Hat Tip – The Grio
Guess I’m not the only one who has grown tired of the MSM’s breathless fawning over the Tea Baggers – actually going so far as to classify it as a “movement”. You’d think the Sno’ Ho’s new fence was as worthy of note as say – the looming possibility of another Military confrontation in Korea, or the rapidly deteriorating situation in the Middle East with Israel’s massive mishandling of their interception of the Aid ships bound for Gaza.
I mean, a bunch of racist, horny, old white men willing to shell out good money to see a woman too stupid to remember what her party stands for without writing it on her Hillbilly Palm Pilot is hardly news in this country. Entire movie careers have been built by women being beautiful, and at least pretending (unlike the Sno’ Ho’) to be stupid. The fact that she can’t hallucinate about seeing Russia from her back door anymore because of a 12′ tall fence…
Benjamin Todd Jealous
When I was a kid in this country we celebrated our best and brightest.
Conservatism in this country has reduced the body politic to the venal, banal, hypocritical, and stupid.
In the 60′s, the anti-Vietnam war and liberal movements germinated from the Civil Rights Movement. Historically, black folks in this country have been front and center in the causation of a lot of our history – both good and bad…
Maybe Mr. Jealous can do it again, and help inspire some folks to step away from the precipice.
NAACP leaders fight Tea Party with voter outreach
The tea party movement sweeping the U.S. political landscape has benefited from voter mobilization techniques pioneered by the NAACP, and the nation’s oldest civil rights organization needs to rely on that outreach to fight back in the midterm elections, two NAACP leaders said Saturday.
“I think they took a page out of our own play book, and we have to beat them at their own game. We ought to know how to meet them on the front line,” board chairman Roslyn Brock said in a town hall meeting at the NAACP’s annual youth leadership summit.
Brock and Benjamin Todd Jealous, the organization’s president and CEO, urged their members not to become complacent about their achievements or dissuaded by media attention on small, but loud, gatherings of conservative protesters.
“What they’re angry about is we won,” Jealous said. (more…)
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