Tommy Christopher, Rachel Maddow Expose Their Racism In Misguided Romney Attack
Via Conn Carol at the Examiner's Beltway Confidential, here is Mitt Romney responding, not to the NAACP yesterday, but "a white female about birth control in front of a mostly white audience in Peoria, Illinois in March":
You know, let me tell you, no no, look, look let me tell you something. If you’re looking for free stuff you don’t have to pay for, vote for the other guy. That’s what he’s all about, okay? That’s not, that’s not what I’m about.
Yesterday, Mitt Romney said basically the very same thing as regards the NAACP convention attendees and ObamaCare. This clearly demonstrates that Romney makes no distinction between the two groups. One would assume he believes them to be hard working American taxpayers, many of whom are all too quick to accept big government promises without pausing to think on the price that must ultimately be paid by them for government giveaways.
But don't tell that to hypocrites like Tommy Christopher and Rachel Maddow, unable to see, let alone acknowledge, how much they are driven by a racist mindset. They immediately assume the worst of the people gathered for the NAACP convention, when it's obvious by example, Romney took them to be no different than a white group he had addressed on the same topic months ago. Christopher and Maddow allow racist attitudes to color their judgment of everyone and everything. They are racist in their thinking; there's no other excuse for it.
There has been a lot of speculation today aboutMitt Romney‘s motivation for giving a speech to the annual NAACP Convention, and trashing Obamacare in the process. Romney himself said he “expected” to be booed for it, and in remarks first reported on The Rachel Maddow Show tonight, he demonstrated why. According to a pool report from Romney’s Hamilton, Montana fundraiser, he brought up the booing, and told donors “if they (Obamacare supporters) want more stuff from government tell them to go vote for the other guy – more free stuff. But don’t forget nothing is really free.”
The quote is so tone-deaf, and such a naked appeal to the “welfare queen” brand of racial and class resentment, that it’s almost hard to believe it’s real. Here’s how Rachel Maddow reported it on her show Wednesday night: