Romney Gets Booed At NAACP

Joe emails: I remember being horrified in shul when the prayer for the US government was being said, and someone uttered “not that Obama” – meaning that we should not pray for his well-being. I would be similarly horrified if a candidate of any stripe came to my synagogue, and was booed. It would show a bit of childishness, immaturity and stupidity. IF you do not like the person’s take, you can be quiet. It is simply rude otherwise, unless the person insults your group’s entire reason for existence. Obama would never go to an AIPAC event and criticize Israel, and if he did, he might get booed. However, if he said something like if reelected, I will bring about a better economy, no one at AIPAC would boo, or much less care.

Take Romney at the NAACP. This is a group whose mission is “to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.”

So Romney goes there and says that as President, he will repeal obamacare. Now this is a legitimate issue, which does not conflict with the NAACP’s mission. I have never heard that medical benefits were denied based on race or that there was equality in medical treatment guaranteed by obamacare. No, Obamacare is a program designed to make healthcare more affordable, partially by using government power to do so, rather than competition. The anti-competitive and government-mandated aspect of obamacare is not racial, it is an ideological split between two visions of america, but it has nothing to do with race.

So, when a black audience, comprised of the mandarins of the race, reflexively boos and ideological position that is race neutral, the emperor is disrobed. The NAACP is not for african americans, it is for the democratic party. Many jewish organizations, when it comes to politics, are for the democratic party. But that is not their primary goal, and if Romney said he would repeal Obamacare, he might get applause, more likely, silence.

The NAACP is simply a subsidiary of the democratic party, actually, a subsidiary of a wing of that party. It has no rational mind, it is an immature organization, and Romney’s visit is the first act of political genius of the campaign. Any rational person now understands that identity voting, and the divisions brought by Obama, is the principal issue in the campaign. Voting is about rationality, not reflex. To showcase that an entire segment of the population is owned by one party makes any rational person react in a way not to be a part of that bloc.

IT was an act of political genius to lay the trap and an act of rank stupidity for those in the NAACP to pull their pants down and demonstrate that their balls are held at the DNC.

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see My work has been noted in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (
This entry was posted in Politics and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.