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Romney Receives Standing Ovation for Straight Talk at NAACP Convention
Townhall.com ^ | July 11, 2012 | Katie Pavlich

Posted on 07/11/2012 2:02:47 PM PDT by Kaslin

GOP Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney just wrapped up his speech to the NAACP convention in Houston, focusing mostly on the economy and education reform. Right out of the gate, Romney received laughs from the crowd after cracking a joke about President Obama.

“I appreciate the chance to speak first – even before Vice President Biden gets his turn tomorrow. I just hope the Obama campaign won’t think you’re playing favorites."

Romney framed his speech in general economic terms and tailored parts of it specifically to the African-American community. He focused on the family and defended traditional marriage, which received applause. President Obama supports same-sex marriage.

“If equal opportunity in America were an accomplished fact, 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. Today, black children are 17 percent of students nationwide – but they are 42 percent of the students in our worst-performing schools. Our society sends them into mediocre schools and expects them to perform with excellence, and that is not fair. Frederick Douglass observed that, “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” Yet, instead of preparing these children for life, too many schools set them up for failure. Everyone in this room knows that we owe them better than that.

“I’m hopeful that together we can set a new direction in federal policy, starting where many of our problems do – with the family. A study from the Brookings Institution has shown that for those who graduate from high school, get a full-time job, and wait until 21 before they marry and then have their first child, the probability of being poor is two percent. And if those factors are absent, the probability of being poor is 76 percent.

"Here at the NAACP, you understand the deep and lasting difference the family makes. Your former executive director, Dr. Benjamin Hooks, had it exactly right. The family, he said, “remains the bulwark and the mainstay of the black community. That great truth must not be overlooked.”

"Any policy that lifts up and honors the family is going to be good for the country, and that must be our goal. As President, I will promote strong families – and I will defend traditional marriage."

"As you may have heard from my opponent, I am also a believer in the free-enterprise system. I believe it can bring change where so many well-meaning government programs have failed. I’ve never heard anyone look around an impoverished neighborhood and say, “You know, there’s too much free enterprise around here. Too many shops, too many jobs, too many people putting money in the bank.”

What you hear, of course, is how do we bring in jobs? How do we make good, honest employers want to move in and stay? And with the shape this economy is in, we’re asking that more than ever.

Free enterprise is still the greatest force for upward mobility, economic security, and the expansion of the middle class. We have seen in recent years what it’s like to have less free enterprise. As President, I will show the good things that can happen when we have more – more business activity, more jobs, more opportunity, more paychecks, more savings accounts.

Romney also addressed the importance of being at the NAACP convention, despite 95 percent of blacks voting for Obama in 2008.

“With 90 percent of African-Americans voting for Democrats, some of you may wonder why a Republican would bother to campaign in the African American community, and to address the NAACP. Of course, one reason is that I hope to represent all Americans, of every race, creed or sexual orientation, from the poorest to the richest and everyone in between.

But there is another reason: I believe that if you understood who I truly am in my heart, and if it were possible to fully communicate what I believe is in the real, enduring best interest of African American families, you would vote for me for president. I want you to know that if I did not believe that my policies and my leadership would help families of color -- and families of any color -- more than the policies and leadership of President Obama, I would not be running for president,” Romney said. “I am running for president because I know that my policies and vision will help hundreds of millions of middle class Americans of all races, will lift people from poverty, and will help prevent people from becoming poor. My campaign is about helping the people who need help. The course the President has set has not done that – and will not do that. My course will.”

Romney also offered the audience new information he hasn’t publicly touted, his father George Romney, was a strong supporter of the Civil Rights movement.

Yet always, in both parties, there have been men and women of integrity, decency, and humility who called injustice by its name. For every one of us a particular person comes to mind, someone who set a standard of conduct and made us better by their example. For me, that man is my father, George Romney.

