Michael Tomasky on Mitt Romney the Race Baiter at the NAACP

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    holy cow, now saying obamacare is an insult..we thought you all were so PROUD of it...what spew

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    by Michael Tomasky Jul 12, 2012 4:45 AM EDT



    With his incendiary speech to the NAACP, Mitt crossed an ugly line. No longer simply spineless and disingenuous, he’s now become a race-mongering pyromaniac. Plus Mansfield Frazier on Romney's diversity problem.

    Until yesterday, I thought of Mitt Romney as a spineless, disingenuous, and supercilious but more or less decently intentioned person who at least wasn’t the race-mongering pyromaniac that some other Republican candidates of my lifetime have been. Then he gave his speech to the NAACP, and now I think of him as a spineless, disingenuous, supercilious, race-mongering pyromaniac who is very poorly intentioned indeed, and woe to us if this man sets foot in the White House as anything but a tourist.

    Let’s bat the easy charges out of the way first. Spineless? Please. He’s taken every position the Tea Party base has asked and a few they didn’t. Disingenuous? Easy. Either he’s lying now about health care, abortion rights, his support for Ronald Reagan, and his posture toward Grover Norquist’s no-tax pledge, or he was lying then. Supercilious? Seems appropriate and perhaps even a bit mild for a man who made fun of NASCAR fans’ rain ponchos and a working-class family’s cookie service.

    But he wasn’t a race-baiter until yesterday. That speech wasn’t to the NAACP. It was to Rush Limbaugh. It was to Tea Party Nation. It was to Fox News. Oh, he said some nice things. And sure, let’s give him one point for going there at all. But listen: You don’t go into the NAACP and use the word “Obamacare” and think that you’re not going to hear some boos. It’s a heavily loaded word, and Romney and his people know very well that liberals and the president’s supporters consider it an insult.

    the rest of the spew if you can stomach it
    Michael Tomasky on Mitt Romney the Race Baiter at the NAACP - The Daily Beast
     
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    It was certainly spew alright...
     
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    It seems they prove every day that liberalism is a mental disorder..

    good gawd, of course this did come from the Daily Beast:lol:
     
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    Not to worry.

    He still has the....

    ....when crying & sobbing, uncontrollably, is Option II.​
     
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    Talk about a liberal psycho babbler Mitt handled it really well you can tell by Trotzky's column.
     
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    It wouldn't have mattered what Romney would have said, or how he said it. They would have claimed he was racist, or condescending or both.
     
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    :lol: They are very funny but you know this can end ugly with violence from them with all this craziness! :razz:
    I mean the meltdowns are going to progress? Lol
     
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    Un-freaking-believable!!
     
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