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Did Mitt Romney Purposely Race-Bait The NAACP Conference To Shore Up The Tea Party and Evangelical GOP Vote?

Aimed at the NAACP or the Tea Party?

In an interview last night with Bloomberg TV, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif thinks that the reactions that Mitt  Romney received during his speech at the NAACP on Wednesday were not altogether unwelcome and many have been a calculated move on Romney’s part.

“I think it was a calculated move on his part to get booed at the NAACP  convention,” Pelosi said

And Nancy Pelosi is probably is right.

While Pelosi didn’t elaborate on “why” Romney would want to illicit such reaction from the NAACP audience, the Internet is abuzz with the theory that Mitt Romney purposely race-baited the NAACP members slamming President Obama, “Obamacare” and mentioning his Mormon religion and same-sex marriage so that conference goers reactions and boo’s could be used to shore up Republican votes for him in factions like the Tea Party and Evangelicals which are less than enthusiastic of supporting him.  And that in reality  his appearance at the NAACP conference had absolutely nothing to do with campaigning for the African-American vote.

The Republican moderates and independents needed Romney to go through the motions of inclusion to “prove” he’s not a racist.  But knowing that he would not be warmly received, or garner any support they used his appearance  to relay a message to the Republican Party factions which are splintered on its support of him.

Romney speech was a well thought out and calculated attempt to publicly rile African-American audience to prove to the Tea Party and the Evangelicals who have been lacking in their support of him just how strong Obama’s support is in that community really is and to push the GOP factions to get together and back Romney out of fear of the Republicans losing in the 2012 election.

There is no question that Mitt Romney used the black community to strengthen his campaign within the GOP by purposely baiting and using a one of the groups that the GOP would want to harm it the most.

Which just goes to prove even further just how racist Mitt Romney and the Republican Party really are.

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Will Kohler

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