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Why Knowone Should Attend NAACP Convention When Romney is Scheuled to Speak By V.Lyn

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will address the annual NAACP convention on July 11 in Houston, Texas. While it has been a matter of form for presidential nominees of both parties to address the NAACP, in this instance I find it particularly offensive. Long before President Obama had taken office when he was Senator Obama presidential nominee, they, the republican party, have denigrated him, disrespected him, questioned his legitimacy. Does anyone remember that on the day 1st Black Presidents of the United States of America took the oath of office the “supposedly” forgot to swear him in properly and that the following day they had to swear him in again. Yeah forgot sure the first time in the history of this country and it just happened to the first black President. Does anyone remember how they called out you lie and few republicans rebuked the Congressman who screamed that out. Does anyone remember when that white cunt shook her finger in the presidents face and the only outrage came from the left those few NON Cowardly ones that is. The vitriol and disrespect for him and his family and black folks in general has merely escalated. They have attacked him and those he has placed in office and black people in general from every possible avenue. Their contempt and hatred for black people and their fear that the status quo has changed is in full effect, Latinos are getting a small dose of what we have endured for over 400 years and for them like for us it will merely continue. Mitt Romney is no better that the Gingrich’s, Santoruim’s, and David Dukes. In many regards he is much worse.

While I believe we should always be open to other view points we however do not have to invite the Klan to brunch and Mitt Romney and the republican party have proven themselves no better than current day klan members.

While there are those who will say that Romney will most likely talk in more detail about concerns that Black people are faced with in detail in my opinion is that whatever Romney says will be mere lip service, spoken for political expediency and retracted the moment he is no longer before black people the famous Romney pivot in full effect. His appearance at the NAACP Convention on July 11th is a slap in the face to all black people …and I for one even if it may sound petty I hope not one single black person attends.


8 responses

  1. Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat.Com™ and commented:
    Amen. Boycott The NAACP Convention the night Lyin Mitt is scheduled to attend. Why? Because Lyin Mitt is only attending to lie some more thats why.

    June 22, 2012 at 5:03 am

    • Thanks for reblogging.

      June 22, 2012 at 1:47 pm

  2. Do you remember how many Negroes INVESTED their “Equal Black Ballots” – not just into Obama in 2008 but since the mid-1960’s because they were convinced that by linking our people’s “Black Community Development Consciousness” in with the Democratic Party (just as Bayard Rustin told us we would receive salvation as a result) ?

    Why is it that the RESULTS TODAY in our community not a more damning indictment for those who played with your confidence?

    You live vicariously through Obama.
    As a result – ever perceived insult to him is an insult to YOUR BLACKNESS.

    My Blackness gets insulted –

    * When I see yet another Black person murdered on the streets BUT because his killer is not a “White Hispanic” the usual suspects can’t bring themselves to see a “Civil Rights Violation”

    * When the mayor of Philadelphia, knowing how his audience in West Philly thinks, stands before them and talks about Mitt Romney’s “failure” in education as governor of the top ranked state for education but the mayor understands that the Black people before him are not going to boo him off of the stage – demanding that he talk about how he would get the Philadelphia School System out from under control of the state board that took it over after it failed

    * When Black people’s unemployment has fallen from 16.3% down to 15.8% and “Negro Press Operatives” talk about the FAVORABLE TREND thanks to Obama’s Policies – but are not forced to explain why their domination of our community’s “Human Resource Development Institutions” have not borne economic fruit.

    * When the Civil Rights Pharisees rant about “Voter Suppression” by asking EVERYONE for Photo ID but they can’t bring themselves to see that while the people in Newark, Philly, Baltimore, DC, Camden, Detroit, Chicago and Cleveland do not have their votes molested – THOSE WHO THEY CHOSE TO RUN THEIR CITIES have failed to deliver upon the “Social Justice Promise” that the people were taken by. After failing at the local level – they are now doing NATIONALIZED SOCIAL JUSTICE at the federal level to try and save face.

    IT DOESN’T MATTER who stays at the NAACP convention to hear Romney speak OR if everyone in the audience moons him.
    The NAACP is IRRELEVANT at DEVELOPING THE BLACK COMMUNITY as they have long ago taken themselves out of the range of serious consideration.

    June 22, 2012 at 7:05 am

    • We have linked our vote with the Democratic Party because not one policy advocating Black civil rights has been initiated by the republican party since 1964. The republicans party has been a regressive and insular party concerning the Black populace. We don’t walk lock step with the democratic party because we vote as a single uninformed entity we vote as block because we are informed. We see the characterization of the black community by the republican party and we hear the vitriol spoken by those in the republican party and by their voting community. The anti civil rights wing, the anti black wing of the 60s democratic party were the Dixiecrats who partnered with Nixon’s silent majority and later became the Reagan Democrats. As soon as blacks started to vote for Democrats these Reagan Democrats bolted the democratic party and ran to the party that best represented their racist ideology, the republicans.

