CASH RULES EVERYTHING AROUND MITT  1:46 pm July 12, 2012

Mitt Romney vs. Most Black People

by Kaia Mursi

Not valid as legal tender for free stuff.BIG NEWS ALERT FROM JOURNALISM, GUYS! Reports are coming in Fast and Furious that Mitt Romney, over the course of a mere 24 hours, kind of just single-handedly torched to cinders any and all of the minor gains Republicans might have recently made among non-”Heartland” Americans. (Single-handedly torching things to cinders is the Bain way, after all!) The Romney campaign, fresh off a, well, received speech to the annual NAACP convention, is now being accused of sneaking outside blacks in to the event (like you do with Reese’s Pieces and bottom-shelf hooch), in order to fake some kind of groundswell of African-American support. Oh, and then, in one of those quiet rooms he’s so fond of, the candidate himself went shooting off to donors about the impudent and boisterous non-Mitt Romney-approved blacks at the NAACP, who “should vote for the other guy” if they just want free government goodies/health insurance. All the juicy, sexy, newsy details after the jump!

Boy, do we have a lot of ground to cover, friends. Let’s start with the Boo-ening, which of course the Romney campaign was in no way desperately praying would happen, allowing them to scrape up a few more oozy votes from the primordial base. Speaking to flaccid newstoad Neil Cavuto, Romney conjured up a countercurrent of brave but Silent Minorities:

I spoke with a number of African-American leaders after the event and they said, you know a lot of folks don’t want to say they’re not going to be voting for Barack Obama, but they’re disappointed in his lack of policies to improve our schools. Disappointed in urban policies, disappointed in the economy. 14.4% rate of unemployment among African-Americans today. The president has not been able to get the job done. People want to see someone who can get the economy going, so I expect to get African-American votes.

Good job, good effort! Seriously, why won’t the media ever report on the good news coming out of Iraq Romney’s speeches?

Indeed, despite the boos, cheering can be heard at various points during the speech, including when Romney criticized President Obama over the economy and education.

[Senior Vice President for Advocacy and Policy and the Director of the Washington Bureau of the NAACP Hilary] Shelton said that none of the people Romney met with were active NAACP leaders, and that Romney’s referring to African-American conservative politicians like Niger Innis who “was brought in from New York.”

Pressed by Ed Schultz about whether Innis and the others were actually members of the NAACP, Shelton said: “They’re bringing people in that they know will support his agenda from other places, that aren’t active with the NAACP. These are people who are brought in to actually provide the cheering for him, so there will be some support along those lines.”

Okay, but that’s just, like, one dude’s opinion, right? Surely someone else would have noticed such a palpably stupid campaign move!

Mark Thompson, a radio host who attended Romney’s speech, is backing Shelton’s claim.

Thompson told Lawrence O’Donnell, host of The Last Word, that Romney “brought about 20 black Republicans with him,” who served as “applauders for his applause lines.” Thompson called the move “bizarre,” and added, again echoing Shelton, that these were the black leaders Romney was referring to in his comments on Fox.

And now, just a sprinkling of easy to misconstrue comments linking NAACP members and a desire for more “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.

And this guy is an alleged businessman so he should know! You think Mitt got rich giving away “free stuff” to ladies who sex and sick blahs? Um, LOOK UP CAPITALISM, DUMMY. (Subtitle shamelessly lifted from Balloon Juice) [PoliticusUSA; Maddow; Ed Show]

 

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{ 191 comments }

DrunkIrishman July 12, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Mitt Romney doesn't care about black people.

Preacher_Griz July 12, 2012 at 2:17 pm

CEO GOV Mitt Romney loves the negro so much that he will once and for all teach the negro how not to be a freeloader.

That is the single most important message of his address to the NCAAP

Flat_Earther July 12, 2012 at 2:44 pm

He doesn't recognize black people!

actor212 July 12, 2012 at 1:51 pm

So basically, their election prospects rest on white people who use sheets in unorthodox ways?

anniegetyerfun July 12, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Hasn't every Republican victory hinged on "those people" for the past 50 years or so?

DrunkIrishman July 12, 2012 at 1:57 pm

To be fair, Bush relied on the Cubans and some border Mexicans to help his campaign out.

actor212 July 12, 2012 at 1:59 pm

Yes, but it's also rested on keeping *them* from wanting to vote. Pissing *them* off is counterproductive.

weejee July 12, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Hey, to deal with a changing economy the oldeWamsutta Mills had branch out from just linens, to men's, women's, and children's clothing.

