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CNN's Acosta to Romney: 'If You Somehow Win,' How Would You 'Assure Blacks You'd Be Their President
Newsbusters ^ | September 25, 2012

Posted on 09/25/2012 6:40:12 PM PDT by SMGFan

CNN's Jim Acosta on Tuesday's Situation Room asked what many will think was a truly offensive question.

"If you were to somehow beat the first African-American president, what would you say to the black community to assure them that you would be their president also?" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2012/09/25/cnns-acosta-romney-if-you-somehow-win-how-would-you-convince-blacks-y#ixzz27XGbKuhs

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cnn; enemedia; jimacosta; mediabias; mediawingofthednc; partisanmediashills; racecard; racism
Go ahead, try to ask Obama a similar questions with white Americans
1 posted on 09/25/2012 6:40:14 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

I know Romney didn’t but he should have said, “Either you’re African or you’re American. If you’re African, I can never be your President.”


2 posted on 09/25/2012 6:41:59 PM PDT by Molon Labbie (Prep. Now. Live Healthy, take your Shooting Iron daily.)
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To: SMGFan

They don’t call it the Communist News Network for nothing


3 posted on 09/25/2012 6:43:10 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: SMGFan
Mr. Acosta, that is the most racist thing I think I have ever read. Do actually believe that African-Americans are NOT Americans?

The President is the leader of all of the citizens of the Republic. Why in the hell would they need a special promise?

4 posted on 09/25/2012 6:43:22 PM PDT by Volunteer (Though I know that the hypnotized never lie, do ya? - The Who)
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To: SMGFan
Mr. Acosta, that is the most racist thing I think I have ever read. Do actually believe that African-Americans are NOT Americans?

The President is the leader of all of the citizens of the Republic. Why in the hell would they need a special promise?

5 posted on 09/25/2012 6:43:23 PM PDT by Volunteer (Though I know that the hypnotized never lie, do ya? - The Who)
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To: SMGFan

Free Skittles and Iced Tea.


6 posted on 09/25/2012 6:43:31 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Molon Labbie

Well put. I can’t believe that he would even be asked that - it is outrageous!


7 posted on 09/25/2012 6:44:11 PM PDT by MissH
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To: Volunteer

That is the argument that eventually MUST be made loud and clear.

One cannot ‘refute’ or spin it without looking like an idiot. So why won’t any of them do it?

Cowards.


8 posted on 09/25/2012 6:46:01 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: SMGFan

https://mobile.twitter.com/jimacostacnn

CNN’s Jim Acosta In Cuba: “This Island Needs Help”

05/25/11


9 posted on 09/25/2012 6:47:11 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: MissH
They were just baiting him, trying to get him to say something they could use in a political ad against him.
He didn't fall for it, but I would have liked to see him jump right down Acosta's throat with both feet.
10 posted on 09/25/2012 6:48:50 PM PDT by oldbrowser (An empty chair attracts a stadium full of empty chairs.)
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To: SMGFan
Fair question for the Obamster.... Although he has the blind allegiance from the melanin wealthy of America, due to the hue of his skin, the 'Blacks' have suffered greater economic setbacks form the sitting pResident, than other hyphenated groups. Further, his policies (pro abortion, pro sodomite marriages) should also be anathema to the melanin rich...
Fairer question to Obambi than for Romney.
11 posted on 09/25/2012 6:49:50 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: SMGFan

Easy answer: I will make Black unemployment less than the current 25%.


12 posted on 09/25/2012 6:52:06 PM PDT by Patrick1 (“Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.”)
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To: SMGFan

Easy answer: I will make Black unemployment less than the current 25%.


13 posted on 09/25/2012 6:52:06 PM PDT by Patrick1 (“Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.”)
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To: SMGFan

Wow. Talk about the dog whistle! I don’t think I’ve ever heard a more loaded question.


