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Bush V. NAACP

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On July 8, 2004, CNN ran the story that President Bush declined the NAACP offer to speak at its convention, becoming the first president since Herbert Hoover to do so. The President’s team lamented the strained relationship between the president and the leadership of the NAACP. This is an understatement.

While President Bush increased the Ryan White Care Act AIDS Drug Assistance Program funding 41% during his administration, which exponentially increased the number of impoverished Americans with AIDS to receive medical help…we heard nothing from the NAACP.

When President Bush proposed a $450 million program to mentor urban middle school students and children of prisoners…we heard nothing from the NAACP. President Bush has appointed the first African American Secretary of State and National Security Advisor. Still nothing from the NAACP except scorn.

What we have heard is vehemence unmatched in recent history by the NAACP spokesmen and leaders, against this president, against the Iraq war, and against this administration. The outrage in virtually every media outlet after the President declined the invitation was, for me, hypocritical.

So, let me get this straight. Bush picks my pockets in a brazen effort to garner the political favor of the NAACP and other leftist, socialist, and commie organizations, which fails utterly, and we’re supposed to be outraged that they still won’t give him the time of day?

I’m at a loss as to why I should care in the slightest that it backfired. In fact, I’m delighted it backfired, so maybe he’ll steal less from me next time around (though I won’t hold my breath).

Richard Nikoley

I'm Richard Nikoley. Free The Animal began in 2003 and as of 2021, contains 5,000 posts. I blog what I wish...from health, diet, and food to travel and lifestyle; to politics, social antagonism, expat-living location and time independent—while you sleep—income. I celebrate the audacity and hubris to live by your own exclusive authority and take your own chances. Read More

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