MittBorg July 12, 2012 at 4:20 pm

Again. I did it again.

I'm beginning to hate you, Weej.

Crank_Tango July 12, 2012 at 1:53 pm

We got the sketch, now where's the etch?

Shit must be bad when you can't even count on your asshole racist base…

Callyson July 12, 2012 at 2:02 pm

When I get that etch, I use the cream I keep in the bathroom cabinet. Soothes things immediately, unlike Mittens…

MittBorg July 12, 2012 at 4:23 pm

I'm gonna go ahead and say something totally cray-cray to you, Callyson, because YOU won't point and laugh.

I think Barack Obama is gonna win it by a landslide when the first debate happens. Because there is a grating quality to Mitt's voice that makes a body uncomfortable. And Mister Obama, he has him some gentle, mellow tones like an oboe. I *like* to listen to the guy, even when I don't agree with what he says.

And that is gonna doom the Mittens (like he's not doomed already).

ASHLEIGH_Joe July 12, 2012 at 4:28 pm

I do have to agree about the voice. There's something about his Barry-tone…

MittBorg July 12, 2012 at 4:56 pm

He comes on the tube at the office, where not everybody is a huge O-fan, and even the people who don't like the guy visibly relax just listening to those soothing tones. Maybe that's what he's using on those cranky babies. He's always totally charming people's babies.

Callyson July 12, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Aah, from your lips to God's ears…

MittBorg July 12, 2012 at 4:56 pm

Should I just stand on the deck and yell?

va_real July 12, 2012 at 4:38 pm

I agree that the debates will be a great way for voters to see the difference between someone who is genuinely cool (Obama) & genuinely cold (Romney).

That will be great for those voters who are still undecided come October.

MittBorg July 12, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Aren't the sheeple supposed to wake up after the summer vacation? At least that's what the PaulBearers are claiming.

NYNYNYjr July 14, 2012 at 1:20 am

I just thought of Mitt in a movie holding up his fists and saying "Meet my friends: Etch…and a- Sketch."

Tundra Grifter July 12, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Next thing ya know, they'll be telling us Jeff Gannon wasn't a real reporter, and all those questions he asked at White House Press Conferences were planted.

Actually, this piece reminds me of when Mr. Obama was running for the Senate in Illinois. The Republican candidate had to drop out after news leaked that he'd dragged his wife to a club for public sex, so the GNoP brought in Alan Keyes to run.

FlownOver July 12, 2012 at 1:56 pm

That would be "…his wife, the Star Trek hottie…, if you please.

actor212 July 12, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Oh, Jeri, we hardly nude ye…

Tundra Grifter July 12, 2012 at 2:15 pm
Bezoar July 12, 2012 at 3:48 pm

You mean '11 of 10'?

metamarcisf July 12, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Resistance was futile.

Dashboard Buddha July 12, 2012 at 2:18 pm

Not just any wife

Tundra Grifter July 12, 2012 at 3:43 pm

Did they just spray on that uniform?

Bezoar July 12, 2012 at 3:50 pm

I think they dipped her in it, and then it dried and shrank.

Tundra Grifter July 12, 2012 at 4:00 pm

That job would be more fun than giving bikini waxes.

Dashboard Buddha July 12, 2012 at 7:43 pm

I certainly hope so.—

CapnRadio July 12, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Romney got twenty black Republicans together in the same room. Isn't that the final item in the World's Most Challenging Scavenger Hunt?

FlownOver July 12, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Right after "Romney core convictions."

Tundra Grifter July 12, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Or a Black captain in the America's Cup Race.

Tundra Grifter July 12, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Twenty Black Republicans in the same room?

That would be all of them, Katie!

Fairtackle July 12, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Yeah, cuz Mitt would never take free stuff from the government.

swordfis July 12, 2012 at 2:19 pm

This should be the title of his biography

RadioSlut July 12, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Brings new meaning to the term "busing."

Tundra Grifter July 12, 2012 at 2:18 pm

Remember how popular that was in Boston?

Tundra Grifter July 12, 2012 at 1:54 pm

"Black folks are people, too" – NAACP

"No, they're not." – (r)Money

anniegetyerfun July 12, 2012 at 1:54 pm

I'm sure Romney's people were disappointed to learn that it was pronounced "Ni-JER".

