Skip to comments.NAACP assails N.C. Republican ad (an effort to smear the black community and “prophetic ministers”)
Posted on 04/26/2008 12:09:07 PM PDT by Libloather
NAACP assails N.C. Republican ad
By Mike Baker
The Associated Press
Published on Saturday, April 26, 2008
RALEIGH The North Carolina branch of the NAACP said Friday a Republican advertisement that includes a clip of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obamas former pastor is racially divisive.
NAACP leaders blasted the North Carolina GOP for producing an ad that shows footage of Rev. Jeremiah Wrights fiery comments about the U.S. The group said the ad takes Wrights words out of context in an effort to smear the black community and prophetic ministers.
Its a fundamentally race-baiting ad, said Rev. William Barber, state NAACP president. And it inserts racist sentiments.
The sound bite shows Wright proclaiming from the pulpit God damn America for its racism and treatment of minorities. Obama has denounced the remarks.
The ad was posted online Wednesday. State Republican Party officials still plan to begin airing the ad on television Monday despite the objections of high-ranking Republicans, including likely GOP presidential candidate John McCain.
The ad claims to target two Democratic gubernatorial candidates who endorsed Obama, though the ad overwhelmingly focuses on the presidential candidate. Two television stations in Raleigh and Charlotte have vowed not to air the piece, calling it inflammatory.
Barber compared the ad to a media campaign in 1898, when several state newspapers distributed racist political cartoons and published stories focusing on black community crimes. The campaign preceded race riots in Wilmington that resulted in white supremacists overthrowing the local black government in the nations only recorded coup detat. The conflict left dozens of blacks dead and ushered in a new political era in the Jim Crow South.
This is 2008, not 1898, Barber said. Race-baiting has long been the last resort of politicians who have racially divided North Carolinians to get elected.
State GOP Chairwoman Linda Daves said the ad is completely factual and accused Democrats of trying to inject the race issue into the discussion.
This tactic, designed to further drive a wedge between the people of North Carolina, is despicable and wrong, Daves said in a statement. This ad has absolutely nothing to do with race.
North Carolina GOP spokesman Brent Woodcox said donors have responded by sending money to the party to help air the spot.
(Donations) have been pouring in so quickly we cant keep up with them, Woodcox said. He said the total was still being tallied.
The ad begins with a photo of Obama and Wright together, followed by a clip of the firebrand pastors remarks. The spot calls Obama too extreme for North Carolina and then criticizes Democratic gubernatorial candidates Richard Moore and Bev Perdue.
Bob Orr, the only Republican candidate for governor to publicly oppose the ad, said the message hurts the party, and he asked officials to withdraw it.
I do think the Democrats want to try and tar the party with the racism message, so I think theyre overreacting in that respect, Orr said. But its just the wrong ad, the wrong message, the wrong time.
Because of the ad, campaign officials for Republican Sen. Elizabeth Dole won an agreement from Republican party officials at both state and national levels to ban political party advertisements during her re-election campaign.
Dole called on Democrats to follow suit, but the party said it will air ads focused on issues and criticized Dole for not doing more to stop the Wright spot.
Barber also likened the ad to former North Carolina Sen. Jesse Helms infamous 1990 spot that showed a white man crumpling a rejection letter while a narrator said the job had been given to a minority because of racial quotas. Helms won that election over former Charlotte Mayor Harvey Gantt, who is black.
Just do it.
The only racists are Osama Obama, his Minister of Hate and his Lieberal supporters.
And this so-called Reverend of Barak Obama's comments about white people is what? Wright is not only a racists, he's a hypocrite too. Just as these idiots from the NC NAACP are hypocrites.
The Victim Industry needs new technology.
I’d like to remind the NAACP that in the Old Testament, false prophecy was a capital crime.
>>>Barber compared the ad to a media campaign in 1898, when several state newspapers distributed racist political cartoons and published stories focusing on black community crimes.
Not comparable at all. A cartoon is fictional depiction. Wrights statements were not.
