I guess the Race Card isn’t the trump card it used to be. After passing it’s Anti-Tea Party resolution, the NAACP is now backpedaling and saying they never called the Tea Party racist.
Politico: NAACP President Ben Jealous said Thursday that the resolution passed by the group on Wednesday does not call the tea party "racist."
The resolution the NAACP approved Wednesday at its annual conference in Kansas City alleges that the tea party has used racial epithets against President Barack Obama and has verbally and physically abused African-American members of Congress.
A portion of the resolution does indeed characterize the behavior as “racist,” but Jealous said Thursday during an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that the resolution was not intended to condemn the entire movement as such.
“We aren’t saying that the tea party is racist,” Jealous said. “What we’re saying is that with their increasing power comes an increasing responsibility to act responsibly…and to call out when they see those things on those signs.” […]
Asked if he thought members of the tea party are racially insensitive, Jealous responded: “No, not at all.”
Well if that is the case, why even have a resolution? If the NAACP thinks that the Tea Party isn’t racist but are concerned about fringe element within the Tea Party, why didn’t it just offer to assist the Tea Party in identifying and removing those questionable elements?
The NAACP didn’t do that because the Tea Party is a treat to the NAACP’s true concern … the liberal agenda. Anti-big government, anti spending and anti higher taxes are things that are an anthemia to the liberal agenda. That is why smearing the entire Tea Party movement was the goal of the NAACP.
I think the only reason why the NAACP is backpedaling now is because the pushback is causing people to focus on the NAACP’s own actions of late. What we are seeing is what has been true for too long, the NAACP has lost it way from its original ideals. The NAACP like so many of the left’s special interests groups has long abandoned championing special causes like women’s rights or gay rights and have instead set themselves up as the attack dogs of the left. Today these organizations simply exist to throw around “isms” and keep their followers in lockstep with the leftist agenda.
Via: Gateway Pundit