THE END OF RACISM  4:46 pm September 5, 2012

Romney Campaign Announces Its Perfunctory Black Outreach Thingy

by Jim Newell

And with the completion of this logo, the BLC's job is done.Are you black, and a Republican? Congratulations! Oh, you didn’t hear? You’ve just been named to the Romney campaign’s Black Leadership Council. Your duty: to say the exact same Republican talking points as everyone else, while being black. Now since the polls show Romney earning the support of a whole 0% of the African American vote, some might say that the party already maxed out its support among this particular demographic. And since the Republican party has successfully disenfranchised 100% of African American voters in the United States, it’s hard to see many additional converts in the offing. Just keep it from falling into negative territory, please! Good? Okay, now go away…

The Black Leadership Council only has three chairman slots, so tough decisions had to be made among the many excellent black Republicans in Congress who applied. In the end, the Romney campaign went with Reps. Tim Scott and Allen West to fill two of the chairs, out of a congressional pool that included Reps. Tim Scott, Allen West, and no one else. The third chair will be Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll, who is — get this — a black woman. Who knew?

The Black Leadership Council will tour the globe, explaining Mitt Romney’s plans to help struggling African American communities: yadda yadda yadda small businesses yadda whatever job creators etc etc yadda yadda privatize yr schools and so on.

“Barack Obama spoke to the best in us when he ran for president in 2008,” said Congressman Allen West. “Today, he’s running a negative campaign that says nothing about how we will end this economic downturn and put our country back on the path to prosperity. In Mitt Romney, we have a proven leader who will not speak to America with empty platitudes and soaring rhetoric, but will restore the exceptionalism of our Republic and secure the American dream for future generations. President Obama has been, and will continue to be, a disappointment. We are truly not better off as a country than we were four years ago. This election is not just about changing Presidents. This is a moral decision speaking to our greater Angels and the blessings of liberty and freedom we pass onto our children and grandchildren.”

“Mitt Romney is a man who has the experience and understands how the economy works and how to create jobs,” said Florida Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll. With black unemployment at 14 percent, Mitt Romney’s job creating experience is exactly what we need to turn the economy around. Until we reform our education system, make a commitment to train skilled workers for the jobs of today and encourage more Black American small businesses, we will continue to see higher unemployment and poverty rates throughout our community. That’s a future none of us want to see, and it is one that Mitt Romney will commit to avoiding. Mitt Romney said, ‘hold him accountable’ for creating 12 million jobs, and this is an opportunity we should give him to make the economic conditions in our black communities better.”

Perhaps there are more details in the prospecticus, which will come around… later. What else? Oh, the whole “persecute the black population to maximize our share of resentful white voters” thing that’s been our party’s defining political tactic for the past 50 years… yeah that’s not going to change? Sorry, it just works so well.

[Romney via TPM]

 
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PeaceWithHonor September 5, 2012 at 4:50 pm

Let the Freeper madness begin

SmutBoffin September 5, 2012 at 4:54 pm

MUY LEADERSHIP COUNCIL

weejee September 5, 2012 at 5:00 pm

MUY bueno, también, demasiado

jjdaddyo September 5, 2012 at 5:31 pm

Let's just hope they put West in front of the TV cameras as often as possible, please God.

Dr_Zoidberg September 5, 2012 at 5:54 pm

Fried chicken and watermelon for everyone!

ChernobylSoup September 5, 2012 at 4:51 pm

Tim Scott (R, S.C)
Allen West (R, FL)
Jennifer Carol (R, FL)

When Nixon touted the Southern Strategy I thought he meant something completely different.

Kid_Charlemagne September 5, 2012 at 4:51 pm

Allen West is involved? What could possibly go wrong?

SmutBoffin September 5, 2012 at 4:54 pm

Mock execution of Paul Ryan?

Arborista September 5, 2012 at 5:23 pm

Actual execution of Paul Ryan?

