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(National Confidential)   Former McCain and Huntsman campaign strategist claims the Romney campaign is strategically placing groups of minorities in the crowds of his campaign stops. Subby suddenly has an idea for a new drinking game   (nationalconfidential.com) divider line 98
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2012-09-30 03:41:54 PM  
Subby, us fark politico dorks played that all through the Republican national convention.
 
2012-09-30 03:46:34 PM  
www.bobcesca.com
 
2012-09-30 03:48:20 PM  
It's not working.
 
2012-09-30 03:52:41 PM  
Non-story. I think Obama has done the same thing in the past (though very rarely).

The substance of why he has to do it is the real story.
 
2012-09-30 04:01:51 PM  
Non-story. Every PR firm does this for their clients. Universities do this on their press releases. Of course Obam's people manage this as part of image production too. I'm sure Romney does also.
 
2012-09-30 04:02:08 PM  

FishyFred: I think Obama has done the same thing in the past (though very rarely).


Campaigns will of course make sure that those on stage represent a cross section of America. But this article seems to indicate that the Romney campaign is actually placing people in the audience to add diversity. Not sure I've ever heard of that happening.
 
2012-09-30 04:20:48 PM  
But he didn't put any of the audience in blackface, did he? So non-story.
 
2012-09-30 04:25:09 PM  
I would have guessed that this is not an uncommon practice in politics, but I simply don't know for sure.
 
2012-09-30 04:50:13 PM  

FishyFred: Non-story. I think Obama has done the same thing in the past (though very rarely).

The substance of why he has to do it is the real story.


*sigh* I had a good rant saved up for this one, but... you pretty much covered it.
 
2012-09-30 05:10:44 PM  
Nothing really surprising, particularly when you're down badly with minorities in the polls and you're arguing they should support you. It's a Catch-22: you need visible support to get support, so you staff some minorities to your rallies.
 
2012-09-30 05:35:08 PM  
I'm taking this story with several grains of salt, but it wouldn't surprise me in the least.
 
2012-09-30 05:36:13 PM  
I fail to comprehend the strategery of those two black guys at the RNC
 
2012-09-30 05:37:41 PM  
I do usually see one or two minorities behind the speaker at a ROmney event...but one or two.....is that the best they can do? You would think if they were doing this they would put maybe 7-10 back there....maybe they don't want to scare the racists? But then the racists would vote for Romney anyway, since we himself is not black. You could put nothing but non-whites behind him and it would not matter...why by so thrifty?
 
2012-09-30 05:37:49 PM  
Mugato: But he didn't put any of the audience in blackface, did he? So non-story.

No, he decided to lead by example.

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-09-30 05:40:50 PM  

Quagdingo: I do usually see one or two minorities behind the speaker at a ROmney event...but one or two.....is that the best they can do? You would think if they were doing this they would put maybe 7-10 back there....maybe they don't want to scare the racists? But then the racists would vote for Romney anyway, since we himself is not black. You could put nothing but non-whites behind him and it would not matter...why by so thrifty?


It's pretty damn hard to find minorities who support Romney.
 
2012-09-30 05:41:27 PM  
1. Find the black guy.
2. tineye.com
3. ???
4. Prophet
 
2012-09-30 05:41:40 PM  
Quagdingo: ...but one or two.....is that the best they can do? You would think if they were doing this they would put maybe 7-10 back there....maybe they don't want to scare the racists?

perhaps having his background audience comprised of three-fifths minorities would be a reasonable compromise
 
2012-09-30 05:41:55 PM  

GAT_00: Nothing really surprising, particularly when you're down badly with minorities in the polls and you're arguing they should support you. It's a Catch-22: you need visible support to get support, so you staff some minorities to your rallies.


The dark people aren't at GOP events to encourage minority voters. The Republicans know this is their last big whites-only effort.

They're at the events to make white voters feel like they're not part of an entirely whites-only effort.
 
2012-09-30 05:42:09 PM  
Why didn't Ric Romero take credit for this article he wrote?
 
2012-09-30 05:43:42 PM  
Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain. Link
 
2012-09-30 05:43:45 PM  

jaytkay: They're at the events to make white voters feel like they're not part of an entirely whites-only effort.


And jeez that is terribly worded I am hoping someone with better writing skills can explain it better.
 
2012-09-30 05:44:25 PM  
I don't get why people are always saying how the GOP don't like minorities.

Is the 1% not a minority?

Huh, huh? Got ya there, don't I?
 
2012-09-30 05:46:31 PM  

jaytkay: jaytkay: They're at the events to make white voters feel like they're not part of an entirely whites-only effort.

And jeez that is terribly worded I am hoping someone with better writing skills can explain it better.


..I understand what you're saying.
 
2012-09-30 05:47:30 PM  
quatchi: Is the 1% not a minority?

You are technically correct. The best kind of correct.
 
2012-09-30 05:47:57 PM  

jaytkay: GAT_00: Nothing really surprising, particularly when you're down badly with minorities in the polls and you're arguing they should support you. It's a Catch-22: you need visible support to get support, so you staff some minorities to your rallies.

The dark people aren't at GOP events to encourage minority voters. The Republicans know this is their last big whites-only effort.

They're at the events to make white voters feel like they're not part of an entirely whites-only effort.


Further, I don't think this is correct. I understand Romney will receive 48% (!) of the popular vote. The Republican party need not worry about the other part of the country, just the 5-10% there in the middle, get them to believe you're no racist and boom....you've got your power back...
 
2012-09-30 05:49:09 PM  

FishyFred: Non-story. I think Obama has done the same thing in the past (though very rarely).


