Bush: 'I've Made Opportunities for Blacks'
Bush at the Expo. Good night.
What a pair he has. Great Caesar’s F*cking Ghost, the bullsh*ttery flows like Niagara Falls, from the beginning to the end of this:
Bush told the Indiana Black Expo that he believes in an America where all people, including blacks, have the chance to own homes and businesses and share in the country’s prosperity. He also took credit for narrowing the gap in test scores between black and white elementary school students, according to test results released Thursday by his Education Department.
“I see an America where every citizen owns a stake in the future of our country and where a growing economy creates jobs and opportunity for everyone,” the president said, his voice echoing in the cavernous RCA Dome, where more than 3,000 people packed luncheon tables on the floor below empty stands.
Bush appeared in Indianapolis instead of attending the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s national convention, which he has avoided since taking office. The White House said again that he couldn’t attend because of a scheduling conflict.
…Bush touted his efforts to improve education, health care and Social Security and to increase aid to Africa and religious organizations that provide social services [Hear the “AMEN” from his oinking, toadying cabal of black pastors at the taxpayers’ trough.]. The group presented Bush with a lifetime achievement award, citing his efforts to help former prisoners become productive members of society and other programs benefiting minorities.
“I see an America where every person of every race has the opportunity to strive for a better future and to take part in the promise of America — that’s what I see,” Bush said.
“And I believe the government has a role to play in helping people gain the tools they need to build lives of dignity and purpose,” he said. “That’s at the heart of what I call compassionate conservatism.”
…The NAACP’s national board last month selected a new president, retired Verizon executive Bruce S. Gordon, who is expected to be confirmed Thursday and has pledged to build relationships with the White House. McClellan said that he was sure Bush would find time to sit down for a talk with Gordon. [Don’t hold your breath, Bruce.]
The AP article also puts in a few digs in the article…
* Bush received just 11 percent of the black vote in 2004.
* Bush has not spoken to the NAACP since the 2000 campaign, after the NAACP National Voter Fund ran an ad that portrayed him as unsympathetic to the dragging death of James Byrd in Texas.
* Blacks, many in Florida, complained they were disenfranchised by confusing ballots and mechanical errors.
* The Internal Revenue Service is investigating whether NAACP officials’ attacks on the Bush administration are partisan comments that violate the group’s nonprofit status.
* NAACP officials have called Bush an illegal president, compared his anti-abortion views to the Taliban and called his trip to Africa a photo-op. [Bahahahahahaha – beautiful…]