Mitt Romney ‘Deliberately Got Booed by the NAACP to Appeal to White Racists’

Toby Harnden, Daily Mail (London), July 12, 2012

The Romney campaign has been accused of deliberately getting the Republican presidential candidate booed by black people during his NAACP speech to attract votes ‘in certain racist precincts’, by MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell.

Romney was booed for 15 seconds at the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People conference in Houston on Wednesday when he stated he would ‘eliminate’ unnecessary programmes like the Obamacare health reform.

Democrats united in saying that Romney planned to get booed to appeal to his conservative base. But O’Donnell and his guests went a step further by saying that Romney was making a play for white racists.

Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Leader in the House of Representatives, told Bloomberg Television: “I think it was a calculated move on his part to get booed at the NAACP convention.’
Discussing the speech on his ‘Last Word’ show with Goldie Taylor, a liberal writer and commentator, O’Donnell highlighted ‘the Southern strategy that Republicans have used since [President Richard] Nixon and started a little bit before that, where there`s actually an almost overt sometimes appeal to racial and racist voting.’

He then asked: ‘And tell me, Goldie, if I`m being too cynical, to think that the Romney campaign actually went in that room today with the hope of getting booed, at least three times, because they want the video of their candidate being booed by the NAACP to play in certain racist precincts where that will actually help them?’

Taylor responded that ‘I don`t think you`re being too cynical at all’, adding that Romney ‘used a word like “Obamacare,” which is a derisive term for the Affordable Care Act’.

O’Donnell then brought up Romney’s Mormon faith. Romney had told the NAACP that if Americans had been told ‘in the 1950s or 1960s that a black citizen would serve as the 44th of the United States, we would have been proud and many would have been surprised.’

The MSNBC host noted that the Mormon church did not allow black men to become persists until 1978. ‘And so it would have been even more shocking and surprising to say to him, in the 1960s, a black citizen might become the president of the Mormon Church. That`s even more far-fetched.’

This comment was echoed by the writer and television host Toure, another guest, who added: ‘This is a classic Republican strategy that we saw today. Using black people to score points with white people, as we`ve said already, the real audience was not in the room. He`s talking to white people.’

Toure also opined: ‘He wants to get booed. It makes him either look tough and strong to the white people watching, or make him look sympathetic to the white people watching.’

Romney, who had said that he ‘expected’ a negative response at the NAACP conference, told donors in Montana on Wednesday evening: ‘I don’t give different speeches to different audiences, alright. I gave them the same speech. 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.’

Vice President Joe Biden addressed the NAACP on Thursday morning in what amounted to a rebuttal of Romney’s controversial speech.

President Barack Obama decided at the last minute not to attend, citing a ‘scheduling conflict’.

Romney knew he would be facing a potentially hostile crowd at the NAACP conference – more than 95 per cent of blacks voted for President Barack Obama four years ago.

But he seemed briefly stunned by the booing and catcalling from the audience and departed from his prepared remarks to argue that Obama’s healthcare reform would cause businesses to shed jobs.
The former Massachusetts governor’s reception was initially polite, even warm at times. But that changed when he said: ‘I’m going to eliminate every non-essential expensive programme I can find, that includes Obamacare.’

Abandoning his script, he quelled the boos by saying: ‘You know, there was a survey of the Chamber of Commerce, they carried out a survey of their members, about 1500 were surveyed.

‘And they asked them what effected that Obamacare would have on their plans and three-quarters of them said it would make them less likely to hire people.

‘So I say again if our priority is jobs and that’s my priority that’s something I’d change and I will replace with something that provides people something they need in healthcare, which is lower cost, good quality , a capacity to deal with people who have pre-existing conditions and I’ll put that in place.’

Donna Brazile, a Democratic strategist, told CNN that the crowd was ‘right to boo’ because ‘Obamacare’ was ‘derogatory terminology used by an intolerant group of Americans’.

Back in March, however, the Obama campaign fully embraced the term Obamacare, formerly mainly the preserve of conservative critics of Obama’s Affordable Care Act.

David Axelrod, Obama’s chief strategist, sent out an email saying: ‘I like Obamacare. I’m proud of it — and you should be, too. Here’s why: Because it works. So if you’re with me, say it: “I like Obamacare.”‘

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  • MekongDelta69

    Now THERE’S where I get all my “pro-white” ‘news’ – MSNBC.

