No Black People Approved this Message…RACISM!

“I don’t know who’s advising Gov.Romney from the African America perspective but I would give him an F- on talking about Obamacare in terms of repealing it, not to this audience….he should never have gone there in the first place.”


Rep Emmanuel Cleaver said this on MSNBC today (it doesn’t matter who the reporter was; I’ve decided to treat MSNBC like they treat Blacks as a monolithic group of lemmings with no individual opinions or personalities). He was referring to Romney’s visit to the NAACP. Now, I know I should really stop being shocked to hear our black Democrat “leaders” talk like this, but sometimes I just can’t help myself.

Cleaver wonders aloud who is advising Gov. Romney from the African American perspective. I wasn’t aware that white people needed to be “advised” before they addressed black people. Heaven forbid Romney actually just look at these people as….Americans! Mon Dieu! You mean to tell me this man actually went into a room full of black people and was honest about his opinions and intentions?

Cleaver also gives Romney an F- for criticizing Obama’s policy to “this audience”.  “This audience”?  Are they anything like “those people”? Just checking. Because I thought the NAACP was committed to fighting racism, not perpetuating it by suggesting that we blacks are only able to comprehend certain messages and not able to make decisions for ourselves about what we do and do not agree with.

Romney deserves respect for wading in where he knew he would not be wanted. Black liberals complain all the time that conservatives and Republicans don’t engage them enough in the political realm, and then when they do go directly into our communities to debate and conversate they’re treated like crap. Then liberals wonder all over again why those nasty, racist Republicans don’t have the stones to bring their message into our communities. Well, Mr. Cleaver – here’s a man with stones. He came to speak, not pander. I know you and your ilk at the Black Caucus and NAACP have made pandering an art, but you should at least have a little respect for a man who  is willing to be honest about his views and not temper those views simply based on the color of the people he is addressing.

You should be embarrassed. I would be embarrassed for you, except that this diarrhea of the mouth you so often suffer from is a goldmine for bloggers like me, and only makes the argument for our side of the political spectrum that much stronger. So spew away. New media will be here to pick up every word.

And no, this message was not approved by the NAACP. Racism!


And here’s my YouTube version of this post as well, which seems to have caused another buzz today (July 12)


  1. John C. Plantada says:

    Great article. And as I mentioned to someone earlier today, Pres. Obama doesn’t will not be attending, opting instead to send his sidekick, VP Biden. This allows the President to skip the tough questions from NAACP leaders or to have to defend the +/- 14% African American unemployment rate. He will, however, show up at friendly venues to pander to the union and young crowd. Leadership we can’t believe in.

  2. You do know Romney received a standing ovation at the end right? Was that racist too?

    • Terrence W. says:

      I know it is racist for the State-Run Media to avoid reporting it.

    • Randall D. says:

      NPR never covered that aspect. The lead (and the summary for that matter) was the 17 second boo on the Obamacare comment. They also interviewed one woman before (who was tentatively interested in what he would say) and the same after proving she could have written Rep. Cleaver’s statement for him. I also have not seen it covered widely, but maybe I am looking in the wrong places.

  3. Nyoka Pedist-Tibideaux says:

    The Standing ovation Mitt Romney recieved from the NAACP after delivering his speech has been reported Terrence W., EVERYWHERE.

    • You could find it buried in most articles yes, but it wasn’t the headline.

    • Kate says:

      The local Houston station I was watching this morning didn’t report anything about applause for Romney.

    • angelgerl320 says:

      I never saw standing ovation on the media I watched. All I heard all day was the ‘boo” over the Obamacare remark. Typical of MSM

  4. Jenny says:

    I don’t think the ovation has anything to do with what this reporter is trying to say. She is saying there were “racist” tones that Cleaver would suggest Romney not address and talk policy with “this audience” or that he should have been advised differently when addressing “this audience”. She is trying to say that “this audience” are Americans…no matter what the skin color!

  5. lieloather says:

    Kira is the perfect poster-child (child -lol) of true hope for change.

    Great mind, great voice….., great American !

  6. KyleDennis says:

    Africa for the Africans,Asia for the Asians,white countries for EVERYBODY!

    Mass immigration and “assimilation” imposed on ALL white countries and ONLY white countries.

    It is genocide according to international law.

    Anti-racist is a codeword for anti-white.

  7. ccimlay says:

    I like the fact that Mitt went in there and was Mitt…..Biden went there and sounded like a preacher…nothing wrong with that…unless you’re not a preacher…which Biden is not…talk about pandering….

  8. Cristina says:

    Love this. So spot on and I wish more people would be that forthright in speaking out against divisive rhetoric.

  9. Kate says:

    I’m a new fan. Found your site on Free Republic. You are quite articulate and I agree completely. I’ll be checking in frequently!

  10. Mike says:

    Kira, thank you for a well-thought out comment on Mr. Cleaver’s assessment, such as it was, of Mr. Romney’s appearance at the NAACP meeting.
    I have said many times over many years that I’m personally tired of be labeled a racist simply because I’m a white male. It seems Rep. Cleaver not only intends that for Mr. Romney, but also has the same disregard for the intellect and individualism of blacks in America as does the Democrat party.
    Democrat “leaders” and the DNC have consistently treated blacks as mindless sheep, doing all they can to keep as many blacks as possible voting Democrat simply by calling Republicans and conservative whites racists, and claiming only Democrats care about the well-being of blacks.
    Mr. Romney’s speech at the NAACP convention demonstrated this vividly. He spoke to the audience as Americans, as individuals, and as people capable of forming their own opinions and making their own decisions about where they stand on public policy, and who they believe will be the best choice for president come November.
    Mr Cleaver’s comments prove he thinks the opposite, and can rally black voters against Mr. Romney simply by insulting him and using the same, tired class-envy labels used so often for so many years.

  11. Brian Gregory says:

    YES…he needed an advisor…men like Mittens CONSTANTLY put their foot in their mouth…especially dealing with US people. Get your head out of your ass Kira. I KNOW you can’t be this shallow.

  12. Brian Gregory says:

    Wasn’t THAT long ago…BIll Oreilly went to eat in A Black owned restaurant and commented like Black folks would be running their business like a Rap video…or boxing match. “It was clean and people were speaking nice”. Really? Well what exactly did MISTER “out of touch THINK” it would be like? The ignorance of some of the conservatives beyond stupid. You guys STILL can’t even agre on WHY you lost and WILL be losing for the next 20 something years!

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