Irrational responses have always been part of the political landscape. We have people who try to shout down the opposition, other times we have people who create red herrings in order to take the attention off of losing a debate.
The NAACP has chosen to attack the Tea Parties, as ignoring and even allowing racism to prevail among their memberships. They do this without any proof of this being the case. They do it because there is no foundation for their existence anymore and they must subcontract their services out to the Democratic Party as the Mid Terms near.
There is no slide show, no presentation, nothing of any real substantive value. They have nothing that includes hard visual or audio evidence supporting any of their baseless accusations.
But as we counter these ridiculous claims, it's important to note their responses in evaluating the effectiveness of our criticism.
Here is a debate between Deneen Borelli of Project 21 takes NAACP vice president Hilary Shelton to task for his organization's classic use of the red herring:
Notice how Mr. Shelton cannot answer direct questions. He has no answer for Ms. Borelli, so he just keeps repeating old arguments. When he is confronted the lack of proof for his organization's baseless accusations, he recycles old material to stay on his empty message.
Without these weak and faulty claims, these people have nothing. They are empty suits living in an era that does not exist any longer.
There is racism on all fronts, in all groups. But to make everything that does not agree with a black president and/or his political party to be racist, diminishes the real instances of racism that do happen on occasion. It marginalizes those true instances so much, that it is equal to the boy who once cried wolf.
But there is another aspect to all of this that makes it even worse. The NAACP does not confront the rampant racism in their own ranks. Until they do, they have no right to expect others to act in this kind of manner. Before the organization expects to get the speck out of the Tea Party's eye, they should remove the mote from their own.