(Not advocating, just speculating…)

anniegetyerfun September 5, 2012 at 5:24 pm

With votes?

iburl September 5, 2012 at 6:36 pm

Frankly, I'd be more comfortable with Adam West making decisions about the country.

finallyhappy September 5, 2012 at 9:06 pm

And who wouldn't? I saw Adam West and Burt Ward this weekend- Adam West is still good looking and damn funny

Nowisallthereis September 6, 2012 at 8:26 am

Robin could sure fill out those tights.

lochnessmonster September 5, 2012 at 4:52 pm

But isn't training ppl in jobs skills a sort of education? That means spending money on ppl to learn things.

anniegetyerfun September 5, 2012 at 5:24 pm

Not just ppl. Blk ppl.

OneDollarJuana September 5, 2012 at 5:38 pm

Blh ppl.

actor212 September 5, 2012 at 5:28 pm

Clearly, you've never heard of whips.

emmelemm September 5, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Beatings will continue until morale improves.

Jus_Wonderin September 5, 2012 at 4:52 pm

Mitt is like the whitest man in the Nation.

rockyoumonkeys September 5, 2012 at 4:55 pm

I would submit that Allen West is even whiter.

Lascauxcaveman September 5, 2012 at 5:04 pm

We don't need to argue on this point. Let's just agree they are both beyond the pale.

Isyaignert September 5, 2012 at 6:12 pm

{Insert drum sting here!}

Abernathy September 5, 2012 at 5:44 pm

He's like the whitest man because he's actually the whitest white-man simulacrum robotics technology could develop.

Jus_Wonderin September 5, 2012 at 5:46 pm

I hope they sent a sample of that special polish needed to keep him showroom shiny.

Nowisallthereis September 6, 2012 at 8:27 am

and also a can of that new-robot spray, a mixture of oil, silicon and bleach

Warwhatgoodfor September 5, 2012 at 6:43 pm

It's simply the blinding radiance of the hidden deity/owner of his own planet struggling to be free.

MLHencken September 5, 2012 at 4:52 pm

No other black Republicans were available….in this dimension.

I think they might have better luck in Bizarro world. Assuming they survive an attack from Bizarro Superman.

HogeyeGrex September 5, 2012 at 5:52 pm

Not to worry. Bizarro Superman would be holding up Republicans as poster kids for Truth, Justice and the American Way.

lumpenprole September 5, 2012 at 6:12 pm

It would be kinda fun to hear the Bizarro Smiley and West show.

Buzz Feedback September 5, 2012 at 4:52 pm

Mitt's going to triple the size of the NBA.

WhatTheHolyHeck September 5, 2012 at 4:57 pm

He has friends who own NBA teams, and the players are all the right height.

Arborista September 5, 2012 at 5:26 pm

Those guys are already too tall for standard doorways- do we really need or want 21' players?

LesBontemps September 5, 2012 at 4:52 pm

Your duty: to say the exact same Republican talking points as everyone else, while being black.

That is one tough assignment.

rockyoumonkeys September 5, 2012 at 4:56 pm

And it worked so well for Michael Steele

Biel_ze_Bubba September 6, 2012 at 12:15 am

To be fair, he did manage the 'being black' part of the assignment pretty well.

He's also smart (no wonder he strayed off-point) and funny (no wonder they hated him.) Check out his interview with Jon Stewart on The Daily Show.

Geminisunmars September 5, 2012 at 5:08 pm

Do they have to keep a straight face?

LesBontemps September 5, 2012 at 5:23 pm

Theyd have to; gay faces not permitted.

Arborista September 5, 2012 at 5:27 pm

So you're saying the Lt Gov of Florida is NOT gay?

Crank_Tango September 5, 2012 at 5:43 pm

Ham biscuits libel!

Arborista September 5, 2012 at 5:30 pm

White Republicans don't have a monopoly on hypocrisy…

Rotundo_ September 5, 2012 at 6:09 pm

They've already written off their immortal soul as a part of the republican initiation process, asking this isn't really that much of a stretch for them is it? After you have doubled down on evil, what is just a litte more?

Trannysurprise September 5, 2012 at 4:52 pm

I don't understand why Mitt's ideas of turning the black population into his personal servants isn't welcomed by the black community. What? They have some history with this??

