Skip to comments.'Gifts': 2016 Frontrunners Already Caving to Media
Posted on 11/18/2012 5:29:40 PM PST by Bratch
Late last week, in a conference call with donors, Governor Mitt Romney said what we all know to be the truth: that Obama's reelection plan was to divide Americans across various lines and dole out government freebies, such as health insurance, amnesty, and birth control. The promise of these "gifts" (or the fear of losing them) would then drive out turnout, specifically among those who did turn out: blacks, students, and Hispanics -- and lo and behold, it worked.
For days now, Romney's been blistered by the media for telling a truth about a political tactic that the media itself declared as smart politics in real-time as Obama practiced it. I guess the lesson is that practicing divisive politics with the use of taxpayer-funded freebies is okay, but pointing it out is racist.
What should worry us, though, is that some of the men who seek to carry our flag into 2016 have jumped aboard this Nonsense Train with both feet. At differing levels of indignation, Bobby Jindal, Chris Christie, and Marco Rubio have all publicly criticized Romney for telling this truth.
Speaking only for myself, let me just say that if this is the first step these men are taking towards a 2016 White House bid -- I'm not impressed. Attacking a man for telling what we all know is the truth, is political cowardice. Tactically, though, it's just dumb, and dumb will not win the White House in 2016.
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Obama gave us his commie little self why do you think he had trumka and all those losers in first...he owes them for stealing the election. Look at all of the
Union b/s that’s happened since. Hostess? Walmart? etc.
Apparently Rubio’s parents became legal residents but did not get citizenship until Rubio was four.
This will lead to Democrat Birthers, which might be amusing in a primary, but Rubio can’t be president.
Your pantywaist, etch-a-sketch progressive spawn off of a Mexican chicken ranch simpered and mewled his way to a well deserved defeat. If he could not handle a catamite like Obama, what would he have done in the big leagues with Putin?
Backstabbing and undermining conservatives is all Willard is good for in his public record.
Don’t tell me what he -says- look at what he has done, and failed to do.
Here he is “helping” McCain in 2008:
The GOP as an institution is not merely dead, it is rotten. Bury the carcass and be done with the pretense that it is just sleeping and about to get up.
Tell me, who sounds more like the RINO in this exchange? The person pointing out Obama’s socialist vote-bribery, or the quick-to-break critics who simply cannot believe people vote for those who give them stuff?
You do realize these individuals are clearly indicating that they believe we should emulate the Democrat concept of “inclusion” AKA - amnesty, free birth control pills. Let me guess, you’re happy to back people who seem even more “flexible” in their core beliefs than Romney?
Are you backing the Christie 2016 ticket?
“You do know he would have been a disaster as much if not more then Obama. Stop sticking up for the RINO!!!!”
Well then i’m sure you’re happy that the American-hating Muslim-in-plain sight has won again. can i send my expanded tax bill to you and your ilk here on FR ?
He was born to two people, neither of which were American citizens when he was born.
Were you born to non citizen parents also?
No, his parents did not become American citizens until he was fours old.
I see you did some further research.
I agree with your conclusion in #42.
I won’t vote for another RINO chosen by Karl Rove. I will never vote for Jeb or his son. I’ll vote 3rd party or sit it out. If the Repubs won’t even do anything about the fraud, then what’s the point of supporting them. It’s pitiful. I would like to see a 3rd party starting up right now so we can have a strong candidate in 4 years. Why vote if the dems are going to hide ballots, mess with the machines and bribe people to vote. I won’t do it.
FUMR. Only an AH would call voters who he needs (and didnt get) to elect him moochers while claiming he is winning when he is really losing. He is a disgrace.
Romney lost against a Dem POTUS who has a bad economy. He deserves our utter contempt.
Way too many here drank the Romney Koolaid. Basic rule : Don’t get high on your own supply. Don’t start believing your own BS.
Unfortunately, I do not believe they had become citizens when their boy Marco was born. Close, though.
