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Thu Jul 12, 2012, 06:51 AM

Mitt Romney Tried to Rig NAACP Crowd by Flying in His Own African Americans

http://www.politicususa.com/mitt-romney-rig-naacp-crowd-flying-african-americans.html

Many of Romney’s claims were debunked by Senior Vice President for Advocacy and Policy and the Director of the Washington Bureau of the NAACP, Hilary Shelton who said that the only African Americans Romney met with after his speech were those that he brought with him. Mr. Shelton explained that Mitt Romney flew in his own African-American supporters who were not affiliated with the NAACP, in order to have some people in the crowd cheering for him.

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I wonder if he brought them from the House or from the Field?

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Reply Mitt Romney Tried to Rig NAACP Crowd by Flying in His Own African Americans (Original post)
TalkingDog Jul 2012 OP
Ship of Fools Jul 2012 #1
MichiganVote Jul 2012 #2
madrchsod Jul 2012 #3
2pooped2pop Jul 2012 #4
Tennessee Gal Jul 2012 #5
HiPointDem Jul 2012 #15
Mponti Jul 2012 #6
UnrepentantLiberal Jul 2012 #12
notadmblnd Jul 2012 #7
TalkingDog Jul 2012 #8
klook Jul 2012 #9
SHRED Jul 2012 #10
maryellen99 Jul 2012 #11
LynneSin Jul 2012 #19
magical thyme Jul 2012 #13
spanone Jul 2012 #14
Ineeda Jul 2012 #16
amuse bouche Jul 2012 #17
LynneSin Jul 2012 #18
maryellen99 Jul 2012 #20
Hugabear Jul 2012 #33
CanonRay Jul 2012 #21
jtuck004 Jul 2012 #22
Tommy_Carcetti Jul 2012 #23
aint_no_life_nowhere Jul 2012 #24
SunSeeker Jul 2012 #25
wordpix Jul 2012 #31
TalkingDog Jul 2012 #35
progressivebydesign Jul 2012 #26
msedano Jul 2012 #27
Incitatus Jul 2012 #28
TalkingDog Jul 2012 #29
progressivebydesign Jul 2012 #30
Hugabear Jul 2012 #32
Hubert Flottz Jul 2012 #34
rachaelgrae Jul 2012 #36
CottonBear Jul 2012 #37
DURHAM D Jul 2012 #38

Response to TalkingDog (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2012, 06:54 AM

1. They were from his kitchen cabinet.

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Response to TalkingDog (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2012, 06:55 AM

2. So another white guy who "imports" blacks..seems to me we fought a war over this shit.

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Response to TalkingDog (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2012, 06:55 AM

3. i`d say his house

the mexican americans would be working his grounds keeping.

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Response to TalkingDog (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2012, 06:56 AM

4. omg. that is too funny n/t

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Response to TalkingDog (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2012, 06:59 AM

5. The whole thing was rigged. nt

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Response to Tennessee Gal (Reply #5)

Thu Jul 12, 2012, 08:41 AM

15. like all of politics and national life.

 

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Response to TalkingDog (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2012, 07:17 AM

6. Did Romney's 'black imports' sit in the back of the plane en route?

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Response to Mponti (Reply #6)

Thu Jul 12, 2012, 08:34 AM

12. Probably in a pet carrier on top of the plane.

 

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Response to TalkingDog (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2012, 07:19 AM

7. he could have found them here

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Response to notadmblnd (Reply #7)

Thu Jul 12, 2012, 07:26 AM

8. Rent-a-Negro. Mitt Romney approved!

Very funny

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Response to TalkingDog (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2012, 07:53 AM

9. My black friend(s)



Or, technically, day laborers. Rmoney enjoyed firing them right after the NAACP address.

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Response to TalkingDog (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2012, 08:12 AM

10. Has this been confirmed?

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Response to SHRED (Reply #10)

Thu Jul 12, 2012, 08:18 AM

11. Roland Martin of CNN who was there yesterday

He tweeted that he saw them getting off buses.

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Response to maryellen99 (Reply #11)

Thu Jul 12, 2012, 09:52 AM

19. GOP has been bussing crowds in for decades

I remember when Bush spoke in Philly back in 2001. It was the 4th of July weekend which is a big deal in Philadelphia (Declaration of Independance was signed there). I had been to many of these speeches in Philly previous years and it was and other than some basic security it was easy for anyone to see the speaker even if it was a US President.

Mind you this was 2001 BEFORE 9/11.

When Bush spoke there the entire area was fenced off and with that fencing that has the plastic ribbon to prevent people from seeing what was happening inside.

On the one side there were dozens of buses of supporters who they shipped in from the suburbs.

Here's a speech being done in Philadelphia but no one from Philly, which has a high number of minorities was allowed to attend. When I saw the crowds on the news that night - it was a sea of white folks.

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Response to TalkingDog (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2012, 08:39 AM

13. from MSM descriptions of "polite applause" between the "boos"

sounds to me like he underpaid them to boot. Why am I not surprised. Asshole supreme. He doesn't just believe he can buy this election. He believes he can buy it on the cheap.

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Response to TalkingDog (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2012, 08:40 AM

14. how many does romney own?

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Response to TalkingDog (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2012, 08:49 AM

16. Total idiocy, especially when there's

another day to the convention. Does he think manipulation like that wouldn't travel like wildfire through the attendees and on to the broader community? The president will have the entire Black vote and enthusiasm, if voter suppression doesn't destroy it. (Big if.)

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Response to TalkingDog (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2012, 09:02 AM

17. What a

pathetic sham he is. Please someone make him go away

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Response to TalkingDog (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2012, 09:44 AM

18. What all 4 of them? Clarenence Thomas, Kenneth Blackwell, Michael Steele and Allen West

I think we would have noticed.

