Rightbloggers Love Mitt Romney Since He Pissed Off Black People

tomt200.jpgMitt Romney gave a speech at the NAACP promising to overturn "Obamacare," and got booed. Then he went to Montana and said suggested so strongly that his meaning could not be mistaken that the black people booed him because they wanted "free stuff."

Rightbloggers hadn't been too enthusiastic about Romney before, suspecting that the father of Romneycare was not a true conservative, but this episode seems to have won their little white hearts.

Before the speech, some black folks thought it would a good thing for Romney to address the 103-year-old civil rights institution and primary black political organization in America. "Republicans need to understand that speaking on issues that black folks care about, and offering substantive policies and not just happy talk, can lead to success," said CNN's Roland Martin. The Miami Herald's Leonard Pitts Jr. suggested Romney tell the NAACP, "Today, I serve notice that we [Republicans] intend to do something we have not done for more than 50 years: compete for your votes.

Well, it was a nice thought. Romney made his speech, got booed for about 15 seconds for his Obamacare crack and less intensely at other points, and was otherwise treated with respect and given a standing ovation at the end.

Most rightbloggers were pleased, either because they thought Romney had made his case convincingly, or because they thought Romney had told off a bunch of black people.

If the booing looked bad, many agreed, that would be the fault of the media.

"Romney Gets Standing Ovation From NAACP, But CNN Calls Reception 'Very Negative,'" reported Matt Hadro of NewsBusters.

"Lapdog Media play up NAACP boos for Romney, ignore applause for support of traditional marriage," said Michelle Malkin's alternative Twitter reality Twitchy. Also excited by this: Breitbart's John Nolte ("MEDIA COVERS UP NAACP APPLAUSE FOR ROMNEY'S OPPOSITION TO SAME-SEX MARRIAGE") and Matt Barber ("NAACP AND THE WHITE SEXUAL ANARCHISTS").

DrewM of Ace of Spades said there were a lot of times Romney didn't get booed, but "of course, the media will not be focusing on that." He seemed particularly enraged at ABC News for mentioning the Mormon Church's well-known lateness to the civil rights party: "If fathers and religion are on the table," he snarled, "I look forward to discussing the polygamy of Barack Obama Sr. and the racism of Jeremiah Wright." Sure, DrewM, go ahead.

"There's another thing the media is ignoring," said neo-neocon: "The record of Romney's father George on civil rights for black people was very -- how shall I put it? -- progressive." Indeed, George Romney was pro-civil-rights; he also turned against the Vietnam War (something his son never did, unless you count his draft avoidance), and was the sort of Republican rightbloggers long ago ran out the party.

Many gave Romney credit for even trying to talk to those people in the first place.

"Romney marched defiantly into the lion's den," applauded Tim Alberta at the National Journal. "To Some, Romney's NAACP Speech a Wade Into a Den of Vipers," said The Common Conservative.

Robert Stacy McCain cheered Romney as "unafraid to speak up unapologetically for core Republican principles even when speaking to a hostile audience." "He went off-script and doubled down," said Pundit & Pundette. "Kudos to Mitt for choosing principles over pandering." "Amid boos and groans, he got in their faces," giggled Joseph Curl at the Washington Times.

"I've never been a fan of Romney's and I am a very reluctant supporter now," said Sister Toldjah, but once she heard "about the disrespectful, closed-minded reception he got from a group of people who claim to want Americans to look beyond skin color but who themselves say if you don't support black liberals then you must be a racist who wants to take us back to the Jim Crow era," she was transported: Now, she affirmed "I give him props for going into the lion's den."

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Look, you should have seen some of the ones we wanted to use.
"Romney has gained -- and indeed earned -- a reputation for telling audiences what they want to hear," said W. James Antle III at The American Spectator, but at the NAACP "he stood his ground" -- though Antle III did allow as how "perhaps this crowd was paradoxically safer because it contained so few swing voters." Talk about the soft bigotry of low expectations!

Antle III later reiterated that Romney "stood his ground." Debra Saunders of Real Clear Politics agreed: "When the crowd booed, he stood his ground." "Give Mitt Romney credit for going into the NAACP Lions' Den," said Clarence McKee at NewsMax. "He stood his ground..." "Mitt Romney Stands His Ground While Booed During NAACP Address," cried Taylor Marsh. Boy, Romney sounds like a regular George Zimmerman.

After this, the booing was just the icing on Romney's angel food cake.

"We can see a smile break out on Romney's face, and for good reason," said Ed Morrissey at Hot Air. "This [booing] gives him all sorts of instant credibility on the Right and in the middle."

"It was nice to see Romney not give into the temptation to leave out things he knew would be surefire boo-bird magnets and subsequent MSM takeaways," cheered Doug Powers at Michelle Malkin.

Some thought it wasn't Romney's job to please his NAACP audience anyway, but rather their job to please Romney, and they had failed.

"If nothing else," sulked Darleen Click of Protein Wisdom, "Romney has demonstrated how so many American blacks are willing to betray the work of the Civil Rights movement in order to be taken care of by Master in the Big White House."

"NAACP boos Romney, shames itself," tut-tutted Tom Robberson at the Dallas Morning News. "When the NAACP boos Romney as he's speaking, they demean the political process and they send a strong message to Republicans: Don't even try to talk to us because we're not going to listen. That's how you write yourself off the political agenda and guarantee that your issues receive back-burner status should the opposition make it into the White House or Congress." Don't come crying to Tom Robberson if President Romney brings back poll taxes, black people!

