Romney to make pitch to black voters at NAACP

Jul 11, 2012 Full story: KPLC-TV Lake Charles 85

Mitt Romney isn't going to win the black vote. But he's making a pitch to African-Americans at the NAACP's annual meeting, giving a major speech that's also aimed at showing independent and swing voters that he's willing to reach out to diverse audiences - and demonstrating that his campaign and the Republican Party he leads are inclusive.

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Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#74 Jul 13, 2012
October 27, 2007

WASHINGTON — The homeland security chief on Saturday lashed into his own employees for staging a phony news conference at the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

“I think it was one of the dumbest and most inappropriate things I've seen since I've been in government,” Michael Chertoff said.

“I have made unambiguously clear, in Anglo-Saxon prose, that it is not to ever happen again and there will be appropriate disciplinary action taken against those people who exhibited what I regard as extraordinarily poor judgment,” he added.

Asked specifically if he planned to fire anyone at FEMA, which is part of his department, Mr. Chertoff declined to say, citing personnel rules.

“There will be appropriate discipline,” he told reporters at a news conference with New York's governor where they announced an agreement on a driver's license plan.

Mr. Chertoff said he knew nothing about the matter until after it happened and that he “can't explain why it happened.”

The White House on Friday scolded FEMA for the faux press conference about assistance to victims of wildfires in southern California.

The agency — much maligned for its sluggish response to Hurricane Katrina over two years ago — arranged to have FEMA employees play the part of reporters at the event Tuesday and question Vice Adm. Harvey E. Johnson, the deputy director.

Mitt seemed to have "learned" from the worst.

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#75 Jul 13, 2012
Wall Street Government wrote:
According to NAACP official
I am not surprised by his so called false claims! It seems to be another dirty trick by the Republicans and their campaign managers (ala Karl Rove.) Gov. Chris Christy has been practicing the same technique since his election. His so-called "town-hall" meetings in Republican enclaves are filled with Republicans supporters and his managers. Any opposition is shouted down, not only by his supporters but by Christie, himself! This overweight poster boy for Republican greed and gluttoney joined in with his supporters screaming and shouting at dissenters complaining about losing health benefits, less pensions, and pay, like the bullying fat boy he is. Even going so far as to cuss out a disabled policemen shot in the line of duty, a senior civil service worker and a Iraqi Vet. Mr. Fat Bastard, who never served in the armed forces nor risked his fat ass saving anyone's life had the audacity to say everyone had to suffer in this budget crisis in NJ while having his fat arse shuffle in a helicopter to his son's games and Republican meetings (on NJ tax paper dime!) Then, in a complete act of Republican nerve, he had the audacity to tell NJ taxpayers who complained that didn't we care enough about our gov(not mine! I didn't vote for him!) to get into a car accident like our former governor (Democrat) Corazine rushing to meetings? Yes, Coarazine rushed to "State business" not personal" and he paid his own "personal expenses!"
At this end of the hell raised by NJ taxpayers, Christie's wife wrote out a check to pay for his "personal expenses" that for some strange reason, he (Gov. Christie) thought we should pay because his arse is too fat to walk any where (reason he turned down the vice presidency too!) Greedy, fat, Republican who wants every thing and can't get enough! Christie even sent to jail a man who committed the same type of judicial error he did but Christie's fat arse waddle away!
So no, I am not surprised that Republicans are "staging" rally's an meetings, that's their new tactic to make people think they've drummed up support.
As I said, if they're not cheating, they cannot win an election and if they're Christians, we all might as well commit every sin we want because they sure are! Do Democrats? Most certainly! But they're not running around acting Christ like nor like religious hypocrites which I cannot abide!