FlownOver July 12, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Neil Cavuto makes all things unfappable.

And you were doing so well today with the Florida scissors lady and the Houston retro grifter!

Oh, and back on topic: Romney has a blaque claque?

actor212 July 12, 2012 at 2:00 pm

He even gave them a plaque

freakishlywrong July 12, 2012 at 1:55 pm

"Free stuff" is almost as fucking meaningless as "black Republican".

CapnRadio July 12, 2012 at 1:56 pm

But don’t forget nothing is really free.

You said it.

freakishlywrong July 12, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Except for the vaunted and unassailable "Free Market".

mavenmaven July 12, 2012 at 1:57 pm

wow, sock puppets of color.

BornInATrailer July 12, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Bussed straight from Uncle Rom's cabin.

SorosBot July 12, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Rom was such a sell-out, after being corrupted by the Federation and Bajoran ways he put his friends and family above profit, he was so bad his son Nog even betrayed his heritage and joined Starfleet.

BornInATrailer July 12, 2012 at 4:18 pm

Nerds!

Jus_Wonderin July 12, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Okay, maybe it is just me, but "free stuff" just doesn't qualify as dog whistle. Seems like a flat out scream of any degrading word that can be shouted at or about browns.

MozakiBlocks July 12, 2012 at 2:36 pm

I think the students at Gallaudet even got that one.

(yes, I'm going to hell)

Shypixel July 12, 2012 at 1:58 pm

I live 45 minutes from Hamilton, where he gave the speech quoted at the end… Had no idea he was here at all….

Such a groundswell of support…

Guppy July 12, 2012 at 2:49 pm

He's not looking for support from the ground so much as the airy heights.

MittBorg July 12, 2012 at 4:26 pm

On the *plus* side, this means that no crowds of screaming people showed up to boo him and tell him to get the hell out, like in Ohio.

NellCote71 July 12, 2012 at 1:58 pm

Ummm. Someone said the N (Innis) word.

freakishlywrong July 12, 2012 at 1:58 pm

After watching the fucking hate-sneer after being booed, I came away fully convinced Mbot, (he's so…awkward!) used the nice NAACP blahs as a way of telling the teatards; "See, I'm a right wing bastard no matter the venue, hahahaha".

MittBorg July 12, 2012 at 4:27 pm

I'm … hurt. At least I *think* that's hurt.

Maybe I'm just butthurt.

widestanceromance July 12, 2012 at 1:58 pm

Of course, he brought his own blahs, because his blahs are better than their blahs.

Jus_Wonderin July 12, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Ann?

actor212 July 12, 2012 at 2:02 pm

They're just the right blah.

James Michael Curley July 12, 2012 at 2:50 pm

50 Shades of blah.

Hammiepants July 12, 2012 at 1:59 pm

Hahaha, he's going to get "some African-American votes"? Let's see, NeinNeinNein, Michael (Man of Not) Steele, Alan (Dr. Nightmare) Keyes – that's three, right? Right?

anniegetyerfun July 12, 2012 at 2:04 pm

Allen West! Nevar forgit!

MittBorg July 12, 2012 at 4:28 pm

I think you have to multiply each of them by 3/5, so, no.

Extemporanus July 12, 2012 at 1:59 pm

MITT ROMNEY HAS A POSSE

actor212 July 12, 2012 at 2:04 pm

A dog pound, if you will.

viennawoods13 July 12, 2012 at 2:10 pm

And it looks as if it was, indeed, he who let the dogs out. (on a short leash)

actor212 July 12, 2012 at 2:12 pm

He put them on the roof of his bus and brought them to the speech

Extemporanus July 12, 2012 at 2:23 pm

"Yo dawg, we heard ya like busing dogs so we bought out a bus company named after a dog so you can bus dogs on top of your dog bus!"

Generation[redacted] July 12, 2012 at 3:05 pm

At least he gave them some M-Fing iced tea.

RadioSlut July 12, 2012 at 2:12 pm

He is an Insane Clown after all.

Extemporanus July 12, 2012 at 2:16 pm

"Fucking blacks…How do they work?!"

MittBorg July 12, 2012 at 4:29 pm

I don't believe Romney would say "blacks." Unless there were other people present, of course.

RadioSlut July 12, 2012 at 7:07 pm

And I wasn't even thinking of your sweet avatar. Icing, baby, icing.

