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Old 07-13-2004, 09:01 PM   #16
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After all, the NAACP does not support him.
But why is that?
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I really dont why but assume it is because he does not support the same political ideas as the NAACP.
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Old 07-13-2004, 09:27 PM   #18
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I really dont why but assume it is because he does not support the same political ideas as the NAACP.
Neither did most of the Rep. presidents in the past but they tried to make some connection. I think it's rather arrogant of Bush not to speak to them because "they don't support him", that or he's afraid he can't connect with them. Either way they are the people he runs this country for and they invited him, it's somewhat of a slap in the face given the history.
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I agree with BVS
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Neither did most of the Rep. presidents in the past but they tried to make some connection. I think it's rather arrogant of Bush not to speak to them because "they don't support him", that or he's afraid he can't connect with them. Either way they are the people he runs this country for and they invited him, it's somewhat of a slap in the face given the history.
Then it is equally as arrogant to expect a President to speak at your meeting, or perhaps more so. Is the NAACP on an equal level with the office of the President?
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Then it is equally as arrogant to expect a President to speak at your meeting, or perhaps more so. Is the NAACP on an equal level with the office of the President?
No, if you see my quote, I said given the history...it's a slap in the face.

I'm the first to admit the NAACP is often extreme, as are the majority of political groups, but the NAACP are a vital and important group to this country's history and hopefully the future.
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I dont think they will cost him the election and although I am really not into politics, I think President Bush was justified in making his decision. After all, the NAACP does not support him.
He's the President of the whole country, not President of those who support him. Politicians shouldn't try to isolate themselves from their constituents, no matter how much those constituents may disagree with them.
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He's the President of the whole country, not President of those who support him. Politicians shouldn't try to isolate themselves from their constituents, no matter how much those constituents may disagree with them.
I agree, especially if it has been tradition for Presidents to accept the invitation.
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He's the President of the whole country, not President of those who support him. Politicians shouldn't try to isolate themselves from their constituents, no matter how much those constituents may disagree with them.
That's nice. But with 293 Million constituents, you can't meet with each one.

And why should we really be surprised? Politicians pick and choose their audiences all the time. Invitations are declined all the time.
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Invitations from the NAACP to the sitting president aren't declined "all the time."
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That's nice. But with 293 Million constituents, you can't meet with each one.
The President may not be able to meet with each individual constituent, but it's not unreasonable to expect him to meet with an organisation which represents a large section of the electorate. Politicians who attempt to isolate themselves from their constituents have an unfortunate tendency to ignore the impact their policy decisions have on the people they were elected to serve.
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Not meeting with the NAACP is not isolating himself.
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Bu$h had better things to do, like pushing for divisive and inflammatory constitutional amendments for political gain. He can rot in hell, far as I'm concerned, and I'm sure that most of black America thinks so too--hence, the reason why Bu$h would never speak with the NAACP. It would be like Pat Robertson speaking before a group of atheists.

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Not meeting with the NAACP is not isolating himself.
He's isolating himself from the millions of people the NAACP represents.

And also, well said melon.
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He's isolating himself from the millions of people the NAACP represents.
I think you are fooling yourself to think the NAACP represents all African Americans (assuming that is what you meant by "millions of people").
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