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Sarah Palin rebukes NAACP's racism charge against the Tea Party

From her facebook page:

The only purpose of such an unfair accusation of racism is to dissuade good Americans from joining the Tea Party movement or listening to the common sense message of Tea Party Americans who simply want government to abide by our Constitution, live within its means, and not borrow and spend away our children's futures. Red and yellow, black and white, this message is precious in all our sights. All decent Americans abhor racism. No one wants to be associated with any organization that is in any way racist in sentiment or origin. I certainly don't want to be. Thankfully, the Tea Party movement is not racist or motivated by racism. It is motivated by love of country and all that is good and honest about our proud and diverse nation.

Like President Reagan, Tea Party Americans believe that "the glory of this land has been its capacity for transcending the moral evils of our past." Isn't it time we put aside the divisive politics of the past once and for all and celebrate the fact that neither race nor gender is any longer a barrier to achieving success in America - even in achieving the highest office in the land?

I just spent a few beautiful Alaskan days with some beautiful Americans in my husband's birthplace - they are Todd's family and they are Yupik Eskimo. In the decades that our families have blended, I have never heard one proud, patriotic member judge another member based on skin color. Both Todd and I were raised to measure a person according to their capacity and willingness to love, work, forgive, contribute, and show good character. We're joined by the vast majority of Americans in this belief whereby we measure a man by his character, not his color. Because of amazing efforts and accomplishments by those who came before my generation, it is foreign to us to consider condemning or condoning anyone's actions based on race or gender. Being with our diverse family in a melting pot that is a Native village just days ago reminded me of that.

So to leave that remote village and return back to "modern civilization" only to hear of the NAACP's resolution today suggesting that we Tea Party Americans don't respect equality makes me sad for those who choose to divide these great United States. It is time to end the divisive politics.

The NAACP has outlived its usefulness.  Clearly the organization is no longer about advancement but about regression.  No longer about tearing down the walls that divide blacks from society but about building new ones.  No longer about the content of ones character but about furthering a radically liberal agenda at any cost, including its own integrity.

The NAACP has sealed its fate.  It is now completely devoid of credibility and is officially a relic.

Someone turn out the lights, no longer is anyone worth paying attention to at home.


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The Tea Party movement is b... (Below threshold)

The Tea Party movement is based on restoring fiscal responsibility and Constitutional government. That is "racist" only to those who oppose both. They should keep in mind a government that is broke, e.g., $13 trillion in debt with many more trillions of dollars of unfunded liabilities, can't help the disadvantaged, whatever their race.

So, after dismissing... (Below threshold)
Adrian Browne:

So, after dismissing the Tea Party, Sarah Palin is back to sucking up to it?

She's a weather vane.

Attn: Dr.Martin Luther King... (Below threshold)

Attn: Dr.Martin Luther King,
It is with deep regret that we the people of the United States of America must inform you that your dream of a color blind society where your children be judged only by the content of their character is now officially (but hopefully not permanently)dead.
It was killed not by the KKK(as much as they tried) or by the Aryan Nation or any other White Supremist morons,but by Black and Latino Race Mongers who sought not racial equality amongst all Americans but payback for the sins of past generations.
It was killed by the once decent NAACP who have now become a political wing of the democrat party,yes;the same democrat party that fought civil rights legislation tooth and nail and sought to discredit you and your valuble work.
We heard your great "I have a Dream speech" and tried to live our lives according to those words and tried to look past skin color to the person behind, and yet are now branded as "RACISTS" because we disagree with the direction in and the policies of a man who couldn't hold your coat but is nonetheless,president of the United States.
He promised us racial healing and delivered us racial division instead.
For all these years I was under the mistaken impression that I was a brother from another mother but awake instead to find myself just another "Cracka".
Sorry Dr King,your dream is dead,it was murdered by Barak Obama and his minions for their own personal and political gain.

That's OK Adrian. She stil... (Below threshold)

That's OK Adrian. She still has more balls than any male Democrat or most male Republicans serving in Washington. If you think she is disingenuous you must be appalled by the current regime in Washington. If she is that bad in your eyes she

Yes, it takes a lot of cour... (Below threshold)
Adrian Browne:

Yes, it takes a lot of courage for an unelected citizen to spew nonsense on their Facebook page and then never answer questions or face voters about it.

Please donate generously to her for as long as she strings Tea Partiers/Republicans along.

Adrian Browne - hey, wait a... (Below threshold)

Adrian Browne - hey, wait a minute? Isn't that a racist name???
Why not? The NAACP has condemned the use of the term 'Black Hole' on a greeting card as racist. It's gotten so that any reference to color is potentially racist. But they have to keep stirring up racial discord - their bottom line depends on it. Just like Jesse and Al. (and apparently, Obama as well.)

