Jimmy Kimmel visits barbershop in Brooklyn, can’t find anyone to support Mitt Romney

This is somewhat instructive but only so far. Jimmy Kimmel wanted to see if Romney could win any of the black vote so he went to a barbershop in Brooklyn to see if he could find any supporters. As you might guess, he didn’t. In fact when he asked what Romney could do to win the black vote someone yelled out “turn black” while others yelled “drop out of the race”. Talk about identity politics.

But I say it’s only instructive to a point and what I mean is that they are in a group setting on national TV. Of course no one is going to out themselves as a Romney supporter considering the kind of backlash that people like Stacey Dash have received. So there could have been one or two Romney supporters in the room and only the anonymity of the polling place will reveal it. Hmmm…I guess even that itself is instructive.


(via Mediaite)

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  • justrighton

    Why didn’t he just go to the NAACP and ask the same question? These idiots didn’t even know they were being played.

  • HARP2

    Who cares ?

    • Why even comment if you don’t care?

      • HARP2

        To piss YOU off.

        • anneinarkansas

          Have you already used your foodstamps this early in the day?
          Go play somewhere else.

  • KM

    It’s not the ‘character of a person’, but it’s the color of their skin.

    • Sober_Thinking

      What a sad indictment…

  • Josh

    He should have asked the to rate the question:

    “I am tolerant of other races and religions.”

    What? Zero again? Whodathunkit.

  • Rshill7

    “There’s only two things I hate in this world. People who are intolerant of other people’s cultures, and the Dutch.” (Nigel Powers)

    • Orangeone

      There’s nothing wrong with the Dutch 🙂

  • Pathetic. But I’ll say this: apparently his business is doing well although the likelihood exists that they stuffed the joint for the visit.

  • Rshill7

    These barbershop folk ought to check this out. But they really, really, need to watch and listen right up to the ending. A “Shocker” indeed.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrjU-HBkmLE (less than 3 minutes)

    • Sandra123456


    • colliemum

      Great link.

      Remember the last words on that video, is all I’m saying …

  • anneinarkansas

    Maybe they have heard from Obama’s pastor friend that delivered the benediction at his inauguration who stated this week that all white people are going to h e l l.

    • warpmine

      Be certain those collective thinking idiots would agree whole heartedly.

  • Shame these people will never wake up before the election. This false God they worship is a disaster. I think these people aren’t very bright, so it’s no wonder they will never vote for Romney.

    • Galatiansch2vs20

      False gods only rate a lower case ‘g’. These people don’t realize what is in their own best interest for sure!

    • warpmine

      Probably care about two things, getting laid and their next bottle of liquor/wine.

  • This, of course, is not all that surprising, but more than anything, it affirms the narrative that:

    A. Many people are voting for BHO for no other reason than the fact that he has the same skin pigmentation as they do.

    B. If BHO were 100% white (instead of 50%), he’d be down by 30 points

    C. Mitt Romney could have walked up to the New Jersey shore, stretch his arms open wide, order the hurricane to stand down (no pun, intended), and these people still wouldn’t vote for him.

    • Boris_Badenoff

      B. If BHO were 100% white (instead of 50%), he’d be down by 30 points

      No He would be back in Chicago looking for a job as he would never have been the Jr. Senator..

    • If BO were white, he’d be fetching Bill Clinton coffee.
      – Bill Clinton

  • denbren52

    I am so shocked :O

  • Boris_Badenoff

    Ask them who Benghazi is..

    • colliemum

      Shouldn’t that have been spelled Ben Ghazi?


      • Boris_Badenoff

        lol… good one..

    • Nukeman60

      Ben Ghazi? Ben Ghazi? Didn’t Obama kill him and, in so doing, remove terrorism around the world?

  • toongoon

    When you think about it, everyone in the barber shop could have been a secret Romney voter, but there is no way they are going to publicly go against the black guy.

    • Patriot077

      Yes, and it doesn’t mean they are going to go vote either 🙂

  • I know this is somewhat OT but it’s so weird and, well:
    Obamas Shares on Intrade.com are trading at $6.80 (68% chance)
    and Romney’s shares are at $3.17 (31.7% chance).

    This is so out of whack !
    I can’t help but feel someone like Soros is aware of the trade’s increased visibility as a barometer for the election and is wasting the money on purpose, in order to puff up Obama’s stock.
    It seems like the only explanation.

