What’s the saying again, if you live in a glass house, don’t be the first one to throw stones?
Just a week into the NAACP’s sloppy denunciation of alleged "racism" amongst Tea Partiers, video surfaced of Shirley Sherrod, formerly of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, bragging to an NAACP audience that she withheld aid from white farmers in Georgia because, well, they were white. Oops! But wait, I also seem to recall the Senate Majority Leader–Dingy Harry–musing about Barack’s light skin and absent "Negro dialect," don’t you? Where were the NAACP toolbags then? For that matter, where are the resolution-happy members of this group condemning the billy club-wielding, paramilitary-wearing dudes from the New Black Panther Party?
Good questions. We got you covered, people! HUMAN EVENTS sent an intrepid correspondent to confront Ben Jealous, the president of the NAACP. When asked about the New Black Panthers and Reid’s racial remarks, you’re not going to believe his lame response.
Actually, maybe you did believe that he’d give such feeble answers. The NAACP does, in fact, favor liberals over blacks. But seriously, "no pass" is the reply? What, did Mr. Jealous give Reid a strongly worded phone call and threaten to call his mommy? Oh, and yes, the demonstrable intimidation that happened at a Philadelphia voting station was the brainchild of Roger Ailes, haven’t you heard!
In any event, far be it that an organization whose founding member promoted eugenics, idolized Nazi Germany, and favored segregation (W.E.B. Dubois, folks) lecture the rest of us about race relations.