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Kevyn Orr gets down to business in Detroit

Kevyn Orr gets down to business in Detroit

Detroit Rock Bottom Photo by Anne C. Savage, special to Eclectablog Yesterday, Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr gave a frank State of the City report that showed that the city is “clearly insolvent”. Not a big surprise to anyone except a handful of folks who seem to think it’s all a big mistake and the city is just fine financially. […]

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Romney characterizes supporters of the Affordable Care Act as just “wanting more free stuff” from the government (UPDATED)

Romney characterizes supporters of the Affordable Care Act as just “wanting more free stuff” from the government (UPDATED)

Seriously, Mitt, can’t you go just a couple hours without being a total dick?

After writing not one but TWO pieces about the utter dickishness of Mitt Romney toward African Americans yesterday, I took a few hours off to go to a summer birthday party [Happy 30th, Jesse! Nice party, Jaimie!] “It’s not like he’s going to be more of a dick today after all of that, right?” I thought to myself.

I could not have been more wrong.

Last night, a pool report came out quoting Mitt Romney talking about being booed by the NAACP crowd in Houston and describing supporters of the Affordable Care Act as just “wanting more free stuff” from the government.

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Romney talks down to African Americans in address to NAACP, gets booed (UPDATED)

Romney talks down to African Americans in address to NAACP, gets booed (UPDATED)

Dude, what the HELL were you thinking???

Mitt Romney stepped into the lion’s den today to address the annual NAACP conference in Houston, Texas this morning. Not surprisingly, he talked down to them, basically telling them they don’t understand him.

He then went on to talk about repealing the Affordable Care Act and got himself loudly booed.

Video of the booing and much more after the jump.

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Detroit NAACP celebrates its 100-year anniversary with an impressive 57th Annual Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner

Detroit NAACP celebrates its 100-year anniversary with an impressive 57th Annual Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner

Restoring hope for Detroit’s future

Last night, the Detroit NAACP held its 57th Annual Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner. This was a particularly auspicious event because this is the 100-year anniversary of the Detroit branch of the NAACP.

It is hard to understate the immensity of this event. Upwards of 6,000 people attended this gala event at the Cobo Center in Detroit. There were five podiums set up, ringing the room, each with a long line of seats for dignitaries stretching out on both sides.

The press conference before the event was attended not only by the award winners but such dignitaries as…

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Detroit NAACP Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner features Attorney Gen. Holder, Rachel Maddow and MORE!

Detroit NAACP Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner features Attorney Gen. Holder, Rachel Maddow and MORE!

Now THAT is an all-star line-up! This Sunday, May 6, the Detroit NAACP will hold its 57th Annual Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner. Check out this line-up: Eric Holder, Attorney General, United States of America Rachel Maddow, Host, The Rachel Maddow Show Lifetime Achievement Awardee Rev. Julius Ceasar Hope, National Religious Affairs Director, NAACP Freedom and Justice Awardee Maureen Taylor, […]

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