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  • Barb

    They weren't booing, they were saying, "We don't need another old, rich, white guy."

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      They weren't booing at all.

      "Boo!" is Ebonics for "Mitt!"

      You know, like how "bad" is good…

      • tessiee

        "You jive turkey!"

    • GunToting[Redacted]

      "I was saying we don't need another old, rich, white guy!"

    • BoatOfVelociraptors

      His wife should of stepped up Airplane style.

  • http://www.wonkette.com ManchuCandidate

    "I was saying Boourns."

    But seriously, what did you expect Romney?

    • http://www.marionstein.net Self-Uploader

      It had to be planned. Something to create a wedge, so that the Teabaggers would see the blahs being disrespectful toward a major party candidate, confirming their suspicions that Obamacare is a blah-thing designed to take something away from the good white folks, and making them forget that Mitt wears funny underwear and isn't quite one of them.

  • SorosBot

    They were saying "Boo-urns".

    • coolhandnuke

      Or reboot.

  • http://zvibleindmeis.tumblr.com/ Spurning Beer

    At least he didn't rap.

    • Isyaignert

      … or sing.

      • HoytClagwell

        … or refer to his audience as 'you people'.

    • An_Outhouse

      Who let the dogs out, my friends.

    • tessiee

      Or try to eat a donut.

    • widestanceromance

      Or dance (the horror, the horror).

    • doloras

      YO! YO!
      YO YO YO!
      I'm Mitt R Money and I'm here to say
      I'm the rappingest guy in the USA!

  • Goonemeritus

    He just picked up another 2% of the white male vote.

    • JustPixelz

      Can't wait to hear Rush complain they were "dissing" Romney.

      • SorosBot

        And just for telling the crowd he wants to take their health care away!

        • Generation[redacted]

          As a historically disenfranchised minority, they're just used to getting free stuff.

          • monsieurleghorn

            An' havin' an unfair advantage also, too.

      • http://zvibleindmeis.tumblr.com/ Spurning Beer

        Rush: "They be dissin' him old school, yo."

    • Negropolis

      This.

  • nounverb911

    Youk?-lis.

  • http://www.notfrisco.com/colmatales/norton/proclaim.html#declaration Joshua Norton

    You'd think he'd be used to it by now.

  • http://zvibleindmeis.tumblr.com/ Spurning Beer

    I kinda feel like busting a capital gains tax in his white ass.

  • Woodshedding

    Sweet Wonkette, you just made my morning a thousand percent brighter. "Scuse me while I hit replay…

  • OkieDokieDog

    I say that taxpayer funded healthcare for GOP & Teabagger politicians is a non-essential program. I'm on board for cutting that.
    All or none, my friend. ALL or NONE.

    • rickmaci

      And their staff. Don't forget all the TeaTards working for them on the Hill.

  • Callyson

    Yeah, I know that when I am being booed, citing a survey from the Chamber of Commerce always warms the audience up again…

    • SayItWithWookies

      It's like you read my mind — only faster.

      • Tundra Grifter

        Me two! Or is it too?

    • GeorgiaBurning

      Don't knock the Chamber of Commerce, Mittens absolutely kills at their open mic nights.

      • tessiee

        "See, the 99% buy yachts like THIS…"

  • An_Outhouse

    Po' white man can't get no respect.

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      Not to worry … come November, half the audience won't have a voter ID card.

  • SayItWithWookies

    You know what not to do next when the NAACP is booing you? Cite the Chamber of Commerce. You go, bot.

    • hagajim

      I thought that exact thing…what a clueless dork.

    • Jus_Wonderin

      It is clear his recognition circuits and search routines are not working at optimum capacity here. Were his protection sensors overtaxing the processing bandwidth?

    • Urban_Achiever

      Really–a "survey of the members of my yacht club" would've worked SO much better

      • Generation[redacted]

        Can you believe college students, gardeners, and the nails ladies are allowed to vote? They don't even know how things work! Now where's the VIP entrance?

        • emmelemm

          Besides, I thought all the nails ladies were illegals anyway.

