Romney to NAACP: Obama made it worse for you 'in almost every way'

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    Jul 11, 2012 6:27 PM GMT
    I suspect that most non partisans will give him credit for speaking in front of a crowd that he knew would be hostile to begin with.

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    Mitt Romney told the NAACP on Wednesday that President Obama has made it worse for African-Americans “in almost every way.”

    “If equal opportunity in America were an accomplished fact, then a chronically bad economy would be equally bad for everyone,” Romney told the nation’s leading civil rights group at their national convention in Houston, Texas. “Instead, it’s worse for African-Americans in almost every way. The unemployment rate, the duration of unemployment, average income and median family wealth are all worse for the black community."

    While Obama carried the black vote in a landslide in 2008 and leads Romney 92 to 2 percent among black voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday, Romney hopes his economic pitch will resonate with a group that has been disproportionately affected by the economic downturn. He's made a similar appeal to other voting blocs, such as Hispanics and women.

    Romney on Wednesday delivered an aggressive speech to a potentially-hostile audience. He acknowledged the historic nature of Obama’s 2008 campaign, in which he became the country’s first black president, but also made the case for his own candidacy.

    “I can’t promise that I will agree on every issue, but I do promise that your hospitality to me today will be returned,” Romney said, earning applause and a swell of organ music. He also promised that he would say “yes” if invited back to speak at the convention next year as president, likely a dig at Obama, who is not scheduled to speak to the conference this year.

    Romney earned mild applause during his speech but spoke to a seemingly skeptical crowd. He earned the loudest response — widespread “boos” — when he referred to his pledge to repeal “ObamaCare,” the president’s healthcare reform legislation. But Romney, who paused to let the crowd respond, deviated from his prepared remarks to double-down on his pledge.
  • GQjock

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    Jul 11, 2012 7:15 PM GMT
    'Cept he got the most negative response from that speech of his candidacy
    He was even Boo'ed when he mentioned that he would try and repeal the Affordable Healthcare act

    Message lost
    Try a fundraiser for rich white guys instead Mitt
  • Webster666

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    Jul 11, 2012 7:19 PM GMT
    In the 2008 election, 95% of black voters voted for the black candidate.
  • DalTX

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    Jul 11, 2012 7:27 PM GMT
    Willard, go give your speech to the Koch brothers; they'll love ya.
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    Jul 11, 2012 7:41 PM GMT
    GQjock said[/cite]'Cept he got the most negative response from that speech of his candidacy. He was even Boo'ed when he mentioned that he would try and repeal the Affordable Healthcare act. Message lost. Try a fundraiser for rich white guys instead Mitt.

    jockfever: He got a standing ovation at the end, which he deserves. He was honest versus pandering, offered a vision for the nation as a whole versus divisive, manipulative class-warfare rhetoric, and reached out to a tough audience like a leader seeking a more united America.

    Webster666 said: In the 2008 election, 95% of black voters voted for the black candidate.

    jockfever: Experts predict that Obama will get a significantly lower percentage next time. His failed economic policies have been as hard or harder on black Americans. Obama's "gay marriage" evolution did not score points with black people of faith.
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    Jul 11, 2012 9:50 PM GMT
    jockfever saidGQjock said[/cite]'Cept he got the most negative response from that speech of his candidacy. He was even Boo'ed when he mentioned that he would try and repeal the Affordable Healthcare act. Message lost. Try a fundraiser for rich white guys instead Mitt.

    jockfever: He got a standing ovation at the end, which he deserves. He was honest versus pandering, offered a vision for the nation as a whole versus divisive, manipulative class-warfare rhetoric, and reached out to a tough audience like a leader seeking a more united America.

    Webster666 said: In the 2008 election, 95% of black voters voted for the black candidate.

    jockfever: Experts predict that Obama will get a significantly lower percentage next time. His failed economic policies have been as hard or harder on black Americans. Obama's "gay marriage" evolution did not score points with black people of faith.


    Yeah don't expect that story to be acknowledged by the extremists here
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    Jul 11, 2012 10:13 PM GMT
    riddler78 said
    jockfever saidGQjock said[/cite]'Cept he got the most negative response from that speech of his candidacy. He was even Boo'ed when he mentioned that he would try and repeal the Affordable Healthcare act. Message lost. Try a fundraiser for rich white guys instead Mitt.

    jockfever: He got a standing ovation at the end, which he deserves. He was honest versus pandering, offered a vision for the nation as a whole versus divisive, manipulative class-warfare rhetoric, and reached out to a tough audience like a leader seeking a more united America.

    Webster666 said: In the 2008 election, 95% of black voters voted for the black candidate.

    jockfever: Experts predict that Obama will get a significantly lower percentage next time. His failed economic policies have been as hard or harder on black Americans. Obama's "gay marriage" evolution did not score points with black people of faith.


    Yeah don't expect that story to be acknowledged by the extremists here


    So, you are saying you don't acknowledge it, then?
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    Jul 11, 2012 11:08 PM GMT
    riddler78 saidI suspect that most non partisans will give him credit for speaking in front of a crowd that he knew would be hostile to begin with.

    Yep! I sure do.. but no credit for smarts.......... sorry.. dumb stunt.
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    Jul 12, 2012 3:13 AM GMT
    NO Obama didn't make it worse, the party of no made it worse by doing everything they could to block progress from Obama, because their goal was making "OBAMA A ONE TERM PRESIDENT" they cared not a dimes worth who it hurt or how many their efforts hurt, just so they win.
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    Jul 12, 2012 11:46 AM GMT
    Obama didn't make it worse? The data and evidence unfortunately doesn't support this view.

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    Anyone who believes that this election is a shoo-in for either candidate is delusional. "It's the economy stupid" but there are also a few other potentially big issues at play that will affect this - not all of which are at the control of the Administration. But this election will likely hinge on how people think the economy is doing over anything else and on that count, Obama is failing.