Republican Mitt Romney attributes his election loss to President Obama´s ´gifts´ that he bestowed on minorities and young people during his first term. In a conference call with his national finance committee on Wednesday, Romney said Obama´s win was buoyed in large part by loyal Democratic constituencies including the poor that he had promised ´free health care,´ the immigrants that he had protected from deportation and the college-aged women that he had offered free contraceptives. ´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
It is not the free contraceptives. What do they cost? $15/month?
The Democrats talk about the aftermath of sex all the time because it implies to a young (single) woman that she needs to worry about this a lot.
"Obama is really concerned about my having sex. He must think I have a lot of sex. He must think that men find me very attractive. Obama thinks I´m sexy. I feel sexy when I think about Obama and the Democrats. I know what Lena Dunham is talking about. I´m going to vote now."
Why do you think Obama won the single woman demographic so handily? He made them feel sexy.
why is this "explosive?" Every President buys votes by showering their constituencies with taxpayer money. French political philospher Bestiat said it best in his work "The Law"(very short, wise and readable work). Once people can tax others and distribute it to themselves, elections are just contests to see which side´s cronies get the loot.
Obama also bought a lot of votes by taking over the student loan industry and doling out billions in living expense money to students.There´s a big chunk of these people that don´t even belong in college but are there just to get the extra money on top of the tuition costs.
Their only way out of the massive debt they´re piling up is loan forgiveness. The left has dreamed of free college for decades because of their indoctrination techniques and creating a farm system for future government workers..
Now, on top of this Obama wants to raise taxes $1.6 trillion (for starters)to create thin air jobs for these grads.
THERE IS SOMETHING YOU CAN DO...THE ELECTION HAS NOT YET BEEN CERTIFIED...
SO OBAMA HAS NOT WON YET....
make the calls....Donate to Allen West...the only guy standing with a pair...he is our David vs. Goliath....exposing the theft of his votes...will expose the rampant national vote theft...the theft of a presidential election by an evil cabal of communists...
November 12, 2012 | 2 Comments Elections Have Not Yet Been Certified, Here’s What You Can Do
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These elections are NOT certified yet. The only way to get this investigated, much less recounted or overturned, is through the Secretary of State of each of the five key states: Florida, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. EVEN IF YOU ARE IN ANOTHER STATE you can help. But it won’t do any good to dilute our effort to challenge California or Michigan or other states. Until a major group gets involved to do more, here is the plan: Contact the Secretary of State of the state in question. (See contact information below. Please provide others in COMMENTS.) Send them the press clippings, or personal testimonials of clear vote fraud witnessed. (Statistical aberrations are helpful too like a historical 50% turnout in 2004, 2008 but a 90% turnout in a specific precinct despite an overall LOWER state turnout.) Demand a public recount AND investigation, with a commitment to fight to replace THEM in the next election if they do not do so. Email/Phone/Visit EVERY WEEK if not EVERY DAY. This will take weeks of steady pressure to get them to move.
This could be seen coming when the federal government effectively cut banks out of the college fund lending process. It provided funds the government could use to buy votes, and stuck the taxpayers to pay the cost of sloth, miscalculation, and improvidence.
For a guy who earned the nomination by drowning his opponents in negative ops whispering, negative advertising and purchased caucuses, there is a certain karma in not being able to buy what the other guy already bought.
23 March 1775, Patrick Henry said "Give me liberty or give me death." Fundamentally reversing that position on 6 November 2012, the American people said "Give me welfare, government managed healthcare and free cell phones. I´m entitled!"
Romney needs to demand a recount. I´m more and more convinced that Romney won the election by both popular and electoral standards. All the Democrats had to do was ensure the votes for certain cities and they did that by cheating. We need to ask for a recount not for secession.
Not knowing why you lost is the best indicator of why you lost. Every Democrat gives these gifts. Romney and his advisers deliberately alienated the conservative grass roots and Tea Party to curry favor with liberals. Any future Republican nominee who does that will also lose. When will they learn and admit it.
