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Video: Romney booed at NAACP for pledging to repeal ObamaCare
Hotair ^ | 07/11/2012 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 07/11/2012 9:55:50 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Give Mitt Romney a lot of credit, first for agreeing to appear at the NAACP convention at all. Barack Obama won't make an appearance this year; he's sending Joe Biden instead. Romney had decided to focus on the economy, but part of that focus dealt with eliminating expensive and wasteful government spending --- including ObamaCare, which he pledged again to repeal. The result? A cascade of boos:

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“I will eliminate expensive non-essential programs like Obamacare, and I will work to reform and save Medicare and Social Security, in part by means-testing their benefits,” Romney said, according to prepared remarks.

The crowd was not amused.

Romney got light applause from the crowd when the promised to “defend traditional marriage,” a position that put him at odds with both President Obama and the NAACP.

We can see a smile break out on Romney’s face, and for good reason. This gives him all sorts of instant credibility on the Right and in the middle. The middle will be pleased to see that Romney went to the convention at all, in the face of overt hostility, plus the NAACP audience comes across as a bit immature. The Right has doubted Romney’s commitment to repealing ObamaCare at times, but this shows that Romney is willing to repeat that pledge anywhere, even when it’s guaranteed to turn the audience against him.

So now, the focus should shift to Obama. Will he defend his flip-flop on gay marriage at Focus on the Family? His changing tax positions at the Chamber of Commerce? Obamanomics at an Americans for Prosperity convention?

Ok, President Obama. Romney went into NAACP lion’s den. When will YOU venture outside your bubble? cc @davidaxelrod @messina2012

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) July 11, 2012

I’d guess … no.

Update: Credit where it’s due — the NAACP convention audience gave Romney a standing ovation at the end.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: naacp; obamacare; romney

1 posted on 07/11/2012 9:55:58 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

He received a standing O at the end of the speech. Not that it matters.


2 posted on 07/11/2012 9:58:46 AM PDT by Bruinator ("For socialism is not merely the labour question, it is before all things an atheistic question")
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To: SeekAndFind

But I just heard Rush say that Romney got a standing Ovation at the end of his speech.


3 posted on 07/11/2012 10:00:11 AM PDT by native texan (I love Texas)
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To: SeekAndFind

Why pander to a group who you won’t get 5% of their vote?

Pray for America


4 posted on 07/11/2012 10:01:48 AM PDT by bray (If you vote for a Communist, what's that make you?)
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To: SeekAndFind

“...plus the NAACP audience comes across as a bit immature.”

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Not just immature, but stupid and ignorant as is the case for ANYONE who would vote in this country for someone like Obama — specifically just because he is (part) black.

I wonder if they realize what they look like to caring, patriotic Americans?


5 posted on 07/11/2012 10:03:22 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: SeekAndFind

Courageous to even show up there.
Like Holder showing up at a NRA convention.


6 posted on 07/11/2012 10:06:45 AM PDT by cruise_missile
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To: SeekAndFind

Does anyone believe that black Americans will ever vote for sanity and economic recovery? They vote for racist reasons and nothing about the facts will change their minds.
I give Romney credit for showing up and honestly presenting his views on Obamacare. I’d like to see Obama show up at a Tea Party meeting - never happen...


7 posted on 07/11/2012 10:06:57 AM PDT by Rockiette (Democrats are not intelligent)
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To: cruise_missile
Like Holder showing up at a NRA convention.

I'm sure the NRA crowd would be much more respectful towards Holder than the NAA(L)CP was to Romney.

8 posted on 07/11/2012 10:09:08 AM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: SeekAndFind
Romney booed by the NAALCP?
Boy! No one expected that!
(I betcha)
9 posted on 07/11/2012 10:09:59 AM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: SeekAndFind

The rest of the story:

http://www.nationalreview.com/campaign-spot/308480/mitt-romneys-surprisingly-strong-appearance-naacp


10 posted on 07/11/2012 10:11:11 AM PDT by Jedidah
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To: bray

Romney is willing to go behind enemy lines and say what he really believes.

Also? Romney gets free media doing this.

Not a bad move at all.


11 posted on 07/11/2012 10:12:20 AM PDT by Kansas58
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To: bray

I don’t think it’s Pandering when you get booed by the group. I didn’t read Romney’s complete speach, but from what I gathered, he did a decent job. Will it flip the black vote? Doubtful. Will it flip a small amount? Maybe.


