The “nonpartisan” NAACP released a statement on the 2014 midterm elections Wednesday, and as Townhall noted, it focused almost exclusively on pushing for passage of a Voting Rights Act Amendment. “This election was not about who won but the rather the citizens who lost the right to participate,” wrote NAACP president and CEO Cornell William Brooks.
This election was not about who won? That might explain why the NAACP’s statement included no mention whatsoever of Tim Scott or Mia Love’s historic wins. Scott’s victory made him the first black U.S. Senator from the South since Reconstruction, and Love made history as the first black Republican woman elected to Congress. That certainly sounds like advancement worth recognizing.
Not a good look, but a typical one for “the nation’s oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization.”