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Thu Jul 12, 2012, 09:58 AM

Rambling thoughts on Romney's speech at the NAACP Convention

So since yesterday - his speech has been critiqued, pulled apart, laughed at, and booed.

First rambling thought - No one in the media as stated this: When someone shows you who they are - believe them.

I think - that the attendees at the NAACP convention are the first group to see the REAL Romney. What he truly believes, no flip flopping, no bouncing all over the place, no etch-a-sketch stupidity.

In a weird way - it's kind of an honor for those who were able to attend his speech. The attendees truly got a glimpse into what a Romney candidacy would look like. Which leads to my second thought . . .

The black American exists in Romney's world to be a group to speak down to. I couldn't help hearing a touch of "I know better than you silly boys and girls." More of that - Black people should listed to wealthy white men to learn how to be better Americans nonsense.

Third - Booing in and of itself . . .
January 20, 2012
http://articles.nydailynews.com/2012-01-20/news/30649220_1_mitt-romney-george-romney-tax-returns
In regards to whether he would release his tax returns while in the heat of the Republican Primary:
"I don't know how many years I'll release. I'll take a look at what our documents are. And I'll release multiple years, I don't know how many years," Romney added, as some South Carolina crowd members voiced their disapproval.

While presidential candidates are not required to release their taxes, most usually volunteer the information. And the calls for Romney to do so are intensifying from Republicans and Democrats alike.


I did a quick dig through stories this morning from the time of that debate - and not ONE so-called journalist questioned the booing. No questions about whether or not it was appropriate, whether or not it was necessary, etc. etc. That same group of so-called journalists are pretty much ignoring the tax return issue now. Isn't that odd - if it was worth being booed at in the Primary and deserved lots and lots of media coverage - but the media now chooses to focus on 'booing at the NAACP' instead of important things . . . like Voter ID concerns and well - yep - his tax returns?


But when it's NAACP members - it's a Romney strength.
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2012/07/mitt_romney_was_booed_when_he_addressed_the_naacp_.html

Or - it puts him in good company. . . They've likened in the below link Romney getting booed on serious issues like AHA and how he would be better for black Americans on par with First Lady Obama and Dr. Jill Biden being booed at a Nascar race, Sister Sarah Alaskastan's daughter on Dancing with the Stars, and then President Bush throwing out a pitch at a baseball game.
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/07/romneys-not-alone-the-best-of-recent-political-booings/

Which leads me back to my first 'thought'. It's one women know who are SMART women and who choose romantic partners with a keen eye . . .

When someone shows you who they are - believe them. Oh - you better believe them.


Romney may very well be keeping the focus on what he wants it to be focused on, but he's already lost. "Obamacare" is here to stay . . . We have GOT to GOTV in the black community and make sure every single person has an ID, a blood sample, a DNA sample, a lock of hair from their first haircut, etc. etc. Especially in PA and Florida.

I don't think Texas is an option for Obama - but PA and FL have GOT to be won.

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JustAnotherGen Jul 2012 OP
MADem Jul 2012 #1
JustAnotherGen Jul 2012 #2
Number23 Jul 2012 #3
JustAnotherGen Jul 2012 #4
kwassa Jul 2012 #5
Number23 Jul 2012 #6
JustAnotherGen Jul 2012 #8
ContraBass Black Jul 2012 #7
JustAnotherGen Jul 2012 #9

Response to JustAnotherGen (Original post)

Fri Jul 13, 2012, 05:08 AM

1. He should have just cut to the chase and said "Y'all want FREE STUFF and I am not going to give you

any!" That's what he was thinking, he might have well just said it.

He should have worn this outfit, too:

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Response to MADem (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 13, 2012, 06:57 AM

2. Oh my - Lovey!

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Original post)

Fri Jul 13, 2012, 07:40 PM

3. "But when it's NAACP members - it's a Romney strength."

Yep, you are exactly right. If they had clapped and cheered, the mouth-breathing psychopaths that make up the Republican base would have been shaking in their boots. Can't have the darkies loving Mitt!

And 20 years from now, when they have completely isolated every minority demographic, they'll wonder what is wrong with US that we don't love them. Because, as they are so fond of reminding everyone, Lincoln freed the slaves and Lincoln was a Repub. So we OWE it to them to see past the last 60 years of racism and race baiting and only focus on what they did for us (reluctantly) 200 years ago.

