Mitt Knows Best
by Kevin_Foley
 Politics Progressive
July 13, 2012 01:41 PM | 1659 views | 6 6 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
Mitt Romney sounded like an antebellum plantation owner when he addressed the NAACP convention the other day:

"...if it were possible to fully communicate what I believe is in the real, enduring best interest of African-American families, you would vote for me for president."

Romney, whose Bain Capital apparently had no African-Americans in its management ranks during his tenure and whose church discriminated against blacks for decades, now knows what's in the best interests of the black community.

"If you want a president who will make things better in the African-American community, you are looking at him," announced Romney with a straight face. "You take a look!"

They did look and it earned the GOP's presumptive presidential nominee hoots of derision. But Romney's loudest boos came when he proclaimed to the crowd he would repeal the Affordable Care Act, evidently unaware that ACA will help some 7 million uninsured African Americans, many of them children.

Of course this announcement wasn't made for the benefit of the NAACP audience. Instead, it was intended for the radical far right fringe who the Massachusetts Moderate thinks will sweep him into the White House. "I am going to give the same message to the NAACP that I give across the country," Romney told his reliable media outlet, Fox News.

Republican Party leader Rush Limbaugh went further: The "express reason" for the NAACP's existence is to "make sure that blacks don't vote Republican."

Actually, the NAACP's "express reason" to exist is the right to vote, which Republican state legislatures around the country including Georgia's are assiduously trying to prevent with draconian voter suppression laws, but that's another blog for another day.

Romney's is a continuation of the strangest presidential election strategy ever seen. Having already alienated women and Hispanic and Latino voters, he now appears intent on a trifecta, sending those few black voters who may be on the fence running to the Obama camp.

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July 17, 2012
Lib in Cobb is right about the block vote of the black community for President Obama. It always struck me as a bit racist on the part of black voters. 95% is a crazy high number. But per the comments written in this article I guess Mitt Romney as a white guy should now ignore black people in this election just because they're black? That's a racist position. It shows a lot more respect to try and win members of the NAACP over to the Republican side with an appeal to reason. Not because of the color of their skin but because they're Americans.
Lib in Cobb
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July 17, 2012
Dev: My percentages are very correct, involving the African American vote in 2008.

Get over yourself and the beat down handed to McCain and his running dope.

Please explain my "racially biased nature". Use logic and cite facts, a very difficult task for you.
Devlin Adams
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July 16, 2012
Lib, you are the one who is ignorant, First of all, your "statistics" of the percentage of Black Americans voting for each candidate in 2008, are incorrect.

Second, you have shown your true racially biased nature, if you have so little regard for Black Americans as to thibk they do not appreciate honesty in a person, politician or not, more than being lied to, even if the mesaage is not what they want to hear.

By your back alley name calling and diparaging references to the GOP candidates in 2008, as well as your low brow name calling of me and others who hold different views, you have shown yourself to be of incredibly low breeding,a nd therefore irrelevant.
Lib in Cobb
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July 13, 2012
Dev: You are correct, Romney did not pander to the NAACP, he pissed them off. Please keep in mind he has NOTHING to lose. Romney is more likely to get some of the Latino vote than any of the African American vote.

Are you really that stupid? Yes, I guess you are. Yup, weeeeee!
Lib in Cobb
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July 13, 2012
Devlin; Once again your ignorance is very visible. Do you have any idea what the percentage of African Americans voted for OUR president in 2008? 95% Compared to 5% for McCain and his running dope.

Romney will never get the black vote, so he has nothing to lose by shooting his mouth off.

Devlin Adams
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July 13, 2012
In you face, Foley. Romney is the only one of the two candidates who is honest enough not to pander to his audiences.

If you think he alienated anybody, you have a serious case of Cranio/Rectal inversion.

They may not like the message, but they know they are getting it straight, unlike the politically motivated patter coming from the Con Artist-In-Chief.
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