What The Hell Took You So Long?

 

NAACP to condemn ‘racist elements’ in ‘tea party’ movement

The NAACP is expected to approve a resolution at its annual convention condemning the "tea party" movement for harboring "racist elements that are a threat to our democracy," a spokeswoman for the civil rights organization said Monday.

The proposed resolution states that the "movement is not just about higher taxes and limited government but something that could evolve and become more dangerous," NAACP spokeswoman Leila McDowell said. Delegates gathering in Kansas City, Mo., will consider the resolution as early as Tuesday.

Frankly I’m a bit disappointed in the NAACP’s reaction to the Tea Party “Movement”.  Many voices well know and not so well known (that includes me) have long been saying that the Tea Party is at it’s core a rejection of a person of color occupying the Oval Office.  Not only is the groups condemnation of the Tea Party a tad late,  I find it a bit tepid.  It really is time for all people of good will to reject this canard that the Tea Party stands for limited government and less taxes, it’s nothing more than the Klan, minus the hoods.

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  1. From the Oh Brother File

    GOP Candidate: Obama And Carnahan Want To Take Away Your Chance To Find The Lord (AUDIO)

    http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/07/gop-candidate-obama-and-carnahan-want-to-take-away-your-chance-to-find-the-lord-audio.php

  2. dooty

    RIP George!

  3. Chelsea Clinton Wedding GUEST LIST: Barack Obama, Oprah, Barbra Streisand (PHOTOS, POLL)

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/07/14/chelsea-clinton-wedding-g_n_645534.html

    I guess my invitation was lost in the mail.

  4. Bristol Palin & Levi Johnston ENGAGED, Sarah Palin Not Told

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/07/14/bristol-palin-levi-johnst_n_645580.html

    Another invitation lost in the mail!

  5. dooty

    I got this off FB from Patsi but it is too funny to not steal.

    In her radio show, Dr Laura Schlesinger said that, as an observant Orthodox Jew, homosexuality is an abomination according to Leviticus 18:22, and cannot be condoned under any circumstance. The following response is an open letter to Dr. Laura, penned by a US resident, which was posted on the Internet. It’s funny, as well as informative:

    Dear Dr. Laura:

    Thank you for doing so much to educate people regarding God’s Law. I have learned a great deal from your show, and try to share that knowledge with as many people as I can. When someone tries to defend the homosexual lifestyle, for example, I simply remind them that Leviticus 18:22 clearly states it to be an abomination … End of debate.

    I do need some advice from you, however, regarding some other elements of God’s Laws and how to follow them.

    1. Leviticus 25:44 states that I may possess slaves, both male and female, provided they are purchased from neighboring nations. A friend of mine claims that this applies to Mexicans, but not Canadians. Can you clarify? Why can’t I own Canadians?

    2. I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as sanctioned in Exodus 21:7. In this day and age, what do you think would be a fair price for her?

    3. I know that I am allowed no contact with a woman while she is in her period of Menstrual uncleanliness – Lev.15: 19-24. The problem is how do I tell? I have tried asking, but most women take offense.

    4. When I burn a bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I know it creates a pleasing odor for the Lord – Lev.1:9. The problem is my neighbors. They claim the odor is not pleasing to them. Should I smite them?

    5. I have a neighbor who insists on working on the Sabbath. Exodus 35:2 clearly states he should be put to death. Am I morally obligated to kill him myself, or should I ask the police to do it?

    6. A friend of mine feels that even though eating shellfish is an abomination, Lev. 11:10, it is a lesser abomination than homosexuality. I don’t agree. Can you settle this? Are there ‘degrees’ of abomination?

    7. Lev. 21:20 states that I may not approach the altar of God if I have a defect in my sight. I have to admit that I wear reading glasses. Does my vision have to be 20/20, or is there some wiggle-room here?

    8. Most of my male friends get their hair trimmed, including the hair around their temples, even though this is expressly forbidden by Lev. 19:27. How should they die?

    9. I know from Lev. 11:6-8 that touching the skin of a dead pig makes me unclean, but may I still play football if I wear gloves?

    10. My uncle has a farm. He violates Lev.19:19 by planting two different crops in the same field, as does his wife by wearing garments made of two different kinds of thread (cotton/polyester blend). He also tends to curse and blaspheme a lot. Is it really necessary that we go to all the trouble of getting the whole town together to stone them? Lev.24:10-16. Couldn’t we just burn them to death at a private family affair, like we do with people who sleep with their in-laws? (Lev. 20:14)

    I know you have studied these things extensively and thus enjoy considerable expertise in such matters, so I’m confident you can help.

    Thank you again for reminding us that God’s word is eternal and unchanging.

    Your adoring fan,

    James M. Kauffman, Ed.D. Professor Emeritus, Dept. Of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education University of Virginia

    (It would be a damn shame if we couldn’t own a Canadian 🙂

  6. dooty

    Update on the upcoming nuptials of the Palin girl and the Johnston boy. Sarah has now been told.

    • dnd

      I don’t believe for one minute that Bristol didn’t tell her mom she and Levi were engaged. In fact I think Palin urged them to get back together and keep it quite until they could announce they were getting married and the parents didn’t even know. Had this happened in Wasilla everybody would have known and they couldn’t have kept it quiet, so Palin set up her daughter with a condo in Anchorage, a town big enough that nobody would notice.

      So why do all this? Because the Palin brand is drama. The kind that makes the front pages of supermarket tabloids and gossip magazines. Palin admirers eat this shit up.

      Palin may not be too smart politically, but she is a talented grifter.

  7. great catch there doots!

