
That Water would certainly wet us, as Fire would certainly burn:
But we found them lacking in Uplift, Vision and Breadth of Mind,
So we left them to teach the Gorillas while we followed the March of Mankind.

We moved as the Spirit listed. They never altered their pace,
Being neither cloud nor wind-borne like the Gods of the Market Place,
But they always caught up with our progress, and presently word would come
That a tribe had been wiped off its icefield, or the lights had gone out in Rome.

With the Hopes that our World is built on they were utterly out of touch,
They denied that the Moon was Stilton; they denied she was even Dutch;
They denied that Wishes were Horses; they denied that a Pig had Wings;
So we worshipped the Gods of the Market Who promised these beautiful things.

When the Cambrian measures were forming, They promised perpetual peace.
They swore, if we gave them our weapons, that the wars of the tribes would cease.
But when we disarmed They sold us and delivered us bound to our foe,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “Stick to the Devil you know.”

On the first Feminian Sandstones we were promised the Fuller Life
(Which started by loving our neighbour and ended by loving his wife)
Till our women had no more children and the men lost reason and faith,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “The Wages of Sin is Death.”

In the Carboniferous Epoch we were promised abundance for all,
By robbing selected Peter to pay for collective Paul;
But, though we had plenty of money, there was nothing our money could buy,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “If you don’t work you die.”

Then the Gods of the Market tumbled, and their smooth-tongued wizards withdrew
And the hearts of the meanest were humbled and began to believe it was true
That All is not Gold that Glitters, and Two and Two make Four
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings limped up to explain it once more.

As it will be in the future, it was at the birth of Man
There are only four things certain since Social Progress began.
That the Dog returns to his Vomit and the Sow returns to her Mire,
And the burnt Fool’s bandaged finger goes wabbling back to the Fire;

And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins
When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins,
As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn,
The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!

Tim

October 22nd, 2010
1:57 am

Now if the Anti-Defamation League had a campaign against the Tea Party, Cynthia Tucker WOULD NOT OPEN HER MOUTH.

But let the NAACP call out the Tea Party Racists, and Tucker has a problem. The Tea Party would be non-existent without a black president. Anyone who says otherwise is a bald-faced liar.

Since I understand her role at the AJC, I’m not surprised at all.

Her duty is to neutralize and smear every “controversial” black person/organization possible. That way, the AJC can bash any and everything “black”, without being labeled racist.

Her track list is long: The King Family, NAACP, Rev. Sharpton, Rev. Jackson, Cynthia McKinney, Rev. Wright, Morris Brown College, Hip-Hop, Mayor Bill Campbell, Vernon Jones, etc.– and that’s just off the top of my head. Oh… and she also wants to end Black History Month. Who needs it? I mean, we’re post-racial now right?

Way to go Cynthia! Show them you can be “fair” and “balanced”. Who knows, they might even give you a cookie one day.

RTW

October 22nd, 2010
4:46 am

TIM, YOU: “The Tea Party would be non-existent without a black president. Anyone who says otherwise is a bald-faced liar.”
Glad to know that you are the ultimate determiner of why people do what they do. In the future, we should all check with you first. And you are special how? Instead of recognizing that people may have differing opinions, you’ve made it simple and chose the right-thinking path for us. Very thoughful. Everyone has some bigotry and racism, Tim. But apparently, in your world, Tim is King, and his subjects must always agree with him. Very open-minded, Tim. Lose the hate and maybe you’ll have something to offer.

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October 22nd, 2010
4:59 am

Faced with this truly puzzling conundrum, Dr. Obama diagnoses a heretofore undiscovered psychological derangement: anxiety-induced Obama Underappreciation Syndrome, wherein an entire population is so addled by its economic anxieties as to be neurologically incapable of appreciating the “facts and science” undergirding Obamacare and the other blessings their president has bestowed upon them from on high.

Either that or we think he’s an idiot, just sayin…

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October 22nd, 2010
5:38 am

Instead, Iraqis are turning to neighboring nations, and especially Iran, for guidance – casting doubt on the future of the U.S. role in this strategic country after a grinding war that killed more than 4,400 American soldiers.

Another war lost by the dummycrats.

Snatched defeat from the jaws of victory, they did. Once again.

rid0617

October 22nd, 2010
6:23 am

The days of the words racist meaning anything are over. Also are the days of being called a racist. I have been called racist for some of the stupidest reasons. I have one standard reply. SO???? The days of political correctness are fast coming to an end. The firing of Juan Williams at NPR just kicked it in high gear and made it an issue in the mid terms.

The National Association of Complaining People lost their mission a long time ago. This is nothing more than a ploy to rally the black vote so those dam racists don’t get back in power. Do they get money from George Soros too?