On July 14th the NAACP passed a resolution condemning the racist elements with in the Tea Party movement. Needless to say that didn?t go over well with the Tea Party or the conservative movement in general.
Now, I’ll be honest, I haven?t read the text of the resolution, but I find it hard to believe that the NAACP was actually condemning the entire Tea Party Movement, and was instead just targeting the racist fringe elements, elements that tend to exist within all most any political movement. Elements that most Tea Party leaders themselves have been trying to remove.
So, on the 19th, Andrew Brietbart dug up some video clips from an NAACP awards dinner in March where Shirley Sherrod, USDA Georgia Director of Rural Development gave a speech, edited them to remove any context, and posted them on his site Big Government in an attempt to prove a point. Using editied video to undermine your political opponents has exploded thanks to the advent of the YouTube era.
Earlier Today I mentioned that the state Republicans are quickly trying to put pressure on state Senate Democrats in order to get them to cave in and allow people to actually vote on whether or not gays and lesbians will be allowed to get married and live happy lives just like everyone else and unfortunately it looks like its starting to work.
Democratic Senate President Jack Kibbie has stated that he would like to Iowans the opportunity to vote on stripping away marriage rights from gays and lesbians.
An amendment writing this sort of discrimination into our state constitution certain proves that Republicans are not telling the truth when they tell voters that they are in favor of limited government.