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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Griper Blade: Republican Politics of Racism Finally Pay Off

It's one of those things that are so pointless and doomed from the gitgo that you wonder why the disaster wasn't obvious before it happened. Just a while ago, Mitt Romney spoke to the annual meeting of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People [NAACP]. You didn't have to be a soothsayer to know things wouldn't go well. Mitt represents a party whose recent (in some cases very recent) history shows the politicization of race to frighten white voters and create division.

But the calculus may have been that things couldn't possibly get worse for a GOP candidate with African-American voters. In 2008, Barack Obama pulled in about 95% of the black vote and there's been no sign of change on that front. Thinbs could only get better, Team Romney may have reasoned, because they weren't likely to get any worse.

That reasoning may have been in error.


With House Republicans planning to vote on the repeal of the Affordable Care Act for the 31st time on Wednesday, the party’s presidential candidate was booed loudly for suggesting he would repeal the law if elected. Speaking at the NAACP conference in Houston, Texas, Mitt Romney asserted that he would repeal “wasteful” programs that don’t promote job growth. “Including Obamacare,” Romney said, to a resounding chorus of boos from the crowd...

There's video at the link. The booing is so intense that Romney can't bring himself to finish his sentence. This is what you call your "political disaster."...[CLICK TO READ FULL POST]

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