"Yes, it takes a lot of cou... (Below threshold)

"Yes, it takes a lot of courage for an unelected citizen to spew nonsense on their Facebook page and then never answer questions or face voters about it."

Aside from the Facebook page, how is the NAACP different?

"...and then never answer q... (Below threshold)

"...and then never answer questions or face voters about it."

Give it up Adrian. There are a significant number of elected officials who fit this description and they should feel more obligated than Palin right now in this regard. Heck, one even lives at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. When she declares for office I would welcome your input on this subject at that time.

Kudos to Sarah Palin for st... (Below threshold)

Kudos to Sarah Palin for standing up to the NAACP and defending the Tea Party!

The NAACP is nothing but an arm of the Democratic Party. Therefore, I know that it was people in the party who got them to issue this decree in order to make people more afraid to associate with the Tea Party for fear of being called a racist. What hogwash!

I am African-American and a Tea Party supporter. There's absolutely nothing racist about it.

If anything, this edict says to me that the Democrats are really scared about the growth and influence of the Tea Party movement and will use everything they can to discredit it. The only thing they have right now is the race card.

Racism, racist...I'm so sick and tired of hearing this I could puke. It's gotten to the point where you can't even criticize someone African-American without being called a racist.

Listen to me! Those of you who are non-Black still need to express yourself even if you are being called racist. As long as the race card works, they'll use it against you everytime. It's time to get over the "white guilt." It's being used to shut you up.

We Black Conservatives are becoming more vocal but we also need you to keep speaking up as well.

The racists aren't on the r... (Below threshold)

The racists aren't on the right - the left sees it as a convenient lever, and seems to be doing everything it can to make sure it's used as a club for political purposes. Support those race-baiting povery pimps, dude!

It'd be funny that the only ones concerned about skin color are those who stand to gain from racial animosity. The rest of us? Hell, we're too busy dealing with real life to bother with something trivial like skin color.

Yo' Adrian~"Yes... (Below threshold)

Yo' Adrian~

"Yes, it takes a lot of courage for an unelected citizen to spew nonsense on their Facebook page and then never answer questions or face voters about it."

Didn't know you had to be 'elected' to be a citizen? just thought you had be born here or sneak in across the border. And why would an unelected citizen give a rat's ass about answering 'voter's'?

Good catch 914.And A... (Below threshold)

Good catch 914.
And AB accuses others of spewing nonsense.

As for Palins remarks...</p... (Below threshold)

As for Palins remarks...

Well put.

If Obama had half the class and intelligence of Palin, he'd say the same thing.

So, what Adrian appears to ... (Below threshold)
Sheik Yur Bouty:

So, what Adrian appears to be saying is that, unless you are an elected official, your opinion doesn't matter...

Shut up, he explained!!

AB - "Yes, it takes a lot o... (Below threshold)
Big Mo:

AB - "Yes, it takes a lot of courage for a liberal to spew nonsense on a conservative blog and then never answer questions or face voters about it."

Fixed that for you.

Adrian wants to make this a... (Below threshold)

Adrian wants to make this about Palin.

It's not about her, Adrian. It's about the NAACP's racially devisive remarks. Do try to stay on topic. If we need to go slower, please let us know.

Knowing Sarah Palin like we... (Below threshold)
Ed in Connecticut:

Knowing Sarah Palin like we know Sarah Palin, you expect us to believe that she wrote all that by herself. The lady is mentally challenged, and the people behind this individual are trying their best to make her appear to be politically knowledgable....that's not going to happen today, tomorrow, 2011, 2020....etc....

Sarah Palin is to Reds as p... (Below threshold)
Jay Guevara:

Sarah Palin is to Reds as pork is to Muslims.

ed in "nowhereville" - <e... (Below threshold)

ed in "nowhereville" - "Knowing Sarah Palin like we know Sarah Palin, you expect us to believe that she wrote all that by herself."

Sum'bitch that was mighty easy to pen wasn't it Ed.

Damn hard to prove... unless I'm wrong.

Am I.

The Tea Bag Party are just ... (Below threshold)

The Tea Bag Party are just "haters not debaters" or as others have dubbed them "screamers not dreamers", with their failed attempts at stopping Healthcare reform, they say they respect the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence but they do not mind passing laws, through weak Governors (no one voted for this crazy) who only cares about getting elected Governor, on the backs of undocumented workers, that will not pass Constitution muster.

Brewer signed into law;
1. S.B. 1070,
2. No permit conceal weapons law,
3. The famous Birthers law,
4. Banning Ethnic studies law,
5. Banning human-animal hybrid (aren't most GOPers crossed with the Reptilian race?)
or are they just giving Laurence Gonzales, some great promotion material for his new book "Lucy".