    • Southern__Hoosier

      My wife has lock out MSNBC . She gets upset with I yell and throw things at the TV

      • MekongDelta69

        Your wife is smart. TVs are expensive to replace!

      • Church_of_Jed

        How does she keep the Blacks Only TV commercials off your TV?

        White men are extinct, unless they look like skinny, pastey skinned, grung bearded, liberal looking college drop outs.

        Real men are racists.

        • Southern__Hoosier

           “Real men are racists.”  Not true.  If that was true then Blacks and white liberals would truly be real men, because they are the biggest racist of all.

        • The makers of TV commercials also like it when White men are paunchy, balding, clueless, and lazy. Oh, and when they are ordered around like children by their wives.

          • Southern__Hoosier

             Everything I know about life I learned from TV.

            1) Gays make up over half the population.
            2) All women are sluts.
            3) Blacks are smarter than whites.

          • Up to my neck in CA

            On # 2 you forgot the word “White” between All and Women and “dumb” after are. All other woman portrayed in the media are motherly, loving, smart executive-types in positions of power.

          • Southern__Hoosier

            Good point,

        • Southern__Hoosier

          “How does she keep the Blacks Only TV commercials off your TV?”

          Blacks only TV commercials don’t bother me that much, just tune them out till the program comes back on; plus trips to the kitchen and bathroom.

          What upsets me the most is the white liberals, white useful fools and white race traitor.

          • Strider73

            Blacks only TV commercials don’t bother me that much, just tune them out  . . .

            Exactly. God bless the “mute” button!

          • My saintly 95 year old grandmother watched her “stories” religiously every day until she had to be moved to a rest home.  Once while I was visiting her, she was engaged in one of her soaps, and when the storyline with the token blacks came on, she muted the TV and gave me her full attention.  I snickered, and she explained very simply, “I don’t care.”
            I’m with Grandmother.  I have as little interest in seeing black people pretend to act like white people as I have in seeing them behave like the vile and outlandish ghetto denizens most of them really are.

          • Southern__Hoosier

            Spoken like a true conservative.

          • Up to my neck in CA

            We only watch recorded shows on our DVR, no social engineering for us!

          • Robert11110

            Yeah, right, that’ll show them (sarcasm off).  Why don’t you cancel your satellite or cable provider and send a message to hurt them where it counts, in their pockets.  I don’t think I’ve seen a TV program in two years and I don’t miss it.  Most of what I like to watch is over 30 years old and I pay an internet subscription to have it streamed on my TV and I get to choose what I want to see.  I read somewhere that 60 percent of  Americans don’t go to the movies anymore so let’s do our best to run Hollywood into the ground.

  • I don’t buy this theory, because Romney got more cheers than boos at the NAACP.  If he was engaged in a Machiavellian plot just to get the NAACP to boo him to pander to us, why did he say things he knew would get applause?

    • Rocky Bass,

       These ingrates were not really making this case, but muddying the waters, logic and reason, and black/democrat thought have no correlation.

  • Southern__Hoosier

    I don’t care if they tared, feathered and rode him out of town on a rail, he still wouldn’t appeal to me.  But as usual, I’ll hold my nose, try not to throw up in the voting booth and vote for the lesser of two evils, for all the good it does.

    Was Little Nancy talking about Slick Mitt trying to appeal to all those liberal racist and race baiters? 

    • Rocky Bass,

       I am not real thrilled about the shift from Obomunisim to Romunisim, to me they are really all the same.

  • Sheila Dinehart

    Romney…what a boot licker

  • Someone needs to tell these Communist Democratic clowns that the NAACP DID NOT have a Black President until 1975!

    • The__Bobster

      Bantus need to be reminded who their Presidents were before 1975.

  • Church_of_Jed

    Even though Romney bred a 100% Whites Only family with a Whites Only wife, and even though he follows a religion that once explicitly hated blacks, he’s the GOP Establishment, which means he’ll sell us out to the NAACP and LaRaza just as fast as the Whites Only Bush family shipped millions of our dollars to Africa and calls Islamofascism a “religion of peace”.

    But really, can you imagine what was going on in the more realist portion of Romney’s brain as he looked out over that crowd of primitive afrovoodoo feral Diversity physiognomy hate in Houston?

