The Democrats always play the same game

American Thinker

By Jack Hellner

 

President Trump clearly condemned all hate groups, including the white supremacist groups in Virginia, as he should have, but that wasn’t good enough for the media, Democrats, and many Republicans.  The race card has again been pulled out, as it always is, to imply that somehow Trump is a racist.

It reminds me of what Democrats, via the NAACP, did to George W. Bush right before the 2000 election.  They put out an ad that was meant to show that Bush somehow supported or was sympathetic to lynching because he didn’t support hate crime legislation.  John M. Broder described it in the New York Times:

The N.A.A.C.P. began a $2 million advertising campaign last week featuring Renee Mullins, the daughter of James Byrd Jr. of Texas, who was chained to a truck and dragged to his death in 1998. This television commercial briefly recounts the story of his killing and urges viewers to vote on Nov. 7. An earlier advertisement asked viewers to call Gov. George W. Bush of Texas and demand that he support hate crimes legislation. The 30-second advertisements are being shown in 10 contested states with large numbers of African-American residents.

PRODUCER – Carol Williams Agency

ON THE SCREEN – The spot combines colorful abstract backgrounds with stark lettering echoing the narration by Ms. Mullins. The letters change in size and location like an MTV video. The final message, over the logo of the N.A.A.C.P. National Voter Fund, is ”Vote on November 7.”

THE SCRIPT – ”On June 7 1998, James Byrd Jr. was beaten, chained and then dragged behind a pickup truck three miles to his death simply because he was black. Even after such a brutal act as this, hate crimes legislation in many states still remains nonexistent. I’m Renee Mullins. James Byrd was my father. On Nov. 7, let it be known we will not be dragged away from our future. Vote on Nov. 7. Please.”

ACCURACY – The advertisement’s appeal is emotional, recalling the killing of Mr. Byrd. But it subtly reminds viewers that Governor Bush did not support Texas legislation that would have imposed stiffer sentences for people convicted of crimes motivated by sexual, racial or religious bias. Mr. Bush has said that Texas law already imposes harsh sentences for violent crimes.

What happened in Charlottesville is terrible, and we need to get to the bottom of how it happened and what happened.  But take all the media tricks designed to impugn President Trump as a Nazi as more fake news.

NAACP Wants Confederate Symbols Taken Off Georgia Property – Update: Want 190-Foot Long Carvings “Sand-Blasted” Off Mountain

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Weasel Zippers

Via Associated Press:

The president of the Atlanta NAACP says the group wants Confederate symbols — including a giant carving at Stone Mountain Park — removed from all government-owned property and plans to pursue making those changes during the next legislative session.

Some who support flying the battle flag say the symbol represents Southern heritage and pride in Civil War-era leaders. However, Atlanta NAACP President Richard Rose and others have argued the flag is a divisive symbol and white supremacy is at the heart of the heritage the flag celebrates.

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UPDATE: No, not The Onion.

Via TPM:

… The Atlanta chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People called Monday for the removal of the 90- by 190-foot carving of three Confederate leaders, Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, from the side of Stone Mountain, television station WSB reported Tuesday.

“Those guys need to go. They can be sand-blasted off, or somebody could carefully remove a slab of that and auction it off to the highest bidder,” NAACP Atlanta branch President Richard Rose told WSB.

Philly NAACP elects new North Philly Nation of Islam leader president

Free Republic

The Philadelphia chapter of the NAACP has elected a new president.

Minister Rodney Muhammad has led North Philadelphia’s Mosque Number 12 of the Nation of Islam for 23 years. He’s moving from first vice president to president of the local NAACP chapter.

In his new role, he said he would focus on bringing jobs to the city.

“Traditionally, we may have stood outside of somebody’s business and demanded that people of color have their fair share of jobs,” he said. “But I think today we got to think a little beyond that, and think about how to sit down with people and find ways to help create some of the jobs.”

Muhammad said public safety and gentrification were among his other main concerns.

“Segregation is not here shutting us out, but gentrification is here pushing us out,” he said. “We want to see a harmonious city and everything, but it’s not harmonious when people who are weak, vulnerable, voiceless, non-competitive and defenseless are just being pushed out of neighborhoods.”

Muhammad also said he wants to persuade more millennials to join the NAACP and hold forums aimed at improving the relationship between police officers and civilians.

Muhammad is replacing Jerry Mondesire, who was forced out by the national NAACP amid questions of fiscal mismanagement. Muhammad called the turn of events “unfortunate,” but he said Mondesire helped many people who were victims of discrimination.

Obama Nominates Cop Killer Advocate to Head DOJ Civil Rights Division

Townhall

Katie Pavlich

In 1982, former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal was convicted of murdering Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner. Abu-Jamal never denied the killing during his trial. He, and his supporters, are still unapologetic for Faulkner’s death.

 

One of those unapologetic supporters is former NAACP Legal Defense Official Debo P. Adegbile, who has worked tirelessly to free guilty murderer Abu-Jamal from prison. President Obama has nominated Adegbile to head the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division as an assistant attorney general to replace radical Tom Perez, who is now the Secretary of Labor. Adegbile is sure to continue carrying out the radical racial agenda of President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder with the weight of the law behind him.

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NAACP Requires Photo ID To See Eric Holder Speak About His Efforts To Stop Voter ID Laws…

Weasel Zippers

Wait, it gets better, the NAACP convention is in Texas, the same state Holder is suing over its voter ID laws.

