Video: Romney booed at NAACP for pledging to repeal ObamaCare

posted at 12:01 pm on July 11, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Give Mitt Romney a lot of credit, first for agreeing to appear at the NAACP convention at all. Barack Obama won’t make an appearance this year; he’s sending Joe Biden instead. Romney had decided to focus on the economy, but part of that focus dealt with eliminating expensive and wasteful government spending — including ObamaCare, which he pledged again to repeal. The result? A cascade of boos:

“I will eliminate expensive non-essential programs like Obamacare, and I will work to reform and save Medicare and Social Security, in part by means-testing their benefits,” Romney said, according to prepared remarks.

The crowd was not amused.

Romney got light applause from the crowd when the promised to “defend traditional marriage,” a position that put him at odds with both President Obama and the NAACP.

We can see a smile break out on Romney’s face, and for good reason.  This gives him all sorts of instant credibility on the Right and in the middle.  The middle will be pleased to see that Romney went to the convention at all, in the face of overt hostility, plus the NAACP audience comes across as a bit immature.  The Right has doubted Romney’s commitment to repealing ObamaCare at times, but this shows that Romney is willing to repeat that pledge anywhere, even when it’s guaranteed to turn the audience against him.

So now, the focus should shift to Obama.  Will he defend his flip-flop on gay marriage at Focus on the Family? His changing tax positions at the Chamber of Commerce?  Obamanomics at an Americans for Prosperity convention?

I’d guess … no.

Update: Credit where it’s due — the NAACP convention audience gave Romney a standing ovation at the end.


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Awesome!

Kudos to Romney, finally. This is 100% the type of thing he needs to do, get attention for taking principled conservative stands! And with this one there is absolutely no possible down side at all. Keep doing this sort of thing, and people will start to think you do have a core and are not a waffler, and conservatives and independents will start to get energized behind you!
Take stands Romney, especially in a “controversial” way that has the added benefit of making you look strong and vibrant and committed to conservative principles, and I think that really is what this election is about, as the country wants a return to conservative principles.

anotherJoe on July 11, 2012 at 1:45 PM

You’re boring, and not terribly bright.

Del Dolemonte on July 11, 2012 at 1:05 PM

Yet I seem to be getting your attention –

which I’d be fine without, as you’re not really saying much or meaningfully challenging anything I say.

You jumped in to share your support for the ‘Everyone is just a Honkey to these people’ line.

And now you wanna be the arbiter of what is/isn’t ‘terribly bright’?
Hmm. Ok.

verbaluce on July 11, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Translated: “Del is right!”

Thanks for making it so easy, Kid.

A+

Del Dolemonte on July 11, 2012 at 1:47 PM

The Libs are finally jumping the shark, and calling out voters as “racist” is just plain nuts.

Let’s not forget that the President personally polls about 5-10 points better than every single one of his policies. He’d have already left this campaign, like Johnson was forced to do, if any other candidate than Obama were running.

His personal popularity is the only thing keeping Democrats from getting completely steamrolled at every level. But that is ending, and there will be a wave of epic proportions before we are done in the 2012 cycle.

MTF on July 11, 2012 at 1:48 PM

Kudos to Romney for going into the lion’s den! I love it. And yes this helps with Independents and the base.

Blacks for black. Can’t fix stupid

Redford on July 11, 2012 at 1:50 PM

25% unemployment of young black males in some areas… bound to be more with roberts-obamatax and more executive amnesty…

good for mittenz-he didn’t shy away from saying the R word to one of barry and DemonRats’s most captive, dependent , dissed and used constituency . he has a spine in there somewhere.

time to roar, mittenz, time to roar.

mittens on July 11, 2012 at 1:57 PM

NewsBusters is on this already:

After Mitt Romney addressed the NAACP on Wednesday, CNN’s Jim Acosta focused on the boos he received from the audience without mentioning the crowd’s standing ovation and their applause scattered through the speech. Acosta simply reported a “very negative” reaction from the audience.

“[N]o question about it, this was a very negative reaction to what Mitt Romney had to say here earlier this morning,” he rounded out his post-speech report. However, NBC’s Garrett Haake tweeted that Romney got a standing ovation as he finished his speech, and National Review’s Jim Geraghty noted the cordial reception by the NAACP.

Dr. Goebbels would approve.

Del Dolemonte on July 11, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Great job by Romney. Tough environment and he delivered a great speech without avoiding issues (ObamaCare) that he knew was going to turn the crowd against him.

