Romney interrupted by boos saying he would repeal Obamacare

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    Jul 11, 2012 4:29 PM GMT
    What did he expect, at the NAACP convention? But his tactic is obvious. Most Blacks aren't going to vote for him over Obama, anyway, and that audience contained the tiniest percentage of November voters.

    What HIS constituency will see & hear from that speech is what Fox News and conservative radio choose for them, that's his real audience. And they'll portray Romney as the abused underdog, bravely fighting for their right-wing extremism, with plenty of pro-Romney commentator spin. And deftly avoiding the embarrassing fact that before it was Obamacare it was Romneycare, still in effect in Massachusetts.

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  • TroyAthlete

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    Jul 11, 2012 4:53 PM GMT
    The media will report the Obamacare boos, but he did receive a standing ovation at the end of the speech -- for what it's worth. *shrug* Much ado.
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    Jul 11, 2012 4:54 PM GMT
    If this report is correct, not even his own constituency have much faith in him:

    "Mitt Romney: the wrong man for the Right

    He’s politically dumb and his campaign is run by amateurs. He doesn’t have a message and doesn’t know how to deliver a message. He’s a political let-down running on auto-pilot who needs to grab the controls. He’s a man whom only friends, relatives and fellow Mormons will ever love. And his name is Mitt Romney, Republican candidate for President of the United States.

    These are stinging jabs. All were made in the past week and all share one surprising thing in common: they were delivered not from the Obama campaign’s Chicago attack machine, as you might expect, but in a succession of punches from the Right."

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/mitt-romney/9386851/Mitt-Romney-the-wrong-man-for-the-Right.html?utm_source=tmg&utm_medium=TD_9386851&utm_campaign=USeditorial1
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    Jul 11, 2012 4:54 PM GMT
    Who wouldn't applaud him finally shutting his mouth?


    TroyAthlete saidThe media will report the Obamacare boos, but he did receive a loud and long standing ovation at the end of the speech -- for what it's worth.
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    Jul 11, 2012 5:23 PM GMT
    Maybe his own people are seeing how damned Hypocritical he is regarding 'ObomonyCare'.
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    Jul 11, 2012 5:32 PM GMT
    ConfederateGhost saidWho wouldn't applaud him finally shutting his mouth?

    TroyAthlete saidThe media will report the Obamacare boos, but he did receive a loud and long standing ovation at the end of the speech -- for what it's worth.

    It's a polite custom at these kinds of appearances, signifying nothing in this case. Except that the NAACP is classier than most right-wing groups would be for Obama, like the Teabaggers. Or House Republicans, during President Obama's State of the Union address.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jul 11, 2012 6:20 PM GMT
    I actually thought it was one of his better speeches. I think the response he got was mostly pretty tepid -- boos, obviously, at his saying he will repeal Obamacare --- but a good amount of applause as well. I think he was just trying to reach out and show he was making an effort. Can't really do much more than that when 95% of the African Americans are pretty solidly supporting the President.
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    Jul 11, 2012 6:25 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidI actually thought it was one of his better speeches.

    And that's part of his problem. To borrow from Ex_Mil8's quotes above: "He doesn’t have a message and doesn’t know how to deliver a message."

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    Jul 11, 2012 6:29 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    CuriousJockAZ saidI actually thought it was one of his better speeches.

    And that's part of his problem. To borrow from Ex_Mil8's quotes above: "He doesn’t have a message and doesn’t know how to deliver a message."




    Maybe he has a message, it just hasn't been delivered yet. Timing is everything...Stay tuned! icon_wink.gif
  • DalTX

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    Jul 11, 2012 6:49 PM GMT
    His message is crystal clear on at least one issue:

    “This is a president also who is attempting to pave the way for same-sex marriage in our nation by refusing through his attorney general to defend the Defense of Marriage Act. I will defend that Act and I will also defend marriage as a relationship between a man and a woman.”
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    Jul 11, 2012 7:04 PM GMT
    DalTX saidHis message is crystal clear on at least one issue:

    “This is a president also who is attempting to pave the way for same-sex marriage in our nation by refusing through his attorney general to defend the Defense of Marriage Act. I will defend that Act and I will also defend marriage as a relationship between a man and a woman.”

    How about defending marriage as a states rights issue, not a federal issue? Republicans say marriage is a State issue when they think they can defeat it at that level. But for the States that have passed gay marriage, then it becomes a Federal issue through DOMA.

    Truth is, states rights are just a convenient ploy for the right-wingers' real concern: to be anti-gay everything, from marriage to hate crimes legislation to adoption to hospital visitation rights, and so forth. And they used that same tactic during the Civil Rights struggle of the 1950s and 1960s.

    "Oh, no," they protested, "We're not anti-Negro, we're just upholding the right of States to make these decisions." Yes, but only until they don't get their bigoted way, and then it's prohibit at the Federal level. And anyone who seeks redress in the courts is invoking evil "judicial activism" until the Right needs a court ruling favorable to them, and then it's "upholding the Constitution."

    Slippery and hypocritical is your average right winger, the old heads-I-win, tails-you-lose mentality that marks the true bully. How any gay, no, how any objective American can buy into their dishonesty and blind lust for political power is beyond me.
  • TroyAthlete

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    Jul 11, 2012 8:25 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    Truth is, states rights are just a convenient ploy for the right-wingers' real concern: to be anti-gay everything, from marriage to hate crimes legislation to adoption to hospital visitation rights, and so forth. And they used that same tactic during the Civil Rights struggle of the 1950s and 1960s.


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