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  1. says

    Please Mittens went there to score political points that can be used on Fox news. “See how uncivil ‘they’ are”. The chances of Mittens getting votes from the African American voters would be like, waiting for NOM to denounce homophobia.

  2. says

    Please Mittens went there to score political points that can be used on Fox news. “See how uncivil ‘they’ are”. The chances of Mittens getting votes from the African American voters would be like, waiting for NOM to denounce homophobia.

  3. Disgusted American says

    no doubt MiTT was sweating profusely…..then got off stage and into his limo and a was handed a Martini to calm his nerves down…he’d never seen so many blacks in one place before – except on TV

  4. Disgusted American says

    no doubt MiTT was sweating profusely…..then got off stage and into his limo and a was handed a Martini to calm his nerves down…he’d never seen so many blacks in one place before – except on TV

  5. Chitown Kev says

    @Hassia

    As a black man and, more importantly in this case, a native Michigander, I disagree with you.

    A presidential candidiate with the last name of Romney would be able to get a portion of the black vote, especially if the President weren’t a black man.

    Jack Kemp sdaid a long time ago that republicans should be making this push and George W. Bush did make some half-hearted attempts to do so. Pretty soon, the republicans will not be able to rely on the racist white vote…George W. Bush knew that and so does Mitt Romney.

  6. ratbastard says

    This is of course a farce. The NAACP has been owned lock, stock, and barrel by the Democrats for as long as I’ve been alive. NAACP and a few black community leaders [self-described leaders] are hip to the left/right game played in America and elsewhere, and use it to mostly enrich and glorify themselves. They will go along with the far left side of the progressive/liberal team as long as they’re basically brought off. The NAACP is a joke, a a caricature of what it was before and during the civil rights movement. Black, white, Asian, Martian, Hispanic so-called leaders and advocates all are easily corrupted and are.

    And no, I AM NOT DEFENDING ROMNEY OR REPUBLICANS. I am not a Republican.

  7. Rick says

    “They will go along with the far left side of the progressive/liberal team as long as they’re basically brought off”

    Exactly. And gay people should learn from that experience and not ghettoize themselves in one political party and not allow themselves to become the wards of the Far Left.

  8. Chitown Kev says

    Patric-

    and I would respond by saying that the race-baiting (at least for most contemporary candidates) at the presidential level is about political necessity.

    also, I don’t have a problem with Romney (or Obama for that matter) playing “pure politics”. EVERY politician does that.

  9. The Milkman says

    I don’t care who booed those statements, whether it was the NAACP or the NRA or the Watonga Oklahoma Sausage and Cheese Festival. The fact is that the statements themselves deserved to be jeered by anyone who had the misfortune to hear them.

  10. Chitown Kev says

    lol…

    gay people should learn from that experience and not ghettoize themselves in one political party and not allow themselves to become the wards of the Far Left.

    Tell you what, go back and read a little something about WEB Dubois and the reason why Dubois endorsed Woodrow Wilson in the 1912 elections, what happened in the aftermath with Wilson’s relations with the black community then come back and talk to me.

    Black folks done been there and done done that over 100 years ago.

  11. says

    @ratbastard It is quite clear by your comment that you are not a minority. The NAACP has its faults like many agencies,to write them off as a relic of yesterday shows your lack of understanding of what it is like, not to be a white male in this society. I guess the likes of Jack A. Abramoff don’t come to mind

  12. woodroad34 says

    While I feel Obama is somewhat detached from HIS talking points in making Political cache; Romney is TOTALLY insincere and disingenuous. I think any discussion with middle America that doesn’t include hope, total equality with the American system, and real economic security for the common citizen will fail for Romney as he is immensely self-involved, shadowy, oligarchical and a religious pawn.

  13. Scott Wooledge says

    Booing is really the only appropriate respond to Romney showing up here. He isn’t the least concerned with issues that are important to the NAACP. He’s only too happy that his party is working in states across the country to purge people of color from the voting rolls and disenfranchise them. He doesn’t want people of color to vote because he knows they won’t vote for him. And he dares to show his face there? Better to stay away and at least not add insult to injury of pretending he cares about this constituency, as though the NAACP members are too stupid to see the truth. They aren’t.

  14. Scott Wooledge says

    And yes, I think it’s entirely possible the campaign intended to stir this sort of response to heighten racial tensions and make Romney a cause célèbre among racist white voters. (As if that wasn’t already the case, I know…)

    “OMG, look at those black people, being so rude…”

    Whatever.

  15. ratbastard says

    @Hassia,

    What ‘minority’ are you?