"The NAACP also didn't do itself any favors by booing Romney's earnest and unobjectionable promise to 'make things better in the African American community,'" said Alana Goodman of Commentary. Why, it's like they don't trust him or something.

Similarly mystified was The Lonely Conservative: "It's almost like black Americans have been conditioned to refuse to hear any message other than one of dependency and despair," he said.

American and Proud, calling the NAACP "leading racist organization in the nation," was juiced. "If Romney would have came in and promised them reparations, unemployment benefits for life even if you've never had a job and free healthcare they still wouldn't be voting for the white guy. It would be different if it were two white or black guys duking it out for the nomination. It's not. So paint job wins."

A&P also said, "one of the things I wish he'd have said is 'This is a sting, the officers in the back will be booking you into detention...'" Bet they can't even take a joke, neither!

"Once again, the NAACP reveals itself to be a radical, Left-wing group," growled Freedom Eden. "They did the wrong thing - AGAIN. The NAACP wasn't always like that, but it is now." Maybe when they started letting black people in?


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21 comments
Cassidy
Cassidy

Come on, admit it -- it's fun pissing off self-righteous people in general -- especially if they're black, Jewish, or Republican!! Blacks, Jews, and Republicans ('specially the homos) are the ones who hissy-fit the most.  Just looking at them makes other people laugh, how their shock and umbrage is so directly tied into their sense of entitlement!

Leeds Man = Naive White Guilt
Leeds Man = Naive White Guilt

Hey Leeds man, you naive white-guilt libtard!   How's Toronto?  Enjoy that big shooting scene at the black folks' BBQ?  HAW HAW

Mrs Tilton
Mrs Tilton

I have to admit that I'm dismayed by the assumption that all white conservatives are racist. That's just not true. I know, right? But if you're dismayed, then frankly the onus is on you and the 17 other non-racist white conservatives in America to make your comrades stop blowing their dog-whistles. Hearing President Obama's speech last week saying that anyone who has a successful business owes it all to the government really was insulting Not so much insulting as suggestive that you should visit an otolaryngologist, to check whether you need hearing aids, or perhaps a neurologist, to check whether you suffer from aphasia.

DBake
DBake

True, and those small business owners no doubt built the roads that brought them their customers, developed the Internet and computing technology that they use to make orders or advertise, provided the education for their employees, issued a stable currency for transactions to take place in, and provided their own police protection. They are all self-made men.

Republican
Republican

I'm a Republican. I have to admit that I'm dismayed by the assumption that all white conservatives are racist.  That's just not true.  I believe in the growth of businesses and the American roll up your sleeve work ethic and feel that anyone who puts in the tremendous sacrifices and hard work to create a business and thus provide more job opportunities for the community should be commended.  Hearing President Obama's speech last week saying that anyone who has a successful business owes it all to the government really was insulting.  Look at your neighborhood mom and pop stores and restaurants.  Regardless of whether the business owner is a 6th generation American citizen or a recent immigrant, the folks who have the determination and dedication to provide for themselves and also create job opportunities and services for others should be commended, not criticized for their efforts, as if some socialist government did it for them. It's not the federal government that is creating jobs; it's the husband and wife down the street working 16 hour days keeping their deli afloat and the guy on the next block who's owned and successfully run his own barber shop for 30 years.  As they grow in success, the need for more employees creates jobs for others.  That's not because of the government;. it's because of their hard work and providing a service to the community and our patronage of their businesses to receive those services.  Mr. Obama doesn't seem to understand this, and that's a slap in the face to everyone who works their fingers to the bone to create and maintain their own business.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®©
ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®©

How come they don't worry about big corporations like G.E., Lockheed Martin, and Exxon getting "free stuff"? Doesn't free stuff like "Operation Iraqi Freedom" keep big corporations on the conservative plantation? ~

GeoX
GeoX

Well, obviously it's not funny if you say it like *that.*  You need to repeat it three hundred ninety-seven times.  Once you've done that: comedy GOLD!

Matt Thompson
Matt Thompson

I've said it elsewhere, but if Romney and the GOP spent as much time actually working to figure out the needs and important policies that affect African-Americans and actively working those policies to make life better for them rather than pissing and moaning that black folks are too stupid/indolent to give unadulterated love to their natural superiors (i.e., rich white guys), hell I might vote for 'em.

Merl Allen
Merl Allen

you can't be a right winger unless you're a hypocrite, it's required.

Merl Allen
Merl Allen

He should just call her a black lezbo, that'll gain a vote or two.

Montana
Montana

 Didn't you think it was rich hearing Mrs. Romney crying about that her husband is being attacked personally when her husband and his Bain money had just finished carpet bombing all other potential GOP presidential candidates with personal attacks....too funny!

Al Swearengen
Al Swearengen

Hmm...none of them around yet. Must be a "two for one" white sheet sale down at Cletus's Tiny-dicked Wonder Emporium today.

Gerald Fnord
Gerald Fnord

He could name Rice as his Vice Presidential camdidate and insult here to her face....

edroso
edroso

Link fixed, thanks!

reddy6ue
reddy6ue

You know you are making yourself look like the idiot you are right?

reddy6ue
reddy6ue

See. Conservatives are not racist at all. They just have a non-PC wicked sense of humor.

reddy6ue
reddy6ue

You really didn't hear that speech did you? You just thought you'd watch a few attack ads and come up here and work your phony outrage.

reddy6ue
reddy6ue

And as we all know, corporations are people too my friend.

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