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2012-07-11 01:14:42 PM
Have they ever actually concluded who did let the dogs out?
 
2012-07-11 01:16:52 PM

Dusk-You-n-Me: Link

23:02

Romney actually says "[end of quote]". Teleprompters are difficult!


I... You.. My god! He really did say 'end of quote' with passion and insincerity.. That's... Wow.

Also - did anyone else notice how he smiles condescendingly for the 18 seconds he is roundly booed?
 
2012-07-11 01:17:49 PM

sweetmelissa31: Have they ever actually concluded who did let the dogs out?


Mitt Romney pledges to return the dogs to their kennel on DAY ONE of his Presidency.
 
2012-07-11 01:17:49 PM

Dusk-You-n-Me: Link

23:02

Romney actually says "[end of quote]". Teleprompters are difficult!


Hm, he must be running low on RAM.
 
2012-07-11 01:22:26 PM

Jackson Herring: sweetmelissa31: Have they ever actually concluded who did let the dogs out?

Mitt Romney pledges to return the dogs to their kennel on DAY ONE of his Presidency.


Which, unfortunately, will be strapped to the top of Air Force One.
 
2012-07-11 01:24:45 PM

eraser8: You people don't really get it, do you?

Mitt's intent was to irritate the NAACP. That was the whole point of his going.

He knows there is NO chance that he's going to get their vote...so, he engineered a speech designed to cement the votes of people that don't like the NAACP very much (i.e. the Republican base). At the same time, the speech was designed to "impress" moderate suburbanites -- after all he went into the "lion's den" and made his pitch.

Notice when Romney speaks to Latino groups, he doesn't deliver his standard stump speech. That's because he's actually trying to get Latino votes. Romney's message here wasn't aimed at the NAACP, it wasn't aimed at black voters; it was aimed at his base and at moderate suburbanites.


That's not quite true. There are plenty of black voters his speech was aimed at, just not NAACP members -- the black Baptist congregation, for example.
 
2012-07-11 01:25:45 PM

Lor M. Ipsum: Dusk-You-n-Me: Link

23:02

Romney actually says "[end of quote]". Teleprompters are difficult!

Hm, he must be running low on RAM.


I think his system initiated garbage collection, and accidentally wiped out all his files.
 
2012-07-11 01:26:45 PM

eraser8: You people don't really get it, do you?

Mitt's intent was to irritate the NAACP. That was the whole point of his going.

He knows there is NO chance that he's going to get their vote...so, he engineered a speech designed to cement the votes of people that don't like the NAACP very much (i.e. the Republican base). At the same time, the speech was designed to "impress" moderate suburbanites -- after all he went into the "lion's den" and made his pitch.

Notice when Romney speaks to Latino groups, he doesn't deliver his standard stump speech. That's because he's actually trying to get Latino votes. Romney's message here wasn't aimed at the NAACP, it wasn't aimed at black voters; it was aimed at his base and at moderate suburbanites.


I could see that, actually.

He needs the votes from the people who say things like "United Negro College Fund?? Why isn't there a United White People College Fund??"

/Grew up in the suburbs
//Heard that exact quote a lot
 
2012-07-11 01:27:31 PM
The Freepers are maintaining that since he got a respectful standing ovation at the end of the speech that he won them over and that the Liberal Media is exaggerating how cool a reception he got.
 
2012-07-11 01:28:30 PM
His use of the term "Obamacare" was the most boneheaded moment of the speech.

We get it - you want to repeal it. But for fark's sake, how stupid are you to use that particular pejorative in front of an audience to whom Obama is strongly popular?

Dumbass.
 
2012-07-11 01:32:22 PM
"We've got so much in common. My yacht is moored in a port, you people love Newports"
 
2012-07-11 01:39:30 PM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: "We've got so much in common. My yacht is moored in Newport, you people love Newports"

 
2012-07-11 01:40:19 PM
"We can act all nubianrdly in repealing Obamacare! We have to move forward quickly! Who's with me?"
 
2012-07-11 01:40:49 PM
"So, who here's going to the Olympics? No one? Oh c'mon, there must be a few of you runners here."
 
