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2012-07-26 08:45:58 PM  

soy_bomb: Obama would have had a campaign ad with his speech to the NAACP but he was too busy to attend.

/But if Anna Wintour calls, Barack will be right over...


You know, I don't recall any sort of announcement from the NAACP biatching about lack of attention from Obama.

The pics of incredulous members of said NAACP from the Romney visit tell the true story. You might have noticed them in this very thread.
 
2012-07-26 08:46:36 PM  

I Browse: Black guy here. I'm going to give Romney the benefit of the doubt on this one. Whatever his motivation was for releasing this ad (appeasing moderates or courting black voters), it's refreshing to see that a republican nominee hasn't completely written off an entire voting bloc like they usually do.

Will this ad persuade more black people to vote for Romney? Doubtful, because most blacks are solidly democrat. But if the GOP is ever going to make any inroads with black voters, it has to start somewhere. And ads like this (as well as his speech to the NAACP) shows that he's at least willing to try. I applaud him for that, even if I disagree with his politics (which I do).

The reality is...there are a lot of black people who are receptive to some conservative values (both social and fiscal). But republicans rarely try to appeal to black voters, particularly young black voters (who are not as tethered to the democrats as older generations were). If more republicans tried to find common ground with black voters, maybe those lopsided electoral percentages might shift over time. And I say that's a good thing, even as a liberal. The democrats should not be the only game in town for black voters, just like the GOP shouldn't be the only option for evangelicals.

/probably wishful thinking, I know


You sound black. But not Black, Black.
 
2012-07-26 08:51:08 PM  

soy_bomb: Obama would have had a campaign ad with his speech to the NAACP but he was too busy to attend.

/But if Anna Wintour calls, Barack will be right over...


Who is that?

Can you explain for the non ring wing nut job amongst us.
 
2012-07-26 08:53:57 PM  

Vodka Zombie: Strange that he'd even try to pull this off considering how his reception at the NAACP was splattered across the MSM for a couple of weeks not too long ago.


It's as if they don't realize that we can pull up the actual speech from archives and compare the two.
 
2012-07-26 08:55:17 PM  

NateGrey: soy_bomb: Obama would have had a campaign ad with his speech to the NAACP but he was too busy to attend.
/But if Anna Wintour calls, Barack will be right over...
Who is that?
Can you explain for the non ring wing nut job amongst us.


I guess you didn't donate your $3 to Barack.

/Remember only Romney thinks about the rich!
 
2012-07-26 08:56:58 PM  

netizencain: bloobeary: Didn't watch it. Did they actually cut in footage of a crowd cheering, or just dub the cheers over the existing footage of the audience looking at Romney like he had a Boehner sticking out of his forehead?

The Daily Show are gonna love this one.

The crowd applauded throughout most of his speech and only really boo'd when it came to health care. The media loved the booing, so that's what made the news... not the clapping.


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2012-07-26 08:58:03 PM  

NateGrey: Can you explain for the non ring wing nut job amongst us.


Non ring wing nut job? ¿Qué?
 
2012-07-26 08:59:09 PM  

T.M.S.: I Browse: Black guy here. I'm going to give Romney the benefit of the doubt on this one. Whatever his motivation was for releasing this ad (appeasing moderates or courting black voters), it's refreshing to see that a republican nominee hasn't completely written off an entire voting bloc like they usually do.

Will this ad persuade more black people to vote for Romney? Doubtful, because most blacks are solidly democrat. But if the GOP is ever going to make any inroads with black voters, it has to start somewhere. And ads like this (as well as his speech to the NAACP) shows that he's at least willing to try. I applaud him for that, even if I disagree with his politics (which I do).

The reality is...there are a lot of black people who are receptive to some conservative values (both social and fiscal). But republicans rarely try to appeal to black voters, particularly young black voters (who are not as tethered to the democrats as older generations were). If more republicans tried to find common ground with black voters, maybe those lopsided electoral percentages might shift over time. And I say that's a good thing, even as a liberal. The democrats should not be the only game in town for black voters, just like the GOP shouldn't be the only option for evangelicals.

