…Which is, of course, a thoroughly nasty thing to say about the organization. Are there individuals in the NAACP who are racist? Without a doubt; some people plain just don’t like other people who don’t look like them. And there are going to be people out there who can hide attitudes like that under various guises (including, alas, the venerable Democratic trick of finding a convenient Republican/conservative target, and unleashing a full torrent of racialized/ethnicized/sexualized venom upon her [usually her]). But for MSNBC to argue that Mitt Romney went out to the NAACP to appeal to the racists in their ranks is just downright appalling… hold up, I’m getting a clarification over my ear mike.
Ohhhhh. MSNBC is actually claiming that Romney spoke to the NAACP in order to appeal to white racists.