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2012-07-11 01:43:22 PM

SkinnyHead: Most dishonest politicians will change their message to appeal to whatever group they are talking to. It's certainly refreshing to see a candidate with the strength to stand by his position, even when he knows that his position it unpopular with the group he is addressing.


Yes, especially when their positions are retarded in the first place. And he wasn't as honest as Gingrich.

Link
 
2012-07-11 01:47:01 PM

Jackson Herring: Mr. Coffee Nerves: "We've got so much in common. My yacht is moored in Newport, you people love Newports"


"Boy do I love yachting. Your ancestors came over on a boat, so I can relate."
 
2012-07-11 01:48:51 PM

DeltaPunch: And before anyone defends him by saying that he was just letting the crowd know it was the end of the G.K. Chesterton quote.... no, that's not how public speaking works.


That's a proper way for a speaker to indicate the end of a quote.

Also.... did he just quote G.K. Chesterton in front of the NAACP? Chesterton is awesome, but he's the epitome of the white, elite, intellectual, writing, cane-holding, cape-wearing, monocled, cigar-puffing, Catholic, stuffy Englishman. Seems like a bit of an odd choice...

Why is it an odd choice?
 
2012-07-11 01:54:34 PM

sweetmelissa31: Jackson Herring: Mr. Coffee Nerves: "We've got so much in common. My yacht is moored in Newport, you people love Newports"

"Boy do I love yachting. Your ancestors came over on a boat, so I can relate."


oh my lord

that is how you do it folks

posting that is
 
2012-07-11 01:56:41 PM

bloobeary: Romney's plan for tomorrow involves speaking to the collected body of the Star Wars fanclub, while wearing a GREEDO SHOT FIRST t-shirt.

The speech will be entirely in Klingon.


That I'd like to see, regardless of who's speaking.
 
2012-07-11 01:58:55 PM

Jackson Herring: Mr. Coffee Nerves: "We've got so much in common. My yacht is moored in Newport, you people love Newports"


Damn, that is better.
 
2012-07-11 02:01:32 PM

SkinnyHead: Most dishonest politicians will change their message to appeal to whatever group they are talking to. It's certainly refreshing to see a candidate with the strength to stand by his position, even when he knows that his position it unpopular with the group he is addressing.


www.maclife.com
 
2012-07-11 02:02:21 PM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Jackson Herring: Mr. Coffee Nerves: "We've got so much in common. My yacht is moored in Newport, you people love Newports"

Damn, that is better.


It's local to me so
 
2012-07-11 02:05:29 PM

gerrymander: eraser8: You people don't really get it, do you?

Mitt's intent was to irritate the NAACP. That was the whole point of his going.

He knows there is NO chance that he's going to get their vote...so, he engineered a speech designed to cement the votes of people that don't like the NAACP very much (i.e. the Republican base). At the same time, the speech was designed to "impress" moderate suburbanites -- after all he went into the "lion's den" and made his pitch.

Notice when Romney speaks to Latino groups, he doesn't deliver his standard stump speech. That's because he's actually trying to get Latino votes. Romney's message here wasn't aimed at the NAACP, it wasn't aimed at black voters; it was aimed at his base and at moderate suburbanites.

That's not quite true. There are plenty of black voters his speech was aimed at, just not NAACP members -- the black Baptist congregation, for example.


While I agree there are quite a few blacks in this country that are conservative, if their choice is between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama, they're not voting for Romney, even if they more closely align with his politics. African-Americans, almost to a man, vote Democrat, regardless of the candidate's own race. I mean, John Kerry, who is literally the Democratic Mitt Romney, got 95%+ of the black vote in 2004. So he may have been targeting that group with his speech, but it's likely to have fallen on deaf ears.
 
2012-07-11 02:07:08 PM

Coco LaFemme: So he may have been targeting that group with his speech, but it's likely to have fallen on deaf def ears.

 
2012-07-11 02:10:18 PM
"Alright! I'll try to keep this brief so you people can all get home before sunset."
 
2012-07-11 02:13:58 PM

Runs_With_Scissors_: Dusk-You-n-Me: Link

23:02

Romney actually says "[end of quote]". Teleprompters are difficult!

