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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:30 PM

"Wealthy Romney Backers Are Very, Very Mad Because Mitt's Campaign Staff Told Them He Would Win"

Wealthy Romney Backers Are Very, Very Mad Because Mitt's Campaign Staff Told Them He Would Win

by Jed Lewison at the Daily Kos

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/11/08/1158912/-Wealthy-Romney-backers-are-very-very-mad-because-Mitt-s-campaign-staff-told-them-he-would-win

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What a perfect encapsulation of the utter cluelessness and loathsome sense of entitlement of Romney's big money backers. It's not just that they were stupid enough to believe Romneyland's confidence (did they really expect to be told that Mitt was toast and that their money would be better spent elsewhere?), it's that they seem to believe they were hiring staff whose job was to win the election much like they might hire a pool boy to clean out the pool. And now they are really pissed off because even though they spent all this money, they see a big turd floating in the middle of the water and now they want their money back.

But instead of blaming the help, Romney's big money backers need to look in the mirror and recognize that the real problem is the Republican Party's discredited economic philosophy and their dependence on a racially and culturally homogenous political base. Also, if they paid a little more attention they might realize that it's not a turd, but a candy bar, floating in the pool. Perhaps they didn't notice this during the campaign, but President Obama spent far more time talking about fiscal responsibility than Mitt Romney. On the issues they claim to care about, President Obama has done and will do a better job than Mitt Romney.

Unfortunately, there's basically no reason to believe they are capable of such reflection. If they were, they never would have believed Romney was on his way to victory—and they wouldn't still be clueless about why they lost. It's not like there wasn't publicly available information that would have let them figure out what was really happening in the campaign. Instead of staying trapped in the Republican spin bubble, they could have ventured out to any number of sources—places like FiveThirtyEight, Daily Kos, Princeton Election Consortium, TPM PollTracker or HuffPost's Pollster—to find out what was really going on. The fact that they didn't let reality influence their expectations for Election Day illustrates the extent to which they just don't pay attention to facts and evidence. It's beyond laziness: They just weren't interested in anything that would disturb their fantasy world in which Mitt Romney was practically president-elect. True, everybody's entitled to their opinion, but when your opinion is based on misinformation and you're incapable of actually getting a clue about what's really going on in the world around you, your opinion isn't worth very much.

Tragically, many of these people will nonetheless be given an outsized voice in the media as we debate fiscal policy in the coming months. The theory will be that because they've been successful in the business world, they must be equally talented at governance. That theory is nuts, of course, but don't expect our media to figure that out. After all, many of them believed in the Romney spin machine just as fervently as did Romney's big money backers.

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Reply "Wealthy Romney Backers Are Very, Very Mad Because Mitt's Campaign Staff Told Them He Would Win" (Original post)
applegrove Nov 2012 OP
Scootaloo Nov 2012 #1
Marsala Nov 2012 #3
Botany Nov 2012 #2
ejpoeta Nov 2012 #4
missaj Nov 2012 #5
LiberalFighter Nov 2012 #6
Avalux Nov 2012 #7
all american girl Nov 2012 #8
progressivebydesign Nov 2012 #15
graywarrior Nov 2012 #9
ladjf Nov 2012 #10
FrenchieCat Nov 2012 #11
DFW Nov 2012 #12
GeorgeGist Nov 2012 #13
progressivebydesign Nov 2012 #14
Voice for Peace Nov 2012 #21
nc4bo Nov 2012 #16
Rosa Luxemburg Nov 2012 #17
lexx21 Nov 2012 #18
Blue Idaho Nov 2012 #19
Coyotl Nov 2012 #20

Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:32 PM

1. They're upset that the Romney team lied?

Have they never heard the parable of the scorpion and the frog?

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:36 PM

3. To quote George Costanza, "It's not a lie if you believe it."

The Romney campaign were just that dumb.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:33 PM

2. pssst! wealthy people I have something to tell you .....

.... MITT LIES.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:36 PM

4. sucks being lied to doesn"t it

guess you should have read the fine print.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:37 PM

5. Disgusting Amount of Money Spent On This Election

These people need to learn that you can't always buy your way into power. Wealth gives some people a false sense of security because they are so used to throwing money at every problem.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:38 PM

6. Weren't there others that thought Romney was going to lose and encouraged to

spend their money in solidifying their hold on Congress and gain a few seats in the Senate? I suppose they went back after Akin and Mourdoch dash some of their hopes.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:39 PM

7. Well boo hoo hoo suckers!

Looks as if the snake oil salesman took advantage of your huge bank accounts. Doesn't feel very good to be taken advantage of and lied to, does it?

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:09 PM

8. I know these rich people know how to use a computer and know how to turn on the TV machine

How in the hell have they been able to keep their wealth and not figure out that most of the polls were saying that the President had a slim lead....meaning a good possibility their man was going to loose....dear lord....I got some property to sell them

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Response to all american girl (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:52 PM

15. I have no doubt they were "assured" that things were being "handled" if you know what I mean.

I have no doubt that they were told, off the record, that they had the complicity of the republican leadership in key states, who would make sure that Romney won, through purged voter lists, and other kinds of blatant suppression.

There was something posted her today about a donor that was pissed that they gave 5k for "planted stories" in the paper, that would be pro-Romney. I think that the corruption was that deep, and they truly believed that they could pull this off. WE punk'd them by having turnout that blew their little schemes away.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:11 PM

9. Hatred blinds common sense.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:13 PM

10. It's usually not safe to tell the Emperor that he has no clothes on. nt

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:16 PM

11. In terms of being lied to.....

they can get in line behind the American People who were lied to by the Romney campaign
day in, day out.....


Why did they expect liars not to lie to them?

What made them special that they believed that they'd hear truth from the mouths of that campaign?

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:19 PM

12. Mirror, mirror on the wall.....

Who's the biggest fool of all?

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:32 PM

13. I'm sure if they put their minds to it ...

they could make Mitt poor.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:49 PM

14. This makes me happy! They even had a fireworks show planned.

Mitt's filthy rich pals were stacking up the private jets in Boston on Tuesday, thinking that they were guaranteed a gaia that would rival the Reagan years. I'm so glad that they're pissed.

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Response to progressivebydesign (Reply #14)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:26 AM

21. mitt thought he was going to win right up until the end!

la la l al alalalal alaala lalalalal :happydance: <------ need a smilie

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:00 PM

16. I keep thinking of those smug fockers at the 47% fundraiser vs the lowly waitstaff, the quiet mice

refilling their drinks, taking away and serving their plates while the smacked their lips and clanged their silverware on china plates, listening to Willard woo them.......on tape.

HA

HA

Bwahahaha!

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:09 PM

17. It's wonderful to see them eat their own

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:59 PM

18. ROFLMFAO... did the Rmoney staff have a ouiji board or something? Maybe they called Ms Cleo..LOL n/t

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:17 PM

19. How's that Citizens United thing working out for you now - assholes?

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:34 PM

20. One thing polling demonstrates, the person people think is going to win does, so

part of politics is cultivating the appearance of winning. But, that is supposed to be a carefully-crafted, imperceptible mask, not a delusion that guides your decisions.

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