          • glasspusher

            Nails that good should be illegal!

        • http://mwittier.tumblr.com/ mwittier

          I'm going to start digging a series of tiger pits in high-income, gated communities, and label them "VIP entrances."

          If nothing else, I'll put the Real Housewives franchise out of business. When I first read that quote, I immediately pictured chinless Vicki Gunvaaaaalson in her wraparound shades, hollering it out the window of her Louis Vuitton wastemobile.

  • coolhandnuke

    Romney/ Cano 2012

    • BarackMyWorld

      Times like this I need more upfists.

  • IncenseDebate

    This is just a ploy to get votes from his base of racist white people. What better way to get votes from Bubba than by being booed by NAACP?

  • WhatTheHeck

    He concluded with a joke:
    Knock, knock.
    Who’s there?
    Boo.
    Boo, hoo.

    .and he laughed himself silly back to his private jet.

  • Sue4466

    They weren't yelling "boo," they were singing "who, who, who let the dogs out." Amiright, Romney?

  • Sue4466

    Love him bringing up a survey of the Chamber of Commerce. There's a group that really reflects average Americans.

    • PubOption

      It has become a Republican front, consider all the 'message ads' they run on TV.

  • Chick-Fil-Atheistâ„¢

    Where's the mass baptism? Or is that only for the dead?

    • SorosBot

      "And Martin Luther King is a Mormon like me; he was converted after his death".

  • sbj1964

    Mittens was like "Excuse me while I whips this out."

    • tessiee

      That actually might have worked if he'd whipped out his tax return.

      • sbj1964

        No, dog dammit! I said the sherriff is a Mor-Clang-mon!

        • Generation[redacted]

          Candygram for Romney!

          • tessiee

            This made my day.
            $: – D

      • Chichikovovich

        "I didn't expect it to be so,…. so big"

  • Dr. Nick Riviera

    A Romney stooge just got on TV and said they were booing "Obamacare" and this proves how everyone hates Obamacare.

    Pure. Gold.

    • Jus_Wonderin

      Quite the artful bunch, aren't they??

    • gullywompr

      Are you fucking serious?

      • WhatTheHolyHeck

        No, Lupin would get jealous.

    • CapnRadio

      THEY WERE SAYING O-BOO-MACARE!!1!

    • anniegetyerfun

      PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE link us to this.

  • elviouslyqueer

    FAP FAP FAP FAP FAP FAP FAP.

    • ElPinche

      Pass the lotion…..actually just put in the basket, I have meeting right now.

  • edgydrifter

    Happiness is hearing Mitt Romney grinding his molars into powder.

  • chascates

    "YOU'RE NOT FUNNY!!!!"

    • http://wonkette.com/ weejee

      Mittbot has nowhere near the timing of R2D2.

      • tessiee

        Or the charisma.

        • Fare la Volpe

          Or sex appeal.

          • http://wonkette.com/ Sharkey

            That dude recorded a video of Leia bending over!

          • BoatOfVelociraptors

            And he probed the Death Star.

  • SorosBot

    After the speech, some of the analysts on MSNBC were talking about how Romney was courting the black vote. Um, no. The Republicans know they won't get the black vote and have never made a serious play for it since Nixon's Southern strategy; they just want to make the appearance so as to try and appeal to non-racist white people while hoping none of them notice the dog-whistles the GOP throws out to the racists.

  • JustPixelz

    "… survey by the Chamber of Commerce–"

    Those self-selecting web page surveys are always the best way to make policy.

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      They posted the survey on fauxnewz.com — where they could get a representative cross section of Real Americans™.

    • Tundra Grifter

      Thanks to Wonkette, I'm on several right wing nutz' mailing lists (I ordered Bachmann Palin tickets a year or so ago).

      When I get those surveys in the mail I always stuff everything back in the pre-paid envelope and promptly return them.

      • tessiee

        "stuff everything back in
        *the pre-paid envelope*
        and promptly return them."

        Do you have cats, and do they go poo poo in the litter box?
        I'm just asking, is all.

  • ElPinche

    "Back to Plan B, disenfranchise the blahs"

    • http://dismalpseudoscientist.wordpress.com ASHLEIGH_Joe

      You misspelt "Plan A".

  • gullywompr

    No, no – "Boo" is a term of endearment with them, as in "Hey boo, how are you doing?"

    • http://zvibleindmeis.tumblr.com/ Spurning Beer

      Short for "jigaboo."

  • SexySmurf

    "100 years ago you'd be hanging upside down with a fork up your ass."

  • Estproph

    This is altogether a good thing.

  • http://johnnyzhivago.blogspot.com johnnyzhivago

    Needs Christie at his side to scream some sense into these people!

  • Baconzgood

    What did he expect? It's like going to a NASCAR race wearing a PETA shirt.

    • Exhausted66

      Some of my friends own blah people.

  • http://wonkette.com/ weejee

    None tomatoes? Where are the flying tomatoes?

  • Not_So_Much

    He should've just stuck to investment advice for their $100M IRAs.

  • http://johnnyzhivago.blogspot.com johnnyzhivago

    No snark – serious question… does anyone prepare him prior to speeches?

    • Tommy1733

      You would think so – surely he knew that comment was volatile at the least. But I doubt anyone on his team expected that clear a response. I had been worried that we would be suffering for want of political comedy, having luxuriated in it during the primary season. It is nice to see again and again that Romney, long seen as the straight man of the Republican pack, is coming into his own as a comedy star.

      • http://johnnyzhivago.blogspot.com johnnyzhivago

        I just worry that this was planned – so Rush and the other morons could play this over and over…

        • Tommy1733

          It will surely stiffen their resolve to step up efforts to fight "voter fraud" among Black voters.

      • http://www.indiegogo.com/revive-vlad Doktor Zoom

        It was very carefully planned. Calculated, even.

  • mavenmaven

    He smiles to himself thinking, "Now I know how the good guy light skinned Nephites felt when attacked by the evil dark skinned Lamanites, but the light skin people are beloved by Jesus".

    • Generation[redacted]

      OMG you read that book too!

  • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

    They weren't booing at him, they were booing near him

  • http://johnnyzhivago.blogspot.com johnnyzhivago

    If Romney gave a speech in Baghdad the stage would be covered in shoes by now!

  • Dr. Nick Riviera

    Why are they so uppity? Because they don't understand he knows what is best for them!

    "I believe that if you understood who I truly am in my heart, and if it were possible to fully communicate what I believe is in the real, enduring best interest of African American families"

    They might get run over by a car on the way to the voting place or get a paper cut from the ballots. Best not let them vote at all!

  • rmontcal23

    I'm just surprised that they weren't saying, "Bring me some more iced tea, M-Fer!"

  • http://www.wonkette.com Chill_Bill

    Well, that was not awkward at all.

  • MissTaken

    Romney heard the boos and thought it was that oh so funny Arsenio Hall show the kids are into these days. Oh you dogpound, whoop whoop, indeed.

  • tessiee

    Unfortunately, the video ends before the part where the audience yelled:
    "SHOW US YOUR TITS!!"

  • Dildeaux

    mittbot achieved his goal of
    a) not tripping over the podium and falling face first into Coretta Scott Kings lap and
    b) getting booed by mean racist black people proves to the white supremacists, mittbots base, that black people are the only true racists.
    Very successful day, cause the news programs today will be dominated by mittbot being booed by black people. Victim status reaffirmed!

  • An_Outhouse

    Don't leave in suspense. What were the results of the chamber of commerce survey?

    • Sue4466

      If I had to guess, "Taxes should be cut. Regulations are bad."

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      127% of respondents* believe that tax cuts for billionaires create jobs. That makes it a fact.

      *After correcting for the obvious fake responses (that said otherwise.)

    • tessiee

      "What were the results of the chamber of commerce survey?"

      They think Mitt's an asshat, too.