Estproph July 12, 2012 at 2:00 pm

"I spoke with a number of African-American leaders after the event…"

Zero IS a number, you know.

Guppy July 12, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Not when the Bible was written it wasn't! Romney hates Jesus!

MittBorg July 12, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Actually, Romney thinks Jesus is Satan's baby brother, so, I dunno. Is that hate, or love?

Jadetiger79 July 12, 2012 at 4:10 pm

I caught that too. A number, huh?

MittBorg July 12, 2012 at 4:29 pm

Well, he didn't say "leaders of WHAT," yaknow.

Callyson July 12, 2012 at 2:01 pm

I don’t give different speeches to different audiences alright. I gave them the same speech.

Flip flops for everyone!

Ducksworthy July 12, 2012 at 2:01 pm

No more watermelon and fried chicken for you.

ASHLEIGH_Joe July 12, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Well, I guess that shouty lady was right after all, about this guy.

Oblios_Cap July 12, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Thompson told Lawrence O’Donnell, host of The Last Word, that Romney “brought about 20 black Republicans with him,” who served as “applauders for his applause lines.” Thompson called the move “bizarre,”

How utterly Mormom!

12X34X July 12, 2012 at 2:16 pm

Well, those dead rebaptized Jewish people were all busy.

UnholyMoses July 12, 2012 at 2:01 pm

And all this time I thought people paid taxes for government stuff, and that the ACA still required people to pay insurance premiums–there's just a limit on the %of income you have to pay.

So, yeah.: IT'S NOT FREE, YOU STUPID FUCK!!!

The only thing that's "free" is Mitt's income — from taxes.

Billmatic July 12, 2012 at 2:03 pm

Bless you for the Wu reference.

chascates July 12, 2012 at 2:03 pm

I'll wait until he addresses NOW and GLAAD before conceding he's gaining on Obama.

MittBorg July 12, 2012 at 10:27 pm

Add MALDEF and LULAC to that list.

Negropolis July 13, 2012 at 2:49 am

These fuckers so pandery he'd sell himself out to a NAMBLA convention.

BarackMyWorld July 12, 2012 at 2:04 pm

Congrats to MSNBC for pulling a Fox News and turning:

"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."

into

"Romney: NAACP members want 'free stuff'"

I don't like it when Fox News does it, but I also don't like it when MSNBC or anyone else does it.

actor212 July 12, 2012 at 2:10 pm

I'm not sure that's inaccurate. It's pretty clear he meant to say "If they want more free stuff from government…" and the audience did boo his reference to rolling back Obamacare. I think that's a logical conclusion to make even if he wasn't dense enough to actually come out and say the words.

BarackMyWorld July 12, 2012 at 2:33 pm

You're assuming Neil Cavuto has any black friends.

Chet Kincaid July 12, 2012 at 5:20 pm

You're being silly. The context and intent was obvious.

BarackMyWorld July 12, 2012 at 6:42 pm

"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."

The difference between the actual quote and the headline is that MSNBC is saying Romney singled out the NAACP for wanting "free stuff," but in the actual quote, he did not do this. In the offending part of the quote, he seems to be adding a third group of people to the situation who don't like Obamacare, but have friends that do. By doing this, he is generalizing the observation, not making it about the NAACP specifically. It'd be like if Obama said "people can be dumb sometimes" and Fox News reported "Obama calls Americans 'dumb sometimes'" based on the logic that Americans are people.

Negropolis July 13, 2012 at 2:50 am

Sorry, this is a level of parsing that borders on concern trolling.

BarackMyWorld July 13, 2012 at 4:18 pm

Ad hominems aside….MSNBC should have said "Romney: Obamacare supporters want free stuff," which is more accurate than claiming Mitt said something racist he didn't actually say.

Ducksworthy July 12, 2012 at 2:06 pm

"Boy, do we have a lot of ground to cover," I'd appreciate it if you would refrain from addressing me as boy.

Schmannnity July 12, 2012 at 2:06 pm

Cool. He outsourced NAACP applause.

gullywompr July 12, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Win.

Jus_Wonderin July 12, 2012 at 2:09 pm

I do hope he hired them as Contractors. That way he didn't have to pay their healthcare.

actor212 July 12, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Yes, those weren't black people. They were from Bangalore.

elgin_pelican July 12, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Uzbekibekibekistan.

actor212 July 12, 2012 at 2:06 pm

Niger Innis

Innis…Now where do I know that name from….

