"This is further confirmation of an essential truth both campaigns have embraced
about fact checking: The upside from a strong distortion is better than the
downside from the hall monitors. If you're not getting four Pinocchios or a
pants-on-fire, you're not doing it right. Let them boo--as long as the message
gets through." Slate
The NAACP (and the black population) remain as vulnerable to manipulation by the white majority as they always have been.
What a "set-up!" Much of the white population remains convinced that what BHO and the Democrats did in the ACA was to; divest most whites of their existing health care and force them into insurance pools that they do not want, cut the Medicare Advantage programs that whites love, cut the growth of Medicare by at least $500 billion, establish "taxes" for those who do not choose to have health insurance but who could afford it, subsidize "pool" membership for people who can pay part of health insurance but not all (read mostly minorities in white minds) and then axpand Medicaid for those who can't pay at all (more of the same in white minds). Most white people believe that they will end up paying for all this. One must remember that most low income people in the US pay no income tax at all. This attitude does not apply in the minds of the "Morning Joe" crowd in New York City, LA, etc. They are filled with righteous satisfaction for the poor and righteous indignation against the white middle class in flownover America.
To summarize, much of the white population sees the ACA as a massive involuntary transfer of wealth from them to the people to whom BHO promised "Hope." This why the polls are so heavily against the ACA in the middle class.
Contrary to media hype and hope, the election will still be won or lost in the white population. And increasingly the Asian descended population is likely to vote in a conservative direction. Latinos? Who can say what the children of those who now rail against control of illegal immigration will be like?
So, Romney and company went into the lions' den and blew the dog whistle over BHO's re-election and against ACA. The crowd stupidly gave them what was desired. This was video and massive TV coverage of the premier black organization booing.
The NAACP should recognize that blacks are an ever shrinking segment of the US population. Latinos are not going to join the NAACP and are not dependable long term allies for the NAACP.
The NAACP needs to "grow up." pl