The Democrats have spent years finely honing their ability to create victims and them offer them taxpayer booty. It works. Young college students are inundated with political correctness, socialism and class warfare hatred that started in kindergarten because we have let the leftists and teachers unions take over the education of our children. That works too. Throw in some targeted voter fraud that the Republicans refuse to even acknowledge and you have the perfect recipe for a permanent Democrat majority. The only way out is for the country to hit bottom, all social programs to be wiped out financially, and a couple of suitcase bombs detonated by terrorists in urban areas. And this will all likely come to pass.
#18, while I voted for Romney, I know a lot of white voters who voted for Obama. Most are very concerned about their fellow citizens who don´t have access to health insurance, who care for a loved with a disability, who are homeless, etc. The Republican disdain for those who truly need a hand doesn´t sit well with a lot of people. When you pack a school backpack with food on Friday afternoon so a young child will have something to eat over the weekend, Republican words about "moochers" and "drifters" seem rather callous.
No, this isn´t a perfect world. Yes, there are some people getting something for nothing when they shouldn´t. But there are also plenty of people right now truly in need. During the Great Depression, neighbor helped neighbor. Now, most people expect government to supply. If more Republicans got involved with food banks, programs to help the jobless find jobs, etc. we could make true in-roads.
#24 - With all due respect, it is individuals such as yourself who greatly contribute to the "evil" conservative meme.
You state, "The Republican disdain for those who truly need a hand ..." Please provide precise examples of such.
By implying Republicans do not volunteer at Food Banks or help the unemployed is beyond disgusting. Every single study that has been done shows that conservatives, by a very huge margin, donate more of their time and money to charitable causes than do the liberals.
Perhaps, if folks like you spread the truth to their fellow voters, we wouldn´t be where we are as a country.
Re: No. 18´s post - I know where some of that white vote came from. I know a few losers who actually blame REAGAN for their lives going off the rails. They like striking back at anyone who has more than they do. They feel small & powerless & BO is their "advocate" bully who will put their enemies in "their place!" I know a hypochondriac who allegedly has a bad back. She spends most of her time in a wheelchair & tells everyone sad stories about how those "mean doctors" tell her NOT to sit in the wheelchair, get more exercise & won´t GIVE her the back surgery she needs! She thinks BO is going to MAKE the doctors operate. Start calling BO voters what they really are = Thieves & BEGGARS!
Romney is exactly right. Problem is, nothing is going to change. Look for EVERY election to go Democrat because Democrats will increase the free stuff every election year. The fact that 40% of Whites voting for Obama is stunning. Not sure I believe that happened! I think there was a lot of voter fraud in the Urban areas. It doesn´t matter WHO Republicans run, the Democrats will win. They baked that cake 20 years ago when they began to let the Illegals in by the thousands. Those Illegals now have ADULT children who are Legal and they VOTE!
#24, the disdain you attribute TO Republicans is a misunderstanding. Yours. The disdain is FOR Republicans.
You know, the ones who actually provide the food at the food banks that liberals only staff at holidays for a day or two to make themselves feel better.
The ones who tithe to their churches which not only run food banks but also give clothing to the poor and run job finder programs for the jobless and build houses for the homeless and provide a whole host of other services through their Christian charities.
Don´t give us this sanctimonious slander about callous Republican disdain when it is the Republican Atlas who is holding the world on his shoulders. When WE shrug, let´s see how long the compassionate but phony altruism of the Left keeps this world spinning.
He also won because the GOP insisted on Romney as our candidate. They ignored the way people were voting during the primary. They knew best. All here who even mentioned Palin or any other Republican were scorned by some. And from what I hear, they still haven´t figure it out. I blame them more than Obama for what´s going on today because they sat and let it happen.
