Jul 12, 2012

Greta Van Susteren of Fox News posted a quote from Mitt Romney responding to the boos he received from the NAACP after saying he'll repeal Obamacare.

Speaking at a fundraiser in Hamilton, Montana, he brought up the booing, and told donors if Obamacare supporters wanted more free stuff from government tell them to go vote for the other guy.

The wording of Romney's response is very curious given the label 'welfare queen' that many have tried to attached to some in the African American community. Maybe I'm reaching here, but I do think he could have chosen his words a little better unless he truly meant to be offensive which is also a strong possibility.  That type of language is exactly the kind of language that get some in the base of the right riled up.

Maybe he should have gotten a conscious about free stuff from the government when he implemented RomneyCare in Massachusetts. He obviously didn't have a problem with people getting "free stuff" from the government when he was the one initiating the legislation.

I guess wanting a healthcare system that actually is supposed to do what it was intended to do is wanting "free stuff" then hell count me in. These Republicans say they are going to repeal the Affordable Healthcare Act but yet they never say what they're going to replace it with.

Here's the Romney quote in it's entirety:
“By the way, I had the privelege of speaking today at the NAACP convention in Houston and I gave them the same speech I am giving you. I don’t give different speeches to different audiences alright. I gave them the same speech. When I mentioned I am going to get rid of Obamacare they weren’t happy, I didn’t get the same response. That’s ok, I want people to know what I stand for and if I don’t stand for what they want, go vote for someone else, that’s just fine. But I hope people understand this, your friends who like Obamacare, you remind them of this, if they 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. it has to paid for by people in the private sector creating goods and services, and if people want jobs more than they want free stuff from government, then they are going to have to get government to be smaller. And if they don’t want to repeal Obamacare they are going to have to give me some other stuff they are thinking about cutting, but my list takes Obamacare off first and I have a lot of other things I am thinking of cutting.”

1 comment:

  1. Mitt's arrogant, inflammatory, racially-charged political rhetoric gives the NAACP crowd the functional equivalent of the finger, conservative pundits applaud. The inherently racist and class warfare-inciting presumption that members of the NAACP are primarily interested in "more free stuff" simply perpetuates the ignorance-based stereotype of African Americans as being lazy parasites on society.

    In any case, Romney doesn't worry about the problems of poor people … because there is a "safety net" … which he wants to defund … because people (including single, full-time moms) who depend upon financial assistance such as food stamps lack dignity … because you must be completely self-sufficient to have self-worth … unless you inherited vast wealth … in which case you are inherently highly dignified … because you are a person of power and authority … who gets to enjoy the sheer pleasure of firing people … which Mitt did countless times while running Bain Capital, creating huge profits … for himself and his fellow investors … at the expense of fired workers … who, as a result, often joined the growing ranks of poor people in America … which Mitt doesn't worry about.