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Mitt Romney NAACP Speech Edited To Appear He Was Applauded, Not Booed

11:24 am - 07/30/2012
Mitt Romney NAACP Speech Edited To Appear He Was Applauded, Not Booed (VIDEO, PHOTOS)



Mitt Romney was famously booed during his speech to the NAACP earlier in July, but you wouldn't know it from watching a new video he's released aimed at African-American voters.

The video features African-American Romney supporters explaining why they favor the Republican nominee. Their comments are edited together with footage of audience members nodding their heads along with Romney and standing to clap at his remarks, giving the impression that he was warmly received at the civil rights groups' annual convention.

But while there was polite, muted applause at various points during Romney's speech, there was prolonged jeering when he said he would repeal President Obama's signature healthcare law, followed by loud boos and snickering when he told the audience "If you want a president who will make things better in the African American community, you're looking at him."‬ ‪

President Obama remains enormously popular with African-American voters, whom he won with 96 percent of the vote in 2008. A study released last week says that black turnout will be key for the president in several swing states, and if Romney can slice off a few percentage points of President Obama's black support, it could help his chances in closely contested states.

Hilary Shelton, an NAACP official, alleged that Romney actually flew in African American supporters to sweeten the audience response to the event. Romney told Fox News that he was not surprised by the negative reaction.

The stoic audience response to Romney's speech was humorously highlighted in a series of photos that went viral.












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OP: Oh Mittens! You crazy! Sorry if this has already been posted already, mods. Let's hope the images and video's embed right!
lamardeuse 30th-Jul-2012 06:30 pm (UTC)
The Republicans are becoming more and more like the stereotypical "Communist evildoers" they claim to despise every day. Who needs reality when you can edit your way to your own version of the truth?

Edited at 2012-07-30 06:30 pm (UTC)
furrygreen 30th-Jul-2012 06:34 pm (UTC)
But reality is so boring. :( There's no fun stuff like unicorns or fairies or people actually listening to a word Romney says.
mandrill 30th-Jul-2012 06:51 pm (UTC)
How did only one version of video of this event get released? I figured that many news organizations would be there covering it so there would be more than just one version of video.

Anyway, seems like this is old news and people have moved on to more recent Romney gaffes and GOP hijinks.
carmy_w 30th-Jul-2012 11:01 pm (UTC)
Oh, the original is out there; this is the one that MITT (or his campaign, whichever) released to get black people to vote for him!!
moonbladem 30th-Jul-2012 07:18 pm (UTC)
Mitt Romney was famously booed during his speech to the NAACP earlier in July, but you wouldn't know it from watching a new video he's released aimed at African-American voters.

Ummm... does he think that people are stupid? EVERYONE knows that he got booed at that speech. EVERYONE AND their pet dog and cat. *Points to her dog* See? Laughing.

Nice try at the attempt at revisionist history, even if it is such a spectacular fail.

Edited at 2012-07-30 07:19 pm (UTC)
furrygreen 30th-Jul-2012 07:57 pm (UTC)
We don't call it revisionist, my friend. It's 'retroactive' history now. He reset the game and did the speech again.
moonbladem 30th-Jul-2012 08:27 pm (UTC)
Oh you mean that time travel feat? Gotcha! ;)
baked_goldfish 30th-Jul-2012 08:31 pm (UTC)
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He's so pathetically desperate that I actually feel like I need a shower every time I hear something new about him. Even if you agreed with his views, how could you vote for someone so thin-skinned and downright wimpy that they need to fake other people's acceptance of them instead of just taking their knocks like an adult?
emofordino 30th-Jul-2012 09:58 pm (UTC)
SERIOUSLY. he can never admit he's wrong, he can never be accused of changing his mind, and he has an excuse for EVERYTHING.
lil_insanity 30th-Jul-2012 09:17 pm (UTC)
This is absolutely abhorrent.
dumpweeds 30th-Jul-2012 10:27 pm (UTC)
that was like the video equivalent of "I have black friends"
rex_dart 31st-Jul-2012 12:41 am (UTC)
It's like the video equivalent of http://blackpeopleloveus.com/
dumpweeds 31st-Jul-2012 12:46 am (UTC)
is this...is this satire?
karrixftw 31st-Jul-2012 02:17 am (UTC)
i am cackling right now

fucking cackling

bees_beads 31st-Jul-2012 05:26 am (UTC)
"Johnny always says: 'I'm not racist; one of my best friends is Black!' I think he might mean me! <3"

Gasping for air rn.
robintheshrew 31st-Jul-2012 01:16 am (UTC)
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