The left’s reaction to the GOP victory in Tuesday night’s election has been a curious mixture of hate, racism and sexism. For the NAACP, it was an opportunity to demonstrate that it could at least appear to be a non-partisan organization. But it failed to even mention the historic victories by Mia Love and Tim Scott in its post-election statement, the Washington Examiner reported Friday, instead choosing to attack voter ID laws.
Without providing a shred of evidence to back up the claim, the NAACP said that voters were “turned away because of erroneous voter ID laws.” The statement also complained about “missing names of registered voters and long lines,” but it completely ignored the two historic victories, angering GOP deputy press secretary Raffi Williams.
Williams said in a tweet that if the NAACP was truly bipartisan, it would support all blacks, not just Democrats. He also said the NAACP “should support all black ppl who are working to affect positive change in their communities. But they don’t.”
Townhall said it reached out to the NAACP, seeking comment on the two historic wins. “The NAACP is a nonpartisan organization that looks forward to working with the new Congress,” the group said in an email. Jamiah Adams, NAACP’s digital director, also told Townhall in a telephone call the group is nonpartisan.
But if the NAACP is truly nonpartisan, couldn’t it have recognized the victories by Love and Scott? Tim Scott, for example, is the first black elected from the South since Reconstruction, and Love is the first black Republican woman elected to Congress. Are those two milestones not worthy of mention by the NAACP?
Not only has the NAACP ignored the wins, it has also ignored the racist hate hurled against Scott. As we reported Tuesday, liberals hurled racist epithets against Scott for daring to be a Republican while also being black. Love, as we reported in 2012, was also the target of vicious racism from the left. As usual, the NAACP remained silent. Actions, or lack of action, speaks much louder than words.
It’s not uncommon for black conservatives to be targeted with racism from those who repeatedly and falsely claim that Republicans are racist, as we have reported several times. Again, so-called “civil rights” groups like the NAACP remain silent. Alleged civil rights “leaders” like Jesse Jackson always manage to turn a blind eye to real acts of racism against conservative blacks. The NAACP had two opportunities to prove its claim of non-partisanship. It failed, miserably.