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November 15, 2012

Romney Is Delusional About Why He Lost

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Voters Rejected the GOP “Product” And They Need A New Brand And Product To Sell

Willard Mitt Romney, the failed Republican nominee for President, still doesn’t get it. Does it matter? I think it matters because his “Romnesia” isn’t unique to him, it’s a symptom of why voters are rejecting the GOP

In a phone town hall with campaign donors, Romney claimed that President Obama won the election because of the “gifts” he gave to minority voters, specifically Latinos, African-Americans. and young voters.

WTF? Gifts? When will Republicans realize that most voters rejected them for a host of reasons, though it was primarily the lackluster candidate (Romney) and the GOP platform and policy positions, that most voters DID NOT SUPPORT. That left only one viable alternative --- President Obama.

Romney was unaware that a reporter was listening in on his phone call. Los Angeles Times reporter Maeve Reston writes that Romney said that the President gave “a lot of stuff” to minority groups to get their votes.

This guy seems to get more delusional by the day.
Romney's frank analysis echoed his secretly taped comments at a May fundraiser, where he told a small group of donors that 47% of the electorate was unlikely to vote for him because they paid no income taxes and were dependent on government. It followed his running mate Paul D. Ryan's assertion that Obama's win stemmed from turnout among "urban" voters.

Both were at odds with the election results — Obama won several key states without large cities or minority populations. And he did so in part by asserting that it was Romney who was planning to disburse gifts — by virtue of a budget plan that included tax breaks heavily skewed toward the wealthy.
Someone in the Romney camp owes it to the candidate to clue him into the truth. He’s making a bigger ass out of himself than he did on the campaign trail, especially when he attributes his loss to phantom "gifts." I'm starting to feel sorry for the guy, because he's obviously delusional about why he lost.

Are Republicans just imploding before our eyes? Their behavior and public statements are getting strange and more bizarre every day.

And in pandering today...........

Republicans in the House of Representatives held their leadership election yesterday, and in an attempt to pander to women voters, they chose a woman to add to their leadership team.

US Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) was chosen as chairman of the House Republican Conference, which is the primary forum for communicating the party's message to members. The Associated Press article in The Washington Post noted that the GOP leadership is dominated by white men.
The election of Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington state to the No. 4 leadership position among House Republicans dispatches conservative favorite Tom Price of Georgia, who had been endorsed by Mitt Romney’s running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin. House Speaker John Boehner didn’t take sides, but McMorris Rodgers was considered the leadership favorite.

Newly elected Rep. Susan Brooks of Indiana said it was important to have a woman in a top role.

“It does show our party values strong female leadership,” Brooks said of McMorris Rodgers’ election. She said she expects the party now to “try and do a better job of getting our message out to a broader audience.”
Getting the Greedy Old Party message out to a broader audience is NOT the problem with the Republican party. It’s the message that is the problem.

As long as the GOP sticks with their anti-women, anti-immigrant, anti-gay and anti-minority group policy proposals, they will be further marginalised and they will lose.

We heard the message loud and clear, and the country knows where Republicans and the tea-bagger party stands on the issues. If the election results didn't deliver a wake up call for the GOP, we’ll be writing the obituary for the Republican party sooner rather than later.

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