That Ain’t It: Mitt Romney Says Obama Won By Offering “Gifts” To Blacks, Young Voters And Women

November 15, 2012  |  

Source: WENN

Since President Obama won re-election last Tuesday, a lot of folks have been extremely salty and in denial, and one of those people just happens to be Mitt Romney. While the President spent his day yesterday talking to reporters about the possibility of working with Romney in the future since he agreed with some of the Governor’s ideas on certain things, Romney was throwing shade in a phone conversation with campaign donors where he claimed that the reason he couldn’t bring in a “W” for them was because the President won over voters with his promises, which Romney called “gifts.” According to USA Today, he says, “The president’s campaign, if you will, focused on giving targeted groups a big gift. He made a big effort on small things.” Yet he believes that his campaign tried to pay attention to big issues that affected the whole country, worrying about foreign policy issues, a strong economy and more. This is what he had to say according to The New York Times:

“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 … 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 … 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.”

Romney went on to call the President’s alleged strategy an “old playbook” that singles out certain interest groups while alienating the public at large. Too bad that’s not really why President Obama won and Mitt Romney is licking his wounds with pissy donors right now. Too bad he didn’t bring up his damaging 47 percent comments, or the Republican party’s obsession with talking about rape, or the fact that Romney did a whole lot of flip flopping throughout the campaign so that people–black, Hispanic, young, old, whatever–barely could figure out where he stood on issues that mattered. The man spent more time trying to say what the specific crowd in front of him wanted to hear rather than sticking to his guns and having a backbone. Too bad he thought he could buy the election and assume he could ignore the 47 percent he tried to diss behind closed doors. But I could go on. Either way, it’s a shame that folks can’t be gracious losers. And besides, everyone can benefit from the promises President Obama made, not just these certain voting groups. And on a sidenote, when did people run campaigns where they weren’t promising big things to get voters on their side? Don’t knock it because you didn’t do it right, sir.


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  • The republicans only talked about rape when answering something the democrats were saying.

  • mac

    Gifts?….you mean like promising tax breaks to the top 2%?—-oh wait

  • What’s wrong with having health care that we need what’s wrong with giving immigrants a chance ROMNEY? Clinton had a bigger amnesty, so what? he is just trying to help everyone in America. You sir are a sore loser

  • Donna

    This is the fool that was elected governor in MA. I couldn’t stand him then & I can’t stand him now. My suggestion to Romney is this: put on on your big boy underoos and get over it. You loss the election and OBAMA is PRESIDENT !

  • What gifts? Health insurance? birth control? female specialty doctors? Really bruh, what gifts?

  • Cleo

    Mitten girl please have a seat, you lost boo.

  • TallGyal7

    Why is this man still in the news? It’s over Romney! You whining about losing is not going to change anything so move the hell on already, the rest of us have. We’re busy moving FORWARD!!!

  • dani

    Well I’m still waiting on my gift. Does it come in the mail or did I have to go pick it up from somewhere ?

    • kierah

      And if I don’t want my gift can I redeem it for cash or an exotic vacation?

  • Patricia

    Romney need to go somewhere and sit down somewhere. He can dish it out, but he cannot take it. Losing for an example. Romney made a lot of Blacks angry with the 47% comment, hispanics with the immigration issues, comments that he has made about women and equal pay, asian people calling China crooks in the last debate on foreign policy. Somebody need to educate this idiot that he needs to go back and watch the second and the third debates and point out to him those things that he said but is in denial. And these so called people who sign petition to “secede from the union” which it will not happen, they act like a bunch of immature children. Upset because Romney lost. Romney has already told these people that he was not going to do anything to help them. And these people still believe that this man is going to help them when he straight out and told them that he was not going to do so. Romney own wife has said something to the nature that Romney was not emotionally stable ( I am paraphrasing it) when crisis arises in the US if he were president. He lost his home state of Massachutes. I have never seen so many ignorant and stupid people in my time. Romney needs to take his being a loser like a man should take it shut up and sit down before he once again put his foot in his mouth.

  • Cakester

    I got my gift… Romney didn’t win!!! He needs to get over it! Hopefully his resume is more prepared than his concession speech!

    • Cleo

      Wasn’t that speech pathetic tho, I was like really this is all you have to say lol. He was too confident.

      • Cakester

        For real!!!!!!!!! He was so confident he would win that he only wrote an acceptance speech! So molded!!!!

    • MLS2698

      I got that one too. But I sure will be looking in the mail everyday for the rest of these ” gifts.”

  • Na Na

    Well you play to win Romney! You should have stepped your strategy game up. Ever heard of ORCA? Research it. Its romney’s Election Day strategy that failed horribly. You played chess with checker pieces and your still trying to pin the tail on the donkey. #moveon

  • aprettylovely1

    I didn’t get a gift 🙁

  • JaneDoe

    Where and when were these promises made bc I sure didn’t get my gift in the mail..

    • TeahMonae

      Exactly! I’m still waiting on my 30 acres and a mule.

      • MLS2698

        Funny that they would offer a mule….a STERILE animal! Once you work him to death, that’s it! I’ll take your other 10 acres if you don’t want them……it’s 40 acres…Lol!

  • get real

    Now do you women see how crazy you sound when you say” black people can vote for him if they want’. See what Star Jones and just about every black person with a brain says? Look at how he CONTINUES to insult blacks, latinos and women..

    • mac

      This is an odd analogy, but just like how black women overlook the misogyny in rap music because they believe the rappers aren’t talking about them, is the way same Black Republicans think.

      When white Republicans say “black people”, Black Repubs don’t believe they’re talking about black people in general. Only “those type”. The so called welfare kings and queens. They’ve convinced themselves that white Republicans see them as equals and that they’re “not like the rest of them”.

      Little do they know.