A new poll conducted by NBC and the Wall Street Journal shows that support for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney among black people stands at an incredible zero percent. Nada. Zilch. Zero.
But in order for the poll to be accurate, one would have to assume that there are indeed "zero" African-Americans that stand with Mitt Romney. And while the folks at NBC or WSJ certainly aren't obligated to justify their findings, they would likely have a hard time doing so to the sea of African-Americans who took to Twitter to express their support for Romney after feeling as if they were being ignored -- or better yet, as if they don't exist at all.
Thus the #BlackConservativesForMittRomney hashtag was born. Here are some of the best:
I'm a young, black, female conservative...oh, and I exist.— Renee Rankine (@ReneeRankine) August 23, 2012
NBC pollsters who say 0% of African-American voters support Romney. Seen the 60s sign reading "I Am A Man"??— Denis(@BMOC98) August 23, 2012
NBC created a fake poll saying that romney wasn't supported by blacks........well today...we punched their eye— Wayne Dupree (@NewsNinja2012) August 22, 2012
This movement is real and we're taking our country back— Pioneer (@KennethHarbin) August 23, 2012
I stand with Romney because big government is bankrupting America— Stephanie Rubach (@stlurbanspice) August 23, 2012
— B Harper (@MrAmbition_) August 23, 2012
#BlackConservativesForRomney I am a black conservative....racist remarks wont stop us. Lies about romney wont stop us! We R conservatives!!
— Quantreus Hayes(@IAmGramblingMan) August 23, 2012
#Blackconservativesforromney In honor of Obama: I DIDNT TWEET THIS!!
And despite another mainstream media narrative that all conservatives are intolerant racists, these black conservatives found plenty of support from all races:
— Callan Cruise ✈ (@CallyMInster) August 23, 2012
#blackconservativesforromney makes me happy.
I am as white as Wonder Bread, but— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) August 23, 2012
Whether they will admit it or not, the folks at NBC and the Wall Street Journal stand corrected.