Thursday, July 12, 2012

NAACP Conference Cheers VP Biden

Dear Appalled,

This is an update to Madame L's response to your question. Vice President Joe Biden spoke to the NAACP conference the day after Candidate Mitt Romney spoke, to a very different reception.

The audience cheered the vice president, who fiercely defended the work Pres. Obama has done on health care reforms, jobs, education, bailing out the auto industry (which, remember, Romney said we should let fail), weeding out terrorist leaders, and helping the economy---pointing out that all this was done in the face of stiff opposition from Republican leaders.

Here's the full speech:
You may not have time to watch the whole thing. 

But take a few minutes to listen to the introduction, where we learn about Joe Biden's humble beginnings and hard work to get to where he is today. 

Take a few minutes to think about Biden's exhortations to imagine what the future would be like with Romney as president:

"Imagine what the Romney Justice Department will look like. Imagine what the Supreme Court will look like after four years of a Romney presidency." 

(Did you know that Romney's advisory team includes Robert Bork, the conservative jurist whose 1987 nomination to the Supreme Court was rejected in part because of his past criticism of some civil rights laws?)

And here's the crowd asking for more when Biden tried to close his speech:

Madame L also wishes we could hear more like that speech from Joe Biden.


Madame L

1 comment:

AskTheGeologist said...

After his speech (and the boos), Romney talked on Fox News that he had talked with some "black leaders" who endorsed him views. Did he ever identify them? It sure doesn't make sense to someone who watched the reception of his talk. Was that made up?

The NAACP is also proud of its courtesy to all people who come to address it, so I gather this was really unusual.