I'll bet Thanksgiving, they skip the turkey and move right on to the drunken brawling…

MittBorg July 12, 2012 at 4:35 pm

It would appear the (horse) apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

SorosBot July 12, 2012 at 2:08 pm

“[Romney] brought about 20 black Republicans with him,”

Well that is impressive, Romney managed to get every single black Republican in the country to his speech.

Jus_Wonderin July 12, 2012 at 2:10 pm

I bet he made them row the boat too.

An_Outhouse July 12, 2012 at 3:11 pm

I heard he had them flown in, like French pate.

GorzoTheMighty July 12, 2012 at 2:08 pm

He had to bring his own Blahs because they were just the right height.

actor212 July 12, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Oh, I got that. I meant the not-honkies when I said *them*

horselover_fat July 12, 2012 at 2:08 pm

well, mitt made the required overtures. break out the voter suppression tactics, boys! can't have them off-color types bustin' up the white way of things with this democracy garbage!

kittensdontlie July 12, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Oh boy, I hope my spray on tan fades before then…

Preacher_Griz July 12, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Conservative Christian Party leaders like myself APPLAUD CEO GOV Mitt (Moses) Romney's bravery in going before a crowd of HOSTILE negroes to tell them what they DID NOT want to hear!!!

We will free the American Negro from the shackles of govt dependency whether they like it or not!

kittensdontlie July 12, 2012 at 3:07 pm

Amen brother! Who needs noBamacare. Poultices, salves, incantations and freelance amputations has always worked better than any of this fancy modern medicine.

fartknocker July 12, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Sounds like Mittens will soon be giving out $25.00 Walmart gift cards at polling places that will only work on election day. That strategy worked well for Enrique Neto in Mexico.

MissTaken July 12, 2012 at 2:09 pm

It was nice of The Donald to loan out his black friends for Mittens use that afternoon.

freakishlywrong July 12, 2012 at 2:21 pm

It's his "the" blacks.

Baconzgood July 12, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Unrelated to this post.

I hate getting ready for vacation at work. You're so busy the last day you're at work. This shit is seriously cutting in my socal snark time.

Jus_Wonderin July 12, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Do what I do. Go into your comment history and just post random stuff. Oh, wait, that only works for me because I don't comment gud.

Dashboard Buddha July 12, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Coming back from a vacation sucks too.

Baconzgood July 12, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Yeah. You get to play catch up. This is why I haven't taken a week vacation since I was 15.

MittBorg July 12, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Aw, is our little Baconz leaving us?

Have a wonderful vacation, B! Hope you're traveling with your sweetie and getting the needed R&R (Resistance & Revolution, what the fuck did you think I meant?). (Hugs the Baconz)

fuflans July 12, 2012 at 10:09 pm

you will post the sex tapes right?

Preacher_Griz July 12, 2012 at 2:11 pm

CEO GOV Mitt (Moses) Romney is our Last Best Hope to unshackle us from the Culture of Freeloading Govt Dependency and lead us back to the Promised Land!!!

12X34X July 12, 2012 at 2:13 pm

This self-absorbed asshat can't understand why Americans, who pay around 47% in taxes overall might not be willing to settle for less jobs and less services. It's so astoundingly stupid.

SorosBot July 12, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Who doesn't want free stuff?

Baconzgood July 12, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Calling Dr. Spin. Dr. Spin please attend an emergency at the Romney campaign.

Blueb4sunrise July 12, 2012 at 2:16 pm

This pretty much gives Allen "Whacko" West the VP slot.

ChrisM2011 July 12, 2012 at 2:16 pm

Hey now! Mitt is merely supporting a tradition of rich white guys shipping in minorities to do work for them.

Baconzgood July 12, 2012 at 2:20 pm

FAIL!!!!!!!!

Tundra Grifter July 12, 2012 at 2:22 pm

I think it's pretty clear this is going to be a very close election – at least in the popular vote (the Electoral College votes may not be so close).

Very often a close election isn't ultimately decided by which candidate does everything right – the balance is tipped by one candidate doing something very wrong.

I know it's just mid-July, but I just can't shake the feeling that around Labor Day, when those on the sidelines are starting to pay serious attention to the campaign, (r)Money is really going to put his foot into it.

