Skip to comments.Robert Reich: Why Romney is going down
Posted on 09/18/2012 3:48:53 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Unemployment is still above 8 percent, job gains aren't even keeping up with population growth, the economy is barely moving forward. And yet, according to most polls, the Romney-Ryan ticket is falling further and further behind. How can this be?
Because Republicans are failing the central test of electability. Instead of putting together the largest possible coalition of voters, they're relying largely on one slice of America -- middle-aged white men -- and alienating just about everyone else.
Start with Hispanics, whose electoral heft keeps growing as they become an ever-larger portion of the electorate. Hispanics now favor President Obama over Romney by a larger margin than they did six months ago.
Why? In February's Republican primary debate, Romney dubbed Arizona's controversial immigration policy, which authorized police to demand proof of citizenship from anyone who looks Hispanic, a "model law" for the rest of the nation.
Romney then attacked GOP rival Rick Perry, the governor of Texas, for supporting in-state tuition at the University of Texas for children of undocumented immigrants. And Romney advocates what he calls "self-deportation" -- making life so difficult for undocumented immigrants and their families that they choose to leave.
As if all this weren't enough, the GOP has been pushing voter ID laws all over America...
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I don’t like Obama but I can’t bring myself to vote for Romney, I’ll find whatever write-in candidate best suits my preferences for this election.
Robert Reisssssssssssssssssscccccccccccccccchhhhhhhhhh is an idiot-savant dwarf whose opinions should ALWAYS be ignored. He is a knee-jerk leftist and never has an original idea, ever.
If it’s not ok to be cruel to certain groups, why is it ok to be cruel to white men? I’ve got news for you, Robert Reicccccccch, white men are not The Man any more. The Man is now gay and brown and possibly transgender. You are a middle aged white man. You are now your own hated group.
Here’s a dirty little secret. Among hispanics there is a considerable amount of infighting (Mexicans, Cubans, Puerto Ricans, etc) Not to mention light vs dark skinned Hispanics. There seems to be more resentment among each other than across racial lines. But then again, doesen’t this sort of thing exist, to a certtain extent in any other racial/ethnic/religious groups?
I cannot think of a single time that Robert ReichCHchCHchCHchCHchCHchCHchCHchCHchCH was right about anyting.
Reich is never right about anything, so supporters of MYTH should take cheer.
He’ll have to go down a long way to see eye to eye with you, Reichhhhhhhhh.
LOL! Hornswaggle, from the WWE looking like he’s getting ready to kick CM Punk in the shins. Reich vs Hornswaggle in a Hell in a Cell match, THAT would be something to see;)
“I guess Robert Reichhhhhhhhhhh hasnt seen Obamas poll numbers with Independents.
So low they are at eye level.”
Well,,,, not at his eye level yet. That’s why he comes up short in his reasoning. He’s stumped!
Well, isn’t that special. Thanks for sharing.
Not a problem. My libtard neighbors are letting me fill out their absentee ballots in exchange for a bottle of cheap wine. SO, it’s a wash.
BTW, Welcome to FR.
O’lefty just signed up to today to share that with you. Super special!
Hey Robert, vertigo? Shirley you’re sick and have been puking after all that spinning.
More nut busting from the left...they do not want the feeble minded unsure voters going to the polls to vote the magic negro out. Feeding the lie that Omoron will win in a landslide is all they got...I REPEAT, IT’S ALL THEY GOT!
Don’t fall for it.
Being short and stupid is no way to go through life.
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