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Hecklers Mar Romney Visit to Inner-City Charter School in Phila. ("get out" of black neighborhood
The Washington Post ^ | Thursday, May 24, 2012 | Philip Rucker

Posted on 05/27/2012 8:42:37 AM PDT by kristinn

When Mitt Romney came to an inner-city charter school here Thursday to promote his new education agenda, he received something of a history lecture about the persecution of blacks in America and the struggles of African American children to meet the academic achievements of their white counterparts.

Seeking to broaden his appeal heading into the general election, Romney was venturing for his first time in this campaign into an impoverished black neighborhood to hear the concerns of local educators and community leaders. But here in the streets of West Philadelphia, the emotion surrounding his contest with the nation’s first black president was raw, as dozens of neighborhood residents shouted, “Get out, Romney, get out!”

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Outside, meanwhile, some brick row houses across from the school were boarded up. Police had cordoned off a full city block to protect Romney and his entourage. Residents, some of them organized by Obama’s campaign, stood on their porches and gathered at a sidewalk corner to shout angrily at Romney. Some held signs saying, “We are the 99%.” One man’s placard trumpeted an often-referenced Romney gaffe: “I am not concerned about the very poor.”

Madaline G. Dunn, 78, who said she has lived here for 50 years and volunteers at the school, said she is “personally offended” that Romney would visit her neighborhood.

“It’s not appreciated here,” she said. “It is absolutely denigrating for him to come in here and speak his garbage.”

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When he visited a classroom where the kids in the elementary school choir were standing, swaying and clapping to the beat of Kirk Franklin’s “I Smile,” Romney appeared charmed but did not dance with them. Rather, he tapped one of his toes slightly and bobbed his head, but did not catch the rhythm..

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania
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This example of mob racism has been ignored by the media. Only Slate and UPI picked up the Post's story of Romney being told to get out of a black neighborhood. Where is the universal condemnation by the media that came down like a ton of bricks on the 2008 McCain campaign for singular comments supposedly said by supporters? Crickets...
1 posted on 05/27/2012 8:42:49 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn
Romney ... tapped one of his toes slightly and bobbed his head, but did not catch the rhythm.
No rhythm and white men can't jump either. What a shame.
Based on these serious shortcomings, I guess I'll have to vote for 0bama.
2 posted on 05/27/2012 8:54:01 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: kristinn

West Philly = HELLHOLE


3 posted on 05/27/2012 8:54:52 AM PDT by BillyBonebrake
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To: kristinn

***he received something of a history lecture about the persecution of blacks in America ...***

When the Republicans freed the blacks after four years of bloodletting it appears the freed blacks grabbed their shackles and refused to leave massa.

One hundred and forty seven years later....They still cling to their shackles and worship at the feet of their democratic massa.


4 posted on 05/27/2012 8:55:36 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Anything Goes, Phantom of the Opera, Nice work if you can get it, EVITA. On BROADWAY last week.!)
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To: kristinn

the money quote:

“organized by Obama’s campaign”


5 posted on 05/27/2012 8:55:51 AM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: kristinn

Yep, we are supposed to be upset about the legacy of slavery and Jim Crow and all that.

Yep, that’s why today’s young black students have such poor achievement in school. It’s because of slavery and discrimination.

And all of the negative effects of ghetto culture are due to racism. The whole baby mama culture sprang up as a reaction to discrimination.

Roving youth gangs in the ghetto are there because of racism. People in the ghetto are grappling with poverty due to discrimination and racism. The man will keep them down.....................

And, the bottom line with these inner city schools is that we just don’t spend enough money on these schools, right??????

And why don’t we talk about reparations for slavery? We can’t expect these young people to do well in school, when their distant ancestors were slaves. We have to understand that young black men go into the gangs because there are no jobs. We have to understand that the baby mamas are grappling with poverty and struggling to survive on a limited budget. Their baby daddy’s can’t get a job because the man keeps them down. Racist prosecutors put too many young black men in prison.............

(sarcasm and tongue in cheek remarks!)


6 posted on 05/27/2012 8:57:27 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: kristinn

Agree: my question is the persecution of blacks why we have a black president?.
Never expect logic and reason from the media,their record sucks.