MittBorg July 12, 2012 at 3:14 pm

From your lips to the ears of any intelligence sufficiently powerful to MAKE IT SO!

TPM's showing Obama with 281 electoral votes vs. Rmoney with 216. If that is accurate, then the popular vote really doesn't matter in the least. Obama only needs 278 electoral votes to win. That gap appears to be insuperable. Do you think Romney can possibly close it?

Tundra Grifter July 12, 2012 at 3:32 pm

I believe the magic number is 270.

I like the Real Clear Politics map and poll information. At this point Mr. Obama needs the solid states, the trending states, the leaning states (total 221) plus New Hampshire (4), Nevada (6), Wisconson (10), Colorado (9) for a total of 29 more (250 total) and then a combination of Ohio (18), Iowa (6) and Virginia (13) that will net another 20.

Funny how no matter what it always seems to come down to Ohio.

Although Michigan (16) is certainly in play.

ASHLEIGH_Joe July 12, 2012 at 3:41 pm

How exactly does this reckoning count Penns-"disenfranchise a tenth of the population"-syvania? It's normally fool's gold for Republicans, but.

Tundra Grifter July 12, 2012 at 4:04 pm

RCP has Pennyslvania leaning towards Mr. Obama with the polls at 7.8%.

They have identified 11 swing states and Mr. Obama is leading in 9 – at least 5 of which are less than the margin of error.

It's early days yet, but it's never too early to start winning ("Goldfinger").

MittBorg July 12, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Thanks for calling me on that. I went back to look and realized I'd hit the vape a smidge too hard! TPM is now showing Obama at 281 and Rmoney at 206, and the winning number is indeed 270. So you think Rmoney stands a chance of winning, then.

Tundra Grifter July 12, 2012 at 5:31 pm

Didn't mean to call you on it – I'm not correct often enough to pass up a chance like that.

Sure (r)Money has a good opportunity to win. But most of his support is anti-Obama, not pro-(r)Money. To me that's not a solid base.

And I think (r)Money will really take a serious tumble somewhere along the way.

The easiest way to lose is to either beat yourself or be overconfident. I don't think anyone in Mr. Obama's camp is overconfident here in mid-July.

Gas prices are going down, home prices are going up, employment is creeping up. I would sum it up as "So far, so good."

ASHLEIGH_Joe July 12, 2012 at 2:22 pm

"Free stuff"? Wow, that's a little on-the-nose, don't you think? Why not just go all the way, and say "Free fried chicken and grape soda"?

MittBorg July 12, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Their racism and hatred oozes out of every word. Black people are motivated only by the thought of unearned gains, of course, while white people are hard-working individuals upon whom the other humans (some 6 billion or so) freeload.

The worst thing is, they haven't the guts to say flat-out what they're thinking. And they really think all people of colour are so stupid that none of us will understand exactly what they mean by what they say.

sbj1964 July 12, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Ask Mitt what his Mormon church teaches about black people being from the evil spirits of the Mormon home planet.

mormos July 12, 2012 at 3:05 pm

no, no, black people are black because they bear the mark of Cain; geez get it straight.

BornInATrailer July 12, 2012 at 4:24 pm

The Curse of Ham!

Mmm… delicious ham.

MittBorg July 12, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Oh, man. I love ham.

NYNYNYjr July 12, 2012 at 2:23 pm

The Bain story is hottening up today. Was he president, CEO and sole owner of Bain (pretty bad name for a company(?)) when it was doing it's bad stuff for three years? No one remembers seeing him from 1999-2002. Anne Romney says "He just stepped out for a pack of Mormon cigarettes, and never came back. Three years later I got an invitation to the Olympics, I showed up for the horse-dancing, and there he was."

kittensdontlie July 15, 2012 at 12:23 pm

Hilarious. 'Pack of Mormon cigarettes' I suppose are naurally tobaccoless hundred dollar bills rolled up that he lights and smokes.

badseeds July 12, 2012 at 2:23 pm

The puss on that Neil Cavuto. . . that's so punchable it hurts.

anniegetyerfun July 12, 2012 at 2:56 pm

It would be so soft. So soft.

kittensdontlie July 15, 2012 at 12:27 pm

He would start crying even before the punch had landed. What a pussyface, which is similar to the softness of the pussy willow.

swordfis July 12, 2012 at 2:26 pm

I'm shocked that His Highness even stooped to conversing with hoi polloi and sullying his hands with petty politicking. Death by dressage!

elgin_pelican July 12, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Just the man – he's chicken and he waffles.

