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Romney's Courage and Conviction in His NAACP Speech Missed by Most of the Media
Catholic Online ^ | 7/13/12 | Keith A Fournier

Posted on 07/12/2012 8:24:03 PM PDT by tcg

...The Republican Party now has a nominee, the former Governor of my home State as a boy, Massachusetts. I must vote to discharge my duty as a faithful Catholic citizen. I will not waste my vote. I cannot vote for the current President. I will do everything I can to see he is not reelected. His leadership in the White House has demonstrated he is no friend of life, marriage and the Family and the society upon it, Religious Liberty and many other foundational causes to which I have dedicated my life. In fact, I worry for the future of our Nation, and the freedom of my Church, if he is reelected. So, I have been following Mitt Romney very closely since his nomination became a foregone conclusion.

...It is July and I am back again; this time to commend the courage of Mitt Romney. I write about Mitt Romney's address to the NAACP on Wednesday, July 11, 2012. If you have read many media reports you were fed propaganda posing as journalism. Before the speech could even be digested, the usual sources were panning, mocking, and berating the candidate. They accurately noted that his comments opposing the Affordable Care Act met with boos. However, they did not mention the applause he received at other points of the address, or at the end. Though I normally only post short portions of video clips before my articles, I am posting the entire address for my readers. Listen to it; it will be worth your while...

(Excerpt) Read more at catholic.org ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: campaign2012; naacp; republican; romney
Romney affirmed the importance of genuine marriage and the family, contended that significant and structural educational reform can best be accomplished by giving parents a choice, called for expanding participation in a truly free market and gave a clear, intelligent, well delivered and sincere policy speech to this convention. I was disappointed by the slanted coverage this solid speech received from many in the media. I wondered as I listened to the speech and the read the transcript, if many reporting on it had done the same. They seemed to simply be following propaganda talking points.
1 posted on 07/12/2012 8:24:10 PM PDT by tcg
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To: tcg

Its hard to believe there is literally zero honor and courage with almost all black people..
Almost no intelligence either.. and zero honor..

The american black culture has has almost all their honor and courage sucked out of them..
Hard to believe this can be done to a whole race of people in the United States..
other foreign blacks this is not so.. until they have become Americanized..

Could be happening with Americanized latinos as well..


2 posted on 07/12/2012 8:34:48 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: tcg
Romney affirmed the importance of genuine marriage and the family

Don't fall for it. He's a sociopath and a liar. Although Obama is often criticized for making expeditious statements during a campaign (never-ending in his case), Romney actually has a much longer history of doing that. Mitt also has a way of substituting definitions on the fly. For example, if you could could see into Romney's mind as to what he truly visualized as "genuine marriage and the family", you will see Mittens and a whole gaggle of wives -- at least one for every day of the week.

3 posted on 07/12/2012 8:43:44 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: tcg

ah, But as governor that is not what he promoted and I am not sure people who support free or low cost abortions have family values.
Oh, well.
The article referred to Romney as the nominee, actually that is incorrect, he has not been nominated yet.


4 posted on 07/12/2012 8:47:14 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: tcg
I must vote to discharge my duty as a faithful Catholic citizen.

Keith, your duty as a "faithful Catholic citizen" includes not aiding and abetting evil, whether the "O" or "R" variety.

5 posted on 07/12/2012 8:48:55 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: tcg
I will admit that it was a little bit (emphasis “little bit”) like willingly going into a flaming furnace a la Daniel's cohorts in Babylon.

Nothing is good enough for the NAACP.

Why doesn't the NAACP simply form a “Black non-Latino non-Asian non-Caucasian Killcrop” party...”BLACK”...and be honest about their racism?

6 posted on 07/12/2012 8:50:10 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: tcg

The MSM didn’t miss Romney’s courage, they deliberately ignored it, just like they ignored Obama’s cowardice in not speaking to the NAACP.


7 posted on 07/12/2012 8:56:21 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: ozzymandus
The MSM didn’t miss Romney’s courage, they deliberately ignored it, just like they ignored Obama’s cowardice in not speaking to the NAACP.

Absolutely correct! One MSM clown chastised Romney for saying he would repeal Obamacare. Indeed, it was the only point where he was booed. The clown is an idiot. Here you have a politician not pandering to his audience like Obozo would and he gets flack from some snot-nosed puke who calls herself a reporter. Clearly, she has no regard for the truth or the courage it took to say what he did to that audience.

8 posted on 07/12/2012 9:04:29 PM PDT by econjack
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To: tcg

Romney didn’t pander to a group that feels entitled to pandering. He treated them like intelligent participants in the body politic, and in life. Those souls who dared clap while the others booed have my respect, but they should seriously consider distancing themselves from the hate mongers, or even better, consider the liberation of becoming colorblind. Joining an activist group that is founded on race is settling for ignorance. People who resisted the mob have what it takes to be free of that nonsense.


9 posted on 07/12/2012 9:18:46 PM PDT by pallis
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To: tcg; All
Romney or Obama.

that is the choice.

those of you who attack Romney are only helping Obama.