    “These n’groes would kill me if they had a chance…”

    Romney’s Whitey children will never be asked to embrace Diversity, while as Pres. he will force Diversity into our neighborhoods with the big guns of HUD.

  • Rocky Bass,

     What would be said if Obama spoke to a tea party even and drew a similar response? Would HE be called RACIST for drawing the TP’s IRE?

  • Rocky Bass,

     Made perfect sense, a good point even.

  • IstvanIN

    How does a woman like Pelosi have no concern for the future of her children and grandchildren?  Maybe she doesn’t give a darn about yours or mine, but what about hers?  I have never been able to comprehend people like her.

  • It may be that, in fact, Mitt Romney’s campaign did calculate that bad behavior by the black mob at the NAACP shindig might net him additional White votes. If that was the plan, then, good! I hope it works for them. It exposes the blacks in all their intolerant “glory.” The NAACP didn’t have to invite Romney; but they invited him, and he went. If that didn’t work out to their satisfaction, then, too bad. They made the first move. But Romney may have put them in “check-mate.”

    •  “…If that didn’t work out to their satisfaction, then, too bad. They made
      the first move. But Romney may have put them in “check-mate.”

      Yes…especially when Obama was nowhere to be seen.

  • This will forever prove my point that Liberals use zero common sense/ logic in any of their arguements.  We are to believe that blacks were somehow forced or tricked to boo the repeal comment regarding Obamacare because Romney was appealing to and looking for sympathy from white racists. Really? And these white racists would have otherwise voted for Obama?!? Brilliant logic.

    We are not to believe that the blacks were simply being rude and disrespectful and that they are blindly voting for Obama because of racial identity.

    Their arguements are not quite as pathetic as the minions who actually believe them.


    We live in a White Western European World and non-white people resent it, Blacks are driven insane with hate.

  • Drudge exclusive:

    Condoleezza Rice-a-Roni is at the top of Romney’s short list for VP.

    Even scarier, a Drudge poll shows a 60-40 approval margin of that choice.

    • Eagle_Eyed

       I about threw up when I saw that.  The GOP is batting zero with women on the VP ticket, and putting Condi on will pick up maybe 2 black voters while alienating about 1000000 true conservatives.

      •  Quick:  Name an accomplishment or a public policy you associate with Condolleezza Rice-a-Roni.

        See what I mean?

        Quick:  Name an accomplishment or a public policy you associate with Jan Brewer.


        If Romney wants a woman, there’s his Joan of Arc.

        • Eagle_Eyed

           Good point.  I’d be fine with Brewer.

      •  If Romney picks Rice as his vice presidential candidate, we’ll know the fix is in.

    • The__Bobster

      These same morons love Reconquista Rubio.

  • When it comes to blacks, it’s damned if you do and damned if you don’t.

  • MrGJG

    What about the standing ovation he got for kissing there asses?  Romneys just another pandering dime a dozen RINO embedded in pc’ism. If he was going for the white racist(race realism) vote, he failed miserably.

  •  What is funny is that the dems said Romney attended so whites would see
    him booed by the blacks, but obama did not attend for the same reason, he
    did not want whites to see all the blacks hootin and hollerin’ and
    cheering him. Hypocrats.

  • LaSantaHermandad

    She really needs to be removed from office, It’s time for the Shady Pines nursing home for her. 
     ” We have to pass it so that we can find out what’s in it”. That alone is sufficient evidence for committing her.

  • It didn’t work for me. Ergo, I must not be a racist.

    • Eagle_Eyed

       No kidding.  If anything, seeing Romney show up and pander to Shaniqua and De’Andre made my decision to stay home easier.  But at MSNBC, getting booed by classless negros must be actually be some Machiavellian gesture to go after the white “racist” vote.  Being a white “racist,” I’d say all Romney would have to do is promise to deport the illegals via Operation Wetback 2.0, seek to end affirmative action, and look to repeal martin luther king day.  

      • Texan1st

        Don’t stay home.  Even if you forego voting for Romney, there will be other candidates on the ballot that will need your vote.  Getting Obama again is one thing.  Getting Obama again PLUS a Congress willing to rubberstamp his anti-White male agenda is another. 

