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Bush to address NAACP

HOLY MOLY BATMAN!! IS HE SERIOUSLY THAT DESPERATE?!

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White House sees ‘moment of opportunity’ in first appearance as president

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WASHINGTON - After rebuffing the NAACP for five years, President Bush will speak at the annual convention of the oldest U.S. civil rights organization for the first time since taking office because he sees "a moment of opportunity," the White House said Tuesday.

Bush was the first sitting president in decades not to address the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

His decision to appear before the group Thursday comes as the Republican Party tries to court black voters ahead of crucial congressional elections in November.

The Bush administration also was widely criticized last year for a slow response to Hurricane Katrina that some charged was tinged with racism because the storm devastated mainly poor and black communities along the Gulf Coast. Administration officials strongly denied those accusations.

Bush did address the NAACP as a presidential candidate in 2000, but not since being elected to the White House. Relations with the group were strained amid what the White House considered unfair criticism from NAACP leaders.

But ties have warmed with current NAACP President Bruce Gordon. Bush expressed appreciation for Gordon's "strong leadership" during a tribute to civil rights leaders Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks in January.

Asked why the change of heart, White House spokesman Tony Snow replied: "He wants to because I think there's a moment of opportunity here. I think the president wants to make the argument that he has had a career that reflects a strong commitment to civil rights." WTF?!

Republican Party chief Ken Mehlman apologized to the NAACP for some in his party writing off the black vote and using racial polarization to win elections. "I am here as Republican chairman to tell you we were wrong," he said last year as the highest-ranking Republican to address the group. WTF?! X 2

Snow acknowledged that Bush had "political disagreements" with NAACP members but said the president wanted to "talk about some of the commonalities."

He denied that Bush's appearance was related to Hurricane Katrina.

"We have to find ways to make sure that the road to opportunity is clear for one and all," Snow said. "And I think the president wants to make his voice heard."

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Anyone know exactly what 'MOMENT OF OPPORTUNITY' they are referring to, because it's certainly not made very clear in this article?
I think that they are so desperate that they MUST swallow that bucket of bile-pride they demonstrated over the years when completely ignoring those issues important to Blacks and the Black vote.

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AHA!!
I found the answer!
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It isn’t so much what the former Verizon executive has accomplished as what he has started to do that has earned praise. For instance, he has worked on repairing frayed ties with the Bush administration, is advocating for Hurricane Katrina victims and kicked off an overhaul of the NAACP’s structure and staff.
I wonder if this guy will turn into another Black lap dog a la Rice, Powell, & Paige. Oh well...in true businessman fashion, I suppose.

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Oh, I can hardly wait until he makes a total fool of himself like he just did
in Europe. So many opportunities to blow it---you know they are desperate
because the polls are looking so awful for them in the fall
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He knows that his party needs votes in the upcoming elections and he's coming to us for help SMH. How dumb does he think folks are no matter what he says right or wrong many in the Black community will link his administration with Katrina.

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"He wants to because I think there's a moment of opportunity here. I think the president wants to make the argument that he has had a career that reflects a strong commitment to civil rights." WTF?!

Republican Party chief Ken Mehlman apologized to the NAACP for some in his party writing off the black vote and using racial polarization to win elections. "I am here as Republican chairman to tell you we were wrong," he said last year as the highest-ranking Republican to address the group. WTF?! X 2
hahahah

#1 strong commitment to civil rights? i'll say A commitment, but maybe not a strong one. Or maybe thats just because its being overshadwoed by everything else he does....

#2 yah i know! i can't believe they admitted to those type of things!

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why does the NAACP keep begging GWB to come to their meeting???

F--- him! He should been there five years ago.

The only way large numbers will
revert to the Republican party is if there is a charismatic leader of accomphlisment to attract voters. GWB ain't it!!!

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why does the NAACP keep begging GWB to come to their meeting???

F--- him! He should been there five years ago.

The only way large numbers will
revert to the Republican party is if there is a charismatic leader of accomphlisment to attract voters. GWB ain't it!!!
well you never know. 40% of Latino electorate voted fore bUsh last elections and that was an increas from 2000 election. Blacks are actually on avaerage more conservative than whites. At least that was the impression I had when I lived in DC which is majoritly inhabited by blacks if you exclude the suburbs found in Virginia and Maryland. Marion Barry its mayor was extremely religious and that was one reason he was relected to power despite his cocaine scandal.
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Rebuffed the NAACP? Good.

The NAACP from 1999 onward the group has
attacked Bush as a racist, murderer, thug , and
that was before he ever won the office. It has
run hideous ads against him during elections.

Oddly, Bush has established a decent relationship
with former NAACP leader Mfume, and perhaps, that
has helped to encourage him to speak to the group.



The leaders often referred to Bush and Cheney
as horrible things. Not political terms or even
tough points of disagreement, downright sick and
racist remarks. Over and over.

Why would he bother to speak to them?

I don't think he should even now.

He has regularly spoken to black business, civic,
religious, and other national groups. He has regularly
invited black groups to the White House for 5 1/2 years.
He has appointed blacks to some serious high positions,
Rice, Powell, Page, military, etc.

