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To GOP: Round up blacks for the camera (LIBERAL 'COLUMNIST' BLOWS A GASKET)
Chicago Sun-Times ^ | August 26, 2012 | LAURA WASHINGTON LauraSWashington@aol.com

Posted on 08/27/2012 10:37:11 AM PDT by Chi-townChief

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will be formally nominated this week at the Republican National Convention in Tampa. It’s his first and best chance to tell his personal story and warm up before a national audience in prime time. (Did you know his real first name is “Willard?”).

The GOP ticket is still trailing the competition in national polls. Republicans must make a tricky pitch: Convince voters that the reserved, wealthy businessman can “save” America from a personally popular incumbent.

As the four-day confab kicks off in Florida, here are a few words to the wise men of the GOP.

You need a Plan B, in case Hurricane Isaac drops by for the festivities. Even if the storm skirts Tampa and lands elsewhere, TV viewers are likely to flip away to the weather channel early and often. A bunch of politicians sitting in a convention hall is no match for the drama Mother Nature can whip up.

Keep the rabble-rousing right wing on the plantation. Remember the crowd who kept Romney dancing during the primary season?

Don’t worry — they won’t let you forget. Newt Gingrich, Michele Bachmann, Ron Paul, the Ricks (Santorum and Perry), and The Donald. Romney’s people wisely declined to give most of them speaking roles at the convention, but where there’s a camera, there’s a way.

Round up the women folk and a preppy black couple or two. You’ll need some props to preempt the rainbow display of blacks, Asians, Latinos, LGBTQI’s, Wal-Mart moms and the multitudinous other demographic slices the Democrats will roll out at their convention in Charlotte.

That might be tough. Black voters, for example, prefer President Barack Obama over Romney by 94 percent to 0 percent, says a recent NBC/Wall Street Journal poll.

Bury the Republican National Committee’s convention platform. It’s been Akin-ized. Missouri U.S. Rep. and GOP Senate nominee Todd Akin’s comment on “legitimate rape” has plunged the Romney campaign into a losing debate about abortion and women’s rights.

The platform calls for a constitutional amendment outlawing abortion in all cases, including rape and incest. That view, an anathema to independent women voters, has been championed by not only Akin, but also U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, Romney’s very own running mate.

Finally, it’s Etch-a-Sketch time. Romney desperately needs to reshape his stiff, gaffe-prone campaign. The convention will be his best shot to remake that image and convince Americans that he is a preferable alternative to Obama.

In March, at the height of the Republican primary battles, Romney campaign lieutenant Eric Fehrnstrom sparked a furor when he suggested his boss would run a different kind of general election campaign.

“I think everything changes,” Fehrnstrom said in an appearance on CNN. “It’s almost like an Etch-a-Sketch. You kind of shake it up and restart all over again.”

Shake it up, baby.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 0bama; 2012; blacks; laurawashington; racecard; racism; romney
It's amazing how goofy the liberals are going lately in trying to inject race into the campaign - Ms. Washington writes as if she is not aware that it was the democrats literally beating blacks in the street in the century and it is the democrats who continue to beat the hell out of them (and all of us) financially in this century.
1 posted on 08/27/2012 10:37:22 AM PDT by Chi-townChief
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To: Chi-townChief

Another useful tool for the demwit party. Think fo yoself sistah.


2 posted on 08/27/2012 10:42:46 AM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: Chi-townChief

“Black voters, for example, prefer President Barack Obama over Romney by 94 percent to 0 percent....”

NO RACISM HERE!


3 posted on 08/27/2012 10:43:04 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: Chi-townChief

OH! I get it “(LIBERAL ‘COLUMNIST’ BLOWS A GASKET) translates to “BARF ALERT”.

NO problem.


4 posted on 08/27/2012 10:44:52 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Chi-townChief

>> Republicans must make a tricky pitch: Convince voters that the reserved, wealthy businessman can “save” America from a personally popular incumbent.

That may be the most rose-colored liberal characterization of this election that I’ve seen. “Personally popular incumbent” is a very carefully worded term ... because his professional popularity ain’t so pretty.