    • Boris_Badenoff

      InTrade is easily manipulated, it does not take that much money to effect a change .. which is obviously being done currently.

      Not a reliable indication in the least in this matter..

  • Landscaper

    Look at the bright side, Kimmel would make a great Press Secretary.

  • wodiej

    What it shows me is how ignorant people are. No thanks, don’t need to watch any ignorance. I see enough of it against my will.

  • Mike walker

    No Way. I don’t believe it. A protected class of people only willing to support other from that protected class. Should their votes only count as half? Not because they are black but because they only support the black half of dear leader.

    • MiketheMarine

      Maybe they should count 3/5’s like it used to say in the Constitution. What would that do to their 96% block voting for a brutha?

      • Patriot077

        Considering the reason the founders put the 3/5ths clause in to begin with was so slave owners could not overwhelm the congressional apportionment by population. They knew there would be no way to ever abolish slavery if slave states would be given ever increasing representation in the House.

        You will recall that the slave owners considered slaves to be chattel property not human; the founders did not agree and wanted to abolish slavery by a date certain. The 3/5ths clause was a compromise to secure agreement among all the 13 colonies.

        • MiketheMarine

          I get that but, being a southerner, I know that the root of that argument is not valid as only 17 % of the southern population had anything at all to do with slavery. It had more to do with congress being run by the wealthy new england bluebloods who were unwilling to allow southern cotton farmers to have any of that power and influence. The War of Northern Agression had nothing at all to do with slavery, initially. The emancipation proclamation was punative not altruistic and my proof is that the EP only freed the slaves in southern states. AFter the EP, the two states with the highest number of slaves were New York state and Lincolns own Illinois, which also started Jim Crowe laws.

        • Orangeone

          And women were classified in the US as chattel as well and didn’t achieve the right to vote for 50 years after blacks. But we don’t complain and demand reparations. Instead, we became educated, start businesses and became self-supporting.

          • Patriot077

            I was always proud of my home state (Wyoming, the Equality State) because women had the right to vote there from the time it became a territory. This article is a good synopsis. http://theautry.org/explore/exhibits/suffrage/suffrage_wy.html

            • Orangeone

              Thank you Patriot077 for that great history link 🙂  This woman appreciates knowing more since women’s suffrage was minimally taught.

              • Patriot077

                It may have had a bit to do with the sparse population also! 🙂

  • Don’t they know the they did not build this business !
    Somebody else did !

    Somebody else built the sidewalk and the street and the utilities.
    Other oppressed and exploited workers built and maintained the building all for the benefit of greedy landlords…
    Whatever money Kimmel paid them for his non-cut, or their time, should be taxed at least 60% !

  • Sober_Thinking

    Low information voters are the biggest threat to our national security.

    Regarding these mooks, you’re probably right Scoop. However, it’s still stunning to me that Obama will garner most (80+%?) of the black vote for no other reason than, he’s black. Do blacks not vote when it’s down to two white people? And how many would indeed turn to Romney if he was black? Just wondering out loud.

  • Lee

    No racists here folks, move on.

  • Someone call Chris Matthews and tell him we found the racists in this election. I’m sure he’s ready to cover this with the proof on video.

  • deeme

    He should of gone to Chicago…I loved how they said we can’t blame the teapartiers , there aren’t any here…Just Democrats…that’s who they blame…

    This is very encouraging…

  • Watchman74

    How shallow can you get? Voting for someone just because there black is basically saying your a racist because your not voting for the other guy because he’s white.

  • We know there’s about 5% of black people supporting Romney nationwide.

  • Look at all those barbers in there !
    Tell me, mr. Business Owner, y’all got health care ? No ?
    Well, youll have to lay off a few so you can buy some sh!tty coverage for the rest…

    What? They need the jobs? Tough sh!t, you exploiter of the unemployed.

  • kong1967

    The Bradley effect, isn’t it called? People will not say in public they are supporting the opposition to what they are “expected” to support. They know the so-called tolerant Democrat party is anything but.

    Being in Brooklyn, though, there probably isn’t a lot of that going on. These people were more than likely telling the truth.

  • DavidRobertson

    hmmm…wonder how this conversation would go if it were a white barber shop telling Obama he would have to be white to get a vote….rhetorical, I know.

