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MITT WASN’T ALL WRONG ABOUT ‘GIFTS’
Human Events ^ | November 20, 2012 | Patrick J. Buchanan

Posted on 11/24/2012 11:28:25 AM PST by Steelfish

MITT WASN’T ALL WRONG ABOUT ‘GIFTS’

By: Patrick J. Buchanan 11/20/2012 “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.”

Oh. Was not Abe Lincoln at least mildly “divisive”? Did not FDR insult Wall Street folks by calling them “money changers in the temple of our civilization”? Was Ronald Reagan a uniter not a divider when he said, “Let the bloodbath begin!” and mocked “welfare queens”?

And Harry Truman, did he not insult and divide — and win?

“I just think it’s nuts,” Newt Gingrich told ABC’s Martha Raddatz of Romney’s remark, kicking him again in an Austin TV interview:

“Gov. Romney’s analysis … is insulting and profoundly wrong. … We didn’t lose Asian-Americans because they got any gifts. He did worse with Asian-Americans than he did with Latinos. This is the hardest-working and most successful ethnic group in America, OK, they ain’t into gifts.”

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1 posted on 11/24/2012 11:28:30 AM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

He wasn’t wrong at all. I’ll remember those Monday morning statements and who stated them.


2 posted on 11/24/2012 11:33:17 AM PST by DIRTYSECRET
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To: Steelfish

0 promised free things, paid for by Whitey.
Romney promised that he would respect hard-working people who pay for 0’s free things.
The freeloaders won.
So what happens now, as there are fewer and fewer suckers who are willing to go out and work in the cold, paying for their own gas and clothes, and who have half their pay seized by the government?

Communism.


3 posted on 11/24/2012 11:45:44 AM PST by I want the USA back
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To: Steelfish

Romney was absolutely correct, and if the GOP does not find some way to stigmatize reliance on public largess as it once was they will never win another national election.


4 posted on 11/24/2012 11:48:13 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Steelfish

“You can’t expect to be the leader of all the people and be divisive.”

0bama does!


5 posted on 11/24/2012 11:50:45 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Steelfish

Romney told the truth, the truth isn’t allowed in America.

Can you even imagine these low life cowardly republican SOB’s, knowing they are sitting on an incredible mountain of spending and debt, and decrying the idea that voters are getting stuff??


6 posted on 11/24/2012 11:54:03 AM PST by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way!)
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To: Steelfish

So why DO Asians vote Dem?


7 posted on 11/24/2012 11:54:49 AM PST by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: Steelfish

I know plenty of Asian Americans that while successful are right at the front of the line for freebies.

Freebies ARE a problem.


8 posted on 11/24/2012 11:55:11 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Steelfish

Anyone, anyone who disputes Romney’s statement, isn’t grounded in reality. He’s 100% correct;

“You can’t beat Santa Claus”. (Rush)


9 posted on 11/24/2012 11:57:17 AM PST by carriage_hill (America - a great idea while it lasted.)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

“You can’t beat Santa Claus”. (Rush)


10 posted on 11/24/2012 11:59:19 AM PST by carriage_hill (America - a great idea while it lasted.)
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To: carriage_hill

Come on now CH!
Everbody knows Rush is a divider! LOL


11 posted on 11/24/2012 12:00:38 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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12 posted on 11/24/2012 12:01:18 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: mylife

Bad, bad whiteguy, Rush!


13 posted on 11/24/2012 12:08:13 PM PST by carriage_hill (America - a great idea while it lasted.)
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To: Steelfish
I luv Mrs Santa Claus!


14 posted on 11/24/2012 12:10:06 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Steelfish

Asians? Aren’t they the recipients of chain migration big time with condos and free stuff for their elderly relatives?


15 posted on 11/24/2012 12:27:35 PM PST by mom.mom
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To: Steelfish

This is the European model - Obama executed it rather well, and we will all the price for it now. I wouldn’t be surprised if that forevermore we will have to gift voters for their vote - unless someones unwinds the entitlements - and guess what, no one will if they want to be elected.

We conservatives will be the most frustrated... how will we win elections when the other side is buying votes ? Even if the country is center right - people are going to vote with their pocketbook.... and worse still relatively few even are aware of the issues.


16 posted on 11/24/2012 12:33:35 PM PST by mike_9958
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To: skeeter
Bump.

Thank you for perfectly stating my thought.

Sir Alexander Tytler:

And here we are.

Romney just stated the truth. Too bad all the others don't have the cojones to admit he's right.

17 posted on 11/24/2012 12:43:11 PM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: carriage_hill

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dd7FixvoKBw&feature=youtu.be


18 posted on 11/24/2012 12:44:44 PM PST by carriage_hill (America - a great idea while it lasted.)
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To: carriage_hill

Use a different demigod. Santa Claus delivers coal ~ Obama doesn’t want you to have coal. Huge difference there!


19 posted on 11/24/2012 12:45:05 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: upchuck

The folks who thought that lived in a time when democracy was little known beyond theories propounded in books. They certainly didn’t live in democracies.


20 posted on 11/24/2012 12:47:22 PM PST by muawiyah
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