There is a “tricky” argument here, and it isn’t Romney’s. Obama must convince people that Romney being “reserved”, “wealthy”, and a “businessman”, and that Obama’s “personal popularity” are all matter more important than Obama’s professional performance. I just don’t see that argument succeeding.

The real truth is, Mitt doesn’t even need to convince voters that this “personally popular incumbent” has done a lousy job. They’re convinced, and right there for the taking. All Mitt has to do is take them.

SnakeDoc


5 posted on 08/27/2012 10:48:02 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens, Justified)
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To: Chi-townChief
94 Percent'er


6 posted on 08/27/2012 10:49:17 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Chi-townChief

UGH, this drivel is actually published in the Chicago Sun Times?!


7 posted on 08/27/2012 10:50:56 AM PDT by nutmeg (I'm with Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz: "ABO"/Ryan 2012)
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To: V_TWIN

If that’s truly the case, then blacks are more owned by the ‘rats now than by the slaveholders over 150 years ago.


8 posted on 08/27/2012 10:51:12 AM PDT by Chi-townChief
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To: TexasCajun

IT’S A MAN, BABY!


9 posted on 08/27/2012 10:56:21 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: Chi-townChief

Supposedly they have put the delegations for NY, Guam, and Puerto Rico in the front for TV, but that is not racist. It is smart.


10 posted on 08/27/2012 10:59:11 AM PDT by sakic
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To: Chi-townChief
Black voters, for example, prefer President Barack Obama over Romney by 94 percent to 0 percent,

I guess the 6% will be voting for either the LIBERTARIAN PARTY, the GREEN PARTY or another very minor third party!!

11 posted on 08/27/2012 11:03:40 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Yes, Obama, I had help with my business. MY CUSTOMERS!)
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To: Chi-townChief
From Northwestern’s website (she received her journalism degree there):

“Since then she has been a reporter, assistant editor, and now editor and publisher of The Chicago Reporter, an investigative monthly that explores racial and urban affairs in Chicago. In 1985, she was press secretary for Mayor Harold Washington.”

So in other words, she's connected to Valerie Jarrett - at the least - and is just another sycophant media person with an agenda - not to mention sounding very suspiciously racist.

12 posted on 08/27/2012 11:04:12 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Chi-townChief
LGBTQI’s

Wait. Wha? This just keeps getting longer.

L = Lesbians

G = Gay

B = Bisexual

T = Transgender

Q = Is this Queer or Questioning?

I = I have no idea what "I" stands for here.

Goodness. How many letters and people can they tack onto this?

Wal-Mart moms

I would have thought that they would be in our tent. Good liberals don't shop at the evil Walmart.

13 posted on 08/27/2012 11:04:42 AM PDT by Pinkbell
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To: Chi-townChief
(Did you know his real first name is “Willard?”

Yeah, Laura baby. Did you know Barky's real last name is "Soetoro" and that he was a foreign exchange student from Kenya?

THIS is all they've got? Romney will win in a landslide.

14 posted on 08/27/2012 11:23:20 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (My game is disruption. I will use lethal force --my vote-- in self-defense against Obama.)
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To: Chi-townChief

She hates white people. Especially all those white boys who didn’t call the next day.


15 posted on 08/27/2012 11:24:29 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: ozzymandus

After the ugly white boys paid her $30, there would be no reason to call her back. ;>)


16 posted on 08/27/2012 11:30:17 AM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Gator113

the ugly white boys = the blind drunk white boys


17 posted on 08/27/2012 11:32:15 AM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: rockinqsranch
OH! I get it “(LIBERAL ‘COLUMNIST’ BLOWS A GASKET) translates to “BARF ALERT”.

Barf Alert with possible entertainment value on the side.

18 posted on 08/27/2012 11:33:15 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Chi-townChief

PROJECTION

Recall in the 2008 election cycle when Barack Obama’s staff was caught telling people (by race) who should stand behind candidate Obama and just where they should stand to create the politically correct racial demographic mix to appeal to voters.


19 posted on 08/27/2012 11:40:39 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: Pinkbell

Irrational? ;-)


20 posted on 08/27/2012 11:55:03 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

Just another commie like jarrett.