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#76 Jul 13, 2012
Wall Street Government wrote:
October 27, 2007
WASHINGTON — The homeland security chief on Saturday lashed into his own employees for staging a phony news conference at the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
“I think it was one of the dumbest and most inappropriate things I've seen since I've been in government,” Michael Chertoff said.
“I have made unambiguously clear, in Anglo-Saxon prose, that it is not to ever happen again and there will be appropriate disciplinary action taken against those people who exhibited what I regard as extraordinarily poor judgment,” he added.
Asked specifically if he planned to fire anyone at FEMA, which is part of his department, Mr. Chertoff declined to say, citing personnel rules.
“There will be appropriate discipline,” he told reporters at a news conference with New York's governor where they announced an agreement on a driver's license plan.
Mr. Chertoff said he knew nothing about the matter until after it happened and that he “can't explain why it happened.”
The White House on Friday scolded FEMA for the faux press conference about assistance to victims of wildfires in southern California.
The agency — much maligned for its sluggish response to Hurricane Katrina over two years ago — arranged to have FEMA employees play the part of reporters at the event Tuesday and question Vice Adm. Harvey E. Johnson, the deputy director.
Mitt seemed to have "learned" from the worst.
Perhaps not,. Dumb assess still watching Faux News and Mr. Chertoff, Fema Superviosrs, Managers, etc. Should all be FIRED as of yesterday! As in Corporate, these people should not be rewarded for plucking up!

If Joe Blow doesn't do his job(the union busters) want them fired! So fired their asses too! Enough of the double standards. Americans don't give a pluck what college your bugy asses went too. Unions protect the common worker and colleges, privledge, and who they know protect the so-called upper classes!

Yeah? I DON'T THINK SO!

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#77 Jul 13, 2012
Justin wrote:
Romney should travel some city to city, delivering speeches in neighborhoods like Southside Chicago or South Atlanta. Bypass the self-annointed brokers and speak to the black community directly.
That would require "balls" and apparently, not a trillion dollars nor the protection of the Angel Moroni would give him nor the Mormon missionaries the courage to do that.

Serial killers in white neighborhood aren't so scary, lol. Mormons have a few of them in their history.

(smirk)

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#78 Jul 13, 2012
bottlecap wrote:
<quoted text>
There are hundreds of thousands of black Republicans and many more black Independants who could be reached by Romney's message.
Blacks in the know, like Rev. Wright, Malik Zulu Shabazz, Louis Farrakhan and Cornell West etc., understand that Obama is nothing more than a puppet for the power structure and the power structure could care less about the black community.
Romney has an opening.
Romney's message? Pray tell what is that? Especially as it applies to blacks? As far as the Bad Rev Wright (Judas) and dumb arse negro, Louis, I killed Malcomb and was a failed Calayposo singer and Cornell West, I kiss white assess for breakfast, lunch and dinner, what you gonna give me white folks? You must be insane! As for the fake arse Muslim, Malik Zulu Shabazz, lol. I thought you all were deriding Obama because he was supposed to be a Muslim? Mormon, fake arse Christians!

You people make me sick and so do the negros that suck at your tits and kiss your asses.

Milt, help black people? He won't even help the Mexicans that are his distant relatives, GTHOH, WHITE MAN with your south african (divide and conquer bs!)

What I hope to hear in this country one day? Everyone's voice w/o bias but most importantly, people like you, who think this is your country and only you have a say, shut the hell up!

Since: Nov 08

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#79 Jul 13, 2012
Mittens wrote:
Romney's message to the NAACP:
You belong in the back of the bus. I will represent billionaires and millionaires---even those that are black. But they still need to know their place.
Average Americans of any ethnicity are not even on my radar. They don't count. They're expendable. Their lives mean nothing to me. Which is why I have no conscience when it comes to sending their livelihoods overseas. I enjoy giving out pink slips. It makes me feel good.
I am as aligned and obedient to the rich as Penn State was aligned and loyal to JoePa!!
I am NOT a traitor to my class! Nor will I betray their faith. They've given me millions for my run. Moreover, Billionaires have been very supportive of my candidacy. I will not disappoint them.
You are full of shit, You are stupid and dangerous. You have failed all Americans by your ignorance and gullibility. You shame this great nation.

