Of course Mitt Romney is bummed out. Why wouldn’t he be? He just spent six years of his life, and tens of millions of dollars, on the only job that ever meant anything to him. As he found out at Disneyland last week, life is like a roller coaster — and right now he is in a dip. Mitt didn’t just lose it — he was defeated by a guy who actually believes they speak Austrian in Austria, and who has seriously argued that surgeons needlessly chop off their patients’ limbs
Comments: I wonder if, deep down, Mitt Romney is relieved that our country´s mess isn´t his responsibility now?
The coming mess is squarely on the backs of the ignorant American voter. The problem is we will also be going down with the ship through no fault of our own. Dragged down by stupid, stupid people who voted for the man who has probably damaged America by repair. I don´t get it, I never have and I never will.
Mitt Romney might well be the luckiest man in America right now. He can retire and live a good BLAMELESS life after one year of fending off disgraceful lies told by the press. Voter fraud in swing state ghettoes deprived us of a president who would have fixed our economic disaster. He would have done the job for free AND paid for his own modest family vacations. Instead we have a fraud who inherited his OWN problems. He will do nothing about any of it and it might just might give us a Republican senate in 2 years.
Completely agree with #1 and #2. All 61 million people (minus the dead vote, the double-dippers, and the ineligibles) who voted for the charlatan bear a heavy responsibility for putting him back in the Oval Office.
I don´t even read stories anymore about how Romney screwed up. I think he picked a great running mate and ran a decent campaign. Anybody who wasn´t already in Obama´s pocket and who had even rudimentary knowledge of the two men should have voted Romney/Ryan without a second thought.
I´ll throw up the next time I hear a pundit(Will does this) say, ´´The American people are smart.´´ A lot of them are pet rock stupid.
You can´t fix stupid - and that makes up a majority of the voting Americans. Furthermore, in Ameritopia as it now stands, lies, fraud, incompetence, profanity, corruption and malignancy trumps, and I means TRUMPS, honesty, truthfulness, integrity, competence, holiness and the sacred. So as doughboy Krispy Creme Christie might say in Jawsey - fah-get-a-bout it!
It is the job of the party to educate and motivate the voters.
The GOP failed.
It had the financial resources, it had the issues, it had an army of Tea Party volunteers at the ready. It failed to use any of these effectively. Instead, it put all of its eggs into the economic basket. That´s because it is controlled by the money people.
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Former lurker, 11/23/2012 7:51:05 AM (No. 9030288)
#8, it is impossible to educate people about a serious problem that requires an an ability to reason when they have never learned to reason.
As to the missing white voters......check the increase in food stamps and SS disability payments over the last four years. More takers than makers. America had a chance to elect a team that had a shot at fixing things and didn´t take it. Thank you Mitt Romney andPaul Ryan for the effort. Lose was our fault, not yours.
I´m still waiting for the Democrats to explain how it´s possible that Mitt didn´t receive a single vote in Philadelphia. .... Are we to assume that not a single Republican lives and votes in the City of Brotherly Love?
#2 you said it...on the backs of the stupid american voter.......i say stupidity and voter fraud...there was lots of it...every state needs voter id and it needs to be done immediately or this will keep on and on and on.....
900 ballots cast in a precinct with 7 registered voters in Allen West´s district. 59 precincts in Philly and 16 in Cincy with 0, that´s ZERO votes for Romney. 125 precincts in Cincy had less than 4 votes, in districts that Romney won handily. There have been 70,000 suspected (not documented) flips from Romney to the squatter and some suspect many times that. 3 million fewer voters for Romney that just disappeared. Where are they, "shed" during the count?
And the GOP in 1981 agreed to a "consent decree" legally denying them the right to challenge vote fraud for crying out loud. (Before a raging demn judge, I might add.)
Ya thaaank we might need a new party with such dimwits steering the train? (Off the track, that is!)
When the country stood by as the Democrat teachers unions took over the schools, it was a matter of time until a large enough cohort of indoctrinated zombie ObamaPhone voters swamped the system. Now, as Winston Churchill said, “The strongest case against democracy is a five minute conversation with the average voter.”
I should add that in addition to educating and motivating voters, the party has the opportunity to ensure the integrity of the vote by providing poll watchers. Where were they?
Back in 2010 I volunteered to be a poll judge, since there were no poll watchers in my precinct. (I later found out it was a paid position - about $100, but that´s not why I "volunteered".) I have been a poll judge every election since. There was no concerted effort by the GOP to slow down voter fraud. Where was the backing for Allen West´s lonely effort? Where, at least, was the purple dye? Nothing.
GOP: stop blaming your "customers" (aka the voters). Stop blaming Tea Partiers who wanted to help you defeat NerØbama. Stop blaming those who are not in lock-step with your Wall Street, country-club, elitist mentality. Blame yourselves.
