Skip to comments.Romney Adviser: We Lost Because Far Right Has Taken Party to Place It Doesn’t Belong
Posted on 11/18/2012 11:48:22 AM PST by greyfoxx39
Carlos Gutierrez, adviser to Mitt Romneys presidential campaign, said Sunday he was shocked by Romneys comments this week on minorities.
I think we lost the election because the far right of this party has taken the party to a place that it doesnt belong.
In an interview set to air in full Sunday on CNNs State of the Union with Candy Crowley, Gutierrez also sharply criticized Romneys remarks made on a call Wednesday with donors following his loss in last weeks election. Romney explained his loss in part by pointing to gifts President Barack Obama gave to certain groups that turned out in high numbers.
Gutierrez, the former secretary of commerce, said he was shocked by Romneys comments.
I think we lost the election because the far right of this party has taken the party to a place that it doesnt belong, he said. We are the party of prosperity, of growth, of tolerance. I mean these immigrants who come across and what they do wrong is they risk their lives, they come here and they work because they want to be part of the American Dream.
lost because it was a rigged election and Col West is the only one fighting this.
Does anyone else see the irony of Candy “Candy-bar” Crowley interviewing him?
You keep your softball "too nice" RINO moderate-losers...
(Dole.... McLame.... Romney....)
We'll take a new party...
Shut up Swino!
FUMR!! (but I repeat myself)
These people will never win an election again. They exclude the base and then blame them for losing.
I keep hearing or reading this obvious lie about how the Republicans have gone to the extreme right when they have done the exact opposite.
I am not an expert on Communist techniques but telling extraordinary lies with a straight face must be one of them.
This guy is wrong. Most illegals are now coming here to attempt to join the ranks of the FSA.
I will say it again and again.. If your conservative, love liberty and the constitution you dont belong in the republican party.
It can’t be blamed on people who weren’t even invited into the room to run the campaign. The moderates have had two elections to prove their approach works. In fact, they have had 4 of the last six. The conservative approach worked twice, the moderates has failed 4 times. Bush, despite many areas to criticize, ran strongly on social and free market conservative ideas. He hedged on some specific issues, which is fine, and a requirement to win. Both parties have to hedge on specific issues. Overall, Bush motivated the right and pulled people in from the center. The last two cycles left people sitting home on the right, and failed to inspire the center.
Still think we don’t need a third party? Past history does not preclude doing a new thing. If we call together all the Tea Parties and hit the ground running “RIGHT NOW” recruiting people to a party that stands to save America from destruction.
They had this jack@#$ on CNN last week too. I really believe that the more this goes on, the more likely that there is going to have to be a split in the Republican Party and the RINOs should go home to the Democrat Party where they belong, so that the conservatives can go about registering the 49% who don’t regularly vote.
I can hardly support the GOP anymore. It just keeps filling up with more and more jack@#$es
In 2012, an additional probable 2.5-3.0% also stayed home.
Had those people gone to the polls, Republicans would have won the White House and control of the Senate.
They didn't stay home because Romney was not Liberal enough.
I wish the Republican party would just accept abortion already as part of their platform so we can just get on with the inevitable ‘Conservative’ third party alternative to both of these posers.
If what this turd is calling the ‘far right’ had influence, the Massachusetts Moderate would have been retired in 2008.
It is time for an ultamatum; either the powers that be in the GOP rebuke people like Guetierrez and Bobby Jindal, and all these people who have been lining up to bash conservatives since November 7th, or we secceed from the GOP.
It is time for the GOP to tell conservatives, “We Want You”. If they don’t, I think it is time to go 3rd Party. No need to worry, because a lot of the good people who are in the GOP, will join the 3rd Party as well.
And, IMO they didn't stay home because Mitt was "too hard on Zero" during the general campaign. Mitt was hard as nails in the primaries on the conservatives and wishy-washy in the general trying to appease the "moderates".
His logic would dictate that Romney would have won because Romney was a “moderate” and not a far right candidate.
Didn’t long for Romney’s true colors to come shining through, did it billy boy? The man absolutely loaths conservatives and conservatism. Always has and always will. Mr. Etch-A-Sketch’s campaign was a total fraud from the git go.
He's a businessman who has other interests and his own agenda. He wasn't making policy for or with Romney.
Time to friggen clean house.
The abortion issue destroyed the GOP’s chances for 2012.
It played right into the Donks’ “war on women” routine.
to Romney advisor: SORRY you are WRONG....GO TEA PARTY GO!!!!
ANYone not all that enthused with Romney WAS crazy to protest zero .. it's as simple as that.
This country is NOT as divided as we are being trained to accept ... we are one and unified ... zero is an enemy of America and must not be allowed to sit again.
We wuz robbed ... plain and simple.
“I mean these immigrants who come across and what they do wrong is they risk their lives, they come here and they work because they want to be part of the American Dream.
What an asshat. What they do wrong is ILLEGALLY enter the country. Their first act when setting foot on American soil is BREAKING THE LAW.
They want nothing to do with the American dream. If they did then they would apply for LEGAL citizenship, become American citizens and then be welcomed to pursue the American dream which, because of them, has turned into an American nightmare for actual citizens who must compete with them for jobs and watch their taxes go to support these disgusting locusts.