14 posted on 09/25/2012 6:52:18 PM PDT by Clock King
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To: EEGator

keyboard spew alert


15 posted on 09/25/2012 6:53:05 PM PDT by SteveH (First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.)
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To: SMGFan

All I can say, is this guy is talking perhaps some of the most vile and despicable things a guy can say. We’re all American. Does he think that somehow Blacks shouldn’t think themselves American because their president isn’t a mulatto like Obama? It’s rediculous, and what’s worse is that Obama’s trashing of the economy hurts the very people who like him so much.


16 posted on 09/25/2012 6:53:42 PM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: SMGFan

Or otherwise stated -

If Obama wins again, how can he assure me (straight, white, Euro-American male, Christian/non Muslim, tax payer ect.) that he will be MY president.

So far, he has not.


17 posted on 09/25/2012 6:57:00 PM PDT by llevrok (By comparison to Obama, at least Nero could play a fiddle.)
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To: SMGFan

Another day, another OUTRAGEOUS MEDIA BIAS MOMENT.

Meanwhile, on a brighter note I have a very dear friend who I never discuss politics with because she’s an old-school Democrat and up until about two months ago wouldn’t even CONSIDER not voting for Obama. I ran into her this evening and she said she’d had it- she was done. What changed her mind? She’s shocked the president went to Las Vegas after the terrorist attack in Libya and what REALLY frosted her was his going on The View.

Go figure- you never know what will be the tipping point for someone- but she’s voting for Romney!


18 posted on 09/25/2012 6:59:18 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: SMGFan

Answer: by creating jobs for them.


19 posted on 09/25/2012 7:02:35 PM PDT by gotribe (WTF?)
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To: SMGFan

Just another unassimilated ethnic malcontent lashing out at the white hand that feeds it.

Nothing to see here...


20 posted on 09/25/2012 7:03:56 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: SteveH

Thank you, I’ll be here all week.


21 posted on 09/25/2012 7:04:20 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: oldbrowser

“They were just baiting him, trying to get him to say something they could use in a political ad against him.”

This will go on all day every day right up until the election. On a positive note, this destroys the illusion for white liberals that racial harmony can ever be achieved; they know when ethnic unrest occurs they’d be killed as quickly as the next honky (which is why they never want minorities in their neighborhoods or schools).


22 posted on 09/25/2012 7:08:56 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: SMGFan
If you're a black that voted for Obama, you're not looking for a president....
You're asking for a Master.
23 posted on 09/25/2012 7:13:16 PM PDT by Bullish (Barry's not fit to shine the shoes of a REAL President.)
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To: SMGFan
I'm sick of this black shit.

Whites all across this Country saw the wrongs that had been done and acted on it WELL before bambi became president.

This country was on its way to colorblindness, many of us did not even “see” skin colour. But Oh no, that's not friggin good enough.

I'm sorry, but this is my observation. A lot of blacks got pretty friggin uppity when bambi crowned his little affirmative action self.

Blacks in the stores I frequent, blocking aisles, not saying excuse me, being little shits! The black woman at 7-eleven YELLING at me because I “stuck my chin out!”.

I'm SICK OF THIS.

Let me tell you something black folk, your little boy-king has set you back - in my book anyway.

There are exceptions, Thomas Sowell, Walter Williams and others, but as a race?

Eat shit. My Freedoms are worth well more that the color of your stupid skin - or what your ancestors - NOT YOU - may have had to tolerate (gracefully, I must say - your ancestors were far better than you will EVER be!).

Take your hurt feelings and your affirmative action back to friggin africa and leave me and my country alone!

24 posted on 09/25/2012 7:14:33 PM PDT by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: SMGFan

I think his answer should have been to point the bias out in the question.

If I SOMEHOW win? What kind of question is that?

How will I assure Blacks I will be their president. Why woulnnt I be their president? Is color the only thing that matters in the black community. It it that racist? Are you that racially focused to ask such a bogus and divisive question?


25 posted on 09/25/2012 7:14:50 PM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: Chickensoup
That's not the point.

Every President before the African k/qeen has been White.

Have blacks not prospered before now? The african k/queen has done NOTHING to help blacks!

