Yesterday the President of the Seacoast NAACP of New Hampshire, Fred Ross, came out in support of Incumbent Senator David Watters (D) over candidate Eddie Edwards (R) in the Senate District 4 race. Why is this interesting or even newsworthy? Watters is a White Democrat and Edwards is a Black Republican. According to the Secretary of State, Edwards is the first Black candidate to run for NH State Senate in the history of the Granite State.
In an interview with Edwards, he said he was invited to a candidate forum coming up on August 4th where both he and Watters would speak before the NAACP membership. Interesting that the President of the organization comes out with his endorsement before the candidate forum. Apparently some officers at the NAACP weren't pleased that Edwards is a Republican. In a previous meeting it was also emphasized that the NAACP is not a partisan organization. However their actions speak louder than their words. In case you are unaware, NAACP stands for “The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.” It was an organization that was formed by Republicans back in 1909. It’s mission:
To promote equality of rights and to eradicate caste or race prejudice among the citizens of the United States; to advance the interest of colored citizens; to secure for them impartial suffrage; and to increase their opportunities for securing justice in the courts, education for the children, employment according to their ability and complete equality before law.
According to the objectives listed on the NAACP Seacoast’s website:
The principal objectives of the Association shall be:
To ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of all citizens
To achieve equality of rights and eliminate race prejudice among the citizens of the United States
To remove all barriers of racial discrimination through democratic processes
To seek enactment and enforcement of federal, state and local laws securing civil rights
To inform the public of the adverse effects of racial discrimination and to seek its elimination
To educate persons as to their constitutional rights and to take all lawful action to secure the exercise thereof, and to take any other lawful action in furtherance of these objectives, consistent with the NAACP's Articles of Incorporation and this Constitution.
Clearly Ross is violating several of the objectives listed above by endorsing Watters over Edwards before allowing for political equality or democracy. This is the same organization that encouraged its members to vote for Barack Obama, not due to his platform, but because he would be the first Black President. Not that Edwards wants that. He doesn’t. Edward believes that all candidates should be heard and let the membership decide. Edwards believes that all people have opportunity in this country and his own story is proof.
In a state that is considered one of the “whitest states” in the country (2nd only to Vermont), with a Black population of only 1.4%, one would think the NAACP would go out of its way to have both candidates be heard before even commenting on the Senate race. This is the NAACP though and they have a long history of being nothing more than another left wing arm of the Democrat Party as proven in a recent video by Zo Nation where Deneen Borelli was thoroughly discriminated against for being a Conservative.
The NAACP speaks about oppression due to race but what exactly did they do to Edwards? Rather than allow his members to first hear Edwards platform and story, Ross decided to come out in support of the Democrat in the race. Ross could have waited to make his Democrat endorsement until after the forum. Why didn't he? Clearly this sends a message to his membership that there is really no point in listening to the candidates because it has already been decided that the Democrat will get their support. Not because he’s a better candidate; not because he will help in the “Advancement of Colored People” but because he’s a Democrat and that’s how the NAACP left wing propaganda machine rolls.
NOTE: Ross was asked to comment but never responded to the request. Also note that originally Foster's posted that the NAACP endorsed Watters, not just Ross.