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  • Seats at Biden's NAACP Speech Pretty Much Empty

    07/12/2012 9:16:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/12/2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Vice President Joe Biden addressed the NAACP Convention today in Houston and according to the National Journal.....hardly anybody cared to show up to hear him talk, at the beginning of his remarks anyway.   Rain is being blamed for low attendance. Rain may have been a valid excuse if the majority of NAACP convention attendees weren't staying right down the street, a seven minute walk or three minute drive, from the George R. Brown convention center at the Four Seasons Hotel.
  • Pic: Biden Speaks To Empty House At NAACP Convention…

    07/12/2012 9:15:33 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 20 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | July 12, 2012
    The above picture was taken just before Biden was set to speak by CBS News’ Rodney Hawkins who says the NAACP is blaming the lack of attendance on the rain. Anyone buying that excuse? Talked to NAACP representative who tells me the rain is to blame… People are slowly coming in — Rodney Hawkins (@Rodney_CBSNJ) July 12, 2012
  • Obama talks up middle class in video to NAACP

    07/12/2012 8:24:20 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 12, 2012
    HOUSTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has asked NAACP members to keep standing with him as he seeks re-election and sells his message of helping the middle class. Obama appeared in a taped video message at the civil rights organization's convention in Houston on Thursday.
  • Wolf Blitzer Blasts President Obama for Being NAACP ‘No-Show’: ‘Romney Did the Right Thing. . . .'

    07/12/2012 5:39:32 AM PDT · by lbryce · 24 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 1, 2012 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    Full Title:Wolf Blitzer Blasts President Obama for Being NAACP ‘No-Show’: ‘Romney Did the Right Thing. . . . The President Did Not.’ Earlier today on The Situation Room on CNN, Wolf Blitzer told viewers: Here is something I’d like to say to President Obama: You should have attended the NAACP convention in Houston today. Mitt Romney did. It was the right thing to do. The Republican knows the nation’s oldest civil-rights group isn’t exactly friendly turf but went anyway. On the whole, got a polite reception, but was booed when he said this: [from videotape] “I’m going to eliminate every...
  • Romney’s Stand and the Left’s Destruction of the Black Community

    07/12/2012 5:02:30 AM PDT · by SJackson · 35 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 12, 2012 | John Perazzo
    - FrontPage Magazine - - Romney’s Stand and the Left’s Destruction of the Black CommunityPosted By John Perazzo On July 12, 2012 @ 12:42 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 5 Comments In choosing to address the NAACP national convention Wednesday, Mitt Romney reached out to an organization whose leaders and rank-and-file members alike will support, with virtual unanimity, President Obama’s reelection bid this November. Nonetheless, the audience greeted Romney respectfully when he first stepped to the podium. That tenuous respect, however, quickly dissipated when Romney began to talk about Obama. Murmurs of disapproval ran through the crowd when the...
  • Wolf Blitzer Blasts President Obama for Being NAACP ‘No-Show’: ‘Romney Did the Right Thing"

    07/12/2012 4:03:11 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 12 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 7/12/2012 | Moneyrunner
    Here is something I’d like to say to President Obama: You should have attended the NAACP convention in Houston today. Mitt Romney did. It was the right thing to do.Talk about disrespecting you key constituency! Instead Obama sent Mr. “Fast & Furious” Holder and Mr. “Foot in mouth disease” Biden. He might has well have flipped them the bird to make sure they got the point.
  • NAACP leader accuses Romney of favoring white people after speech

    07/11/2012 9:39:09 PM PDT · by Qbert · 109 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 07/11/2012 | Alex Pappas
    The response from one NAACP leader after Mitt Romney’s speech before the organization on Wednesday? He favors white people. “I believe his vested interests are in white Americans,” Charlette Stoker Manning, the chairwoman of Women in NAACP, told the website BuzzFeed following the Republican candidate’s Wednesday speech in Houston. “You cannot possibly talk about jobs for black people at the level he’s coming from. He’s talking about entrepreneurship, savings accounts — black people can barely find a way to get back and forth from work,” Manning said. Romney was booed at several points throughout his speech — the loudest being...
  • Obama camp cites 'scheduling conflict' for NAACP convention no-show