/probably wishful thinking, I know

You sound black. But not Black, Black.


Maybe a few shades grayer?
 
2012-07-26 09:00:19 PM  
It's almost embarassing to watch that. And not just because it's a total lie.

Where's his video specifically targeted to Muslims and Indian people? Cmon man can we please for the love of God try to get past the racism issue in America?
 
2012-07-26 09:00:39 PM  

T.M.S.:

You sound black. But not Black, Black.



No, I'm Black Black. None more black, in fact.

www.psyclelabs.com
 
2012-07-26 09:06:08 PM  

I Browse: Black guy here. I'm going to give Romney the benefit of the doubt on this one. Whatever his motivation was for releasing this ad (appeasing moderates or courting black voters), it's refreshing to see that a republican nominee hasn't completely written off an entire voting bloc like they usually do.

Will this ad persuade more black people to vote for Romney? Doubtful, because most blacks are solidly democrat. But if the GOP is ever going to make any inroads with black voters, it has to start somewhere. And ads like this (as well as his speech to the NAACP) shows that he's at least willing to try. I applaud him for that, even if I disagree with his politics (which I do).

The reality is...there are a lot of black people who are receptive to some conservative values (both social and fiscal). But republicans rarely try to appeal to black voters, particularly young black voters (who are not as tethered to the democrats as older generations were). If more republicans tried to find common ground with black voters, maybe those lopsided electoral percentages might shift over time. And I say that's a good thing, even as a liberal. The democrats should not be the only game in town for black voters, just like the GOP shouldn't be the only option for evangelicals.

/probably wishful thinking, I know


Speaking in front of the NAACP then saying they want "more free stuff" probably wasn't the best way to do it.
 
2012-07-26 09:07:29 PM  
Mitt Romney is good for Black people. In fact, Mitt Romney will create many new jobs for Black people. For example, he's just started construction on a new mansion and will soon have a dozen new jobs available in both the food services and house keeping industries. And if your lucky, he might let you ride in the car elevator.
 
2012-07-26 09:08:49 PM  
Open, Transparent....I've heard this claim before. Now if only he can out-prosecute the amount of whistleblowers Obama's kept safe in a jail cell, he gets a prize!
 
2012-07-26 09:09:20 PM  

Fart_Machine: I Browse: Black guy here. I'm going to give Romney the benefit of the doubt on this one. Whatever his motivation was for releasing this ad (appeasing moderates or courting black voters), it's refreshing to see that a republican nominee hasn't completely written off an entire voting bloc like they usually do.

Will this ad persuade more black people to vote for Romney? Doubtful, because most blacks are solidly democrat. But if the GOP is ever going to make any inroads with black voters, it has to start somewhere. And ads like this (as well as his speech to the NAACP) shows that he's at least willing to try. I applaud him for that, even if I disagree with his politics (which I do).

The reality is...there are a lot of black people who are receptive to some conservative values (both social and fiscal). But republicans rarely try to appeal to black voters, particularly young black voters (who are not as tethered to the democrats as older generations were). If more republicans tried to find common ground with black voters, maybe those lopsided electoral percentages might shift over time. And I say that's a good thing, even as a liberal. The democrats should not be the only game in town for black voters, just like the GOP shouldn't be the only option for evangelicals.

/probably wishful thinking, I know

Speaking in front of the NAACP then saying they want "more free stuff" probably wasn't the best way to do it.


Ya, that had to be one of the biggest gaffs so far. I'm not sure why the Dems aren't playing that sound bite all over the airwaves?
 
2012-07-26 09:16:31 PM  

netizencain: The crowd applauded throughout most of his speech and only really boo'd when it came to health care. The media loved the booing, so that's what made the news... not the clapping.


yeah. this. it was a generally very positive response. The fact that all people know about is the booing shows how ridiculous our news cycle is. The only thing booed in the whole speech was the term "obamacare".
 
