Boy, that conniving Mitt Romney sure knew what he was doing when he deliberately baited the NAACP audience into booing him.
You see, he didn’t really want to bring his message to black voters. It was all part of his clever “Southern Strategy” to up his racist street cred with old white bigots and gin up racial resentment on the Right.
At least, that’s what MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell and his guest Goldie Taylor would have you believe.
— K (@KMBReferee) July 12, 2012
Color us shocked.
Nancy Pelosi got the ball rolling on this narrative yesterday when she claimed getting booed was “a calculated move” by Romney. The former House speaker didn’t elaborate — she left that up to the Democrat lapdogs at MSNBC.
Naturally, Rachel Maddow jumped on the “calculated move” bandwagon.
"It seemed like Mitt Romney wanted to get booed at the NAACP this morning. He wanted to wear that[…]like a badge of courage." – @maddow
— Nick Berkowitz (@ncberko) July 12, 2012
And “Politics Nation” host Al Sharpton agreed the booing was orchestrated.
But it was on “The Last Word” with Lawrence O’Donnell that the “calculated move” narrative truly scraped the bottom of the race-baiting barrel. O’Donnell suggested that Romney was using the NAACP speech to stage an appeal to racist white voters. All part of his genius master plan, apparently.
The Left, of course, is eating it up.
Mitt Romney is a despicable. He used the NAACP for one purpose only: to excite his racist base. Might just as well have worn a hood & robe
— Cheryl (@upsnodowns) July 12, 2012
— Ayadirf (@jujufridaz) July 12, 2012
This is exactly right – Romney went fishing for boos at the NAACP to cater to the racist tendencies of his supporters. http://t.co/FNtQkez6
— Jonathan Smith (@jonathan_smith) July 12, 2012
Romney antagonizing the NAACP to sway the American racist is a disgusting tactic
— Ray Parry (@Parrylizer) July 12, 2012
@NAACP Mitt Romney used ur ass to solidify the racist vote u idiots. And u applauded him for defending DOM?.NAACP has jumped the shark.
— Xultar (@Xultar) July 12, 2012
Never mind that it’s only liberals who seem to hear these dog whistles. It’s time for the Race-Baiting Olympics and after decades of training, lefties are entering every event.
— Kevin (@keder) July 12, 2012
Hi @lawrence, Mitt Romney is not Robert Byrd. He doesn't need or want to appeal to racist voters. That is all
— Demetrius Minor (@dminor85) July 12, 2012
The left can say things that I dont even think of. Romney reaches out , and they make it a race issue
— Joe Bastardi (@BigJoeBastardi) July 12, 2012
Yes, they do. Because that’s what leftists always do.
The argument, basically, is that running against Barack Obama is a racist thing to do.
— Tim Carney (@TPCarney) July 12, 2012
Shorter Libs: Romney spoke at the NAACP. He must be racist.
— Joe C. (@MrChaudoin) July 12, 2012