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Do You Think Booing Is Appropriate at a Political Event?

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Mitt Romney recently got booed at an NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) event when he told the audience that he would be the better president for African Americans. Do you think booing is appropriate at a political event?

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  • Dan ☮ R P ☮ 2012 ☮ 2012/07/11 21:30:42 (edited)
    Yes
    Dan ☮ R P ☮ 2012 ☮
    +18
    If clapping and cheering is, then Booing is as well. This is America. Its free speech, and the first Amendment is there to protect all speech, popular and unpopular.

    We've been conditioned to be far too "polite" these days, when we should be speaking our minds.

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  • bob h. WinterLynn 2012/08/08 23:30:01
    bob h.
    The three piece suit is a giveaway. Can't trust them.;(
  • Jackie G - Poker Playing Pa... 2012/07/11 22:19:24
    No
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    +1
    No, it should not happen but it does, unfortunately - I am assuming that the people who booed Romney will be accepting when Obama is booed!
  • Michael=Constitution & Liberty 2012/07/11 22:16:17
    Yes
    Michael=Constitution & Liberty
    +4
    screw being "politically correct".
  • Dan ☮ R... Michael... 2012/07/11 23:24:48
    Dan ☮ R P ☮ 2012 ☮
    +2
    Political correctness is for the neutered.
  • Magnus ☮ RP ☮ 2012 ☮ 2012/07/11 22:16:04
  • Latti I... Magnus ... 2012/07/11 22:52:19
    Latti Ice Ganga Gangsta of PHAET
    lol
  • JustThe... Magnus ... 2012/07/12 02:23:11
    JustTheFacts
    There is one big difference between those three men that is undeniable - one of them wants to destroy the country.

    pssst....that be the one that is currently potus without a birth certificate, college grades, and runs on a platform based on lies.
  • Magnus ... JustThe... 2012/07/12 04:05:47
    Magnus ☮ RP ☮ 2012 ☮


    They're batting for the same team; the same handlers. Sorry...
  • JustThe... Magnus ... 2012/07/13 01:42:35
    JustTheFacts
    I had to stop that first clip, right after I spewed, when barak said he supported background checks. What a joke!!!! barak supports no guns at all!!!

    Mitt said he would repeal obamacare. That is good enough for me. If he lies, we vote him out four years.

    Mitt is not my first choice, but he loves his country and understands it a hell of a lot better than the imposter/liar does. It was noted you didn't attempt to address that point, which makes your defense of obama saying, "they're both the same", weak.
  • Magnus ... JustThe... 2012/07/13 02:11:17 (edited)
    Magnus ☮ RP ☮ 2012 ☮
    This Nation CANNOT survive another colossal mistake. Nothing feeble about what I said. Same backers, same decisions, same "I'm going to do this" or "I think we should do this" = THE SAME. Why vote out one Marxist for another whose going to do the SAME THINGS?! I STRONGLY dislike 0bama the same as most other people, but this "ABO" is going to NAIL THIS NATION'S COFFIN SHUT!

    nation survive colossal mistake feeble backers decisions vote marxist
  • JustThe... Magnus ... 2012/07/14 02:35:40
    JustTheFacts
    Play chess? Know the rules?

    "This Nation CANNOT survive another colossal mistake. "

    obama getting re-elected would ABSOLUTELY destroy this nation!

    Romney is the only alternative!

    Checkmate!
  • Magnus ... JustThe... 2012/07/14 12:06:42 (edited)
  • JustThe... Magnus ... 2012/07/15 12:46:31
    JustTheFacts
    Ok, so, you can't discuss the issue. You admit that.

    Thanks for displaying your lack of ideas.
  • Magnus ... JustThe... 2012/07/16 00:30:25
    Magnus ☮ RP ☮ 2012 ☮
    You're right, I prefer FACTS of REALITY over self-made FICTION! Your 'chess' reply did not even merit a serious continuation of the discussion, therefore it did not receive it. Grow up, or please feel free to be a troll unto someone else. I do not play child's games for I am an ADULT and one which as actually attained ACCOUNTABILITY. You'll get there, someday... maybe.
  • JustThe... Magnus ... 2012/07/16 01:33:51
    JustTheFacts
    No, I'm there, maybe someday you'll get there and discuss things factually.

    Who needed to bring out the silly little images and jpeg's?

    Double checkmate.
  • Magnus ... JustThe... 2012/07/16 02:11:30 (edited)
    Magnus ☮ RP ☮ 2012 ☮
    Please go bitch to someone else or make your own comment to a question. I'm over this. Goodbye and good luck on your journey to actual maturity and I hope it doesn't hurt too much when you and the rest of the "ABO" fools finally come crashing down to reality.
  • UnusualSuspect 2012/07/11 22:16:02 (edited)
    Yes
    UnusualSuspect
    +2
    If a Senator can call the President of the United States a liar, while the President is addressing Congress, on national TV, and a person can harass the President with questions in the Rose Garden during a televised presidential speech, when questions aren't even being taken yet, then it's OK for people to boo a candidate running for that same office, which in this case neither happened on White House grounds, nor in Congress.