Since: Nov 08

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#80 Jul 13, 2012
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
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You’re half right… he is wasting his time; but we aren’t going to vote for him because bigots like you support the political Party that he has flipped over to because it’s the Party of convenience that gives him the opportunity to add the White House to his collection of houses, and because he is an empty suit who has no core beliefs other than liking to fire people.
Unless he's pitching welfare checks and S8 subsidies, they don't want to hear it. But Biden the comedian will give them a rise, no doubt. He's is another moron hitched to Obama's falling star. Poor guy is going to be looking for a stand-up comic job after November. He's too stupid to be in politics anyway. It's a big F##king Deal.
Respect

Cookeville, TN

#81 Jul 13, 2012
I think some of the NAACP were very disrespectful of Mr. Romney. The booing behavior seem to bring out the true flavor of some of these people. I think Mr. Romney will be looked on more favorable for speaking to this historic organizatiton. Mr. Romney showed humility and restraint, good qualities for our next President. I was having doubt about Mr. Romney at first. However,Mr. Romney I would be proud to have you as our next President of these United States.

Since: Dec 07

Clermont, Florida

#82 Jul 13, 2012
Sunobia wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah, like Romney? Fast becoming America's first trillionarie? Like Romney hiding his money in the Cayman Islands to avoid paying his fair share of taxes? Do you have an account in the Cayman Islands? How much did you pay in county, state and federal taxes last year? Got an elevator to ride your five cars? Cadis, no less?
Slave? You freaking idiot! Racism is your only complaint!
"Don't be?" How about you speak American English (and not the Queen's, since your trashy arse wouldn't know the difference?"
It's "don't say that Obama is trying to be a slave to anyone." You PWT always show your lack of knowledge and education. Hang onto your white skin, hon. In the coming years, let's see how well that serves your hateful ass.
Would you please keep up with things and repeat the truth rather than your own revisions? Romney DID PAY TAXES on his Cayman Islands investments. If he got tax breaks, it's no more than what any other person of means would do...including most of our congressmen, senators and Obama administration. And btw...you're the one sounding racist.

Since: Dec 07

Clermont, Florida

#83 Jul 13, 2012
Wall Street Government wrote:
According to NAACP official Hilary Shelton, Mitt Romney tried to rig the crowd at the convention by flying in his own non-member African Americans to cheer for him.
Romney said,“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.”
Romney also claimed that he got a standing ovation at the end of his speech.
Many of Romney’s claims were debunked by Senior Vice President for Advocacy and Policy and the Director of the Washington Bureau of the NAACP, Hilary Shelton who said that the only African Americans Romney met with after his speech were those that he brought with him. Mr. Shelton explained that Mitt Romney flew in his own African-American supporters who were not affiliated with the NAACP, in order to have some people in the crowd cheering for him.
Romney did not meet with any of the convention rank and file after his speech, and only met with the African-Americans that he planted in the crowd.
This isn’t the first time that Mitt Romney has had to bring his own supporters with him. On numerous occasions during the Republican primary the Romney campaign bused in Mormon college students to fill out the candidate’s crowds.
It is hard to believe that same crowd who booed Romney for 15 seconds would give him a standing ovation at the end of his speech.
And your source for this garbage is???
Natty Bumppo

Kalispell, MT

#84 Jul 13, 2012
Romney wrote:
Romney's message to the NAACP:
You belong in the back of the bus. I will represent billionaires and millionaires---even those that are black. But they still need to know their place.
Average Americans of any ethnicity are not even on my radar. They don't count. They're expendable. Their lives mean nothing to me. Which is why I have no conscience when it comes to sending their livelihoods overseas. I enjoy giving out pink slips. It makes me feel good.
Sound a little jealous?? Maybe you're one of the communists in this country looking to confiscate other people's wealth, just like Obama wants to do. Losers who can't succeed without the welfare that Obama wants to hand you, and then expects you to vote for a failure like him. Romney wasted his time talking to a bunch of losers and RACISTS like the NAACP. They are a joke.
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#88 Jul 15, 2012
Dismayed wrote:
<quoted text>
Would you please keep up with things and repeat the truth rather than your own revisions? Romney DID PAY TAXES on his Cayman Islands investments. If he got tax breaks, it's no more than what any other person of means would do...including most of our congressmen, senators and Obama administration. And btw...you're the one sounding racist.
Oh, am I racist, Ms. Sunshine? Coming from a priviledged person who never had to think about a gd thing, how comforting!

