Hey, NAACP! Repudiate THIS…

July 15, 2010

“Political Correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.” – Retired Marine Lt. Col. R. J. Widermann

It’s hard to give a whole lot of credibility to the NAACP these days. As a young boy, I eagerly supported their efforts in the 60s as most idealists did in the day. We WANTED equality for our black brothers and sisters. Many of us attended rallies with our African American friends to show solidarity.

But in 2010, the NAACP has become a pathetic, embarrassing shell of the organization it once was, resorting to the ridiculous in an attempt to perpetuate African Americans as victims of racism.  This, of course, has not been lost on First Lady Michelle Obama who, like her husband, is not above playing the race card if it advances their personal agenda.

Tuesday, after a rousing speech by FLOTUS at the organization’s 101st annual convention in Kansas City, Missouri where she implored members to “intensify” their actions,  the NAACP, in dramatic fashion, passed a resolution condemning what it referred to as “rampant racism in the Tea Party movement.” They called on all members of the Tea Party movement to repudiate all the racists that, to them, make up a large part of the purpose of the group.

Ben Jealous, president and CEO of the NAACP, demanded of the tea party movement: 

“Expel the bigots and racists in your ranks or take the responsibility for them and their actions. We will no longer allow you to hide like cowards.”

“How’s that again, Ben?

Yeah, Ben, we’ll get right on that. Just as soon as you take responsibility and – God forbid – a stand against the bigots and racists in your own back yard… like those who accuse the tea party movement as harboring rampant racism. Who is really the coward here, Mr. Jealous? How hard is it, really, to stand amongst your own and spew accusations of racism about people who simply see their President as a person attempting to take this country down the path of a form of socialism that has failed wherever it has been tried… and as a person who is striving, NOT to elevate the poor and disenfranchised, but to LOWER the entire country to their status? I would suggest this has NOTHING to do with President Obama’s race (especially in light of the fact that many of the tea party members are those who voted for Barack Obama) but everything to do with his arrogance and steady march towards a value system that is counter to those of us who value our freedom and existing democracy.

Mr. Jealous, it is possible for people of any color to disagree with the policies of the President of the United States without being racist. How many non-whites had issues with our previous President? Did that make them racist? How is it that a large number of African Americans are members of the tea party movement? Are they racist?

This is just the latest desperate plea for attention offered by the same civil rights organization that

  • refused to rebuke the gross anti-white racism of the Reverend Jeremiah “God DAMN America” Wright.
  • remains strangely silent while members of the New Black Panthers encourage the killing of  ” white crackers” and “cracker babies.” Cat got your tongue, Mr. Jealous? And you have the gall to call others cowards? And say… isn’t the NAACP the same group that…
  • accused Hallmark of perpetuating negative stereotypes towards African American women by referring to them as “Black Whores” in the audio chip of a space-themed graduation day greeting card (where the characters were clearly referring to “Black Holes” in the solar system):

Congratulations, Mr. Jealous. I never thought any organization could come across looking more hypocritical or pathetic than the New Black Panthers. But at least they are honest in their racism and hatred.

The reaction to the NAACP Resolution has been, predictably, fast and furious. Former Alaska Governor Sara Palin wrote on her facebook page:

“The charge that Tea Party Americans judge people by the color of their skin is false, appalling, and is a regressive and diversionary tactic to change the subject at hand.”

Michelle Malkin has a run-down on other idiotic acts of desperation by what she refers to as the “National Association for the Advancement of Coddled People” on her blog.

But, perhaps, the best response to this act of what I refer to as “Projectile Racism” (See Barack Obama campaign speech here) The St. Louis Tea Party quickly responded with a resolution of their own. And it says it all:

St. Louis Tea Party Coalition Resolution
July 12, 2010

Whereas, the National Coalition for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was founded to advance the position of minority groups, and

Whereas a hallmark of the NAACP has been to do the important work of identifying and exposing remaining vestiges of racism and discrimination, and

Whereas the NAACP vocally stands against the discriminatory and harmful practice of labeling people with a broad brush, and

Whereas the NAACP decided to launch their 101st National Convention with a resolution condemning the Tea Party movement and labeling millions of their fellow Americans who subscribe to the movement as “racists”, and

Whereas the “Tea Party movement” is a label applied to patriotic Americans who have expressed their political free speech in the grand tradition of all that is American, that being the spirited expression of viewpoints in a 100% peaceful manner, and

Whereas, it is a hallmark of America that we settle our disputes civilly and avoid the gutter tactic of attempting to silence opponents by inflammatory name-calling, and

Whereas the very term “racist” has diminished meaning due to its overuse by political partisans including members of the NAACP, and

Whereas, the NAACP had an opportunity to preserve some semblance of legitimacy by standing up for Ken Gladney, the victim of a vicious racist battery conducted by a black avowed communist, even labeling him an “Uncle Tom”, but chose instead to use the opportunity to mock the St. Louis Tea Party, and

Whereas, the NAACP has refused to denounce the New Black Panther’s call to murder white cops and their babies, and

Whereas, the NAACP does its entire membership a grave disservice by hypocritically engaging in the very conduct it purports to oppose,

Now therefore be it resolved that the St. Louis Tea Party condemns the NAACP for lowering itself to the dishonorable position of a partisan political attack dog organization, and,

Be it further resolved that the St. Louis Tea Party calls on similar organizations to join in unanimous condemnation of this despicable behavior, and

Be it further resolved that we demand that the NAACP withdrawal their bigoted, false and inflammatory resolution against the tea party for any further consideration, and

Be it further resolved that these organizations call on the Internal Revenue Service to evenly apply their standards and consider the tax-exempt status of the NAACP considering the degree to which they are engaging in habitual partisan political behavior.

