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Michelle Obama Rouses NAACP Before Vote Condemning 'Racist' Elements of Tea Party

 
 
woiyo
 
Reply Tue 13 Jul, 2010 06:30 am
"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.
First Lady Michelle Obama Addresses NAACP

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.

"We're deeply concerned about elements that are trying to move the country back, trying to reverse progress that we've made," NAACP spokeswoman Leila McDowell told ABC News. "We are asking that the law-abiding members of the Tea Party repudiate those racist elements, that they recognize the historic and present racist elements that are within the Tea Party movement."

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/naacp-tea-party-civil-rights-group-considers-resolution/story?id=11144640

I missed the part where she condemned the Black Panthers for voter intimidation and certain statements by others suggesting death to "white cracker babies".

Why does she want to divide people?
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PUNKEY
 
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Reply Tue 13 Jul, 2010 06:44 am
What else did you think she would say, considering the audience?
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ebrown p
 
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Reply Tue 13 Jul, 2010 06:47 am
The Tea Party people are whining because the "godless", "socialist", "america-hating", "leaches" are calling them names?

It is kind of funny when you think about it


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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Tue 13 Jul, 2010 06:54 am
I love politicians (and politicians' wives) who play the race card, when what they are really attempting to do is make political hay! Rolling Eyes
parados
 
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Reply Tue 13 Jul, 2010 06:58 am
@Phoenix32890,
uh.. Michelle Obama didn't play any race card. She didn't address the issue at all. The NAACP is going to vote on the issue but she didn't have anything to do with it other than she gave a speech on other issues the day before.
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parados
 
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Reply Tue 13 Jul, 2010 07:02 am
@woiyo,
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In her speech, the first lady focused on the issue of childhood obesity and her "Let's Move" initiative, but outside of her remarks


For anyone like woiyo that is incapable of understanding simple English, Michelle Obama didn't say anything about "racist' elements in the tea party.


So woiyo, why don't you address Michelle Bachmann or Sarah Palin calling for the death of Obama? Oh.. they didn't say anything about it? Gee.. that doesn't seem to make a difference when it comes to attacking Michelle Obama.
engineer
 
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Reply Tue 13 Jul, 2010 07:06 am
@parados,
It's pretty funny that the very quote posted shows that Mrs. Obama did not discuss the Tea Party movement at all.
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woiyo
 
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Reply Tue 13 Jul, 2010 07:11 am
"Michelle Obama spoke to NAACP, a group that has gone from promoting civil rights to promoting double standards and hate. Their Los Angeles division has threatened African Americans, including myself, for going against their liberal victimization philosophy.

Barack Hussein Obama's wife spoke about obesity and racism against African Americans. Nowhere in her speech did she mention the horrific voter intimidation case involving the Black Panthers.

Michelle Obama spoke for a group that calls theTea Party racist, but did nothing to protect an African American Tea Party member who was assaulted. She spoke for a group of people who call for victimization rather than achievement.

Michelle Obama was right about inequality--that's why an African American man without experience can become president."

http://www.examiner.com/x-30616-LA-African-American-Conservative-Examiner~y2010m7d12-Michelle-Obama-speaks-hypocrisy-at-NAACP-convention
ebrown p
 
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Reply Tue 13 Jul, 2010 07:17 am
http://chattahbox.com/images/2010/01/teaparty_robertson_spelling_racist_problem.jpg
parados
 
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Reply Tue 13 Jul, 2010 07:18 am
@woiyo,
Barack Hussein Obama's wife spoke about obesity and racism against African Americans

Really? Where does it say she spoke about racism against African Americans other than a blog that is out to smear her?
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ebrown p
 
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Reply Tue 13 Jul, 2010 07:18 am
http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn161/garykwf/racist_tea_party.jpg
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ebrown p
 
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Reply Tue 13 Jul, 2010 07:18 am
http://mulattodiaries.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/obama-witchdoctor-muck.jpg
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ebrown p
 
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Reply Tue 13 Jul, 2010 07:20 am
http://img159.imageshack.us/img159/7673/descent.jpg
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Tue 13 Jul, 2010 07:20 am
@woiyo,
Michelle Obama is some kind of superhero, now? Rushing to the defense of anyone who is assaulted within a 2-mile radius of her?

You reek of desperation. Your own quotes impeach your integrity.
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parados
 
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Reply Tue 13 Jul, 2010 07:21 am
Why do conservatives feel they have to make up "facts'?

Here is the text of Michelle Obama's speech..
Text of Michelle Obama's speech to NAACP

Kindly point out where she condemned racism by Tea Partiers Woiyo.

You really want to point out how stupid and gullible you are, don't you Woiyo. You should have dropped it after your first mistake.
DrewDad
 
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Reply Tue 13 Jul, 2010 07:29 am
@woiyo,
woiyo wrote:
Why does she want to divide people?

Why do you enjoy lying so much?
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engineer
 
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Reply Tue 13 Jul, 2010 07:31 am
@woiyo,
woiyo wrote:

Barack Hussein Obama's wife spoke about obesity and racism against African Americans. Nowhere in her speech did she mention the horrific voter intimidation case involving the Black Panthers.

You think speeches about obesity should address voter intimidation? Really? US officials talk about the genocide in Somolia without talking about the genocide of the American Indians. Do you think that disqualifies the US from speaking out about atrocities worldwide?
woiyo wrote:

Michelle Obama spoke for a group that calls theTea Party racist, but did nothing to protect an African American Tea Party member who was assaulted.

She spoke before the NAACP, not for them. She also did nothing to protect thousands of people who are victims of crime everyday. Are we at the point where we expect wives of elected officials to personally save us everyday? I mean she's in good shape and all, but expecting her to bodyguard some guy is a little silly.
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woiyo
 
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Reply Tue 13 Jul, 2010 07:44 am
"And when so many of our children still attend crumbling schools, and a black child is still far more likely to go to prison than a white child, I think the founders of this organization would agree that our work is not yet done. (Applause.)

When African American communities are still hit harder than just about anywhere by this economic downturn, and so many families are just barely scraping by, I think the founders would tell us that now is not the time to rest on our laurels.

When stubborn inequalities still persist - in education and health, in income and wealth - I think those founders would urge us to increase our intensity, and to increase our discipline and our focus and keep fighting for a better future for our children and our grandchildren."

To me, these are racists sentiments. This is making an excuse based upon one skin color for their so called problems.

Sorry, I disagree. It is about economics and taking advantage of opportunities.

To make these excuses to the NAACP, which is by definition a racist organization, tends to make her a racist.
DrewDad
 
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Reply Tue 13 Jul, 2010 07:51 am
@woiyo,
woiyo wrote:
To me, these are racists sentiments.

To me, this statement of yours indicates that you are out of touch with reality.

woiyo wrote:
This is making an excuse based upon one skin color for their so called problems.

It's acknowledging the reality of the situation. She didn't assign blame; she simply quoted statistics.

It's like saying "homeless people are disproportionately likely to be mentally ill". That's just reality.
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parados
 
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Reply Tue 13 Jul, 2010 08:59 am
@woiyo,
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To make these excuses to the NAACP, which is by definition a racist organization, tends to make her a racist.


hmmm.. does that mean that the TEA PARTY is a racist organization? Would that mean anyone that talks to them or joins is by definition a racist?
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