Provide the proof! You don't trust my words, then you provide the proof! As for me being racist, tell me something, bitch, how is it you never noticed the racist rantings on this forum nor called anyone out, save me who called your racist ass out? Dismayed? So am I!

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#89 Jul 15, 2012
mr right ness wrote:
<quoted text>
These darkies left their neighborhood and shot an innocent white guy in the back, typical black behavior:
5 low life gangbangers follow white college student and shoot him in the back, killers known but not enough evidence to arrest, where's the national coverage?
Where's the outrage from phony Martin defenders?
From the Denver Post:
2. Grand jury gives up in University of Colorado student's 2009 homicide (81%)
07/14/2012 - The 2009 killing of a University of Colorado engineering graduate student near his home in Arapahoe County will remain unsolved until new evidence emerges, a grand jury has concluded. similar results
GZ can be railroaded and these cold blood black, racist bastards go free.
Where's the FBI? Where's scumbag Obama?
Vent and rant to your fellow REPLSIVECANS! According to them, you're not racist, and self providing.

Start with Dismayed, if you don't mind and then work your way down the list, racist, NASTY, HYPOCRITICAL SOB!
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Since: Dec 07

Clermont, Florida

#91 Jul 15, 2012
Sunobia wrote:
<quoted text>Oh, am I racist, Ms. Sunshine? Coming from a priviledged person who never had to think about a gd thing, how comforting!
Provide the proof! You don't trust my words, then you provide the proof! As for me being racist, tell me something, bitch, how is it you never noticed the racist rantings on this forum nor called anyone out, save me who called your racist ass out? Dismayed? So am I!
Me? Privileged? LOL! I worked my butt off for everything while raising 4 kids after a divorce from an abusive husband. So, "lady", just go back into that hole you crawled out of and do something for yourself.

As for the Cayman Island Investments: http://money.cnn.com/2012/01/24/news/economy/...
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#92 Jul 15, 2012
"For the investors -- wealthy individuals like Romney or institutional investors like university endowments -- the automatic assumption is that putting money in the Caymans is all about escaping taxes. That can be true, but it's not always the case".

Well, which is it?

He refuses to disclose.

If he wants to be president, why isn't he investing in the U.S.?
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#93 Jul 15, 2012
4/8/2003

New drugstores popping up in neighborhoods around the country don't stock drugs or shampoo or anything else. But they offer something many Americans consider more valuable: a portal to Canada's cheaper prescription drugs.
There's a distinction between what the patient is doing and what storefront operators are doing," Hubbard says. "The storefronts are luring people, facilitating the purchase of unapproved drugs, which is clearly a violation of our (Food, Drug & Cosmetic) act. And it poses a safety concern."

But whether the FDA can stop the practice remains uncertain.