Talk about speaking truth to power. Hats off and best wishes to the NC GOP!
The racist NAACP is calling the NC GOP racists.
“Because of the ad, campaign officials for Republican Sen. Elizabeth Dole won an agreement from Republican party officials at both state and national levels to ban political party advertisements during her re-election campaign.”
Spoken like a man who's just qualified himself for a plum position on the John McCain 2008 campaign staff.
Telling the truth is now “racially divisive.”
Never mind what POS scumbag, the Rev(ulsive) Wright said.
I hope the GOP has the intestinal fortitude and stones to tell the black race baiters to go f**k themselves.
Campaign 2008 in a nutshell: ANY CRITICISM of Obama will be “racism.”
I would wager a very large sum the answer is no.
Run the ad. Tell the truth. And oh, by the may, McCain’s a moron if he decides to continue the Bush “Turn Your Cheek” nonsense that has gone on for 8 years.
And those cartoons where in support of which party???
NAACP is nothing but a big pile of racist crappola.
If the NAACP believes in racial inclusiveness then why don’t they protest the fact hat the Congressional Black Caucus doesn’t allow white people to join.
Crass idiots and hypocrits.
Not too publicly known about that:
Court Decides Reparations Suit Against Democrats
Posted on 04/14/2005 5:54:05 PM EDT by JulieRNR21
Court Decides Reparations Suit Against Democrats By Frances Rice
The U.S. District Court in Seattle, Washington issued a historic ruling in the landmark Reparations lawsuit (Case No. CV04-2442) filed against the Democratic Party by Rev. Wayne Perryman, author of the book entitled Unfounded Loyalty: An In-depth look into the Love Affair Between Blacks and Democrats.
Reacting to the court’s decision, Rev. Perryman, who will be the keynote speaker at the June 11, 2005 Empowerment Award Luncheon sponsored by the SaraMana Black Republican Club at the Sarasota Hyatt at 11:30 AM, thanked his supporters and said: “This case will become a permanent part of the United States Federal Judicial archives for years to come.”
Rev. Perryman said that he filed the 180-page Reparations lawsuit for two primary reasons: (1) To obtain redress for the crimes committed against African Americans by the Democratic Party and (2) To officially file a formal case against the Democratic Party as a permanent historic record.
If the NAACP wants to make this about race, it will hurt Obama.
NAACP - FO
I wonder what the ratio is of Black Racists over White Racist? I would imagine 60/40 by what I read.
- like Al Sharpton? Jesse Jackson
Yet another self-anointed "reverand" steps forward to announce his membership in racist Wright's church of America and Whitey hatred.
Barber should look up what the word "racist" means. Then look in the mirror.
We don’t desire or need to smear the black community. Wright, Farrakhan, Sharpton, Jackson and Gangsta life are doing a real bang up job on their own and do more to hurt their image than any of us could do.
It’s hard to face your own shortcomings. Pull up your pants, lose the hate and join the human race!
I don’t get it. Wright saying it is not racist, but running HIS words in ad is????
How is pointing out the racism and lack of patriotism of Obama’s pastor racist? Is the NAACP trying to say that Rev. Wright is typical of blacks? I wouldn’t think they wouldwant to stereotype blacks in that way, and in fact I would think that to do so would be rather racist.
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
It raises a completely legitimate point. IF Rev Wright is the sort of person Obama has looked to for over 20 years for spiritual guidance. As President, who is he going to appoint to his cabinet? To be Judges? To fill Ambassadorships? To work in the Fed Bureaucracy?
Another gutless RINO.
It should be the peoples community, and all should work together in it for everyone's humanbenefit.
To date, the only community that includes all people of all races is the community "the black community" points at with racist malice and calls the "white" community.
In reality, the "white community" does not exist. But to the black community, if the community leaders happen to be white skinned (doesn't even matter if they are a mix of faded olive skinned, yellow skinned, or red skinned people or light brown skinned.) it's called a white community. They feel their interests can only be served if the entire community is run by entirely black leaders, and all issues are black issues.
