Saturday, July 17, 2010

NAACP's Accusations of Tea Party Racism are Political Posturing

A Nothington Post correspondent has come forward to criticize NAACP leaders for their assertion that Tea Partiers are racists:
The accusation is totally absurd, and honest members of the NAACP should agree with me.

This is why. During the 9-12 event in 2009, thousands of tea party protesters had to walk by a giant tent/cookout event staged by the NAACP called "The Black Family Reuinion" while en route to their buses from the capitol building. Now, if these predominantly-white protesters were merely out there because they didn't like the president's racial makeup, wouldn't they have taken the opportunity to show contempt for the black people at the "Black Family Reunion"? Why are there no recorded incidences of the slightest bit of conflict between the mostly white protesters and the thousand + black picnickers?

Maybe the real problem is that the leaders of the NAACP are so far left that they cannot even bring themselves to try to empathize ever so slightly with their political opponents on the right. Therefore, they cannot understand why anybody would oppose the Obama agenda of a limitless government. Thus, they precariously claim the essential force behind the tea parties is racism.

Furthermore, most protesters aren't protesting Obama, and if they are, it's only because he's a far-left politician, not because he's black. (Many tea partiers glow over black conservatives.)

But how megalomaniacal (and decidedly ignorant) it is for NAACP leaders to assume that all protesters are simply protesting Obama. Most are simply angry over government growth, and/or social liberalism. And, although such people were conspicuously not as demonstrative during the Bush years, it is likely only because spin doctors such as Rush Limbaugh and the FOX News pundits convinced them that Bush's spending wasn't a major problem. These spin doctors made the conservative masses put a false hope in socialistic Republicans like McCain and Bush. Another reason few people thought about protesting during Bush's term was that back then there was no stimulus, health care overhaul, etc. Finally, the fact that people began protesting at a time when Obama came to power is not the main issue. The main issue is that they began protesting when the hungry-for-socialism Democrat Party came to power.

Moreover, I believe the NAACP's leaders are using political posturing to make their organization seem relevant. As both the black picnickers and white protesters can attest, however different their political views may have been, they got along quite well on September 12th. And, beyond that day, the real world shows increasing signs that blacks and whites are finding more things that bring them together than this that drive them apart. In an increasingly racially harmonious world, what purpose does the NAACP have?--other than to make themselves relevant by making baseless calumnies of political, not racial enemies.

Finally, the leaders of the NAACP are left-wing politically and black racially, just like Obama. They probably feel they're doing Obama a favor by calling his most demonstrative critics racist. Perhaps they're hoping he'll reward them.

The correspondent added that the lower-level NAACP members whom he has met in his travels seem like honest people who "would wouldn't make such a baseless accusation."

Friday, July 16, 2010

Tom Corbett Grandstanding in the Library?

In several public libraries in Luzerne County, and Lord knows how many others across Pennsylvania, there have appeared posters with a young(er) Tom Corbett's picture on them.

Now, I'm sure Brian Nutt, Corbett's campaign manager, would say that the posters have nothing to do with Corbett's current gubernatorial candidacy. But as the NuPo and other News outlets have shown, Nutt has denied other striking coincidences, including Corbett's subpoena of Twitter account users who alleged to expose his corrupt dealings in prosecuting the Bonusgate scandal, and his withdrawal from events at which then primary candidate Sam Rohrer was also scheduled to attend.

It is plain that the poster above is stealth propaganda, meant to show the on-the-fence voter, who may have heard Corbett criticized for challenging the supposedly beneficial Healthcare overhaul, that Corbett is "a man of the people," out to make sure we get fair health care.

For those of you who might say that the poster is not an all too convenient form of posturing, Answer me this: "When else have you seen a 'public service' poster with the attorney general's picture on it?"

Monday, July 12, 2010

Destructive Distillation: An Unknown Solution

Given the onset of movies like "Gasland" and disasters such as the natural gas leak in Clearfield County and the current Gulf Oil Spill, many people have simply resorted to criticism while offering no real solutions. Below is a video concerning a novel idea which needs only investment and political support to get going:

Mansfield Endorses Effort to Write-In Sam Rohrer

On Friday at the York County Campaign for Liberty meeting former grassroots conservative gubernatorial candidate Robert Allen Mansfield endorsed the Write-in campaign for Sam Rohrer. The following was taken from his facebook fanpage:

12 July 2010

My friends there comes a time when Principles must be put before Politics and Party. We have witnessed some good candidates for Governor of Pa be ignored, Disrespected and just pushed out of the Primary. The State GOP has ignored the will of the Republican voters and turned the process of running for Governor into a Rap contest “ Who got next “. But with a structural deficit of 5 Billion dollars and 8 to 10 Billion-dollar Pension bomb on the horizon along with 3.2 Billion dollars in debt. Pennsylvania is quickly heading into receivership. This is not a Damn Rap contest.

The structural changes that I have advocated while I was running for Governor have not changed: shrinking our Public Balance sheet, shrinking the size of the Legislature from 11-1 down to 7-1, and shrinking the 90 Boards, agencies and Commissions down to 33 constitutionally mandated agencies. The reduction and elimination of onerous regulations, the elimination of both the Property tax and the Personal Income tax. And Instituting the Fair Tax. I will continue to advocate for these systemic and structural changes in Pennsylvania.

But today, there is a Gentleman who I agree with on all of the Issues. Our style is different, but we’re no less committed to Bringing The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania back from the State of Dependence to a State of Independence. My fellow Pennsylvanians would you Join me in the Biggest Write in Campaign in the History of Not Just Pennsylvania, but in the Nation, I am asking you write in Sam Rorher’s name in November. Join up, sign up, and don’t let up until Mr. Rorher has won this election. The time is now for you to stop being scared, have a heart, (They say that Oz never did give nothing to the Tin man that he didn’t already have.) It is time to take back the Commonwealth, it is time to put away childish things and put this man of God over the top. WRITE IN MR. SAM RORHER FOR GOVERNOR OF PENNSYLVANIA.

Robert Allen Mansfield (I)
Former Candidate for Governor. Of Pennsylvania .