        • El_Magyar

          Agreed. Staying home is a weak-kneed cop-out. What would your mighty eagle avatar think, Eagle_Eyed?

          If you are going to bitch and complain, you damn well better be involved.

  • KingKenton

    Mitt Romney and millions of other Whites are playing a game called, ‘I’m White and I’m Not a Racist’. What they do not understand is that the game is rigged and they are not going to be allowed to win. No matter *what* you do in speech or act to prove you are not racist  it will be in vain. Because the end game is not about equality between non-Whites and Whites. The end game is domination of non-Whites over Whites. There is no utopia at the end of the racial rainbow. The only thing awaiting Whites in the future is a variant of Rhodesia or South Africa.

    • LaSantaHermandad

      Again we’re getting hand wringing and the “we’re doomed” mentality.
       Omar Sharif as Sharif Ali in Lawrence of Arabia commented on the impossibility of one of Peter O Toole’s (as Lawrence) plans saying that it couldn’t be done because “It is written”. Lawrence responded with “Nothing is written”.
      The B Batallion of the 24th Regiment of Foot didn’t give up at Rorke’s Drift while under attack by a Zulu Impi of up to 4000 warriors. 
      First of all Blacks will never receive the support of Hispanics and Asians in their “end game”. 
       Racist Blacks who visit this site must be heartened by this fatalist mentality which is ever more frequently displayed here. 

      • KingKenton

        Interesting quote, and I liked the movie, but it seems to be comparing apples and oranges. If you can see a light at the end of the tunnel that is pointing the way to victory, then please share. In a sense you are right, nothing is written in stone. But history has a way of repeating itself and so it seems to be. Those who will not learn from it are destined to suffer it.

    • Or to be more precise re our true enemy,our future is the West Bank of Palestine.

  • razorrare

    Pelosi forgot to tell the whole story…having Romney booed by the NAACP, was it good for the jews?

    Btw…can a semite moderator see to it that Kevin MacDonald’s piece,’the Culture of Critique’ be put properly in pdf files…all i get is a blank page.


  • I_loathe_disqus

     I believe part of the problem with obamacare is that too many people of all colors only skim headlines-they don’t read the articles, much less analyze what they’ve read. Right now, barely 60% of the population is opposed to obamacare and the personal mandate-Why? I believe most of the 40 % or so that support obamacare believe it sets up a NHS “like they have in Yurrup/England/Canada/fill in preferred liberal utopia”. If they DO realize that it requires a person to purchase health INSURANCE from private corporations, with health INSURANCE by no means implying one receives health CARE (just ask anyone who’s tried to find doctors who take new medicare patients…) , then they think the PM does not apply to them because “I only make $15,000-30,000 a year.” I truly believe many people who are going to get pummeled by the PM think it applies to people making 30 grand a year or more. They don’t realize the PM kicks in at $9,385 a year (for an individual) while IIRC federal poverty level for an individual is over 11,000 a year-WELL above obamacare’s PM level. The wailing and gnashing of teeth we’ll hear when this is learned is one of the few bright spots to look forward to  in this unending  obamacare nightmare .

    •  Karen Ignagni.  Look her up, (in a professional sense of speaking, not personal.)

      There’s the reason for the mandate-tax-mandate-tax-mandate-tax-tweedledee-tweedledum.

  • Tom

    If that is the case, then it’s too bad the NAACP members were not smart enough NOT to boo Romney.
    Our sinister plot is well under way.( insert sinister laugh)

  • Up to my neck in CA

    Passive aggressive wussies living a fairy tale of their own creation.

  • The__Bobster

    For children’s commercials:

    1. If there is more than more child, one must be a female and/or tootsie roll.

    2. If there are more than two children, an AM or Mestizo must be added to the mix.

    3. White children must never be allowed to be shown in all-White settings.

  • The__Bobster

    I’m hoping the flash mob in the Hamptons was a wake-up call that made the elites aware that they aren’t immune to the consequences of their actions.

    • Rocky Bass,

       That might require logic and or reason, not going to happen.

  • Babies always cry when the nipple slips out of their mouths.

  • I’ve been debating in my own head about the wisdom of Romney even speaking to the NAACP, regardless of this fashionable theory which I don’t believe that he wanted to get booed.

    And now I’ve made up my mind.

