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So I attended the Romney rally in Virginia Friday and I'm rather astonished how little this topic has been picked up by, well, anyone. Romney's speech himself was nothing too notable, very short and portraying himself as a centrist. However, the introductory speakers (who got more of a response from the crowd, really) said some...interesting...things. One of the speakers (I believe perhaps Jerry Kilgore or Israel O'Quinn?) condemned not just gay marriage, but homosexuality itself as wrong- mocking those who considered it an "alternative lifestyle" as well as all reproductive rights. This was then followed by a woman who was representative of the Tea Party who ranted of Obama's socialism and concluded the rant by speaking of defeating "Hussein Barack Obama"

I know I have no video or anything, but if anyone could find one, this is certainly worth a look.

It astounds me that the media has failed to pick up on things like this- the failure to notice anything at this rally makes me wonder if perhaps this is a regular thing

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  •  This is how (4+ / 0-)

    He'll govern.  Both Romney and the extreme Right know that if he stands any chance of winning he has to appeal to the center of the Party and not be considered a "severe" Conservative.  I wish there was video of the speakers other than Romney and maybe there is but whoever taped if, if not the media, will probably be a supporter of Romney and those that spoke before him.  

    Never be afraid to voice your opinion and fight for it . Corporations aren't people, they're Republicans (Rev Al Sharpton 10/7/2011)

    by Rosalie907 on Sat Oct 06, 2012 at 11:02:35 PM PDT

  •  Was it Abington VA? (2+ / 0-)
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    Rosalie907, kurt

    Cspan has a clipbut it only has a bit of one of preceding speakers.
    If you go to the end you can see how small and white the crowd was.
    At first I thought that the crowd seemed large and pretty excited about Mitt. But, using barricades they smashed them in close so it didn't look as sparse as it was, unless the camera did a wide pan which cspan's did (yeah! cspan).
    Maybe a local tv station or newspaper would have the whole clip....or possibly the local teabagger group.

  •  Your diary reminded me of a McCain rally in '08 (0+ / 0-)

    in Cincinnati.
    He was introduced by Bill Cunningham a local radio idiot.
    Of Cunningham has his own cable tv show...
    Imagine a coarser more stupified Maury Povich type show.

  •  It's simple. You see, unlike what William Ayers (8+ / 0-)

    did when Barack Obama was 8 years old - what anyone may do or say immediately before, after, in conjunction with or on behalf of Mr. Mitt Willard Romney is of little or no consequence.  In fact, if it does become something of any consequence it's dismissed as liberal MSM bias, Dem-skewed reality, or simply "those are not the words I would have used".

    If that doesn't work they just belittle, demean and laughingly dismiss the person raising the issue and refuse to address it (see: John Sununu, Rudy Giuliani, etc).

    In other words, Honey Baggers don't give a shit.

    CNBC is nothing but "Fox Business" with a larger audience.

    by here4tehbeer on Sat Oct 06, 2012 at 11:18:20 PM PDT

  •  sadly, that's not at all unusual for va. (1+ / 0-)
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    EJP in Maine

    we seem to be cursed with having among the loudest and most ignorant group of republicans/tea partiers. their brains uncluttered by facts, they suffer political tourette's, and just blurt out whatever idiotic thing floating in the cesspool between their ears. the farther SW you get in the commonwealth, the stronger the stupid is

    one positive note though. i had a brief conversation with someone at a party this evening, and he commented about the loss of our civil rights. i asked him specifically what he meant, and he referenced the patriot act. i had to agree with him. he may not support obama, but at least he wasn't fooled into thinking all this only started on jan. 20, 2009. there is hope.

  •  good point. (1+ / 0-)
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    should be followed up on.

    "If we ever needed to vote we sure do need to vote now". Rev. William Barber, If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition" Bernice Johnson Reagon

    by Denise Oliver Velez on Sun Oct 07, 2012 at 02:28:23 AM PDT

  •  This is the end product of Nixon's "Southern (1+ / 0-)
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    Johnny Nucleo

    Strategy" in which the Republican Party pitched their appeal to the basest instincts in the American electorate: overt racism, xenophobia, religious fanaticism, and hatred of anyone who does not share those views.  This is what happens when you make your appeal to that crowd, the Republican clown car primary and a deeply flawed Presidential candidate who will say anything to any crowd just to get elected.  

    And it feels like I'm livin'in the wasteland of the free ~ Iris DeMent, 1996

    by MrJersey on Sun Oct 07, 2012 at 08:54:30 AM PDT

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