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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 08:41 AM

Joe Conason: Mitt Romney’s Sneering Farewell to the ‘47 Percent’


from truthdig:



Mitt Romney’s Sneering Farewell to the ‘47 Percent’

Posted on Nov 15, 2012
By Joe Conason


Trying to explain away his decisive, sweeping and very expensive rout to his disappointed supporters—those one-percent Republicans—Mitt Romney offered a new version of the discredited “47 percent” argument that was so ruinous in its original form. In a Wednesday afternoon conference call, the defeated Republican nominee told donors and fundraisers that President Obama had won by lavishing generous “gifts” upon certain groups, including young voters, African-Americans and Latinos.

“With regards to the young people, for instance, a forgiveness of college loan interest was a big gift,” said Romney, after apologizing for losing what he called a “very close” election (he lost by more than 100 electoral votes and more than 1 percent of the popular vote, perhaps as much as 4 percent when all the state results are eventually certified).

“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 2009 ... 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.”

It’s amusing that at this late date, the Republican who distanced himself from health care reform claims that Obamacare helped Obama to win. ................(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/mitt_romneys_sneering_farewell_to_the_47_percent_20121115/



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Response to marmar (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 08:42 AM

1. du rec. nt

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 08:46 AM

2. Yep...gifts...

cuz healthcare is exactly like fucking ipods!

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 08:54 AM

3. Excuse me, Mitt, but WTF do you call tax cuts for billionaires?

Not exactly a sharp stick in the eye.




Gawd, what a putz.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 05:28 PM

4. the true elitist who feels entitled to enormous tax breaks but who considers Obama's recognition of

those citizens who are truly in need ... as offering 'gifts'.

recommended!


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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 03:33 PM

5. Can you BELIEVE Obama?

A president that does things FOR people instead of doing things TO them? The fucking gall...

Oh, btw, fuck the sarcasm tag. If you couldn't read and understand that without a tag, you're lost.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 05:17 PM

6. BUH-bye!

 

And good riddance.

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Response to x2 vancouverite (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 05:18 PM

7. Welcome to DU!

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