The GOP’s Favorite New Punching Bag: Mitt Romney

Discussion in 'Politics' started by exGOPer, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. exGOPer


    If Mitt Romney has any friends left in the Republican Party, they’re in hiding.

    On the Sunday talk shows, senior Republicans, former Romney surrogates and prominent conservatives piled on their defeated presidential nominee for telling donors that he lost because President Obama bought off minorities and young voters with “gifts.”

    “It’s nuts,” said former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on ABC’s “This Week.” “I mean, first of all, it’s insulting. … The job of a political leader in part is to understand the people. If we can’t offer a better future that is believable to more people, we’re not going to win.”

    Rumored 2016 presidential hopefuls in the party saw an opportunity to distance themselves from Romney.

    “I absolutely reject what he said,” said Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on “Fox News Sunday.” “We as a Republican Party have to campaign for every single vote. If we want people us we have to like them first. And you don’t start to like people by saying their votes were bought.”

    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), an on-again, off-again advocate for comprehensive immigration reform, said Romney’s comments were especially damaging among Hispanics. He said Romney fueled the fire of their disenchantment with the GOP that grew when the ex-governor pushed a policy of “self-deportation” for illegal immigrants and their children.

    “We’re in a big hole, we’re not getting out of it by comments like that. When you’re in a hole, stop digging. He keeps digging,” he said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “We’re in a death spiral with Hispanic voters because of our rhetoric on immigration, and our candidate Romney and the primaries dug the hole deeper.”

    Carlos Gutierrez, a top Hispanic surrogate and adviser to the Romney campaign, said he was “shocked” by the comments. “I don’t know if he understood that he was saying something that was insulting,” he said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

    Romney was never beloved by the GOP establishment. But the Sunday show pile-on indicates that any good will he had among the party faithful is rapidly vanishing, and that he’s well on his way to pariah status with the party that so recently anointed him to lead them and the country.

    “It’s been well said that you have a political problem when the voters don’t like you, but you’ve got a real problem when the voters think you don’t like them,” said conservative columnist George Will on ABC’s “This Week.” “Quit despising the American people.”
  2. Great, they are gearing up to throw the Tea Party, and it's social conservative infestation, out.
  3. Romney must feel like shit right now.If he actually stood for something the party might not be shitting on him the way they are.

    From what I read all off his opponents despised him,Kennedy,Obama(who both respected Mccain)McCain,Newt,Perry,Thompson,Bachmenn etc.

    Now that the election is over we see that most republicans really hate him
  4. 59 million Americans liked Romney to vote for him.
    Obama only got 63 million people to vote for him. After you subtract the fraud Obama's votes fall to 55 million
  5. Lucrum


    Tonight sure has turned into an Obamabot circle jerk.
  6. They voted for the party and ABO,not Romney which is why Romney got fewer votes then McCain in 08 and Bush in 04

    His own birth state didn't even vote for him,the state he was governor in didn't even vote for him
  7. Kenya didn't vote for Obama either.
  8. Hawaii and Illinois did
  9. exGOPer