MittBorg July 12, 2012 at 4:09 pm

I'm still not sure why that has me rolling around hysterical.

owhatever July 12, 2012 at 2:31 pm

At least he left the safari jacket and pith helmet at home for the NAACP speech. Hooray for Captain Romney, the African explorer!

Come here a minute July 12, 2012 at 2:35 pm

Certainly anybody who booed must be receiving welfare cadillacs all the time.

hunnybee July 12, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Nig Innis? who da fuk is Nig Innis?!!!

Generation[redacted] July 12, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Come on, you never read The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn?

Dildeaux July 12, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Taking political kabuki to new heights.

mormos July 12, 2012 at 3:04 pm

God I want that Romney dollar as a bumper sticker. Hey wonkette, take my money.

maybe instead of E. Pluribus Unum, it can say "corporations are people" in Latin.
or "In R-Money we trust."

MittBorg July 12, 2012 at 3:05 pm

Why? I gotta ask, why? Why would someone name their kid NIGER, if they're planning to live in THIS country, knowing what they know about racism and stupidity? Just, fucking WHY.

kittensdontlie July 12, 2012 at 3:18 pm

This story might answer your question:
http://todayentertainment.today.msnbc.msn.com/_ne

Were Niger's parents Kardashian-like??

Generation[redacted] July 12, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Ask his brother Slap Djibouti.

MittBorg July 12, 2012 at 4:12 pm

Ar ar ar.

MittBorg July 12, 2012 at 4:12 pm

And he has to be a RWNJ conservative clown. That's just great. Hang out with exactly the people who will think your stupid parents named you the n* word, and will make fun of it.

An_Outhouse July 12, 2012 at 3:09 pm

"I don’t give different speeches to different audiences alright.
Giving a shit about who I'm speaking to is hard, man, I just phone it in. Besides, those people don't like me anyway. Who let the dogs out? I had my boy do it – ha, heh, heh, ha"

Chichikovovich July 12, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Did someone say Neil Innis? Smashing!

?

Oh, Niger Innis. Well, that's not fun at all.

Chet Kincaid July 12, 2012 at 5:29 pm

You seem easily distracted, lately.

viennawoods13 July 12, 2012 at 6:46 pm

Oooh! Saw him perform live a few years back!

Antispandex July 12, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Well, bringing your own fans along isn't really anything new, and besides, maybe they just can't help but follow the Mittster. Kind of like Dead Heads? No? Ok, Dead Heads without the weed and cool 60's gear.

SolitaireRose July 12, 2012 at 3:19 pm

He should have just sang "Who let the dogs out" in the same glorious way he sings "America The Beautiful."

imissopus July 12, 2012 at 3:47 pm

I've been trying to think of one positive thing to say about Romney's speech and I think I've got it: at least he didn't go full-on Michael Richards at the audience. His campaign has my permission to use that in an ad.

johnnymeatworth July 12, 2012 at 4:46 pm

So instead he'll go full-on Daniel Tosh when he speaks to the League of Women Voters?

randcoolcatdaddy July 12, 2012 at 4:16 pm

"Thompson told Lawrence O’Donnell, host of The Last Word, that Romney “brought about 20 black Republicans with him,” who served as “applauders for his applause lines.”"

Mitt Romney … creating jobs for the Blahs…..

johnnymeatworth July 12, 2012 at 4:43 pm

So he gave the same speech he always does? Which means that the same speech he always gives talks about how he spoke "today at the NAACP convention in Houston and I gave them the same speech I am giving you?" Even when he spoke at the NAACP convention in Houston he told them he'd spoken to the NAACP convention in Houston earlier that day????

Mittens, can I buy some pot from you?

JackObin July 12, 2012 at 5:12 pm

It's time for Mitt to break out his secret stash of Malt Liquor.

ttommyunger July 12, 2012 at 8:57 pm

Those pix! What is this, a pencil-neck contest?

Negropolis July 13, 2012 at 2:26 am

I am now seriously considering changing my name to "Outside Blacks".

BTW, Romney needs to explain to me how a government-mandated buy for personal health insurance is "free stuff." Go fuck yourself, Mitt.

