Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Mitt Romney Gets Boo'd by the NAACP ~ UpDATED


Reuters Story
Romney's conservative message did not go down very well with an audience of the NAACP's annual convention. The crowd of hundreds in a half-filled ballroom had applauded politely on occasion until he got to the portion of his speech where he said if elected on November 6, he would work to repeal and replace the healthcare plan.

"I'm going to eliminate every expensive, non-essential program. That includes Obamacare," Romney said. Then the boos erupted.

Romney seemed unsettled by the reaction.

Huffington Post Story
"You know, there was a survey of the Chamber of Commerce -- they carried out a survey of their members, about 1,500 surveyed, and uh, they asked them what effect Obamacare would have on their plans, and three-quarters of them said it made them less likely to hire people," he said when the booing stopped. "So I say, again, that if our priority is jobs, and that's my priority, that's something I'd change and replace."


I was waiting for the flying shoes
~ comment by Copyright on Huff Post

Mitt regrets the day he left his Wall Street bubble where he didn't have to pretend to care about people
~ comment by IntelligentDesign on Huff Post

Oh, okay. The Chamber of Commerce -- one of the most right wing organizations in the country -- doesn't like the ACA! That should be enough for African Americans to vote AGAINST THEIR OWN INTERESTS.
~ comment by Larkhill on Huff Post

Top 10 Mitt Romney quotes from his NAACP speech
10. "Hey, I'm unemployed, just like you."
9. "Anyone here into dressage?"
8. "I'll bet you $10,000 that no one here has $10,000 on them."
7. "How about those new Cadillacs?"
6. "I'll be checking photo IDs on the way out of here. Just kidding."
5. "A couple of my butlers are black too."
4. "The trees in Harlem are just the right height."
3."Where I'm from Ice-T is a drink."
2. "Seriously, my favorite sport is basketball."
1. "You know, Obama's mother was white."
~ comment by Joe Common on USA Today

Mitt Romney to NAACP: See what's in my heart? $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$.
~ comment by teefy on Politico

As long as African-American leaders keep their race on the Democrat plantation, preach hatred of other races, blame others for their failures, keep their followers ignorant by depriving them of school choice, and make excuses for criminal behavior, their chances for advancement are very limited. Romney can only lay out the facts, he can't make them think. And we all know they will not.
~ comment by Texas1974 on The Hill

He just picked up another 2% of the white male vote.
~ comment by goonemeritus on Wonkette

I kinda feel like busting a capital gains tax in his white ass.
~ comment by Spurning Beer on Wonkette

They weren't booing at him, they were booing near him
~ comment by actor212 on Wonkette

Why are they so uppity? Because they don't understand he knows what is best for them!
They might get run over by a car on the way to the voting place or get a paper cut from the ballots. Best not let them vote at all!
~ comment by Dr. Nick Riviera on Wonkette

As a black woman, I am offended by those excerpts from Romney. Especially considering the Mormon history in this regard and their beliefs that black people, even in the afterlife, will remain inferior to all others.
~ comment by Marissa Dendy Griffin on Talking points Memo

White people can't even stand Mitt!
Nor can the Evangelicals, working people, Gays, Women, Latinos. There is just one environment that mitt is comfortable in & he can't hide in the Hamptons until November.
~ comment by Jerry Clark on Talking points Memo 2006 the local (Boston) NAACP slammed Romney for referring to a perennially unfinished public works project in Boston, the Big Dig, as a "tar baby." Eric Fernstrom, a top Romney adviser (then and now), claimed that Romney was unaware of the racial connotation and was merely trying to describe "a sticky situation." Still, Romney apologized.
~ Mother Jones

The media will focus on the strong boos that greeted Romney’s pledge to repeal Obamacare, but the crowd was cordially welcoming and applauded quite a few lines. The audience gave him a standing ovation at its completion.
~ Jim Geraghty in The National Review

I watched the entire speech on youtube and while the booing was immediate and loud on the Obamacare comment, there most certainly was NOT sustained booing as is being reported.
There WERE many applause breaks throughout - and at least four 'organ blasts' of approval when he hit an especially strong note.
This speech could be studied as part of a doctoral dissertation about the liberal bias in the media in reporting the news.
~ comment by Steve Wright on National Review


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