Sounds like the North Carolina NAACP president, Rev. William Barber II, has taken a page out of the intolerant segregationist rhetoric of New York Governor Cuomo playbook. Cuomo suggested that conservatives have no place in New York. Barber mimicked Cuomos’s words by saying “We must not give up the so-called high moral ground to the right-wing extremists.”
When speaking of SC Governor Nikki Haley Senatorial appointment of African-American Teaparty conservative, Tim Scott, Barber said, “A ventriloquist can always find a good dummy”,“the extreme right wing down here finds a black guy to be senator and claims he’s the first black senator since Reconstruction and then he goes to Washington, D.C., and articulates the agenda of the Tea Party.”
Does the Governor nor an NAACP president realize they have become the very people they say they hate by being intolerant of opposing ideas and by suggesting conservatives are not welcome? Seems to us today’s progressives next step is to erect signs as you enter their blue states: Welcome ‘Liberals Only.’
For the NAACP to attack Republicans on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. birthday, a day set aside as a national holiday by a Republican. A party that has fought for civil rights from the very beginning. A party that first had the Reverend King in the White House? And for the NAACP to bind to a Democratic President who called them “Niggers?” It just doesn’t make sense.
Black Conservatives are being called derogatory names by such people: Self-Hating Negro, Uncle Ruckus, Sambo, Uncle Tom, because Blacks should never try to escape the Democrat plantation, if they do they are searched out and destroyed by any means necessary.
Is this the America the Democratic party envisions? Maybe that thought process should have no place in the United States. But, in my country, oppositional viewpoints are tolerated, yea even championed.
At some point, maybe the Democratic party will take a good look in the mirror and realize they have found the enemy.
By the Way, we white folk, down here in ‘backwards racist’ South Carolina, love Senator Tim Scott. Currently he holds the highest approval rating of any South Carolinian Republican in national office.
Now that we have said our piece, Senator Tim Scott responded to the inflammatory rhetoric by the NAACP leader:
“Instead, I will honor the memory of Dr. King by being proactive in holding the door for others and serving my fellow man,” he continued. “And Rev. Barber will remind me and others of what not to do.”