Romney doubles Down on His 47 Percent Speech – Still A Bigot


When Romney made that 47% statement earlier this year he spoke truthfully of his feelings.  Romney seems to now be saying “You people didn’t vote for me and it’s your fault that you did not believe the lies, etc., that I promised you.” Once again he reveals who he really is and how he thinks of half of the people in the United States.  On a conference call when he had no idea that reporters were included he speaks to the top wealthy donors to his campaign.  It is just unimaginable that Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan still do not get what really happen in the 2012 election.  We all took Romney’s concession speech at its face value because he really sounded so sincere.  But, as usual, Romney has to once again double down and make a liar of himself.  In an interview with a Janesville, Wisconsin, radio station (WCLO) and according to Ryan  they lost the election because “What the president and his campaign excelled at doing is mobilizing turnout in their critical base areas, and they expanded the turnout above the norms…They had record turnout in urban areas and all of our polling did not project that kind of turnout, and that’s why we thought we had a very good chance at winning this race going into election day.  I think the surprise was some of the turnout, especially in urban areas, which gave President Obama the big margin to win this race… I don’t think we lost it on those budget issues, especially on Medicare – we clearly didn’t lose it on those issues.” And the reason he lost his hometown “Well, as you know, Janesville is a very Democratic town, but I’m a Republican… I’ve always done very well here, because more people saw me not as a Republican but just as a Janesville guy.”  Translation:  “Too many black people voted for President Obama.  Black people living in urban areas just would not allow us to steal the election.  Instead of being discouraged by all the shenanigans, mistruths, half-truths, and lies put forth by the Republican Party, Governor Romney, and I those pesky people insisted on voting for what is in their best interests.  Damn, I wish we would have been successful in suppressing the voters with everything that was tried to guarantee that we would win.  Forget about the fact that 6 out of 10 voters say that taxes should be raised to help reduce the budget deficit”  According to Romney “The Obama campaign was following the old playbook of giving a lot of stuff to groups that they hoped they could get to vote for them and be motivated to go out to the polls, specifically the African American community, the Hispanic community and young people… In each case they were very generous in what they gave to those groups… With regards to African American voters, ‘Obamacare’ was a huge plus — and was highly motivational to African American voters. You can imagine for somebody making $25—, or $30—, or $35,000 a year, being told you’re now going to get free healthcare — particularly if you don’t have it, getting free healthcare worth, what, $10,000 a family, in perpetuity, I mean this is huge. Likewise with Hispanic voters, free healthcare was a big plus… With regards to Hispanic voters, the amnesty for the children of illegals — the so-called Dream Act kids — was a huge plus for that voting group… On the negative side, of course, they always characterized us as being anti-immigrant, being tough on illegal immigration, and so forth, so that was very effective with that group… The president’s campaign focused on giving targeted groups a big gift — so he made a big effort on small things. Those small things, by the way, add up to trillions of dollars…  am very sorry that we didn’t win.   I know that you expected to win. We expected to win…. It was very close, but close doesn’t count in this business…” Translation:  Not needed.  His disdain for half of the American citizenry is self-explained once again.  (Back to the 47% statement to his rich Florida supporters.)  It seems that reality is still missing from the minds of these 2 people and bigotry and racism is still running rampant.  Others in the Republican Party seem to be trying to recognize the reality of Romney’s loss or they have given in to the truth of what happened.  The saddest thing of all is that so many Romney supporters still think he would have made an excellent president even though he still disparages half of America’s citizenry.  Both Romney and Ryan ignore the fact that in addition to losing the states they respectively reside in they each lost the city or town they consider home.  In Ryan’s case he was defeated in his hometown 2 times – by 25 points in the presidential race and 10 points in his congressional race. He was lucky enough to win back his congressional seat by 11.5 points statewide.  Romney lost his hometown – Belmont, Massachusetts – 34% (4,728 for Romney) – 65 % (9,108 for Obama) of the town’s 17,822 voters of the total population of about  25,000 – LARGELY NON-URBAN AND EXTREMELY WHITE.  In Massachusetts Obama beat Romney 60.8% (1,900,575 votes) for Obama to 37.6% (1,177,370 votes) for Romney. Obama beat Romney by 2.5 million votes for a margin of 51 to 48 percent and pretty much destroyed him in many states with few Black and Hispanic populations—such as Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Oregon.  Many of those states don’t have small populations in the way of “urban” populations.  For some unknown reason they still think they won the popular vote – not within standing the facts that –

in Philadelphia, PA – 59 voting divisions (West & North Philly) – not 1 vote for Romney.

in Cuyahoga County, Ohio – 9 precincts – not 1 vote for Romney

in the State of Florida – 7 of the 10 Counties 1,744,096 (for Obama) to 1,577,515 (for Romney) 50 percent for Obama to 49.1 percent for Romney)

 Miami-Dade County, FL – Obama 540,776; Romney 332,602

            Hillsborough County, FL – Obama 286,158; Romney 249,904

            Osceola County, FL – Obama 67,201; Romney 40,581

            Duval County, FL – Romney 211,553; Obama 196,657

            Leon County, FL – Obama 90,863; Romney 55,806

            Okaloosa County, FL – Romney 70,143; Obama 23,390

            Lee County, FL – Romney 154,112; Obama 110,080

             Palm Beach County, FL – Obama 349,418; Romney 247,257

            Brevard County, FL – Romney 159,270; Obama 122,972

            St. Lucie County, FL – Obama 66,631; Romney 56,295

FL – The final tally was 50 percent for Obama to 49.1 percent for Romney, a difference of about 74,000 votes.

Nationwide – The final electoral vote –  332 (Obama) electoral 206 (Romney) Obama won 60.5 million votes or 50.4 percent of the popular vote; Romney won 57.7 million votes or 48.1 percent of the popular vote .   The fact is Obama won the popular vote and the Electoral vote; 55 percent of women voted for Obama;  73 percent of Asian-Americans; and 71 percent of Latinos voted for Obama.

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