Brent Bozell

Almost from the moment Barack Obama declared he would run for president in 2007, our enraptured media elite has been accusing anyone who would stand in Obama's way with racism. The question was never whether Obama was ready to govern the country, but whether the country was ready for the historic awesomeness of Obama.

Pity the NAACP. We now have a black president, and they must convince (racist) America that there still exists the need for a national association to advance "colored people" in our society. How to do it? Identify and condemn as "racists" anyone or any group opposed to Obama.

Apparently, you cannot sincerely oppose a crushing tax burden, a useless "stimulus" bill, ObamaCare or any other element of his socialist agenda without being tagged as a bigot.

In case there was any doubt that the NAACP was carrying water for the White House political machine, Michelle Obama appeared before the NAACP convention and insisted there was still persistent racism in America, and the group's founders would "urge us to increase our intensity" -- to fight for President Obama.

The merger is so obvious, they could now be called the NAA-DNC.

Now the NAACP has found its mojo. It is slandering the tea party as "racist." In an article on headlined "Why we passed our Tea Party resolution," NAACP chief Benjamin Jealous smeared the entire movement: "The avowed racist David Duke notes that thousands of Tea Party activists have urged him to run for president. When the Tea Party marches by, Duke thinks it's his fiesta." Since when did the NAACP -- or anyone else, for that matter -- give a hoot what Duke thinks of anything?

On its own website, the NAACP continues to rehash all those unproven allegations that "respected members of the Congressional Black Caucus reported that racial epithets were hurled at them as they passed by a Washington, DC health care protest." But let's stop calling them "unproven allegations." Let's call them what they are: lies. There is no video evidence that this ever occurred, but the NAACP doesn't care about the evidence in its kangaroo court. They even repeated that "Representative Emanuel Cleaver was spat upon during the incident." In the real world, Cleaver quickly walked away from his own story when video footage proved it wasn't true.

Brent Bozell

Founder and President of the Media Research Center, Brent Bozell runs the largest media watchdog organization in America.
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