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Response to Number23 (Reply #3)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 08:12 AM

4. It's not what have you done for me

Its what have you done for me lately.

When will they ever learn?

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Response to Number23 (Reply #3)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 08:50 PM

5. Rutherford B. Hayes, and the end of Republican support of Reconstruction in 1877

was the point at which the Republican party abandoned black Americans and became the party of business.

http://www.shmoop.com/reconstruction/rutherford-b-hayes.html

Hayes served in Congress and as governor of Ohio before accepting the Republican presidential nomination in 1876 against Democratic candidate Samuel J. Tilden. The election marked the resurgence of the Democratic Party and the reentry of white southerners into the national voting process. The Hayes-Tilden election was extraordinarily close, and the ballot counts from several southern states were disputed. Congress created an electoral commission to decide the elections, which were plagued by reports of voting irregularities in the hotly contested Reconstruction states of Florida, Louisiana, and South Carolina. Although Tilden won the popular vote by a small majority, the commission awarded all disputed returns to Hayes, giving him a majority of one in the electoral college. This was clearly a partisan decision; the Democrats' price for allowing Hayes to become president was a commitment from Republicans to abandon Reconstruction and defense of the welfare of the South's black population. Hayes withdrew federal troops from Louisiana and South Carolina shortly after taking office, thus ending the Reconstruction era.


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Response to kwassa (Reply #5)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 06:44 PM

6. Nice snippet, kwassa

To think, if the Repubs hadn't abandoned the black folks who were thriving and flocking to the Repub party in droves due to Reconstruction, Colin, Condi, and Clarence wouldn't be viewed as the abnormal abominations that many hold them out to be.

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Response to kwassa (Reply #5)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 06:43 AM

8. Exactly

I made that point in a thread last week - the one that shows up at DU every once in awhile in which I have to read that the US did what it had to do to keep the peace.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=946127

Ironically - Republican shenanigans over taxes played into it in the back end.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Original post)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 03:04 PM

7. This is the most satisfying response I've seen.

From etfp at Jezebel:

From a black man to Mitt Romney: Fuck you.
Black people don't want free shit, you out of touch Dr. Reed Richards hair having motherfucker.

We want the same shit that your white constituency wants: Opportunity, good schools, safe streets, JOBS, a house that doesn't fucking double and triple in interest rate while the value plummets, a place to shit with a door on it and the ability to not be denied coverage when we have a medical problem. We're no different than anybody else but you wouldn't know that because the only black person you probably know personally you just happen to be running against him for president.

I'm tired of these piece of shit Republicans talking DOWN and whitesplaining to people of color AS IF they had it hard all their lives. NO Mitt Romney, you never had to worry about the price of milk ever in your fucking life. You were raised with a silver spoon in your mouth and your father probably owned a silver spoon factory.

If you were really in touch, you'd talk about JOBS because we have a 14% unemployment rate in the black community but your party couldn't pass a fart through cotton much less a fucking jobs bill. You'd talk about the safety net but we all know that you and Rand Paul are looking to take a pair of comically large shears to that motherfucker.

Instead you walk in front of the NAACP and talk PAST them and your message hits your goddamn racist, sexist, homophobic, bible thumping, hate ridden, against their own interest base that ignores when we spend half a million on cruise missiles but complain when they see somebody cashing an unemployment check that happens to own an iPhone. FUCK YOU.

I have a goddamn question for you, Willard:

What about your perpetually poor white voters in states like West Virginia, Mississippi, Missouri and Louisiana that vote for you even though you give no fucking care about them. As long as you hammer on how black Obama is, how the liberals want to shoot their white women with abortion guns and the fact that gays want to marry your children they'll continue voting for you. They staff your fucked up infantry and you've spent the past 60 years brainwashing them into thinking they deserve to get welfare checks but the second black people get them, it's a problem.

Fuck you and your face. Fuck your hair. Fuck your party. Fuck Newt Gingrich and fuck the whole conservative movement that has allowed their side to turn into this giant self-eating mutated blob.

Partake in the finest selection of horse penises.


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http://jezebel.com/5925455/is-mitt-romney-a-race-baiting-felon-possibly

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Response to ContraBass Black (Reply #7)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 06:43 AM

9. I love it

I wish I was that clear when I write.

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