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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:19 AM

Romney attributes loss to 'gifts' Obama gave minorities

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Source: Chicago Tribune

The former nominee says in a phone call to donors that the president gave 'a lot of stuff' to African Americans, Latinos and young people during his first term in order to secure their votes.
Mitt Romney said Wednesday that his loss to President Obama was due in large part to his rival's strategy of giving "gifts" during his first term to three groups that were pivotal in the results of last week's election: African Americans, Latinos and young voters.

"The Obama campaign was following the old playbook of giving a lot of stuff to groups that they hoped they could get to vote for them and be motivated to go out to the polls, specifically the African American community, the Hispanic community and young people," Romney told hundreds of donors during a telephone town hall Wednesday. "In each case they were very generous in what they gave to those groups."

Romney's frank analysis echoed his secretly taped comments at a May fundraiser, where he told a small group of donors that 47% of the electorate was unlikely to vote for him because they paid no income taxes and were dependent on government. It followed his running mate Paul D. Ryan's assertion that Obama's win stemmed from turnout among "urban" voters.

Read more: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/sns-la-na-romney-donors-20121115,0,2569793.story



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Reply Romney attributes loss to 'gifts' Obama gave minorities (Original post)
hue Nov 2012 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Nov 2012 #1
TomChicago Nov 2012 #17
marmar Nov 2012 #2
rickyhall Nov 2012 #3
GETTINGTIRED Nov 2012 #4
loyalkydem Nov 2012 #5
TalkingDog Nov 2012 #6
petesan Nov 2012 #7
William Seger Nov 2012 #8
patrice Nov 2012 #9
SDjack Nov 2012 #20
grantcart Nov 2012 #10
efhmc Nov 2012 #11
durablend Nov 2012 #12
Festivito Nov 2012 #13
oldbanjo Nov 2012 #14
santamargarita Nov 2012 #15
Webster Green Nov 2012 #16
GeorgeGist Nov 2012 #18
joanbarnes Nov 2012 #19
Dubster Nov 2012 #21
muriel_volestrangler Nov 2012 #22

Response to hue (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:22 AM

1. So promising tax breaks for wealthy people isn't a "gift"?

I hope we have seen the last of this parasite.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:04 AM

17. Romnesia

It's another instance of just how oblivious they are to the very reason for their well-deserved loss. It must really be a quandary: Should we just tell the truth and alienate everybody who is not Us, or do we need to try some re-branding? Already, the cosmetics experts have begun regrouping for another run at the usual GOP misdirection. Bobby Jindal is positioning himself for the next round, distancing himself from Mitt's steaming wreckage. I'm not going to be misled by any of their "kinder, gentler" crap, their "compassionate conservatism" packaging and I'm really going to go out of my way to avoid being peed on any more by their "trickle down" myths.

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Response to hue (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:24 AM

2. There Are None So Blind As Those Who Will Not See


to quote Yoda, Mr. Romney: "That is why you fail."


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Response to hue (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:27 AM

3. Not very original

Romney is just parrotting BillOStupid & Rush Limpdick

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Response to hue (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:28 AM

4. Insulting

Those of us who voted for President Obama did so because we felt he had the better vision for this country and future generations and that he actually understands our needs and truly cares about us.....and Romney and his sidekicks and cohorts prove more and more they are selfish uncaring bigots racists and on a personal note I have no tolerance for that bull crap

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Response to hue (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:29 AM

5. I'd

like to know where are these "gifts" we were supposed to have been given

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Response to hue (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:30 AM

6. Where the fuck is MY STUUUUFFF? DAMMIT!

Would somebody start a Tumblr with pictures of the "stuff" that people have gotten from O? Cause I would like to know what to expect.

Is it bigger than a bread basket? Does it have wheels? Can I eat it? I MUST KNOW!

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Response to hue (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:33 AM

7. Romney Shames Himself Once Again

Actually he's probably not aware of how shameful his behavior is. So much for the gracious concession speech. Thank God this man lost.



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Response to hue (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:36 AM

8. ... demonstrating that he does not have the character to be President

... among other serious flaws such as bodacious mendacity.

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Response to hue (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:37 AM

9. Yeah, Willard, like 0s and 1s are Real Value. We should name a fungus after this guy. nt

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Response to patrice (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:21 AM

20. "... name a fungus after this guy." Brilliant idea. nt

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Response to hue (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:39 AM

10. duplication from yesterday

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Response to hue (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:41 AM

11. Can we get those tax break gifts back from the oil companies?

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Response to hue (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:48 AM

12. Dear Mitt Romney

"Don't go away mad, just GO AWAY"

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Response to hue (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:49 AM

13. I.e. Money Romney wanted to give to his rich buddies. ..sniff sniff.. /nt

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Response to hue (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:50 AM

14. They need to give a gift to Romney

for Christmas, have the IRS investigate him and put this asshole in jail.

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Response to hue (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:55 AM

15. Bullshit!

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Response to hue (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:02 AM

16. I've seen some wing-nuts ranting about "Obamaphones"

Anyone know WTF this is about? It seems that they think the president gave cell phones to all the African-Americans in the country, (or something like that), in order to gain their votes.

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Response to hue (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:06 AM

18. Knock, knock ...

is there a Host around. This is yesterday's news.

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Response to hue (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:09 AM

19. White, middle-aged Obama voters want our gifts too!

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Response to hue (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:26 AM

21. Spam deleted by gkhouston (MIR Team)

 

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Response to hue (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 12:09 PM

22. Locking - duplicate thread

of http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1014&pid=305273 . Please continue discussion there. Thanks.

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