Self-Uploader September 5, 2012 at 4:53 pm

I'm confused. I thought the Republican's didn't see race. Why would they start a separate group for black republicans. I'm pretty sure if the democrats did that there'd be a lot of finger pointing.

Katydid September 5, 2012 at 7:42 pm

You have a kitler!!!!

Self-Uploader September 5, 2012 at 8:20 pm

We prefer to think of him as a Chaplin.

SayItWithWookies September 5, 2012 at 4:53 pm

Oh, how nice that they used the term "black." I had my money on "You People."

Crank_Tango September 5, 2012 at 5:43 pm

Shit, I was certain it would be "urban."

emmelemm September 5, 2012 at 6:14 pm

MUY!

Rotundo_ September 5, 2012 at 6:10 pm

"The Help"?

Biel_ze_Bubba September 6, 2012 at 12:20 am

"You people" is everybody who wonders what happened to Mitt's money. GIven the value of Bain, his numbers are off even more badly that MF Global's. Not good, for a guy who "knows how to read a balance sheet."

LastGasp September 5, 2012 at 4:53 pm

"Dear [insert name of black person here], you have been named to the Black Leadership Council. We hope to see you at our next meeting. By the way, be sure to enter and exit via the back door. Thank-you."

SmutBoffin September 5, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Written on the back door: NO ATHLETIC JERSEYS

Rotundo_ September 5, 2012 at 6:11 pm

The first rule of the Black Leadership Council is you do not talk about the Black Leadership Council.

nounverb911 September 5, 2012 at 4:54 pm

Mitt's just looking for someone non-Hispanic to run his car elevator.

Joshua Norton September 5, 2012 at 4:54 pm

Romney Campaign Announces Its Perfunctory Black Outreach Thingy

He does realize you can't own them anymore, doesn't he?

widestanceromance September 5, 2012 at 5:21 pm

Willard thinks they can be leased for cheap, though.

Arborista September 5, 2012 at 5:32 pm

I thought his plan was to own ALL of the 99% (or at least distribute us amongst his fellow one-percenters)…

memzilla September 5, 2012 at 5:58 pm

Lincoln freed the slaves. Mittens wants 'em back.

Rotundo_ September 5, 2012 at 6:14 pm

Serfs, Indentured Servants, Contract employee, you dont have to use unappealing labels that are racially charged. I'm sure that they can come up with some sort of cute label for it that sounds innocuous

sewollef September 6, 2012 at 8:32 am

Product Evangelists?

Houseboy Ninjas?

Freelance Entrepreneurs?

RadioBowels September 5, 2012 at 4:54 pm

MUY bueno.

Donde es X?

Pragmatist2 September 5, 2012 at 4:55 pm

I belive they should have called it: Black Leadership American Heroes , or BLAH.

Baconzgood September 5, 2012 at 4:55 pm

Mitt Romney creates the perfect jobs for blacks. Either none or min wage with no benefits or time off. It's win win for the GOP

mrpuma2u September 5, 2012 at 5:06 pm

Someone has to detail Ann's couple of Cadillacs, and those horse stables aren't going to shovel out themselves.

Biel_ze_Bubba September 6, 2012 at 12:22 am

Health care for mere "help" would be a waste of millionaires' tax dollars (such as they are.)

coolhandnuke September 5, 2012 at 4:55 pm

Putting Alan West on Mitt's Black Leadership Council is much like naming a 6'11 BYU black center as team captain….only West is shorter, stupider, crazier, racier and dishonorier.

MaxNeanderthal September 5, 2012 at 4:56 pm

Those black businesses he has in mind wouldn't be shoe-shiners, minstrels and telegram deliverers, would they? Oh, they would….

actor212 September 5, 2012 at 5:25 pm

Also, lawn ornaments. Too.

Biel_ze_Bubba September 6, 2012 at 12:23 am

On the bright side, he'll shut down Amtrak, so no more porter jobs.

rockyoumonkeys September 5, 2012 at 4:56 pm

Has Michael Steele taught them nothing?!?