6. Could she be behind the Mural in Prescott, Arizona, ordered to be whiten,
7. On deck to pass, no citizenship to babies born to undocumented workers,

8. If she can read she should look up Arizona's House Bill 2779 from two years ago (which was un-constitution and failed when legally challenged),
9. The boycotted Martin Luther King Day, what idiots don't want another holiday? Yes, you guessed it Arizona.

Well Arizona, you can boycott new holidays and keep passing crazy laws and the rest of us will continue to challenged them in a court of law and continue to add cities to our Boycott of your state.

I real cannot believe anything that comes out of Brewer's mouth, in an interview she first said her father had died in Germany fighting the Nazi in World War II (war ended 1945) but of course we find out the truth that father was never in Germany and died in California in 1955. But we are suppose to believe everything else she says, right! No one voted for you for Governor, yet you keep listening to the tiny brains of the crazies and signing into law everything that comes into their feeble minds, it only make you look dumb, stupid or racist, or maybe all three.

As for the Tea Bag Party, their phony patriotism is sickening; they are just racists going by another name. We all know you are just itching to put a sheet on their head? Let's face it the Republicans had eight years to deal with health care, immigration, energy (remember Cheney's secret meetings with oil companies where loosening regulation and oversight were sealed), climate change and financial oversight and governance and they failed. It appears that the Republican Party is only good at starting wars (two in eight years, with fat contracts to friends of Cheney/Bush) but not at winning wars as seen by the continuing line of body bags that keep coming home. The Republicans party will continue turned inward to their old fashion obstructionist party (and their Confederacy appreciation roots) because they continue to allow a small portions (but very loud portion) of their party of "birthers, baggers and blowhards" to rule their party. I will admit that this fringe is very good at playing "Follow the Leader" by listening to their dullard leaders, Beck, Hedgecock, Hannity, O'Reilly, Rush, Savage, Sarah Bailin, Orly Taitz, Victoria Jackson, Michele Bachmann and the rest of the Blowhards and acting as ill programmed robots (they have already acted against doctors that perform abortions).

The Birthers and the Tea Bag party crowd think they can scare, intimidate and force others to go along with them by comments like "This time we came unarmed", let me tell you something not all ex-military join the fringe militia crazies who don't pay taxes and run around with face paint in the parks playing commando, the majority are mature and understand that the world is more complicated and grey than the black and white that these simpleton make it out to be and that my friend is the point. The world is complicated and people like Hamilton, Lincoln, and Roosevelt believed that we should use government a little to increase social mobility, now it's about dancing around the claim of government is the problem. The sainted Reagan passed the biggest tax increase in American history and as a result federal employment increased, but facts are lost when mired in mysticism and superstition. For a party that gave us Abraham Lincoln, it is tragic that the ranks are filled with too many empty suits and the crazy Birthers who have not learned that the way our courts work is that you get a competent lawyer, verifiable facts and present them to a judge, if the facts are real and not half baked internet lies, then, and only then, do you proceed to trial. The Birthers seem to be having a problem with their so called "Internet facts". Let's face it no one will take the Birthers seriously until they win a case, but until then, you will continue to appear dumb, crazy or racist, or maybe all three. I heard that Orly Taitz now wants to investigate the "Republican 2009 Summer of Love" list: Assemblyman, Michael D. Duvall (CA), Senator John Ensign (NV), Senator Paul Stanley (TN), Governor Mark Stanford (SC), Board of Ed Chair, and Kristin Maguire AKA Bridget Keeney (SC), she wants to re-establish a family values party, that is like saying that the Catholic Church cares about the welling being of children in their care, too late for that. Yee Haw!

I want to take this opportu... (Below threshold)

I want to take this opportunity to thank the Tea Party for electing Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown since he voted for the Financial Reform Bill and help the President of the United States with another legislative victory, thank you Tea Party. Have you heard of "Unintended Consequences" or "Blowback"? Was he working for the Tea Party, himself or our Country, hmmm only you can answer this one?

The problem is this. Tea Party candidates will win a number of these congressional races because local districts are often safely partisan in nature. They can make their wild, unfounded claims, crazy accusations, etc., and win. That means not only are we likely to see an increase in Republican seats in both houses, we're likely to see more antics, more insanity, more stupidity. At the same time they're going to do everything they can to derail Obama's policies which will likely mean high unemployment, a moribund economy, and more compromises on policy positions that make no one happy.

That could literally mean that if the Republicans put up a legitimate candidate in 2012, they could win. Such a result is bad enough, but the likely response for the Democrats is to move further to the "middle" to placate voters. As we've seen over the last decade, the "middle" in American politics is basically on the verge of being an 80s Republican. Increasingly that means we'll have a political landscape of a conservative party and ratfuck insane parties. The former, given it's track record, slowly moving to the right, the latter, given it's track record, loudly screaming "socialism, communism, fascism!!!"

If we continue on this course, privatization will be socialism.






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