Via Town Hall’s Katie Pavlich:

Earlier today, Attorney General Eric Holder addressed the NAACP Nation Convention at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. What did media need in order to attend? That’s right, government issued photo identification (and a second form of identification too!), something both Holder and the NAACP stand firmly against when it comes to voting. Holder’s DOJ is currently suing Texas for “discriminatory” voter ID laws. From the press release:

All media must present government-issued photo I.D. (such as a driver’s license) as well as valid media credentials. Members of the media must RSVP to receive press credentials. For security purposes, media check-in and equipment set up must be completed by 7:45 a.m. CDT for an 8:00 a.m. CDT security sweep. Once the security sweep is completed, additional media equipment will NOT be permitted to enter and swept equipment will NOT be permitted to exit.

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Mark Davis: If only real racism were the problem

Dallas Morning News

If the very existence of a black first lady were not enough to suggest that the NAACP’s century of battles has been largely won, Michelle Obama’s topic for her keynote speech to its convention might confirm it: childhood obesity.

Now, I’m as energized as the next person about a campaign to get kids (of all races) to put down the Little Debbies and PlayStation controllers and get outside. But surely Mrs. Obama, famous for her late-arriving pride in her country, has to admit that when you have such topical latitude in addressing a civil rights group, much progress has been made.

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Say It Loud — I’m Conservative, and I’m Proud!

American Thinker

By Lloyd Marcus

In 1968, James Brown released his song, “Say It Loud — I’m Black and I’m Proud.” The cruelest and saddest effect of slavery and racism in America is that it caused us blacks to hate ourselves. When I was a kid, I picked up an unspoken vibe from my fellow blacks that light-skinned blacks were better than us of a darker completion. “Good hair” meant similar to white. One summer afternoon, my mom yelled, “You kids get in the house! You’re gettin’ too black out there in that sun!” I remember thinking, What is wrong with getting darker? This mindset is why Brown’s black pride anthem was so important and empowering.

Thank God that today, black youths would consider Brown’s song absurd and laughable. Despite what civil rights dinosaurs (stuck in the past), race profiteers, and the Obama administration would have us believe, America’s race relations have come a long way, baby.
Blacks are CEOs and multimillionaires. A full-figured, dark-skinned black woman could arguably be the most influential woman in the world, and a black man resides at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. The emergence of blacks from slavery to power confirms the God-inspired greatness of America. While the NAACP continues to sing, “We Shall Overcome,” news flash — the truth is that we have overcome!
As singer/songwriter of the “American Tea Party Anthem,” do I need to pen a silly song titled “Say It Loud – I’m Conservative and I’m Proud”? Liberals use their bully pulpits of the White House and mainstream media to misrepresent and demonize conservatism. This has made many conservatives fearful of coming out of the closet. Even George Bush felt the need to soften conservatism by putting the word “compassionate” in front of it. Such pandering to the left only contributes to the lie that conservatism is heartless and cruel. The truth is quite the opposite. Liberalism is arrogant, demeaning, and harmful. True compassion is expressed through conservatism.
And yet, far too often, we conservatives allow ourselves to be put on the defensive for telling the truth and offering our commonsense solutions. We allow the left to dictate the rules and what we can and cannot say. They even determine what is or is not racist. It was recently reported that liberal democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid described then-Senator Barack Obama as “light-skinned” and “with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.”
Apparently Democrats Reid and V.P. Joe Biden, who made a similar racial comment, agree with L.A. Times reporter David Ehrenstein. Ehrenstein, a black man, called Obama “a Magic Negro” in an article. Conservative Rush Limbaugh was called a racist for simply mentioning the L.A. Times story.
Here is the blatant double-standard. Jackson, Sharpton, the NAACP, Democrats, and the mainstream media would have a cow had a conservative made the same comments as Reid. After they publicly flogged the racist conservative Republican SOB, they would demand his resignation. Reid apologized, and his liberal buddies ask us to forgive him. I mean after all, isn’t that what Jesus would do? Don’t you just love it when libs, whose mission is to ban God from the public square, refer to Jesus?
Taking back America requires that we stop being intimidated. We must boldly stand up for what is right, commonsense, and truly compassionate. For example, speaking English is unquestionably crucial to moving forward economically in America. Frustratingly, conservatives who encourage all Americans to speak English are attacked by the left as racist. Shake it off and keep telling and standing up for the truth.
The Tea Party Movement has been a coming-out party for conservatives, a kind of Proclamation of Liberation. We are standing up and saying “no” to political correctness and liberal tyranny. Still, like battered wives, some conservatives are shy about espousing the virtues of conservatism. They cannot bear the pain of being branded with the “R” for racist on their forehead for opposing any Obama agenda item. Nor can they handle being called heartless and cruel for opposing Obama’s redistribution of wealth via government-run health care.
On March 27, I will be on the road again with national Tea Party Express Tour III (TeaPartyExpress.org). I performed as a singer and speaker on tours I and II. Perhaps I should take a cue from James Brown and write a song to perform — one that will empower my timid conservative brothers and sisters who have been beaten down by liberal abuse and tyranny. “Say It Loud — I’m Conservative and I’m Proud!”
Now if I can just master a few of those dazzling James Brown dance moves. I can imagine the live report of my spectacular tea party performance: “Reminiscent of the late godfather of soul, amazingly, Lloyd does a spin and a split; the crowd goes wild! Oh my gosh, somebody call 9-1-1!” On second thought, I think I’ll stick to just singing and speaking.
Lloyd Marcus, (black) Unhyphenated American, singer/songwriter, entertainer, author, artist, and Tea Party patriot.