NAACP is a Subset of Democratic Party
Posted by Steve Markowitz on November 8, 2014
NAACP, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, was formed in 1909 with its mission being to promote equality and equal justice for people of color; African-Americans. Unfortunately that directive has been lost in recent decades and it has since become another arm of the Democratic Party.
The NAACP is typically critical of Republicans, irrespective of the candidates’ positions on social or racial issues. That became even more apparent after Tuesday’s elections with the organization failing to comment on the election of Tim Scott to Senator in South Carolina, the first African-American elected senator in the South since Reconstruction. In addition, it has been silent on Tuesday’s victory of Mia Love, the first African-American woman elected as a Republican to Congress in the state of Utah. These two elections should have been heralded as victories for people of color if equality and justice for minorities were truly their current missions.
Prior to the elections, the NAACP attacked Tim Scott giving in “F” for his voting record. Instead of lashing out at the organization, Scott responded with a dose of reality saying:
“Well, let’s just ask ourselves if we look back over history when the Congress was controlled by the Democrats for 40 consecutive years. If we look at the result of that control what has happened in black America? We saw greater poverty. If we take the statistics from 1970s to the 21st century, what we see very clearly is that poverty’s gone from 11 percent to 15 percent. These are classic examples that the policies of the left have not worked. I will tell you that if I have an F on the NAACP’s scorecard, it’s because I believe that progress has to be made, and the government is not the answer for progress.” In addition, Scott said: “South Carolina voters vote their values and their issues — and not my complexion. This is a great sign for what’s happening throughout the South, but certainly a fantastic sign for the evolution that has occurred in South Carolina.”
Tim Scott’s comments concerning the NAACP and Progressive policies in a few brief sentences clearly state the problem with these policies. While politics is often about power and money, it is likely that sooner rather than later the African-American community will ask the logical question: “If these Progressive policies are supposedly good for our community, why has so much damage occurred within it, both economically and socially?”