Benjamin Jealous, the race-baiting head of the NAACP, tried to follow the Obama administration’s lead and cry racism at every opportunity at the NAACP convention, comparing the NAACP’s “fight” against voter ID laws that have been passed in several states to the civil rights battles of the 1960s, calling the present day "Selma and Montgomery times”:
"We must overwhelm the rising tide of voting suppression with the high tide of registration and mobilization and motivation and protection. Simply put, the NAACP will never stand by as any state tries to encode discrimination into law.”
The “rising tide of voter suppression”? Because at least 10 states have passed laws requiring people to show a government-issued photo identification card when they vote? Because conservatives don’t want the nation to act like Chicago, where your great-great-great uncle Joe who fought in the Civil War will vote for President Obama?
Cloaking his diatribe in his love for democracy, Jealous continued:
Our democracy is literally under attack from within. We have wealthy interests seeking to buy elections and when that ain't enough, suppress the vote. There is no battle that is more important or urgent to the NAACP right now than the battle to preserve democracy itself. Let me be very clear, our right to vote is the right upon which our ability to defend every other right is leveraged. If you let someone diminish the power of your vote you will already have lost a battle.
So he’s interested in democracy, eh? Let’s take a look at the man whom Andrew Breitbart told to go to hell. From his speech at the 2010 NAACP convention:
One resolution, which was highlighted in my convention speech, created media frenzy: the unanimously passed resolution demanded that the leadership of the Tea Party repudiate its racist elements and make it clear that there is no space in the organization for bigotry …
Like Stormfront.org, a website founded by former KKK leader Don Black, the Council celebrates its allegiance to and influence in the Tea Party. The avowed racist David Duke notes that thousands of Tea Party activists have urged him to run for president. When the Tea Party marches by, Duke thinks it’s his fiesta … We have all seen the blatantly racist signs portraying President Obama as a monkey. We have seen the press conference with the civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis describing how he was spit on and called the N-word …
Jealous is a liar, and the left’s attempt to block those of us who believe that a voter should be properly identified should surprise no one who ever studied JFK’s victory over Richard Nixon. If Jealous really believed in democracy, he would bless the Tea Party for its stalwart attempts to defend it, and applaud those who seek to protect its honesty and integrity.