Please note there is a PostScript of acknowledgments at the end of this article that tend to more than suggest the accuracy of a reasonable conclusion: Mitt Romney is a Progressive.
It has been well laid out by Glenn Beck and others that Barack Obama is a Progressive.
Notable how Hillary identified herself the same.
Of course we always have Senator John McCain who, in his actions, both as a “Maverick” who “reaches across the isle,” and as the voice of republicans wanting to give more power to the Executive Branch during the reign of Obama, is the epitome of all things Progressive.
But what may have been missed is the willingness of the National Black Chamber of Commerce to now use Progressivism to undo a racial smear they propagated in 2007 against Mitt Romney, in an article titled, “Is Mitt Romney a Racist?” Fascinating it is when the answer to their question reveals another heinous historical reality when compared to the claims of being a Conservative that have been made by the upstanding Progressive GOP candidate, Willard M. Romney (according to his tax returns http://mittromney.com/learn/mitt/tax-return/2010/wmr-adr-return) that we all know as Mitt Romney:
“I posed this question in an article written back in December 2007. I left it “open ended”. Lately, now that there is another presidential race going on interested people are starting to uncover this old article and make it contemporary. This is troubling to me so I guess I should put closure to the whole matter. First, let me answer the question: No, Mitt Romney is not a racist. As I researched history, over the years I have come to find that the opposite is the case. The Romney Family has a legacy of pro-civil rights, progressive activism and an understanding of how poverty and inequality can hurt people. Emphasis mine, http://www.nationalbcc.org/.
The author opens the next paragraph with “Stunned” as a question, knowing full well his answer was unexpected. Of course, he gives no link to his 2007 article, where, by asking the question “Is Mitt Romney a Racist” there is immediate exposure of the necessity of the NBCC to use race as the vehicle to assert itself with any relevance in regard to Mitt Romney, that to have any weight as the “National Black Chamber of Commerce,” they have a duty to disparage any candidate who isn't black using the racism question. I do appreciate that the NBCC was direct about it.
Now that there is a Progressive GOP on the ticket, that could be the nominee against Obama, the latter having proven to be a bit too big for his britches, as black unemployment is twice the national average, the NBCC must make sure to correct the claim of racism they created in smearing Romney back in 2007:
“Early life was rugged for the senior Romney but it instilled in him a strong work ethic. He passed that along to his children including Willard Mitt Romney whom we all know today. George Romney eventually started working for Alcoa Aluminum and the Aluminum Wares Association as a lobbyist and, thus, his political career was about to take off. He was also a genius business executive and would rise to the CEO position of American Motors. When Mitt was born in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan in 1941, George had gone up the “ladder” and would gain wealth that would be passed onto to his children and their families.
“George joined the Republican Party and let it be known to all that he was a proponent of civil rights and would fight for equal opportunity especially for the “Negro”. He soon became Governor of the state of Michigan and he used his authority to help integrate the state. He demanded new, integrated subdivisions to be built near new auto plants like the Ford Willow Run facility so that Blacks could easily access the jobs that were provided. In 1963 he stated, “It was only after I got to Detroit that I got to know Negroes and began to be able to evaluate them and I began to recognize that some Negroes are better and more capable than lots of whites….Michigan’s most urgent human rights problem is racial discrimination – in housing, public accommodations, education, administration of justice, and employment.” He thus created the state’s first civil rights commission.
“George not only supported Dr. Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement he actively cheered it on. When the Selma to Montgomery March went down, he organized a “solidarity march” in Detroit to show his belief in the values being preached. Keep in mind, he was Governor of the State. People noticed and on his last re-election as Governor he won over 30 percent of the Black vote. He stood tall for justice. When Barry Goldwater ran for President on the Republican ticket in 1964, George refused to support him as the candidate was opposed to the Civil Rights Act.
“During all of this advocacy, his son, Mitt, was evolving as a man. He idolized his father and emulated his legacy. Mitt Romney lived amongst Blacks in metropolitan Detroit. He went to the prestigious Cranbrook School. One of our board members, Claude McDougal, is a fellow alumnus of the school.
“Perhaps the greatest thing Mitt’s father did as an example to his son came in 1969. He became Secretary of HUD (Nixon Administration) and he quickly implemented Section 3 of the HUD Act (Equal Opportunity and Employment Program). It gave President Nixon fits but he did it successfully and it stands today.
“Let me close with a quote from Mitt that shows the “fruit” doesn’t fall far from the tree: “I do not support quotas in hiring, government contracting, school admissions or the like. I believe our nation is at its best when people are evaluated as individuals. I do support encouraging inclusiveness and diversity, and I encourage the disclosure of the numbers of women and minorities in top positions of companies and government – not to impose a quota, but to shine light on the situation. We should always strive for the broadest representation of people, from all walks of life, at all levels of our companies, schools, and government.” Hmmm, sounds like a plan. -- Emphasis mine, Ibid.
Now, it's important to note that the Republicans had passed the 1957 Civil Rights act (Scroll to 1957 here) http://www.gop.com/index.php/issues/accomplishment/, so the emphasis in this article is to set forth that this idea of Civil Rights, as embraced by the NBCC, that paints republicans in a negative light, suggests that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is the only one that matters, “the Civil Rights act,” as though there is only one. This appears to be to spin and couch this article about Romney in a positive light, to lay out Romney's electability in light of his father's Progressivism, and that Civil Rights activism is part of the Progressive plan for all the envisioned utopian “right reasons.” Though I will not go into this in depth, I'll just say that the net effect of destroying States' Rights and eradicating any meaning to the 10th Amendment, is the meaning of “Civil Rights” as set forth by the NBCC as they entirely ignore the first Civil Rights Act since Reconstruction, the one the Republicans passed in 1957, signed into law by Republican President Dwight Eisenhower, and all despite Strom Thurmond’s actions, a democrat who ran on the segregationist States Rights Democrat Ticket, known as “Dixiecrat,” completing the longest filibuster in American History, at least this is what's in wikipedia on this January 28, 2012, and happens to be accurate, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_Rights_Act_of_1957 and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strom_Thurmond.
