Safe to say Obama’s “post-racial America” promise has been a complete failure.
WASHINGTON — Prominent members of the Congressional Black Caucus gave Mitt Romney points for speaking to the NAACP Wednesday — but said he clearly didn’t learn whatever lessons his father taught him about civil rights and the right to vote.
Romney, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, addressed the venerable civil rights organization in Houston at its annual convention, the day after Attorney General Eric Holder spoke there and slammed the state of Texas for trying to enforce a voter identification law that has been blocked by the Justice Department on grounds that it would deny deserving people the right to vote. The case is being litigated this week in federal court. [...]
Julian Bond, the noted civil rights leader and former head of the NAACP, echoed the legislators, telling HuffPost, “He is definitely not his father.”
Bond said he did not see Romney’s appearance as genuine outreach to the African American community.
“He went there to bait us,” Bond said. He argued that Romney deliberately sparked boos by referring to “Obamacare,” which Bond said many African Americans regard as pejorative.
“He wanted to be able to go to some of the independents he needs to get elected and tell them, ‘See? I stood up to the Negroes,’” Bond said. He noted that Romney later said on Fox News that he knew he’d be booed for the Obamacare remark.
HT: Hope For America