And what did McCain get in return for being a pussy-foot and demanding this ad be removed, claiming the Republicans are not going to campaign using attack ads?
Why he got Barack Hussein Obama using that same ad that McCain is rebutting....to attack McCain stating that McCain doesn’t have enough leadership to even get the NC GOP to cancel the ad.
You would think that would tell McCain something. We don’t want a pussy-footed candidate and pussy-footing doesn’t work when your competition is a bunch of arrorogant liberals.
No other political ad ever made matches the NAACP lynching ad in 2000 for demagoguery and sheer nastiness. Well, maybe the Democrat radio ads saying that if you vote Republican, more black churches would "explode" and more crosses would "burn."
The “Magic Negro” has lost his touch.
Rev. William Barber of Greenleaf Christian Church and Liv Boykins of Rep. Conyer's staff at the pulpit
But Barber shared more with his flock. "We must remember," he said as he spoke in support of Conyers' universal health care bill, "we must always know,'Power concedes nothing. It never has and it never will without a struggle,'" the pastor hearkened to the words of Frederick Douglass. He told his church that being ready for a fight to secure this most basic of rights should underscore the validity of the cause.
"I wonder do those so bent on saying Merry Christmas understand that when they cut student loans, Medicare and Medicaid, programs for the poor they reduce merry to an empty phase and their action look nothing like Christ."
The Leadership of the NAACP is the Lobby for the NAACP period!
Our business is the business of Civil Rights and Social Advancement. We are to do the work of the people and the work of justice.
>>The Victim Industry needs new technology.
OK, LOL on that one. And you’re spot-on.
Rev. William Barber on Duke Lacrosse alleged rape...
Barber, the state conference president of the North Carolina chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, released a statement hours earlier detailing 10 steps that he thinks should be taken in order to ensure “justice, integrity and healing” in the wake of recent accusations that three members of the men’s lacrosse team raped, choked and sodomized an exotic dancer March 13.
“The current events and allegations surrounding the Duke lacrosse team and a twenty-seven-year-old African American student-mother taps into deep emotional and historical themes of our flawed society,” Barber said in the statement.
The statement called for a more proactive approach on the part of the University. Barber encouraged the community to denounce any code of silence, show compassion for the alleged victim and push forward, among other things.
“We have been there when women have been victimized and the actions of the perpetrators were dismissed by suggestions that the victim herself deserved what happened to her or by statements like, ‘Boys will be boys,’” he said in the statement. “How we proceed will have great impact on our ability to remain a community and meet the demands of justice.”
Speaking from the pulpit of the Divinity School’s Goodson Chapel, Barber, Divinity ‘89 and an adjunct professor, said the alleged incident brings to the forefront important issues of violence, racial degradation, alcohol and elitism at the University.
“I want to spend a moment talking to you about trouble at the table,” Barber began. “Ain’t no need to run from it tonight. We can’t come here tonight and act like this is an ordinary night and an ordinary service.... There is a victim.”
“We’re in the midst of a crisis. Not nobody, not even a dog deserves to be gang-raped,” Barber said. “We don’t want to rush to judgement, but neither do we want to delay justice.”
Man, that dude is much too well fed to complain about lack of funding for any programs. He could go on a diet and feed half the state with the remaining funds......
I for one have had more than my fill of psychopathic black con-artists masquerading as preachers who use malignant racial whining to lie to their own hapless constituencies.
Jeremiah Wright and Barak Hussein Obama are obscenely anti-American-- enemies of this Republic which normal healthy people cherish. To say that they are "too extreme" is charitable. They are beyond extremists and it has nothing to do with the happenstance of their race.
Mookie and Rev-rund Willyum...turkeys of a feather.
Is this the same racist North Carolina NAACP that was prepared to lynch a group Of young athletes on the word of a woman of doubtful background and flawed virtue? Is this a state chapter of the organization that prepared and distributed posters suggesting that Bush had been a member of a lynch mob? Why would anyone listen to the NAACP?
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