#4 and others: Watch for the Student Loan Bubble to collapse in 3-5 yrs, EXACTLY like the housing bubble did. Having lived as an expat for +10 yrs, I know from experience that once socialism gets it´s ugly toe in the door, it´s impossible to stop. Denmark tried to stop it once and immediately socialists were reelected bc the voters demanded all their free stuff again. Never mind that people couldn´t afford cars bc of the high taxes (>60% I think) or that a cup of coffee was $8---they demanded their entitlements be returned. One of our kids lives in the UK, and needed a basic endoscopic exam last year. Free, of course, but the wait time? 2 YEARS! He had private insurance so could have it done the next day. Euro socialism has crept in, and America will never be the same again.
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John c, 11/15/2012 8:35:34 AM (No. 9015629)
Mitt, go public. Any money left over from the campaign, use for a regular radio monthly report. Go on Beck, Levin and other programs. Give obama heartburn. Take an opposition role against this Marxist. Give some leadership.
#24 - It is beliefs like yours that have created a permanent, dependent underclass sunk in self-pity and sloth. Contrary to what you want to believe, we conservatives are in favor of RELIEF -- most people run into crises in their lives where a helping hand is needed. We are willing to help out till the crisis is over, but not permanently, where the recipient wants living off our charity to become a permanent lifestyle. We are also in favor of helping those who are so mentally and/or physically defective that they cannot support themselves.
What you are advocating, however, is that anyone who presents a piiful enough front has a permanent license to pick my pocket any time they think they need something -- like a free cell phone with cell phone service paid up.
You, and most Democrats, have spent the last 80 years in a frenzy of nostalgia for the Great Depression, when supposedly everyone pulled together and was joyous in mutual want and misery, and people let the Democrats have unlimited control. This "memory" of the Idyllic Depression is as phoney as accounts of happy slaves singing as they chopped cotton on the ole plantation.
Sadly, for us all, I think the postmortem is that the USA is no longer. The country we THOUGHT existed, voted on nov. 6 and showed that it had cast away the Constitution, free enterprise, independence and any connection to what originally made this country great.
Now that no one buys our votes, the public has long since cast off its cares; for the people that once bestowed commands, consulships, legions, and all else, now meddles no more and longs eagerly for just two things -- bread and circuses. --Juvenal (c.55-c.128 AD), Satire
Read Dr. Sowell and our comments at Am Spec today if you´re wondering why Romney failed , or it is at least another take . I must agree with Uncle Rush again that you can´t compete with Santa Claus or Haniity´s take : a spoiling parent wins out over a disciplining one .
#4 "...Obama also bought a lot of votes by taking over the student loan industry and doling out billions in living expense money to students.There´s a big chunk of these people that don´t even belong in college but are there just to get the extra money on top of the tuition costs…."
Right on the money! What´s the first thing some 25-40ish person does when they lose their job? ´Go back to school…´ This gives them a ´student loan´ to buy a car, sign an apartment lease, buy a flat screen and Playstation, living expenses.. in return they have to pretend to attend college taking a few hours of sop courses with little to no supervision as to how the money is spent. A way of marking time in their lives while they ´get back on their feet.´ All the while feeling noble because they are ´furthering their education.´
Romney knew what he had to face, why didn´t he do more about it? Heck, we all knew what he had to face. I thought he was OK until I worked the polls that day. We acquired new territory to our precinct about 3 years ago. We have had at least 4 elections since then and since I signed up to work there. We had almost a 70% turn out that day. We also had every handicapped person in our precinct turn out . Our chief was busy all day helping them vote which involved taking the voting machine over to a table so that they could get to it easier and not have to lean on the voting machine. We had young people voting for the first time. Mostly those kids come in with their families, but not this time. Young single women showed up, too. Some very old people showed up(FDR types that were old enough to remember him and how much he gave away) and they happily voted for Obama. Except for the very young women that voted their lady parts all of the others think they are going to be saved by Obamacare. Yet, they didn´t understand that they will be the ones that will be given the pill and told to go home. It broke my heart to see this. They didn´t get it that they will receive less care than they do now. Even with all of these new voters, Romney won 2-1.
This is the problem in glaring clarity -- stop bashing the people whose votes you want. Until Republicans learn that, they lose.