“Bush, despite many areas to criticize, ran strongly on social and free market conservative idea”
And Bush lost much of his presidency and most of his respect because once in office HE ALLOWED HIMSELF TO BE CONTROLLED BY “ADVISOR’S” LIKE THE MORON QUOTED IN THIS ARTICLE.
There was a saying back in the 80’s that went, “let Reagan be Reagan.” Apparently it has been banished from the Republican party.
The Federalist Party is being born.......
These people will never win an election again.
Bet? At a minimum they most assuredly will offer this kind of ‘support’ to any relative conservative in 2016, as in this from 2008:
The republican party is and has been dead for decades. RR gave it a chance to survive but the GOPe staged a coup. They can kiss my fat, hairy...b...big toe!
The arrogance was on display early in the election when the GOPe, many here, proclaimed conservatives like me would come around.
Yeah I supported them and what good did it do? They didn’t care about a conservative agenda. They cared about compromise, reaching across the aisle, getting along.
NEVER, EVER, EVER ... WILL WE BE TOGETHER!
I wonder what tune they would be singing if the entire “right wing” of the Party stayed home and didn’t vote at all?
That, and other conservatives not in TEA groups. There is no TEA group that is a political party, and we need a consortium of the TEA base allied with other conservatives to form a new political party, at the Federal, State and local levels. I argued the point here and suggested a few ways to get started.
Time is passing and we had best get started now, not in 2014 or 2016, but now
It is time for the GOP to tell conservatives, We Want You. If they dont, I think it is time to go 3rd Party.
Will it require hand calligraphy and a frame to believe that they DO NOT WANT conservatives except as shell votes?
They could not be more brazen in their disdain.
These plebes want to bend over and say "Yes Sir, can I have another" with McCain and Grahmnasty and the sad part of it is they would enjoy it.
What is worse, their version of compromise is now the status qou for the E-GOP and enabled by the Chattering Class that these RINOS try to bolster their weak Self Esteem by getting invited on their shows and eating their green room Sunday Morning Cucumber Sandwiches.
And you wonder why I keep screaming to make our Divorce from the E-GOP final?
Ditto that and especially for having idiots like this on his election staff.
Time for a Tea Party or Conservative party ticket, the GOP is over the cliff, finito.
Spot on post. I’m already sick of this idea that the GOP needs to become MORE moderate, and it’s not even a month since the election.
If the results prove anything, it’s that a squishy moderate can NOT win a general election, so this entire idea of “electability” should be thrown out as a consideration during the primaries.
Romney was my 4th choice, after Sarah, Herman and Newt. The last campaign contribution was to Cain.
The establishment picked the candidate...and I came to hear him..a very good and decent man he remains.
However, if the “party” thinks we need to become more moderate, they are dead wrong.
Republican country clubbers picked the candidate and excluded much of their own base. No Sarah, No Herman, no Newt at the convention.
THAT is the bigger problem, not that we want to exclude any minorities. We believe in the law being applied equally..and oh by the way.. UPHELD! What a concept.
So say you.
All the RINO/Commies are throwing Romney under the bus.
We lost because Romney’s advisors. Way to try to blame everyone else, Romney. The RNC allowed an extreme left-wing liberal with a history of it to run on the ticket.
How is it that when the Rats lost the House in 2010 they didn’t speak of abandoning their extreme positions on Obama, amnesty for illegals, welfare, homosexual marriage, or Obamacare?
Well, thankfully we got another 4 years of obama instead.
Hope you enjoy it.
Any conservative wanting to help the cause of conservatism should register as an independent immediately.
Once the Republican party completes burning itself out, a new American party can be born.
Look, this might be the thought of what one asswipe says.
Romney’s assessment is a bit more accurate: Obama’s giveaways.
Ignore this assclown Guiterrez.
“no one stayed home, ...”
Yes, they did. Less voted for him this time than voted for McInsane last time.
What the GOP thinks is no longer relevent in any way, shape or form.
This Carlos Gutierrez idiot uses the usual ploy of substituting “immigrants” when the subject is foreign nationals who decide to move to the United States in violation of our laws.
They are foreign nationals, citizens of other countries, illegal aliens. They are not “immigrants”.
Of course to a racialist who believes that his own ethnic group should have the right to ignore any laws that they don’t find convenient this comes naturally.
And the La Raza supremacy crowd is finding a lot of allies in the open borders/treason wing of the GOP and with some dimwits in the conservative media.
I wonder if Hannity will invite Carlos on so that the two of them can crow about how we need to have Comprehensive Immigration Reform, the same vile idea that we beat down when Dubya, the illegal aliens’ best friend, tried to ram it through.
“What the GOP thinks is no longer relevent in any way, shape or form.”
That’s true. Besides for all the known reasons, add a few more: The Democraps will be getting amnesty through so that adds a few million voters for them; they will add to the already large welfare population; and they will add more welfare programs. With all that, the tide has tuned from at least getting a win here and there on ideas to Santa Clause. We cannot defeat free money, the Democrat party of freedbies.