Personally, I think it's a waste of time. But, once again
Bush will reach out, as he did with Democratic leaders
like Kennedy and Biden and Feinstein, only to get
smacked down about 2 seconds after he does that.
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Rebuffed the NAACP? Good.

The NAACP from 1999 onward the group has
attacked Bush as a racist, murderer, thug , and
that was before he ever won the office. It has
run hideous ads against him during elections.

Oddly, Bush has established a decent relationship
with former NAACP leader Mfume, and perhaps, that
has helped to encourage him to speak to the group.



The leaders often referred to Bush and Cheney
as horrible things. Not political terms or even
tough points of disagreement, downright sick and
racist remarks. Over and over.

Why would he bother to speak to them?

I don't think he should even now.

He has regularly spoken to black business, civic,
religious, and other national groups. He has regularly
invited black groups to the White House for 5 1/2 years.
He has appointed blacks to some serious high positions,
Rice, Powell, Page, military, etc.

Personally, I think it's a waste of time. But, once again
Bush will reach out, as he did with Democratic leaders
like Kennedy and Biden and Feinstein, only to get
smacked down about 2 seconds after he does that.
They won't listen to facts on this board when it comes to Bush.

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Rebuffed the NAACP? Good.

The NAACP from 1999 onward the group has
attacked Bush as a racist, murderer, thug , and
that was before he ever won the office. It has
run hideous ads against him during elections.

Oddly, Bush has established a decent relationship
with former NAACP leader Mfume, and perhaps, that
has helped to encourage him to speak to the group.



The leaders often referred to Bush and Cheney
as horrible things. Not political terms or even
tough points of disagreement, downright sick and
racist remarks. Over and over.

Why would he bother to speak to them?

I don't think he should even now.

He has regularly spoken to black business, civic,
religious, and other national groups. He has regularly
invited black groups to the White House for 5 1/2 years.
He has appointed blacks to some serious high positions,
Rice, Powell, Page, military, etc.

Personally, I think it's a waste of time. But, once again
Bush will reach out, as he did with Democratic leaders
like Kennedy and Biden and Feinstein, only to get
smacked down about 2 seconds after he does that.
So in your opinion Samsung, WHY is Bush reaching out? Is it to heal old wounds and foster a new era of mutual understanding?

Or because he is desperate and knows his ass is gonna get crushed in the mid terms??

Talk about transparent...
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They won't listen to facts on this board when it comes to Bush.
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They won't listen to facts on this board when it comes to Bush.
Facts my ass When will you get out of this state of delusion?
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Rebuffed the NAACP? Good.

The NAACP from 1999 onward the group has
attacked Bush as a racist, murderer, thug , and
that was before he ever won the office. It has
run hideous ads against him during elections.

Oddly, Bush has established a decent relationship
with former NAACP leader Mfume, and perhaps, that
has helped to encourage him to speak to the group.



The leaders often referred to Bush and Cheney
as horrible things. Not political terms or even
tough points of disagreement, downright sick and
racist remarks. Over and over.

Why would he bother to speak to them?

I don't think he should even now.

He has regularly spoken to black business, civic,
religious, and other national groups. He has regularly
invited black groups to the White House for 5 1/2 years.
He has appointed blacks to some serious high positions,
Rice, Powell, Page, military, etc.

Personally, I think it's a waste of time. But, once again
Bush will reach out, as he did with Democratic leaders
like Kennedy and Biden and Feinstein, only to get
smacked down about 2 seconds after he does that.
u kind of have a point actually....

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They won't listen to facts on this board when it comes to Bush.
Please baby!

Even you have to admit that his motives
are so transparent it's laughable!

The fact that it's being called
a "moment of opportunity"
confirms it! Let alone the convienent timing.

Republicans are in trouble and are
looking for any and all ways to
save their asses!

Wake-up sweetness!
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well you never know. 40% of Latino electorate voted fore bUsh last elections and that was an increas from 2000 election.
Part of this has to do with the fact that most Latinos in this country are Cathlics, and so were fooled, like all the other Christians, by Bush's so-called holiness. Also, it's a matter of being recognized, which the Republicans did very well in courting the Latino vote. In essence, when I think back on everything the Dems did wrong, they were lax in addressing the needs of all minorities.
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Blacks are actually on avaerage more conservative than whites. At least that was the impression I had when I lived in DC which is majoritly inhabited by blacks if you exclude the suburbs found in Virginia and Maryland. Marion Barry its mayor was extremely religious and that was one reason he was relected to power despite his cocaine scandal.
Are you inferring that being 'religious' automatically makes one conservative? If so, I know quite a few religious 'non' conservatives that makes this untrue.
Incidentally, I kinda-sorta agree, partially , with your statement that many Blacks on average are more conservative than whites. But it's in a different way (which is hard for me to describe). Many of our ideologies are different though. For instance, many Blacks I know believe in sharing the wealth, acceptance of sexual preference, are not staunch pro-lifers, believe [in principle] with Affirmative Action , just to name a few. However, I live in California, so we're probably more politically savvy than most States. Or just plain weird by most States' standards.

On the other hand, I've been to DC as well and there are a disproportionate number of Black conservatives who live there. So you're point is well-founded for DC and the South. But not so much the Mid-West and Western part of the country.

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