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Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:22 PM

Romney: Obama won because he gave gifts to blacks, hispanics and young people during his first term

By Maeve Reston
November 14, 2012, 1:37 p.m.


Mitt Romney told his top donors Wednesday that his loss to President Obama was a disappointing result that neither he nor his top aides had expected, but said he believed his team ran a “superb” campaign with “no drama,” and attributed his rival’s victory to “the gifts” the administration had given to blacks, Hispanics and young voters during Obama’s first term.

Obama, Romney argued, had been “very generous” to blacks, Hispanics and young voters. He cited as motivating factors to young voters the administration’s plan for partial forgiveness of college loan interest and the extension of health coverage for students on their parents’ insurance plans well into their 20s. Free contraception coverage under Obama’s healthcare plan, he added, gave an extra incentive to college-age women to back the president.

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“The president’s campaign,” he said, “focused on giving targeted groups a big gift — so he made a big effort on small things. Those small things, by the way, add up to trillions of dollars.”

http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-romney-election-campaign-donors-20121114,0,5622330.story

America dodged a bullet. This guy would have only fought for the 1%.

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Reply Romney: Obama won because he gave gifts to blacks, hispanics and young people during his first term (Original post)
Cali_Democrat Nov 2012 OP
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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:22 PM

1. This is exactly why they will continue to lose elections

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:25 PM

2. Read this and tell me again how we 'must' compromise with Republicans.....

Really? We want to find common ground with this racist Party? I know I don't.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:25 PM

3. The very definition of an ungracious loser.

Strike that: the very definition of a major asshole.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:25 PM

4. He will not be missed, by anyone. nt

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:26 PM

5. ...

It's interesting that he is talking about gifts while he tried to win votes by promising something like a 20% tax cut.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:26 PM

6. Sheesh, what a crybaby.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:26 PM

7. But Romney wanted unlimited "gifts" for Adelson and the Kochs.

This is why their "Free Stuff" meme is such BS.

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Response to emulatorloo (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 08:39 PM

46. Such as get out of jail free cards?

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:27 PM

8. What a scumbag

Romney said he and his team were discussing how to keep the campaign’s donor group connected — perhaps with annual meetings or a monthly newsletter — “so we can stay informed and have influence on the direction of the party, and perhaps the selection of a future nominee.”

“Which, by the way,” the former candidate added with a chuckle, “will not be me.”


I'm going to hold him to that.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:27 PM

9. he, along with his entire party, just does NOT.FUCKING.GET.IT.

that is GOOD.NEWS.FOR.US.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:28 PM

10. Mitt, go to Kolob where your followers might give a shit

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:29 PM

11. Romney would have given extravagant "gifts" to his billionaire buddies!

We got a bargain with Obama, in comparison.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:29 PM

12. Not even close!

Mittens lost because he was a "terrible" candidate who lied every time he opened his mouth! He never had a plan, he never had a view he kept but flip flopped on a daily basis, he had offshore bank accounts to hide his money in, he refused to put out his taxes so people could see where he got his money, he was the most unlikable person to ever run, he alienated hispanics, women, teachers, first responders, vets, and many others, and he thinks it was because president Obama was giving out "gifts" to those who voted for him! What a freaking idiot!

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:32 PM

13. Your free stuff is still waiting for you, Mitt

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:33 PM

14. No class. Romney lost because he was a snobby, wealthy jerk.

And he failed to connect with voters. Pretty simple. And his campaign was terrible.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:35 PM

15. re[ubs have learned nothing from this election - now is the time for dems to claim their mandate nt

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:35 PM

16. Yeah, this is what I expected of Mitt Romney. Small man.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:37 PM

17. Who is this Mitt Romney person?

The name - it sounds familiar - wasn't he a colossal failure a while back?

Anyone out there recall him?

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:40 PM

18. Fuck, I'm so sick of hearing from that crying bullyboy victim. mittLies Lost because

he's such an incompetent ASSHOLE whose promise to Give Goodies to Zillionaires DIDN'T CUT THE MUSTER.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:40 PM

19. Glad the Country rejected This Greedy piece of shit

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:40 PM

20. Seriously, this guy is absolute scum

I was dumbfounded when Obama extended an olive branch to this deranged oligarch. Obama shouldn't give a second of his time to such an despicable parasite. This guy and his cronies are precisely that, they are the parasites that infect our society. They are the filth who feels entitled to everything they set their sights on. They feel they have the right to step upon working people and to discriminate and ruin lives. These people are the reason why economies collapse and the environment is in shambles. They are the reason why racism is rampant and progress is interrupted.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:41 PM

21. A lil xenophobia over here, a lil bigotry of there and what do you get?

A fucking asshole named Romney.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:47 PM

22. Spam deleted by gkhouston (MIR Team)

 

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:48 PM

23. What a dick--and a poor loser, to boot!

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:50 PM

24. he was explaining to the people he promised gifts too whey they weren't getting it

“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.”

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 06:00 PM

25. What a scumbag.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 06:03 PM

26. Obama won because Romney and the rest of the 'pubs

gave a gift to us all: Pandering to batshit crazy dominionist xenophobic misogynistic homophobic racists.

