Mitt Romney said after being booed at the NAACP today that he "expected" the strong objection in response to his pledge to repeal President Obama's health care law... Cleaning up in a friendly-territory interview on Fox Business Network, Romney told the Republican-fond host Neil Cavuto, "I think we expected that."Politicians don't write speeches expecting to be booed. They try to word their views in a way to appeal to voters. Mitt Romney didn't write his speech to appeal to African Americans. He intentionally wrote it to be booed by blacks in order to appeal to the racists in his base.
Avis Jones-DeWeever, the executive director of the National Council of Negro Women, said Romney had accomplished a "calculated political ploy" by signaling to conservatives that he's willing to tell backers of the health law that he wants to cut it.This was a racist political stunt designed by a racist political operation that consistently demonizes Obama as incapable of understanding "the real America."
"That was like a victory lap on Fox News," she said. "That was exactly what he went there intending to do."
Critics in Obama's camp charged immediately after the speech that Romney planned to be booed in an effort to charge up Republican voters.
"I believe he included that part of the speech intentionally," Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said. "And I think the audience responded appropriately."
Reed, on a conference call organized by the Democratic National Committee after Romney's speech, accused Romney of staging a "political stunt" that was aimed more at Republicans who weren't in the room.
"He wasn't speaking to the NAACP audience at all," Reed said. "To his base it will make him look strong, but he never stands up to anybody else."
African Americans see right through it and are calling it out for what it is. Romney has admitted that he planned to be booed. Case closed.
3:17 PM PT: Nobody has any excuse for buying into the nonsense that Romney was just delivering his standard speech. There is no such thing. Romney tailors his speeches to the audience, leaving out controversial topics and rhetoric, as he did with Latinos: http://www.rollcall.com/... ----- The fact is, he wasn't talking to the African Americans he knows he has no chance of winning over, he was talking to his racist base. End of story.