Skip to comments.Obama camp cites 'scheduling conflict' for NAACP convention no-show
Posted on 07/11/2012 7:50:23 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama's re-election campaign insists a "scheduling conflict" is behind the president's decision to skip this year's NAACP convention.
"We declined a few weeks ago and [the] NAACP was pleased [Vice President Joe Biden] was able to attend," a campaign official told CNN.
But the president's schedule for Thursday, released Wednesday evening, appears to be wide open with the exception of his daily briefing with senior aides and advisers.
Hilary Shelton, the NAACP Washington Bureau director and a senior vice president in the organization, said the White House never confirmed a visit.
They were trying to work out something," Shelton said. As to why Obama could not attend, he added, "It was that something could not be moved. Something was crucial. And unfortunately, they couldnt move it in a way they could get him here this week.
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There was a scheduling conflict. His royal highness probably had a union luncheon in Wisconsin.
The illegitimate, bisexual, Marxist Kenyan Muslim Usurper could eat a live negro fetus on Hardball and the blacks would still vote for him.
Barry may have a big, fundraising gala with a bunch of rich, white liberal celebrities.
When claiming a scheduling conflict, it is best to have something important on the schedule to back up the claim. Without the MSM in your pocket, this situation would be ridiculed from one coast to the other. But, as with the Black vote, Obama has nothing to worry about from that corner.
Deep down, Obama is a coward.
He, the White Guys token Black, cannot bear the thought that The NAACP MIGHT boo him.
I know, I know, received 96 % of the Black vote in 2008 and all that, but I am talking about just one Black standing up and shouting out a question on gays and then booing Obama.
Ruthless, Marxist Dictator Obama would be reduced to tears.
The “conflict” was in his fears.
boo booooooo boooooooooooo
oh, Obama is black? yeah yeaahhhhh yeaahhhhhhh
Sooo, I wonder where he is playing golf tomorrow???
Too busy with fundraisers for the NAACParasites.
They come out with an excuse after Romney went there.Hmmmm.....
Feared the inevitable video record of a wildly cheering mob of lefties.
What’s wrong with this guy? He should be over there kissing those folks’ rear ends. He’s got them and the super bi-coastal liberals, that’s it. And there are a lot more black people than super-libs. And I think the black vote matters a lot more swing-state-wise.
Is he really THAT arrogant? He’s the first black president, running for re-election, he’s no longer considered a lock to win (by ANYBODY), and yet he can’t bestir himself to speak to the annual NAACP convention. Even after he knows his rival is going to go. AND he sends the only surrogate available who has a good chance of coming off even whiter and goofier than Romney - Joe Biden. I get Biden’s appeal for blue collar white voters, but African-Americans? Where’s Michelle? Valerie Jarret? Heck, even Bill “I feel your pain” Clinton?
This, to me, just about tops all the other crazy stuff he’s done. Maybe he’s like Bush, pere = he doesn’t really want to win round 2.
I don’t know if Romney wins any votes by going, but I feel certain Obama loses votes by not showing up.
If this doesn’t illustrate exactly how much Obama and Democrats take African-American votes for granted, I don’t know what does. Obama doesn’t want to be seen hanging out with too many black people while he tries to court white blue-collar workers in Pennsylvania and Ohio (you know, those bitter Bible-thumping, gun-clinging bigots). Remember the old Mounds/Almond Joy ad: Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don’t. Well, with Obama, it’s: Sometimes you feel black, sometimes you won’t.
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“Should I go to the naacp conference and see those low class people, or fly to hollywood and pick up $10-20 Million bucks?”
Three days, two meetings.
Thursday and Friday are clear for golf, it appears. To relieve the tension cause by those two meetings on Wednesday.
Obama is at least smarter than Romney.
I dont know if Romney wins any votes by going, but I feel certain Obama loses votes by not showing up.
Come on. You really believe that?
Did you read this? http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2905531/posts?page=75
Obama didn’t lose a thing by sending Old Joe his talking puppet.Romney gained nothing.
“But the president’s schedule for Thursday, released Wednesday evening, appears to be wide open with the exception of his daily briefing with senior aides and advisers.”
Of course, that’s his schedule most days but the only people who seem to know this are here on Free Republic.
It appears Obama is more comfortable with white people...
With all the adulation he would have received, I’d have though he would change his schedule. How could our narcissist-in-chief pass up such an opportunity?
Best part about this news is that Biden is taking his place. Should be an opportunity ripe for screw ups.
That really is a dumb move, letting biden out of his cage. No telling what he will say.
Would be interesting if Romney reminded the naacp that the first historic black president that they love so much wouldn’t even take the time to acknoledge them.
Not like that would matter, but it would be good to hear.
Oh come on, that woman is just embarrassing. Check out my prior post to Qbert.
Here is my own blog post on this woman’s hair-hurtingly stupid comment.
Romney ain’t going to win many black votes, but Obama’s done nothing to deserve them either. Basically no working person should vote for him, unless you work as a college administrator or somesuch.
Thank you so much for that link. I didn’t know that album existed — it’s a keeper!
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