Unlike Romney, Biden cheered at NAACP convention
The Kansas City Star
Vice President Joe Biden drew great cheers Thursday during his speech at the NAACP convention in Houston. Was there any doubt that he would?
Unlike presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, Biden praised President Barack Obama, the Affordable Care Act and clearly explained how a Romney White House would negatively affect African Americans.
Biden told the audience that gains in voting rights, housing, education and economic concerns would be reversed if Romney were to win.
Obama administration officials had explained to members of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People when their convention was in Kansas City in 2010 how they had beefed up civil rights and enforcement arms of the government, which had gone limp under the Bush administration. Seeing conditions go back to those times combined with the bad economy would make for a painful future for people of color.
At the convention in Houston, Biden asked the crowd, “Did you think we’d be fighting these battles again?”
“No!” people said in reply.
It’s past time for progressive people to wake up, register to vote and then make sure all of their friends do, too.