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Romney Heckled At ‘Inner-City’ School Visit

From a cheering Washington Post:

Hecklers mar Romney’s visit to inner-city charter school in Philadelphia

By Philip Rucker, Published: May 24, 2012

PHILADELPHIA – When Mitt Romney came to an inner-city charter school here Thursday to promote his new education agenda, he received something of a history lecture about the persecution of blacks in America and the struggles of African American children to meet the academic achievements of their white counterparts.

Really? What persecution would that be? Affirmative action?

Seeking to broaden his appeal heading into the general election, Romney was venturing for his first time in this campaign into an impoverished black neighborhood to hear the concerns of local educators and community leaders. But here in the streets of West Philadelphia, the emotion surrounding his contest with the nation’s first black president was raw, as dozens of neighborhood residents shouted, “Get out, Romney, get out!”

Imagine the media outrage if Obama were heckled like this in a white neighborhood.

Kenny Gamble, who founded the West Philadelphia school last year, told Romney that his school’s top priority is improving the education of African Americans and closing the achievement gap between blacks and whites…

So does Mr. Gamble support Mitt Romney, who supports school vouchers — unlike his opponent, Mr. Obama?

Outside, meanwhile, some brick row houses across from the school were boarded up. Police had cordoned off a full city block to protect Romney and his entourage. Residents, some of them organized by Obama’s campaign, stood on their porches and gathered at a sidewalk corner to shout angrily at Romney.

Imagine if the Romney campaign had organized whites to tell Obama to get out of their neighborhood? The collective news media would have collective kittens.

Some held signs saying, “We are the 99%.” One man’s placard trumpeted an often-referenced Romney gaffe: “I am not concerned about the very poor.”

Madaline G. Dunn, 78, who said she has lived here for 50 years and volunteers at the school, said she is “personally offended” that Romney would visit her neighborhood.

“It’s not appreciated here,” she said. “It is absolutely denigrating for him to come in here and speak his garbage.” …

As our friends at Newsbusters point out, Ms. Dunn is a longtime political activist. She has served as the legislative committee chair for the radical left Philadelphia Congress of the National Congress of Black Women. And she is also currently listed as one of Obama’s "Truth Team."

Naturally, the Washington Post failed to note any of this.

But, once again, why isn’t Ms. Dunn a supporter of school vouchers?

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter (D) addressed protesters and the media, quipping that Romney “suddenly somehow found West Philadelphia.”

“It’s nice that he decided this late in his [campaign] to see what a city like Philadelphia is about,” Nutter said. But, he added, “I don’t know that a one-day experience in the heart of West Philadelphia is enough to get you ready to run the United States of America.”

You would think Mr. Nutter would be in hiding after what he and his fellow Democrats have done to the once great city of Philadelphia.

“You want to have an urban experience?” Nutter added. “You want to have a West Philly experience? Then come out here and talk to somebody in West Philly.” …

Were those New Black Panther goons who were patrolling the polling places in West Philly?

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, May 29th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

7 Responses to “Romney Heckled At ‘Inner-City’ School Visit”

  1. Petronius says:

    “his school’s top priority is improving the education of African Americans and closing the achievement gap between blacks and whites….”

    A noble goal for which no expense should be spared.

  2. finebammer59 says:

    “So Republicans are damned if they do reach out to the ‘black community,’ and damned if they don’t.”

    yep. and one must wonder who made the call for this appearance because it was a complete waste of time, i can assure you. and again, wasn’t the romney campaign going to be the smart campaign???

    these folks rail on about how republicans don’t “court” their vote and then when someone is stupid enough to try, they make fools of themselves trying to make a fool of the candidate.

    remember when we were all praising nutter for telling inner city kids to pull their pants up??

    who’s pants are on the ground now, mr. mayor???

    (and i’ll assure you that was an interesting assignment for the security detail)

  3. BigOil says:

    Why even bother? People that are blinded by skin color and living in a squalor they perpetuate with their own vote – are a waste of time.

    About the only thing Romney could learn from this trip is a reaffirmation never to stray into liberalism.

  4. Rusty Shackleford says:

    Loosely translated, Nutter said, “I’m angry. Damned angry. I don’t exactly know why but I’m gonna say it’s because I haven’t been given enough by whitey. And don’t you dare say I’ve been given enough because you OWE me. For all the times someone called me a ni**er, for all the times someone looked at me with a negative stare, and for all the people who think they are better than me….you OWE me.”

    Of course, this is the categorical malformed ego, fostered by years of self-neglect, self indulgence and lack of self-criticism. What more would one expect than a person whose anger runs their every action? As it turns out, there is no shortage of angry people. Everyone’s angry at something. The trick is how do you deal with that anger? Do you look inside yourself or do you blame others. Some things are bound to make us angry but you can do one of two things: You can foster that anger and let it run you or you can grab it by the horns and control it.

    Nowadays, most people prefer to let their anger run them. Logic, reason, level-headedness go out the window when this happens. The spewage of straw-man arguments come fast and furious and people cannot be troubled to be witness to their own tantrums. No accountability is the course for them.

  5. yadayada says:

    “You want to have an urban experience?” Nutter added. “You want to have a West Philly experience? Then come out here and talk to somebody in West Philly.” …

    duh, dumba$$ – that’s what he was attempting to do when you and your kafkhe wearing muslim brotherhood colleagues attacked his mear existence.
    the only way to beat racial stereotyping is to strive as a whole to not act stereotypically.
    and your community as a whole FAIL

    • yadayada says:

      sorry, my wife tells me that man is wearing a kufi, not kefkhe.
      I don’t seem to be able to edit my posts anymore

  6. AcornsRNutz says:

    This is really sad. How can a message of true equality based on the merits of your actions and without hinderance from governing bodies be spread to the truly underpriviledged in these craphole liberal communities when their so called representative leaders kick conservatives out as soon as they arrive?

    If I didn’t know better I’d almost be tempted to suppose that maybe there is a slight chance that the liberal political machine is really responsible for denying minorities and the less fortunate access to the means to set themselves free in order to control them and ensure they keep voting the same lefty loons into power. But no, that’s my racist upbringing talking, so I better fight it back. Perhaps I’ll send the NAACP some guilt money later today to pay my pennance for even entertaining such a ludicrous notion.

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