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173 comments

    1. 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.

    1. 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!

        1. Generation[redacted]

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

  1. Woodshedding

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

  2. 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.

  3. Callyson

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

    1. GeorgiaBurning

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

  4. SayItWithWookies

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

    1. 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?

      1. 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?

        1. 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.

  5. 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?

  6. WhatTheHeck

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

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

  7. Sue4466

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

  8. Sue4466

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

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. JustPixelz

    "… survey by the Chamber of Commerce–"

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

    1. Biel_ze_Bubba

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

    2. 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.

      1. 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.

  12. gullywompr

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

    1. 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.

        1. Tommy1733

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

  13. 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".

  14. 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!

  15. 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.

  16. tessiee

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

  17. 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!

    1. 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.)

    2. tessiee

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

      They think Mitt's an asshat, too.

    1. 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.)

    2. 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.

      1. An_Outhouse

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

  18. Thurman Munster IV

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

  19. 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!".

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. CountryClubJihadi

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

  24. BigSkullF*ckingDog

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

  25. 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.

    1. 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.

  26. 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.

    1. tessiee

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

  27. 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?

  28. 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."

    1. tessiee

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

  29. 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.

  30. 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….

    1. IceCreamEmpress

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

  31. Tundra Grifter

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

  32. 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."

  33. poorgradstudent

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

  34. 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"?

  35. tessiee

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

  36. 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.

      1. 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.

  37. 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!

  38. 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.

  39. 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.

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