7 posted on 05/27/2012 8:58:22 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: kristinn

Ahhhh...the washington past.....bravely singing the theme song that Springsteen gave them......”I’m going down, down, down, down, down...”


8 posted on 05/27/2012 8:59:22 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: kristinn

Screaming mindlessly at the someone who`s looking to bring solutions, rather than pouring $$$ down the status quo rathole. Evidence some additional mental development is in order for some “members” of society.

Much as I`d like to denigrate them, instead I kind of pity them. They`re following orders to believe and act that way. They have no discernible ability to think critically or gain understanding beyond screaming, howling and grunting on cue.


9 posted on 05/27/2012 9:01:01 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: kristinn
He should take their advice: Get the hell out.
Those people are lost and visiting was a waste of time and energy.

Get out, and take Federal money with you. They can sink or swim on their own.
Guess which.

10 posted on 05/27/2012 9:03:29 AM PDT by grobdriver
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To: kristinn

IGNORANCE


11 posted on 05/27/2012 9:04:31 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: kristinn
Madaline G. Dunn, 78, who said she has lived here for 50 years and volunteers at the school, said she is “personally offended” that Romney would visit her neighborhood.

What if George Zimmerman had told Trayvon Martin that he was "personally offended" that Martin would visit "his neighborhood?"

-PJ

12 posted on 05/27/2012 9:05:38 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: kristinn
Madaline G. Dunn, 78, who said she has lived here for 50 years and volunteers at the school, said she is “personally offended” that Romney would visit her neighborhood. “It’s not appreciated here,” she said. “It is absolutely denigrating for him to come in here and speak his garbage.”

I wonder how Ms. Dunn would react if hers was the greeting extended to the first black family in the neighborhood she speaks of...

13 posted on 05/27/2012 9:05:57 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: Vaduz

Well, the liberal view is that America hasn’t given up on racism. They say that the paradox is, that while a black man can be elected president, that a black man can’t walk down a street, hinting at Trayvon Martin.

So, to the liberals/black activists, even electing a black president means nothing, in terms of race relations, equal opportunity, or any of those issues.


14 posted on 05/27/2012 9:06:50 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: kristinn
the emotion surrounding his contest with the nation’s first black president was raw

Oh, you mean like Racism....

15 posted on 05/27/2012 9:07:20 AM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: kristinn

Why is he wasting time campaigning in Obama’ wheelhouse? No need to pander to this constituency.Dems will always win at the game of pandering to this federal funds dependent constituency. Ignore them and concentrate on the rest of America.


16 posted on 05/27/2012 9:10:35 AM PDT by chuckee
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To: kristinn

It’s a no win situation. If he didn’t visit places like this, he would be called a racist for ignoring black voters.


17 posted on 05/27/2012 9:12:23 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Agree it’s proof that some people can’t be pleased no matter what.
They are the same people who can’t sleep at night unless they have caused misery on others.
Some hate them selves and blame others for failure.


18 posted on 05/27/2012 9:14:26 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: reagandemocrat

How many were bussed in?


20 posted on 05/27/2012 9:18:51 AM PDT by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is the operational wing of CPUSA.)
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To: kristinn

Racist bastards


21 posted on 05/27/2012 9:20:40 AM PDT by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: kristinn
If I were Romney, I wouldn't waste any time or money making campaign stops in black neighborhoods. He's not going to earn any of their votes and he'll only get heckled and jeered.

He needs to chase the votes he can get.

22 posted on 05/27/2012 9:28:16 AM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
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To: kristinn

Was Romney called racist for trying to talk with blacks?


23 posted on 05/27/2012 9:30:54 AM PDT by Baynative (REMEMBER: Without America there is no free world!)
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To: kristinn

i find it hilarious when anyone on the right tries to court the black vote.

do they honestly believe blacks, as a majority, will vote for anyone other then the black guy giving them handouts?


25 posted on 05/27/2012 9:39:33 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: kristinn
Madaline G. Dunn, 78, who said she has lived here for 50 years and volunteers at the school, said she is “personally offended” that Romney would visit her neighborhood

Racist bitch.

26 posted on 05/27/2012 9:39:52 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: sten

97% of nonracists blacks say no. They then vote for the black one.


27 posted on 05/27/2012 9:41:00 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: kristinn
Well, Zero can't very well run on his record now can he?