Yes, THERE IS A HUGE DIFFERENCE!

Obama hates America.

Romney does not hate America.

Obama will “fundamentally transform” America if he is reelected.

We can not survive another 4 years of Obama.

10 posted on 07/12/2012 9:37:44 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: econjack; All

You are right - and the media left out that obozo didn’t have the courage to attend - he was afraid of the blacks letting him know how they appose his stance on gay marriage.

Romney was not my first, second or third choice. But the primaries are over. WE fight for Romney or we accept the end of America.

There are stark differences between the two. These are some facts you won’t see in the socialist media - as you read through them, ask yourself “Which of the two would we be in better hands with?”]

“His full Name is: Willard Mitt Romney

He was Born: March 12, 1947 and is 65 years old.

His Father: George W. Romney, former Governor of the State of Michigan

He was raised in Bloomfield Hills , Michigan

He is Married to Ann Romney since 1969; they five children.

...

Education:
B.A. from Brigham Young University,

J.D. and M.B.A. from Harvard University

Religion:
Mormon - The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints

Working Background:

After high school, he spent 30 months in France as a Mormon missionary.

After going to both Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School simultaneously, he passed the Michigan bar exam, but never worked as an attorney.

In 1984, he co-founded Bain Capital a private equity investment firm, one of the largest such firms in the United States .

In 1994, he ran for Senator of Massachusetts and lost to Ted Kennedy.

He was President and CEO of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.

In 2002, he was elected Governor of the State of Massachusetts where he eliminated a 1.5 billion deficit.

Some Interesting Facts about Romney:

Bain Capital, starting with one small office supply store in Massachusetts, turned it into Staples; now over 2,000 stores employing 90,000 people.

Bain Capital also worked to perform the same kinds of business miracles again and again, with companies like Domino’s, Sealy, Brookstone, Weather Channel, Burger King, Warner Music Group, Dollarama, Home Depot Supply, and many others.

He was an unpaid volunteer campaign worker for his dad’s gubernatorial campaign 1 year.

He was an unpaid intern in his dad’s governor’s office for eight years.

He was an unpaid bishop and state president of his church for ten years.

He was an unpaid President of the Salt Lake Olympic Committee for three years.

He took no salary and was the unpaid Governor of Massachusetts for four years.

He gave his entire inheritance from his father to charity.

Mitt Romney is one of the wealthiest self-made men in our country but has given more back to its citizens in terms of money, service and time than most men.

And in 2011 Mitt Romney gave over $4 million to charity, almost 19% of his income.... Just for comparison purposes, Obama gave 1% and Joe Biden gave $300 or .0013%.

Mitt Romney is Trustworthy:

He will show us his birth certificate

He will show us his high school and college transcripts.

He will show us his social security card.

He will show us his law degree.

He will show us his draft notice.

He will show us his medical records.

He will show us his income tax records.

He will show us he has nothing to hide.

Mitt Romney’s background, experience and trustworthiness show him to be a great leader and an excellent citizen for President of the United States.

You may think that Romney may not be the best representative the Republicans could have selected. At least we know what religion he is, and that he won’t desecrate the flag, bow down to foreign powers, or practice fiscal irresponsibility. we know he has the ability to turn this financial debacle that the current regime has gotten us into. We won’t like all the things necessary to recover from this debt, but someone with Romney’s background can do it. But, on the minus side, He never was a “Community Organizer”, never took drugs or smoked pot, never got drunk, did not associate with communists or terrorists, nor did he attend a church whose pastor called for God to damn the US”


11 posted on 07/12/2012 9:39:10 PM PDT by maine-iac7
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To: steve86

I am voting for Romney for one important reason...my taxes. Obama will increase my taxes with metaphysical certitude. Taxes affect my entire life style, more than any other item by a factor of 25:1.


12 posted on 07/12/2012 10:00:15 PM PDT by entropy12 (Hate is the most insidious emotion, it will rot your gut from the inside.)
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To: Kansas58
In an election, the total amount of votes is not nearly as important as who has the most, even by one.

A, or B, will be in the winner's circle.

You, personally, get to vote for one or the other, (or in some cases, protest by voting for a third, for protest purposes).

You may also be able to affect the outcome, in a small way, by your actions, other than voting. This is done by either talking up one of them, or talking down one of them, in the hopes of getting another voter to vote the way you see it.

Your actions, if you are active, will help A, or B.

By the same token, whichever one you are down talking, the other is being helped.

Suppressing the vote for A, helps B, because it is the spread, not the total, cast.

13 posted on 07/12/2012 10:08:04 PM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: maine-iac7

Well said! I’m going to use it for my liberal relatives, if you don’t mind. ;>


14 posted on 07/12/2012 10:14:58 PM PDT by Rennes Templar (Nov. 7. Morning in America again.)
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To: steve86

Keith’s duty as a faithful Catholic Citizen is to choose the candidate who embodies the values of the Catholic Church the most, from among those available. In the case of Obama vs. Romney, there is really no question. Though we may not agree with everything Romney did as Governor, it is just plain wrong to say there is no difference between him and Obama. He may not be the BEST candidate of all time, but he’s the best we have right now, and is an order of magnitude better than Obama.


