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.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has announced that the US has agreed to recognized the Libyan rebel group Transitional National Council as the legitimate government of Libya. This will free up $30 billion in frozen assets for the rebels who have been struggling to fund their conflict with Gadhafi who has ruled the country for 42 years. France and Italy did the same earlier in the conflict. While this is a good step forward for the rebels, the conflict is far from over and far from certain. Gadhafi continues to have a strong hold on the capitol of Tripoli.