I... You.. My god! He really did say 'end of quote' with passion and insincerity.. That's... Wow.

Also - did anyone else notice how he smiles condescendingly for the 18 seconds he is roundly booed?


Quite a few Freepers were saying that he was up in their estimation and that the louder the NAACP booed someone, the more likely they would show up to vote for him. I think this was the dog whistle he was looking for, to seem a little less New England liberal-y.
 
2012-07-11 02:14:25 PM

Coco LaFemme: While I agree there are quite a few blacks in this country that are conservative...


I presume you're talking about social conservatives (i.e. anti-marriage equality, etc.).

There aren't that many black economic conservatives (i.e. tax cuts for the rich, service cuts for the poor, etc.)...that I know of, at least.
 
2012-07-11 02:21:17 PM

sweetmelissa31: "I'm not black myself, but my ballet horse is brown."


"I'm sure you people can relate, I have heard that you are quite fond of sport."
 
2012-07-11 02:28:34 PM

BarkingUnicorn: Romney: "I believe that if you understood who I truly am in my heart, and 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."

Man, if you can't communicate then you don't deserve to be President.


Seriously. But how can anyone expect him to communicate, never mind FULLY communicate, anything he believes? It's not as if he has the first clue what he really believes.
 
2012-07-11 02:29:03 PM
Regardless of the content of his speech, that was one of the best boos I have ever heard.
 
2012-07-11 02:32:04 PM

eraser8: Coco LaFemme: While I agree there are quite a few blacks in this country that are conservative...

I presume you're talking about social conservatives (i.e. anti-marriage equality, etc.).

There aren't that many black economic conservatives (i.e. tax cuts for the rich, service cuts for the poor, etc.)...that I know of, at least.


Yes, I was talking about social conservatives.
 
2012-07-11 02:34:45 PM

Diogenes: His use of the term "Obamacare" was the most boneheaded moment of the speech.


I've said it on here before, and I am sure I will say it again. I expect more from our politicians. Call things by their proper names. Don't lower yourself to throwing around things like "Obamacare." Don't call the President "Obama" or the Vice President Biden. Show them the respect of the office.

Of course, they do it intentionally. During the debates, they would address each other by titles such as Speaker Gingrich and then say "Obama" in the next sentence.
 
2012-07-11 02:36:02 PM

serpent_sky: Of course, they do it intentionally. During the debates, they would address each other by titles such as Speaker Gingrich and then say "Obama" in the next sentence.


And then he won't do it to his face when they debate. It's coded language.
 
2012-07-11 02:54:23 PM

FishyFred: And then he won't do it to his face when they debate. It's coded language.


It's openly disrespectful. I've not understood, even from when the "sides" were reversed and President Bush was reelected. I could not believe it happened that way (not that I had any great love for John Kerry or thought he would be the greatest President ever, I just thought he would do less damage).

But even though the man I voted for didn't win, I never wanted to see President Bush fail. Why? Simple. He was the elected leader of the country I live in. His failure would be bad for the country. Bad for most, if not all of us. Very likely bad for me. Why would I want anything but for him to be a success and do good by the country and everyone in it. Every single nutjob on the left who cheered for failures, blunders, and mistakes confused me. You may not have liked it, but he was elected President, and we should at the very least wish for the best and show some respect to the office.

Of course, anything that went on back then pales in comparison to what we've seen the past 3 and a half years.
 
2012-07-11 02:56:02 PM
Did you know my wife Ann has two Cadillacs? I hear you people like Cadillacs.
 
2012-07-11 02:58:57 PM

serpent_sky: FishyFred: And then he won't do it to his face when they debate. It's coded language.

It's openly disrespectful. I've not understood, even from when the "sides" were reversed and President Bush was reelected. I could not believe it happened that way (not that I had any great love for John Kerry or thought he would be the greatest President ever, I just thought he would do less damage).

