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If Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney came to the NAACP convention to convince African Americans to vote for him, he apparently didn't do a very good job. But if he came to play a part for his base that shows some black people treating Romney in ways that might be deemed impolite, the ruse then worked like a charm.

We note two reports on the boos directed at Romney during his speech this morning to the venerable civil rights group's annual gathering.

First from the Associated Press:

Romney was greeted with boos from attendees at the NAACP's annual meeting Wednesday in Houston when he pledged to repeal "Obamacare." That's the name Republicans have given the health care overhaul that was passed by Democrats and recently upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Romney was heckled at another point in the speech when he criticized Obama.

And from Michael K. Lavers of the Washington Blade, the paper of record for the District of Columbia's LGBT community:

The former Massachusetts governor was soundly booed when he expressed opposition to marriage rights for same-sex couples.

“As president, I will promote strong families and defend traditional marriage,” said Romney.

The speech comes nearly two months after the NAACP Board of Directors passed a same-sex marriage resolution.

UPDATE: Lavers updated his post, eliminating the claim that Romney was booed for the "traditional marriage" line.

AlterNet / By Adele M. Stan

Posted at July 11, 2012, 5:43am

 
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