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NAACP welcomes top political figures, but Obama notably absent
FoxNews.com ^ | July 10, 2012 | Maggie Kerkman

Posted on 07/10/2012 10:45:49 PM PDT by Hunton Peck

An array of prominent political figures are converging on Houston this week for the NAACP's annual convention.

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder spoke Tuesday, Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks Wednesday and Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled for Thursday. But one person is noticeably absent: President Obama himself.

Political experts say this is an indicator of just how confident the president is that the majority of black voters will go his way.

"Granted, the novelty and historic dimensions have faded," says political expert Mark Jones of Rice University, "but I believe the president feels the African-American community will turn out in force to elect him."

Indeed, polls show the president enjoys almost as much support among African-American voters now as he did four years ago. Still, if it's a close election, experts are keeping their eyes on a few key swing states like Florida, Ohio and Virginia -- states where a surge of African-American voters could make a difference for the president.

Attendees of the NAACP convention are determined to get as many voters out to the polls as possible. They're organizing and developing plans to...

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: naacp; obama
Feeling neglected? Taken for granted? Like Barack would rather spend his time golfing and hanging out with George Clooney and other big-money types than with the people?
1 posted on 07/10/2012 10:46:01 PM PDT by Hunton Peck
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To: Hunton Peck

Actually, when Morgan Freeman say you’re not the first “Black President”....well then, you’re not black....and not invited.

How racist of them.


2 posted on 07/10/2012 10:55:44 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: Puckster

“says”


3 posted on 07/10/2012 10:56:45 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: Hunton Peck

Where else they gonna vote??


4 posted on 07/10/2012 10:58:59 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: Hunton Peck

Black leaders are disgusted at his coming out of the closet on homosexual marriage. He’s not one of them. He’s a white Marxist.


5 posted on 07/10/2012 11:04:59 PM PDT by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: Seeing More Clearly Now

“He’s a white Marxist.”

And they will settle for nothing less than a Black Marxist?


6 posted on 07/10/2012 11:09:57 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: Hunton Peck

Sending Holder to speak before the NAACP had nothing to do with whether Obama wanted to go or not.

After being held in contempt of Congress, trotting Holder out to make a public appearance like this is their way of saying F You to the Republicans in the House and to the country generally.

It’s like brazenly spiking the prosecution of the New Black Panthers for voter intimidation.

They’re saying yes we’re lawless, and there is nothing you can do about it.


7 posted on 07/10/2012 11:12:07 PM PDT by Meet the New Boss
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To: Hunton Peck

I think it’s a mutual understanding that it’s best if he doesn’t emphasize his alignment with blacks, politically, so as not to rile up the crackers. A no-brainer.


8 posted on 07/10/2012 11:15:07 PM PDT by dr_lew
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“I think it’s a mutual understanding that it’s best if he doesn’t emphasize his alignment with blacks, politically, so as not to rile up the crackers. A no-brainer.”

Heh heh heh ... crackers ... I love that epithet. But idn’t spelled crackas?


9 posted on 07/10/2012 11:24:42 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Newt Gingrich was part of the Reagan Revolution's Murderers' Row." - Jeffrey Lord, Reagan Admin.)
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To: Hunton Peck

And Mitt Romney will, yet again, not have one of his best speaking performances, and Mitt will, probably, be interrupted, during his speech, anyways! How can Mitt Romney, truly, better himself, with his presence at the NAACP? This is despite Mitt being a leftist, RINO Republican! This is a lose-lose situation for Mitt Romney-attacked for coming and attacked if Mitt decided to not show up for this.


10 posted on 07/11/2012 12:39:23 AM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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To: Hunton Peck

“”Granted, the novelty and historic dimensions have faded,” says political expert Mark Jones of Rice University, “but I believe the president feels the African-American community will turn out in force to elect him.””

Why would “massa” need to visit the field-hands if he knows they arent going to run away?


11 posted on 07/11/2012 2:34:40 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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This will cost him!

This time Obama will only get 97.99% of the black vote.


12 posted on 07/11/2012 3:03:20 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Ayn Rand: "In any compromise between food and poison, it is only death that can win")
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To: Puckster

“Political experts say this is an indicator of just how confident the president is that the majority of black voters will go his way.”