I like what #3 said. Where I live, we are all depressed by the fraudulent/manipulated loss of the leadership of a fine man... and the evidence of an unintelligent electorate. We thank Romney/Ryan for their ´all out´campaign.. great Americans.. good guys who followed the law.. against crooks who hate America but want to own it and enslave us all. Our nation needs factual, historical education for its youth.
Yes our nation does need factual, historical education for our kids. And it needs to be lead and taught by parents, first of all. It will not take long for the students to know much more than the "education degreed" teacher.
I live in the i4 corridor, we were solidly conservative 10 years ago, in that time we lost the house and senate, everything wrong has been blamed on GW Bush. So I ask you #19 respectfully who could´ve beaten Obama from our side? Mitt was the only man with a plan. Santorum you say? Think Akin and Mourdock on a nationwide scale.
Back to Orange County, we have Alan Grayson coming back. who can we thank for that?
Deception, fraud, and ignorance lost this election. Why wouldn´t Romney be blue? I agree with those on this thread who believe we need to do more than just complain. Yes, many voters are ignorant of the issues, but that is often because they only hear one side. How many juries would make correct decisions without getting information from both the defense and the prosecution? Don´t mistake ignorance for stupidity. There will always be some who cannot be reached, but I believe a reliable majority of voters are capable of reaching the right decisions, provided they have all the information. That - along with ensuring the integrity of the vote - is our challenge.
Romney won the primary fair and square and Romney/Ryan ran an solid campaign. IMO, this was the best modern day ticket to run for POTUS. Conservatives stayed home (AGAIN!) and lost this election. From what I´ve learned, even many Tea Party enthusiasts didn´t vote for Romney. If we need the GOP to educate our base and motivate them to vote, we are already lost as a nation. You would have to be in a coma to not understand the qualifications Romney/Ryan would have brought to the White House vs the disaster who currently occupies that residence. This election is OUR fault, period. We failed and will reap the consequences.
I thought Romney took an unusually harsh beating during the primary season, especially from Gingrich and Santorum. It is difficult for the party´s nominee to take such a beating and overcome it. (Ron Paul was nasty as well, but who listens to him?)
Yes, #27. We failed our national ticket this year. And it will happen again unless we make a better effort to work together to elect our candidate. We can talk about vote fraud and the black vote, but our major hindrance is that too many of us insist on candidate purity on too many non-national issues. The tea party movement was begun with a mission of restoring fiscal responsibility and downsizing government. Now, though, some of us (too many) expect our candidates to be so loud on social issues that the fiscal message is drowned out and then lost. The tea party movement is not about abortion, gay marriage, home schooling, rounding up all the Hispanics, contraception or teen pregnancy. Those decisions should be left to the states. Nationally, we can address budgets, spending, too many czars and too much bureaucracy.
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M Stuart, 11/23/2012 10:26:47 AM (No. 9030538)
The only thing I fault Mitt for is not being smart enough to know what he was up against. Even I realized that it was crooked and dirty and that he would have to be yelling about the corruption.
0bama has taught most of us that pointing fingers WORKS, and Romney should have been pointing fingers back. I expected him to know that there would be long knives out for him. A turnaround expert should know that he has to be ruthless.
I´m also amazed that he would have depended on an untried ORCA or whatever program that failed to get out the vote.
I expected the Ruthless Winner and got the nice guy who did not match dirt for dirt against a narrative-shaping corrupt press. If I knew all this, he should have known it in shovelfuls!
Where were the people who realized that the word "conservative" was no longer great with the masses, and would pivot quickly to "freedom-loving" or something else? Where were the people who advised against hitting the 0bamessiah quote for quote?
Right on #27. I hope Romney is happy and at peace but I’m still losing sleep over it and have not watched TV since…no more patronizing mainstream media for me including newspapers (except through internet forums like this). I see now how corrupt, biased, lazy and incompetent they are, and I refuse to give them direct access to my brain. It’s an adjustment, but there is much to be said for radio, select music, old movies, reading books and just quiet time.
I spent a lovely day with my son and his family, all liberal democrats in their thinking. We don´t discuss politics at all because I am overwhelmed if I voice any contradictory statement to refute their ridiculous charges. All are highly intelligent, college educated and cannot see what Obama is doing to the country. They ridicule the Republican Party and are thrilled with Obamacare. I find it amusing that they haven´t stayed on top of the Benghazi story either. Does that tell you something about liberals? Run with no researched facts!
Romney was an eastern establishment Rockefeller Republican, even more than the Bushes, Dole, or McCain. Insanity = doing the same thing over and over, and expecting different results. Obama and the media set up a class warfare/race warfare election. The GOP might know how to change that if they owned the media, which raises the question of why they don´t. Instead the GOP picked the richest whitest guy they could find. They didn´t lift a finger to defend Sarah Palin. Why not? IF they want to give the Democrats enough rope to hang themselves, then be consistent about it. Give Obama his cliff.
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