How dare the media even ask such a question!

26 posted on 09/25/2012 7:22:22 PM PDT by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: SMGFan
I back the Constitution and it`s concepts. If you don`t, then I don`t back you and your`s.
27 posted on 09/25/2012 7:25:06 PM PDT by nomad
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To: SMGFan

can anyone get more stupid than msm?


28 posted on 09/25/2012 7:34:09 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: dalebert

Whoa! Am I beginning to see the beginnings of reverse reverse discrimination?...lol


29 posted on 09/25/2012 7:41:25 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: SMGFan

Start by getting them removed from welfare and food stamps.


30 posted on 09/25/2012 7:47:24 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: SMGFan
Hi. I'm a dumbass.


31 posted on 09/25/2012 7:48:07 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Congrats to Ted Kennedy! He's been sober for two years now!!)
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To: gotribe

That wouldn’t do it. The higher the unemployment rate, the more the love.. You see, a high unemployment rate keeps the black community on welfare and food stamps right where they WANT to be. You KNOW this is true because if it weren’t true, the black community would’ve abandoned 0bama long ago, riiiiight?


32 posted on 09/25/2012 7:56:42 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: SMGFan

The same way that Rudy Giuliani was able to be the mayor of Black New Yorkers after David Dinkins’ tenure, by actually improving their quality of life.


33 posted on 09/25/2012 8:08:08 PM PDT by The Fop (Excuse me while I clean the saliva out of my racist dog whistle)
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To: SMGFan
My response would be: "Please articulate for me WHAT a president has to do to BE a president for African-Americans."

I am dead serious here. I don't get it. What special things are they expecting?

34 posted on 09/25/2012 8:09:05 PM PDT by PLK
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To: SMGFan

He can promise to be an “American’s President”. If folks don’t want to acclimate and be Americans, they can FO.


35 posted on 09/25/2012 8:12:23 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: KittenClaws
A friend and I were talking about then election today when a black guy walked up to the market line we were in. He looked and acted friendly and he had probably heard some of our comments. I wanted to ask him who he was supporting, but I chickened out for fear of the racist backlash.

I wonder if others feel shy about talking about Obama to a black person.

36 posted on 09/25/2012 8:13:22 PM PDT by Baynative
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To: Baynative

Yes, I feel shy talking to black people about Obama.


37 posted on 09/25/2012 8:26:09 PM PDT by lesko
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To: El Cid
That's very good. Throw it right back in their face.
38 posted on 09/25/2012 8:52:49 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: Baynative
"I wonder if others feel shy about talking about Obama to a black person."

No, I'm sick of their attitude. During the Chick Fil-A thing, I got into it with a couple of black employees at a local Sally Beauty Supply store; the two women broke into a private conversation I was having to let me know I was intolerant to homosexuals because they heard me say I'd been to Chick Fil-A. I had just bought a few items, and after a, shall we say, spirited conversation, I threw them on the counter and told them to give me my money back, that they had a hell of a lot to learn when it came to customer service and good manners. So no, I don't shy away from it.

Incidentally, I was talking to a cashier at Sam's Club, and we were saying Obama had to go. The black man in line behind me said, "You got THAT right!"

39 posted on 09/25/2012 8:53:28 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Don't be afraid to see what you see. (Ronald Reagan))
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To: Patrick1

Also very good. Time to end Obama’s war on people of color.


40 posted on 09/25/2012 8:57:54 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: VeniVidiVici

“Hi. I’m a dumbass.”

This “dumbass” is only asking the questions its producer told it too. And they probably came directly from MediaMatters.


41 posted on 09/25/2012 9:19:31 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: Patrick1

bingo


42 posted on 09/25/2012 10:15:14 PM PDT by ping jockey (We have arrogant jerks for leaders and WE will pay the highest cost.)
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To: KittenClaws
Let me tell you something black folk, your little boy-king has set you back - in my book anyway.