2012-07-26 09:16:33 PM  

I Browse: Black guy here. I'm going to give Romney the benefit of the doubt on this one. Whatever his motivation was for releasing this ad (appeasing moderates or courting black voters), it's refreshing to see that a republican nominee hasn't completely written off an entire voting bloc like they usually do.

Will this ad persuade more black people to vote for Romney? Doubtful, because most blacks are solidly democrat. But if the GOP is ever going to make any inroads with black voters, it has to start somewhere. And ads like this (as well as his speech to the NAACP) shows that he's at least willing to try. I applaud him for that, even if I disagree with his politics (which I do).

The reality is...there are a lot of black people who are receptive to some conservative values (both social and fiscal). But republicans rarely try to appeal to black voters, particularly young black voters (who are not as tethered to the democrats as older generations were). If more republicans tried to find common ground with black voters, maybe those lopsided electoral percentages might shift over time. And I say that's a good thing, even as a liberal. The democrats should not be the only game in town for black voters, just like the GOP shouldn't be the only option for evangelicals.

/probably wishful thinking, I know



Uh, I'd rather the outreach start with a Republican who actually isn't a lying douche. Unfortunately the way the GOP is conducting themselves these days it will be a long time coming.
 
2012-07-26 09:18:08 PM  
See how all these planted negroes love me!
 
2012-07-26 09:18:26 PM  

raanne: netizencain: The crowd applauded throughout most of his speech and only really boo'd when it came to health care. The media loved the booing, so that's what made the news... not the clapping.

yeah. this. it was a generally very positive response. The fact that all people know about is the booing shows how ridiculous our news cycle is. The only thing booed in the whole speech was the term "obamacare".


Ya, the speech itself was for the most part uneventful. The best part was afterwards when Romney implied that Black people just want free stuff from the government. Why doesn't Mitt include that in his add?
 
2012-07-26 09:19:17 PM  

adiabat: That's one way to describe his 'whiteness'.



25.media.tumblr.com

Larry is not white, Larry is clear.
 
2012-07-26 09:21:40 PM  

Pincy: Fart_Machine: I Browse: Black guy here. I'm going to give Romney the benefit of the doubt on this one. Whatever his motivation was for releasing this ad (appeasing moderates or courting black voters), it's refreshing to see that a republican nominee hasn't completely written off an entire voting bloc like they usually do.

Will this ad persuade more black people to vote for Romney? Doubtful, because most blacks are solidly democrat. But if the GOP is ever going to make any inroads with black voters, it has to start somewhere. And ads like this (as well as his speech to the NAACP) shows that he's at least willing to try. I applaud him for that, even if I disagree with his politics (which I do).

The reality is...there are a lot of black people who are receptive to some conservative values (both social and fiscal). But republicans rarely try to appeal to black voters, particularly young black voters (who are not as tethered to the democrats as older generations were). If more republicans tried to find common ground with black voters, maybe those lopsided electoral percentages might shift over time. And I say that's a good thing, even as a liberal. The democrats should not be the only game in town for black voters, just like the GOP shouldn't be the only option for evangelicals.

/probably wishful thinking, I know

Speaking in front of the NAACP then saying they want "more free stuff" probably wasn't the best way to do it.

Ya, that had to be one of the biggest gaffs so far. I'm not sure why the Dems aren't playing that sound bite all over the airwaves?


They're probably waiting for a TV show with high enough ratings so that people who get their news exclusively from TV would pay attention to the spot itself rather than the liberal media's fair and balanced analysis of the spot.

Oh, look, the Olympics are about to start!
 
2012-07-26 09:23:31 PM  

Pincy: Ya, the speech itself was for the most part uneventful. The best part was afterwards when Romney implied that Black people just want free stuff from the government. Why doesn't Mitt include that in his add?


yeah. Mitt is a mess. I don't know why he is putting out an ad like that after his "free stuff" comment. But the fact that people don't even realize that there was more clapping than boos, and seem to think this is doctored, shows how much our news doesn't cover. I mean hell - I heard about it on NPR and they played way more cheering than boos in their coverage, and NPR isn't exactly known to lean towards the GOP.
 
