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All right let's get to the political panel now with me in the studio here is -- blue green for president of the women's.
Media center and well known -- in fact Fox News contribute.
And joining us from DC -- would Brooks policy director.
A public notice and former CBS -- -- -- senate don't wake up.
A famed Republican himself from Mississippi I believe.
Is that -- right Jonathan good to be with you have to -- -- -- com.
Never let's get let's just focus on the NAACP for a moment Mitt Romney got the sort of mixed reception.
Bag yesterday what do you think he was trying to achieve -- if anything other than delivering a speech to an important constituency.
Well I think got to give him credit first offer actually going to the -- style group -- somewhat hostile group and giving his speech.
We what what he was trying -- -- to achieve I think he was just trying to spread his message.
And the fact that he didn't change his message to specific group I think he deserves credit for that.
In the day President Obama is leaving going east and his vice present so.
Although Romney got booed I think he deserves credit for going in giving a speech and sticking by his values Jonathan to -- Still had -- going to say you were somewhat hostile audience giving a speech sticking by his -- getting booed shows the bravery of.
There were only lol come on I think I am just so over all of the -- mentions of how courageous it was that he went to the NAACP and how much he should get credit.
First of all President Obama should have gone to the -- and -- I guess.
She should -- a wrong move.
Second of all Mitt Romney is running to be president of the United States of America for all American citizens and so he needed to be there.
I don't see it is being courageous I was working at the Democratic National Committee one year.
Had to go and speak in front of the chamber of commerce.
Social security and not some of the changes that the conservatives wanted to see I did see that as courageous I -- that is doing my job be and that's what governor Romney was doing as running.
For presidency needs to talk to how Americans so.
Senate saying he's so courageous I know I'm a little bit over that -- also over the focus on the fact that he was booed because.
You can look at anyone Eminem perhaps are -- -- and Eminem's -- -- a big -- and -- booed off many stages and ended up winning.
All of these -- truckloads full of grammys -- it matters that he was not entirely sure Eminem was ever running for president.
I'd just like gives -- -- -- entirely sure I'd vote for him either because whoever is in the audience didn't like -- governor Romney was -- at that point.
Why isn't taking up so much of the conversation -- you focus in on exactly what he's saying the policy positions -- and then what I had let so Lillian.
Let -- that's a good point I mean we do -- sort of get in this echo chamber when we talk about what it was a 152 -- -- he's -- -- Canada and add -- who is probably right it's not relevant to the bigger picture.
What did you make of his up policy positions on education added actor they'll -- get telling that particular audience that he's gonna repeal it.
Well let me.
Stay consistent on education jobs and I think he wants to give people choices and that's what doctors do in President Obama -- is just a private schools in Washington.
Every American kid -- have the opportunity to have a good education.
And you know president Obama's position on that is inconsistent but all the health care reform of course it should be repealed -- -- president Obama's signature accomplishment.
He can't be surprised at the NAACP would do them for that but.
Then the dude this is an issue because unemployment for African Americans is almost double.
What it is nationally that's an issue.
If you're looking at the record the policies of this president not work yes he was -- -- a bad card when he came in the office.
But he's had nearly four years and it hasn't gotten much better job and I think he should be held accountable -- That would make a lot of sense if he had had a congress that was willing to actually compromise and having.
While this man was being inaugurated the Joseph -- -- -- Congressman Palin was very little fragile and -- the moment he was been inaugurated leaders of the Republican Party or media I think it was at the capitol girl -- in DC talking about how he was 21 term president and they were going to say no and watch him on everything -- So I I just don't buy -- he's had these four years of his policies haven't -- he's had a congress and Republican leadership that has said.
We're more about defeating President Obama than we are about moving this country forward now when it comes to education.
I hear governor Romney when he talks about giving parents choice and I think this -- is important and I'm I'm a big supporter of charter schools.
But what we didn't hear in his speech was how he is going to take care of the people who can't afford private school or -- -- Ford.
To you know pay the rest of the money that's needed to get their kids through.
A to a charter school it's his policy right now is subsidizing.
For people who can afford it and people who can almost supported I'm concerned about.
Those families who can't afford it and were very far away from being -- for you can't just support ten people out of the hundreds like we saw an end.
The clip firmware right let would you wanted to come back I'm not yet -- first point Johnson is for two of those years.
President Obama controlled everything in this down.
Could he had a majority in the house he had the sixty vote threshold in the senate every policy he wanted that bad enough.
If he didn't act did -- for two years she did that.
Also want education reform I mean there's a good model we have to go off -- is right here in Washington DC.
It's a voucher program that allows -- People in the District of Columbia to go to private schools and unfortunately.
President Obama has attacked that and try to get rid of that program.
What his daughters are in private school getting a great education and in its support people of this town that -- -- -- DC did benefit from that Jonathan I.
-- I'm gonna go on to another point that governor Romney made of the NAACP.
That I think his quote was something along the line result if you all if you want -- president.
Who is going to be -- are committed all more helpful to the African American community you are looking at him -- meeting him.
What are you -- that's quite a bold statement.
-- as I mean yes governor Romney has some big -- holidays -- you but you have to look yet again his policy positions.
Clearly health care and the impact it has on the economic situation for African American families.
The poorest families in this country Latino families.
Is a significant deal for him to have is his number one position on day one -- he's going to repeal obamacare and won't put any.
Specifics out about what he's going to replace it -- That hasn't impacts and so I think it's disingenuous to say.
I'm going to take away this program that is greatly affecting your community.
I'm not gonna replace it with anything but I'm the better -- for you I getting people can see through that good.
-- -- I guess I guess the governor's point is that like any other.
Constituency in America right now the most important thing is jobs.
And he's going to get more jobs for everybody and that's his point.
That's his point he's trying to run on the record -- -- Obama I mean look we're unemployment is under over a percent and has been their for quite some time.
This incredibly high and African American community in that is a big concern.
-- governor Romney is trying to position himself.
Is an alternative to say hey look give me a chance I mean look at the unemployment rate in your community I mean I think I can do better and that's what he try to communicate.
It -- speech.
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