One other thing I liked: He distilled his economic plan from that 900 point monstrosity on his website down to five.

LukeinNE on July 11, 2012 at 1:57 PM

NAACP Pres Jealous: Glad Romney recognized power of black electorate but “laid out an agenda that was antithetical to many of our interests”

Flora Duh on July 11, 2012 at 1:58 PM

Well, on the one hand I’m quite pleased and relieved that he resisted the urge to pander to this audience. Maybe there is some hope for him yet. I’m still waiting to see who he chooses for a VP so I can gauge how rino his admistration is likely to be. I’m hoping for the best though . . . On the other hand, he likely knew that there was nothing he was going to be able to say to get the black vote which will surely overwhelmingly go to Obama again so instead he played to independents knowing the media was going to cover the speech.

KickandSwimMom on July 11, 2012 at 2:02 PM

I’ll give Mitt credit. That took guts.

bw222 on July 11, 2012 at 2:03 PM

TFGRP?

T The
F First
G ?
R ?
P President

What is the rest?

Oil Can on July 11, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Gun running.

I asked the same thing a few weeks ago.

UltimateBob on July 11, 2012 at 2:07 PM

Beware of standing ovations by the center of the support for the commie dole way of life that has entraped millions of Americans in multi generational poverty and goverment dependency.

The boo’s were real, if Romney and or the now “RINO” infested Republican Party in fact takes a stand aginst goverment growth and power these very NAACP members , the card carrying commies like Schummer, Reid, Pelosi, William Ayers, Earth First, Green Peace, Sierra Club, Al Gore, the CO2 frauds and the Gun Grabbers of Fast and Furious will turn on Romney and those who take a stand and like mad vampire rats attack as in a drunken bar fight with lots of teeth going missing and blood on the floor to mop up.

They have the power mad thing going and only power will take it from them.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on July 11, 2012 at 2:07 PM

Romney will give blacks a job, dignity, self-respect, a chance to be successful and independence.

OBOZO will continue to give blacks OTHER PEOPLES’ MONEY while keeping them slaves to big government and the d-cRAT socialist party.

Guess who wins with that crowd?

TeaPartyNation on July 11, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Bigtime idiot move by Romney to say anything against Obamacare in front of a black audience. Where is he from? Has he ever been around black people? Who is advising this guy? And the fate of our republic is now only in his hands. That is very worrisome.

michaelthomas on July 11, 2012 at 2:08 PM

From NYT:
But Mr. Romney’s father, George Romney, a former governor of Michigan, was known for his aggressive stance on civil rights. The elder Mr. Romney refused to support Barry Goldwater in 1964 because he was worried about his extreme rhetoric and his campaign’s appeals to the Southern white segregationist vote, and he later used his perch as the secretary of Housing and Urban Development to try to integrate the suburbs.

why didnt Romney say this? still, a very nice job. keep it up and the msm wont know what to do.

peachaeo on July 11, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Keep your eyes on the Constitution, freedom and liberty.

If not, the U.S. is headed for a coast to coast “Pine Ridge Reservation” style life and future.

Our Apache family fought to the end and none of U.S. ever set foot on a “reservation” except at the point of a gun.

When the gun was out of sight, gone to freedom on “range gathered horses”.

The commie Decocrats do make deals with the RINO’s.

None of the great evil they have passed was done unless they had the required 10 to 15 RINO votes in the Senate.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on July 11, 2012 at 2:12 PM

What do you expect when talking to entitlement minded people.

The Notorious G.O.P on July 11, 2012 at 2:13 PM

Dr. Goebbels would approve.

Del Dolemonte on July 11, 2012 at 1:57 PM

LOL. Forget about mentioning the standing ovation at the end, the MSM won’t even say WHY he was booed becasue that alone would be a feather in his cap.

Kataklysmic on July 11, 2012 at 2:15 PM

NAACP Pres Jealous: Glad Romney recognized power of black electorate but “laid out an agenda that was antithetical to many of our interests”

Flora Duh on July 11, 2012 at 1:58 PM

It was the smart move by Romney. Really no downside – unless he decided to go into a Hillary Clinton southern twang dialect.

Meanwhile, O’Butthead sends his retarded Uncle Joe, cause, you know, he knows he has them in his hip pocket and he needs to go fundraise where the real money is.

