Atrios probably thinks he has had an original thought or at the very least is being clever when he states the following:
In addition, I wonder if those dispensing the advice really have a clue what, say, the NAACP’s agenda is. One of the big myths in politics – widely disseminated and believed by those on the left and right – is that all organizations such as the NAACP are concerned with are affirmative action type programs. This is the story our media peddles. In fact, if one looks at the NAACP legislative scorecard, the one referred to in the Washington Post article, to see why Senators such as Lott and First receive an ‘F,’ one realizes that the NAACP agenda is pretty much the agenda of most in the Democratic party. Votes the NAACP used to make the scorecard included the Ashcroft confirmation, Title I funding for poor schools, reducing class sizes by providing federal money to hire teachers, school construction money, forcing full Pell grant and Head Start funding, the Senate Patients Bill of Rights, the confirmation of Robert Gregory, the extension of unemployment benefits, various election reform proposals, and increases in global AIDS funding.
You mean the NAACP is pretty much a wholly owned subsidary of the Democrat Party? Well, no shit. I am glad Atrios has finally seen the light, but there is a large group of people who for years have been saying that the NAACP was nothing but a tax-exempt member ofthe activist wing of the Democrat party. Those people who have been saying this for all these years are called REPUBLICANS.
Now that Atrios and Co. have now admitted the NAACP and the Democrat party are one and the same, could you please quit calling us racist when we have policy disagreements?