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Romney lost because Obama gave people ‘gifts’.

November 16, 2012

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Mitt Romney told his top donors Wednesday that his loss toPresident Obama was a disappointing result that neither he or 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-aged women to back the president.

“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.”

The comments echo the claims Romney made during a private high-dollar fundraiser earlier this year. In the video first published by Mother Jones, Romney argued that 47 percent of Americans are “dependent upon government.”

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UPDATE

The New York Times has more quotes: “Our campaign, in contrast, was talking about big issues for the whole country —military strategy, foreign policy, a strong economy, creating jobs and so forth,” he said. “And by the way, as you’ll hear from Neil, our strategy worked well with many people, but for those who were given a specific gift, if you will, our strategy did not work terribly well.

http://thinkprogress.org/election/2012/11/14/1193471/romney-says-obama-only-won-because-he-gave-big-gifts-to-blacks-and-latinos/

It has been a week and three days since President Obama kicked Mitt Romney’s ass!

To be fair, the rethugs did predict a landslide.

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Remember this face from the last debate?

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Haven’t noticed much smirking from Dog-On-Car, Friar Lyin’ Ryan, the koch sucker brothers, Oxyrush and faux news this past week or so.

I haven’t been smirking. Maybe a few laughs. But mostly I’ve been in a kind of surreal shock that they didn’t see the loss coming. They.. just.. seemed… so….. SURE.

Well,

Thanks for visiting.

Obama will not be reduced to a footnote in history, in spite if your hate. Nor can his first term be labeled a mistake, no matter how obstructionist your party was. In spite of you, or maybe more accurately, because of you and your party’s hate for one man, President Obamas’ legacy is now secure.

 

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