"Watch this guys, I'm going to make the people that would vote for me anyway cheer by alienating 90% of the population!" "Wooooo!"

Keep running your mouth Mitt, we'll take all the help we can get.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 06:11 PM

27. Goodness, they're not even using dog-whistles anymore.

Get off the stage, Willard, and climb into the dustbin of irrelevant losers.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 06:14 PM

28. I Surprised His Top Donors Didn't Challenge Him On His Statement About His Campaign.....

He said "he believed his team ran a “superb” campaign with “no drama". Really????

His campaign was a complete failure from day one. It is probably the worst campaign run ever by a candidate for President.

Any one of his donors that believe that Rmoney's campaign was "superb" deserves Rmoney.

I can't believe that Rmoney is continuing his lies - to his donors.

Boy - did we dodge a bullet by re-electing President Obama.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 06:20 PM

29. Where's my diamond?

I was hoping to get one from the "Callista" collection.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 06:26 PM

30. thats what he has to tell himself to feel better.

so what is he saying about his home state and paul ryan's own home town?

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 06:26 PM

31. Man - they really don't get it, do they? Well, fine! All the better for us good guys!

Amazing the amount and depth of denial we're seeing. If this is what they think is wrong, they're just gonna keep on shrinking and they'll never see the inside of the White House again other than on one of those public tours.

But what they have to come to peace about, and wake up about, and reach some sort of acceptance of - is this:

They're simply going to have to start changing their ideas. And I'm not sure that's possible until the holders of those ideas age all the way out.

1) They're gonna have to abandon their racism and stop regarding so many different colors of people as somehow less than they are.

2) They're going to have to understand that a woman's sovereignty over her own body is NON-NEGOTIABLE. It's just not up for debate. A woman's right to choose is an ABSOLUTE.

3) They're going to have to embrace cold, hard facts - including ALL the ones they don't like. Such as science. Such as evolution - taught in science class. Such as climate change. Such as the human causes of climate change. Such as teaching "creationism" where it belongs: in religion, theology, or philosophy class. Such as NOT calling it "creation science" any longer.

4) They're going to have to accept that gays are born that way, it's NOT a choice, and that this is the 21st Century. Since when does somebody else get to veto your choice of marriage partner?

5) They're going to have to realize that the rich SHOULD pay more in taxes. They're best-equipped. After all, isn't the phrase that pays: "go where the money is?"

6) They're going to have to let go of this moldie-oldie notion that Government = Bad.

7) They're going to have to realize that freedom isn't free because it costs the blood of patriots AND tax money.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 06:28 PM

32. Why is he still talking? -nt

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 06:37 PM

33. Mitt ... "small things, by the way, add up to trillions of dollars”

Ever the professor who knows not of which he speaks, this time he tries arithmetic

O.K. then, so many thousands per vote purchased, for those who don't know division (yeah, you Mitt!)

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 06:44 PM

34. What an Idiot!

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 06:55 PM

35. Thank you!!

Thank you so much, my fellow Americans, for sending this smug, lying, race-baiting bastard back to where he came from. I've never been this relieved in my life. If this person had won the election, I'd probably be throwing up blood right about now. Can you imagine a MR presidency?

O. M. G.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 06:56 PM

36. Wow. He had a week to reflect and comes up with this.

what a pathetic excuse for a human being.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 07:08 PM

37. I'm Black and I didn't get jack-shit

I can't even get the VA to look at my claim so Romney can take his racist, lying ass back to irrelevance

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 07:21 PM

38. To remind us, these people never change

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 07:27 PM

39. Basically this is the 47% remark

stated in a different way. He denigrates normal people but Corporations are people too and deserving. I'm so glad we dodged this bullet.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 07:28 PM

40. No, Dog Roof, you lost

because you are an asshole of epic proportions.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 07:40 PM

41. HEY!!!!!

I'm a woman. Are we still considered a minority? If so, where the hell is MY gift????

(Tapping foot).

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 07:49 PM

42. Good riddance to a total out of touch sociopath! n/t

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 08:14 PM

43. No, he won because nobody could stomach you as president

Now go away forever.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 08:16 PM

44. racist ratbag

someone needs to wipe that smug smile off his face

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 08:28 PM

45. I'm still waiting for my gifts

Is it because I'm elderly and white?

I don't want much - a liberal Supreme Court justice or two will be fine.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 08:43 PM

47. The "free phone" thing is pretty prevalent

even though it's a program that Reagan started...

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:13 PM

48. So R$ has a problem with people

getting food and clothing and shelter? And education?

Oh how evil! Only R$ and his ilk should ever get anything!

ETA: was it wrong for George and Lenore to give "gifts?"

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:54 PM

49. Dear Mitt: Nobody cares about you. You don't even hold another office (like McCain),

so you have nothing to contribute.

Go away.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 12:02 AM

50. All I can say is

phew, we sure got lucky a week ago.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 01:30 AM

51. FUCK HIM !!!!`

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 01:33 AM

52. what a douche!

 

Ugh. So glad he lost

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:07 AM

53. Where's my damn gift!

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