NAACP Wanted More “Free Stuff”, Says Romney
by Yvette Carnell
Mitt Romney has gone on record, saying that he expected to get booed when he spoke at the NAACP convention. And many pundits now agree that he went into the convention with the intent of needling African-Americans, not engaging them. It was sort of a given that African-Americans, still Obama’s loyalest voting block, wouldn’t respond well to Romney promising to repeal the President’s biggest achievement – Obamacare. But most people were getting over that when things took a turn for the worst.
Romney said that the audience at the NAACP didn’t boo him for policy reasons, but because they all wanted “free stuff”:
By the way, I had the privilege of speaking today at the NAACP convention in Houston and I gave them the same speech I am giving you. I don’t give different speeches to different audiences alright. I gave them the same speech. When I mentioned I am going to get rid of Obamacare they weren’t happy, I didn’t get the same response. That’s ok, I want people to know what I stand for and if I don’t stand for what they want, go vote for someone else, that’s just fine. But I hope people understand this, your friends who like Obamacare, you remind them of this, if they want more stuff from government tell them to go vote for the other guy-more free stuff. But don’t forget nothing is really free.
So it has now become apparent to many reporters that Romney used his appearance at the NAACP to shore up his position with the right wing. It was just another dog whistle to conservatives to demonstrate that he, like Gingrich and Santorum, believes that blacks are a bunch of welfare kings and queens itching for a handout.
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