Not only did Mitt Romney dog-whistle his own booing, it seems that he has also rigged his NAACP appearance by having additional African-Americans to fly in and populate the NAACP to create a false impression that he had more black support than actually was the case.
The director to the NAACP’s Washington Bureau revealed on Thursday that GOP hopeful Mitt Romney had conservative African Americans “flown in” to the 103rd convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People to make it appear that he had more support than he really did.Furthermore,
On Wednesday night, MSNBC host Ed Schultz asked NAACP Washington Bureau Director Hilary Shelton which “African American leaders” Romney was referring to.Shelton responded, and said that Romney actually brought in African-American Republican politicians
“The campaign actually gave me a list of African American VIPs that they brought in to the NAACP meeting,” Shelton explained. “So, I’m sure those are the one they set down with because, quite frankly, none of the rank-and-file NAACPers met with him.”Schultz got it right:
“He’s talking about African American Republican politicians that were actually brought in — flown in — to the NAACP convention in Houston, Texas to be there for the [candidate] alone he added
“That means that Mitt Romney rigged the crowd to support him there so he could go on TV and say, ‘You know, actually I got a lot of support among African American leaders,’” Schultz noted.And Shelton responded that he agreed.
Watch the interview for yourself on the Ed Schultz Show: