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Sun Nov 18, 2012, 01:17 PM

Carlos Gutierrez, Romney Director Of Hispanic Outreach, 'Shocked' By Gifts Comments

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/18/carlos-gutierrez-romney-hispanic-gifts_n_2154943.html

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Carlos Gutierrez, a top Hispanic American surrogate and adviser to Mitt Romney's campaign, on Sunday expressed outrage over the former presidential candidate’s comment that minorities voted for Obama because he bribed them with “gifts.”

“I was shocked. And frankly I don’t think that’s why Republicans lost the election," Gutierrez said during an appearance on CNN’s "State of the Union." "I think we lost the election because the far right of this party has taken the party to a place that it doesn’t belong."

Romney's remarks, made last week in a post-election conference call with donors, sparked Democratic outrage, with even top Republican operatives repudiating the 2012 Republican nominee. Second-term Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal -- the first Indian-American to be elected governor -- told reporters at the Republican Governors Association annual meeting in Las Vegas that he "absolutely reject that notion, that description." Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has sought distance from Romney after the controversial remarks.

Now Gutierrez, a former businessman and director of Romney's Hispanic outreach, is piling on.

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Reply Carlos Gutierrez, Romney Director Of Hispanic Outreach, 'Shocked' By Gifts Comments (Original post)
steve2470 Nov 2012 OP
lalalu Nov 2012 #1
lunatica Nov 2012 #2
Cha Nov 2012 #9
rurallib Nov 2012 #3
Cha Nov 2012 #8
janx Nov 2012 #4
steve2470 Nov 2012 #5
alcibiades_mystery Nov 2012 #6
Cha Nov 2012 #7

Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 01:28 PM

1. Reminds me of that Casablanca scene

 

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 01:33 PM

2. Well Gutierrez, you know what they say about dogs and fleas.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 07:40 PM

9. Speaking of "fleas".. isn't that

Jeb standing beside him?

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 02:06 PM

3. Maybe he should have gotten to know Romney a little bit

he would have realized what a scuzz Romney is.

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Response to rurallib (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 07:37 PM

8. Ya mean..Before he agreed to do Outreach for him?!

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 02:30 PM

4. Can someone explain the "gifts" reference to me?

I keep seeing references to "Obama phones" and gifts. What is the source of this?

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 06:25 PM

6. What else are you gonna say when you're the head of Hispanic Outreach and you lose Latinos 75%-25%

A more colossal failure would be hard to imagine. if you put me - and I know fuck all about the day-to-day of political outreach - in charge of Samoan outreach, I could probably do better. Just as a note, I'm not Samoan.

To be fair, though, I wouldn't blame Gutierrez all that much. He was working for aq candidate who thinks the motherfucking DREAM Act is a "gift" for a voting constituency, rather than a a substantive policy change designed top help actual, living, breathing human beings.

You can't put lipstick on the level of PIG that Mitt Romney is.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 07:36 PM

7. Carlos Gutierrez certainly has a plausable explanaton of

why they lost. Ya think? Plus that whole mittLies monster they had as a candidate.

How'd that Hispanic Outreach go for ya, Carlos?

Does anyone here think Kochs are going to let the party get back to moderate?

How's Romney fuming now that he's hearing so many denouce him? At least they waited until After the election?

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