    Romney is still a private citizen, and if he gets booed, and doesn't like it, he should either develop a think skin or give up the office he's running for.
  • WinterLynn Unusual... 2012/07/12 14:54:36
  • Unusual... WinterLynn 2012/07/12 16:11:08
    UnusualSuspect
    Obama deserves the respect of the Office of President.

    And Obama has a thick enough skin, despite the cheap imagery you put up.

    Romney...like any other private citizen...and speaking in a hotel auditorium, or in a civic arena, can get booed, and Romney knows that.

    If he doesn't want to get booed anymore, maybe he shouldn't go out and talk about running for President.
  • bags the Indigenous Guru 2012/07/11 22:15:20
    No
    bags the Indigenous Guru
    +2
    Absolutely not....this isn't Professional wrestling for the love of Pete!
  • BackWoodsMike 2012/07/11 22:14:38
    Yes
    BackWoodsMike
    +4
    And is no more unacceptable than cheering. In my 48 years of attending political campaign events and speeches, I would have to say that there was jeering and booing to some degree at half or so of them.

    I do find it interesting though (if not surprising) that the media focused on that tiny 15 second event, but did not show the segments where he received rousing applause, and the standing ovation he received at the end.

    Romney should be given much credit for giving a speech in front of a crowd that he knows he doesn't have a snow balls chance in Haiti to win over (with the exception of a few). His message was clear that unlike the current occupant of our White House, he will propose and sign laws that will benefit all Americans no matter what Race..

    I wonder if Obama would show the same courage and poise giving a campaign speech at an NRA convention?
  • Dodgerfan BackWoo... 2012/07/12 19:52:53
    Dodgerfan
    +1
    I did not know about the applause. Good point.
  • BackWoo... Dodgerfan 2012/07/12 21:32:34
    BackWoodsMike
    The liberal biased media has been so excited about the “booing” incident that they play it over, and over, and over again, yet most of what Romney said, like agreeing with Blacks about family values, their stand against same sex marriage, the high unemployment rate among blacks and the problems with the school system, was vigorously applauded, and in fact Romney received a standing ovation at the end.

    Now, I'm not foolish enough to believe that he swayed anyone in that audience to vote for him, but I can almost guarantee that he picked up votes of folks that were concerned if Romney would pander to voting blocks like liberals do by telling them things that they, as a voting block want to hear.

    He stood his ground, treated them as Americans (not a minority voting block), and didn't tell them anything different than he would any group.

    Personally I was voting for Romney just to get rid of the disaster in our White House we now are suffering through.. I'm now considering campaigning for him. For the record, I've talked to others who feel the same way.
  • lola.brooks.79 2012/07/11 22:14:05
    No
    lola.brooks.79
    idk anything about politic
  • Red 2012/07/11 22:12:45
  • luigi1- in god we trust 2012/07/11 22:11:25 (edited)
    No
    luigi1- in god we trust
    Mitt is completely so out of touch with mainstream America especially the NAACP. It is to be expected he would be booed at such rallies.
  • BackWoo... luigi1-... 2012/07/11 22:21:41
    BackWoodsMike
    +3
    Romney didn't blink an eye, not even for a micro second..

    What do you believe the current occupant of our White House would have done if he was booed at an NRA convention (if he had the guts to give a campaign speech at one).

    Chances are, he would have stopped, stutter for 10 seconds, then proceed to scold the booers.
  • WinterLynn BackWoo... 2012/07/12 14:55:42
  • Frank luigi1-... 2012/07/11 23:00:07
    Frank
    +1
    And Obama is in touch?????????? Really.....
  • ☆ElenaDiamond☆ 2012/07/11 22:10:19
    No
    ☆ElenaDiamond☆
    +3
    It is legal and protected by the first amendment but it is remarkably rude.
  • Child of light 2012/07/11 22:07:30
    Yes
    Child of light
    +3
    People have the right to disagree, and they have the right to show their disagreement.
  • Giacomo Skeate 2012/07/11 22:07:05
  • David 2012/07/11 22:05:34
    Yes
    David
    +2
    I personally wouldn't do it, but if that's your thing....fine.
  • jubil8 BN-0 PON 2012/07/11 22:04:55
    No
    jubil8 BN-0 PON
    +6
    I don't think it's ever appropriate. I know, I'm old-fashioned.
  • Rusty Shackleford 2012/07/11 21:59:21
    Yes
    Rusty Shackleford
    +7
    Yes, but only for democrat crowds, if Republicans do it, it is because they are racist.
  • Lanikai 2012/07/11 21:54:28
    No
    Lanikai
    +2
    Low class, did we expect less.
  • harry 2012/07/11 21:52:53
    Yes
    harry
    Booing an Oligarch is not good. Booing a Democrat is ok.
  • zcberry 2012/07/11 21:52:12
    No
    zcberry
    +3
    Ignorance is bliss!!!! People are so rude and have no class!!!!
  • ~HopelessRomanticM17~ 2012/07/11 21:51:46
    No
    ~HopelessRomanticM17~
    +2
    Why single him out?!? All politicians should be booed...don't make him feel special.
  • kevracer 2012/07/11 21:46:06
    Yes
    kevracer
    +6
    The Conservatvies thought it was just dandy when Michelle Obama and Jill Biden were booed at last year's Homestead NASCAR race when they appeared for an organization that promotes the hiring and training of veterans.

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