It wasn’t just that my Dad helped write the civil rights provision for the Michigan Constitution, though he did. It wasn’t just that he helped create Michigan’s first civil rights commission, or that as governor he marched for civil rights in Detroit – though he did those things, too.

More than these public acts, it was the kind of man he was, and the way he dealt with every person, black or white. He was a man of the fairest instincts, and a man of faith who knew that every person was a child of God.

Romney’s speech made it clear he wasn't at the NAACP convention to pander or preach at the audience. He simply presented a slew of facts and straight talk. Some topics he touched on, like repealing ObamaCare, received boos, but overall Romney received applause throughout his speech and it was reported by NBC that many in the audience gave Romney standing applause at the end of his remarks. It was clear he had a positive impact although the media will choose to focus only on the opposition to his remarks.

Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Cleaver said Romney should not have criticized President Obama in front of a black audience but dispproved of audience booing.

You can watch the entire speech here.


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KEYWORDS: blackvote; booed; katiepavlich; naacp; romney2012; romneynaacp
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1 posted on 07/11/2012 2:02:51 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

In the interest of keeping things even-handed, will Obama appear before the Ku Klux Klan?


2 posted on 07/11/2012 2:10:01 PM PDT by Kenton
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To: Kaslin

“Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Cleaver said Romney should not have criticized President Obama in front of a black audience...”

So Obama should not criticize Romney in front of a white audience?


3 posted on 07/11/2012 2:12:41 PM PDT by chuckee
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To: Kaslin

Despite this effort I would expect 96% of the blacks who turn out to vote for Obama in November. In about 50 years, when back leaders look back on this behavior, this lock-step allegiance to the Democratic Party, they will realize what a foolish thing it was. If they only voted even 55-45, they would get much more meaningful response from their government. The Hispanic voting block will have completely eaten their lunch by that time. Save a chapter in “Greatest Ongoing Political Blunders in History” for this blind commitment.


4 posted on 07/11/2012 2:12:56 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: Kaslin
...those who graduate from high school, get a full-time job, and wait until 21 before they marry and then have their first child, the probability of being poor is two percent. And if those factors are absent, the probability of being poor is 76 percent...

I love the statement. It reaches the audience; and, it's the polar opposite from what they hear from Mister Obama, "black leaders", and the Dems.

And, it's an easy connection of dots to realize that (sadly) the Dems seem to want to keep black folks on a "poverty plantation".

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5 posted on 07/11/2012 2:15:53 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Kenton
will Obama appear before the Ku Klux Klan

No, he'll send MooseChelle to another Nascar race LOL

http://www.politico.com/blogs/click/1111/Some_NASCAR_fans_boo_Michelle_Obama.html

6 posted on 07/11/2012 2:18:04 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Kaslin

Why is Romney pandering to the largest group of big government socialist wankers in this nation?

That’s a bad sign when the coservative candidate is out pandering to socialist voters. Not sure where that’s gonna lead.


7 posted on 07/11/2012 2:19:12 PM PDT by CaptainKrunch (Freedom is what's fair.)
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To: Wally_Kalbacken

Mittens did well today. I give him a ton of credit for going into the vipers’ den and telling them the truth without pandering to the lowest common denominator.


8 posted on 07/11/2012 2:19:42 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: CaptainKrunch

I watched his speech and it was not pandering at all.

It was sober, mature, serious, and well delivered.


9 posted on 07/11/2012 2:25:20 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Kenton

Why would he need to campaign to a Democrat institution?

They’ll either hold their noses and vote for him because he’s the Democrat, or refuse to because he’s a n


10 posted on 07/11/2012 2:26:10 PM PDT by ExGeeEye (Romney Sucks. Mutiny Now,!)
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To: GlockThe Vote

He does deserve credit for it


11 posted on 07/11/2012 2:26:21 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kenton
will Obama appear before the Ku Klux Klan?

Why not? They're democRATs. And he's half WHITE.