2012-07-26 09:29:38 PM  

raanne: Pincy: Ya, the speech itself was for the most part uneventful. The best part was afterwards when Romney implied that Black people just want free stuff from the government. Why doesn't Mitt include that in his add?

yeah. Mitt is a mess. I don't know why he is putting out an ad like that after his "free stuff" comment. But the fact that people don't even realize that there was more clapping than boos, and seem to think this is doctored, shows how much our news doesn't cover. I mean hell - I heard about it on NPR and they played way more cheering than boos in their coverage, and NPR isn't exactly known to lean towards the GOP.


NPR also bends over backwards not to appear one sided.
 
2012-07-26 09:30:22 PM  

raanne: Pincy: Ya, the speech itself was for the most part uneventful. The best part was afterwards when Romney implied that Black people just want free stuff from the government. Why doesn't Mitt include that in his add?

yeah. Mitt is a mess. I don't know why he is putting out an ad like that after his "free stuff" comment. But the fact that people don't even realize that there was more clapping than boos, and seem to think this is doctored, shows how much our news doesn't cover. I mean hell - I heard about it on NPR and they played way more cheering than boos in their coverage, and NPR isn't exactly known to lean towards the GOP.


Really? They are exceedingly fair to both sides, even when the right-winger is crazyinsanedangerous.
 
2012-07-26 09:33:01 PM  
So, now we know. Mitt Romney is an exploitative liar. Got it. Thanks for the helpful video, there, Mitt.

Seriously, who in the hell is running Romney's campaign? It's not like folks can't go to YouTube and, in less than a minute, watch the video of his entire presentation as it was recorded by the NAACP. He received polite applause and more than a few boos.

To then doctor the video so as to make it sound as though he received "thunderous applause" and drop out the boos, well, that's lying. There's really not much else to say about that. I'm looking forward to the NAACP's reaction to Romney's latest exploitative attempt. It'll probably have something to do with his Anglo-Saxon heritage.
 
2012-07-26 09:34:11 PM  
Is there anyone who can provide raw footage of Romney's speech proving that he was generally well received by the audience at the NAACP and not just repeat a Murdoch-based talking-point?
 
2012-07-26 09:36:06 PM  

raanne: Pincy: Ya, the speech itself was for the most part uneventful. The best part was afterwards when Romney implied that Black people just want free stuff from the government. Why doesn't Mitt include that in his add?

yeah. Mitt is a mess. I don't know why he is putting out an ad like that after his "free stuff" comment. But the fact that people don't even realize that there was more clapping than boos, and seem to think this is doctored, shows how much our news doesn't cover. I mean hell - I heard about it on NPR and they played way more cheering than boos in their coverage, and NPR isn't exactly known to lean towards the GOP.


I don't know why it would be surprising to anyone that an African American audience is capable of being a polite and respectful audience to a Presidential candidate. Despite the lemming mentality that some on the right assume they have, my black friends (Oooh! Yes I went there! I have them!) are all politically engaged and interested, and do not blindly love everything Obama has done. My black girlfriends and I, government employees who must respect The Hatch Act, quietly discuss politics quite often at work when nobody is around to overhear. The GOP are fools to discount the African American vote.
 
2012-07-26 09:38:10 PM  

Eddie_Dean_NY: Is there anyone who can provide raw footage of Romney's speech proving that he was generally well received by the audience at the NAACP and not just repeat a Murdoch-based talking-point?


They were cordial just as they were with McCain back in 2008.
 
2012-07-26 09:42:31 PM  

Eddie_Dean_NY: Is there anyone who can provide raw footage of Romney's speech proving that he was generally well received by the audience at the NAACP and not just repeat a Murdoch-based talking-point?


Well, there's the post right above yours which has the entire--

Eddie_Dean_NY: generally well received by the audience at the NAACP



Oh.


