Both Nancy Pelosi and Lawrence O’Donnell have stated that Romney was manipulating the NAACP to his own benefit by telling them that he would repeal Obamacare.
Only Democrats are allowed to say “Obamacare”. David Axelrod is using the term in Obama’s campaign efforts.
Below is an exchange between Lawrence O’Donnell and Goldie Taylor on his MSLSD show:
‘And tell me, Goldie, if I`m being too cynical, to think that the Romney campaign actually went in that room today with the hope of getting booed, at least three times, because they want the video of their candidate being booed by the NAACP to play in certain racist precincts where that will actually help them?’
Taylor responded that ‘I don`t think you`re being too cynical at all’, adding that Romney ‘used a word like “Obamacare,” which is a derisive term for the Affordable Care Act’.
Pelosi has also weighed in, to Bloomberg TV: “I think it was a calculated move on his part to get booed at the NAACP convention.”
If anything is demonstrated by the coverage of Romney at the NAACP meeting, it’s the fact that he is telling everyone the same story about Obamacare. He doesn’t have a different story for each audience on this matter.
Pharmer thinks it would be rude and disingenuous for Romney to address the NAACP Conference in Houston, and not bring up the fact that he opposes Obamacare. It would also be an overt lie to use the term “Affordable Care Act”, because it is not affordable, and the Congressional Budget Office has already readjusted its estimates of the cost to almost double those that were touted when the bill was presented.
Suddenly it has become racist for a politician to tell a consistent story when campaigning.