Negropolis July 13, 2012 at 2:42 am

I spoke with a number of African-American leaders after the event and they said, you know a lot of folks don’t want to say they’re not going to be voting for Barack Obama, but they’re disappointed in his lack of policies to improve our schools. Disappointed in urban policies, disappointed in the economy. 14.4% rate of unemployment among African-Americans today.

Newsflash to the Republican Party, most of us are dissapointed because he isn't the socialist you told everyone he was, not because he's not fiscally conservative enough.

Negropolis July 13, 2012 at 2:54 am

BTW, the only black people that should be Republicans are those that remember being personally freed by the Civil War-era United States government.

Dr. Nick Riviera July 13, 2012 at 6:36 am

I'm sure he quotes Frederick Douglass and MLK just as often in his speeches to the NRA

Nowisallthereis July 13, 2012 at 8:34 am

they’re disappointed in his lack of policies to improve our schools….

WTF good does it do to put forth policies to improve our schools when the RepTeaPunks have fired all the teachers? Kind of like building a new barn when all of the horses are in Home Depot in the adhesives section.

viennawoods13 July 13, 2012 at 9:10 am

Then there was the The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band

va_real July 12, 2012 at 5:07 pm

I guess with so many folks yelling "Wake up Sheeple", some of them actually might?

Callyson July 12, 2012 at 5:25 pm

Let's gather the rest of the Wonkados and do it in unison.

MittBorg July 12, 2012 at 9:45 pm

How ya doin', baby? You OK? (Hugs RadioSlut)

RadioSlut July 12, 2012 at 10:00 pm

Yeah, enjoying sobriety. "It's a journey not a destination." AA is cliché city — not a problem. But I am in a way better place than a few months ago. Glad to be back. From the frying pan into the fire. Thanks for your support. I got your intensedebate feedback like a month ago. Internet access was scant, but I certainly appreciated your kind words.
I couldn't read much there as the days were quite full, but back to the reading list. And laughing heartily again in wonkettville.
I hugged like a thousand people in the last few days; I'm overwhelmed with gratitude. But make no mistake, I appreciate your's foremost.
Enough with the feelings already…let's snark!

fuflans July 12, 2012 at 10:12 pm

this will be one of the few good night's sleep i've had in a loongggg while.

thanks tundra.

MittBorg July 12, 2012 at 10:35 pm

Dude, you totally sell yourself short, being the modest, humble kinda dude you are. Your political analyses seem solid. I like this one. You're correct on every single issue. So far, the overarching complaint from Republicans as well as voters in general is that Mitt is criticizing Obama for doing whatever he did, but not saying what he himself would do. And Mitt's clodfootedness is legendary. The guy is just too much of a bot to click with humans. Also, too, economic indicators. Home prices are almost back to the pre-collapse level in my neighbourhood, and houses are selling. So, yeah. Sounds good.

MittBorg July 12, 2012 at 10:12 pm

I think once school starts and the election's a month away, the dumbfucks who constitute a full 30% of this nation's voting-age population realize that they need to pay attention to the election, and then end up voting for whoever makes them *feel* better depending on what they're up to at the time.

Honestly, I despair.

MittBorg July 12, 2012 at 10:20 pm

I'm in.

MittBorg July 12, 2012 at 10:26 pm

Back to mean and vicious, which I do so well. It's great to have you back, dude.

Tundra Grifter July 13, 2012 at 4:08 pm

MB:

Thank you for your kind words. There is no doubt things are getting better. About a week ago, Fred and Jeri Thompson were hosting Sheer InSannity's radio show, and for an hour or more he talked about the lack of confidence.

No shit. For almost four years the right wing nutz have been peeing in the soup and complaining about the taste. Of course there's a lack of confidence – and a serious lack of understanding that things really are getting better. No fast enough and not for enough of us – but that's not enough to let the Republicans try again.

Even the WSJ is saying housing prices have rebounded.

And this Condi Rice lead balloon is as clear a sign of desperation as we've seen since Walnuts picked Duh Gov' to run with him. Well, stroll…

MittBorg July 13, 2012 at 5:34 pm

Oh, man, can I steal "peeing in the soup and complaining about the taste"?

Yeah, I think Condi has already said she's not interested. This is the second person Mitt has kinda talked about who's basically said "Thanks, but no thanks." The first was Tim Pawlenty.

How hopeless is your candidacy when Tim "LackCharm" Pawlenty won't consider being your Veep?

Negropolis July 13, 2012 at 10:01 pm

Concern trolling is an action.

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