MacRaith September 5, 2012 at 5:01 pm

Oh, absolutely he did. They figure their mistake was in letting Steele have a post where he had a tiny bit of actual power. Mitt's Black Leadership Council won't have any power to do anything, or any money to spend, or really any point except to give him a little cover on race issues.

MaxNeanderthal September 5, 2012 at 5:06 pm

The lyrics to "Ol' Man River"?

Kid_Charlemagne September 5, 2012 at 4:57 pm

I can't wait to get a Romney/Ryan '12 hoodie!!

memzilla September 5, 2012 at 5:57 pm

Save up your Skittles wrappers for that one.

sewollef September 6, 2012 at 8:41 am

"I can't wait to get a Romney/Ryan '12 hoodie!!"

Speak and ye shall receive.

GhostBuggy September 5, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Be they black or white, can someone explain to me once again how Mitt Romney knows anything but jack shit how to create a single job?

Geminisunmars September 5, 2012 at 5:11 pm

'Cause bizness.

anniegetyerfun September 5, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Mitt Romney has enough money to hire the whole country to remodel his various houses. But he won't do it unless we elect him first.

shelwood46 September 5, 2012 at 5:35 pm

Well, come on, he has to have someplace to stay during the remodel, and hotels are just tacky when you can be put up in a mansion instead.

emmelemm September 5, 2012 at 5:35 pm

Shut up, that's why.

Gleem McShineys September 5, 2012 at 7:15 pm

They've given you people all you need to know about job creation.

Biel_ze_Bubba September 6, 2012 at 12:25 am

I'm sure somebody had to take out the trash and mop the floors at Bain.

ChernobylSoup September 5, 2012 at 4:57 pm

"First they came for me."

- Allen West
When CW2 begins.

Dumbedup September 5, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Sorry, I see this as cover for the "turn it up to 11" phase of Rmoney's plan to race bait voters. Dog whistles will soon be audible sez me.

BerkeleyBear September 5, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Is the point of this to show that there are no Black Leaders in the current GOP? Because the three chairs are 2 freshman Tea Party loving nutjobs and a woman with a largely symbolic job in Skeletor's administration. Even Bush had better relationships with black people than Mittens, if this is what he can come up with.

savethispatient September 5, 2012 at 4:58 pm

When is Obama going to organize his Angry White Male Leadership Council?

Baconzgood September 5, 2012 at 5:10 pm

Weren't you watching the convention?

savethispatient September 5, 2012 at 5:22 pm

Eh? I said Obama, not Romney.

Geminisunmars September 5, 2012 at 5:12 pm

That's his treasury department.

Pragmatist2 September 5, 2012 at 8:20 pm

This is truth in its most painful form.

SorosBot September 5, 2012 at 4:58 pm

So now it's time to pretend to outreach to black voters to try and claim the GOP isn't really racist and appeal to non-racist mushy middle white voters.

GeorgiaBurning September 5, 2012 at 6:48 pm

Need to lock up Hank Williams Jr for a couple months, first

Lionel[redacted]Esq September 5, 2012 at 4:58 pm

I'm just waiting for Alan West to pull out a gun in national tv and demand that Chris Mathews not ask about Romney's taxes.

Isyaignert September 5, 2012 at 6:19 pm

Ha! I can honestly see that happening, given how Mr. West was asked to leave the US Army for being a dick – http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/07/rep-we

Sharkey September 5, 2012 at 4:58 pm

But they don't love America like we do.

Lionel[redacted]Esq September 5, 2012 at 4:59 pm

This is a step up for Romney, as he was raised to believe servants should be seen but not heard.

sharethegrief September 5, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Saying that Romney will commit to avoidance is redundant.

SayItWithWookies September 5, 2012 at 5:05 pm

The black part or the leadership part?

LesBontemps September 5, 2012 at 5:27 pm

The future part.

TootsStansbury September 5, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Then why is the Lt. Governor saying Democratic-y words?

shelwood46 September 5, 2012 at 5:39 pm

That was just code for: we are going to convert all "urban" high schools into vo-techs and drop all AP courses from them.

