Saturday, July 24

Nice Try George

The dumbassed Dauphin decided that blowing off the NAACP, might hurt him so he decided to share his vision with the Urban League. From this article, brought to our attention by Steve, here are some goodies:
Bush pointed to the fact that blacks such as national security adviser Condoleezza Rice and Secretary of State Colin Powell are key members of his administration. To periodic smatterings of applause from the black audience, he asserted that his prescription of tax relief, education reform and compassionate conservatism is doing far more than the traditional programs of Democrats to address the nation's ills that hit particularly hard at blacks.
The Republican Party is the party of racists. Most black people know this, which is why 90 percent of them will not support the party. No amount of inane blather will convince them otherwise. Actions speak louder than words, no matter how many Uncle Toms you surround yourself with, or how many classrooms full of black kids you read books with.
"Has class warfare or higher taxes ever created decent jobs in the inner city?" Bush asked. "Are you satisfied with the same answers on crime, excuses for drugs and blindness to the problem of the family?"

He invited blacks to "take a look at my agenda" of boosting small businesses, demanding high standards in the nation's public schools and defending "the institutions of marriage and family."
Remember this, everytime you hear the words "class warfare" slip past the lips of a republican you are listening to a class warrior, whose goal is to stuff as much cash into their pockets as possible. Your cash, my cash, any cash that is not bolted down, with the goal of creating an enclave that will protect them when the natives get restless. The Bush Tax Plan is the latest and most avaricious implimentation of Class Warfare. As the worlds second most wealthy person, you might not expect Warren Buffet to agree with me.
"If class warfare is being waged in America, my class is clearly winning," Buffett said in Berkshire Hathaway Inc.'s annual report.
When he asks the polite black people to consider his agenda, things like this come to mind. Most of us don't find this in the least bit humorous.
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Steve puts it nicely:
The idea that Bush could insult the NAACP and then shuck and jive with the Urban League is a joke. You can't dis one and then court the other. They are all related. Don't kick my brother and then ask me for a favor.
One of the commentors on his post, gets the real target of the shuck and Jive.
Isn't this again the whole compasionate conservative two-step.
Bush was not courting the black vote last night, but white swing voters, especially soccer moms, who don't like to vote for biggots.
It was not so much trying to increase the 11%, as saying to those white voters: "See I also went to speak them black folks".
The rovepublicans running the campaign may be craven, but they aren't stupid. They know that they don't have a chance of swindling black folk with their "crock of compassion", but they do know that there are a lot of reasonable people out there who would not vote for racists, no matter the imact on their pocketbook.