Is it any wonder Bush has declined invitations to the annual NAACP convention?
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania (AP) — NAACP chairman Julian Bond urged members of the nation’s oldest civil rights organization to increase voter turnout to oust President Bush, and condemned the administration’s policies on education, the economy and the war in Iraq.
“They preach racial neutrality and practice racial division,” Bond said Sunday night in the 95th annual convention’s keynote address. “They’ve tried to patch the leaky economy and every other domestic problem with duct tape and plastic sheets. They write a new constitution of Iraq and they ignore the Constitution here at home.”Of course this follows his remarks last month:
In remarks to hundreds of cheering liberal activists Wednesday, NAACP Chairman Julian Bond singled out Republicans as enemies of black Americans and compared conservatives to the terrorist Taliban who once ruled Afghanistan.
“Their idea of equal rights is the American flag and the Confederate swastika flying side by side,” Bond told a cheering audience. “They’ve written a new constitution for Iraq and ignore the Constitution here at home. They draw their most rabid supporters from the Taliban wing of American politics. Now they want to write bigotry back into the Constitution.”Here’s a kicker from The Philadelphia Daily News, The “non-partisan” NAACP convention will be showing Fahrenheit 9/11 for free tomorrow.