Bush@NAACP [Kathryn Jean Lopez ] I was just talking to a crowd watcher about the president's speech today who noticed and noted: Whenever the President mentioned policies that could actually provide long-term benefits for blacks (school choice, home ownership initiatives, asset accumulation and protection)- silence or unenthusiastic applause. When he talked about the government spending money-louder applause. And when he talked about reauthorization of the VRA, which many in the crowd incorrectly think is necessary otherwise blacks won't be permitted to vote-wild applause. Conclusion: a reaffirmation that the NAACP remains stuck in the 1960s. Any wonder why younger blacks ignore it? Posted at 4:15 PM
Well, there's one thing we do know--it's not because they're flocking to the Republican Party.