Breaking: Mitt Romney is still a jerk

Not one to blame his big loss in the election on alienating people or color, women, and people who aren’t rich, Mitt Romney seemed to double down on his 47% comments yesterday in a conference call with donors. According to Mitt Romney he lost the election because President Obama gave “big gifts” to minorities and young people.

Via New York Times:

[Romney claimed President Obama used the] “old playbook” of wooing specific interest groups — “specially 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 healthcare 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.”

Apparently, rights are gifts now that politicians generously convey to the electorate for their loyal support and votes. Wait, what?

When Romney said on secretly recorded video that 47% of Americans didn’t take personal responsibility for their lives and felt they were entitled to things like food, shelter, and health care, he was defended by many as misspeaking.  Make no mistake about it, Mitt Romney was saying what he believes in the tape released this September, just like he is saying what he believes now.  No wonder he lost the election.  Let’s hope this is the last we hear from Mr. Romney for a long, long time.

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  • Casey Fitzsimmons

    Wait a minute, you mean people vote based on self interest… and that for the population for which healthcare would be a huge benefit voted based on that issue? Isn’t that how we’re SUPPOSED to vote (based on what we think will benefit us and the country)?

  • Shannon

    You mean, when a politician does something the electorate wants, the electorate rewards them with votes? Why, that’s absurd! Almost as though they think the government works for them!

  • Deejay

    The stupidity and ignorance continues to amaze me. I am incredibly happy he did not win this election!

  • Susan C Mitchell

    So what gifts did you get in recompense for your vote? I got an overwhelming feeling of satisfaction. Oh, and the privilege of smirking at every “Romney/Ryan” bumper sticker I see for the next four years.

  • Robert

    There was a report that Romney cancelled his worker’s credit cards when he lost the election and left them stranded. When they got to the airport they had to pay out of pocket to go home. I used to have some respect for Romney but if that’s how he treated people that were helping him get elected he would run over all of us with his private agenda. I have conservative business views but social liberal views so a lot of times I’m in the middle. The more I read about Romney and seeing Obama’s emotions with his people and recently finding out how much more veterans benefits I get because of Obama I’m glad Obama beat Romney. I used to be against the dream act but reading stories about illegal kids being deported while they are doing good in school annoyed me. It’s hard enough to do good in school without worrying about getting deported.