So then, George Romney, Willard M. Romney's father, was Progressively ignoring the facts of history, the reality of the Civil Rights Act of 1957, when he, George Romney, “let it be known to all that he was a proponent of civil rights and would fight for equal opportunity especially for the 'Negro,'” after Eisenhower, in 1955, had to call in the National Guard to protect 9 school children who were attempting to integrate into a public school, George Romney was exercising the very mind of the typical Progressive: assuming the beginning of something the moment he begin to think about it, ignoring and not caring to even look at history and learn how many others took much bolder and revolutionary steps in the direction of Freedom, while upholding their servitude in government to the People.
This does explain the Progressive narrative well, that the narrative above, as expressed by the NBCC, is 100% accurate from the Progressive state of mind that “Civil Rights,” packaged as a form of rights of the Individual that government must be used to assert and secure, is inseparable from the Progressive movement. Progressivism ignores the fact that Civil Rights has been a government means, a government created legal fiction, solely intended to address the correction of the institution of a worldwide cultural wrong – slavery. To illustrate the Progressive meaning of this term so closely with Mitt Romney, as a certain and unbroken family tie, is the whole point made by the NBCC author in establishing that Mitt Romney is a Progressive by his very upbringing. To the Progressive, the Civil Rights aspect of this is merely the Public Relations tool to accomplish the real Progressive goal of marginalizing force and effect of Our Written Constitution and its protection of States' Rights in the interest of protecting Individual Liberty.
You read right, Mitt Romney's father was a lobbyist... And he said he has no lobbyists in his cabinet... Pretty impossible when Romney's memories of his father are also the memories of a lobbyist.
Now, remember also, Romneycare was the basis of Obamacare for a reason, a means of testament to a Republican Progressive Activist, George Romney, who, as the NBCC article shows, is of paramount influence upon his son Willard “Mitt” Romney.
It is also important to never forget, in this healthcare connection, that Mitt Romney and Barack Obama are the only two people who have actually signed into law an individual mandate, compelling each American (in the State of Massachusetts, in Romney's case) to act according to the dictates of government, and, by their signing of these bills, admitting a complete and blatant disregard for Our Written Constitution. This is a complete abandonment of the purpose of the Constitution, Our Founders' intention to protect Individual Liberty via a charter of negative liberties, a charter creating an institution within particular limits, limitations imposed by the mere act of enumeration (Article I, Section 8), by conditional expressions (Article 6, Clause 2) that, when the conditions are met, authorize a specific, and not general, use of a particular power. (see http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution_transcript.html,).
I'll make an effort to help the NBCC author with this video:
Now, as I've well suggested via explaining Ron Paul is a socialist, http://changingwind.org/index/comment.php?comment.news.178 and that the Progressive fix is in, http://changingwind.org/index/news.php?extend.202.6, these began the explanation of what this entire article is meant to state with an even greater clarity: The Progressives are in both parties as a party separate and dominant, and thereby, we're being forced into the Russian scenario of having only one Progressive party. Our only way out of this is to pick the candidate they claim can't win, that they speak out against, and the one they rarely if ever speak out for, if we wish to take a bold step in 2012 to re-instate the Order Of Priority For Freedom, http://changingwind.org/index/comment.php?comment.news.98.
Willard Mitt Romney is the Progressive Establishment GOP candidate, even to the point the same National Black Chamber of Commerce, who would use the race card by merely asking if he's racist in 2007, now, deciding after the effective purpose of their previous article is no longer required, to answer the racist question against Romney with a “no,” in order to assure Progressives that Willard “Mitt” Romney is one of them, “Let me close with a quote from Mitt that shows the “fruit” doesn’t fall far from the tree...”
“Mitt-igating” America, the principles of Our Founding Fathers in establishing this nation, is what those promoting the Progressive Establishment GOP line that “Romney is electable” are accomplishing. Theirs’ is to sacrifice our nation to Progressivism and a single Progressive party, whether these people know it or not the Progressives do not care, so long as they win from either party, it's all the same to them, literally.
Thank you for reading,
P.S. Acknowledgements are in order, @EricaTwitts, a friend of mine on twitter (see http://patrioticnurse.com/) sent me a link to @ArlenWilliams article at Gulag Bound citing @DanRiehl, a learned Conservative who points the rest of us to the NBCC's and their author's completion of a 2007 article, his article is here, http://biggovernment.com/driehl/2012/01/25/saul-alinsky-and-the-romneys-progressive-activism/ and Mr. Riehl's blog further elucidates the Progressive truth of Mitt Romney being exposed by the NBCC article, to further cite George Harris' book Romney's Way (Has that Barack Obama “Chicago Way” thing going for it, doesn't it?), where George Romney is cited naming Alinsky in arguments to his wife, http://www.riehlworldview.com/. You'll note the Gulag Bound article also mentions this Sago.com article featuring photographs of Saul Alinsky meeting with George Romney, http://sago.com/.