Skip to comments.Jindal slams Romney for 'gifts' comment about minorities, young voters
Posted on 11/14/2012 7:38:11 PM PST by tobyhill
Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana fiercely shot back at Mitt Romneys claim Wednesday that President Barack Obama outmatched the 2012 Republican presidential nominee by offering "gifts" to African-Americans, Hispanics and young voters.
I absolutely reject that notion, Jindal, who was a surrogate for Romneys campaign, said at the Republican Governors Association conference in Las Vegas. I think that's absolutely wrong.
I don't think that represents where we are as a party and where we're going as a party, he continued. That has got to be one of the most fundamental takeaways from this election.
Romney made the comments on a call with top donors Wednesday afternoon, various news outlets have reported. The former Massachusetts governor also made similar arguments on a separate call earlier in the morning, CNN confirmed.
"What the president, 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," Romney said in the afternoon call, according to audio aired on ABC News.
Romney, who lost to Obama by 126 electoral votes, said the president courted voters by offering policies - some of them this election year - that appealed to key constituencies.
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Sorry Bobby, I love ya man, BUT THIS TIME ROMNEY IS RIGHT!
Romney is right and I respect him for saying so. What he left out is the gift for all ozombies, that would be socialism.
We have seen the enemy . .and it includes “us”
Sometimes Gov., you just keep your trap shut. If you can’t acknowledge the buying of votes, the demographics of voting and the generational differences then you are being either very naive or very untruthful
The leadership of the GOP doesn’t get it and sadly some of the politicians are clueless too. Put a fork in Jindal’s chances for the presidency. Pandering to minorities is only going to add more of them to the Democratic ranks. If the GOP wants to be a vanilla version of the Democratic Party then it is over for them and the Tea Party and other conservatives need to bail out now.
Romney would have been better served, as we would have been, had he said this during the campaign and not backed off his 47% comment. NOW he grows a pair. THANKS MITT.
And Ryan is slamming Obama today too. We needed something to piss these guys off BEFORE they got beat. If it had, they wouldn’t have gotten beat.
There are other ways to appeal to minorities and what not without pandering to them with goodies.
Jindal declares himself GOPe.
I told ya so.
Never liked Jindal. He isn’t able to combine words into an intelligible sentence.
Republicans are deathly afraid of being called names. Until they get over that we will never win and we may never win again in my lifetime unless something happens to focus the young, the urban voters and the vaginacentric on their survival rather than their obamaphones, useless 200,000 educations and uterus’s.
Yes, its the being fearful of the names that I refer to. That can change immediately, and should.
I just do not understand why Republicans have to jump on each other for every controversial (if not true) comment.
Certainly. Overdue. If we’re gonna lose the least we can do is bloody up the other guy with some well placed elbows and knees.
As an aside, did you know that Mrs Petraeus was a 190,000 per year dc bureaucrat? What a cesspool DC is.
Well Bobby, you’re half right, as Romney didn’t phrase it properly.
Romney should have said, “Obama won because he’s spent Billions on vote buying programs and promised Billions more.”
Geez what is up with Republicans eating their own..this is what is wrong with the GOP, too many of them are afraid to speak the TRUTH about Obama..Romney is RIGHT..he is 100 percent right..Obama gives people freebies, which unfortunately trumps freedom every single time..just give people abortion on demand, free birth control pills, Obamaphones, and food stamps and they will continue to vote Dem
Romney's right. Baracka Claus bought the votes.
Buying votes is illegal!!!
All this guys sure turned fast. How can you live with yourself and knowing your family will hear you are a liar?
Auto bailouts, promises to unions. Let’s see what gets delivered.
This type of bickering does nothing but distract from what really happened. This election was stolen by massive voter fraud in the swing states. I dnn’t know exactly how they did it, but I am sure that it happened. Until Republicans are willing to step forward and confront the cheating in a meaningful way... this country will continue circling the drain.
Please, leave Santa out of this. Even he has his standards, verified by no less credible than Will Ferrell.
There is a naughty and nice list and there is coal in one’s stocking. It HAS been used.
They are not going to do so.
First Jindal says that Republicans shouldn’t protect the rich and now he bashes Romney for using the word “Gifts”. Get over it already. Obama has been spending a ton of tax money on gifts for others and gifts for himself. I didn’t hear Jindal utter this amount of grievances against Obama during the campaign as he is now doing to the GOP and Romney.
The Constitution should protect the rich from an unstoppable govt. with aims to confiscate as much as they can. If the rich aren’t protected, how is it expected that the middle class and the poor are going to be protected. The truth is that if we don’t get some sense, someday in the near future, the rich, middle class, and poor are all going to be miserable and only the power wielding rulers of govt. will be living the American Dream.
Bobby should keep his mouth shut, and be happy that he is safely in a red state.
Romney lost because republicans failed to show up, pure and simple.
Jindal is behaving foolishly.
Jindal is my governor. It pains me when people call him a Conservative. The guy got out of college and went straight into government.
Yes he can parrot Conservative jargon effortlessly. But his governing record is one of a RINO.
Jindal like many other pseudo Conservatives have not internalized a deep belief in limited government.
Jindal's first love is the "good" the State (meaning government at any level) can accomplish.
Reagan truly viewed government as a necessary "evil." You will NEVER get Jindal to call government a necessary evil.
Sarah is like Reagan in viewing government as a dangerous leviathan.
the Republicans will never say the Truth as we all know it because they have no intention of changing the Status Quo in the District of Criminals.
To think otherwise is to deceive ourselves. Romney would not have made the cuts in the Government behemoth that would be necessary to stop the bleeding either. Now Obama is poised to raise our taxes to feed the Machine, to pay that bitches 187,000 yr salary and tens, hundreds of thousands like her.