Adopted unanimously, this day, July 12th, in the year of our Lord, 2010.

Can I get an Amen!

Gerry Ashley

Lest We Forget: Obama Grandiosity Revisited

October 13, 2008


It may be rapture for some, but for me it’s just words:

Because if we are willing to work for it, and fight for it, and believe in it, then I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal; this was the moment when we ended a war and secured our nation and restored our image as the last, best hope on earth. This was the moment—this was the time—when we came together to remake this great nation so that it may always reflect our very best selves and our highest ideals.

Obama believes:

  • We currently do not care for the sick in this country.
  • Good jobs ought to be — and will be — magically be provided to the jobless.
  • The oceans are rising and the planet is sick.
  • By electing Obama, we can heal the planet.
  • This country is not worth defending.
  • Our nation will become secure merely by electing Obama
  • Our image in the world’s eyes is far more important that our actions.
  • This country needs to be re-made.

He’s wrong. Let’s make sure he never gets the chance to run this country into the ground.


Mad As Hell #6: Obama – “No Effort At All…”

October 2, 2008


I grew up in what I would describe as a 90% Norman Rockwell painting. By that, I mean it was a loving family with old-fashioned values that adopted me. That meant that the three major holidays (Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving) were celebrated by everyone getting together at my parent’s 200 year-old farmhouse in Pepperell, Massachusetts.  Relatives would bring food to complement the main dish which my mother would have timed to be ready when folks arrived.

After the meal, everyone would help with the cleanup… well, that is, everyone but one aunt who always chose to sit on her butt and converse with everyone as they cleaned the table, washed the dishes, put away the leftovers, etc.  Once it was obvious there was little room for her to participate, she would say, “Let me know if there’s anything I can do…” (This, of course, was when the tasks were 90% done).

When all was done, she would infuriate the rest, by saying, “There we are… no effort at all!” Still, it was family, so the others excused her (well, she was the eldest).

The point is, she talked the talk, but when it was time to actually DO something, she was never there.

And so it is with Barack Obama. As a state Senator in Illinois, Obama voted “Present” some 130 times.  Not  “Yes, I’m for this.”  Not, “No, I am against this.”  But “Present” as in “Yeah, well, I don’t think I’m going to take a stand on this issue. It may turn out to be good or bad. And since I don’t want to look bad, I’ll just vote in the middle.”  When the votes were tallied up and it was clear the issue was accepted or rejected, Obama was able to sit back and say, “There we are… no effort at all!”

Criticized for this kind of cop-out, Obama decided it was time for “Change!” as he demonstrated last week during the initial stages of the financial crisis.

While John McCain decided the economic crisis was significant enough to warrant immediate action and all his time and attention, he suspended his campaign appearances to go back to Washington to make sure he was there to do whatever he could to assist in a solution. Obama’s commitment? “Call me if you need me.”  No, seriously. “I’m Barack Obama and I’m running for President. What’s that? An emergency in Washington? Our nation’s financial stability has crashed and our entire economy is about to tank? Uh-huh. Well, call me if you need me.”

Like my aunt, once he determined that the matter was being handled, he then decided to feign commitment by saying, “Well here I am… now, anything I can do here?”

No, Senator Obama. That’s just the point. Those who “walk the walk” are addressing the problem directly. They aren’t calling it in. But thanks for showing us just how much we can count on you if an emergency happens under an Obama administration.

Can you see it now? Remember that infamous “3 a.m. call” commercial?

Biden:  Mr. President! Iran has just attacked Israel! North Korea has restarted their nuclear missle program and Russia has just invaded Poland!  How do you want to respond?

Obama: Look, Joe, that’s why I’ve got you. Now, you seem to have a pretty good handle on this. And,  uh-uh-uh-uh today is the day I promised uh-uh-uh Michelle and my daughters I’d take them to see a movie. So you just go ahead and handle this one… and by all means, call me if you need me.

And there you have a demonstration of what you can expect from Obama as a leader: “No Effort At All!”

Get mad. Stay mad.

Gerry Ashley

Coinage of the Realm

September 24, 2008


It got to the point a long time ago where we coined a new term, stubris, to describe Obama’s stupidly hubristic words, ideas, and actions. The list is quite long already, and we’re about to add to it:

  • Sen. Obama complains about the price of arugula to the common folk.
  • Big “O” hand symbol
  • Soviet-style glorification posters 
  • “Vero Possumus” faux Presidential seal
  • O-Force 1, the campaign plane with two Obama seals painted on it but only one tiny American flag
  • O-Force 1, with the royal throne with “President” embroidered on it
  • The “citizen of the world” speech in Berlin
  • Grandiose staging with Greek columns for his address to the Democratic Convention

Most of those pale in comparison with the latest. As reported by the Birmingham Post, a small company in Birmingham is making commemorative coins for the ever-optimistic Barack Obama. The obverse of the coins show the profile of Sen. Obama superimposed over an image of the White House. It has not been reported what the reverse will show, but based on past behavior, I have a few ideas:

  • Obama with olive branches in one hand and 13 arrows in the other
  • Obama in a Roman toga in front of Roman columns
  • Obama posed as Rodin’s “Thinker
  • Obama holding the world on his shoulders, a la Atlas
  • Obama parting the Red Sea
  • Michelangelo’s Obama giving the spark of Life to Adam

I’m sure there are other ideas out there. Please share!