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Response to LynneSin (Reply #18)

Thu Jul 12, 2012, 09:53 AM

20. I know he brought in Jennifer Carroll,Lt Gov of Fl and Niger Innis nt

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Response to LynneSin (Reply #18)

Fri Jul 13, 2012, 02:52 AM

33. The fact that we can name all the prominent black rethugs in this thread is pretty telling

I have never understood how anyone could belong to a party that works against their own best interests.

Then again, I can't understand why anybody other than wealthy white Christian males would want to support the GOP

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Response to TalkingDog (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2012, 09:56 AM

21. He owns his own African-Americans?

I thought that was illegal...oh, I forgot it's Mitt. Rules do not apply to the 1%.

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Response to CanonRay (Reply #21)

Thu Jul 12, 2012, 01:19 PM

22. Owning people is illegal. Stealing their lives with junk bonds isn't. Upon further

Last edited Thu Jul 12, 2012, 03:49 PM - Edit history (1)


thought, though, I should note that stealing people's lives like that is only legal today.

It doesn't have to stay that way.

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Response to TalkingDog (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2012, 01:23 PM

23. "Allen? Clarence? Herman? Michael?"

"Say, are any of you guys busy this Wednesday? How'd you like a trip to Houston..."

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Response to TalkingDog (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2012, 01:32 PM

24. He brought in Niger Innes, Tea Party weirdo

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Response to TalkingDog (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2012, 09:50 PM

25. Apparently, $50 is all it takes.

"I was on the highway praying and said, ‘God just show me how to get lights on,’ and I pulled up to a stop sign and his bus was there,” said Williams, who has been unemployed since last October. “And then God said, ‘Follow the bus,’ and I followed the bus to the airport.”...Williams said she has been volunteering at Romney’s Columbia headquarters since meeting his bus last week...

While Williams would not specify how much money Romney gave her, a campaign spokesman said that he believes Romney gave the woman between $50 and $60.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/01/romney-gives-unemployed-woman-cash-on-ropeline/

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #25)

Fri Jul 13, 2012, 01:53 AM

31. has this woman's lights come on yet? I don't think so

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #25)

Fri Jul 13, 2012, 11:31 AM

35. Vote buying too?

n/t

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Response to TalkingDog (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2012, 10:37 PM

26. Ah.. his "secret black supporters" are explained. That's why Condi Rice is rumored to be the VP pic

But.. but... everyone on the yahoo news site is saying that he's picking Condi Rice as VP and that makes it all better!!!

Seriously this was an actual quote tonight from the republicans on the comment board "Condi Rice is an intelligent black, and would be the final nail on Obama's coffin." (why is their language always so graphic?) And Condi Rice has the personality of prison warden. Didn't Romney get the memo that republicans don't care about terrorism anymore? Now that Obama has kicked ass in that regard, they don't care anymore.. so what value would Rice be other than being the GOP equivalent of Obama (how insulting!) ANd Yeah.. because we all know how life has been under President Herb Cain, and President Allen West, because African Americans always vote because of the skin color. I mean it certainly would NEVER be seen by the AA community that this was just a ploy to get their votes, or anything. Riiiiight.

Or he will pick an Hispanic, because again... to the republicans and especially Mittens, all it takes for voters of color is to have someone that looks like them on the ticket. Riiiiiigggght.

Sorry, but Romney has lost every shred of credibility, and ANYTHING he does at this point is going to be seen as it is.. a disgusting political ploy. We're smarter than that. Did they learn nothing from the Palin debacle? That having ovaries is NOT a chick-magnet for women voters???

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Response to TalkingDog (Original post)

Fri Jul 13, 2012, 12:32 AM

27. uncalled for.

folks have the right to support their candidate and not be called "nigger" or "vendido" or "stupid".

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Response to msedano (Reply #27)

Fri Jul 13, 2012, 12:36 AM

28. just plants not alliliated with the NAACP

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Response to msedano (Reply #27)

Fri Jul 13, 2012, 01:37 AM

29. Who are you talking to? I did not use any of those words.

You may want to edit your post for clarity.

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Response to msedano (Reply #27)

Fri Jul 13, 2012, 01:46 AM

30. what are you talking about?? That is not in the OP. n/t

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Response to msedano (Reply #27)

Fri Jul 13, 2012, 02:39 AM

32. Sounds like a pathetic excuse for you to sling around the "n-word"

Neither the OP nor the article it links to uses the "n-word" - so why do you feel the need to bring it into this thread?

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Response to TalkingDog (Original post)

Fri Jul 13, 2012, 08:24 AM

34. Where are their birth certificates?

Were they some of his wives from abroad where he keeps his loot?

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Response to TalkingDog (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 09:55 PM

36. Not flown in, but still planted

I know them, they're the black republicans of Houston. One of them is a friend of mine, they were not flown in, but they did not attend anything else at the convention. He did plant them in the front though and took a personalized photo with each one as a reward.

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Response to rachaelgrae (Reply #36)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 10:25 PM

37. Welcome to DU!

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Response to rachaelgrae (Reply #36)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 11:54 PM

38. Welcome to DU and thank you for your comment.

Apparently the Lt. Gov. of Florida was flown in by Romney. Here is an article -

"Journalist Roland Martin, the TV One Cable Network anchor and CNN analyst who was famously suspended for homophobic Tweets in March, said that he saw more than just a few supporters who were brought in by the Republican's campaign.
'Romney bussed in about 200 supporters, including a number of African Americans, including Fla Lt Gov Jennifer Carroll,' Martin Tweeted at the time of the event."


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2175641/Romney-brought-supporters-NAACP-convention-people-audience-applaud-speech.html#ixzz218Cp982K

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