Tuesday, July 13, 2010
St. Louis Tea Party Pre-empts The NAACP Slander
FOX News picked up on the St. Louis Tea Party Coalition resolution against NAACP racism today:
St. Louis Tea Party Resolution
Tea Party Preempts ‘Racist’ Resolution, Condemns ‘Bigoted’ NAACP
A Tea Party group in Missouri, reacting to the NAACP’s plan to take up a resolution branding the conservative movement as “racist,” has drafted a resolution of its own condemning the civil rights group for reducing itself to a “bigoted” and “partisan attack dog organization.”
The St. Louis Tea Party had an all-hands-on-deck response to the NAACP’s plan to denounce the nationwide network of activists at its annual convention across the state in Kansas City. The NAACP as early as Tuesday could take up language to “repudiate the racism of the Tea Parties” and stand against the movement’s attempt to “push our country back to the pre-civil rights era.”
In a matter of hours, the St. Louis group drafted and fired off to the NAACP a resolution demanding the organization withdraw its “bigoted, false and inflammatory” statement. The missive accused the NAACP of resorting to political tactics and urged the IRS to reconsider whether it can continue to qualify for tax-exempt status.
Tea Party organizers routinely defend themselves against charges of racism, disavowing racially charged signs that appear in their protest crowds and provide fodder for Tea Party critics. The NAACP resolution, first reported by the Kansas City Star, was expected to make reference to an incident in March when Tea Party protesters allegedly hurled racial epithets at black lawmakers on Capitol Hill ahead of a health care vote. Tea Party members afterward challenged that account and no evidence was produced to show any racist attacks.
St. Louis Tea Party organizer Bill Hennessy wrote on the group’s website Tuesday that the Tea Party stands for smaller government and fiscal responsibility, and accused the NAACP of abandoning black America.
“When you look at the crime and poverty and family breakdown of the African-American community … you see a half-century of failure by the NAACP,” he wrote. “None of those persistent problems was caused by the Tea Party movement, yet the principles of the Tea Party are exactly what’s needed to wind down the multi-generational destruction in the African-American community.
“The NAACP was once a vital weapon in the war against segregation and oppression. All that’s left is a bigoted and malicious shell that does far more harm than good for people who need a break,” he wrote.
Fellow St. Louis Tea Party organizer Dana Loesch accused the NAACP of morphing into a political organization.
“They no longer prioritize civil rights,” she told Fox News.
More from Jim Hoft: We Will Not Be Silenced
We shocked the elites. We shocked the radicals and extremists. They couldn’t believe that we were speaking out. This wasn’t their plan. They knew they had to react and they lashed out at us. They called us mobsters, Nazis, radicals, and racists. They beat us, and smashed us in the face and bit off fingers. They wanted us to pipe down; to be good little drones as they continued to wreak havoc across this great nation with their radical agenda. But, we gathered on street corners and met them at town halls.The widespread efforts by black leaders and the MSM to paint Tea Partiers as racists are beginning to backfire because of their blatant dishonesty. In particular, the black caucus members' "N-word" accusations have fallen flat in the wake of Andrew Breitbart's $100,000 offer to anyone who could provide material evidence, and enough video of the March 20 non-event has surfaced to debunk Clyburn and every other liar who leveled that despicable charge. So it is doubly disgusting that the NAACP, an organization whose supposed mission is to fight bigotry, is instead willfully fomenting it in the name of politics.
But this is Obama's America now, baby. It's time for a new kind of justice - it's time to kill some crackers: