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Obama Campaign Amasses Hecklers for Romney Visit to Black Area

Mitt Romney tried to reach out to African Americans in West Philadelphia, but the Obama campaign helped see to it that he got an angry reception, according to the Washington Post.

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. 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.”

It would seem to me to go down in the dirty tricks category to be organizing hecklers at your opponents appearances, particularly, in this case, at one of the most dangerous spots in the city, according to Politico.

Obama is counting on strong turnout from the black community, some of which was angered by his stand in favor of gay marriages, so any effort by Romney to make inroads there is seen as a threat.

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21 Responses to Obama Campaign Amasses Hecklers for Romney Visit to Black Area

  1. I keep thinking, ‘ There’s nothing they can that would surprise me’, then they manage to surprise me…

    Many more surprises to come I suspect……

  2. What a pathetic looser Obama is chilish tactics and bulling not to mention
    bold face lies. Is this who you want for President again? He can’t run on any
    thing he’s done unless you count golf and fundraising so he resorts to grade
    school pranks that’s a leader alright NOT!

  3. Let’s be fair here; MrObama does get protesters whenever he’s within a city going to a speech or fundraiser but the MSM doesn’t report it. Is there any proof that the Obama campaign set this up; or can we just put it down to partisan politics by a neighborhood that doesn’t like MrRomney.

    Let me clarify; the AMERICAN MSM doesn’t report it but the foreign MSM tells us what is really happening.

    • I have to agree srdem, the MSM just isn’t reporting BO’s protests.

      But BO does go to heavily secured areas and speaks only to audiences that are required to be captive (students, military, gov’t and union groups). So protesters are kept blocks away. The lazy pool probably doesn’t even notice them.

      To me Romney going into a “dangerous” area speaks volumes to me that he is indeed reaching out of his comfort zone.

      • Sad we have to go to foreign papers to see what goes on but that’s
        the way it will be till Nov. the MSM will really have a ball trying to ruin
        Romney.

      • At least Romney made an attempt to speak in a poor black neighbourhood. When was the last time Barry visited his brothers and sisters in the ghetto?

  4. From the article…

    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.

    When an article starts off with such prejudiced statements, it doesn’t take long to realize it is just another WAPOS hit piece. It’s like the years of affirmative action and billions of taxpayer dollars dumped into these dysfunctional inner city schools mean nothing. I admire Romney for journeying in to the belly of the beast. My guess is Clarence Thomas and Thomas Sowell would be treated with the same disdain as Romney was treated with today.

    • Good call, Susan. When the lede is “snarky” it’s an abbreviated op/ed and not reporting. Statistically, 75% of black children are born to single mothers (double the white population). Leave it to Kenny Gambel to lecture Romney about black struggles. I am calling bullsh*t here. Prior to 1965, it was 25%. I went to high school in West Philly in a racially mixed school about 60/40 white/black. All but two girls graduated with me in 1963. Of the two, one was pregnant and the second died in a drowning accident. Unless and until the black community addresses its core issues/problems and fixes them – there will be no progress. The biggest issue facing them and POTUS has had nothing to say.

      My rant time has expired.

      • Sadie, you are correct. The Democratic party has managed to do what slavery, segregation and the KKK could not….destroy the black family.

  5. “It would seem to me to go down in the dirty tricks category to be organizing hecklers at your opponents appearances,”

    Nothing is too low for The O Team

  6. Absent from this post: any indication that the “Obama Campaign” had anything to do with the protesters. Do you even care about honesty?

    • Did you read the WAPOS article? Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and DA Seth Williams addressed the crowd. Nah, you’re right Obama’s goons didn’t have anything to do with whipping up the protestors and Nutter was just there to say “Hi” to Romney… I get it now.

    • Absent from this post: any indication that the “Obama Campaign” had anything to do with the protesters. Do you even care about honesty?

      Um, “Not Likely, try READING the article. It says:

      Residents, some of them organized by Obama’s campaign, stood on their porches and gathered at a sidewalk corner to shout angrily at Romney. 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.”

  7. FOR Get mitt hommey whatever his name is he probably along with some you on this board jacking off to the little black boys that was @the charter school.