OK, I’m sorry, but this explanation for last week’s failure to rescue our great nation from the clutches of Barack Hussein Obama and his Marxist cabal is just LAME. From Liberal Death Star (for you newbies, the New York Times):
Saying that he and his team still felt “troubled” by his loss to President Obama, Mitt Romney on Wednesday attributed his defeat in part to what he called big policy “gifts” that the president had bestowed on loyal Democratic constituencies, including young voters, African-Americans and Hispanics.
In a conference call with fund-raisers and donors to his campaign, Mr. Romney said Wednesday afternoon that the president had followed the “old playbook” of using targeted initiatives to woo specific interest groups — “especially the African-American community, the Hispanic community and young people.”
He went on to contrast Team Obama’s identity politics strategy with his own campaign of big issues, affecting the whole country. He gave various examples of the goodies from his stash that Barry gave to each group. For example,
The president’s health care plan, he said, was also a useful tool in mobilizing black and Hispanic voters. Though Mr. Romney won the white vote with 59 percent, according to exit polls, minorities coalesced around the president in overwhelming numbers: 93 percent of blacks and 71 percent of Hispanics.
“You can imagine for somebody making $25,000 or $30,000 or $35,000 a year, being told you’re now going to get free health care, particularly if you don’t have it, getting free health care worth, what, $10,000 per family, in perpetuity — I mean, this is huge,” Mr. Romney said. “Likewise with Hispanic voters, free health care was a big plus. But in addition with regards to Hispanic voters, the amnesty for children of illegals, the so-called Dream Act kids, was a huge plus for that voting group.”
Huge? Let me help you out, Mitt. How about saying something like “you’re being told that you’re going to get ‘free’ health care, but what good is an insurance card if you can’t a doctor who will accept your government coverage? Have you seen what’s happening in the President’s home state, Illinois? The Affordable Care Act cuts $700 billion from Medicare, and creates a board of 15 bureaucrats who are there to “reduce costs,” which means denying care to seniors. Experience in European countries shows what happens when the government takes over health care. The rich will be just fine. They’ll always be able to find a doctor willing to take care of them. If you’re not rich, you’ll get a pain pill if you’re lucky before you’re sent down the hospice chute.” I know you don’t see Mitt saying anything like that, but my point is that it is PATHETIC to hear him act as if there are not obvious rebuttals to the idea that Obamacare is a “huge” benefit. Are you kidding me?! The failure to respond to the Obama campaigns claims (lies) about the health care law is just one example.
This explanation is especially pitiful when you consider that Mitt himself admits that these bribe-laced appeals to identity groups are the democrats’ “old playbook.” Duh! This bunch has been feasting on the rotting corpse of Karl Marx for 70 or 80 years, and payoffs to cronies and mascots is a time-honored Chicago tradition. So, even though a six year old could see their battle plan coming, the Romney campaign did NOTHING to combat it? Repeating–ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
Last week’s election calls to mind two pearls of wisdom from that great philosopher, Woody Allen: (1) “80% of success is showing up.” Their voters did. Ours didn’t. (2) Harvard makes mistakes.