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Tue Jun 19, 2012, 12:32 PM

Romney to attend NAACP national convention in Houston

Source: Washington Post

Romney to attend NAACP national convention in Houston

News of Romney’s plans to attend the convention, which takes place July 7-12 in Houston, was first reported by April Ryan of American Urban Radio Networks. Romney is scheduled to speak on July 11.

The move makes Romney the latest GOP White House hopeful to attend the annual summit. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) addressed the convention in July 2008; George W. Bush declined an invitation in 2004 but spoke at the 2006 summit.

In his 2008 speech, McCain acknowledged the policy differences between himself and President Obama and told the crowd that “it may be that many of you share his view.”

“But even allowing for disagreement, surely there’s common ground in the principle that government cannot go on forever spending recklessly and incurring debt,” McCain said.

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/election-2012/post/romney-to-attend-naacp-national-convention-in-houston/2012/06/19/gJQAd5LvnV_blog.html

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Reply Romney to attend NAACP national convention in Houston (Original post)
kpete Jun 2012 OP
Ian David Jun 2012 #1
madrchsod Jun 2012 #6
marshall Jun 2012 #20
The Velveteen Ocelot Jun 2012 #2
liberalnationalist Jun 2012 #3
Politicalboi Jun 2012 #4
Jamaal510 Jun 2012 #7
Botany Jun 2012 #5
Quantess Jun 2012 #8
PopYoColla Jun 2012 #9
JohnnyRingo Jun 2012 #16
left on green only Jun 2012 #10
aint_no_life_nowhere Jun 2012 #11
jtuck004 Jun 2012 #12
LibDemAlways Jun 2012 #13
Happydayz Jun 2012 #14
JohnnyRingo Jun 2012 #15
Lucy Goosey Jun 2012 #17
The Velveteen Ocelot Jun 2012 #18
progressivebydesign Jun 2012 #19
KatChatter Jun 2012 #21

Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 12:40 PM

1. Mitt Romney: Who Let The Dogs Out Bling Bling Baby!

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Response to Ian David (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 01:13 PM

6. he has nothing to offer them....

he can`t offer them anything because his base would ape shit over it. poor mittens,pretty soon no one will like him but his 1% fans.

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Response to madrchsod (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 01:35 AM

20. He will probably suck up to the anti marriage equality faction

That is the only wedge he has.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 12:46 PM

2. I'm sure that will go well....

Anybody want to bet when the first racially-obtuse gaffe will occur, and what it will be?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 12:47 PM

3. I hope they laugh him off stage

 

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Response to liberalnationalist (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 01:06 PM

4. They should

That would be so funny. I wonder if The Donald is going with him. Donald is friends with the blacks too ya know. Just ask Montel Williams.

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Response to Politicalboi (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 01:16 PM

7. I must not be black after all, then

because that man is definitely no friend of mine.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 01:11 PM

5. Where the negro people are just the right height

Good luck Mittens talk to them about doughnuts, trees, grits, and
letting the auto industry go bankrupt ...... you'll be a hit no doubt.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 01:16 PM

8. I hope his handlers advise him to loosen up for the black crowd.

Maybe use some hip-hop slang, or do an impromptu rap.
I can't wait!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 01:16 PM

9. Mittens:

"hello everyone, im so glad to be here. I had some watermelon and fried chicken on tha way over here"

this should go over real well....

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Response to PopYoColla (Reply #9)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 03:32 PM

16. LOL!!

I know it's a joke, but the way he's been handling himself lately, that just may be possible.

Someday someone will write a book about this campaign, and how hard it was to keep the Max Headroom candidate on script.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 01:50 PM

10. Me thinks he will probably drag out Mr. 999 to "warm up the crowd".........

before he takes the stage to blow them all away with his aspirations - not. Funny, but I didn't see him kissing any babies this time.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 02:12 PM

11. "I saw my father march with Martin Luther King"

"I had a dream."

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 03:05 PM

12. Unless they all dress as horse handlers, will he know what to say?



I can't think of a single thing it's done that would be of interest to the NAACP except open up crappy jobs at Staples after enriching himself and his friends by plundering of other people's lives and destroying our manufacturing base with junk bonds.

Greedy, lying little bastard.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 03:13 PM

13. He can bring along George Allen to introduce him. Couple of

real crowd pleasers there.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 03:13 PM

14. I bet he will start singing Who let the dogs out.smh

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 03:28 PM

15. I hope he can offer African Americans some guidance while there

Perhaps he can offer advice to beleagured minorities on how to create tax shelters for their investments, or outline the advantages a lower capital gains tax will bring them when they reap the rewards of a strategic sell-off.

Maybe he can regale them with his intimate knowlege of the "touch-tone keypad" at the local Sheetz, and how "amazing" it is that his food is delivered without the assistance of a maitre'd or wait staff. He can speak at length about the good hard work done by the men at his wife's stable and how they'll be the millionaires of tomorrow.

There's just so much he can identify with to the NAACP I don't see what can go wrong until he says those words we all know are right on the tip of his tongue: "Some of my best friends are black".

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 03:42 PM

17. Here's hoping he out-gaffes himself

Does it make me a bad person if I'm actually hoping he will make some horribly insensitive, backwards, cringe-inducing speech? It's not like it would be unprecedented for Mitt to do something like that, after all.

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Response to Lucy Goosey (Reply #17)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 06:33 PM

18. I would not be at all surprised

if he said something about how much he enjoys chitlins and watermelon, then goes off into a "rap" routine for a bit, and peppers his prepared speech about tax reduction with words like "slammin'" or "wack." "I want to restore the principles that made America the powerhouse of the Earth, yo."

What has happened, I think, is that Mittens' handlers have realized that he has absolutely no idea how to communicate with people outside his little circle of filthy rich Mormons and hedge fund managers, so they've told him to pick up on some aspect of the location or culture of his audience. Like, "OK, Mitt, today you'll be speaking to a group of Nebraska farmers. Say something about corn so it looks like you're interested in what they do." But unfortunately Mitt is so tone-deaf from years of isolation in his rich-guy bubble that he is unable to comment on some unfamiliar topic, like corn, in a way that conveys the impression that he can relate to the audience or that he gives a shit about them.

When he speaks to an African-American audience he will feel the need to establish some kind of connection with them, but he doesn't know anything about AA culture other than the stereotypes he's picked up from his rich Republican friends - so whatever comes out of his mouth in his sorry attempt to "connect" is likely to be lame at best, racist at worst, and certainly cringe-inducing.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 01:11 AM

19. I'll never forget that clip of him at an MLK parade...

the worst was walking up to a young girl and saying.. " I like your gloves, they're very pretty." The girl was like "ooookay." They were standard white gloves that every member of a drill team or beauty queen would wear. Romney looked like he was going to pass out from stress being around real people. So awkward.

Please oh please, let him go off the script and be himself... Now that they refuse to let him be around anyone unscripted or around the media anymore, we're losing the true essence of Romney. He's another George Bush without a sense of humor. They're trying to hide who he really is, and how badly he relates to average Americans. Still can't figure out why the republicans want to vote for a guy that doesn't have a job.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 05:23 AM

21. I can see Rmoney now....

 

Thank-you NAACP for inviting me...why I love black people, in fact I love them so much I think everyone should own at least one!

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