12 posted on 07/11/2012 2:27:35 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: CaptainKrunch

Don’t you see it, he would have been called a racist had he not gone


13 posted on 07/11/2012 2:27:40 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kenton
In the interest of keeping things even-handed, will Obama appear before the Ku Klux Klan?

Yep, he can tell them it's his white-half.
14 posted on 07/11/2012 2:29:59 PM PDT by ForAmerica (Texas Conservative Christian Black Man!)
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To: CaptainKrunch

“...Why is Romney pandering to the...”

Because they vote.

And every vote we can take away from the commie assh*les is one less vote they get.

Pretty much sums it up.


15 posted on 07/11/2012 2:30:53 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: GlockThe Vote
"I give him a ton of credit for going into the vipers’ den and telling them the truth without pandering to the lowest common denominator."

Mittens: If equal opportunity in America were an accomplished fact, 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.

Actually, I would consider that major pandering to "African" Americans.  Pandering to their lack of personal repsonsiblity.  The old "It's someone elses fault". 

Who's fault is it really?  Capitalist crackers living in ivory towers?

16 posted on 07/11/2012 2:31:28 PM PDT by CaptainKrunch (Freedom is what's fair.)
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To: Kaslin

Romney’s move showed strength today and exposed some of those clowns for thwat they are, but he also exposed the communist left for being the race baiters they are w their fake suck up accents like obama, biden, hillary, and the rest of thugs use.


17 posted on 07/11/2012 2:31:41 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Kaslin

The only thing I have taken away from Romney going to the NAACP is that the only person that came off as an adult was Romney.

I have NEVER been a big Romney fan and at first I thought that what he was doing by speaking in front of these people was a mistake. I was wrong about that. Romney pulled no punches and on top of that he was able to make some of these people show their true colors. Yea, pun intended.

At the end of the day the president is the president of everyone. Obama or whatever that fakes real name is does not care about that. The only thing I can see that he cares about is destroying this country. At least Romney is not out to trash America.

Romney’s stock went up a lot today in my book! My view is that he outsmarted the racists.


18 posted on 07/11/2012 2:32:17 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: isthisnickcool

Very well said


19 posted on 07/11/2012 2:34:42 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: CaptainKrunch

Believe every Republican Presidential candidate from the past also spoke at the NAACP.


20 posted on 07/11/2012 2:35:58 PM PDT by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: CaptainKrunch

Not really - I live in lower Westchester and it is very common in the uber rich areas that they intentionally jack the property taxes way high to give to the public schools to create almost private school like qualities so they can write it off on the taxes and keep others out.

Its not race or class warfare - but the truth. Where I live - you have disasters like mt vernon, new rochelle, yonkers, peekskill, and then you have schools like scarsdale, pelham and bronxville two minutes away and its a drastic difference.


21 posted on 07/11/2012 2:36:26 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Kaslin

As expected the MSM plays up the negative.

AP Headline at my Yahoo email page:

“Romney says he ‘expected’ NAACP boos”

Excerpt of article at Yahoo email page:

“Mitt Romney says he wasn’t surprised by the negative response to his speech Wednesday before the NAACP convention in Texas. “I think we expected that,” the Republican nominee tells Fox Business Network’s Neil Cavuto in an interview to air Wednesday night. Romney was booed by NAACP audience several times, including when he repeated his pledge [...]”


22 posted on 07/11/2012 2:43:24 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: isthisnickcool

I thought Romney was excellent and his stock went up in my book too. I wouldn’t be surprised if he helped himself with blacks more than we might know. His tone was just about perfect for that audience.


23 posted on 07/11/2012 2:44:07 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: CaptainKrunch

Hardly pandering.

Romney spoke clearly and intelligently and got a heck of a lot more positive applause for charter schools and defense of marriage than the much hyped and ballyhooed ‘Boo!’s over his desire to repeal ObamaCare.

