Bob Casey, NAACP, Obama
It is beyond dispute that the Democrats take the Black vote for granted. Bob Casey has learned to take the Black vote for granted before he has even achieved national office (H/T Santorum blog [not affiliated with the Santorum campaign]):
Bob Casey has an interesting relationship with the NAACP.
He’s currently a member, which is fine. But that doesn’t really exempt him from skipping out on their events, like a candidate forum. The other three statewide candidates where there. But he claimed he was too busy with Senator Barack Obama in Pittsburgh.
The only trouble is that Obama was in California.
The man who’s schedule is tightly held secret had something else going on. More important than trying to earn the black vote.
And if you’re going to lie about where you were, why would you lie with a very famous Senator who’s on a book tour? Dumb!
In any case, Bobby Casey’s personal financial disclosure form states that he was a member of the NAACP starting in 2000. He let it lapse in 2002, the same year he lost the gubernatorial primary.
But lo and behold, he’s running in a high-profile statewide race again, so he decides to rejoin.
Despite the treatment that Casey gives to his would-be constituents, the NAACP remains in Casey's corner. The NAACP does or says nothing that would make Casey demand the return of his 30 pieces of silver.
"I was with Obama bin Laden - I swear!"
Betsy comments also.