Thursday, November 15, 2012

Romney and Republicans Still Insulting Latinos and African-Americans.

If you lost the presidency of the most powerful country in the world, wouldn't you do some self-examination to understand how and why you lost? Well, apparently not Mitt Romney. No, Romney's ego won't allow for taking on any personal blame, so what to do? Never fear, white-America!! Just blame the brown people!! Yes, according to Mitt Romney President Obama won because he promised the brown people free stuff. On a call with donors, Romney had this to say:
"What the president did is he gave them [Latinos/Hispanics] two things. One, he gave them a big gift on immigration with the DREAM Act amnesty program, which was obviously very very popular with Hispanic voters, and then number two was Obamacare. For any lower-income Hispanic family, Obamacare was massive [...] For a home earning let's say thirty thousand a year, free health care, which is worth about ten thousand dollars a year, I mean is massive, it's huge. So this--he did two very popular things for the Hispanic community." 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 health care' -- particularly if you don't have it, getting free health care worth, what, $10,000 a family, in perpetuity -- I mean this is huge. Likewise with Hispanic voters, free health care was a big plus." 
TPJ: Why does he single out Hispanic families? Millions of white families voted for Obama, too. Besides, there are plenty of lower-income white families who benefit from "Obamacare." In my opinion, he singles them out because he has to blame his defeat on someone, so why not do what rich, white-men have been doing for centuries, blame it on the "coloreds."

As Alex Wagner opined today on MSNBC, "Romney subtext: who likes hand-outs better than African-Americans and Hispanics? Never mind that according to the Department of Health and Human Services, Hispanics make up 32.5% of the uninsured. African-Americans make up 15.9%, and white people 44.6%.

You'd think these Republicans would stop shooting themselves in the foot with diverse, modern, America. I guess some are still in denial that the American voting population no longer looks or acts like "1950s America." But, as a liberal, it makes me smile to see the Republicans spin-off into political irrelevancy. If they're going to shoot themselves in the foot then I would happily provide them with the metaphorical bullets.

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