Friday, July 21, 2006

Bush Condescends at NAACP Convention

Here's pResident Bush at the NAACP Convention laying his lily white hands on the face of Congressman Al Green (D-TX), former lawyer and president of the Houston NAACP.


--The trait of displaying arrogance by patronizing those considered inferior

--A communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient

--Superciliously indulgent treatment, especially of those considered inferior

--Patronizingly superior behavior or attitude

"Mr. Bush repeatedly referred to the group as the N-A-A-C-P, attracting some notice from those who use the more traditional pronunciation of N-double-A-C-P."

You knew the lily white fool couldn't attend the NAACP Convention without putting blacks in their 'place.' And how is that different from the pResident's five-year boycott of the nation's largest civil rights organization?

Bush's speech was received with more politeness than it deserved.

"[H]is 35-minute talk drew audible sighs and long stretches of silent disagreement and head-shaking from the audience of thousands packed into the Washington Convention Center."

There were boos, and a number of outbursts, some attendees were removed. The White House transcript refers to the disruptions as 'applause' or ignores them altogether.

The pResident used his speech to promote a tax break for Paris Hilton, or the repeal of the Estate Tax, a tax break that would benefit approximately 59 African Americans. (Video )

The Commanding Fool had much to say in the ludicrous vein of truthiness, such as:

"I come from a family committed to civil rights. My faith tells me that we are all children of God, equally loved, equally cherished, equally entitled to the rights he grants us all."

Photo of Al Green and Bush's lily white hand seen at Raw Story homepage, 7/21/06. Update: Photo and story at Steve Gilliard .