21 posted on 08/27/2012 11:55:15 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Sarah speaking at the romney convention would be like Led Zeppelin opening for The Monkees)
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To: Chi-townChief; All
"Gaffe prone?"

I must've missed these gaffes. The press tried to spin his London-Israel-Poland trips into a gaffe factor but failed.

94% for Obama, 0% for Romney among blacks? Absolute racism and that missing 6% are afraid of being painted as race traitors. Obama's brought only more misery to the black community, even higher unemployment, even lower wages, engaged in race-baiting divisive politics with an Attorney General pursuing a racist agenda.

After four years, the record is clear: Barack Obama doesn't care about black people.

Democrats have a "rainbow" for the camera because they have quotas; that's why the man who won delegates against Obama in West Virginia won't be represented on the floor. He didn't win enough delegates to meet the "diversity" requirements of the DNC so none will be seated.

22 posted on 08/27/2012 11:55:55 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 71 days away.)
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To: TexasCajun

Is that Whoopie’s sister? Could be, as they both have a high level of fugliness. Scary.


23 posted on 08/27/2012 11:56:13 AM PDT by Old Grumpy
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To: V_TWIN

94% Black “Democrat political slave” voters, for example, prefer President Barack Obama over Romney. Only 6% are Free blacks? Why, because they have free political minds, and can see, and question what is going on rather than being told by Masser Democrat? There is no Hope or Change for racism and stupidity for some people so long as they don’t open their eyes and listen to apposing views.


24 posted on 08/27/2012 11:58:48 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Who you chose as President isn't as important as his choice of political appointees.)
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To: TexasCajun

JarJar Binks?


25 posted on 08/27/2012 12:03:29 PM PDT by Rightwing Conspiratr1
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To: Pinkbell
The Q is 'Queer or Questioning' and the I is 'intersex,' those whose biological sex isn't easily classified male or female because of chromosomal or other anomalies.

Goodness. How many letters and people can they tack onto this?

Sometimes they add a second T ("two-spirited," which I've never grasped) or another Q to those 'Queer' or 'Questioning' don't have to share.

A, the asexuals, are routinely ignored.

26 posted on 08/27/2012 12:05:53 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 71 days away.)
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To: Chi-townChief
(Did you know his real first name is “Willard?”).

That's Bishop Willard from the planet Kolob to you, unwashed gentile!

< /sarc >

27 posted on 08/27/2012 12:24:14 PM PDT by Mormon Cricket
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To: Pinkbell

I take it you haven’t spent any time in walmart lateley. I so this not seeing a /s after your comments.


28 posted on 08/27/2012 12:27:30 PM PDT by Bruinator ("For socialism is not merely the labour question, it is before all things an atheistic question")
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To: Gator113
After the ugly white boys paid her $30, there would be no reason to call her back.

I hope they got their money back!


The pain you feel today is the strength you'll have tomorrow.

29 posted on 08/27/2012 1:29:39 PM PDT by rdb3 (Truth is Hate to those who Hate the Truth.)
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To: Chi-townChief
The GOP ticket is still trailing the competition in national polls.

The only poll the GOP consistently trails is the poll that only covers the DNC. Even then the GOP gets to within the margin of error.

30 posted on 08/27/2012 3:05:03 PM PDT by stevem
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To: nutmeg
Mike Royko is spinning in his grave.
31 posted on 08/27/2012 5:47:30 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: TexasCajun

Is that a man or woman?


32 posted on 08/27/2012 6:49:43 PM PDT by doug from upland (I don't like RINOs, but I love my country more than I hate Romney...Muslim marxist, get out!)
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To: newzjunkey

Intersex. Ok, thanks.

Two “T’s” (two-spirited - WTH?) and two “Q’s”? It’s so ridiculous.

Ignoring the asexuals seems a bit intolerant if you ask me. ;)


33 posted on 08/28/2012 4:52:23 PM PDT by Pinkbell
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To: Bruinator

I was being sarcastic. :)


34 posted on 08/28/2012 4:53:16 PM PDT by Pinkbell
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