I just can't help but believe that ultimately Obama will have the same effect on the race industry (and liberalism as a whole for that matter) that Clinton had on feminism. Their silence during the toon's travails spoke volumes about the hollowness of their cause and all the vagina costumes on the planet haven't given them any regained relevance. I pray Obama will have a similar effect elsewhere.

43 posted on 09/25/2012 10:20:57 PM PDT by ProfoundMan (Time to finish the Reagan Revolution! - RightyPics.com)
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To: KittenClaws

A lot of blacks got pretty friggin uppity

Whew, It has dawned on me that “a lot of blacks” ARE pretty uppity. They are doctors, lawyers , engineers, servicemen, ASSIMILATED AND AMERICAN!! THEY also communicate in calm, and thoughtful use of language. Just because A PERSON, upsets you in the aisle, or at the conveniance store , you make a mental note of the OFFENSE and then grace us all with your intellect.

I must ask, did any one else , of any other race OFFEND you on or around the time these “blacks” offended you. I don’t expect an answer. What I do wish for , though, is that we don’t let our REACTIONS , to what may happen during our day, give a nasty taint to our attitudes. That would be the MOST backward looking result Oblah blah will have accomplished and I am sure , is one of his goals. You see , racial harmony is a terrifying prospect to those that require racial seperatism to succeed politically or economically. If this harmony exists then the old “whitey is keepin’ you down “ mantra evaporates like a fart in a hurricane.

So maybe you can see that “uppity blacks” is a poor choice of words born of a poorer still attitude and I pray that you would retract the former and correct the latter.


44 posted on 09/25/2012 10:35:51 PM PDT by ping jockey (We have arrogant jerks for leaders and WE will pay the highest cost.)
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To: CatherineofAragon
I've a story.

I've often heard that Pop Eye's Chicken was a good place to eat.....

The only Pop Eye's I know of is in North Tulsa, OK. A predominately black area of Tulsa. I happened to be in town one afternoon...and stopped in. Walked up to the counter...as two black girl customers were talking to the counter girl. All were black...I stood there looking at the menu..and then looking at the girl. She didn't even acknowledge me...even the black girl customers sort of motioned that she should take my order.

She ignored them...then another black employee...motioned to her...that she should recognize me. And I could tell she was put-out..but she finally took my order.

I just think it's crazy....and sad. Obama has sent back race relations 50 - 60 years.............

45 posted on 09/25/2012 10:57:40 PM PDT by Osage Orange ( Liberalism, ideas so good they have to be mandatory.)
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To: Patrick1

I will make Black unemployment less than the current 25%.”

IMO, that is going to be a difficult task for any administration. Blacks tend to congregate in the inner city where there are few, if any, jobs available. There are jobs available all over the U.S. in places such as the oil patch in North Dakota but they would have to relocate, be trained and be willing to work hard. As long as the benefits for not working come even close to what they can make working, there will be no reason for them to change. They are also competing for low skill jobs with illegals who are a whole lot more industrious.


46 posted on 09/25/2012 10:59:17 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Osage Orange

Yep, the great uniter has turned out to be the most divisive force between blacks and whites I can recall.

I’ve seen the same thing you describe....blacks in service jobs ignoring whites, or being openly hostile to them, while looooovin’ all over their homies.


47 posted on 09/26/2012 5:29:37 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Don't be afraid to see what you see. (Ronald Reagan))
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To: SE Mom

9/26: Communist News Network states O is up by 10 in Ohio. You are correct-each day, more BIAS and LIES!!!


48 posted on 09/26/2012 8:17:09 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: SMGFan

BTTT


49 posted on 09/27/2012 5:27:55 PM PDT by ping jockey (We have arrogant jerks for leaders and WE will pay the highest cost.)
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To: KittenClaws

Increasingly, when I read the comment sections of news articles involving black-on-white crime, the anger is palpable. Fewer news sites are allowing comments for such articles, probably not a coincidence. More white folk are pissed off.


50 posted on 09/27/2012 5:35:59 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Charlie Daniels - Payback Time http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWwTJj_nosI)
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