The Romney-Alinsky Alliance

Reinforcing Romney's liberal Republican mystique:
In the wake of the devastating Detroit riots of the summer of 1967, Michigan Gov. George Romney — a liberal Republican — met the radical organizer Saul Alinsky to discuss the grievances of the urban black poor. Now Romney's son is fighting for the Republican nomination, and his main rival, Newt Gingrich, has made Barack Obama's alleged ties to Alinsky a centerpiece of his campaign.

"I think you ought to listen to Alinsky," Romney told his white allies, according to T. George Harris's 1968 book, "Romney's Way."

"It seems to me that we are always talking to the same people. Maybe the time has come to hear new voices," he said.
The Library of Congress preserved these photographs of what appears to be a meeting between the two men on September 13, 1967, in Rochester, New York.
When liberal Republicans talk about listening to "new voices," you can bet your Romneycare card that they're not talking about Paul Ryan and Marco Rubio.

Mitt Romney can't be blamed for his father's mistakes, but inasmuch as Romney has followed in his father's liberal footsteps -- and has invoked his illustrious pedigree in his bid for the GOP nomination -- Romney will pay a price for his failure to reject his father's outdated liberalism.

2 comments:

  1. Very interesting, where did you find this? This needs to go viral...

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  2. Just saw the link at the top. Incredible!

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