Quotes of the day

posted at 10:56 pm on July 13, 2010 by Allahpundit

I understand that the NAACP, at its annual conference in Kansas City, will vote today on a resolution condemning the Tea Party movement as “racist”. I believe that the NAACP is making a grave mistake in stereotyping a diverse group of Americans who care deeply about their country and who contribute their time, energy and resources to make a difference.

As I campaign in South Carolina, I participate in numerous events sponsored by the Tea Party, 9/12, Patriot, and other like-minded groups, and I have had the opportunity to get to know many of the men and women who make up these energetic grassroots organizations. Americans need to know that the Tea Party is a color-blind movement that has principled differences with many of the leaders in Washington, both Democrats and Republicans. Their aim is to support the strongest candidates – regardless of color or background – who will fight to return our country to its Constitutional roots of limited government, fiscal responsibility, and free markets.

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The only purpose of such an unfair accusation of racism is to dissuade good Americans from joining the Tea Party movement or listening to the common sense message of Tea Party Americans who simply want government to abide by our Constitution, live within its means, and not borrow and spend away our children’s futures. Red and yellow, black and white, this message is precious in all our sights. All decent Americans abhor racism. No one wants to be associated with any organization that is in any way racist in sentiment or origin. I certainly don’t want to be. Thankfully, the Tea Party movement is not racist or motivated by racism. It is motivated by love of country and all that is good and honest about our proud and diverse nation.

Like President Reagan, Tea Party Americans believe that “the glory of this land has been its capacity for transcending the moral evils of our past.” Isn’t it time we put aside the divisive politics of the past once and for all and celebrate the fact that neither race nor gender is any longer a barrier to achieving success in America – even in achieving the highest office in the land?

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Via Breitbart.


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When will the Southern Poverty Law Center label the NAACP has a hate group?

GarandFan on July 14, 2010 at 10:50 AM

Truth to power:

My mother is Puerto Rican.
My father is Russian.
My SIL is Swedish and married to a fantastic African-American (from the South Side of Chicago, no less).
Their daughter is married to a wonderful man from Bombay, India.
Their son is dating a beautiful Native American.

My family is its own United Nations, and I am sick to death of being called racist because I oppose Obama and his insane policies.

GrannyDee on July 14, 2010 at 11:01 AM

Uh, Allah: … condemning the Tea Party movement as “racist”.

Yep, that’s what you wrote above. See, in America we put the period inside the quotes at the end of a sentence.

I’m jess sayin’, ya know?

Warner Todd Huston on July 13, 2010 at 11:17 PM

Dear Warner Todd Huston: You are actually incorrect and Allah is quite correct. Allah’s use of “scare quotes” properly puts the period outside, rather than inside the quotation marks.

To learn the grammatical distinction of inside vs outside periods and commas, scroll down to the middle of this linked page under the heading of “Quotation Marks” and see the part about proper grammatical use of scare quotes:

http://smallbusiness.com/wiki/SmallBusiness.com:Manual_of_style

Edouard on July 14, 2010 at 1:46 PM

Love Mike Meyers! The truth is beautiful.

Urban Infidel on July 14, 2010 at 7:03 PM

You have enlightened me Edouard. Thank you for the pointer.

Warner Todd Huston on July 15, 2010 at 11:52 PM

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