Creepy that he didn’t acknowledge that fact when being considered for VP. If he had, I would be a huge Rubio fan. That he didn’t, tells me a great deal about Marco Rubio.
yes, he is actually:
Rubio was born in Miami, Florida, the second son and third child of Mario Rubio and Oria Garcia
So,what difference does it make now? Obama was born to a Kenyan and was elected. I’m not sure but I think there is a Supreme Court decision regarding this. Anyway, Chester Arthur was our 21rd president - check him out. His father, was born in Ireland, and even though he left office after becoming president when James Garfield was assassinated, he only made a half attempt at winning the nomination - even though he came into office as the least trusted politician - he left with high praise from friend and foe.
Some of you think you know more than what you do.
Expecting voters to know whats going on and their reliance on MSM is just part of why our great loss. While there are examples of fraud which may close up the gap, the gap is too big to blame the loss on fraud ...Expecting GOP Es to address media bias or Romney to call Obama a congenital liar or even point out that the fact and figures released by the white house were allways questionable is another Let alone call him a “socialist”.. But the fault lies really in the messaging the Republican campaign came up.choking on political correctness parameters or triping over past positions on global warming and Romneycare both of which were bread and butter issues. .Then busy responding to pseudo positions devised by the demo-com party and echoed by their hand maiden camp followers in the media allowing them to set the agenda ..
Romney ran a Johnny One Note Campaign. Used a poison dart blow gun when he should have used a cannon loaded with grape shot because he had pleanty of stuff he could fill that cannon barrel with..
They failed to hammer away on what will happen when Obama gets returned; The Obama past due 2013/14 Tax Increases. The impact of Obamas gagging energy.resources.(a socialist construct never branded as such) with policies requiring reliance on intermittent sources wind and solar and that resulting in massive corruption .,restricted use of drilling, and coal ,bans and on fracking, and resulting prices doubling on everything.. This was a bread and butter issue which reached into every demographics pocketbook including accepting the demo-com definition of hyphenated African-Hispanic -Americans . .The impact of Supreme Court Appointments.. 18,000 new IRS agents and on and on. . Some were very briefly touched most werent and Benghazi/ foreign policy was left to languish. Then there is Obamas personal extravagance and behavior refusing to visit Nashville after its disaster showing up at New Orleans after Mitt visited it. Even after the Christi thing if that was brought up it would have blunted the impact.
Instead we got a sales pitch on executive ability but not the reason why one should toss the old model and buy his. That print and tv pitch , 20 million new jobs, was given a discrarded dose of skepticism .
In addition Rove who I understand was handling the Charter PAC senate campaign played games. His material never warned voters that IF OBAMA GETS RE-ELECTED AND SENATE CONTROL REMAINED . .. OBAMACARE AND ALL THE TAX INCREASES THAT GO WITH IT WILL NEVER GET REPEALED Let alone tie into or cover the formentioned grape shot which would have perhaps changed that body. I don’t recall any of that material directed toward that fact.
Finally they didnt believe the polls which turned out were dead on. Not setting up focus groups which could have looked into whats going on . Even to the point of going out to local eateries and bars and eavesdrop into conversations and pick up on topics being discussed.(chat rooms twitter too contrived) They would have learned their turnout projections were off and the sence of urgency to get out the vote was diminished by their glowing projections and disbelief never mind ORCA which should have been tested. COMPLACENCY WAS ENCOURAGED BY THE MEDIA AND NOT COUNTER ACTED UPON
Our local small population (-8000) rural blue county GOP had at the outset good and growing attendence at their meetings 50 plus. At the meeting the Thursday before the election only about a dozen people showed up and I knew we were in trouble .
Nuts...This loss is inexcuseable, while I trully don’t believe Mitt Romney would ever continence losing, I’m begining to believe that most GOPE’s really didn’t want to see AHCA, (affordable health care act) otherwise known as ZerO care go ..
Boy howdy, you nailed it FRiend. Looks like the circular firing squad did not take much time off.
Most big businesses would love to offload their health care costs onto the taxpayer. Which is why I doubted O-care would go even if the GOP won everything.
Tina, not sure what you mean by “he is, actually”.
He was born in America to Cuban parents, who were actually citizens of Cuba.
Even if you argue he was a citizen of America under the 14th Amendment, that does not negate the requirements of Article II, Section 8.
as a citizen, he is eligible to be a Senator.
But he does not meet the requirements to be President or Vice President.