Politics and Public Opinion

Why didn’t Obama address the NAACP? Maybe he didn’t want to get booed.

The news is filled with reports of Mitt Romney’s speech at the NAACP, and how he was booed by the audience for promising to repeal Obamacare. In fact, Romney deserves credit for his willingness to reach across the aisle and engage a group that is obviously hostile to much of his agenda. Even the NAACP said he was “courageous” for coming.

But think for a moment: Can you imagine Barack Obama doing what Romney did – addressing, say, the Knights of Columbus, and delivering a bold defense of his HHS mandate? Not a chance he would ever do so.

In fact, President Obama wasn’t even willing to speak to the NAACP. He hasn’t addressed the NAACP since 2009.

Why didn’t Obama come to the NAACP and explain why the African-American unemployment rate is at 14.4% — nearly double the national rate? Why didn’t Obama come to the NAACP and explain why 2.6 million Americans have fallen beneath the poverty line since he took office? Why didn’t Obama come to the NAACP and explain his opposition to school choice, which is keeping young African-Americans trapped in failing public schools? Why didn’t Obama come to the NAACP and explain his newfound support for gay marriage?

I can virtually guarantee if the president had stood before that crowd and argued for gay marriage, every newspaper would have front-page stories about how Obama had been booed by the NAACP.

Maybe that’s why he didn’t show up, while Mitt Romney did.

One thought on “Why didn’t Obama address the NAACP? Maybe he didn’t want to get booed.

  1. The question is why the NAACP is not complaining in regards to President Obama not showing up since 2009. The President has no problem showing up to Expensive Celebrity Events, standing on the front line of Gay Right Issues, has no problem showing up to Gay Rights Events and his support for the Hispanic Community he’s made sure they know he’s right in there corner. But the Black Community the very people who voted him in Office he’s a no-show? The NAACP what do they do walk around and try to explain away why their Beloved President totally disregarded them because he had a previous engagement. What can be more important than showing up for the very people who voted you in. So I say whomever you’re going to vote for wake-up and do your homework and know who the Hell you are voting for!

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