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Mitt Romney’s 47% Statement Was Heart Felt As He Blames Women, Minorities, & The Young For His Defeat

imageMitt Romney simply does not get it. America has been better to Mr. Romney than to most not because of his inherent ability but his inheritance. He sits on top from the deeds of others as he complains about those who either fight for equal access because of their moral incline or those who need a hand up for equal access because of the hand they were dealt.

We were lucky that enough saw through this man of lacking character and elected someone we know will be a president to all. I will be discussing this on my Coffee Party USA show Politics Done Right Saturday at 12:00 Noon to 2:00 PM Central Standard Time (1PM to 3PM Eastern).

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November 14, 2012, 5:15 pm139 Comments

Romney Blames Loss on Obama’s ‘Gifts’ to Minorities and Young Voters

By ASHLEY PARKER

A week after losing the election to President Obama, Mitt Romney blamed his overwhelming electoral loss on what he said were big “gifts” that the president had bestowed on loyal Democratic constituencies, including young voters, African-Americans and Hispanics.

In a conference call on Wednesday afternoon with his national finance committee, Mr. Romney said that the president had followed the “old playbook” of wooing specific interest groups — “especially 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 health care 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.”

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Romney Blames Loss on Obama’s ‘Gifts’ to Minorities and Young Voters – NYTimes.com

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