GOP presumptive nominee Mitt Romney will address the NAACP next month. The organization has demonstrated racial bias, not only explicitly in its name, but also in the policies it seeks to change, such as state voter ID laws.
Mr. Romney was invited to address the annual convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People that is scheduled for July 7-12 in Houston Texas.
The NAACP will be eager to hear Romney's solutions to speed up the sluggish American economic recovery as well. The unemployment rate among blacks stood at 13.6 percent in May, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than five points higher than the national average of 8.2 percent.
Blacks also disproportionately fill the ranks of the poor and the uninsured, two groups which critics say would be severely impacted by Republican efforts to slash federal programs like food stamps in order to curb runaway government spending.
African-Americans are seen as benefiting more from Obama's landmark health care reform law, which aims to provide health insurance to 32 million Americans -- and which Romney has vowed to repeal if he is elected.
Many in the black community are disillusioned with Barack Obama, yet many are still behind a man because of the color of his skin, not his policies. Obama has stood against many things those in the black community are for, including homosexual "marriage." A new poll shows that Obama is losing a significant a portion of the black vote. A Public Policy Polling showed that one in five blacks, in the state of Texas, who vote, will vote for Mitt Romney. That's twenty percent. Only five percent voted for McCain in 2008.
So the reaction to Mitt Romney's visit to the NAACP should give us a view as to exactly how that demographic will fair either for or against him in this election.Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook, Google Plus, & Twitter. You can also get Freedom Outpost delivered to your Amazon Kindle device here.