  • Dr. Nick Riviera

    Meanwhile, from Fantasy Island, comes NRO declaring Mitt Romney's appearance before the NAACP a success!
    http://www.nationalreview.com/campaign-spot/30848

    • http://methowtv.com/ Blueb4sunrise

      At least he didn't say that the NAACP were the real racists. But I'm guessing that someone has.

      • SorosBot

        Luckily Andrew Breitbart is still dead.

    • http://www.wonkette.com Pres.Beeblebrox

      This is GREAT NEWS for MITT ROMNEY !!!

    • SayItWithWookies

      "We beat the point spread!"

      (Srsly, this was what one of my fellow college students yelled from the top of the bleachers to one of his friends after our football team got creamed.)

    • RedneckMuslin

      Strange. It did not include the results of the Chamber of Commerce survey?

    • http://www.marionstein.net Self-Uploader

      Thanks for the link. They report that in the end Mitt got "a standing ovation." Until I see evidence otherwise I will interpret that as the audience couldn't leave the room soon enough.

      Also noticed the little wedge he stuck into the speech regarding defending "traditional marriage." Nice one, Mitt.

      • An_Outhouse

        Those people are always so polite. They're appreciative for the raw material for them to chuckle over later.

      • An_Outhouse

        Nobody threw forks or yelled for ice tea in the middle of the speech, either.

  • Thurman Munster IV

    Citing a chamber of commerce study is one sure fire way to win over the NAACP demographic. Good work Mittenz.

  • ttommyunger

    He should have pulled his six-shooter, pointed at his head and forced himself off the stage saying: "Hold it! The next man makes a move, the nigger gets it!".

  • PubOption

    Would this count as a blah speech to blah people?

  • didgen

    If only Ann could have come in to unzip him so that those people could see he's not stiff at all. Just misunderstood.

  • Groupshrug

    The only way that clip could be funnier is if after the crowd started booing, an alarm sounded and the Sandman came out dancing and shooed Romney off the stage with a broom as the whole audience cheered and pointed off the stage.

    • emmelemm

      Oh man, I love you for that.

  • ingloriousbytch

    After they booed him they started demanding some muthafucking iced tea.

  • Ducksworthy

    If I'm elected president I'll disenfranchise you all and send you back to work on the Mormon plantations. This message was not well received.

  • CountryClubJihadi

    That crowd sounded like it was from "The Price Is Right". Mitt Romney, come on down!

  • BigSkullF*ckingDog

    No mittens, please tell me. What the fuck did the goddamn chamber of fucking commerce have to say about obamacare.

  • SayItWithWookies

    Sigh. I am going to have this video in a big bowl with cream and sugar.

  • JustPixelz

    I would quit today to spend more time with my wife, but I need health insurance for my various pre-existing conditions and risk factors. In 2014, the ACA will give me safe harbor. Unless Romney and the goddamned* Republicans fuck me over.
    _________________________
    * I mean that literally. They defy God's instructions to help the poor and the sick. It's in teh Bible. They can look it up.

    • Beowoof

      Oh yeah like they pay attention to that shit. If they can fit Ayn Rand and Jesus under their dogma, they are adept at a creating a fantasy world where facts don't matter. Wait, I am just stating the obvious about their positions.

  • usuhname

    He probably thinks this is hip-hop culture and that booing is like "sick" or "bad" – basically its a standing ovation to the Romney-bot analysis algorithm. He gets colored people.

    • tessiee

      I still think it's kinda weird to say that something or someone is "the shit", and mean it as a compliment.

  • http://hong-kong-actresses.blogspot.com/ Chow Yun Flat

    Gee, why would the members of the NAACP have any problems with a wealthy, whiter than white guy whose religion taught the inferiority of Black people until it was forced to change?

  • not that Radio

    On the planet Kolob, "BOO!" means "HURRAY!"

  • JustPixelz

    He completely misunderstood what's meant by "Sister Souljah Moment". He thought it meant say something unpopular to blah people, rather than saying something unpopular to your supporters. Hey Mitt! Try this with the TP'ers: "We cannot balance the budget without drastically cutting the military and without raising taxes."

    • tessiee

      He's so out of touch with anything resembling reality that he'd be clueless if they booed that, too.