    07/11/2012 7:50:23 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 29 replies ^ | July 11, 2012 | Dan Lothian
    Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama's re-election campaign insists a "scheduling conflict" is behind the president's decision to skip this year's NAACP convention. "We declined a few weeks ago and [the] NAACP was pleased [Vice President Joe Biden] was able to attend," a campaign official told CNN. But the president's schedule for Thursday, released Wednesday evening, appears to be wide open with the exception of his daily briefing with senior aides and advisers. Hilary Shelton, the NAACP Washington Bureau director and a senior vice president in the organization, said the White House never confirmed a visit. “They were trying to...
  • NAACP crowd calls Romney 'demeaning,' 'insulting'

    07/11/2012 4:40:36 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 88 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 11, 2012 | Susan Ferrechio
    HOUSTON - NAACP officials described Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's morning address to the nation's most prestigious civil rights group as demeaning and insulting. A three-quarters full auditorium greeted Romney with lukewarm applause, but the atmosphere quickly grew increasingly tense as Romney made the case that President Obama's economic policies have not helped the black community. He cited the jump in unemployment among African Americans from 13.6 percent to 14.4 percent in June. "If equal opportunity in America were an accomplished fact, then a chronically bad economy would be equally bad for everyone," Romney told the civil rights group's annual...
  • Biden To Speak At NAACP Convention,Shall We Predict The "Biden Gaffes"?

    07/11/2012 4:45:37 PM PDT · by Reality_News · 30 replies
    At least Romney had the guts to speak in front of the NAACP, we can only assume Obama didn't want to be embarrassed by those who were going to heckle "Where Are The Jobs" and sing "Sollllynnndra !!". So now it looks like Biden has to fill in for Obama. He is bound to make a baffoon of himself again,who knows, he might inadvertantly mention watermelon,chicken or ribs in his speech.
  • Mitt Romney: Scrappy Underdog?

    07/11/2012 4:55:46 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 4 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | July 11 , 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    After watching the NAACP tell Romney's he's 'too white' to listen-to (then booing him), I just happened upon Stacy McCain's take on how Mittens carried himself... he makes a superb  point: Today I watched Mitt Romney’s speech to the NAACP convention and was impressed that he did not pander. Yes, portions of his speech were aimed specifically at his audience — Romney talked a lot about education reform as a means of promoting opportunity — but for the most part, Mitt gave his standard Republican stump speech, saying the same things to the NAACP I’d heard him say to crowds in Iowa, New Hampshire,...
  • Obama Has Better Things To Do Than Campaign For The Black Vote...

    07/11/2012 2:28:15 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 7 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 6-11-12 | The Looking Spoon
    Obama is skipped the NAACP convention this year...can you blame him?
  • Romney Receives Standing Ovation for Straight Talk at NAACP Convention

    07/11/2012 2:02:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 87 replies ^ | July 11, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    GOP Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney just wrapped up his speech to the NAACP convention in Houston, focusing mostly on the economy and education reform. Right out of the gate, Romney received laughs from the crowd after cracking a joke about President Obama. “I appreciate the chance to speak first – even before Vice President Biden gets his turn tomorrow. I just hope the Obama campaign won’t think you’re playing favorites." Romney framed his speech in general economic terms and tailored parts of it specifically to the African-American community. He focused on the family and defended traditional marriage, which received applause....
  • No Black People Approved this Message…RACISM! (Kira Davis respods to Emmanuel Cleaver)