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on July 11, 2012 at 2:16 PM

What a guy!
0b0z0 can’t even go to the friendly place and speak, he has to send in his 2nd in command. Yah, right! No balls!

Bambi on July 11, 2012 at 2:17 PM

you’re not really saying much or meaningfully challenging anything I say.
 
verbaluce on July 11, 2012 at 1:25 PM

 
Well played.

rogerb on July 11, 2012 at 2:24 PM

The NAACP is an antebellum organization.

tom daschle concerned on July 11, 2012 at 2:26 PM

On Twitter I was reminded of a 2010 article by Thomas Sowell on NRO titled How Republicans Can Win the Black Vote.

Seems to me, Romney took his advice. Good job Mitt.

Dark Star on July 11, 2012 at 2:26 PM

Screw those racist bastards.

Midas on July 11, 2012 at 2:28 PM

Once upon a time the NAACP was non partisan, boy those days are over.

They are racists,they really are.

Terrye on July 11, 2012 at 2:30 PM

I’m still waiting to see who he chooses for a VP so I can gauge how rino his admistration is likely to be. I’m hoping for the best though . . .

KickandSwimMom on July 11, 2012 at 2:02 PM

With all due respect, but the “waiting to see” thing is exactly the wrong way to think about this. We shouldn’t be “waiting to see” anything — if WE send a GOP House & Senate to DC along with Romney as POTUS & keep the pressure on our elected representatives to do the things we sent them there to do (like we are supposed to), it isn’t going to matter who the VP is. Do you think Romney is going to veto bills sent to him by such a Congress unless he wants to be a one-term POTUS? It’s up to US and it always has been. What kind of “administration” Romney has is up to us.

Dark Star on July 11, 2012 at 2:33 PM

In terms of political rhetoric aimed at a specific audience, this was an error. If he had said he would repeal “the health care act” I do not think he would have received as much pushback from the audience. “Obama,” is at this point, a synonym for “first black president.” So essentially saying he will repeal the “FirstBlackPresidentCare” just doesn’t play well. Of course, we know few blacks will vote for Romney anyhow, but at least he could have possibly avoided the bulk of the booing. Polls do show blacks support the law more than any other demographic. Whether this is mostly on policy grounds or on a racial basis is not clear.

After Obama announced support for gay marriage, polls showed a majority of blacks supporting gay marriage. Yet Romney was applauded for supporting traditional marriage. Hmmm.

If Romney needs a speechwriter, I’m available :P

Crispian on July 11, 2012 at 2:37 PM

As that man on Hannity last night said, this is a gov’t sponsored hate group. Black racism is a tumor on this country. And saps like Romney enable it by treating them with kid gloves. To h*ll with ‘em, just as it should be to h*ll with any racist.

avgjo on July 11, 2012 at 2:38 PM

Gun Running.

I asked the same thing a few weeks ago.

UltimateBob on July 11, 2012 at 2:07 PM

I thought it was Gay Racist. Huh.

Fallon on July 11, 2012 at 2:38 PM

Good linky flora

cmsinaz on July 11, 2012 at 2:38 PM

Good on Mitt… Bad on the “boo-ers”…

Stay classy, NAALCP… stay classy (I know its hard)…

Khun Joe on July 11, 2012 at 2:39 PM

Good. If he didn’t get booed I’d be concerned.

Buttercup on July 11, 2012 at 2:42 PM

As far as I’m concerned if you are being booed by the NAACP then you are doing something right. I would feel the same way if he was at a KKK rally and being booed. A racist is a racist is a racist.

neyney on July 11, 2012 at 2:48 PM

In terms of political rhetoric aimed at a specific audience, this was an error. If he had said he would repeal “the health care act”

Crispian on July 11, 2012 at 2:37 PM

I think you’re dead on with that point. I completely support Romney’s decision to not pander and be forward with his positions, but “ObamaCare” probably was unnecessarily incendiary and “Affordable Care Act” would be considered a bit of a pander in and of itself (who on the right side of the aisle uses that inherently dishonest term?).

LukeinNE on July 11, 2012 at 2:51 PM

Oops, pretty obviously hit the strike button instead of the quote button. Sorry about that.

