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.
Here is a great Marriage Equality Ad from Australia that is generating a lot of conversations around the web.
On Wednesday Sen. Sarah Hanson-Young of Australia?s Green Party, reintroduced a bill that would legalize marriage equality. Previous attempts to pass equality legislation in Australia have failed and the Green Party only holds 5 senate seats.
Meanwhile the Australian state of Tasmania has approved a bill, in a 22-3 vote, that will begin recognizing same sex marriages performed outside of Australia.