Yesterday, Mitt Romney spoke to the NAACP and got booed for nearly 20 seconds when he promised the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization he will repeal Obamacare. Last night, at a fundraiser in Montana, Romney told reporters that the reason he got booed is because black people just want free stuff. If Romney went to the NAACP to tally a few more votes, he was wasting his time.
When I mentioned I am going to get rid of Obamacare they weren’t happy… That’s ok, I want people to know what I stand for and if I don’t stand for what they want, go vote for someone else, that’s just fine. But I hope people understand this, your friends who like Obamacare, you remind them of this, if they want more free stuff from government tell them to go vote for the other. But don’t forget nothing is really free.
Tommy Christopher at Mediaite wrote, “The quote is so tone-deaf, and such a naked appeal to the ‘welfare queen’ brand of racial and class resentment, that it’s almost hard to believe it’s real.”
But of course, Romney didn’t go visit the members of the NAACP thinking he was going to get votes. Romney went to the NAACP so he could say he went to the NAACP, just like his father had. Romney went to the NAACP, but he never stopped speaking to his base. Which would be fine except he was being thoroughly duplicitous.
Romney, after getting booed at the NAACP said “we expected it.”
Romney’s base hates the NAACP. Heck, Rush Limbaugh calls them the National Association For The Advancement Of Liberal Colored People. Michelle Malkin calls them the National Association For The Advancement Of Coddled People.
Romney’s appearance at the NAACP was so he could say he went in good faith and got booed, strengthening his base.
Duplicitous, and disgusting.
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