Romney’s parting shot proves that he meant the comments about the 47%.
In a conference call today with his national finance committee, Romney took refuge in his latest excuse for losing; Obama won because he gave “gifts” to African Americans, Hispanics, young people and women. Also, the race was “close” according to a vaguely confused Romney, suggesting that he really does have a tough time with math. 206-332 is not “close”.
We got more classic Romney with, “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.” Showing that he really understands the Hispanic community by referring to “illegals”, eh? Why didn’t he win!? It must be Obama’s fault.
Romney said Obama used the “old playbook,” going after “especially the African-American community, the Hispanic community and young people” with gifts.
The “gifts” only continued, Romney explained, “In each case they were very generous in what they gave to those groups. With regards to the young people, for instance, a forgiveness of college loan interest, was a big gift. 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.”
Showing how much he doesn’t get it, Mitt Romney claimed that his campaign was about “big issues” for everyone, while Obama won because of his “big effort on small things”; aka, “gifts” for what we can only assume are the lazy, illegal sluts of America, including amnesty for “illelgals”, contraception for women, and forgiveness on college loans.
These things are also known as policies that benefit the middle class and poor, and help make America the land of opportunity it is. But they are “gifts” in Romney-ese.
Yes, damn those people who voted for the person who looked after their interests. These programs, by the way, that even Romney admits save average Americans a lot of money, are “small things”, whereas his vague tax plan for the rich was a Big Idea. Never mind that doubling down on Bush’s tax cuts isn’t exactly a new or novel idea in the age of Grover Norquist.
Romney’s “gifts” to the 1% and offshore tax havens and subsidies are not seen as gifts by Republicans. And yet, that is exactly what they are. The problem is that Romney picked a very small group of people to represent, and those people have been trained by Fox et al to disdain the rest of America. It turns out, selling the rest of America the same trickle down lies didn’t fly as well when wrapped in contempt. Go figure — another fact that Romney can’t wrap his mind around.
Romney will never see that in smearing everyone who voted for Obama as a freeloader bribed by a “gift”, he again shows his contempt for average Americans. Romney’s tone suggests that privately he is cursing the “sluts” (per Rush Limbaugh, whom Romney never did manage to condemn) who voted for Obama to get their free contraceptives. The illegals, the welfare victims and the sluts elected the black Santa for the gifts. “Those people”, whom Romney assured his wealthy donors on the secret tape, will never vote for him because they are “victims” who feel entitled to things like food and healthcare.
Another shocker for Romney must have been that the “victims” who won’t vote for him are the majority of this country. Also, eight out of ten of the wealthiest counties in the country went for Obama.
Miserly, stingy Romney who wants the poor and middle class to pay for more jet fuel for the 1% can’t understand why you would vote for someone else, except that you tacky people were bribed by gifts. It surely couldn’t have been Romney’s failures.
First it was Sandy, then Christie, and now Santa Obama. Never Mitt Romney’s epic failure of a campaign, the fact that he had no tax plan and his foreign policy failures made the entire world nervous, his propensity to insult everyone he came into contact with including our allies, the “unmitigated disaster” of his ORCA app that was not properly tested, his lack of ground game, his failure to show his tax returns or show us the math, his contempt for half of America, his family’s brutish aura of entitlement, his consistent snobbery or close brushes with ethics and the law.
No, no, it was Santa’s fault. Santa ruined Romney’s $900 million play for the White House. Romney never had an idea for the country. He seemed, by most accounts, to be running because of his belief that he was entitled to be President. His ego combined with his inherent failures as a candidate cost around 900 million dollars. Who wants gifts again?
We will miss Mitt Romney and his singular talent of finding new ways of demonstrating his smug, supercilious sense of personal entitlement and disgust with the rest of America for failing to have been born to rich parents, as he had the good fortune to be.