Romney showed far more class, moxie and integrity than Biden had earlier. Which was entirely pandering and sometimes tacky and racist.


24 posted on 07/11/2012 2:47:26 PM PDT by Jack Deth (Knight Errant and Resident FReeper Kitty Poem /Haiku Guy)
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To: Yardstick

There is nothing at all Mittens can do to ever sway the ABRs at this point.


25 posted on 07/11/2012 2:47:48 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: isthisnickcool
At the end of the day the president is the president of everyone. Obama or whatever that fakes real name is does not care about that. The only thing I can see that he cares about is destroying this country. At least Romney is not out to trash America.

...And that's the whole point! We all know Romney is a rino, but in the face of Obama's absolute anti-American, anti-capitalist referendum Romney can, at the very least, stop Obama's destruction.

In fact, it would not surprise me if Romney did lean a little more RIGHT as POTUS.

26 posted on 07/11/2012 2:48:50 PM PDT by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: Jack Deth

Compare Romney today to how Obama talks to blacks -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReeXzJYDsBM


27 posted on 07/11/2012 2:52:42 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Jack Deth
I heard snippets from this speech on Rush today and I was impressed by the fact that he did NOT pander to these people. I believe the speech he gave to them today could have been given to any audience, no matter their color. He didn't change his voice inflection, ala Hillary and BO. He spoke to them in the same tone of voice and the same manner and subject matter as he speaks to anyone else. In other words, he didn't act like he needed to "dumb it down" for this audience. He treated them like adults, some booed at the Obamacare stuff; but, I'm pretty sure that those are the people who still think Obamacare means they get healthcare for free.

All in all, I liked it. But, I agree with other posters, these people will never vote for a Republican. They would vote for a white Democrat over a black conservative Republican. That is just how it is.

28 posted on 07/11/2012 2:53:20 PM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: GlockThe Vote
"Its not race or class warfare - but the truth. Where I live - you have disasters like mt vernon, new rochelle, yonkers, peekskill, and then you have schools like scarsdale, pelham and bronxville two minutes away and its a drastic difference."

Are you sure that black culture itself doesn't have justa teensy bit to do with it?  Because I could envision that if a group of people in a society make a habit of entertaining heathen spirits (i.e., rap culture) that their children will suffer the consequences for it.  And they will probably follow their parents lead and grow to be in acceptance of heathen spirits themselves, thereby completeing the cycle.

Not to mention, this is all assuming that all human being on earth are of equal intelligence.  I think everyone should recognize that as a politically correct assumption and not of the truth. 

29 posted on 07/11/2012 2:56:20 PM PDT by CaptainKrunch (Freedom is what's fair.)
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To: LibertarianLiz

Check out this clip of Obama

Imagine if Romney tried this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qT-FLwwWZZQ


30 posted on 07/11/2012 3:00:52 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: LibertarianLiz
I think people are misunderestimating the negative impact of Obie's gay marriage stand. While the black community will not shift voting tendencies much, they may very well stay home, which will destroy the Dems down ticket.
31 posted on 07/11/2012 3:01:33 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over...)
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To: Wally_Kalbacken
I disagree. 99% will vote for Obama,as well as a majority of Hispanic voters, Jewish voters & women too.
32 posted on 07/11/2012 3:04:32 PM PDT by patriciamary (9)
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To: CaptainKrunch

Has nothing to do with black or white, middle class whites get the same disasterous schools as blacks.

The places in scarsdale, pelham,. bronxvill, jack the property taxes so high and create essentially private schools out of the public system and then write off the property taxes as opposed to paying for private schooling.

anyone who knows about westchester knows what I am talking about.


33 posted on 07/11/2012 3:05:26 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: CaptainKrunch

Who’s at fault? Teachers unions who perpetuate the status quo. It was a very good and very subtle dig, and attempt to put a wedge between the NAACP crowd and the union crowd.


