A Fox News guest on Tuesday asserted that the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) had "become a hate group in America."
Fox News host Sean Hannity asked New York Civil Rights Coalition Executive Director Michael Meyers if President Barack Obama even deserved the votes of black Americans after he sent Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder to speak at the 2012 NAACP convention instead of appearing personally.
"Something has happened to the black American population," Meyers explained. "They've become racialized, they've become what they've been preaching against. They will vote for Barack Obama because Barack Obama is black."
Meyers, who once accused the president of "ghetto behavior," said that presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney was also wasting his time speaking to the NAACP because they were "not relevant to the black masses."
"The NAACP has become a hate group in America," he insisted. "They hate anybody who disagrees with them. And, therefore, conservatives and Republicans who don't agree with their agenda, they hate them! Oh, they hate them!"
Meyers then offered Romney some advice about what he should tell the NAACP: "Just because people want to secure the borders, don't make you a racist. Just because people want photo IDs to vote, it doesn't make it the equivalent of the poll tax. Just because people want justice and equality and limited government -- just because people want limited government, doesn't make them a racist. And, therefore, he should tell them the tea party is not racist, standardized tests are not racists."
"He should tell the NAACP the truth. But he won't do that."
When Romney did take the stage at the convention on Wednesday, he found himself being loudly booed after he vowed to eliminate the president's health care reform law.