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Mitt Romney and the NAACP

k harlan Wrote: Jul 17, 2012 11:53 AM
Good for Mitt. Amazing to me that he gets hammered for treating his audience as ...thinking, responsible equals. Even the NAACP spokespeople denigrate black Americans, suggesting that they are all poor and unable to cope on their own.
Mitt Romney's speech to the NAACP convention in Houston was -- according to one's political perspective -- a "calculated move on his part to get booed..." to help his white base (Rep. Nancy Pelosi), or a presentation to "independent thinking adult citizens" whom he treated as equals (Rush Limbaugh).

Having an adult conversation in a racially and politically polarized age is nearly impossible, especially when our current political culture does not require a solution to problems, only the use of rhetoric and symbols to gain political power.

The second "A" in NAACP stands for "advancement." By any...