34 posted on 07/11/2012 3:08:51 PM PDT by bigdaddy45
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To: CaptainKrunch

I wouldn’t really call it pandering. he went up a little in my estimation, still not happy about voting for him but I’ll do it to get rid of the communist we currently have


35 posted on 07/11/2012 3:10:31 PM PDT by Jeff Vader
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To: GlockThe Vote

"Has nothing to do with black or white, middle class whites get the same disasterous schools as blacks."

What constitues bad schools?  The school environment (crime, misbehavior), bad teachers? Because I seriously doubt if any of these public schools are lacking in updated text books.


36 posted on 07/11/2012 3:11:36 PM PDT by CaptainKrunch (Freedom is what's fair.)
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To: bigdaddy45

"Who’s at fault? Teachers unions who perpetuate the status quo. It was a very good and very subtle dig, and attempt to put a wedge between the NAACP crowd and the union crowd."

Intresting theory.


37 posted on 07/11/2012 3:15:04 PM PDT by CaptainKrunch (Freedom is what's fair.)
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To: CaptainKrunch; GlockThe Vote; Kaslin; Alamo-Girl; grey_whiskers
Not to mention, this is all assuming that all human being on earth are of equal intelligence. I think everyone should recognize that as a politically correct assumption and not of the truth.

Forgive me for being obtuse, but: Are you saying that American Blacks generally suffer from a more or less permanent (i.e., genetic) intelligence deficit?

If so, then how do you explain such splendid American thinkers as Frederick Douglas; George Washington Carver; the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr,; Associate Justice Clarence Thomas; Thomas Sowell; Walter Williams; Herman Cain; Congressman Allen West; the list goes ON....

I REFUSE the be a "racist," in acknowledging the amazing and irreplaceable achievements of men of this intellectual caliber, and their invaluable contributions to the American self-understanding.

To me, they are all "indispensable public men." I give thanks to God that they exist, or existed.

38 posted on 07/11/2012 3:25:19 PM PDT by betty boop (We are led to believe a lie when we see with, and not through the eye. — William Blake)
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To: NFHale
"Because they vote."

Last time they voted their race. Perhaps this time a decent percentage will vote their pocket books and brains.

39 posted on 07/11/2012 3:27:43 PM PDT by Average Al (Forbidden fruit leads to many jams.)
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To: Kaslin
I believe (pray and hope) the words he spoke will resonate through the community.

Because I believe he has Obamanation on his heels, now more than ever is time for Mitts to make several stops into the inner city. Even if at the end of the day, 96 percent vote Obama, it will have a lasting effect, specially if Mitts were to win the Presidency.

Leaders lead, visionaries go where others run from. I believe the black community, as all humans do, desire something better and opportunity and a belief system that their really is hope.

Without question, now is the time to reach out to the churche leaders. They are open to Mitts message. It is not a waste of time nor resources.

40 posted on 07/11/2012 3:28:45 PM PDT by saywhatagain
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To: Kenton
I can not for the life of me understand why Romney went to grovel at the NAACP convention. I do not know about any “standing ovation”, but I did hear the boos.
Nobama has over 95% of the black vote sewn up. But from the NAACP, I figure he has at least 110%.
Romney was just Pi$$ing in the wind. Wasting time and looking weak.
41 posted on 07/11/2012 3:33:39 PM PDT by Tupelo (TeaPartier ..... but no longer a Republican)
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To: CaptainKrunch

He wasn’t pandering. He told them exactly what he intended to do, despite what response he might get.


42 posted on 07/11/2012 3:48:48 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: Kaslin

It’s ironic that the party of slavery and segregation, the Democrats, depend on black people to get elected.


43 posted on 07/11/2012 3:51:25 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: betty boop
Forgive me for being obtuse, but: Are you saying that American Blacks generally suffer from a more or less permanent (i.e., genetic) intelligence deficit?