LukeinNE on July 11, 2012 at 2:52 PM

Wait…who doesn’t pretend to use race to bully Republicans…TP or NAACP?
I understand why your name is not ‘The Write’.
Regrdless, those poor bullied Republicans.
I guess Mitt probably left the convention today fully in support of ACA now.
But with all that bullying, did he have a choice?

verbaluce on July 11, 2012 at 12:49 PM

Sadly enough, with libfreeordie self-fragging yesterday you’re now Hot Air’s wittiest liberal. If you leave, it will be Uppereastside. After that, I’ll have to recruit the crazy guy that lives behind my Walgreen’s.

Hang in there.

Chuck Schick on July 11, 2012 at 2:53 PM

Bigtime idiot move by Romney to say anything against Obamacare in front of a black audience. Where is he from? Has he ever been around black people? Who is advising this guy? And the fate of our republic is now only in his hands. That is very worrisome.

michaelthomas on July 11, 2012 at 2:08 PM

So you prefer he lie and pander and not be adamant about repealing Obamatax just so a bunch of racist libtards won’t boo? Well I don’t. I want a candidate to stand up for what he believes and say what he means regardless of the audience. He knew what he was doing when he went into the lions den. Whoever advised him is a genius.

Buttercup on July 11, 2012 at 2:56 PM

So, these (with all due respect) apish freaks claim to represent America’s black population? Really? So ALL the black people in American desperately want to have a $2500 a year poll tax levied on themselves?

Seriously though, when you try and give a speach before an overtly racist and rabidly Socialist organization, wouldn’t you sort of EXPECT to be met by Brownshirts?

logis on July 11, 2012 at 2:58 PM

Sadly enough, with libfreeordie self-fragging yesterday
Chuck Schick on July 11, 2012 at 2:53 PM

Which thread did he use to hang himself?

peski on July 11, 2012 at 2:58 PM

I wonder how many votes he picked up there.

The Rogue Tomato on July 11, 2012 at 12:04 PM

I get it but I wonder how many on HA knows that its a droll joke.

athenadelphi on July 11, 2012 at 3:00 PM

Which thread did he use to hang himself?

peski on July 11, 2012 at 2:58 PM

This one

Chuck Schick on July 11, 2012 at 3:01 PM

What did Romney expect form people that would rather have a hand out than work and be responsible?

sadatoni on July 11, 2012 at 3:05 PM

Well, as much as I despise the guy, I have to give him praise for having the guts to go into a place where 90% of them would travel for miles to cheer at his public dismemberment.

LegendHasIt on July 11, 2012 at 3:06 PM

Watched the whole thing. Pretty good.

He was actually booed twice, once very lightly when he said, that if elected, he would do more for the black community than Obama would.

What you’ll never hear from the MSM is that he was applauded 27 times and, at the end, received a standing ovation.

I really do hate the MSM.

Rod on July 11, 2012 at 3:08 PM

I hoped Romney would NOT go there when addressing the NAACP. He has the opportunity to make some headway with the black vote, but promising to repeal ObamaCare is not the way to do that.

Giving an address to a southern chapter of the NAACP, I think his best bets were to re-affirm his beliefs in the traditional definition of marriage and to discuss Republican ideas for entrepreneurship.

Madame C.J. Walker, Sheila Johnson (co-founder of BET, first black woman billionaire), George Foreman, Bill Cosby, Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, and some others – why not celebrate black success and entrepreneurship in front of a black audience and stress how the factors that lead to their successes are core Republican values.

Empathy, what he should have said: “I understand how proud you are of President Obama, and you should be. Imagine how the Mormon community will feel if I am elected, or how Latinos will feel about the first Latino president . . . But that doesn’t mean can’t consider another viewpoint, especially at a critical time in our history like this. President Obama is the first black president, but that doesn’t mean he will be the only one.”

Just a few thoughts . . .

The Bringer on July 11, 2012 at 3:09 PM

Hey, I would have preferred Perry, Newt or maybe even Santorum, but this guy is showing exactly what a leader does. He did not pander. He did not lie. He spoke his convictions and took the penalty.

I was wrong about you all along, Mitt Romney. You will make a fine president.

the new aesthetic on July 11, 2012 at 3:10 PM

Which thread did he use to hang himself?

peski on July 11, 2012 at 2:58 PM

This one

Chuck Schick on July 11, 2012 at 3:01 PM

Yeah, but he showed up in the 5:57 thread welcoming Mary Katharine to HA.

He won’t leave permanently on his own. I think he gets off by being smacked around, IYKWIM.

Flora Duh on July 11, 2012 at 3:11 PM

Sadly enough, with libfreeordie self-fragging yesterday
Chuck Schick on July 11, 2012 at 2:53 PM

Libfreeordie got the hammer?