I'm not so sure about that - you'd think a bunch white pointy hoods cheering for Obama at a Southern rally stop would have been noticed by now...

o_O
 
2012-09-30 05:52:39 PM  

ultraholland: Quagdingo: ...but one or two.....is that the best they can do? You would think if they were doing this they would put maybe 7-10 back there....maybe they don't want to scare the racists?

perhaps having his background audience comprised of three-fifths minorities would be a reasonable compromise


ohyou.jpg
 
2012-09-30 05:55:29 PM  

HighOnCraic: [www.bobcesca.com image 335x245]


This is the updated one:

static.oprah.com
 
2012-09-30 06:03:54 PM  
 
2012-09-30 06:11:36 PM  
Non-story. Obama places intentionally places minorities front and center at every event he attends.
 
2012-09-30 06:12:34 PM  

Summoner101: Non-story. Obama places intentionally places minorities front and center at every event he attends.


Because there is a shortage of minority Obama supporters?
 
2012-09-30 06:12:50 PM  
www.11points.com

/more here
 
2012-09-30 06:15:15 PM  

Local Man: [www.11points.com image 601x380]

/more here


Bricks were shat.
 
2012-09-30 06:15:36 PM  

Summoner101: Non-story. Obama places intentionally places minorities front and center at every event he attends.


FTFM
 
2012-09-30 06:20:01 PM  

jaytkay: GAT_00: Nothing really surprising, particularly when you're down badly with minorities in the polls and you're arguing they should support you. It's a Catch-22: you need visible support to get support, so you staff some minorities to your rallies.

The dark people aren't at GOP events to encourage minority voters. The Republicans know this is their last big whites-only effort.

They're at the events to make white voters feel like they're not part of an entirely whites-only effort.


Nah, the rest will be whites-only. After Arizona, it's hard to imagine that any Hispanic voter will find common-ground with a Republican. The Republicans made that choice easy after they spent two years trying to drum out 'illegals' and then spent two weeks halfheartedly trying to play the same insulting 'they're a-coming for your freedoms' ploy that only works on rednecks.
 
2012-09-30 06:20:23 PM  

Whiskey Pete: Summoner101: Non-story. Obama places intentionally places minorities front and center at every event he attends.

Because there is a shortage of minority Obama supporters?


I think he means the wife & kids.
 
2012-09-30 06:22:56 PM  

Local Man: [www.11points.com image 601x380]

/more here


I don't know what is more shocking. That there's a web-site for this or that I know an example that they missed.
 
2012-09-30 06:46:59 PM  
spikeeskin.com
 
2012-09-30 06:47:15 PM  
Anybody else notice that the row of not-white people strategically located in the front row at the RNC (specifically the day Romney spoke) were from places that can't vote? Like Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands, etc.
 
2012-09-30 06:48:49 PM  

WordyGrrl: Anybody else notice that the row of not-white people strategically located in the front row at the RNC (specifically the day Romney spoke) were from places that can't vote? Like Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands, etc.


That just shows how enthusiastic minorities are for Romney. They couldn't stay away!
 
2012-09-30 06:59:47 PM  

Shakin_Haitian: [spikeeskin.com image 600x474]


no socks with those shoes? wardrobe malfunction!
 
2012-09-30 07:01:05 PM  
Obama does the same thing. Just look for the occasional while male in the $3000 suit or the blonde, blue-eyed Stepford wives.
 
2012-09-30 07:11:46 PM  

Bucky Katt: Shakin_Haitian: [spikeeskin.com image 600x474]

no socks with those shoes? wardrobe malfunction!


He's probably wearing those tiny socks that only go up to the tops of the shoes. I bought some by accident. They annoyed the crap out of me at first - come on, I bought them, of course I'm going to wear them - and now I like them.
 
2012-09-30 07:15:43 PM  

ultraholland: Mugato: But he didn't put any of the audience in blackface, did he? So non-story.

No, he decided to lead by example.

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 320x298]


He looks tired.

/ Where did that "you sound tired" meme even come from?
 
2012-09-30 07:22:45 PM  

Local Man: [www.11points.com image 601x380]

/more here


Those are awesome, more so because they're so badly photoshopped!
 
2012-09-30 07:23:53 PM  
Does this mean Romney is no longer playing the White or Smite strategy with the voters, that he's automatically president, and Obama has to wear women's clothing while cleaning the floors of the Romney-Ryan-Palin White House?
 
2012-09-30 07:23:59 PM  
GranoblasticMan: / Where did that "you sound tired" meme even come from?

my experience is that it was from the Palin threads post-2008 election when she wouldn't drop out of the spotlight. "Doesn't she look tired?" was all you really needed to say.
 
2012-09-30 07:25:39 PM  

ultraholland: GranoblasticMan: / Where did that "you sound tired" meme even come from?

my experience is that it was from the Palin threads post-2008 election when she wouldn't drop out of the spotlight. "Doesn't she look tired?" was all you really needed to say.


I *think* it's originally from a Dr. Who episode.
 
2012-09-30 07:28:39 PM  

GranoblasticMan: ultraholland: Mugato: But he didn't put any of the audience in blackface, did he? So non-story.

No, he decided to lead by example.

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 320x298]

He looks tired.

/ Where did that "you sound tired" meme even come from?


I always thought it was from Doctor Who but I could be wrong.
 
2012-09-30 07:30:51 PM  

St_Francis_P: I *think* it's originally from a Dr. Who episode.


brigid_fitch: I always thought it was from Doctor Who but I could be wrong.


Who?

/ I don't own a television
 
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