    I thought the most interesting question he asked was “On a scale of 1-10, rate how much Romney aligns with your values [SIC]”…0??? This is an informed bunch for sure.

  • smmy33

    No, blacks are going to vote for Obama in record numbers…. They don’t care if he’s a failure or if middle class blacks have declined weath more under him then at any other time…. Just look at all cities with black majorities… They keep electing the same failed leaders, hold to no standards, even corrupt and morally questionable behaviors they don’t don’t care besides their leaders failed ecomnic promises…… Blacks will vote for Obama in the same high numbers …… It’s all about the skin colour.

    • tshtsh

      color and democrat. Because they still would not have the sense to vote for Allen West.

  • Mike walker

    I agree.I alsothink that it may be a toss up between low information and zero liability voters for who pose the most danger to our republic. Of course in many cases they are the same people since when you have no “skin in the game” why would they need to inform themselves. they just stand in line and wait for the free stuff paid for by us the producers

  • Notice that Jimmy Kimmel didn’t ask them about a single issue. This is the same guy that went out in a street in L.A. and asked people what they thought about a First Lady debate that never happened. Pfft. I doesn’t matter anymore honestly. Some people will be changed. Others won’t.

  • Mary_Linda

    They DESERVE Obama if he wins. They DESERVE him. Mindless idiots. Voting for a man’s color instead of his mind! Turn black, one said. They all laughed. They will laugh all the way to cesspool of shame if “their man” wins, because that’s where “their man” will be leading these morons. They probably know nothing about Obama. All they know is, he’s black. How stupid is that? They will vote against a white man – not because of what he stands for – but because he’s white. How stupid is that!

    I feel ashamed to share the same country with these grade-A idiots.

  • tshtsh

    I don’t know Jimmy, maybe you would have better odds if you went to Iran and polled how many people would rather have Bibi for President than mini-bad-job.

  • denbren52

    Why isn’t Jimmy Kimmel labeled as a racist for planning a routine around the fact that all blacks vote alike?

  • What is instructive here is how people in America are not ready for equality and racism is rampant.

  • And, of course, none of those people in that barber shop are racists, right? Of course they are not voting for Obama simply because he is black, right? And the mere fact that unemployment among blacks is almost twice the national average when compared to the rest of the country, all because of Obama’s failed economic policies, you tend to wonder why any of these people are still voting for Obama, right? I guess not. I guess they are so bigoted that they can’t admit when a black man has failed and needs to be fired and replaced by someone who might actually get the job done. If that isn’t rank racism, voting for a man just because he’s black and even though you know he’s not up to the job of being president, I don’t know what is.

  • lrjrj

    I wonder how much worse economies of urban America and the bluest states could get before this reflexive allegiance to the Dem party will start to crumble. I’m sure this skit is not reflective of all black Americans, but they remain the only constituency that doesn’t have to benefit, be respected, or campaigned for to get 90% of their votes. Some must be starting to wonder if they are being played.

  • Yazz55

    They all got their obamaphones, food stamps and welfare.

  • Chevypowered

    In other shocking news; water is still wet, sand is dry and that super model I keep emailing still have a restraining order against me ;-).

    Nothing new under the sun…

  • Orangeone

    Does the barber accept foodstamps and EBT cards for hair cuts? When is the last time the IRS paid his shop a visit???

  • NCHokie02

    should have asked them what they think of Obama’s policies, if they even know them, or what they thought of Benghazi.

    because voting for the guy who is “cool” or “black” (even though he can’t even relate to the black community in the states) is good system of measurement for how well he’s going to lead.

  • Army_Pilot1967

    More of the philosophy that skin color trumps honor/integrity/responsibility/accountability, honesty/etc.

  • kcast2011

    These people don’t know ANYTHING about politics because if they did they would not be voting for Obama. African Americans loyalty to Democrats go way beyond policies it’s a mindset of vicitmhood and that ANYTHING that comes out of a republicans mouth is racist. This has been taught to African Americans by Democrats for over 50 years and for a huge majority of African Americans it’s too late to try to convince them to rethink their political leanings.

  • warpmine

    I’m sorry he didn’t quiz them on the issues. I’d love to here some old fashion plantation negro wizdom.

  • 1654american

    Sad & pitiful.

  • If Kimmel went into a room housing no one but white people and none of them supported President Obama they would all be called racist.