      The contempt and racist characterization of Blacks and of Obama uttered by the leaders of the republican party escalated when then Senator Obama put his hat in the ring, it has now taken on a life of its own and grown out of proportion. Do you think Black people are so ignorant to not see the slurs directed at us by the Republican Party. The utter disrespect at the POTUS. Black peoples unemployment has been higher than whites in every administration it is typically twice the norm of whites that has nothing to do with Obama but all to do with the racism of this COUNTRY. When the Republicans stop creating nonm existant problems concerning the vote which adversely target blacks any one that votes for Obama we will stop shooting that voter suppression is occurring.

      It does matter who attends the NAACP because obviously every Presidential candidate felt so in the past and obviousl the Racist Romney feels so now otherwise he would not be attending. While he knows he won’t get the black vote who he is playing to is those whites who are hanging on the fence….

      June 22, 2012 at 1:32 pm

  3. So how do you feel about Obama attending every Latino convention, giving latino reporters hours of on the record interviews at the white house, and NOT attending the NAACP convention this year?

    July 7, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    • I think that it is a travesty to have Romney appear in front of a group of men and women who represent the issues of people of color when he has shown nothing but contempt for us. It is evident in his silence when the likes of Gingrich, Santoruim, and others in his party speak as much as any word he utters.
      I think it is unfortunate that the President will not be at the NAACP, this demonstrates how importantly they regard the Latino vote as well as how much they take for granted the black vote. However this year Vice President Biden will be there representing the White House, that is small comfort even while I understand it. But it is vastly different from the disdain and the outright contempt the Republican party has shown not just the President and his family but all black people. This “white master” is coming to pander to us black folks…not for what it represents for or to us but what it represents to those constituents he wants to assure.
      In two weeks the President will appear in New orleans where he will speak to a large coalition of black people at the National Urban League. Again I think his no show is sad but his policies spak loudly that he is for all Americans, Black, Whites, Asians, Latinos etc while Romneys stated policy plans demonstrate we are not even a factor and that includes the concern for anyone who is not in the 1 percent of the 1 percent.

      July 8, 2012 at 12:26 am

  4. I think its disrespectful not only to not show up to the convention but to not even give a reason why. They awarded him the Spingarn, their highest honor. The last time he showed up was 2010. The silence only leaves room speculation. The first reason I can think of is that his team thinks that being associated with African Americans is some sort of polictic liability. Romney isn’t distancing himself from Mormons. Barney Frank served Mass. openly gay, Joe Leberman stronly supports Isreal, and Marco Rubio touts his Cuban roots. So why is it SO contraversial to support black America? I dont think he personaly is ashamed of us but he politicaly dosen’t have the BALLS to say i don’t care what Ohio thinks im going to stand with my family. First he caves under pressure to distance himself from Rev. Wright, then he’s silent while Troy Davis is executed, then this? Im not supporting Romney but I have trouble supporting someone who supposed to be Americas first black Pres but cares more about political expediency than being seen with the group that lead they way in the fight for civil rights for African Americans and minorities in this country.

    July 8, 2012 at 4:01 am

    • Hi Tyrell, while I agree with the feeling that he (the President) and his administration feels it is a political liability in many instances to firmly align his Presidency with issues and organizations that are a lightening rod fro controversy such as the NAACP and Reverend Wright…who I must say his sentiments concerning America I agree with, the fact remains he is choosing political expediency. And it is a shame but he as we all are is operating in reality of a political and societal system that still does not want to see a black man in office. And most assuredly does not want that black man to even remotely seem like he is disproportionaely helping people of color. Even if he is not and is striving hard to be a just and righteous president they will malign him regardless and use his race and color against him. When you say Romney does not distance himself from his mormonism that I disagree with entirely, Romney is as secretive about his religion as he is about his money. Still while Mormons may be suspect to white Christians the fact remains that most mormons are white and therefore get a pass from the repubs…after all they are keeping it in the family… Rubio only touts his Cuban heritage because it is to his political benefit to do so..whites see cubans as white and cubans identify with whites so it is not a liability. Liberman please as jew that is a major political block that every party genuflects to… Romney practically says he will go to war for the state of Isreal virtually kissing the jews ass for a vote, perhaps that should be one of his mottos. An again Jews are white there is no political liability there for Liebermann or any other politician…Now for Congressman Ellison to announce that he is a Muslim now that took balls…Barney Frank came out in 1987 when the political tenor was not as acrimonious as it is now. For every politician it is a balance between doing what is political right and doing what is right for society.

      The fact is that African Americans, blacks and other minorities have the same concerns as everyone else, but our concerns and issues are often magnified and the solutions more obscure. So when the President does implement policies they often are policies that while benefiting us will also benefit the rest of the population which is what the President of AMERICA policy is suppposed to do. To see some of the policies he has implemented and how they will or have benefitted our community see http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/af_am_report_final.pdf.

      While I don’t like it that he will not be attending the convention of the NAACP or that he did not stand for Troy Davis or Reverend Wright, I do understand that he is working against a republican party that will take every opportunity to work against him, disrespect, and demean him and his policies, thwarting him at every turn, so that he has to play the game of politics the way they have dealt him and ion the only way that he can be re-elected.

      July 8, 2012 at 10:32 pm

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