Dear fellow tax hikers, we know you were as dismayed as we were to learn that our enemy Christopher Smitherman was re-elected NAACP President. We worked to defeat him because of his alliances with conservatives, which have often successfully rolled back our high-tax agenda. Smitherman's inclusiveness of different races and different ideologies is unacceptable and a scourge on the NAACP.
His opponent Rob Richardson Sr. deserved to win. Richardson wanted to return the
Cincinnati NAACP to their proper role - which is to blindly obey the
white people who run the Hamilton County Democratic Party.
this defeat, Rob Richardson Jr, a streetcar supporter and
obedient Democratic loyalist himself, released the following statement:
"Although we did not win the election, we did confirm that members are
demanding more accountability." Junior should know all about
accountability, given his prior leadership role with the urbanist group CincyPAC.
Yeah, Smitherman grew the NAACP from a few hundred members to a few thousand. Yeah, he's led them from nearly broke to financial strength. Yeah, he's led a coalition to pass several ballot issues that had widespread impact on our area. But he still needed to be stopped!
You see, Smitherman doesn't obey. Under his leadership, the NAACP has been an independent organization that fought for advancement of minorities and fairness for all regardless of whether the Democratic Party approved.
Even worse, the ballot issues they've backed went against our big government agenda. It was Smitherman and COAST that successfully overturned the $777 million Sales Tax increase that was backed by legendary tax hikers David Pepper, Todd Portune, Simon Leis, Sean Donovan, Leslie Ghiz, Virgil Lovitt, Tax Hikin' Rick Bryan, and The Great Marc Dann, among many others. Smitherman and COAST also stopped Red Light Cameras, a Trash Tax, and the sale of Waterworks. These actions directly violated the wishes of us and the Democratic Party!
With Smitherman in charge, the NAACP will remain an independent organization that won't blindly obey either political party. But he better know we will be watching.