Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Folks are saying that you colored folks are rude. Funny, I never heard that said about Joe Wilson. Anyway, you certainly were not rude to Senator John McCain when he visited your convention a few years back. I think that this guy just rubbed you all the wrong way.
Maybe it's what he said: "If you want a president who will make things better in the African American community, you are looking at him."
Flipper, how exactly will you do that? Not when over two million colored folks would experience a tax hike under your plan. Not when you want to cut investments in education and cut Pell Grants. I am sure that the millions of colored folks who would see their college tuition go up wouldn't consider that "better". Not when you want to increase class sizes and cut teachers for urban schools.
And then you told those Negroes that you would repeal Obamacare. Boooooo!
Seven million black folks will get health care thanks to the ACA. I don't believe in booing people, but if I was there I would have probably been tempted to boo you as well.
Anyway, I think Flipper accomplished exactly what he wanted to. He never really planned to reach out to you Negroes. This was his way of convincing the rest of white America---who are not right wingnuts--- that he is capable of talking to Negroes without pandering.
"Well, bravo to Mitt Romney for entering the lion’s den, getting briefly hooted down by a hostile crowd, and keeping your composure.
When Romney announced Wednesday to the NAACP convention his intention to “eliminate every non-essential, expensive program that I can find — and that includes Obamacare,” the crowd lustily booed, a media narrative was firmly established, and Republicans got exactly what they wanted.
Immediately after the completion of Romney’s speech, CNN replayed two moments in which the crowd jeered him. (His claim that it was his candidacy that would most benefit the “African American community” was also met with derision.) It then brought in Democratic strategist Donna Brazile to comment on the crowd’s reaction. She dismissed those who might criticize the booing because the audience was reacting to that “intolerant group of Americans” who oppose Obamacare.
The pundit postmortems have focused on these few moments, of course, and wondered whether the inclusion of the Obamacare line — guaranteed to aggravate the audience — was a deliberate provocation.
As everyone recognizes, a Romney speech to the NAACP will have almost zero impact on the number of African Americans who cast ballots against President Obama, but that wasn’t the point. This seemed to be an appeal to independent white voters, the Romney camp underscoring their man’s willingness to reach across the aisle and, by implication, to show that he isn’t a zealous tea partyer interested in expanding the partisan divide." [Source]
Yes, we all get "the point". I think the folks in Houston kind of knew they were being played as well. Booooo!
*Pic courtesy of Artmaggot