romney sore loserRomney Blames Loss on Obama’s ‘Gifts’ to Minorities and Young Voters

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by Free Thinker, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. romneys true dark side comes out now. the 47% comments were spot on as his true feelings.
    romney doesnt get it. he lost because of his social policies. romney whines because obama bought minorities and women with "gifts".
    hey romney what about the gifts you were promising? tax cuts for the rich, eliminate regulation on business. free outsourcing of jobs for business.
    read the comments for this story. romney has lost every shred of sympathy he had over his loss:

    Romney Blames Loss on Obama’s ‘Gifts’ to Minorities and Young Voters
    A week after losing the election to President Obama, Mitt Romney blamed his overwhelming electoral loss on what he said were big “gifts” that the president had bestowed on loyal Democratic constituencies, including young voters, African-Americans and Hispanics.

    In a conference call on Wednesday afternoon with his national finance committee, Mr. Romney said that the president had followed the “old playbook” of wooing specific interest groups — “especially the African-American community, the Hispanic community and young people,” Mr. Romney explained — with targeted gifts and initiatives.

    “In each case they were very generous in what they gave to those groups,” Mr. Romney said.

    “With regards to the young people, for instance, a forgiveness of college loan interest, was a big gift,” he said. “Free contraceptives were very big with young college-aged women. And then, finally, Obamacare also made a difference for them, because as you know, anybody now 26 years of age and younger was now going to be part of their parents’ plan, and that was a big gift to young people. They turned out in large numbers, a larger share in this election even than in 2008.”

    The president’s health care plan, he added, was also a useful tool in mobilizing African-American and Hispanic voters. Though Mr. Romney won the white vote with 59 percent, according to exit polls, minorities coalesced around the president in overwhelming numbers — 93 percent of blacks and 71 percent of Hispanics voted to re-elect Mr. Obama.

    “You can imagine for somebody making $25,000 or $30,000 or $35,000 a year, being told you’re now going to get free health care, particularly if you don’t have it, getting free health care worth, what, $10,000 per family, in perpetuity, I mean, this is huge,” he said. “Likewise with Hispanic voters, free health care was a big plus. But in addition with regards to Hispanic voters, the amnesty for children of illegals, the so-called Dream Act kids, was a huge plus for that voting group.”

    In the 20-minute call —which also featured an appearance by Neil Newhouse, the campaign’s pollster, Spencer Zwick, the national finance chairman, and Mason Fink, the finance director — Mr. Romney was by turns disappointed and pragmatic, expressing his frustration that he’d failed to defeat Mr. Obama on Election Day.

    “I’m very sorry that we didn’t win,” he said on the call. “I know that you expected to win, we expected to win, we were disappointed with the result, we hadn’t anticipated it, and it was very close but close doesn’t count in this business.”
    http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/...-obamas-gifts-to-minorities-and-young-voters/
     
  2. Mav88

    Mav88

    the truth of the matter is the dark side? only in your sick mind
     
  3. when somebody like bobby jindal disagrees with you it might be a clue as to how wrong you are. the only question is can the clueless find a clue?

    Bobby Jindal: 'I Absolutely Reject' Mitt Romney's 'Gifts' Explanation For Obama Victory

    Lousiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) rebuffed Mitt Romney's claim that President Obama won reelection because of "gifts" to minorities and young voters, calling the statement "wrong."

    "That is absolutely wrong," Jindal said at Wednesday's session of the annual Republican Governors Association meeting in Las Vegas, according to the Washington Examiner's Byron York. "I absolutely reject that notion."

    The New York Times reported Wednesday afternoon on Romney's comments, which he made during a conference call with his presidential campaign's national finance committee.

    "With regards to the young people, for instance, a forgiveness of college loan interest, was a big gift," Romney said. "Free contraceptives were very big with young college-aged women. And then, finally, Obamacare also made a difference for them, because as you know, anybody now 26 years of age and younger was now going to be part of their parents' plan, and that was a big gift to young people. They turned out in large numbers, a larger share in this election even than in 2008."

    Romney also said that "free health care" was a "big plus" for Hispanic and African-American voters, who overwhelmingly supported the president in last week's election.

    While Jindal actively campaigned for Romney during the general election, the Louisiana governor has recently issued pointed criticism on Romney's candidacy. In a Tuesday interview with The Huffington Post's Jon Ward, Jindal said Romney did little to inspire voters on his plan for the country.

    "Mitt Romney is an honorable man. He's a good honest man. He deserves our respect, and our gratitude," Jindal said. "The reality of it, the campaign was too much about biography. It wasn't enough about a vision of where they wanted to take our country, and how they would do it ... The reality is people are not being inspired by a biography."
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/14/bobby-jindal-mitt-romney-gifts_n_2133578.html
     
  4. Mav88

    Mav88

    Jindahl rejected it without explaination, his rejection is vacuous.

    who made him the arbiter of right and wrong? you I suppose?

    Jindahl simply plays the game the get elected. It is all about what people can get from the government. Young voters do want free college, dependent minorites do in fact want free health care, and they will vote that way. Obama has made it clear that is his vision, and that vision won.

    I'm confused, that's what your type wants, so you should celebrate that reality and the fact that the parasites are now a majority and reject Romney's vision. Democracy is two wolves and a lamb deciding what's for lunch.

    http://taxfoundation.org/blog/60-percent-households-now-receive-more-transfer-income-they-pay-taxes

     
  5. "If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it. If, on the other hand, he is offered something which affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he will accept it even on the slightest evidence." -Bertrand Russell
     
  6. Lucrum

    Lucrum

    Never heard of him. He is as fucking stupid as you are?
     
  7. Mav88

    Mav88

    I have no idea what his instincts are, neither do you. For all I know he is a closet liberal.
     
  8. Everybody knows the real reason Romney lost.

    Every kid under the age of 6 threatened to torture their parents for voting Romney and killing Big Bird. :D
     
  9. Jindahl is now the darling of the leftist media. He should have a talk with McCain and see how well that worked out for him.
     
  10. This comment is the epitome of the GOP base. Low brow, low information, delusional folks living in an alternate reality.
     
    #10     Nov 15, 2012