Mitt Romney, The Candidate Who Wasn’t There, defied conventional wisdom and common sense — beggared belief, really, given his dislike for African Americans — and appeared yesterday before the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. What he thought he might get out of this is anyone’s silly guess. Given the two centuries where NAACP members’ forebears were charged with keeping entire plantations up and running without electricity, or money, or human dignity or the least of respect, maybe he figured they’d take some pity upon him and overhaul the Romneybot 2.0 clusterfuck. By the looks of their faces, he was betting they could do it in their sleep.
This was a good move: telling the assembled he’d destroy Obamacare.
I can’t remember a presidential candidate getting booed for 15 seconds by a well-dressed, respectable crowd. So congratulations, Governor, you’ve produced your first perhaps historic moment in this election.
Why try this? It makes no sense. Unless, of course, he’s some sort of ass with an ulterior motive.
Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh on Wednesday suggested that that the 103rd convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) had booed GOP hopeful Mitt Romney just because he was a white man.
This is yer discourse. Rush was happy to reward the gambit. Slowly rolling Limbaugh aside, we see white people you may know have actually spoken to the NAACP before. The venerated civil rights organization ain’t exactly the Ku Klux Klan. President Clinton has addressed them many times, but they never firebombed his house.
“So Romney takes advantage of the occasion. He goes there and makes a speech that is really, I think, is over these people’s heads, in the sense that his audience was much larger than just inside the conventional hall.”
The Dittoheads get that going ‘big’ and ‘smart’ are the same thing. Which is to say the Kardashians’ pockets are cramped with Nobel Prizes because they can’t climb stairs or eat with utensils. If there were any more millions of people enthralled with the K-clan’s doings, the bunch would grow those pulsating Star Trek samovar brains and project videos of drunken sex directly into your cortex. Lucky, lucky. It is amusing that a guy named ‘Rusty’ who got as far as high school figures the NAACP for stupid. Which brings us back to Willard, just a few hours later. Mittens ain’t really dumb:
“When I mentioned I am going to get rid of Obamacare they weren’t happy, I didn’t get the same response. 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 stuff from government tell them to go vote for the other guy-more free stuff.”
This is post-modern politics, wingnut style. When you’ve got a problem with a particular constituency, you don’t play straight with them. No, you use them. Like this: Gee I tried to be nice, you all saw it. But just screw those civil rights people. They’re a bunch of dumb ole’ racists looking for government cheese.