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Joseph Lowery

“I don’t know what kind of a nigger wouldn’t vote with a black man running,” said Lowery. “All that [Obama] did with the stimulus was genius. Nobody intelligent would risk this country with Romney.”

David Chalian

“They’re [Ann and Mitt Romney] not concerned at all. They’re happy to have a party with black people drowning.”


“You notice he says anger twice. He’s really trying to use racial coding and access some really deep stereotypes about the angry black man. This is part of the playbook against Obama. The otherization, he’s not like us. I know it’s a heavy thing to say. I don’t say it lightly. But this is niggerization. You are not one of us, and that you are like the scary black man who we’ve been trained to fear.”

Cokie Roberts

“Well, I think part of [why Romney stopped in Poland] was a desire to portray President Obama as something of a wimp, and say he’s abandoned Eastern Europe. But look, you remember well the Reagan Democrats. Those ethnic white voters who had been Democrats for many years; turned out for Ronald Reagan, and have been fairly predictable Republicans since then. Now it’s a smaller percentage of the population — of the voting population — than it used to be, but white voters are still much more Republican than any other group in the electorate. They went for McCain in 2008 by 55%. And I think that getting those ethnic voters excited is really what Romney has in mind here. It’s more for the folks at home — the descendants of the people that he will be speaking to — in Poland.”

Lawrence O'Donnell 2

“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?”

Mark Thompson

“[T]this might have been a small thing, but it’s important for people to understand. You cannot be culturally ignorant. He
singled out one African-American who came with the 20 in his entourage as an African-American that was in his kitchen cabinet in Massachusetts, and he promised that he would remain in his kitchen cabinet if he was in the White House.

To talk about being in the kitchen and not talk about an African-American actually being in your cabinet is really not a good metaphor to use with African-Americans.”

Chris Matthews 2

“How is this any different than the big boat argument of people when it came to African-Americans after the Civil War, decided, ‘Put them on a boat and send them back where they came from?’ You know, he says it in polite language, but that’s what Romney’s been saying, ‘Get home where you came from, start all over again.'”


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