That’s good news. It’s like hearing someone finally took out the stinking garbage.

Rod on July 11, 2012 at 3:11 PM

why is it romney’s guy’s who write his speeches didn’t start off by saying what was truth?

“Look, the african american unemployment rate is 14.4% under this president. That’s up from 3 years ago when it was around 8%. More african americans are on food stamps and those that had jobs are on unemployment. It robs the dignity of the person and the community. Add to that the government is now going to tell you that you’ve got to pay a tax for not having health care? When your community is already struggling? This is why I want to repeal what is termed Obamacare. Your community is being hit hard enough and now if you vote for him again? You’ll be waiting in more lines for government payments which are pennies and dehumanize all. I’m asking for your vote because I don’t want to see that happen to your communities. I’m asking for your vote because I want african americans, all americans including small business owners such as the local grocery store on the block, to be able to re-open, re-hire and re-employ people so they have money and don’t have to spend time in a line for the government who asks obnoxious questions and makes everyone who comes to the government feel small and defeated. I want to empower you to be better than the government thinks you are.”

That’s what he should’ve said. Instead?
I want to repeal Obamacare
BOOOO.
No context. No relation to the people he’s speaking to.
This is my problem with Mittoast.

athenadelphi on July 11, 2012 at 3:11 PM

It’s funny that so many think the NAACP is true “Vox Populi”–Voice of the People. Their ranks consist of upper middle class to rich folks who rush from valet to doorman to avoid any contact with the ones they claim to represent.

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on July 11, 2012 at 3:18 PM

Clarity is more important than agreement. …

Jaibones on July 11, 2012 at 12:38 PM

A fellow Dennis Prager fan, I see! :-)

Mary in LA on July 11, 2012 at 3:19 PM

NAACP Pres Jealous: Glad Romney recognized power of black electorate but “laid out an agenda that was antithetical to many of our interests”

Flora Duh on July 11, 2012 at 1:58 PM

And what might those be, Ben Jealous? (Never was a person more aptly named BTW.)

Riddle me this: What exactly does the NAACP or the black community see as an advantage for them in O-care? Can they name one or possibly two aspects of O-care that will make life better for them? Wouldn’t life be healthier if the government were not the middle-man between a patient and his doctor? Is it simply the fact that O-care is associated with Obama’s name that is the problem?

onlineanalyst on July 11, 2012 at 3:22 PM

In terms of political rhetoric aimed at a specific audience, this was an error. If he had said he would repeal “the health care act” I do not think he would have received as much pushback from the audience. “Obama,” is at this point, a synonym for “first black president.” So essentially saying he will repeal the “FirstBlackPresidentCare” just doesn’t play well. Of course, we know few blacks will vote for Romney anyhow, but at least he could have possibly avoided the bulk of the booing. Polls do show blacks support the law more than any other demographic. Whether this is mostly on policy grounds or on a racial basis is not clear.

After Obama announced support for gay marriage, polls showed a majority of blacks supporting gay marriage. Yet Romney was applauded for supporting traditional marriage. Hmmm.

If Romney needs a speechwriter, I’m available :P

Crispian on July 11, 2012 at 2:37 PM

My thoughts exactly when I heard him deliver that line. Should have left it at ACA. I also get sick of the “I am for jobs for the middle class” crap. Can’t we just get a candidate that emphatically says he/she is for the good of ALL Americans? It is all class warfare. I know a lot of wealthy executives that are also out of jobs. What about them?? Stop the war on citizens.

1nolibgal on July 11, 2012 at 3:22 PM

With all due respect, but the “waiting to see” thing is exactly the wrong way to think about this. We shouldn’t be “waiting to see” anything — if WE send a GOP House & Senate to DC along with Romney as POTUS & keep the pressure on our elected representatives to do the things we sent them there to do (like we are supposed to), it isn’t going to matter who the VP is. Do you think Romney is going to veto bills sent to him by such a Congress unless he wants to be a one-term POTUS? It’s up to US and it always has been. What kind of “administration” Romney has is up to us.

Dark Star on July 11, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Having a GOP majority in the House and Senate will help. However, we have seen in the past that the republicans in congress often follow the lead of the republican president and his administration, and the further left the administration leans, the likelihood that legislation from congress will be more to the left than conservatives would like.

