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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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To: muawiyah

Any suggestions? I’m fresh out of demigods.


21 posted on 11/24/2012 12:48:04 PM PST by carriage_hill (America - a great idea while it lasted.)
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To: carriage_hill

moroni perhaps? maybe masa musa


22 posted on 11/24/2012 12:49:19 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Most of them do not share the Judeo-Christian value system. Thus when Obama says “We are not a Christian nation” this is music to their ears. They go to do their own rituals, traditions, language and except for work, live in suburban ghettos not unlike the Muslims. Just try Palmdale and Lancaster in S. California.


23 posted on 11/24/2012 12:49:47 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: upchuck

Of course he did. Those Repubicans are just trying to cover their own arses. You never hear the DEMS doing things like this. Instead, they circle the wagons around even the most immoral of their base. Not our side, no sireee! Pile on and have the pundits repeat every word they say. No wonder we are called the party of stupid. Our side has much to learn from the marxists.


24 posted on 11/24/2012 12:51:10 PM PST by Catsrus
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To: muawiyah

I think Santa has more ‘oomph’. Maybe Rush can re-work his quote to include a lump of coal.


25 posted on 11/24/2012 12:57:54 PM PST by carriage_hill (America - a great idea while it lasted.)
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To: carriage_hill

He’s definitely gotta’ get real with it ~ even young children know the coal part.


26 posted on 11/24/2012 1:00:07 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: mylife
You are correct. While very hard working Orientals look upon every government program as an opportunity to increase wealth. Well off Chinese in San Francisco diligently work to ‘reunite’ families by bringing parents and grand parents and uncles and aunts to the US. Once here these folks are identified as ‘destitute’ and sign up for general relief and Medicaid. If they have any health problems or can plausibly claim one they begin the process for SSI. As with the Hispanics the US is not seen as a land of opportunity as it once was presented to immigrants but a land of opportunities to get government money. That along with the rotten public education system that teaches the inmates to (a) despise the cruel racist bullying USA and (b) to look upon the state as the source of economic salvation is the big psychological difference in the current immigrant experience and the classic one. New arrivals are taught to look on the US as a source of loot that one has no real allegiance too. That is just one of the many things the libs and the Rats have done to our country. Gingrich is just another Beltway insider who doesn't recognize what is being done to his country because he can live in the bubble in DC and ignore all the destructive social trends that the Rats he associates with every day are doing to us.
27 posted on 11/24/2012 1:04:50 PM PST by robowombat
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To: muawiyah

Flawed or not, that quote has caused a lot of fur to fly, since he made it.


28 posted on 11/24/2012 1:09:17 PM PST by carriage_hill (America - a great idea while it lasted.)
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To: Steelfish

Even though we always get any refunds by auto bank deposit, 2 days before the election in the mail was a letter from IRS “we found a mistake in your 2011 tax return” and a gubmit check for $25. It might as well had nobama logo on it.

By the way we did not have any $25 error on the 2011 return.


29 posted on 11/24/2012 1:15:15 PM PST by X-spurt (It is time for OFF YOUR FEET and on the gravy-train)
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To: Steelfish

I’ll bet that 95% of freeloaders will vote for the other guy’s taxes to increase to pay for his goodies.


30 posted on 11/24/2012 1:21:46 PM PST by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

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

Well - I guess Obama isn’t the “leader of all the people” then; ‘cause he’s sure divisive. That comment makes anyone who utters it look dishonest and unable to see what’s right in front of their nose!


31 posted on 11/24/2012 1:21:46 PM PST by Twinkie (ABORTION is GENOCIDE of Blacks & Hispanics!)
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To: Steelfish
The Republican politicians who rushed to distance themselves from Romney's accurate comments regarding Obama essentially buying votes with taxpayer money are now dead to me, including that self-promoter, Newt Gingrich. Bobby Jindal has been a disappointment for some time and Chris Christie was always a RINO and never considered anything close to a conservative.

The problem we all face is that the socialist model doesn't work as more and more takers live off of fewer and fewer makers. Former U.K. Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher said it well: "The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money."

32 posted on 11/24/2012 1:27:18 PM PST by Jim Scott
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To: LucianOfSamasota

I believe that “asian” includes an insanely increasing number of people from India. I know my company is dragging them in.

They are raving socialists, all.


33 posted on 11/24/2012 1:49:26 PM PST by Empire_of_Liberty
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To: upchuck
They won't admit it because to all politicians openly criticizing the taxpayer spoils system is as close as you can come to sacrilege in their minds.

On the bright side, paying attention to who in the GOP Romney's comments outrage neatly identifies phony 'conservatives' in our party. They are statists in drag.

34 posted on 11/24/2012 2:11:36 PM PST by skeeter
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To: skeeter
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.

It's not the GOP's to do.

It is a culture of self reliance that needs to be rekindled in America, with someone like Reagan saying come along with me on our grander vision of America.

Can't do that with the education system FUBAR'd by the Uber Commies for the last 40 years, and this is from a Big 10 Prof that got to see it happening before he retired.

They played us, they won, and I am afraid to say it but I think it is over...

35 posted on 11/24/2012 2:21:21 PM PST by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: Steelfish

It’s all about pols staying in office by buying votes.


36 posted on 11/24/2012 2:23:13 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: Steelfish

On the subject of “free stuff” effecting the election:

1. Exactly how many “Obamaphones” were put into the hands of the Democrat’s base voters?
2. Were these phones part of the Dem’s “ground game”?

Has anyone seen info on either question? I suspect that this redistribution program has become, by design, a significant part of the Dem’s get-out-the-vote operation.


37 posted on 11/24/2012 2:33:26 PM PST by Chewbarkah
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To: Steelfish
Free handouts to those that never wanted to work again was huge. Welfare including food stamps gave most of these freeloaders more money than a paycheck could when you consider they eliminate income tax and the cost of going to work. Corrupt business received billions which purchased more voters. Add voter fraud by most of these purchased voters and businesses, what did we expect. COMMUNISM.
38 posted on 11/24/2012 3:16:09 PM PST by Logical me
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To: DIRTYSECRET
Of course he wasn't wrong. He just asked about the crazy aunt that no one talks about.

Impeach the kenyan or secession.


39 posted on 11/24/2012 5:13:48 PM PST by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; ONE BOX LEFT!)
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To: upchuck

Mitt might have been wrong on a number of things, but on this declaration he was absolutely correct. His critics are delusional and demonstrative of political correctness. In other words the critics are full of crap.


40 posted on 11/24/2012 5:38:17 PM PST by Texas Songwriter ( i)
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