    1) I’m a male, the minority gender

    2) I’m gay, a minority sexual orientation

    3) I’m non-religious, Agnostic, which most definitely makes me a minority. I was born and raised Catholic, which again makes me a minority.

    4) I have green eyes, which makes me a minority. Most people in the world and the U.S. have brown eyes.

    5) I come from a lower socioeconomic class, certainly not privileged in ANY way. I don’t qualify for any legal [preferential treatment because, well, I have politically incorrect skin tone.

    Give me a f*cking break, you B*tch.

  16. ratbastard says

    @Little Canadian,

    There’s A LOT more ‘black’ people in the U.S. than in Canada. Southern white people have far more interaction with black people than the average Canadian.

  17. Scott Wooledge says

    @Chitown Kev, as a born and raised Michigander I disagree with you that Romney is viable at all in Michigan.

    1. his “hometown” credentials are way overstated in Michigan. His family left there nearly 50 years ago and never returned. Trust me, Michiganders do not view him as “one of us.” (Regardless home town boys DO lose their state, witness Al Gore and many others.)

    2. More importantly, Michiganders are fiercely protective of the only game in town: the auto industry. Whether they are directly employed or not, everyone there knows the Big 3 are the life blood of Michigan’s economy. There’s no way Romney can spin his “let Detroit go bankrupt” statements.

    He’s toast in Michigan and the polls prove it.

  18. says

    Romney got a standing ovation at the end of the speech. How come no one reported on that? What was the response of the NAACP to Romney’s sworn support of traditional marriage?

    THe only thing this blog reported was the three points the audience did not like. Meanwhile Guess Who? is not even going to speak to the group… BHO.

  19. ratbastard says

    @Scott Wooledge,

    Michigan better have a back up plan if they’re still hoping for a revival of the glory days of the auto industry. Ain’t gonna happen. Why didn’t Michigan and the midwest states in general have back up plans for inevitable decline of heavy industry? The writing was on the wall for decades before the final collapse.

    And Democratic ‘progressives’ sure did a nice job with Detroit over the past half century. All that enabling ignorant ‘lifestyles’, corruption, ridiculous economic policies sure helped Michigan and Detroit, haven’t they?

    YES, the Republicans are JUST AS BAD as the Democrats. They share equal blame. They both S*CK.

  20. Chitown Kev says

    @Scott…

    well, remember, I am speaking less about Michigan overall and more about the black community in Michigan.

    People of my mother’s generation remember George Romney quite fondly and if the Republican Party had its’ share of moderates nowadays and if this was, say, Hillary Clinton instead of a black man named Barack Obama Mitt would be able to peel away a few black votes.

    Now about your other points you are correct, of course, and I, too, think that Romney is toast in Michigan especially for those comments about the auto industry.

  21. MarkUs says

    I just heard reports Mitt Romney received a standing ovation at the end from the NAACP. I can’t wait until Joe Hairplugs fills in for his boss and explains to the attendees their 14 percent unemployment rate. As if anybody buys it is that low for them. You tell em Plugs! Bet he jives and dances for the audience Yes Ma’am!!

  22. ? says

    Booed because he said he plans to repeal Obamacare? Please.
    Did you know that Obamacare contains 21 separate taxes most of which have nothing to do whatsoever with healthcare??? I bet you democratic-party-worshipping queens didn’t know THAT.

  23. Chitown Kev says

    “What was the response of the NAACP to Romney’s sworn support of traditional marriage?”

    well considering that the NAACP Board voted to endorse marriage equality by a reported tally of 67-2, take a wild guess, asshat.

  24. ratbastard says

    I think there’s also some who have the illusion the NAACP speaks for black people. It doesn’t, anymore than a white organization would speak on behave of white people. Don’t know about you, but when I hear that a gay ‘advocate’ speaks for gays, and says stuff I may not agree with, I get irritated.

  25. melvin says

    Give the audience a little credit. They were booing the use of the term “Obamacare” for the act that finally made its way out of congress. It is a right wing catch phrase.

  26. Inside says

    The Washington Blade got it wrong. (And they’ve corrected their post.) Romney got applause on support for “traditional marriage, Keystone pipeline, charter schools; boos on Obamacare opposition.

    If you remember California’s Prop 8, the same voters who turned out strongest for Barack Obama also drove a stake through the heart of same-sex marriage.

  27. mccoysmarketnyc says

    Andrew: you should really update this story and the headline — the original Washington Blade article was wrong and has since been updated.

