“If equal opportunity in America were an accomplished fact,” Romney observed, “black families could send their sons and daughters to public schools that truly offer the hope of a better life. Instead, for generations, the African American community has been waiting and waiting for that promise to be kept.” Then he opened up:
“Our society sends into mediocre schools and expects them to perform with excellence, and that is not fair. . . . The path of inequality often leads to lost opportunity. College, graduate school, and first jobs should be milestones marking the passage from childhood to adulthood. But for too many disadvantaged young people, these goals seem unattainable — and their lives take a tragic turn.”
Romney told his rich pals that people who are “with” Obama “are dependent upon government,” “believe that they are victims,” “believe the government has a responsibility to care for them,” “believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That’s an entitlement.”
Romney, of course, was slurring more than the members of the NAACP. He also insulted retirees, college students, Americans with disabilities and people who work for a living for not much pay.