July 15, 2004

Bush to speak at Urban League convention

President George W. Bush will be speaking at the National Urban League's convention in Detroit next week. The Urban League, headed by former New Orleans mayor Marc Morial, has been much more receptive to President Bush and individuals from his administration than the more widely known (and more antagonistic) NAACP, who has been holding their annual convention this week in Philadelphia.

"The president welcomes differing views - constructive dialogue about differences. Ways we can work together on shared priorities is an important part of our national discourse. But the current (NAACP) leadership, through their repeated partisan comments and hostile rhetoric, have shown that they are not interested in a constructive dialogue," White House press secretary Scott McClellan said.
The NAACP leadership, including president Kweisi Mfume and board chairman Julian Bond, have continually excoriated Republicans in general and President Bush in particular in an ongoing partisan attack strategy, designed to continue to vilify those who "leave the liberal plantation."

President Bush spoke to the Urban League in 2003 (after being slammed by the NAACP leadership then as well) telling the mostly black audience that his economic policies were a path to "greater opportunity and hope" for black Americans.

Contrary to waht the partisan leadership of the NAACP would tell you, the NAACP is not the final word on thought, word and deed in black America

Posted by mhking at July 15, 2004 09:16 PM

I think its time for the NAACP to loose their tax exempt status.


Posted by: Monkey Boy at July 16, 2004 07:46 AM
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