KickandSwimMom on July 11, 2012 at 3:24 PM

TFGRP

Gun running.

I asked the same thing a few weeks ago.

UltimateBob on July 11, 2012 at 2:07 PM

A rare misfire from the clergyman.

We’ve been running guns to all sorts for most of our history…

CorporatePiggy on July 11, 2012 at 3:24 PM

Kudos to the NAACP for giving Mitt a standing ovation. That demonstrates class on their part. I’m sure they can’t stand Romney, so putting aside their personal dislike to show their respect and appreciation for his visit should impress everyone. Whoever at the NAACP organized that polite gesture was smart.

Burke on July 11, 2012 at 3:25 PM

You know, I had serious doubts about Romney at first, but I’m warming up to the guy. It took serious testicular fortitude to give that speech to that audience and he handled it very well. None of those people will vote for him, but I think he was speaking more to his base that he was to the NAACP anyway. Props to him. If he handles himself this skillfully in the debates, and if the economy stays sour, and if we don’t have some catastrophe just before the election, Obama is toast.

idalily on July 11, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Having a GOP majority in the House and Senate will help. However, we have seen in the past that the republicans in congress often follow the lead of the republican president and his administration, and the further left the administration leans, the likelihood that legislation from congress will be more to the left than conservatives would like.

KickandSwimMom on July 11, 2012 at 3:24 PM

You must have missed it, but I also wrote:

[. . .& keep the pressure on our elected representatives to do the things we sent them there to do (like we are supposed to), [. . .]

Our work isn’t done just by sending them there. Thinking that it is done is exactly how we have ended up with the situation we have now.

Dark Star on July 11, 2012 at 3:33 PM

I wonder how many votes he picked up there.

The Rogue Tomato on July 11, 2012 at 12:04 PM

With a secret ballot, maybe 3%, which may or may not matter depending on the state. For example, it won’t matter in California, but it will matter in Virginia.

SouthernGent on July 11, 2012 at 3:34 PM

Give Mitt Romney a lot of credit, first for agreeing to appear at the NAACP convention at all.

He’ll get no credit from me. The NAACP is a bunch of racist marxists and he’s legitimizing them by speaking before them.

Okay – well, he’s not “legitimizing” them … because Willard really isn’t someone who’s “legitimate” himself strictly speaking.

So it was a liberal clown facing down a bunch of marxists … whatever.

HondaV65 on July 11, 2012 at 3:39 PM

Lsm critical of ben jealous for criticizing mitt so soon after the speech

Class/

cmsinaz on July 11, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Racists. Funny how when you mean it and it applies, it doesn’t have the same “bite” anymore, eh?

RedNewEnglander on July 11, 2012 at 3:42 PM

What you’ll never hear from the MSM is that he was applauded 27 times and, at the end, received a standing ovation.

I really do hate the MSM.

Rod on July 11, 2012 at 3:08 PM

Wow- thanks for the great info Rod. This is the first I’ve heard of it.

MTF on July 11, 2012 at 3:57 PM

That was gutsy and I admire Mitt for giving this speech. You have to take the booing with the standing ovation.

d1carter on July 11, 2012 at 4:04 PM

Nice speech and overall, a positive response from a tough audience.

Good for Romney – he showed courage and leadership.

LASue on July 11, 2012 at 12:27 PM

it would be nice to get reactions to what he said from people who were in the audience….HOTAIR?!

Pragmatic on July 11, 2012 at 4:15 PM

He’ll get no credit from me. The NAACP is a bunch of racist marxists and he’s legitimizing them by speaking before them.

Okay – well, he’s not “legitimizing” them … because Willard really isn’t someone who’s “legitimate” himself strictly speaking.

So it was a liberal clown facing down a bunch of marxists … whatever.

HondaV65 on July 11, 2012 at 3:39 PM

We’re all blown away by that, truly. /

changer1701 on July 11, 2012 at 4:19 PM

He’ll get no credit from me. The NAACP is a bunch of racist marxists and he’s legitimizing them by speaking before them.

Okay – well, he’s not “legitimizing” them … because Willard really isn’t someone who’s “legitimate” himself strictly speaking.

So it was a liberal clown facing down a bunch of marxists … whatever.

HondaV65 on July 11, 2012 at 3:39 PM

I am really getting the feeling you don’t care for Romney.

