I guess Oliver is gunning for the Jesse Jackson Race Pimp award today with this post:
Blacks? Don’t Need ‘Em
Regardless of the NAACP’s endorsements, it is the leading organization for civil rights for black Americans.
That is Oliver’s reaction to Bush turning down a request to speak to a group of people who have compared him to the taliban, told him that he is little more than an apologist for the confederacy, and paid for and produced the odious Byrd dragging commercials. I am shocked, shocked, I say, that Bush won’t speak to them.
Furthermore, the notion that the NAACP is a civil rights organization is for me a topic of debate. I see them as nothing morethan an illegal arm of the DNC, operating under the financial loopholes provided to ‘non-profit’ organizations.
What civil rights advances has the NAACP championed lately? What have they accomplished, other than to entrench themselves into the Democratic party to such an extent that both parties can ignore them.
The notion that the NAACP fights for all blacks is just absurd. The notion that they are fighting for civil rights is also questionable. Go look at the criteria for the ‘civil rights scorecard’ issued by the NAACP.
Wait until the the NAACP voter guides come out- it will look eerily similar to a the Democratic party platform.
*** Update ***
After reading this post by Jesse, in which he makes a total asshole out of himself, I have changed my mind. Bush should send Cheney, who can promptly tell Julian Bond and Kweisi Mfume to go fuck themselves.