Actually, we won’t be seeing Obama playing basketball up through the election either; he has to pretend that he is “white enough” to sucker white liberals into voting for him again. Unfortunately, so many have paid such a financial price for voting for him 4 years ago this probably won’t happen.


13 posted on 07/11/2012 3:07:38 AM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: Hunton Peck

Blacks should be ashamed of themselves at this point for worshipping this con man.


14 posted on 07/11/2012 3:15:52 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Iron Munro
"This will cost him!

This time Obama will only get 97.99% of the black vote."

The 2.01% won't vote for the Republican they just won't vote. . . . .

15 posted on 07/11/2012 3:57:04 AM PDT by DeaconRed (My vote in Nov will be dictated by my extreme hatred for ZERO and what he is doing to our country.)
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To: GlockThe Vote
"Blacks should be ashamed of themselves at this point for worshipping this con man."

Are you kidding me? This is the group that supports Jessie, Al Dullton, Tawanda Browlie, Travon Martin, OJ and many, many others that don't deserve any support.

16 posted on 07/11/2012 4:01:43 AM PDT by DeaconRed (My vote in Nov will be dictated by my extreme hatred for ZERO and what he is doing to our country.)
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"U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder spoke Tuesday"

Headline of the Day: Journalists Required To Show IDs at Eric Holder’s Talk On The Evil of IDs

http://americanglob.com/2012/07/10/journalists-required-to-show-ids-at-eric-holders-talk-on-the-evil-of-ids/

17 posted on 07/11/2012 4:09:18 AM PDT by radioone
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To: Hunton Peck
Do blacks not realize that Obama has destroyed their hopes for another black President for at least 50 years?

Obama is so bad, his economy is so awful that the next potential black candidate will remind voters of his terrible presidency.

No one, not whites, hispanics, Jews will ever elect another black candidate. With a potential black nominee, folks will say "No thanks, we've been there, done that. It stunk."

Think about it - wil we ever elect another peanut farmer President?

18 posted on 07/11/2012 4:10:11 AM PDT by eCSMaster ('Nancy Pelosi is a DINGBAT.' - Gov. Sarah Palin)
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To: Hunton Peck

How many Dem.Reps. and Senators are asking him to stay away???????????????????????????????


19 posted on 07/11/2012 4:14:28 AM PDT by bandleader
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I thought Slick Willy was??????????????????


20 posted on 07/11/2012 4:15:52 AM PDT by bandleader
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NAACP welcomes top political figures

Only within a deracinated and destroyed people would non-white race groups be treated as legitimate political entities while most whites run around in circles over 'racism'.

21 posted on 07/11/2012 4:18:36 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: Hunton Peck

Obama is not going because he doesn’t have to. Besides, he doesn’t want or need to the optics. He will be using his “white half” during the campaign. He is doing very badly among white voters who still make up about two-thirds of the electorate. In 2008, Obama received 43% of the white vote. He is polling way below that now.


22 posted on 07/11/2012 5:23:37 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Hunton Peck

Will they check IDs at the door ?


23 posted on 07/11/2012 5:28:47 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

**Will they check IDs at the door ?


Feds: One in 14 Texas Adults Has no Photo I.D. (NAACP’s Eric Holder meeting requires photo ID)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2905014/posts

From the article:

NOTE: All media must present government-issued photo I.D. (such as a driver’s license) as well as valid media credentials. Members of the media must RSVP to receive press credentials at xxxxx@xxxxxxxxx.com. For security purposes, media check-in and equipment set up must be completed by 10:15 a.m. CDT for a 10:30 a.m. CDT security sweep. Once the security sweep is completed, additional media equipment will NOT be permitted to enter and swept equipment will NOT be permitted to exit. Press inquiries regarding logistics should be directed to Xxxxx Xxxxxx at XXXXX@XXXX.com or XXX-XXX-XXXX.


24 posted on 07/11/2012 7:48:19 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (It's time to take out the trash in DC.)
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To: bandleader

“I thought Slick Willy was??????????????????”

He was, it was an Honorary in Black Presidency.


25 posted on 07/11/2012 12:48:37 PM PDT by Puckster
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