    07/11/2012 1:28:19 PM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 37 replies
    Kira Davis blog ^ | July 11, 2012 | Kira Davis
    “I don’t know who’s advising Gov.Romney from the African America perspective but I would give him an F- on talking about Obamacare in terms of repealing it, not to this audience….he should never have gone there in the first place.” Rep Emmanuel Cleaver said this on MSNBC today (it doesn’t matter who the reporter was; I’ve decided to treat MSNBC like they treat Blacks as a monolithic group of lemmings with no individual opinions or personalities). He was referring to Romney’s visit to the NAACP. Now, I know I should really stop being shocked to hear our black Democrat “leaders”...
  • Romney to NAACP: I'm in Your Best Interest

    07/11/2012 1:13:33 PM PDT · by lbryce · 9 replies
    The Root ^ | July 11, 2012 | Staff
    In his speech at the NAACP Annual Convention on Wednesday, things started off well for Mitt Romney. Addressing the civil rights organization in Houston, the Republican presidential candidate acknowledged the gulf between the GOP and black voters. "With 90 percent of African Americans voting for Democrats, some of you may wonder why a Republican would bother to campaign in the African-American community, and to address the NAACP," Romney said. "Of course, one reason is that I hope to represent all Americans, of every race, creed or sexual orientation, from the poorest to the richest and everyone in between. "But there...
  • CBS News White House Reporter Rips Obama For Ducking NAACP

    07/11/2012 12:51:05 PM PDT · by kristinn · 28 replies
    CBS News via Twitter ^ | Wednesday, July 11, 2012 | Mark Knoller
    Why is Pres Obama not addressing NAACP Convention in this election year? Jay Carney repeatedly said "ask the campaign." (more) 3:32 PM - 11 Jul 12via web Two Obama Campaign spkspeople say Pres Obama not addressing NAACP because VP Biden is. (more) 3:34 PM - 11 Jul 12via webCircular reasoning since VP Biden is addressing the NAACP tomorrow because Pres. Obama is not. (more) 3:35 PM - 11 Jul 12via webA president's schedule allows for him to do anything he wants to do. He has a small army of personnel to make sure that';s (sic) the case. 3:38 PM -...
  • Romney to NAACP: Obama made it worse for you 'in almost every way'

    07/11/2012 8:19:58 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 165 replies
    Romney to NAACP: Obama made it worse for you 'in almost every way' By Jonathan Easley - 07/11/12 10:01 AM ET Mitt Romney will tell the NAACP on Wednesday that President Obama has made it worse for African-Americans “in almost every way.” “If equal opportunity in America were an accomplished fact, then a chronically bad economy would be equally bad for everyone,” Romney will say, according to prepared remarks provided by his campaign. “Instead, it’s worse for African-Americans in almost every way. The unemployment rate, the duration of unemployment, average income and median family wealth are all worse for the...
  • Romney Gets Standing Ovation From NAACP, But CNN Calls Reception 'Very Negative'

    After Mitt Romney addressed the NAACP on Wednesday, CNN's Jim Acosta focused on the boos he received from the audience without mentioning the crowd's standing ovation and their applause scattered through the speech. Acosta simply reported a "very negative" reaction from the audience.
  • Video: Romney booed at NAACP for pledging to repeal ObamaCare

    07/11/2012 9:55:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/11/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Give Mitt Romney a lot of credit, first for agreeing to appear at the NAACP convention at all. Barack Obama won't make an appearance this year; he's sending Joe Biden instead. Romney had decided to focus on the economy, but part of that focus dealt with eliminating expensive and wasteful government spending --- including ObamaCare, which he pledged again to repeal. The result? A cascade of boos:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO “I will eliminate expensive non-essential programs like Obamacare, and I will work to reform and save Medicare and Social Security, in part by means-testing their benefits,” Romney said,...
  • Michael Berry on the NAACP

    07/11/2012 8:54:37 AM PDT · by Varmint Al · 5 replies
    Michael Berry Talk Show ^ | 7/11/2012 | Michael Berry Michael Berry is not afraid to say what I have believed for a long time. This is only one of the reasons I download his podcasts every day. Turn up the volume and listen. This rant has content!Michael Berry's podcasts here: Good Hunting... from Varmint Al