  8. Bristol is marrying up!

  9. Right Wing Rallies Around Tea Party After NAACP Condemns Movement For Harboring Racists

    “I’m busy today so notify me asap when NAACP renders verdict: are liberty-loving, equality-respecting patriots racist?” Sarah Palin tweeted Tuesday. “Bated breath,waiting…”

    Michelle Malkin called the NAACP convention a “grievance-palooza” and tweeted that it’s an “NAACP smear-fest against the Tea Party.” And this from John Hinderaker at Powerline: “It is a sad day for a once-respected organization; truthfully, though, it has been a long time since anyone has taken the NCAAP seriously.”

    A St. Louis tea party group called on the IRS to revoke the NAACP’s tax-exempt status, claiming that the resolution proves the group is nothing but a political arm of the tea party’s opponents.

    http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/07/right-wing-rallies-around-tea-party-after-naacp-condemns-movement-for-harboring-racists.php?ref=fpb

  10. dog's eye view

    My two cents on Brian’s post:

    Yes, some tea partiers are racist. Overt or covert. That’s too broad a brush, though.

    What accounts for much of the hostility to Obama is that he is a Democrat, and your Republican radical (i.e. the base) feels that Democratic presidencies are inherently illegitimate.

    That’s it, to me.

    We would be treated to as ugly a resistance to President Hillary Clinton, just in some other guise.

    I believe that while they espouse support for liberty and democracy, Tea Partiers and passionate Republicans are only comfortable with fellow believers.

    You will notice their loathing for Republicans who are willing to compromise with Democrats to move legislation along.

    What happened to Bob Inglis in South Carolina was as ugly as how Democrats are treated everywhere.

    Calling every Tea Partier a racist gives them an excuse to say, hey, not me.

    Further, by covering them excessively and taking them at face value, I think the mainstream media is further digging its own grave. They are giving away their credibility far too cheaply, for page views and lucre.

    A lot of people figured out what the Tea Party was about long before you started seeing more reasonable coverage in the MSM.

    I think the Democrats are going to do better than expected in the midterms, as long as they don’t buy what the MSM is selling and become discouraged.

  11. dog's eye view

    Doots: love the letter from Dr. Kauffman! Kudos to Patsi for sharing it.

  12. dooty

    I was gonna use this in the next post about the border but thought this was too time sensitive to save. Crime is down by 14% in AZ except in Sheriff Joe Arpaio district. Sam Stein reports.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/07/14/arizona-violent-crime-dow_n_646265.html

  13. dooty

    when I heard that Cheney was in the hospital again my first thought was that’s two. Who will make the third death. But shit, he made it. 🙂

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/07/14/dick-cheney-heart-surgery_n_646521.html

    • dnd

      Cheney’s increasing congestive heart failure is not a good sign for his vitality nor longevity.

      Good thing he’s got government provided health insurance…

      Note that Cheney could be three characters in the Wizard of Oz: The Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion, as he needs a brain, a heart and courage, respectively.

  14. haha doots, I had the exact same thought!

  15. dog's eye view

    That’s the first I’ve heard of Cheney back in the hospital.

    I wish him a good long life

    in a cell, after his trial at The Hague for war crimes.

    If we’re short for time, suing him for all his $$$ to help clean up the Gulf waters and shore would suit me.

  16. “Cheney’s increasing congestive heart failure is not a good sign for his vitality nor longevity.”

    You’re breaking my heart

  17. The reaction to the NAACP calling the tea baggers out on their racism has been fascinating if nothing else.

  18. TempeBev

    Wow, just saw a report on Keith O’s show about an illegal immigrant list naming names, addresses, due dates of preg mothers. I think Arizona and Utah are in competition to see which state is the dumbest.

  19. unfortunately Bev this list goes beyond stupidity, it’s not hard to imagine that the list will soon be posted on line and someone is going to get hurt!

  20. Mark Williams, Tea Party Express Spokesman: NAACP Is Racist (VIDEO) (TRANSCRIPT)

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/07/14/mark-williams-tea-party-express-naacp-racist_n_646989.html

    The tea baggers have really handled this entire NAACP story very well don’t you think?

  21. Breaking News Alert
    The New York Times
    Thu, July 15, 2010 — 11:35 AM ET
    —–

    Senate, by a Vote of 60 to 38, Clears Way for Final Passage of Far-Reaching Financial Bill

    A broad overhaul of the nation’s financial regulatory system,
    intended to address the causes of the 2008 economic crisis
    and rewrite the rules for a more sophisticated — and
    freewheeling — era on Wall Street, cleared one last
    procedural hurdle in the Senate on Thursday as it headed for
    final Congressional approval later in the day. The vote was
    60 to 38.

  22. dooty

    cnn.com and msnbc tv is reporting that BP has stopped the flow of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.

  23. dog's eye view

    Big news day, as doots posted.

    BP test has staunched flow, Congress passes financial regulatory reform with very little help from Senate Republicans, and Goldman Sachs agreeing to $550 million fine over mortgage securities fraud. (I think it should be higher, but hey…)

    How will Obama and the Democrats have failed on tonight’s evening news?

    Because this has got to be a problem for the Democrats and a portent of their doom in the midterms.

  24. Senate Democrats Double Down: ‘Republicans Are Killing Jobs To Save Their Own’

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/07/15/senate-democrats-double-d_n_647695.html

  25. dog's eye view

    Spot on animated cartoon by Ann Telnaes in the
    Washington Post.

    Sarah Palin defends the Tea Party.

    http://voices.washingtonpost.com/anntelnaes/?hpid=opinionsbox1