    From CNN: “The candidate also reiterated his defense of traditional marriage, earning him more applause from those in the audience.”

    And from the updated Washington Blade article: “Audience members applauded–and not booed the former Massachusetts governor as the Blade initially reported–this point.”

  28. Johnny says

    Just like Congress, not one of the idiots in that audience has read the Obamacare bill, so let them boo till they are hoarse. Who cares! I’ve read the entire bill. It is the biggest joke ever passed by Congress. The reimbursement rates are the same as Medicare and most doctors won’t take that now. They won’t take this idiotic plan as they are being being for six minutes of their time. What kind of care can you deliver in 6 minutes? I could write an essay but what it the point. All the indigents who think its great, have no idea that they will be on the Medicare rolls and waiting in line for days and weeks for basic services. Most of the states are bankrupt and no governor in their right mind is going to expand their state’s Medicare rolls to accept Obamacare. The Supreme Court ruled in favor of the states, so the program is dead on arrival.

  29. says

    ratbastard is funny in that in his Imaginary Made-Up Online Life he claims that “blacks” murdered his father. and the crime was never reported. yeahhhh 😉

    keep lying, online troll. and i raise a glass of champagne to those imaginary blacks who imaginary killed your imaginary father.

  30. GeorgeM says

    Ct’s going to take the MediCaid money and increase its rolls. Most states will increase MediCaid and take the money with it.
    Medicare is federal

  31. GeorgeM says

    ” is dead on arrival”
    Just like the repeal the house is trying for today. Dead in the senate.

    Being read we’ll have to wait until 2014 to see how many states take the Medicaid money

    If the repubs don’t get the senate it’s not going anywhere.
    He got applause but in the end the majority of black and gay people are going to vote for Obama

  32. Chris says

    Johnny, as a pediatrician, those parts of the ACA that will increase MedicAID reimbursement to MedicARE rates are FANTASTIC for us who care for children. Yeah….getting to MediCAID rates is good. Think about that for a bit….

  33. johnny says

    Uhm, that’s someone posing as me, Johnny… that’s not the Johnny that has been posting here for 3 years…

    Andrew, isn’t there any way of stopping use of a name that’s already taken? Ugh…

  34. Michaelandfred says

    I bet it irritates the hell out of him he has to go speak before NAACP. But if he didn’t, the re-enforced narrative would be “Romney only courts rich, white Americans.” Even though he’s lost the blacks and Latinos, he has to appear to be making the effort or he’ll get creamed.

    But don’t worry, the Fox spin will be, “NAACP calls Romney their Boo.”

  35. CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON says

    HOW STUPID CAN Governor Mitt Romney BE? NAACP HAS ALREADY DECIDED TO SUPPORT THE BIRACIAL PRESIDENT. Governor Romney SHOULD HAVE SPOKEN TO ANOTHER NEGRO GROUP – ONE WHICH OPPOSES “gay” MARRIAGE. IT SEEMS Governor Romney IS A “JOKE” AMONGST REPUBLICANS. [Why does this Kenyan import continue to “catch ‘lucky breaks’?”].

    CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

  36. Astro Boy says

    Why do I picture Ann Romney ala “Miss Minnie” in “The Color Purple” walk up to some of the ladies at this meeting and say “You wanna come live with me and be my maid”?

  37. CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON says

    “RATBASTARD,”

    YOU ARE ON POINT! NAACP IS A “JOKE” – ESPECIALLY, AMONG YOUNG NEGROES. THE ONSLAUGHT OF NEGRO HOMOSEXUALS “COMING-OUT” AND NAACP’s SUPPORT OF “gay” MARRIAGE, HAS DRIVEN NEGROES OF FAITH FURTHER AWAY FROM SUCH FOOLISHNESS.

    CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

  38. CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON says

    “HASSIA” (11 JULY; 12:38:05 PM),

    SIR, WHAT HAS NAACP DONE IN THE LAST THIRTY-FIVE YEARS TO HELP THE NEGRO COMMUNITY? – OTHER THAN SIT ON ITS “black” ASS AND ENJOY ITS REPUTATION.

    CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

  39. CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON says

    “LITTLEKIWI” (11 JULY; 12:51:46 PM),

    THAT WAS A VERY STRONG COMMENT, SIR. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE PROOF Governor Mitt Romney SAID THAT, I AM CALLING YOU A SHAMELESS LIAR!

    CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

  40. CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON says

    BECAUSE OF “RATBASTARD’S” COMMENTS – IN A DISCUSSION LIKE THIS, IT SURE WOULD BE NICE TO KNOW THE RACE OF THE OTHER COMMENTERS. I THOUGHT “RATBASTARD” WAS A CAUCASIAN MALE – NOW, I AM NOT SO SURE. ANGER IN ONLINE DISCUSSIONS – ESPECIALLY, ABOUT RACE – CAN DECREASE WHEN PARTICIPANTS KNOW THE RACE OF OTHERS.

    CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

  41. says

    Digusting that a leader would be APPLAUDED by black people fro promoting discrimination. How does the black community NOT expect to be called hypocrites for being teh first to champion discrimination against LGBT but constantly screaming about racism.

  42. St. Theresa of Avila says

    Sheesh, just when it seems things can’t any worse, the paid trolls start shouting in all caps. Hey CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON…GO F-CK YOURSELF.

  43. NY2.0 says

    “Christopher Allen Horton” probably gets paid minimum wage by the Romney camp to post his all caps rants on left leaning websites.

    Ok, so what’s next from Willard? Is he going to show up on BET to get black votes? What a joke!

  44. ratbastard says

    Ratbastard is not a troll. Ratbastard has different points of view compared to some of you on some subjects. That does not make someone a troll.

    But Trojan man is right, there are many blatant trolls and shills posting on TR. And it’s sadly and painfully obvious some of these trolls are posting stuff diametrically opposed to their real point of view in order to make their opponents look bad, complete with a faux cast of characters who many posters then use as a foil. TR is like the twilight zone, far removed from reality. But ratbastard is for real. I p*ss the usual suspects off, so I’m doing something right.

    And little canadian, STFU about my father. He is dead and yes he was a victim of a violent racially motivated crime. Shut up, little canadian, you are an incredibly obnoxious queen who I’m sure p*ss off many people you encounter.

  45. ratbastard says

    Ratbastard is not a troll. Ratbastard has different points of view compared to some of you on some subjects. That does not make someone a troll.

    But Trojan man is right, there are many blatant trolls and shills posting on TR. And it’s sadly and painfully obvious some of these trolls are posting stuff diametrically opposed to their real point of view in order to make their opponents look bad, complete with a faux cast of characters who many posters then use as a foil. TR is like the twilight zone, far removed from reality. But ratbastard is for real. I p*ss the usual suspects off, so I’m doing something right.

    And little canadian, STFU about my father. He is dead and yes he was a victim of a violent racially motivated crime. Shut up, little canadian, you are an incredibly obnoxious queen who I’m sure p*ss off many people you encounter.

  46. GeorgeM says

    I Really want someone to as Mitt if he believes that a household headed by 2 men or 2 women with children is a Family? really someone needs to ask him that. When he says “As president, I will promote strong families and defend traditional marriage” does that include our families? If he says yes then how does barring us from legal protections and federal benefits strengthen our families?? Someone really needs to look him in the eyes and ask that.

    As far as Christopher Allen Horton goes he like everyone else has a say, we don’t have to agree

  47. andrew says

    Unfortunately the morons at the NAACP Convention gave Romney just what he wanted. Rude behavior toward an invited guest.It will play well with his white conservative base. Do these people know that they have been played?

  48. Markus Taylor says

    I haven’t looked at the comments here for a while. Wow, you are really being overrun by paid RNC commenters. When it is so glaringly obvious that someone is a paid commenter why don’t you delete their comments? I have never heard of the Democrats sinking to this level. Why is the Republican party so dishonest?

  49. theotherlee says

    “You know what, though, I’ll give Mittens some credit for walking into this lions den.

    Republicans should have been doing this all along

    Posted by: Chitown Kev”

    Credit? For what? It’s not bravery. It’s not admirable. It just goes to show how seriously he is out of touch with the “people” of this country. He has no clue how the 99%’ers live.

    This wasn’t bravery.. it’s just illustrates his stupidity.

    “”They will go along with the far left side of the progressive/liberal team as long as they’re basically brought off”

    Exactly. And gay people should learn from that experience and not ghettoize themselves in one political party and not allow themselves to become the wards of the Far Left.

    Posted by: Rick”

    You equating the ‘Far Left’ with the ghetto just gives further insight to you Rick. And, FYI, while most gays I know are Liberals, there are still the self-hating, and unintelligent Log Cabin Republicans, that just love to kowtow to the party that wishes to marginalize and demonize those in the gay community.

  50. Kona Smith says

    Mitt hates the gays almost as much as he hated his dog he put on the roof of his car. There’s even a video game where you play as his dog now: seamus-the-dog.com

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