NAACP President Julian Bond
The black organization that baffles me the most, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is calling for the Democratic National Convention to change its mind and seat the delegates Dean and the boys stripped from Michigan and Florida.
In a Feb. 8 letter to DNC Chairman, chairman Julian Bond expressed "great concern at the prospect that million of voters in Michigan and Florida could ultimately have their votes completely discounted." Refusing to seat the states' delegations could remind voters of the "sordid history of racially discriminatory primaries," he said.
They say they're just representing their constituencies and that the NAACP has not endorsed any presidential endorsement.
I call bullshit and shenanigans. Why, NAACP? The same organization that is lethargic on every issue that is hurting the black community suddenly stirs itself from their regular nap on sacks o' money to lobby Howard Dean for Florida and Michigan's delegates. Even the Reverend Al is all, "Oh no they didn't!"
Seating delegates from Florida and Michigan at the Democratic National Convention would be a grave injustice, the Rev. Al Sharpton said Wednesday in a break with prominent civil rights leaders.
''I firmly believe that changing the rules now, and seating delegates from Florida and Michigan at this point would not only violate the Democratic Party's rules of fairness, but also would be a grave injustice,'' Sharpton said in a letter to Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean.
''As former presidential candidates we both know that, whether we liked them or not, we adhered to the rules set forth by the Democratic Party to select its nominee for president.''
The NAACP tried to argue that it was about black Floridans who may disenfranchised by the loss of delegates, but Al saw through that and pointed out where was the outrage, Julian Bond, when the DNC stripped Florida of its delegates in the first place? Where was the NAACP then?
''That claim, if true, should have been made many months ago before the decision was made to strip these states of their delegates, and, once the decision was made, it should have been vigorously objected to and contested by those who felt it disenfranchised voters,'' Sharpton wrote. ''To raise that claim now smacks of politics in its form most raw and undercuts the moral authority behind such an argument.''
I find this all HIGHLY suspicious. Why is the NAACP suddenly pushing for a rule change in the middle of the game? Why are they concerned about disenfranchised voters now when the DNC pulled the jack move on them in 2007? I repeat, where was the outrage then, Julian? What the hizzell is going on?