Chuck Schick on July 11, 2012 at 4:32 PM

“Boston black leader backs Romney at NAACP gathering”

http://news.bostonherald.com/news/politics/view.bg?articleid=1061145056&pos=breaking

“’It is not about rhetoric, it is about results. It is not about ideology, it is about results,’ said the Rev. Jeff Brown, co-founder of the Boston Ten Point Coalition, in an apparent reference to Obama’s inspiring 2008 campaign based on hope and change.

‘Words and symbolism is important, but the black church cannot eat rhetoric and symbols,’ Brown said in a statement.”

mittens on July 11, 2012 at 4:33 PM

Sadly enough, with libfreeordie self-fragging yesterday
Chuck Schick on July 11, 2012 at 2:53 PM

Libfreeordie got the hammer?

That’s good news. It’s like hearing someone finally took out the stinking garbage.

Rod on July 11, 2012 at 3:11 PM

No, she was not banned, as Flora pointed out she was back later in another thread. She threw a fit when a poster used her liberally sprinkled clues about her identity to actually figure out her identity. The poster that did that was however banned.

slickwillie2001 on July 11, 2012 at 4:35 PM

No, she was not banned, as Flora pointed out she was back later in another thread. She threw a fit when a poster used her liberally sprinkled clues about her identity to actually figure out her identity. The poster that did that was however banned.

slickwillie2001 on July 11, 2012 at 4:35 PM

Who was that?

tom daschle concerned on July 11, 2012 at 4:40 PM

badge of honor I’d say

whatabunchoflosers on July 11, 2012 at 4:44 PM

I watched most of the speech and it seemed to me after the boos — that Romney held firm and then ad-libbed the next part about the need for entitlement reform if we are going to grow jobs and the economy.

I may be mistaken, but it seemed off-the-cuff and well-reasoned to hold his ground and put the Obamacare issue in broader terms.

On education reform, Romney was brilliant to call out every liberal, including Obama, who keep minority children trapped in failing schools at the altar of the damned teachers unions.

matthew8787 on July 11, 2012 at 4:45 PM

So, has anyone missed libfreeordie yet?

Schadenfreude on July 11, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Who was that?

tom daschle concerned on July 11, 2012 at 4:40 PM

I think his handle was ‘humpbot salvation’ or something like that.
Possibly one more as well, not sure who.

slickwillie2001 on July 11, 2012 at 4:53 PM

Boldness that would make Reagan proud!

Crefonso on July 11, 2012 at 12:06 PM

I agree!!

RADIOONE on July 11, 2012 at 5:05 PM

changer1701 on July 11, 2012 at 4:19 PM

Wow, the things Hondav65 says. Well, truth to power from someone with a moniker from a motorcycle with a lubrication problem which had engines turn to junk faster than US cars went bad in the 80s.

That and a horsepower curve which totally outclassed its control factors so you could lose it and kill innocent people while they tried to avoid turning you into a smear on the pavement. Take out a family of four tonight.

All this without the icon style of a Harley.

I used the past tense since most of them are gone and you can shave with their remains today in disposable razors.

IlikedAUH2O on July 11, 2012 at 5:06 PM

lsm just absolutely giddy about this ONE BLOODY BOO

had to turn it off…just nauseating…
nothing else matters in that speech

cmsinaz on July 11, 2012 at 5:10 PM

He’ll get no credit from me. The NAACP is a bunch of racist marxists and he’s legitimizing them by speaking before them.

Okay – well, he’s not “legitimizing” them … because Willard really isn’t someone who’s “legitimate” himself strictly speaking.

So it was a liberal clown facing down a bunch of marxists … whatever.

HondaV65 on July 11, 2012 at 3:39 PM

You really need to get some new material.

Del Dolemonte on July 11, 2012 at 5:14 PM

NAACP Pres Jealous: Glad Romney recognized power of black electorate but “laid out an agenda that was antithetical to many of our interests”

Flora Duh on July 11, 2012 at 1:58 PM

Only if their interests involve taking handouts and being on the government dole permanently. Granted, that is what some people(black, white, hispanic, etc) want and expect from their government. Whatever happened to a person’s honor? I think they sell it out when they start voting democrat, and then they figure it is too late to stop. It’s never too late! Take some personal responsibility for yourself and start to feel good about yourself inside again. Being a political party’s lackey just because they “give you stuff” isn’t going to do it.

