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Republicans Abandon Mitt Romney After Obama “Gifts To Blacks & Latinos” Comment


The Republican Party is going through a transitional period right now, and the last thing they need is Mitt Romney screwing things up.

Days after the former presidential hopeful told a group of donors that President Obama won the election by being generous to Black and Latino voters, a handful of prominent GOP leaders are crying foul.

“I don’t think it’s helpful,” Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad told POLITICO of Romney’s antics. “I guess my feeling is that we need to turn the page, and we need to focus on the future and not make excuses for the past.”

Branstad’s words were in line with that of  Romney backer, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) who distanced himself from the Michigan native’s claims. Rubio was not fond of Romney’s rant, feeling that Republicans should be working to free people of the need for governmental assistance, rather than worrying about the lost election. “I don’t want to rebut him point by point,” he said. “I would just say to you, I don’t believe that we have millions and millions of people in this country that don’t want to to work. I’m not saying  that’s what [Romney] said. I think we have millions of people in this country that are out of work and are dependent on government because they can’t find a job.”

Members of the GOP also used Twitter to slam Romney. GOP strategist Ann Navaro called for the former governor to “take responsibility for being [a] flawed candidate, with [a] delusional campaign with no vision.” She also said that Latinos are not looking for “gifts,” but “opportunity.”

Romney has yet to clarify his words.


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  • Benito

    GOP – You Reaped what you sowed!

    We had a decisive re-election of our President due, in part, to the majority of Latin America US Citizens voted for him and not the GOP.

    I think back to the May Day March or what some called a day without an immigrant and all the hate and disparaging name calling from the GOP Tea Baggers and the far conservative religious right (Did we see the GOP leadership try to stop it?, no, they thought this meant votes for them). I saw children, parents and grand parents together in solidarity, my people the working class, they may not be sophisticated but they got the message heard. In the demonstrations I saw our beloved “Stars and Stripes” flag, the flag from Mexico and some flags from other countries (not many complaints about these flags). I saw the flags being a sign of solidarity as when I see German flags flying during October Fest and Ireland Flags flying during St. Patrick’s Day. From publish reports the demonstrations included both US citizens and those without legal residency. This brought me a smile because I always enjoy seeing brothers helping brothers.

    That day and now our election day reminded me of a parable from the good book where a Levite and Priest come upon a man who fell among thieves and they both individually passed by and didn’t stop to help him. Finally a man of another race came by, he got down from his beast, decided not to be compassionate by proxy and got down with the injured man, administered first aid, and helped the man in need. Jesus ended up saying, this was the good man, this was the great man, because he had the capacity to project the “I” into the “thou,” and to be concerned about his brother.

    You see, the Levite and the Priest were afraid, they asked themselves, “If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?”

    But then the Good Samaritan came by. And he reversed the question: “If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?”

    That’s the question before us back on May Day and it continued on to election day. The question is not, “If I stop to help the un -documented workers in need, what will happen to me?” The question is, “If I do not stop to help the un-documented workers, what will happen to him or her?” That’s was always the question.

    God bless all my brothers and sister that stood side by side with our brothers and sisters in need on May Day, on Election Day and on all days to come!

  • Jose

    I agree with a path to citizenship for illegals. First pay a fine say $5000 for entering illegally. Then for the next 15 years you are not eligible for any government handouts. This includes medicaid, unemployment, medicare, foodstamps, section 8. During these 15 years are not allowed to vote. So long as you are not convicted of a serious misdemeanor or felony, after the 15 years you are a citizen.