Um.... never mind, then.
 
2012-07-26 09:44:43 PM  

freetomato: I don't know why it would be surprising to anyone that an African American audience is capable of being a polite and respectful audience to a Presidential candidate. Despite the lemming mentality that some on the right assume they have, my black friends (Oooh! Yes I went there! I have them!) are all politically engaged and interested, and do not blindly love everything Obama has done. My black girlfriends and I, government employees who must respect The Hatch Act, quietly discuss politics quite often at work when nobody is around to overhear. The GOP are fools to discount the African American vote.


agreed. Its two sides of the same coin. The Democrats are fools to assume the AA vote as well. The assumption of a lemming mentality unfortunately isn't exclusive to one political party. That being said, the GOP is much more vocal about it (or at least has a very very vocal minority). Its a self-fulfilling prophesy. As long as the "Black Vote" is majority Democratic, the GOP will be derisive and vocal about their assumptions, which will in turn mean that it will be very unlikely that they will gain any votes from that demographic.
 
2012-07-26 09:45:45 PM  

Fart_Machine:

Speaking in front of the NAACP then saying they want "more free stuff" probably wasn't the best way to do it.


Yeah, that was a stupid thing to say. And as I said, Mitt is not going to be the one to shift the racial electorate. But since he is the GOP nominee, any outreach he does toward black voters does carry some significance.
 
2012-07-26 09:46:52 PM  

TV's Vinnie: See how all these planted negroes darkies love me!


FTFY
 
2012-07-26 09:57:19 PM  

Somacandra: netizencain: The crowd applauded golf-clapped politely throughout most of his speech

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FTFE.

Let's not whitewash history so soon, shall we?


Lady in the last picture tweets:

"at NAACP conference sitting next to white guy lol"

"@ladyinsecondrow pics or it didn't happen"

"lol!! http://instagram.co/lawlz"
 
2012-07-26 10:03:41 PM  

King Something: Eddie_Dean_NY: Is there anyone who can provide raw footage of Romney's speech proving that he was generally well received by the audience at the NAACP and not just repeat a Murdoch-based talking-point?

Well, there's the post right above yours which has the entire--

Eddie_Dean_NY: generally well received by the audience at the NAACP


Oh.


Um.... never mind, then.


Yeah...that's kinda how I remember seeing it...

Women, farmers, blue-collar workers, African-Americans, Hispanics, veterans, LGBTs, environmentalists, the middle class, the lower class, college students, the scientific community, people under 35, and people over 65 shouldn't necessarily vote knee-jerk Democrat per-se...but voting for anyone from the GOP just seems to be an exercise in self-loathing for anyone from those groups at this point.
 
2012-07-26 10:04:37 PM  

Elandriel: This is awfully brazen, even for this jackass.


It seems like this campaign is all about setting a new standard for mandacity.
 
2012-07-26 10:29:59 PM  

Zulu_as_Kono: Elandriel: This is awfully brazen, even for this jackass.

It seems like this campaign is all about setting a new standard for mandacity.


I like to learn a new word every day if possible.

I've learned the meaning of "mendacity" (sp aside - thanks - tiepoes happen). I'd like to try to drop it into a sentence as soon as possible. Off the top of my head, I know two friends that will immediately understand the word most likely - slovenly, overpaid school teachers, and more that will look at me all confused-like (but I love them anyway). Perhaps I'll use "artifice" or "chicanery" on them, instead.
 
2012-07-26 11:59:58 PM  
img857.imageshack.us
 
2012-07-27 12:01:38 AM  
Black people for Romney: Teabiggers?
 
2012-07-27 12:20:41 AM  

Klom Dark: Black people for Romney: Teabiggers?


Tiggers?
Miggers?
Reverse-slaves?

Howabout just assholes.
 
