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Spark
03-27-2011, 03:21 PM
<img class="size-full wp-image-29700" title="mlkrally" src="http://hillbuzz.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/mlkrally.jpg?w=510&amp;h=382" alt="" height="382" width="510"></a><p class="wp-caption-text">George Washington statue is hidden at the MLK rally in Columbia, SC</p></div>



<p><em>The annual MLK observance at the state house in Columbia SC had an interesting twist this year. The event is held on the north side steps of the statehouse. Prominent at that location is a large bronze statue of George Washington. This year, the NAACP constructed a “box” to conceal the Father of His Country from view so that participants would not be offended by his presence.</em></p>
<p>I could hardly believe my eyes when I saw this picture of the MLK Day rally in Columbia, South Carolina yesterday.&nbsp; This rally was sponsored by the NAACP and they said that they covered the statue because they “didn’t want to offend anyone”.&nbsp;<em> Really?</em>&nbsp; George Washington is the father of this nation.&nbsp; How is he offensive to anyone?&nbsp; Can you imagine what would happen if we covered the statue of Dr.&nbsp;King on President’s Day?&nbsp; Of course, this disgusting display of anti-Americanism wasn’t covered at all by the national media and only the local paper in Columbia had a little piece on it.&nbsp; It has been covered a little by the blog-world and I think the word needs to get out to the general public that this is what the NAACP is all about…..militant, hateful and racist.&nbsp; In doing this, they disrespected Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.&nbsp; I bet he would be equally disgusted.&nbsp; Awful.

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Spark
03-27-2011, 03:22 PM
The NAACP’s South Carolina office chose to cover a statue of George <span class="IL_AD" id="IL_AD10">Washington</span> during its annual rally honoring <a target="_blank" class="r_lapi" href="http://www.foxnews.com/topics/politics/martin-luther-king-jr.htm#r_src=ramp">Martin Luther King</a> Jr., drawing complaints from conservatives that the group was offending the legacy of the nation’s Founding Father.&nbsp;</p><p>The state chapter of the <span class="IL_AD" id="IL_AD11">civil rights</span> group claims it meant no disrespect and only covered up the statue to provide a more suitable backdrop for <span class="IL_AD" id="IL_AD9">speakers</span> at Monday’s event. <span class="IL_AD" id="IL_AD1">Pictures</span> taken at the event show the statue was completely covered on three sides by a wooden, box-like structure.&nbsp;</p><p>But those pictures prompted an outcry on conservative blogs. <a target="_blank" class="r_lapi" href="http://www.foxnews.com/topics/politics/tea-party.htm#r_src=ramp">Tea Party</a> activist Lloyd Marcus was among those who quickly wrote a retort to the NAACP’s decision.&nbsp;</p><p>“I thought, you know, this is just totally absurd, totally ridiculous,” Marcus told <a href="http://FoxNews.com" title="http://FoxNews.com" class="autohyperlink" target="_blank">FoxNews.com</a>. “I don’t know if George Washington had slaves or whatever but … George Washington was our first president.”&nbsp;</p><p>Marcus, who is black, is a Florida-based activist who works with the Tea Party Express. He said the NAACP should stop putting its energy into apparently symbolic statements like this and start doing more to address problems like high-school dropout rates in the black community.&nbsp;</p><p>“These are things the NAACP should be dealing with rather than running around covering up statues of dead white guys,” Marcus said.&nbsp;</p><p>The King rally was held near the State <span class="IL_AD" id="IL_AD6">House in</span> Columbia, S.C. South Carolina NAACP director Dwight James told The State newspaper that his group was not trying to offend Washington’s legacy. He said the NAACP wanted to use the structure around the statue as a backdrop for speakers and a graphic, which incidentally was not finished in time to be displayed.&nbsp;</p><p><span class="IL_AD" id="IL_AD12">The newspaper</span> reported that most rallies in the capital use the statue of America’s first president as part of the natural backdrop — though the NAACP has tried to cover it up in the past. Marcus said he didn’t buy the state chapter’s explanation.&nbsp;</p><p>But Joanne Jones, vice chairwoman of the Charleston Tea Party board, said she assumes the NAACP was not intentionally disrespecting a founding father. She said the decision was just “surprising,” considering how image-conscious the group is. “I would have thought they would have thought it through,” she said. “They must not have had any <span class="IL_AD" id="IL_AD5">alternative</span>.”&nbsp;</p><p>Karen Martin, founder of the Spartanburg Tea Party in South Carolina, said many local Tea Party groups just aren’t paying attention to the <span class="IL_AD" id="IL_AD7">flap</span> in Columbia.&nbsp;</p><p>“We really don’t care about what the NAACP did,” she said. “They lost their credibility to be any sort of reasonable voice for Americans.”&nbsp;</p><p>The South Carolina NAACP did not return a request for comment.</p><p>The Columbia statue incident wasn’t the only controversy involving the NAACP on the Martin Luther King holiday. In Maine, Gov. Paul LePage drew criticism from the group after urging its members to “kiss my butt” over the fallout from his decision to skip the group’s MLK Day festivities. In the end, the GOP governor on Monday attended a breakfast in King’s honor, though it was not sponsored by the NAACP.&nbsp;</p>

kbsooner21
03-27-2011, 03:30 PM
No bigger racists out there than the NAACP

JAB
03-27-2011, 04:34 PM
Unbeleivable what they are able to get away with.

flarendep1
03-27-2011, 05:13 PM
The founder of the greatest nation in the history of the world. These NAACP types are lucky to be living in this nation instead of the shitholes their ancestors came from.