Sterling Holobyte on July 11, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Bigtime idiot move by Romney to say anything against Obamacare in front of a black audience. Where is he from? Has he ever been around black people? Who is advising this guy? And the fate of our republic is now only in his hands. That is very worrisome.

michaelthomas

You beclown yourself.

I hoped Romney would NOT go there when addressing the NAACP. He has the opportunity to make some headway with the black vote, but promising to repeal ObamaCare is not the way to do that.

The Bringer

He has no chance to make headway with the black vote. It’s not going to happen. And I’ll let you in on a little secret…black people have access to the internet and television. It’s no secret to them that Romney has promised to repeal Obamacare.

xblade on July 11, 2012 at 5:46 PM

mittens on July 11, 2012 at 4:33 PM

you won’t hear this on the lsm…

cmsinaz on July 11, 2012 at 5:55 PM

Good. I’m glad he pissed them off. They are like children. I guess they will always need the white man to take care of them.

Hummer53 on July 11, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Good. I’m glad he pissed them off. They are like children. I guess they will always need the white man to take care of them.

Why don’t you go back and crawl under the rock you came out from?

I’m hoping you’re a Moby (I think you are). But if not, get lost anyway.

SteveMG on July 11, 2012 at 6:08 PM

If you want to be the President of all Americans you at least try to reach out to large voting blocs to engage them in discussion of major issues.When will Obama engage the Tea Party?This president wishes only to divide Americans on the basis of race,class, and gender.The only Americans he cares about are those he is planning on enslaving in his Entitlement Plantation,while those of us he disparages have to pay for it!

redware on July 11, 2012 at 6:25 PM

Not sure the booing was his position on Obamacare of just he was telling the truth. Both topics would be upsetting to the NAACP as racists can’t comprehend either point.

volsense on July 11, 2012 at 6:25 PM

So, has anyone missed libfreeordie yet?

Schadenfreude on July 11, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Well his Gebil wasn’t banned and is now curled up in the corner with no hole to crawl back into.

SparkPlug on July 11, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Romney should have told them to quit whining, quit crying, get out of your bedroom slippers. The NAACP loved it when Obama demeaned and humiliated them. At least Romney treated them with respect.

Proud of Romney!

bailey24 on July 11, 2012 at 6:53 PM

So, has anyone missed libfreeordie yet?

Schadenfreude on July 11, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Who?

/you knew it was coming ;)

kim roy on July 11, 2012 at 7:03 PM

don’t paint the whole group (NAACP) with one brush….just because some booed doesn’t mean that all concur….it didn’t take courage…any politician seeking votes would have done it….it would have taken courage to NOT go! But will he actively seek to speak at an ultraconservative venue?

DUMP MITTENS NOW!

Pragmatic on July 11, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Not everything you said was stupid. I agree with this one:

any politician seeking votes would have done it…it would have taken courage to NOT go

As for ultraconservative, this is a word that the liberals made up. I am unaware of the meaning.

Jaibones on July 11, 2012 at 7:54 PM

So it was a liberal clown facing down a bunch of marxists … whatever.

HondaV65 on July 11, 2012 at 3:39 PM

Thanks for reminding us what a dumba$$ sounds like. You probably think you are acting like a conservative, but you’re just acting like a fool. Sod off.

Jaibones on July 11, 2012 at 7:57 PM

I’m a Toastmaster. It takes a lot of gumption to get up in front of an audience and speak on agreeable topics. You’re nervous of course…. everyone hates public speaking unless you’re aided by a teleprompter.

The fact of the matter is, that the NAACP invited Romney, and Romney showed up and made his case. When an audience boo’s, it is not only insulting it is rude… especially because you are considered an ‘invited speaker’.

Now, if Romney had shown up in the midst of an NAACP rally and grabbed a microphone and started to speak, I could understand being booe’d.

The NAACP is demeaning itself, belittling itself at the behest of their political elites, most of whom are white and most of whom are housed in the political bubble of D.C.

I am proud thar Romney had the GUTS to speak and to engage the NAACP.

Obama, on the other hand has dismissed them and will send Biden in his stead, while he heads off to the next big HollyWhite fundraiser where he will auction himself off for $40k a plate at one apartment, and $3 a plate on his internet site.

Substance.

Key West Reader on July 11, 2012 at 8:09 PM

I heard that clip and it sounded as if a couple of seconds went by before the booing started. It was almost as if someone held up a boo sign. Otherwise, he got a lot of applause lines.

Kissmygrits on July 11, 2012 at 8:30 PM

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