I wish Bill Cosby
would speak out against Kweisi Mfume. Mr. Mfume basically says that blacks can’t
think for themselves and vote their principles if those principles aren’t rabid
Conservative black organizations are formed and funded by white Republicans, NAACP President Kweisi Mfume said yesterday in an address to a packed ballroom at the group’s annual convention here.
“When the ultraconservative right-wing attacker has run out of attack strategy,” Mr. Mfume said, “he goes and gets someone that looks like you and me to continue the attacks.”
Paraphrasing a line from a 2002 speech by NAACP Chairman Julian Bond, he said, “And like the ventriloquist’s dummies, they sit there in the puppet master’s voice, but we can see whose lips are moving, and we can hear his money talk.”
In a speech punctuated by cheers from the audience, Mr. Mfume said: “They can’t deal with the leaders we choose for ourselves, so they manufacture, promote and hire new ones.”
And the NAACP wonders why Bush wouldn’t speak at their gathering.