  • http://hong-kong-actresses.blogspot.com/ Chow Yun Flat

    Romney and the GOP show their disdain for non-white people with every action and utterance they make is just good politics.

    The membership of the NAACP booing Romney for his barely disguised contempt is reverse racism.

  • Ducksworthy

    Mormon Missionaries are trained to endure ridicule.

    • glasspusher

      He should have assumed the Missionary position.

  • sudsmckenzie

    This was as close as I will ever get to seeing Jani play the Apollo.

  • johnnymeatworth

    "And for my next impression…Jesse Owens!"

  • Toomush_Infer

    This just proves that all those NAACP members are either on welfare or want to be – give us our free healthcare, dammit….at least that's the line he's selling the Chamber of Commerce, who is writing another check as I write this….

  • Nostrildamus

    Should'a just talked about his cadillacs.

    • emmelemm

      Amen.

    • DahBoner

      Curb feelers!"!

  • http://www.marionstein.net Self-Uploader

    Strange. Why doesn't he just run on his actual record on healthcare?

    • DahBoner

      Modesty?

    • IceCreamEmpress

      His actual record of taking credit for a bill designed by the state legislature while he was out of town flogging his book?

  • BitterKlingon

    Christ, what an asshole.

  • lilblacktombo
  • Tundra Grifter

    Reminds me of amateur night at the Apollo, right before the sucker gets the hook around the waist.

  • tessiee

    This somehow proves that blah people are the REAL racists, right?

  • Tommy1733

    Thanks Wonkette – that really is refreshing.

  • Biel_ze_Bubba

    Clearly, there aren't enough billionaires in this audience.

  • widestanceromance

    Then he closed by saying that "Only in Amercia can a filthy rich white man whose religion used to deny the actual humanity of you people stand and speak freely from his Black Friend-approved script."

  • DahBoner

    It's code, people.

    BOO = Boffo Old Oligarch

    CHEERIO NEGRO PEOPLE!!!

  • Soylent Green

    I still couldn't find the VIP entrance!

  • poorgradstudent

    But they left out the part where Mittens apologizes to the crowd by offering to buy them all meals at KFC.

  • http://whatisawatthedevolution.blogspot.com imissopus

    What a jackass.

  • Nowisallthereis

    That was beeyouteefull. Too bad the video was not better quality – I could not quite figure out the expression on his face. Was his magic underwear binding? Was he passing a stinker? Or was he thinking "Mommy, get me out of here"?

  • tessiee

    The booing was coming from…
    er um, ghosts in the audience.
    Yeah, ghosts.
    That's the ticket.

  • http://inappropriatejobpostings.blogspot.com/ fuflans

    the fuck was the point of this?

    no, seriously, what? cause it sure doesn't strike me as someone giving a speech to get votes.

    • BarackMyWorld

      Pandering to people who hate the NAACP.

      • vulpes82

        It's sad, but that's exactly what it is. Pandering to the blatant racists, as well as the "moderate" white people who don't want to LOOK racist, but still think black people are lazy and shiftless and living off the hardworking white people while crying about racism when THEY are the real racists.

  • http://wonkette.com/ Sharkey

    The idea of Romney "working" to do anything was the source of the boos.

  • schvitzatura

    Rhoades, Fehrnstrom you're lookin' pretty beat / I thought you might feel better with some ribs to eat / Eat 'em, gentlemen, you'll think they're really fine / And if you want a couple more you can get 'em anytime!

  • chascates

    It depends on your point of view:
    Romney Receives Standing Ovation for Straight Talk at NAACP Convention http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2012/07

  • Baba_NinjaCat12

    Hey where's the funny man with a broom who would sweep R'money off the stage when the highly vocal and opinionated audiences booed him off the stage.

  • Negropolis

    God, why wasn't this held at the Apollo?

    Honestly, what a cynical ploy. I hate that the NAACP even had to invite him.

  • Biel_ze_Bubba

    This will make your day: Backstage at Jimmy Kimmel's show, Obama reacting to a video of Mitt's speech.