Students, young voters, minorities -- need to be lured by what´s reall good for them as in a vibrant economy and jobs so that that far outweighs the appeal of free phones and birth control. Rather than insulting big voter blocs by sneering at them, draw them in with beter ´freebies´ as in freedom vs. authoritarianism, jobs vs. stagnation, substnace vs. style.
And WOMEN are the biggest voter bloc of all -- as long as there are Todd Akins and Richard Mourdocks in the Republican party --the party will lose, not just those individual candidates. WOMEN are 52% of the electorate and Obama won their vote by 12%. Hispanics ecmprise only 10% so Republican men need to learn that even conservative women don´t want to be told they must have a baby that´s the result of rape because that´s what God wants.
As long as that comment is associated with Republicans, no matter how remote the utterance - it will contaminate the entire party. It courses through the collective female conscious and unconscious, and causes women to revolt. Women who have been lifelong Republicans recoil from that one comment in huge numbers.
Mitch Daniels suggested at the beginning of the elction to leave the social issues aside and focus on the other core conservative issues -- economy, taxes, jobs, growth, etc. Figure out how to do that -- get the right hip PR and ad people, not the trolls who thunder on about abortion and gay issues.
And Evangelicals and other arch arch arch conservatives: ZIP IT.
I read the comments from #24 and I am disgusted. Giving is not something that should be supplied by the government. Charity comes from the heart and that is why we have churches and organizations to help with people who are less fortunate. Cheerful giver? That isn´t going to happen when you have government mandating that you have to hand over your earnings that you worked hard for. The earnings that you had to get up at 5am to work for.
It is also disgusting that #24 generalized Republicans in that manner. Did you take a look at Mitt Romney´s charitable giving in comparison to Barack Obama´s giving. Apply your comments to Democrats as well.
1 nitwit, 535 knuckle heads and a handful of army brass with the inability to control their baser instincts ...all who live in a swamp in a small area of this great nation are making the decisions for the rest of the 330 million strong populous - half of whom are on the take which leaves about 115 million actual contributers and law abiding citizenry.
Have I got that right? Is this the BEST we can do my fellow Americans?
Really when you consider the sheer ridiculousness of my figuring it is mind boggling isn´t it? But if I am correct, these are the facts on the ground as the nation lurches toward oblivion and the world is on the verge of WWIII.
I think that is it in a nutshell.....tut tut who knew our end would be at the hands of 1 nitwit, 535 knuckle heads and a few army brass who can´t manage a zipper....
#5, 15, 21 & 29 get it. He did win. There is massive, documented, proven voter fraud in every swing state. Votes are STILL being counted. Romney lost many key states. By only tens of thousands if votes where there was over 100% turn-out. To me, the most demoralizing thing is Romney just rolling over and conceding to Obama in the face of proven voter fraud. I´m shocked & disappointed he isn´t fighting for the presidency and our country. He has failed himself, us, and the country. He ended up being no better than McCain in that aspect.
We knew before he was elecion, that Obama would win any way it took. Now, we know that he is going to turn this country into a communist country to where we have no say into who governs us or how they govern. We are no longer a free country and you will see that the people who voted for Obama will be yelling the loudest because there will be no free goodies for them to have - we will not have any - anymore. We are doomed. We are doomed!!!!!
I am more than happy to support others who are TEMPORARILY down on their luck and need a boost to see them through a rough patch. But I have no Christian duty to provide a cradle to grave living for those who won´t do anything for themselves; those who would´t take a job even if one was offered to them on the proverbial silver platter. I saw a poll taken in Great Britain where in 300,000 households not one person had ever held a job. When they were asked about that, they just said they received their government checks and they were content enough with that. There was no real reason for them to work. If GB has 300,000 such households you have got to know we also have that many or most likely many more. The Lord does not like the word ´idle´ no matter how it is spelled. I´m fed up with the socialists who run around yelling ´WWJD´ asserting that HE would want us to pay for everything for everyone. I wish they would tell me where in scripture Jesus told the people to go back to their villages, sit in their doorsteps, and wait for Rome to deliver their supplies. I´ve been searching the Bible for some time and have yet to find that verse(s).
