The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) on Tuesday unanimously adopted a resolution at its national convention in Kansas City condemning the Tea Party movement as - guess what? - racist. This is false, outrageous and no surprise.
Welcome to the long hot summer of "recovery."
California Attorney General Jerry Brown is defending a law enforcement policy that allows police to collect DNA samples from anyone arrested on felony charges, regardless of the outcome of their cases.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People put forward a resolution yesterday formally accusing the Tea Party movement of racism. That's ironic coming from an organization whose mission is to promote the fortunes of one particular racial group.
Reality won a rare victory against the White House on Sunday when President Obama's press secretary, Robert Gibbs, admitted that the November 2010 congressional elections will be a tough time for Democrats. "There's no doubt there are enough seats in play that could cause Republicans to gain control," he said. "There's no doubt about that."
Most of the current problems facing America stem directly from the failure of our elected representatives to follow the Constitution. Much of what the Tea Party activists are demanding, often without explicitly saying so, is a return to the principles and procedures found in the Constitution. Many of those running for office are venting about excessive spending, deficits, taxation, regulation and so forth, but are struggling to say what they are for and what they would actually work to accomplish once they are elected.
Congressional Democrats went on a rampage three months ago to paint Tea Party activists as violent extremists, despite zero evidence that the movement's rallies have been anything but peaceful. House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer, Maryland Democrat, took a media tour, somberly informing viewers of CBS' "The Early Show" that, "We've had a lot of serious disagreements on tax bills, on war and peace and other matters, and I haven't seen the level of, frankly, threats or anger or threatening of violent acts that I've seen recently."
Sarah Palin identified the emerging "conservative feminist."
As I was preparing to write a column on the ludicrous maligning of the Tea Party movement by liberals, Democrats and the mainstream media (which I hope to write next week instead) I started thinking about one of the key objectives of the Tea Party people - the strict enforcement of the 10th Amendment ("The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.").