Forget the "soft", "human" side of Romney that some stories have tried to talk about since the election. With Romney's comments today, once again the REAL Romney is revealed, and it's not a pretty picture.
There have been a few stories lately about the “misunderstood” side of Mitt Romney, the “human” side. Even Jason Sudeikis, the Saturday Night Live member, appeared on the Daily Show last night, and talked about the human side of Romney, how he’s somehow gotten an unfair shake from the media who have focused on the cold, hard, businessman version of Romney. I never felt much sympathy or believed in the “caring, human” side of the man. It was pretty damned obvious from his 47% comment what he really thought of most Americans, and it was pretty damned obvious from his business dealings how he treated people (Remember “I like to fire people”?)
After today, there will likely be VERY few people who ever talk about Romney’s “soft” side. On Wednesday, Romney had a conference call with campaign donors, and offered his excuses for the Obama win. According to Romney today, Obama won because he offered “extraordinary financial gifts” to Blacks, Hispanics, women, and the poor. In other words, according to Romney, the reason Obama won is because he bribed all us poor lazy saps who just want the government to take care of them.
Bill O’Reilly was the first to go down this road, when late on election day, after Obama had been announced the winner, O’Reilly blamed the Romney loss on people who want “stuff” from the government. God knows you see the same ridiculous statement from many of the completely deluded Republican voting base as well, where they ONLY view government as a mechanism to take THEIR money and give it to a bunch of lazy saps who don’t want to work for a living.
It’s one thing for a right-wing talking head like O’Reilly to make such a stupid statement. Given the complete ignorance of most of the Republican base, it’s not unexpected to hear them make stupid comments like this. But for the freakin’ PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE from the Republican party to use this as an excuse for the loss?
Disgusting. You know why you lost, Republicans? BECAUSE YOU DON’T GIVE A DAMN about PEOPLE. I think I’m a rather typical Democrat. I don’t need a government handout. I have a good job. I don’t need government assistance. However, I am glad to help PROVIDE assistance to those who DO need help. LIBERALS CARE about their fellow man, we care about the future of our planet, and THOSE are the core reasons why we vote Democratic.
Repubs, you can keep focusing on the almighty dollar, about greed, about the acquisition of personal wealth. It will certainly get you a large number of votes. But until you understand WHY people vote Democratic, you’re doomed to continue losing the big races.