But even though the man I voted for didn't win, I never wanted to see President Bush fail. Why? Simple. He was the elected leader of the country I live in. His failure would be bad for the country. Bad for most, if not all of us. Very likely bad for me. Why would I want anything but for him to be a success and do good by the country and everyone in it. Every single nutjob on the left who cheered for failures, blunders, and mistakes confused me. You may not have liked it, but he was elected President, and we should at the very least wish for the best and show some respect to the office.

Of course, anything that went on back then pales in comparison to what we've seen the past 3 and a half years.


See, that's 'cause you're a Patriot, and not an Americanist. You, traitor, you.
 
2012-07-11 03:05:17 PM
One of my sons is of questionable paternity.

collegecandy.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-07-11 03:07:29 PM

sweetmelissa31: One of my sons is of questionable paternity.

Hahhaaa... I never saw that photo. He looks like a dude photoshopped into the background.
 
2012-07-11 03:14:35 PM

Vodka Zombie: Oh jesus fark... And then he goes on to cite a survey from the Chamber of Commerce?!?

::facepalm::

I honestly feel badly for this idiot. If I were in his shoes, I'd probably have a raging drinking problem and a phone-book sized binder full of domestic abuse complaints.


I'd imagine he has the first, which is only kept hidden due to the massive amount of money people stand to lose if the public finds out. He would probably have the second, if not for money keeping the biatch quiet.
 
2012-07-11 03:15:00 PM
"Where all the white women at?"
 
2012-07-11 03:17:57 PM
"I'm not concerned about the very poor black" - Romney 2012
 
2012-07-11 03:19:00 PM

serpent_sky: sweetmelissa31: One of my sons is of questionable paternity.
Hahhaaa... I never saw that photo. He looks like a dude photoshopped into the background.


The blond kid definitely looks like Mom though -- the guy to Mom's right with his hands in his pockets looks more out of place genetically.
 
2012-07-11 03:20:04 PM
"Maybe you are all homosexuals"
 
2012-07-11 03:20:52 PM
What's that noise Coleman?

I believe it's singing, sir.

They're very musical people, aren't they?
 
2012-07-11 03:21:37 PM

SkinnyHead: DeltaPunch: did he just quote G.K. Chesterton in front of the NAACP? Chesterton is awesome, but he's the epitome of the white, elite, intellectual, writing, cane-holding, cape-wearing, monocled, cigar-puffing, Catholic, stuffy Englishman. Seems like a bit of an odd choice...

Why is it an odd choice?


Psst...you're trying too hard.
 
2012-07-11 03:21:55 PM
I honestly can't believe he went there to deliver a boilerplate policy speech.

Banal platitudes would have served him better. This is where his slipperiness would have actually been useful.
 
2012-07-11 03:25:52 PM

Vodka Zombie: Oh jesus fark... And then he goes on to cite a survey from the Chamber of Commerce?!?


That's where I lost it. Milk came shooting out of my nose at that part at the end.

And I wasn't even drinking any milk.

I wonder if he started saying "you know what it's like when your share dividends aren't as high as your acountant told you to expect last year because of bad third-quarter earning reports across the board meant many companies cut back on their payouts?..." after that. Ah, classic Willard.
 
2012-07-11 03:26:06 PM

Dusk-You-n-Me: Link

23:02

Romney actually says "[end of quote]". Teleprompters are difficult!


That's just beautiful. I was actually watching that speech on the news before heading into the office this morning and I missed that.
 
2012-07-11 03:27:05 PM
Here is my question Romney's use of "Obamacare" is made to be a very personal attack against Obamam, could of said "Healthcare reform" or "Affordable Care Act" or not even brought it up. So my question is this:

A) Is he so dumb that he thought personalizing attacks against Obama the first black president would go over ok with that audience? (when he was just comparing the policies the audience was actually being very supportive to him)

or

B) He doesn't give a shiat about the black vote knowing that Obama has it locked up and did this ON PURPOSE to shore up more conservatives/racist voters.


I actually think he did it for reason B. I might be being conspiracy theory here but I think it was B.
 
2012-07-11 03:27:18 PM
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I mean - come on! You can have a Billion Man March! If you don't put down that malt liquor and chicken wings, and get behind someone other than a running back who stabs his wife, you're NEVER gonna get rid of somebody like me!
 
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