While the liberal media hammer President Bush for not attending the annual NAACP this week, conservatives should rally around the president for taking such a courageous stand. By refusing to attend, Bush became the first president since Herbert Hoover to not address the convention. He attended the convention as a candidate in 2000, but hasn’t returned since.
Does Bush stand to lose by not attending? I don’t think so. Since he decided not to attend, the real face of the NAACP has emerged. The claims that they are a non-partisan civil rights organization don’t hold up. Since 1996 when former Democratic congressman Kwesi Mfume became the president, he transformed the organization into an unoffical arm of the democratic party. Joined in 1998 by Chairman Julian Bond, another lefty they have attacked President Bush and the republican party. Just last month Bond said the Republicans “idea of equal rights is the American flag and Confederate swastika flying side by side.” And he actually expected Bush to come to his convention?
Another example of the political nature of the NAACP is the free screening of Farenheit 9/11 by left wing filmaker and Bush hater Michael Moore. Hopefully what President Bush has done will embolden future presidents from bowing to the political pressure of the NAACP and the liberal media. Read Armstrong Williams for further insight.
The more they argue with the President, the more they prove how irrelevant they are.
Do me a favor go to the NAACP web site and cast your vote in their poll. Send them a message!