If so, then how do you explain such splendid American thinkers as Frederick Douglas; George Washington Carver; the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr,; Associate Justice Clarence Thomas; Thomas Sowell; Walter Williams; Herman Cain; Congressman Allen West; the list goes ON....

I REFUSE the be a "racist," in acknowledging the amazing and irreplaceable achievements of men of this intellectual caliber, and their invaluable contributions to the American self-understanding.

To me, they are all "indispensable public men." I give thanks to God that they exist, or existed.

What a great post

44 posted on 07/11/2012 3:51:33 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: GlockThe Vote

btt


45 posted on 07/11/2012 3:52:23 PM PDT by KSCITYBOY
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To: Wally_Kalbacken

You are right on the money. Black Americans are adrift at sea, and...will remain so for decades to come!!! Until they wise up and get real and come to grips that Obama, the Democrat Party the NAACP and the CBC are not their friends, allies or supporters, just users and abusers of their own race. Folks, you can lead a horse to water, but you cannot make him drink!!!

Mitt Romney gave a great speech today at the NAACP convention. Honest, truthful and heartfelt!!! Too bad these Black folks don;t have a clue as to how they are ripped off, held down and destroyed by the own kind, starting with Obama, the NAACP and CBC!!! Dummies to the core!!!


46 posted on 07/11/2012 3:58:04 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX (My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: betty boop
"Forgive me for being obtuse, but: Are you saying that American Blacks generally suffer from a more or less permanent (i.e., genetic) intelligence deficit?"

Don't know.  Statistically, blacks do poorer academically than whitey in general.  It's hard to tell if it's genetic or cultural really.  We would have to delve into the statistics of IQ according to race.  I doubt if you wanna go there, and I'm not really interested in going there.  I'm more interested in the political bent of groups rather than their IQ.   However, it does seem to me the stupider someone is the more likely they are to vote socialist/democrat.

I'm not a subscriber to white guilt syndrome.  And I'm not susceptible to race baiting.  That crapola don't work on me.  Maybe you'll have better luck on someone else.~

 

"If so, then how do you explain such splendid American thinkers as Frederick Douglas; George Washington Carver; the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr,; Associate Justice Clarence Thomas; Thomas Sowell; Walter Williams; Herman Cain; Congressman Allen West; the list goes ON...."

Allan Keys is another good one.  Love those guys.  Allen West and Thomas Sowell are my heroes.  I feel like putting portraits of them up in my home.  I wish there were many MANY more of these geniuses in the black community.  Sadly, there are not.

 

"I REFUSE the be a "racist," in acknowledging the amazing and irreplaceable achievements of men of this intellectual caliber, and their invaluable contributions to the American self-understanding."

Acknowledging truth is not racist.  You think it's racist because you're a subscriber to political correctness.  Truth is simply truth.  Not all humans are of equal intelligence.  That's a fact.  However, those individuals who are less intelligent may have strengths in other areas (i.e., creativity, socialization) that more intelligent folks may not have.  Who knows.

47 posted on 07/11/2012 4:20:06 PM PDT by CaptainKrunch (Freedom is what's fair.)
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To: Tupelo

I take it you did not watch the speech?

He got a standing ovation because he did not pander or water anything down for them. He addressed them like a leader does and quite frankly, compared to race and class warfare from obama the last 4 years, it was very refreshing to watch.


48 posted on 07/11/2012 4:23:58 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: betty boop

“...to tell a family secret, my grandmother was Dutch...”

Bart
Appointed Sheriff of Rock Ridge


49 posted on 07/11/2012 4:27:05 PM PDT by research99
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To: Average Al

“...Last time they voted their race....”

Well...it WAS understandable if you think about it. He’s a homeboy (they think), and it was historic for them.

Disastrous for the country overall...but given the choice between Juan McCain and a Brutha, in a reality, where else would they have voted?

At any rate, yeah...I hope you are correct about the pocketbook/wallet.


50 posted on 07/11/2012 4:28:47 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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