15 posted on 07/12/2012 10:25:55 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: tcg
Romney affirmed the importance of genuine marriage and the family, contended that significant and structural educational reform can best be accomplished by giving parents a choice, called for expanding participation in a truly free market and gave a clear, intelligent, well delivered and sincere policy speech to this convention. I was disappointed by the slanted coverage this solid speech received from many in the media. I wondered as I listened to the speech and the read the transcript, if many reporting on it had done the same. They seemed to simply be following propaganda talking points.

Are we talking about the same Romney?

The Romney that as Governor of Massachusetts unconstitutionally implemented Gay Marriage effectively making him the "Father of Gay Marriage in America"?
16 posted on 07/12/2012 10:55:30 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency.)
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To: steve86
if you could could see into Romney's mind

A mind reader, eh? Well, you've only shown us into your mind - and not a pretty sight.

17 posted on 07/12/2012 11:36:46 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: SoConPubbie

That attack has been throughly shredded and debunked as to become scurrilous now.


18 posted on 07/12/2012 11:38:00 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: SuziQ
Keith’s duty as a faithful Catholic Citizen is to choose the candidate who embodies the values of the Catholic Church the most

You're suggesting that Mr. Romney, the father of both gay marriage and government funded (mandated) abortion in Massachusetts, and adherent to the Planet Kolob polygamous afterlife cult, embodies the values of the Catholic Church? You need your head examined. There are only BAD choices in this election and it is a grave sin for a Catholic to vote for either of them.

19 posted on 07/13/2012 1:59:45 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: SuziQ

After visiting a shrink please visit a priest for confession, SOON!!!


20 posted on 07/13/2012 2:02:53 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: steve86

I must vote to discharge my duty as a faithful Catholic citizen.

“Keith, your duty as a “faithful Catholic citizen” includes not aiding and abetting evil, whether the “O” or “R” variety.”

~ ~ ~

Exactly. Your duty is to God first. Voting for these
two pro-aborts, pro-sodomites, both non-Christians, is
a grave sin. There is no lessor of two evils this time.
Well, maybe “R” is worse, he pretends to be Christian and for life. But, remember Illinois, Obama is Herod. “Write in” a godly man instead.


21 posted on 07/13/2012 2:23:36 AM PDT by stpio
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To: steve86
..if you could could see into Romney's mind as to what he truly visualized as "genuine marriage and the family", you will see Mittens and a whole gaggle of wives -- at least one for every day of the week.

Give ... Me.. a ... Break

IIRC it was stated that Nixon lost to Kennedy by 1 vote per precinct.
Your non-vote, discouraging sentiments, along with others of similar mind could swing the election.
Is that what you want? Another 4 yrs. of this debacle?

22 posted on 07/13/2012 4:29:44 AM PDT by Vinnie (A)
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To: tcg; Jim Robinson

I’d like to hear from the 800 pound elephant in the room. Jim Robinson, care to speak up?


23 posted on 07/13/2012 5:39:50 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: New Jersey Realist

Don’t you think JR has better things to do than to get involved when every tattle tale runs and screams to him.

Its ridiculous already.

Friggin supposed “adults” acting like 6 y/o running to mommy all the time.


24 posted on 07/13/2012 5:52:42 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: GlockThe Vote

I just find it strange that last year there was a banner every day on this site declaring Romney a liar, cheat, etc. and that no one should support him nor would this site support him.

Now that Romney is the republican candidate, there is no banner, and I have not seen (or I missed) a declarative statement from JR.


25 posted on 07/13/2012 6:05:00 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: New Jersey Realist

I don’t think one has to support him to not slander and lie about him, such as the “father of gay marriage” b.s.

I don’t one has to be a big support to realize the most important objective is to remove the Obama regime from power - and act in ways that further that objective.


26 posted on 07/13/2012 2:09:24 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: steve86
No, Romney is not the best candidate for Catholic voters, but he is much better than Obama. There is also quite a difference between the 'values' of the Republican party and those of the Democrats. We've seen the results of Democrat 'values' over the past four years, and contrary to what 'Social Justice' Catholics like to say, they are not Catholic values. It is the duty of Catholic voters to make sure they don't have the chance to continue to change our society.

Whatever you think about Romney, he is NOT the 'father of gay marriage'. That was the brainchild of homosexual activists who were apparently in cahoots with the Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of MA. They worked together to do their thing before the voters had the chance to vote on a Marriage Amendment to the Constitution. What Romney failed to do was give the order to the Clerks not to follow the law. It isn't clear if the Clerks could have been held personally, legally liable, if they'd refused.

I don't remember government funding of abortion as part of the original Romneycare in MA. If that is in place, it could very well have been voted on by the Democrat legislature. They have been fiddling with Romneycare ever since it went into effect. and if they wanted it, there was nothing Romney could do. They overrode several of his vetos of the changes they made in the health care program when he first proposed it.

27 posted on 07/13/2012 10:02:36 PM PDT by SuziQ
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