Washington Times has a bizarre report on NAACP Chairman Julian Bond, who uttered some rather inflammatory remarks at yesterday’s NAACP convention:

Republicans appeal “to the dark underside of American culture, to that minority of Americans who reject democracy and equality. . . . They preach racial neutrality and practice racial division … their idea of reparations is to give war criminal Jefferson Davis a pardon,” Mr. Bond said during his welcoming remarks. “Their idea of equal rights is the American flag and Confederate swastika flying side by side.”

Does he really think he’s winning over anyone with such contemptuous nonsense? Or is he just willing to stoop to any level to inflame the base?

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  1. John Lemon says:

    I choose option A and B.