Wake me when a New Party for the US Constitution has formed as the GOP is lost to me.
Romney is a loser and has no political future.
So better to leave the stage and let people like Jindal who are actually conservatives to take over.
Yep and showing his CINO core. See my previous post.
I don’t give a rats behind about what romney thinks at this moment. He didn’t engage. He played a rope-a-dope strategy and lost.
I can hear it now, “12 million jobs”
Too bad Romney didn't stand up to this stolen election.
DemocRATS have no problem trashing Republicans daily, but when someone in the GOP has the balls to go after Obama some in the RINO party have to go after that person its ridiculous. What Romney said was right, you give freebies to people and you own them for life its that simple..what Romney said was accurate yet you have Jindal bashing him for it..when will some in the GOP learn to stop kissing Obama’s ass
Bobby Jindal is dead to me.
Rubio, btw, is not a Natural Born Citizen. Is Jindal?
What? Better see post 29. I think we have deluded ourselves long enough as to whom it is that is conservative left in the Republican Party and its apparatus. These guys are players of the Bush-Rove mob. That would mean not-all-that-conservative.
please see post 28. Jindal is a CINO. He record shows that in no way could he be considered a true believer in limited government.
If Jindal was President he would disappoint us on the domestic front (like GWB.)
Yes, Romney is right this time. Jindal needs to keep quiet. Obama cut, sliced, and diced, and thus Balkanized the American electorate with each group being catered to from single women, to illegals, to Hindu Asians and Muslims, (”America is not a Christian nation”), to Blacks, GLBT, etc.
When they drive through Oklahoma (to answer your question). ;D
A really good analogy on how Obama got elected.
From a teacher in the Nashville area:
We are worried about “the cow” when it is all about the “Ice Cream.”
The most eye-opening civics lesson I ever had was while teaching third grade this year.
The presidential election was heating up and some of the children showed an interest.
I decided we would have an election for a class president. We would choose our nominees.
They would make a campaign speech and the class would vote.
To simplify the process, candidates were nominated by other class members.
We discussed what kinds of characteristics these students should have.
We got many nominations and from those, Jamie and Olivia were picked to run for the top spot.
The class had done a great job in their selections. Both candidates were good kids.
I thought Jamie might have an advantage because he got lots of parental support.
I had never seen Olivia’s mother.
The day arrived when they were to make their speeches Jamie went first.
He had specific ideas about how to make our class a better place.
He ended by promising to do his very best.
Every one applauded. He sat down and Olivia came to the podium.
Her speech was concise. She said, “If you will vote for me, I will give you ice cream.”
She sat down. The class went wild. “Yes! Yes! We want ice cream.”
She surely would say more. She did not have to.
A discussion followed. How did she plan to pay for the ice cream? She wasn’t sure.
Would her parents buy it or would the class pay for it. She didn’t know.
The class really didn’t care. All they were thinking about was ice cream.
Jamie was forgotten. Olivia won by a land slide.
Every time Barack Obama opens his mouth he offers ice cream, fifty two percent
of the people react like nine year olds. They want ice cream. The other forty eight
percent know they’re going to have to feed the cow and clean up the mess.
Well, there goes whatever respect I once had for Jindal.
OF COURSE Ubama and the rats use other people’s money to buy the votes of their party’s base of moochers and parasites - - it’s what the Democrat party is all about. What got into Jindal that he’s decided to run like a scared bunny rabbit from the Democrat “mainstream” newsrooms? Wow.. what a coward.
Of course, I don’t follow Jindal’s career that closely - - has he always been a coward?
Neither Jindal nor Rubio are natural born citizens. Both are ineligible.
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Talk about hitting a nerve!
Even some Republican cowards are running scared from the rat newsrooms.
Jindal just wrote himself out of any national conversation, at least in the GOP.
if Jindal is not a conservative, then what about Romney?
Romney switched back and forth, flip flopped , changed his positions so many times during his political career, it is hard to see what exactly Romney stands for. He said whatever the audience wanted to hear. He showered Obama and Clinton with praises, then he is whining that those guys played dirty politics when Romney played the same dirty politics during the republican primary?
Romeny has to do what election losers generally do , he should slid away quietly from the stage and leave the playground to others.
I suspect that a few minorities find that they can acquire power and wealth by being novelty acts - running as Republicans. They don’t really have any principles or stand for anything. But they have found that the Republicans are so desperate for a token minority that they can get themselves elected or appointed to high office fairly easily. Jindal. Colin Powell. Rubio. A few others come to mind. The mask comes off eventually and they show us they are more loyal to race than to conservative principles.
Republicans are nearly as eager to prove they are not racist by voting for a person of color as the Democrats are. And this is what we get.
It’s a shame Thomas Sowell never ran for office. I have no doubt of his conservative principles.
Romneys unpopularity was the cause of our defeat. It is estimated that 7 million white did not vote in this election. Romney ran a take no prisoners primary, burying his opponents under a ton of money. Turned out that money could not make Romney popular. Try as he would, Romney failed, because he lacks the common touch. And he ignores the plain fact that without the blind loyalty of blacks, Obama could not have won. He is their tribal leader.
I look forward to the time when folks quit slamming Romney. The GOP cannot win the White House with a liberal nominee. It’s really just that simple. Romney is what he is and what he is disqualified his candidacy. It’s time to let him quietly enjoy the rest of his life.
You are the kind of fellow who got Blanco elected governor of Louisiana. Then watched her stand there stunned, knowing not what to do when Katrina came roaring in.