Friday, July 16, 2004

The White House strikes back

After years of statements like,

Republicans draw their most rabid supporters from the Taliban wing of American politics, and now they want to write bigotry back into the U.S. Constitution.

And calling republicans neo-fascists, a crazed swarm of right-wing locusts and the white-people's party.

After calling the president a snake oil salesman. And saying blacks who supports Bush are, "ventriloquists' dummies." The White Housr finally shot back yesterday.

It really is disappointing to see the current leadership continue to repeat the hostile rhetoric that they have used, which really shows that they are not interested in a constructive dialogue,
Scott McClellan said yesterday.

Instead of speaking to the NAACP, the president will speak to the Urban League. Seeing that the NAACP hasn't actually advanced anything in years and the Urban League actually works to improve the economy of African Americans, I think the president has made a better choice of where to speak.

In an article written by Education Secretary Rod Paige, we see this,
"I have a message for the NAACP's Julian Bond and Kweisi Mfume, who have accused black conservatives of being the 'puppets' of white people, unable to think for ourselves.You do not own, and you are not the arbiters of, African-American authenticity.

It's about time someone spoke up.
How ironic that they would direct this vitriol at a president who has appointed more African-Americans to high-profile posts, has committed more funds to fight AIDS in Africa, has championed minority homeownership, and has supported more trade and aid for African and Caribbean nations than any other administration

But Mr. Paige, he's a repulsive republican. None of the good matters. Even if he would have spoken for the last four years at the conventions, we would still see the same garbage coming from them.
Through his education policies alone, President Bush has done more for the African-American community than any previous president, including the so-called 'first black president,' Bill Clinton, That's a secret some black leaders may not want millions of African-American voters to know.