2012-07-27 01:49:37 AM  
I'm just baffled at the chutzpah Romney demonstrates with this ad - he implies an NAACP endorsement, when in fact the NAACP has already publicly stated that most of his platform is at odds with the NAACP's platform:

"We are pleased that Governor Romney addressed our convention today," said NAACP Chairman Roslyn M. Brock in a statement following the speech. "This morning Governor Romney laid out his policy agenda for this nation. Unfortunately, much of his agenda is at odds with what the NAACP stands for - whether the issue is equal access to affordable health care, reforming our education system or the path forward on marriage equality. We appreciate that he was courageous and took the opportunity to speak with us directly."

They thanked him for showing up - a gutsy act, and appreciated given the snubbing Dubya handed them repeatedly during his administration - but basically said "thanks, but no thanks."

To then use that presentation, and only the bits that he thought made him look good, to imply their support is not just ludicrous, but dishonest.

Who in the hell would vote for this guy, other than the "anyone but Obama" crowd?
 
2012-07-27 01:51:18 AM  

Steezy: Somacandra: netizencain: The crowd applauded golf-clapped politely throughout most of his speech

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 550x344]

[colorlines.com image 640x427]

[media.victoriaadvocate.com image 800x533]

FTFE.

Let's not whitewash history so soon, shall we?

Lady in the last picture tweets:

"at NAACP conference sitting next to white guy lol"

"@ladyinsecondrow pics or it didn't happen"

"lol!! http://instagram.co/lawlz"


You do know Joe Biden's a lifetime member of the NAACP (and was received a hell of a lot better than Romney), right? Lots of white guys in the NAACP.
 
2012-07-27 02:50:29 AM  

soy_bomb: NateGrey: soy_bomb: Obama would have had a campaign ad with his speech to the NAACP but he was too busy to attend.
/But if Anna Wintour calls, Barack will be right over...
Who is that?
Can you explain for the non ring wing nut job amongst us.

I guess you didn't donate your $3 to Barack.


[link goes to fundraising event ad]

So... sometimes there are scheduling conflicts, and other times there aren't?

Your point seems unmade.
 
2012-07-27 02:57:41 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Vodka Zombie: Strange that he'd even try to pull this off considering how his reception at the NAACP was splattered across the MSM for a couple of weeks not too long ago.

It's as if they don't realize that we can pull up the actual speech from archives and compare the two.


These are the same people that can look at a speech of GWB stating he doesn't know where bin Laden is, and doesn't care, and then give him all the credit for his death in their very next breath.

You can not reason with people who are unreasonable.
 
2012-07-27 03:12:52 AM  
So he's suppose to focus on the one bit liberals want to focus on instead of the end of the speech where they... Did give him a round of applause?
 
2012-07-27 06:53:37 AM  
What did Obama say in his speech at the NAACP convention?

LOL, that's right, he wouldn't go there.
 
2012-07-27 08:14:17 AM  

shotglasss: What did Obama say in his speech at the NAACP convention?

LOL, that's right, he wouldn't go there.


Farking scheduling conflicts, how do they work?
 
2012-07-27 08:36:03 AM  

bloobeary: Didn't watch it. Did they actually cut in footage of a crowd cheering, or just dub the cheers over the existing footage of the audience looking at Romney like he had a Boehner sticking out of his forehead?

The Daily Show are gonna love this one.


It's worse than you think. Bunches of scowling black people while Romney talks. I thin k there's one shot where a black guys hands actually come together in a clapping motion.

I don't envy the intern whose job it was to splice all the footage from that speech to make it look like it wasn't a trainwreck.
 
2012-07-27 11:36:38 AM  

shotglasss: What did Obama say in his speech at the NAACP convention?

LOL, that's right, he wouldn't go there.


It's great how offended you are on behalf them.
 
2012-07-27 06:25:54 PM  

shotglasss: What did Obama say in his speech at the NAACP convention?

LOL, that's right, he wouldn't go there.


OBAMA HATES BLACK PEOPLE!
 
2012-07-27 08:36:14 PM  
Has anyone mentioned that fact that Rmoney is so white that he IS transparent?
Thought I'd let everyone know that. Thanks.
/makes David Hyde-Pierce look black
 
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