Skip to comments.Michelle Obama Rouses NAACP Before Vote Condemning 'Racist' Elements of Tea Party
Posted on 07/12/2010 7:11:32 PM PDT by Scythian
First Lady Michelle Obama brought renewed energy to the NAACP today, delivering the keynote speech at the annual convention one day before the nation's largest civil rights group is expected to condemn what it calls racist elements in the Tea Party movement.
The nation's largest and oldest civil rights organization will vote on the resolution Tuesday during its annual convention in Kansas City, Mo.
In her speech, the first lady focused on the issue of childhood obesity and her "Let's Move" initiative, but outside of her remarks, anti-Tea Party activism has been a key focus of the gathering, which conservative leaders say is driven solely by a political agenda.
Tea Party members have used "racial epithets," have verbally abused black members of Congress and threatened them, and protestors have engaged in "explicitly racist behavior" and "displayed signs and posters intended to degrade people of color generally and President Barack Obama specifically," according to the proposed resolution.
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Thanks for the kind words and understanding, Kelly.
Being a black conservative is an interesting life, but I’m used to it. I’ve been an “odd man out” ever since I was a kid. I didn’t know that I was a conservative then, but I was, and suffered the envy, jealousy, and ostracizing even then from my black peers.
You’re right that I’m a part of the functioning segment of America. Once I got old enough to make my own choices, I removed myself from every group and individual in my sphere that was self-defeating, or stuck on negativity. That alone enabled me to have a much better life experience than many of my peers.
There’s a sickness in the black community that runs deep. I know it intimately, but throughout my life I have refused to succumb to it. It’s always been a matter of choice to me, as it is for any black person. Why make a conscious choice to be part of a group that chooses to be disabled, when you can choose to be part of the America that lives out its hopes and dreams?
Seems simple enough to me, but you’d be amazed how complex an issue it is for some black people. No black person has to individuate themselves from the rest of their countrymen. Whatever wall they perceive between themselves and other Americans is totally self-created. It doesn’t exist anywhere else.
Appreciate that, G, but I'm just another American, as far as I'm concerned. I love America. Always have, and always will.
Outstanding advice for anyone, and for young people especially.
Tea Party members have used “racial epithets,” have verbally abused black members of Congress and threatened them, and protestors have engaged in “explicitly racist behavior” and “displayed signs and posters intended to degrade people of color generally ....”
You’re very welcome!
Doesn't he say that about each episode? ;)
How transparent is this? This all happens after the Black Panther Party is exposed as a bunch of racist radicals.
Are Tim Scott, Nikki Haley and Star Parker aware that the tea party is racist?
The NAACP is a pathetic anachronism.....and they just can’t STAND it.
Ms. Obama should be sued for slander. She should be made to show proof of her accusations. They are hate speech.
“Tea Party members have used “racial epithets,” have verbally abused black members of Congress and threatened them, and protestors have engaged in “explicitly racist behavior” and “displayed signs and posters intended to degrade people of color generally and President Barack Obama specifically,” according to the proposed resolution.”
Show us the facts........ I thought not.
Without facts, it’s nothing more than agitprop.
NAACP = National Association Against Cracka People.
I wonder how Hussein’s civilian army is coming along.
Interesting that Michelle is suddenly so concerned about the “founders”. Picking up on a little teaparty talk to confuse the uninformed, while denouncing at the same time. Somebody please call her out.
They need to “PROVE IT”!
Otherwise, this is nothing more than political race-baiting.
Racist - An Orwellian word that means squat. It is used as a slur to keep whites in thier place an constantly ignores that blacks, Hispanics and all "people of color" are 'racist'
Seriously? Why does ANYONE give a damn what a race group or those that support these anti white race groups says about 'racism' and 'racist'? How about GFY or ignoring it altogether? It is like being concerned that Bernie Madoff called you a thief.
All this hypocritical, one way race crap does nothing but have way too many on the right running around in circles. Wasting time and energy.
Not one person has ever tried to stop anyone from attending or participating. That the overwhelming majority of blacks choose to not be involved says way more about them then the Tea Party. Either you agree with us or you don't but all these machinations over race is cowardly on the right and just what the Marxist want.
This is where the rubber meets the road and it also shows how truly powerful Marxist PC has become in controlling the populous and ultimately in destroying our nation.
White persons, percent, 2008 (a) 79.8%
Black persons, percent, 2008 (a) 12.8%
A race war won't end well for Blacks