Armstrong Williams says Preisdent Bush was correct in telling the NAACP “thanks anyway”.

“NAACP Chairman Julian Bond opened the organization’s 95th annual convention with harsh words for the Republicans and the President.

The Republican Party appeals to “the dark underside of American culture, to that minority of Americans who reject democracy and equality,” snarled Bond, who later said he feared President Bush was “going to repeal the 14th amendment” guaranteeing equal protection under the law.

The harsh words have become a tradition for Bond. Since becoming chairman of the NAACP in 1998, he has consistently used the organization’s conventions to publicly proclaim his distaste for the Republicans. He’s alternately referred to them as “neo-fascists,” “the white-people’s party” and “a crazed swarm of right-wing locusts” that have sought to “subvert, ignore, defy and destroy the laws that require an America which is bias-free.” Bond opened the NAACP’s 93rd annual national convention July 11 by comparing President Bush to a “snake
oil” salesman.

Ironically, Bond also expressed disappointment that President Bush chose not to participate in this year’s convention.”

Well, I certainly can’t see any reason Mr. Bush wouldn’t want to speak to such a group, can you?

Bob Jones University leaps to mind, unbidden.