    Bad idea.

    Don’t give the NAACP the imprimatur of credibility.

  • Robert11110

    It will take more than a bunch of boos from the NAACP for me to vote for this center left candidate.

  • WR the elder

    MSNBC is a joke.  In their view *all* white Republicans are racist, by definition.  There was the famous incident when Obama addressed the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Phoenix, Arizona.  Arizona is an open carry state.  A black man of anarchist/libertarian bent showed up at the event  carrying his AR-15, which was legal.   The media generally had a conniption fit, but MSNBC beat them all.  Their video was shown at such a close up that you could see the man’s gun but only his white shirt.  You couldn’t tell he was black.  Then the commentators at MSNBC babbled on about how all these white racists showed up with guns when the President came to talk.

  • Church_of_Jed

    Whenever you see a macho or masculine White man in a TV commercial, the target is explicitly older White men. Anything targeting White teens and young adults uses sissified Diversity worshipping White whimps.

    We’re doomed, and we deserve it as bad as the Diveristy can give it. Any race that allows itself to become as denatured as ours, doesn’t have a right to exist.

    Can you imagine what tough guy hetero soldiers who must attend mandatory gay pride events at the Pentagon are thinking right now, expecially when they’ll be passed over for promotions so a n’gro Diversity can have their careers?

    • LaSantaHermandad

      Let’s stop with the “we’re doomed” s–t!  You’re only doomed if you WANT to be.

      • Church_of_Jed

        To what do you look for hope that we’re not doomed?

  • Church_of_Jed

    When White privilege is only found in the past, the blacks will complain that we “took too long to do the right thing”.

    Blacks have been taught that Civil Rights and Hate Whitey are their mission from God. We must correct their misunderstanding of White Christ.

  • Southern__Hoosier

    I agree with what you are saying. But I can give you 5 reason to vote Romney over Obama.

    1) Romney does not believe he is above the law. He is more likely to abide by the Constitution and court rulings.
    2) He is white and has a different world view than Obama. 
    3) Remember when GW tried to give amnesty to illegals, he was stopped by the American  people. Who is more likely to listen to the American people, Romney or Obama?
    4) Look at the caliber of people Obama has staffed his administration with, Romney is an elitist  that doesn’t hang with Chicago type thugs.
    5) Poor trash, when they come into unearned money, tend to waste it on extravagant things the way the Obamas have.  Did Laura or Barbara Bush go on expensive vacations?  Did Laura or Barbara act as co-presidents the way Hillary or Michelle do? 

    I can only think of one reason to reelect Obama, to make Michelle  proud of America, again.

  • Politico is floating a theory, which I mostly believe, that the Condi Rice as running mate speculation is basically a Romney-Drudge attempt to sand bag the news cycle after the “debacle” at the NAACP.

    That said, this almost proves that there was no Machiavellian intent on Romney’s part to get booed.

    • ageofknowledge

      Naw… she’s just really that stupid is all. Stupider than dirt.

      • She claims to be fluent in Russian, but some liberal media outlet exposed that as a lie.

        People keep passing her off as an “intellectual.”  Mainly because she was the Provost of Stanford.  But when I listen to her, she doesn’t sound any more intellectual than me with my pedestrian undergraduate degree in business.  It’s perfectly obvious how she got every job she’s ever had.  Coincidentally, the last white man we had for Secretary of State was Warren Christopher, and that was first term Clinton.

  • The perniciousness and stupidity of women liberals like Pelosi is beyond the pale.  It’s difficult to imagine anyone more stupid than her except for the voters who put her in office.

    Perhaps it was a mistake to give women the vote?  Women put Obama in office and are responsible for much of the nanny state we live in today.   

  •  Does anyone claim it does? Reaching a ‘solution’ is not what is on the table in the coming election. Realpolitik is our only possible stratagem in the short-term. Will we be on better ground under a Romney or Obama (lame-duck) administration?

    We should not start thinking that “worse is better” until we have a reasonable ability to offer an alternative. Until then, worse is worse.

  • Hirene

    There are virtually no black people living in Pelosi’s district because they would soon run this irritating woman out of town.   Well, at least the Mexicans won’t be voting in any of her spawn in the future.

  • Ol’ Nancy always looks like she’s pulling 9 G’s in an F-16.