This is the big plan- to portray Obama opponents as racists either directly or via bombastic class warfare rhetoric. But it all refers back to demonizing and cowing whitey. They still cling to the fantasy that white guilt will kick in as it did in 2008. Won't work this time as their finger-wagging-moral-high ground will be exposed as a heaping pile of astroturf. (Exposed only in the new media) This cynical tactic will blow up in their face big time. It's dangerous too, they know it, but, for them, the ends justify any means. Such a nasty bunch.

Oh, and another thing, I don't believe the polls this time around. A lot of regular people I know not particularly politically-minded are seething but keeping it mostly under wraps, preferring to vent in the voting booth. I can honestly testify that nobody I've spoken to in the past three plus years has described or hinted that Zero was "likable." Far from it! More leftist propaganda.

28 posted on 05/27/2012 9:43:30 AM PDT by Dysart (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. -- Edmund Burke)
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To: Gaffer

Madeline G. Dunn (Husband Rodney) is ‘offended’ Mitt Romeny ventured into her domain and politicked. Were she and Rodney offended when the two black panther goons intimidated white voters there?


29 posted on 05/27/2012 9:43:44 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: kristinn
Madaline G. Dunn, 78, who said she has lived here for 50 years and volunteers at the school, said she is “personally offended” that Romney would visit her neighborhood.

So am I.
Why on earth would Romney go anywhere near the putrid bowels of a concentrated Democrat parasite nest ("city") like Philadelphia?
To broaden his appeal??
Romney is a moron.

Pray for America. Real America.

30 posted on 05/27/2012 9:45:42 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I was thinking about what I have been learning in psych classes. When an individual comes into hard times there are 2 ways to react. 1. keep trying, don’t give up. 2. blame everyone else in what is called -— learned helplessness.

This morning I thought that it could be reasonable to conclude that the education system is reinforcing bad parenting and teaching children learned helplessness by not letting them struggle through a problem and by taking out ALL competition in the early years. It’s just an idea, of course.

Oh, it is already documented that smaller classes are better all around. No need to spend more money.


31 posted on 05/27/2012 9:45:52 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: sten
i find it hilarious when anyone on the right tries to court the black vote.

do they honestly believe blacks, as a majority, will vote for anyone other then the black guy giving them handouts?

Precisely.
Unless Mittens promises to pay their rent, put gas in their SUVs, triple their food stamps, and give them lots of "free money" from "his stash", Romney is wasting his time. He has to know this. Is his campaign really this incompetent?

32 posted on 05/27/2012 9:50:08 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: grobdriver
They can sink or swim on their own.

Agreed...let them fend for themselves. Starve the beast.

33 posted on 05/27/2012 9:51:45 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: huldah1776

And, on a related point, money is not the biggest problem facing these schools.

If you have critical masses of kids who don’t know how to behave, or don’t want to behave in class, then not much learning will take place. If critical masses of kids think that doing well in school is “acting white”, then similarly, not too much education will happen.

Considering the environment in these schools is not conducive to learning, and, that unfortunately, the homes many of these kids live in are chaotic, and not conducive to keeping up with homework, among other things, then you end up with critical masses of uneducated kids.


34 posted on 05/27/2012 9:54:53 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Drew68

Actually it will help convince on the fence whites about the existence of black racism. Romney is being very smart by doing what he is doing since it exposes the race hustlers for what they are! He should continue to engage black and hispanic voters no matter how vicious they get for once the mushy middle see the type of unfair treatment he gets, it will harden the mushy middle’s attitudes against the Obamaites!


35 posted on 05/27/2012 9:55:13 AM PDT by mdmathis6 (Kiss the Son!)
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To: kristinn
Madaline G. Dunn...said she is “personally offended” that Romney would visit her neighborhood

Madaline Dunn sounds like an obama voter. In fact she sounds like an obama relative!

36 posted on 05/27/2012 9:57:25 AM PDT by Lady Lucky (Non-compliant, not govt-issued, and not voting for Romney.)
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To: kristinn

This is where Eric Holder’s New Black Panther Party tried to prevent white people from voting.


37 posted on 05/27/2012 9:58:00 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: kristinn
he received something of a history lecture about the persecution of blacks in America and the struggles of African American children to meet the academic achievements of their white counterparts.

