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Mitt Romney's Gay Politics Booed During NAACP Speech: VIDEO

MittRomneyNAACPMitt Romney popped into the NAACP's national conference today to woo African-American voters. Telling the audience that he has the "best interest" of the entire nation in mind, Romney reportedly told the crowd he will stand for people of "every race, creed and sexual orientation."

Later in the speech, though, Romney contradicted himself, saying, "As president, I will promote strong families and defend traditional marriage." According to the Washington Blade's Michael K. Lavers, Romney's remark was "soundly booed."

Romney was again jeered when he claimed his administration would be better for African-Americans than President Obama, and then yet again when he vowed to repeal "non-essential" services like "Obamacare." You can watch footage of those last two incidents AFTER THE JUMP.

Romney's speech was an attempt to present his campaign as sympathetic to woes facing many black Americans. "If equal opportunity in America were an accomplished fact, then a chronically bad economy would be equally bad for everyone. Instead, it's worse for African Americans in almost every way," he said.

"Americans of every background are asking when this economy will finally recover — and you, in particular, are entitled to an answer."

He also declared, "If equal opportunity in America were an accomplished fact, black families could send their sons and daughters to public schools that truly offer the hope of a better life. Instead, for generations, the African-American community has been waiting and waiting for that promise to be kept."

Watch video of Romney being booed AFTER THE JUMP.

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  1. "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

    Posted by: CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON | Jul 11, 2012 5:14:35 PM


  2. 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

    Posted by: CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON | Jul 11, 2012 5:23:46 PM


  3. STOP FEEDING RATBASTARD- RICK- UFFDA

    These are the resident trolls on here. Why do you alle xchange them? IT'S CRAZY

    Posted by: USC Trojan Fan | Jul 11, 2012 5:59:40 PM


  4. 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.

    Posted by: Trek | Jul 11, 2012 6:27:23 PM


  5. 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.

    Posted by: St. Theresa of Avila | Jul 11, 2012 7:24:24 PM


  6. "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!

    Posted by: NY2.0 | Jul 11, 2012 9:00:52 PM


  7. 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.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Jul 11, 2012 9:12:17 PM


  8. 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.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Jul 11, 2012 9:12:22 PM


  9. 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

    Posted by: GeorgeM | Jul 11, 2012 10:16:51 PM


  10. What do you expect, he is a Mormon and their religion says that black people are cursed and despised.

    Posted by: Mike | Jul 12, 2012 12:31:19 AM


  11. 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?

    Posted by: andrew | Jul 12, 2012 12:49:16 AM


  12. 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?

    Posted by: Markus Taylor | Jul 12, 2012 2:22:14 AM


  13. "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.

    Posted by: theotherlee | Jul 12, 2012 8:53:51 AM


  14. Trek, you're an idiot. Shut up.

    Posted by: Beck | Jul 13, 2012 7:29:56 AM


  15. 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

    Posted by: Kona Smith | Jul 16, 2012 3:41:53 PM


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