Photo taken just before Plugs began his predictable speech at the NAACP convention in Houston:

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The NAACP blamed it on rain, which of course prompted Biden to say that in Obama’s next term free umbrellas will be a human right! Just kidding… I think…

Biden told the semi-crowd that Romney’s policies would hurt working black families. Read the latest jobs data concerning black unemployment and you’ll see there’s simply no way Romney would or could make things worse.

From Middle Class Joe’s speech:

“Remember what this at its core was all about, why this organization at its core was all about,” Biden said, after touting the Obama administration’s record on African-Americans. “It was about the franchise. It was about the right to vote. Because when you have the right to vote, you have the right to change things.”

Biden then reminded the crowd that embattled Attorney General Eric Holder, held in contempt by the GOP-controlled House for not releasing documents related to Fast & Furious, is fighting to protect voting rights while Republicans seek to place hurdles before ballot access. Tuesday, members passed an emergency resolution in support of Holder and his position on voting rights.

Pluggers didn’t remind them that as a percentage more Republicans than Dems voted in favor of the Voting Rights Act (ditto for the Civil Rights Act for that matter).

Also:

He urged attendees to “imagine” what Romney’s Justice Department would look like and who he would appoint to the Supreme Court.

Imagine what Obama’s Justice Department will look like completely untethered if he gets another term… not that it isn’t right now.

In any case, wasn’t it George W. Bush who appointed John Roberts, who upheld the health care legislation Biden spent half his speech bragging about?

Comments

22 Responses to “Biden Addresses Packed House at NAACP Convention”

  1. Truesoldier__ on July 12th, 2012 3:26 pm

    Wonder if this was the same size crowd that watched the video that Obama sent to them as he was too busy to go to the convention.

  2. SignPainterGuy on July 12th, 2012 3:47 pm

    As a percentage of those who were there, how many listened to what was said, how many heard what was said and how many actually understood what Obama pretended to say ?

    Bonus question; How many at the NAA"L"CP Convention see a mental image of Biden as a honey wagon ?

  3. Marshall_Will on July 12th, 2012 3:58 pm

    For those of you sans drinking/gambling problems; that empty hall is representative of what you'll see at the casino circa 4:00am in the Bingo room on your way BACK down to the bar.

    As always, just trying to be helpful. Sorry hon, couldn't sleep…

  4. Truesoldier__ on July 12th, 2012 4:04 pm

    For that matter how many cared what Bite me said?

  5. SignPainterGuy on July 12th, 2012 4:17 pm

    As that old expression goes, "There`s one in every crowd !" From the look of the size of that crowd, we must be talking .03% ! (incl. the media)

  6. Tom on July 12th, 2012 5:05 pm

    Milli Vanilli blamed it on the rain too, and look how that turned out.

  7. Marshall_Will on July 12th, 2012 5:06 pm

    .03%

    Post in mod. but in short I was going to say that's what a Bingo Hall at the casino looks like, at 3am… Ask me how I know? Thankfully in my case, no media were present.

  8. Truesoldier__ on July 12th, 2012 7:58 pm

    Here is a Joke my Father-in-law sent me:

    The 2012 election was too close to call so both parties decided to hold a week long ice fishing contest decide the winner.
    At the end of the first day, Mitt Romney returned to the starting line and he had 10
    fish.

    Soon, Obama returned and had no fish. Well, everyone assumed he was just having a
    bad day or something and hopefully, he would catch up the next day.

    At the end of the 2nd day Mitt came in with 20 fish and Obama came in again with none.

    That evening, the democrats got together secretly and said, "I think that Mitt
    Romney is a low-life, cheatin' son-of-a-gun. Tomorrow don't bother fishing. Just spy
    on him and see just how he is cheating.'

    The next night (after Mitt returns with 50 fish), the democrats got together for the
    report of how the republicans were cheating.

    Obama said, "You are not going to believe this, he's cutting holes in the ice!"

  9. Marshall_Will on July 12th, 2012 8:12 pm

    Doh..!

    ( I'll take your FIL is from MN eh..? )

  10. Truesoldier__ on July 12th, 2012 8:14 pm

    Nope, he is originally from Idaho, moved to California and now lives here in WA ST.

  11. SignPainterGuy on July 12th, 2012 8:19 pm

    Surprisingly, the dems didn`t hold Romney, the Rep. in the contest, to the letter of the law, or in this case, the title of the game. They were, after all, fishing for "ice" !

  12. Marshall_Will on July 12th, 2012 8:51 pm

    Lol! This is where those Solyndra panels come in really handy!

  13. Marshall_Will on July 12th, 2012 8:52 pm

    Oh! Well, it just sounded like a joke a Swede would tell?

  14. Truesoldier__ on July 12th, 2012 8:53 pm

    Yeah, leave it to a Dem to try to use a solar panel to try to cut a hole in the ice….

  15. Truesoldier__ on July 12th, 2012 8:56 pm

    Never know. The joke was probably originated in WI and went viral.

  16. SignPainterGuy on July 12th, 2012 9:08 pm

    Had the dems understood the sport of ice fishing better, they still wouldn`t catch any fish. Their idea of "bait" is limited. What fish wants to bite welfare checks, food stamps and broken promises ?

  17. Marshall_Will on July 12th, 2012 9:33 pm

    +1 my friend. +1

  18. Truesoldier__ on July 12th, 2012 10:41 pm

    Of course Obama says it wasn't his fishing techniques that were the problem…it was that he didn't tell the story very well….

  19. SignPainterGuy on July 12th, 2012 11:17 pm

    At least you were off the streets and losing money at a slower rate than at the slots or tables !

  20. SignPainterGuy on July 12th, 2012 11:20 pm

    Timely ! +1

    I snorted when I saw that at Weasel Zippers. "His biggest mistake" my south end !

    When I was young, my Parents used "telling a story" as a euphemism for LYING !

  21. SignPainterGuy on July 12th, 2012 11:39 pm

    My Sis lived in MN for a few years; had a place on a lake that was popular with fishermen year round. One spring, a couple guys just had to try ice fishing One More Time. She said it was really pitiful watching them panicking as their Suburban went "glub, glub" ! It`s over 100' deep there, so as far as we know, it`s still there ……. fish habitat !

  22. ChapBix on July 12th, 2012 11:41 pm

    It appears the media was using a canned applause to Biden's remarks by the size (or lack) of the crowd. Were the others out of the auditorium on their lunch break?

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