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Romney: Obama Won Election By Buying Off Minorities And Young Voters With “Gifts”…

Posted by on Nov. 15, 2012 at 8:44 AM
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Free stuff.

Via NY Times:

A week after losing the election to President Obama, Mitt Romney blamed his overwhelming electoral loss on what he said were big “gifts” that the president had bestowed on loyal Democratic constituencies, including young voters, African-Americans and Hispanics.

In a conference call on Wednesday afternoon with his national finance committee, Mr. Romney said that the president had followed the “old playbook” of wooing specific interest groups — “especially the African-American community, the Hispanic community and young people,” Mr. Romney explained — with targeted gifts and initiatives.

“In each case they were very generous in what they gave to those groups,” Mr. Romney said.

“With regards to the young people, for instance, a forgiveness of college loan interest, was a big gift,” he said. “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 2008.”

The president’s health care plan, he added, was also a useful tool in mobilizing African-American and Hispanic voters. Though Mr. Romney won the white vote with 59 percent, according to exit polls, minorities coalesced around the president in overwhelming numbers — 93 percent of blacks and 71 percent of Hispanics voted to re-elect Mr. Obama.

“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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imamomzilla
by on Nov. 15, 2012 at 8:44 AM
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 So, he IS Santa!!

jaxTheMomm
by Gold Member on Nov. 15, 2012 at 8:45 AM
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Yes of course, that was it.

*rolleyes*

Simmeringhearts
by on Nov. 15, 2012 at 8:47 AM
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Spot on! Why vote for the man that will make you go to work and take away your free food, cash, housing, medical care, etc?

Bookwormy
by on Nov. 15, 2012 at 8:51 AM
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Way to take responsibility & commit to change so that your party has a fighting chance in 4 years, Romney!
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tairakittie
by on Nov. 15, 2012 at 8:51 AM
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And? Is he jealous that all the rich white men just werent enough to vote him into office? Maybe all those people didnt want a president who flat out said those people are not his intrest or problem...
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tairakittie
by on Nov. 15, 2012 at 8:55 AM
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What about those who do work but still cant afford those things? If you havent noticed, all those things are becoming more and more expensive yet the minimum wage hasnt gone up... Trust me, it is not "free" for everyone and very few people actually abuse the system...

Quoting Simmeringhearts:

Spot on! Why vote for the man that will make you go to work and take away your free food, cash, housing, medical care, etc?

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Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Nov. 15, 2012 at 8:59 AM
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Quoting tairakittie:

And? Is he jealous that all the rich white men just werent enough to vote him into office? Maybe all those people didnt want a president who flat out said those people are not his intrest or problem...

Turn off MSNBC it is not good for your brain cells.

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Nov. 15, 2012 at 9:01 AM
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That's true, if one works and can't afford everything they want, their neighbors should absolutely pay to get them some.

Quoting tairakittie:

What about those who do work but still cant afford those things? If you havent noticed, all those things are becoming more and more expensive yet the minimum wage hasnt gone up... Trust me, it is not "free" for everyone and very few people actually abuse the system...

Quoting Simmeringhearts:

Spot on! Why vote for the man that will make you go to work and take away your free food, cash, housing, medical care, etc?


tairakittie
by on Nov. 15, 2012 at 9:05 AM
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I dont have cable. I read.

Quoting Billiejeens:



Quoting tairakittie:

And? Is he jealous that all the rich white men just werent enough to vote him into office? Maybe all those people didnt want a president who flat out said those people are not his intrest or problem...

Turn off MSNBC it is not good for your brain cells.

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Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Nov. 15, 2012 at 9:06 AM
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Oh, most newspapers are just as bad, they do make a slight attempt at hiding it though.

Quoting tairakittie:

I dont have cable. I read.

Quoting Billiejeens:

 


Quoting tairakittie:

And? Is he jealous that all the rich white men just werent enough to vote him into office? Maybe all those people didnt want a president who flat out said those people are not his intrest or problem...

Turn off MSNBC it is not good for your brain cells.


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