But Barack Obama will likely get the organization's endorsement anyway.
The NAACP will hear Republican candidate Mitt Romney speak at their annual convention in Houston but President Obama is not planning to attend the NAACP event this year. Reporters were informed last week that either the President, the Vice President or the first lady would attend the NAACP’s 103rd convention. Obama 2012 announced last night that Vice President Joe Biden will address the group.
Romney will address the NAACP on Wednesday, July 11. The last time President Obama addressed the NAACP was 2009 in New York. President Obama spoke to the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) in Florida a day after Romney on June 22.
President Obama will speak to the National Urban League convention in New Orleans in two weeks in one of his few speeches to a sizeable African American audience this year. First lady Michelle Obama spoke at the African Methodist Episcopal Conference in Nashville last week.
Isn't it troubling that we have a president who can't be bothered to speak to an organization that bills itself as America's premiere civil rights organization -- and who seems intent upon avoiding appearing before black groups, choosing to send surrogates in his place?
Of course, maybe Barack Hussein Obama doesn't want to speak to a group that was founded by Republicans to combat the racist policies of Democrats and their paramilitary terrorist organization, the Ku Klux Klan.
Or maybe it is just that he doesn't particularly value African-Americans because they are going to roll over and give him their votes despite the devastating impact of ObamaNomics on the African-American community.
Then again, it could be something more prosaic -- like a refusal by the organization to take up all the flatware before Obama address