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Mitt wasn’t all wrong about ‘gifts’
Creators Syndicate, by Patrick J. Buchanan

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Posted By:jackson, 11/20/2012 9:02:13 AM

“What the president’s campaign did was focus on certain members of his base coalition, give them extraordinary financial gifts from the government and then work very aggressively to turn them out to vote, and that strategy worked.” Thus did political analyst Mitt Romney identify the cause of his defeat in a call to disconsolate contributors. Republicans piled on. “Completely unhelpful,” Gov. Bobby Jindal told Wolf Blitzer. We don’t advance the “debate by insulting folks.” “A terrible thing to say,” Chris Christie told Joe Scarborough. “You can’t expect to be the leader of all the people and be divisive.”

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Mitt wasn´t ANY wrong about gifts. And Pat explains why. Also Jindal is a jerk.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: WAN2, 11/20/2012 9:07:07 AM     (No. 9025159)

Rush is right. Politicians (all slants) pander to get votes. They now all know their careers rest on giving stuff. Last one leaving--turn out the lights.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Keekng, 11/20/2012 9:15:38 AM     (No. 9025183)

Christie has lost all my respect, Jindal is not far behind.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: youngtexan, 11/20/2012 9:17:52 AM     (No. 9025190)

Mitt is right. US of A elected Santa Clause.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Mobyclik, 11/20/2012 9:23:16 AM     (No. 9025195)

´´... give them extraordinary financial gifts from the government...´´

No Pat, that´s ´from the TAXPAYERS!´

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Reply 5 - Posted by: heartlandgal, 11/20/2012 9:26:18 AM     (No. 9025199)

My daughter teaches outside of Chicago. Just had parent/teacher conferences. 9 out of 13 appointments showed up. Free gift cards for attending, plus free turkeys were given away in the lunch room. Future democratic voters!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Lt.Mom, 11/20/2012 9:28:14 AM     (No. 9025204)

If only Mitt Romney had run on the words he had to offer after the battle was lost, he would probably have gotten those stay-at-home Americans to run to the polls and cast a vote for him. As it was, they figured he was not much different from Obama.

But the Republican ´elite´ reaction to his words show why he probably ran a soft campaign. Mitt, you should have told them where to get off. They are worthless and their message stinks. Ignore them and don´t apologize for telling the truth.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: tonyl, 11/20/2012 10:19:09 AM     (No. 9025352)

I have a little math formula here:

Millions more on food stamps
+ Millions more on SS dissability
+ grown government
+ tax paid union bailouts
+ immigrants getting benefits
__________________________________
= re-election

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Reply 8 - Posted by: msjena, 11/20/2012 10:21:43 AM     (No. 9025359)

Obama learned from the two masters--Franklin Roosevelt and Rod Blagojevich. Roosevelt directed "New Deal" money to districts where he needed votes. This is well known now and was well known in his day. Blago did things like give free bus and train rides to seniors along with free prescription drugs and license fee waivers and property tax relief. If not for the crime of spoiling
O´s reelection party with his Senate seat shenanigans, Blago probably would have been reelected.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: hotrod, 11/20/2012 10:23:10 AM     (No. 9025368)

I guess John F. Kennedy is not much of a democrat hero any more. I mean, what kind of democrat would say: ´´Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country´´ (sic).

Now, it´s ´´gimmie, gimmie, gimmie. Make the suckers pay!´´

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Reply 10 - Posted by: pineledger, 11/20/2012 10:44:21 AM     (No. 9025446)

I´m with 2.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: right-turn, 11/20/2012 12:02:39 PM     (No. 9025642)

Romney was being generous. Just check the figures and see how many millions are getting checks without working, free phones but only is you don´t pay taxes, free rent, free medical care, free free free.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: TXknitter, 11/20/2012 12:25:44 PM     (No. 9025715)

#6. I have been thinking along those same lines lately. Mitt did everything just exactly how the establishment guys told him to do. We got a kinder, gentler, super safe campaign - and we lost. If only Romney had stayed the Mitt in that first debate, things might have turned out differently. He slaughtered Obama. I am seeing the same pattern with Rubio now. The big boys have promised him the moon and they are orchestrating his every move.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: MDMuskrat, 11/20/2012 12:31:28 PM     (No. 9025729)

The disgusting "leadership" in the GOP jumps ugly on Mitt for stating an obvious truth.

What motives might these pathetic politicians (Jindal, Christie, Gingrich, Kasich) have for doing the Dem´s work, piling on a decent man (perhaps the last one who will ever seek the office)?

Which of these gifts did Obama and his henchmen not use to full advantage?:

Obama’s Columbia Professors, Cloward & Piven, taught:Overwhelm the System:
Food Stamps * SSI Disability * Unemployment Comp * Welfare * Medicaid * ´Free´ Cell Phones, * Relaxed Immigration ´Laws´, etc.

(It’s working)


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Reply 14 - Posted by: Wetlandz, 11/20/2012 4:28:09 PM     (No. 9026200)

Mitt would have worked hard and been a man worthy of the office, Ryan as well. I´m definitely not trusting Rubio Jindal Christie or newt right now.



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