Boo hoo, I think I am going to cry...

Must be pathetic to not be responsible for anything.

38 posted on 05/27/2012 10:00:19 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: Lancey Howard

Actually, I’d like to see Romney visit the neighbor hood again...just to see this lady and personally offend her again by his presence!

Romney did what Obama advocated his accolytes do...he “got in their face”! (and they got offended by it!)


39 posted on 05/27/2012 10:01:17 AM PDT by mdmathis6 (Kiss the Son!)
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To: BillyBonebrake
"West Philly = HELLHOLE"

Chicago, LA, Boston, Cleveland, Miami, SF, Houston, Atlanta, Baltimore, Knoxville, Pittsburgh, NYC all have one thing in common (besides guaranteed liberal voting blocks) - SEGREGATION.

Ghetto residents live in cities and face most of the costs --monetary and otherwise -- of urban residence. But the ghetto cuts them off from the informational connections and job markets that make city living worthwhile for so many people.

40 posted on 05/27/2012 10:02:49 AM PDT by Baynative (REMEMBER: Without America there is no free world!)
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To: grobdriver

Get out, and take Federal money with you. They can sink or swim on their own.


They need to blame their own ancestors, who, 147 years ago, sold the 40 acres, then shot the mule for food.


41 posted on 05/27/2012 10:06:01 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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42 posted on 05/27/2012 10:07:18 AM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: t1b8zs

IGNORANCE


More like bigoted racism inflamed by the racist cabal in DC. If his books said anything, they explained his hatred for whites and everything America stands for.
As a newly elected Obama said, “America is the greatest nation in the world and I intend to change that.”


43 posted on 05/27/2012 10:12:11 AM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: kristinn
It is time that the bigoted blacks get called out on their insufferable ignorance. When I was tutoring at Chicago's infamous Tilden High School there were students who did not know that Mississippi was a state, who the mayor was and how to differentiate between the word miser and mister. They were 16 years old and did not know how to sit properly in class much less how to sit still and concentrate on any subject matter set before them.

Now these poorly brought up generations of citizens are acting like the stupid bigots they have become. This is due mainly to poor upbringing, idiot leaders like Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Barak Obama, David Axelrod, Valerie Whatshername, etc. and an intellectually starved community that does not promote education/hard work and dreams but does promote the give-me entitlement culture and a victim mentality. Madaline G. Dunn is the perfect example of a bigoted idiot who promotes hateful ignorance. It is disgusting that she is put in a position of role model.

Who in their right mind wants to be identified with the Democratic Party? To me the Democratic Parity equates to stupid, undereducated, selfish, greedy for other peoples’ money citizens.

44 posted on 05/27/2012 10:14:31 AM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Coulter, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. Thank you.)
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To: Feckless

Crowd herd tribalism fueled by ignorant emotionalism with underlying racist tones. Not unlike the propagandized, ignorant worshippers of Dear Leader in North Korea-—seriously!


45 posted on 05/27/2012 10:15:25 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: Lancey Howard; kristinn
Madaline G. Dunn, 78, who said she has lived here for 50 years and volunteers at the school, said she is “personally offended” that Romney would visit her neighborhood.

Well, on the positive side, she's not going to be alive for very long, not at that advanced age.

46 posted on 05/27/2012 10:18:54 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The so-called 'mainstream' media has gone from "biased" straight to "utterly surreal".)
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To: kristinn

In reaching out to the so-called black community as Romney did its damned if you do and damned if you dont. What a conundrum. I say as painful as it is, do continue to make occasional outreach visits like this. Maybe you open a few blinded eyes in the process but they can never claim he didnt reach out. Let the chips fall where they may and their responsible for their own reactions.


47 posted on 05/27/2012 10:27:39 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: tflabo

Responsibility is not something taught in the ‘black community’, sadly.


48 posted on 05/27/2012 10:30:21 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: kristinn

Whites are not welcome in black neighborhoods? Ok.


49 posted on 05/27/2012 10:32:38 AM PDT by linn37 (Newt supporter here.)
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To: Fred Hayek
How many were bussed in?

And how many smokes were passed out? Oh wait, this is Philly - how many blunts?

50 posted on 05/27/2012 10:36:54 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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