Demagoguery is an ancient practice. Hussein gave gifts right form the beginning. The undeserving 47% appreciated their Food Stamps plus free telephone, free Obamacare, StudentLoans and Amnesty for illegal Mexicans.
General Juan Peron in Argentina did a similar thing. Seventy years later Argentinians keep electing Peronista governments. Obama understood this and did not care for the future of our country because at heart he is not an American. The 47% knew this but did not care. They just want their freebies.
Appealing to progressives who hate and fear Republicans more than they value the future of their own country and who don´t know--or care--that Obama’s campaign slogan "Forward" is a traditional Marxist term.
Buying union votes with the $447 billion American jobs act that adds a half-trillion dollars in new debt for American taxpayers while reducing our Gross Domestic Product output and pushing our unemployment rate even higher.
Concealing the terrorist murder of four Americans at our diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya—and leveraging the Petraeus Affair--as a political expedience, and by
Stealing the election with traitorous levels of corruption that may never be fully known.
Also, Lab tech I spoke with yesterday and the Dentist I go to--both white--did not seem to care about the election results meaning the take over of the USSA by a Dictator-in-Chief, and what that means to us all.
Democrats have been buying the votes of special interest and victim-groups for decades. Obama´s just carrying on a time-honored tradition. We have officially become a nation of takers instead of makers - it´s all downhill from here.
Charity should begin at the individual level, from the bottom up, not top down; kept at the lowest level possible.
But Democrats are not into church or charity or anything else that requires PERSONAL contributions or time. Just look at what Democrats give PERSONALLY to charitable groups and it is mere pittance compared to what Conservatives give. They are always busy telling everyone how THEY should be more charitable. Hypocrites!
Democrats are great as spending other people´s money but never their own, and showing up for a photo op at every opportunity, taking credit for any good deeds done. Democrats are Marxist and Marxist are on a quest for a multi-class society, where they are the leaders, the "ruling class"; where they have their supporters, the "entitlement class" that are totally dependent on the ruling class; and the "working class" they care nothing about, trying to fund it all.
Republican "disdain" is for the people who believe (and the political party that insists) that welfare is a career choice rather than a safety net. And for the democrat socialist party types that enjoy hurling "WWJD?" in my face all the time I would ask them this: "WWMD?" (what would MARX do?) ´cause the answer is EXACTLY what their party and Øbama is doing...
#24 do you really think that this country is better off now with all of the welfare type programs that were expanded under Lyndon Johnson as his War on Poverty? What has started as a hand up has turned into a hand out and that´s what Republicans are wary of. Mitt Romney and his family donated more money to charity and spent more time volunteering than all the Dems put together. And that was when no one was looking. And he is typical of Republicans. Romney´s take on his loss, is right on the money. Rush calls it Santa Claus policies, and Mitt was more circumspect.
Now that the Santa Claus genie, so to speak, is out of the box, I don´t see how Republicans win again, unless we compromise everything we believe in, big time. It is very, very troubling.
Wasn´t this obvious all along? Shouldn´t we have presented a constructive counter argument to the danger of this posture instead of just highlighting liberal ploy and assuming that everyone would clearly see how dangerous this is for our country?
Perhaps it´s because I´m from Arizona and I wasn´t bombarded with Mitt Romney ads, but I never heard Mitt Romney present any kind of positive message for the future blacks, Hispanics or young people. I can see why they don´t think we care about them.
They are wrong, but I can understand why they don´s see it.
Like him or not, Mr. Electable blew it on message.
Romney was right. And, here we are eating our own again. Just heard Dana Perino on The Five telling Romney to shut up and go away. Then, Bobby Jindal jumps on Romney for telling the truth. I´ve got news for Jindal. If he thinks he is going to win in four years, he will be smeared and lose even worse than Romney did. That´s what Dems do.
RR lost because the leftists have been planning this for decades and now control education, the media, and the bureaucracies. Voters are ignorantrant and fed lies. Ask around and see for yourself how many women voted for Obama because Romney was going to take away their birth control.
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