SmutBoffin September 5, 2012 at 5:00 pm

I think the Leadership Council is just a vehicle for the Romney campaign to make Cosbyesque pronouncements on minority culture without fear of allegations of RACASM.

RRoccoco September 5, 2012 at 5:01 pm

Translation: Big Daddy calls the house slaves in and demands they get the field hands to behave or else there will be some serious "job creation" for the cat o' nine tails.

ttommyunger September 5, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Jeffinfer (Blowjob) Carroll has spoken.

fuflans September 5, 2012 at 5:02 pm

historians will argue for years: mccain or romney? who sucked worse?

Jus_Wonderin September 5, 2012 at 5:12 pm

palin.

widestanceromance September 5, 2012 at 5:24 pm

Always and forever, your go-to girl for wrong.

Tundra Grifter September 5, 2012 at 5:53 pm

Well, (r)Money lost to McCain in 2008…

starfanglednut September 6, 2012 at 1:40 am

AOTK.

Crank_Tango September 5, 2012 at 5:04 pm

Excuse me Mitt, I speak jive…

sbj1964 September 5, 2012 at 5:04 pm

OK people this is a crisis situation.We need a Black man to come to Mitt's Campaign! 'How about Will Smith sir? I said a"BLACK MAN!"Dammit people pay attention!

mrpuma2u September 5, 2012 at 5:04 pm

When does the actor who played Carlton on "Prince of Bel-Air" show up?

anniegetyerfun September 5, 2012 at 5:32 pm

Alfonso Ribeiro? Sounds Messican.

prommie September 5, 2012 at 5:05 pm

OK, I am starting to think our miss Rebecca NiceHead may be experiencing "technical difficulties:" http://www.flickr.com/photos/zoooma/3454581387/

actor212 September 5, 2012 at 5:23 pm

She just posted on teh Twitter the bar she's drinking in

fartknocker September 5, 2012 at 5:05 pm

Will his new council allow black women who have their own opinions on reproductive rights? I want to watch that discussion.

Guppy September 5, 2012 at 5:06 pm

Woah. Almost had a Paultard-esque rebellion at the DNC, fighting against a pro-Israel platform amendment.

Unlike the GOP, the leadership took some time before deciding to say "aw, fuck it."

(Hell, I was afraid it was an amendment to quickly add God to the platform.)

Baconzgood September 5, 2012 at 5:08 pm

Once you go Mitt you don't go back.

Arborista September 5, 2012 at 5:40 pm

That may be the most depressing sentiment I've encountered today. I hope that's not true…

actor212 September 5, 2012 at 5:08 pm

All one of them will caucus in November.

mrblifil September 5, 2012 at 5:09 pm

This is interesting because typically the GOP prefers black outreach do be done through a hole in the wall.

actor212 September 5, 2012 at 5:10 pm

Y'know what? For shits and giggles, Cornel West ought to switch his party registration over to Republican and run for one of these council seats.

widestanceromance September 5, 2012 at 5:25 pm

I'm already shittin' and gigglin' over that prospect.

actor212 September 5, 2012 at 5:29 pm

I can almost hear him now, trying to lobby for one of the seats: "You see. I am. Trying. To. Be the change. You want. To see. I am. A. Republican. And I can help. You. Better see. Our point. Of View."

widestanceromance September 5, 2012 at 5:31 pm

AMEN, BROTHER ACTOR, AMEN.

insidebeltway September 5, 2012 at 5:10 pm

Herman Cain turned him down.

iTuna September 5, 2012 at 5:13 pm

Off-topic, but still related to black people, the DNC just had Gabby Douglass open events today with the Pledge of Allegiance. The crowd was stooooooked.

actor212 September 5, 2012 at 5:14 pm

And her hair was perfect.

SorosBot September 5, 2012 at 5:22 pm

Are you saying she's a werewolf?

actor212 September 5, 2012 at 5:30 pm
ph7 September 5, 2012 at 5:23 pm

Was she drinking a pina colada at Trader Vic's?

