first open heart surgery in these divided states of America, some 119 years ago.
Doctor, that was truly field Negro behavior.
So anyway, now we understand a little more about the mindset of the folks who want to restrict the rights of those of us in the 99% when it comes to voting.
Gotta love those republican snobs.
ThinkProgress flagged an LA Times report in which donors en route to a $25,000-per-head Mitt Romney fundraiser in the Hamptons hold forth on the cognitive weaknesses of “lower-income people” (which, given the amount of the donations involved, would seem to include everybody but them).
The money quote, however, demonstrates the central flaw in Republican “thinking” about the economy.
A New York City donor a few cars back, who also would not give her name, said Romney needed to do a better job connecting. “I don’t think the common person is getting it,” she said from the passenger seat of a Range Rover stamped with East Hampton beach permits. “Nobody understands why Obama is hurting them.
“We’ve got the message,” she added. “But my college kid, the baby sitters, the nails ladies — everybody who’s got the right to vote — they don’t understand what’s going on. I just think if you’re lower income — one, you’re not as educated, two, they don’t understand how it works, they don’t understand how the systems work, they don’t understand the impact.” [Source]
Yeah, I know, maybe we should bring back the poll taxes.
Finally, I am looking forward to Flipper's speech to the NAACP.(O, you might want to reconsider your decision not to attend.) Apparently, when it comes to civil rights, this apple falls far from the tree. Still, I am sure that Mitt will have some interesting things to say. Like for instance, some of his best friends are black. (Sorry, I couldn't resist)
Everyone is giving Mitt advice on how he should handle his speech to a house full of Negroes. Touré thinks that he should talk about things like the unemployment rate among blacks and the education gap. That's all true, but the problem is that Mitt has no set plan to address any of these issues. Heck he doesn't have a plan to address the overall economy. So how can he address something that he has no plans to fix?
Still, Mitt should do just fine. He will find that those Negroes are quite a polite group, and they will applause right on cue. I just hope that he takes Steve Kornacki's advice and stay away from the "you people" references.