12 posted on 07/11/2012 10:14:24 AM PDT by justice14 ("stand up defend or lay down and die")
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To: SeekAndFind

“in part by means-testing their benefits,”

Traitorous bastard


13 posted on 07/11/2012 10:15:40 AM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion ("I'm comfortable with a Romney win." - Pres. Jimmy Carter)
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To: SeekAndFind

Overlooked in all this.. White people are also colored..


14 posted on 07/11/2012 10:18:12 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Kansas58

I’ll have to listen to the speach, but from the quotes it sounds like he didn’t pander to the audience on Obamacare. So I’d agree, good move on his part and I respect it.

The only one-up would be a plea to the audience to help do away with the racist CBC. Or at least ask that the bigots be replaced and that an IQ above room temperature be required for the caucus. But hey, one step at a time.


15 posted on 07/11/2012 10:18:27 AM PDT by Made In The USA (Can we cut the BS and just say it like it is?)
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To: Kansas58

Meanwhile, think about the reaction if candidate Obama in 2008 had been booed like that while addressing a bunch of white conservatives. The black community would have gone ballistic.


16 posted on 07/11/2012 10:18:37 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Let me know when the brave Obama delivers a speech at a KKK meeting.


17 posted on 07/11/2012 10:18:59 AM PDT by SaxxonWoods (....The days are long, but the years are short.....)
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To: y'all

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18 posted on 07/11/2012 10:24:05 AM PDT by Mycroft Holmes (<= Mash name for HTML Xampp PHP C JavaScript primer. Programming for everyone.)
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To: cruise_missile

I think it’s unwise to show up there. Should he speak to CPUSA? What’s the difference?


19 posted on 07/11/2012 10:25:20 AM PDT by ryan71
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To: bray

Why pander to a group who you won’t get 5% of their vote?


To show what a coward Obama is to not appear at the same conference....we should start calling him Bubble Boy because he will not be publicly confronted!


20 posted on 07/11/2012 10:27:04 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: SeekAndFind; The Looking Spoon

Looking spoon just posted a picture of PaPa Romney that should be posted here too. The more exposure the better.

A picture is worth ....


21 posted on 07/11/2012 10:29:55 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: bray

To prepare his political foes for what will happen when he becomes president. To show the rest of the nations voters that the NAACP is overwhelming in support of Obamacare and socialism.


22 posted on 07/11/2012 10:35:06 AM PDT by orinoco (Orinoco)
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To: SeekAndFind

The NAACP is the antithesis of conservative thought. The louder this crowd boos the candidate the more inclined I am to vote for that candidate.In that sense it is not a bad idea for a candidate who conservatives are distrusting of to speak before the NAACP and have them boo him.Perhaps Romney’s staff should have handed the crowd tomatoes before the speech.


23 posted on 07/11/2012 10:40:03 AM PDT by chuckee
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To: Rockiette
You are right. If Obama raped and murdered his grandmother while high on cocaine
and crack they (those people) would still vote for him.

They (those people) would then blame Whitey for the bloody mess left on
the floor and being political.

24 posted on 07/11/2012 10:47:04 AM PDT by MaxMax
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To: bray
“Why pander to a group who you won’t get 5% of their vote?”

I don't consider this pandering at all.

Aside from that, the likes of sharpy sharpton, shakedown jackson, and calypso louie have maintained their gravy train because no one (or almost nobody) has stood up to the fraud and the lies.

Until I learn different, I will view this as an honest and, yes, respectable attempt to unite the races and thereby the country.

25 posted on 07/11/2012 10:59:57 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone ('We the People' can and will take this country back...starting today.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I definitely give him credit.

I am impressed.


26 posted on 07/11/2012 11:03:10 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I heard the speech.
I was impressed.
He got free press time for this.
Smart


27 posted on 07/11/2012 11:05:11 AM PDT by weston (As far as I'm concerned, it's Christ or nothing!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Maybe La Raza will show him more love.


28 posted on 07/11/2012 11:11:48 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: SeekAndFind

If NAACP members want Obamacare, raise their taxes and let them pay for it.


29 posted on 07/11/2012 11:51:32 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Awwwwwwwwwww, - - - - - the Free Lunch Party wants to keep on getting free stuff for free. So sad - - - .


30 posted on 07/11/2012 12:39:37 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: SeekAndFind

The headline should be “Romney booed by a large group of self avowed racists and Marxist bigots when he called for the repeal of CommieCare”


31 posted on 07/11/2012 12:57:20 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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