VA_Dreaming September 5, 2012 at 5:49 pm

When she gets older and wiser, she is going to regret doing that.

mustangsavvy September 5, 2012 at 5:16 pm

Yes but is this good news for John McCain?

widestanceromance September 5, 2012 at 5:18 pm

That's pretty white of Willard to form an outreach thingy for those people.

Dudleydidwrong September 5, 2012 at 5:18 pm

"Free at last! Free at last! Thank god almighty, we're free… What? The Man wants what? A couple of house slaves to stand out front and smile?"

owhatever September 5, 2012 at 5:19 pm

I make sure that all of my Nigras vote up at the big houses in several states, and I personally cast their ballots for the candidate they should choose. My name is Mitt Romney and approved this message.

Incitefully_Joe September 5, 2012 at 5:21 pm

For those who are young enough to remember the SATs, I offer an analogy:

"Black Leadership Council":African Americans::"Democratic Leadership Council":Liberals

Incitefully_Joe September 5, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Or, for that matter, Democratic Leadership.

Blueb4sinrise September 5, 2012 at 5:21 pm

Are you black, and a Republican?

No, but I will lie and say that I am. Can haz job?

anniegetyerfun September 5, 2012 at 5:39 pm

Haha, no. No job for the blahs.

Isyaignert September 5, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Plenty of room for liars in the RepubliCON party. No honest people and or girlz need apply.

ingloriousbytch September 5, 2012 at 5:22 pm

Excuse me while I whip this out.

widestanceromance September 5, 2012 at 5:29 pm

I support all outwhip efforts.

Estproph September 5, 2012 at 5:24 pm

He almost had a blah the other day, with Nicki Minaj – until it came out as nonsense. I wonder how excited he got.

vodkamuppet September 5, 2012 at 5:25 pm

Herman Cain to Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll: "you want a job, don't you?"

Lionel[redacted]Esq September 5, 2012 at 5:28 pm

Romney is requiring that they show there long form birth certificates first, right?

emmelemm September 5, 2012 at 5:37 pm
TribecaMike September 5, 2012 at 5:34 pm

I was born a poor black child…

iTuna September 5, 2012 at 5:35 pm

God, Tom Menino sounds so hella drunk.

starfanglednut September 6, 2012 at 1:42 am

He always sounds like that.

Wilcoxyz September 5, 2012 at 5:35 pm

Of course they waited till after the primary and nominating convention to roll this out.

anniegetyerfun September 5, 2012 at 5:40 pm

I'm going to guess that they just sincerely forgot that there are one or two black people that might actually be interested in the GOP until today.

Barrelhse September 5, 2012 at 5:41 pm

"Republican Black Leadership Council"

Could you keep a straight face?

No_Wire_Hangers September 5, 2012 at 5:41 pm

Where's Alan Keyes when you need him?

Erm….nevermind… http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/keyes/120903

TribecaMike September 5, 2012 at 5:47 pm

He's in good company over there. What a collection of stupidz.

timbo71351 September 5, 2012 at 5:49 pm

He really snapped after losing that Senate race to Obama. He's gone full-blown Birther.

anniegetyerfun September 5, 2012 at 5:45 pm

I wonder if Tim Meadows could put together some sort of Borat-style documentary on joining this Black Leadership Council? I miss Tim Meadows very much.

VA_Dreaming September 5, 2012 at 5:46 pm

I wonder if a part of this is so Romney can avoid seeing black people as much as possible – and avoid getting booed as much as possible.

Nostrildamus September 5, 2012 at 5:46 pm

polls show Romney earning the support of a whole 0% of the African American vote

And this effort could double that figure.

TribecaMike September 5, 2012 at 5:49 pm

"That's a start!" — Paul Ryan

kittensdontlie September 5, 2012 at 6:31 pm

The GOP knows what it is like to throw a party and no one shows up….well all that twangy country music doesn't help.

AznMom420 September 6, 2012 at 3:08 am

On second thought booking Willie Nelson really did negatively effect GOP turnout. (but not GOP smokeout)

Biff September 5, 2012 at 5:50 pm

Whoawhoawhoa–whodat foo walking around the DNC in the Uncle Sam get-up with teabags dangling from the hat?