Preventing U.S. residents from buying cheaper products from other countries may prove difficult, short of seizing all packages containing prescription drugs at the border. The FDA last year sought approval to turn back shipments of prescription drugs without the time-consuming need to notify recipients, but that recommendation has not been approved by the Department of Health and Human Services.
Politically, the Bush administration and its regulatory agencies are in a tough spot. The pharmaceutical industry — a powerful lobby — wants regulators to halt the cross-border sales. But senior citizens — also key because they vote — don't want the sales stopped. They say they need access to lower-cost drugs in the absence of a prescription benefit in Medicare.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#94 Jul 15, 2012
While it’s not entirely unbelievable in the current climate of moving domestic business overseas to China in order to save on costs, it is an startling fact that over 80% of the active ingredients in prescription drugs are made overseas. And as of 2010, most of those are coming from China.
Companies will move sectors of their business to China in order to save on environmental costs and labor costs, which are comparatively lower than the United States. However China is also well known for having an abysmal track record for quality control, probably due to these lower costs. This might not matter so much for recalling something like a toy line. But what does it mean when there’s a prescription drug recall due to contamination? It means people are actively consuming it at that moment and that’s a major health risk with fatal consequences.
Business may be thriving in an atmosphere of less regulation and fewer expenses, but Americans are suffering. Deaths from contaminated medicines are mounting in the hundreds because our regulatory agencies, such as the FDA, don’t check Chinese based factories as often as domestic ones. And in case you think that the deaths so far have been isolated flukes that could have happened to anyone, consider that Johnson & Johnson, an American pharmaceutical company, has just last month recalled 40 brands of over-the-counter medicines, all of which were meant for consumption by children. And the last serious disaster was in June with a deadly contaminated blood thinner medication.

China - good

Canada - bad

Since: Dec 07

Clermont, Florida

#95 Jul 15, 2012
Wall Street Government wrote:
"For the investors -- wealthy individuals like Romney or institutional investors like university endowments -- the automatic assumption is that putting money in the Caymans is all about escaping taxes. That can be true, but it's not always the case".
Well, which is it?
He refuses to disclose.
If he wants to be president, why isn't he investing in the U.S.?
I really wish you guys would learn to read the whole thing:

"Does Romney get a tax break by investing in Cayman-based funds? If his blind trusts -- over which he has no say -- are simply investing the money on his behalf as a U.S. investor, then chances are he's not getting a tax advantage, tax experts told CNNMoney. Or if he is, it's not significant.
His trustee may have chosen the Cayman investments for their potentially high returns.

Romney:$42.7M over two years

In any case, Romney is required to report his share of the funds' profits as income on his tax returns, which he did on his 2010 and 2011 returns. For example, a blind trust for Ann Romney reported $78,888 in income in 2010 from its investment in Bain Capital Partner VIII-E, which is based in the Caymans.

Romney's investments in Cayman funds "are taxed exactly as if he were invested in U.S. funds," said Brad Malt, a lawyer who serves as trustee of the Romneys' blind trusts."
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#96 Jul 15, 2012
Dismayed wrote:
<quoted text>
I really wish you guys would learn to read the whole thing:
"Does Romney get a tax break by investing in Cayman-based funds? If his blind trusts -- over which he has no say -- are simply investing the money on his behalf as a U.S. investor, then chances are he's not getting a tax advantage, tax experts told CNNMoney. Or if he is, it's not significant.
His trustee may have chosen the Cayman investments for their potentially high returns.
Romney:$42.7M over two years
In any case, Romney is required to report his share of the funds' profits as income on his tax returns, which he did on his 2010 and 2011 returns. For example, a blind trust for Ann Romney reported $78,888 in income in 2010 from its investment in Bain Capital Partner VIII-E, which is based in the Caymans.
Romney's investments in Cayman funds "are taxed exactly as if he were invested in U.S. funds," said Brad Malt, a lawyer who serves as trustee of the Romneys' blind trusts."


Seems you didn't or just didn't care.
The man "might" have a good shot at becoming president when his investments are based IN America FOR Americans.
Most Americans HAVE to base their "investments" in America as they shop and utilize at local stores and businesses.
A politician would benefit greatly if they did so too.
Regardless of taxes.
Based in foreign country?
That makes me feel better Mitt made all that money.
In a foreign country.
For the past 3 decades.
How "patriotic".
Claudia

Ravenna, OH

#97 Jul 15, 2012
Lonewolf wrote:
You're wasting your time Mitt,they won't understand what you're saying,and are going to vote for Obama because he a dark mulatto.
I agree with you 100%. Really why waste your time with a bunch clueless bottom feeders.

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