Twitter is prescient once again! As Twitchy reported this morning, Mitt Romney spoke at the NAACP National Convention in Houston. Predictably, his promise to repeal Obamacare was met with boos. However, his firm support of traditional marriage was met with applause (as was his support for the Keystone Pipeline and charter schools). You’d never know that, though, were you to watch mainstream media outlets. Those applause don’t suit the narrative! Are NAACP members drinking the H8R-ade? That doesn’t suit. So, ignore! Ignore like the wind!
— David M. Drucker (@DavidMDrucker) July 11, 2012
— Barbara4422 (@Barbara4422) July 11, 2012
CNN too RT @toddzwillich: MSNBC already in boo replay
— Emily Pierce (@emilykpierce) July 11, 2012
My Twitter feed is full of talk of the standing ovation; @JimAcostaCNN is talking about the boos being the worst reaction to Mitt so far.
— jimgeraghty (@jimgeraghty) July 11, 2012
Long chorus of boos for Romney when he turns to Obamacare
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) July 11, 2012
Correct me if I'm wrong Romney ramblers but I've not heard that kind of sustained booing for Romney in this campaign.
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) July 11, 2012
Here are some headlines from our esteemed press.
Some media outlets not only ignore the applause, but outright lie about them. By turning them magically into boos. This isn’t really surprising. As Twitchy reported in May, media outlets breathlessly reported President Obama’s “evolution” on gay marriage with glee and openly said “same-sex marriage is a civil right. It’s about time.” Unbiased reporting!
I didn't hear it myself but the Washington Blade reports Romney was booed when he expressed opposition to gay marriage. http://t.co/apDw2RmV
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) July 11, 2012
Huh. That’s strange, as those actually watching the speech heard applause.
Interesting that the NAACP would boo repealing health care reform (expected), but applaud traditional marriage remark from Mitt.
— Kathleen McKinley (@KatMcKinley) July 11, 2012
Romney just said he will strongly promote families and will defend traditional marriage. Got his loudest applause line thus far
— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) July 11, 2012
— Drew McCoy (@DrewMTips) July 11, 2012
Bigots. RT @mollyesque Applause at NAACP for Romney promise to "defend traditional marriage."
— Tim Carney (@TPCarney) July 11, 2012
mitt says: "As President, I will promote strong families – and I will defend traditional marriage." at NAACP … and gets applause.
— Kathryn Jean Lopez (@kathrynlopez) July 11, 2012
The Left, of course, tried to spin away the applause and attack Romney instead.
Nevermind. Now @MittRomney tries to bond with NAACP by bringing up gay marriage. Unconscionable.
— Bennett Golder (@btgolder) July 11, 2012
Just say no to Romney bigotry."@KHOUTim: Romney to NAACP: as president I will defend families and traditional marriage."
— Blake Ellis (@BlakeEllis) July 11, 2012
Romney “bigotry.” He must have forced people to applaud with his wizard wand of evil. And sorry, toots. There is no “pitting” necessary. The hard truth is that the black community is opposed to gay marriage. While the NAACP recently “evolved” into supporting same-sex marriage (right after President Obama did so. What a coincidence!), the rank and file members aren’t on board.
That doesn’t stop the Left from further exposing their own bigotry; time for some anti-Mormon sentiments, natch.
He's mormon, right? RT @tjholmes: Romney to NAACP: I will promote strong families and defend traditional marriage.
— … (@SuperRegular) July 11, 2012
So by Romney defending "traditional marriage" means that polygamy is traditional marriage now? I'm not sure how that works.
— Sean Skelly (@SkellySean) July 11, 2012
And, Hitler! Criminy, lefties. At least get some new lines.
Romney reminds me of hitler when it comes to gay marriage. He is my fear
— Manda Lyn (@mand_311) July 11, 2012
Romney, what's your idea of traditional marriage? Be specific. Is the wife allowed to work out the home and voice opinions?
— Forever Aoki (@bkzflyygirl) July 11, 2012
— Chuck Steak (@ChuckSteakyum) July 11, 2012
And some cries of racist, natch.
@highsteppin Romney aint nuthin but an undercover racist fool. Traditional marriage or family? Just makes me laugh
— Semi-Charmed Life (@DecodnLyfe) July 11, 2012
Mia Farrow jumps into the mix, tweeting about the boos while conveniently ignoring the applause. Gee, we wonder why? Perhaps she doesn’t want to call NAACP audience members “backwoods barbarians” trying to force the icky bible’s definitions of marriage on everyone. Or lament the shame they should feel, like she did when Amendment One passed in North Carolina.
— mia farrow (@MiaFarrow) July 11, 2012
Hypocrisy and lies. The Left’s standard operating procedure.