ETA: Upon viewing a zoomed-in shot, he had the slashed circle drawn on the teabags. Not visible from afar…

Guppy September 5, 2012 at 5:50 pm

Yes, put a former eBay executive on the stage and remind me why the party annoys me.

rickmaci September 5, 2012 at 5:52 pm

The Great RepubliCon is confusing Outreach with Bitch Slap.

Tundra Grifter September 5, 2012 at 5:55 pm

Down in Tampa the RNC put Mia Love on the podium (along with every other Blah Republican).

She said her parents came to the US of A from Haiti in 1975 with $10 in their pockets. I hope a Wonketter knows more about this than I do. Would that be possible today? Do we allow immigrants to come here with no resources?

Biel_ze_Bubba September 6, 2012 at 12:53 am

I don't suppose she talked about what made it possible for her parents to succeed with ten bucks in their pockets. Or did they "build that" all by themselves?

MonkeyMotion September 5, 2012 at 5:57 pm

And then they should nominate Lindsey Graham and Condi Rice to lead the Republican Gay & Lesbian Leadership Council.

(Next up, nominations for Republican Hispanic-, Muslim-, and Atheist Leadership Councils.)

I'm getting all warm & fuzzy!

TribecaMike September 5, 2012 at 6:06 pm

"This Water Fountain Is For Black Leaders Only."

mavenmaven September 5, 2012 at 6:08 pm

Here's some footage from the opening ceremony for this new Romney initiative: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tuu5YtkPIo&fe

Guppy September 5, 2012 at 6:10 pm

I think Pierluisi was the first speaker in either convention to even mention Puerto Rico's statehood referendum, let alone state a preference.

Isyaignert September 5, 2012 at 6:10 pm

Someone once said the Rmoney logo looks like a giant blue scythe attacking a red person. That's all I see now when I look at it.

Biff September 5, 2012 at 6:22 pm

I see bacon.

HogeyeGrex September 5, 2012 at 6:17 pm

In Mitt Romney, we have a proven leader who will not speak to America with empty platitudes and soaring rhetoric,

True, I suppose. In Mitt Romney, we have someone who will speak to America with soaring platitudes and empty rhetoric.

Bonnieinchgo September 5, 2012 at 6:19 pm

Really surprised that they didn't include Mia Love, for the triple: Black, Woman and MORMON. Maybe that would have been weird.

schvitzatura September 5, 2012 at 6:30 pm

Blah Leadership Council = Lamanite Leadership League

Triple L…comin' to getcha!

GeorgiaBurning September 5, 2012 at 6:54 pm

Great idea. "Leadership Council" sounds a lot better than "token shill", and it implies someone will invite you to a fancy dinner once in a while.

Arborista September 5, 2012 at 6:57 pm

Tim Scott benefited from the same shenanigans that benefited Jim DeMint in 2010- y'all heard about Alvin Greene, but did you ever hear of Ben Frasier? http://bit.ly/Q0Ymdk

Tim Scott does have a Dem opponent this year, but he gets huge amounts of campaign funding from Club for Greed, Tea Party groups,etc., his Dem opponent lacks name recognition, & I honestly have no idea if Scott will benefit (or not) from the redistricting we got after the 2010 Census…

AncienReggie September 5, 2012 at 6:58 pm

It was bound to happen sooner or later: Allen West was finally right about something. Mitt Romney is for sure not going to speak to America with soaring rhetoric.

magic_titty September 5, 2012 at 8:33 pm

Looks like my http://www.HNIC.com domain will finally start paying some dividends…

CthuNHu September 5, 2012 at 10:39 pm

In Mitt Romney, we have a proven leader who will not speak to America with empty platitudes and soaring rhetoric…

Well, they got that half right.

valthemus September 6, 2012 at 3:54 am

"In Mitt Romney, we have a proven leader who will not speak to America with empty platitudes and soaring rhetoric…"

Oh dear… someone hasn't been listening.

(Snark here feels redundant. It's a self-satirizing outreach thingy.)

Tundra Grifter September 6, 2012 at 10:33 am

Can we dance with your dates?

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