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Thursday, February 02, 2006

Why Doesn't Bush Address the NAACP?

For the last 5 years or so, since the 2000 election, President Bush has been bashed for ignoring the NAACP. Many of us realize that he's done it because of their partisan attacks during the 2000 election season.

Julian Bond, the current head of the organization has berated him for it, but now he's can look in the mirror when he wonders why the president won't talk to his organization. Check this article out and you'll understand why GW probably won't be inviting Julian to lunch anytime soon. (Don't try and find anything in the Washington Post or NY Times)

h/t to Charlie Sykes.

Unrelated Note:

I'm flying out to Chicago early Friday morning for some family business and a job interview. I may get a post up Friday at some point, and will return to my regular frequent posts Sunday evening.

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Blogger asacan said...

I'm always glad to hear that your going to visit with your family, whether business or pleasure. I wish you luck on the job interview, what you've told me about it is very positive.

I do have to say, in a selfish kind of way, I'll be sad if you take it. I've always enjoyed chatting with, back aboard the Chancellorsville, and even more now. It's been a real pleasure these last several months getting to see you again, even if it's only been during a quick break, in the passageways or a drop by the office.

But some things are more important, and you've got to be near your family. I can certainly appreciate that, especially since a large enough chunk of your life was spent on sea duty, having to leave your family while your children were young.

I know you'll easily impress the interviewer, as you impress most people you meet. I hope you're offered what you deserve, but that will probably never happen. Again, good luck.

9:31 PM  
Blogger shoprat said...

Why would anyone go where they're not welcome? I try as much as possible to avoid places where I am not wanted.

9:49 PM  
Blogger LargeBill said...

The IRS needs to drop their tax exempt status. That organization has long ago stopped being a non-partisan entity. If I gave money to the RNC or DNC (God forbid) or a candidate it is not deductable. Why is this purely Democrat group exempt?

The one thing about this issue is it shows they are scared of losing their monopoly on the black vote. The more outrageous the claims the greater the fear. The possibility of black Republicans winning state-wide elections in several races this November has them terrified.

10:08 PM  
Blogger Crazy Politico said...

Ascan, thanks. One of the things I've enjoyed about being here is re-meeting so many folks like you that I've served with before.

Shoprat- That's been GW's point since 2001. The Urban League, which also represents a large number of African Americans has been pretty gratious with him, and he's visted them annually. They don't always agree with him, but they have a dialogue, not spitting contests.

LargeBill- The problem (for the IRS) is if they do go after the tax exempt status it will be played as strictly political payback.

I think Lynn Swann and Michael Steele winning elections would be a riot, it will be interesting to see if Swann can get the NAACP's endorsement (Steele won't).

2:34 AM  
Blogger Uber said...

I respect Bush even more for ignoring the abuse the NAACP has to offer. It would be a bit stupid to go that route when there's absolutely nothing to be gained but making oneself an easy target.

As for your trip, be safe and good luck! ;)

5:59 AM  
Blogger Paula said...

Good luck!!

7:53 AM  
Blogger jgf said...

Such hate and fear...

12:28 PM  
Blogger Nunzia said...

hope your interview goes well!! good luck!

2:30 PM  
Blogger Crazy Politico said...

Thanks for the wishes of luck from everyone. Evidently it went well, I have a technical interview Wednesday and Thursday have to set up a trip to Boston to go through a gauntlet of 5 other interviewers.

5:31 AM  
Blogger Alabama said...

Hey, good luck with the interview.

Bush doesn't address the NAACP for the same reason I don't talk to the wall. Waste of time. They have their closed minds made up and won't listen to anything. They already know how they want to behave. No matter how much Bush would work with them it would NEVER be right or enough for the NAACP.

5:58 AM  
Blogger Assorted Babble by Suzie said...

Yeah but they do not acknowledge our President has done more for black Americans than Clinton did and there are more homes bought by minorities during this administration etc. etc.

I would ignore the NAACP too...esp after they nominated Harry Belafonte and basically making him their spokesperson...what a black eye. He should move and live w/his buddy in Venezuela.

Good luck on your job interview!!

10:56 AM  

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