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Friday, November 16, 2012
News Flash: Republicans Care about Them
What a joke. Like republicans care about you and me. When was the last time a republican did anything selfless for the people or for the planet? Romney is their leader, they just finished voting for him in a very large way. According to Politico, the popular vote was 62,611,250 for Obama to 59,134,475 for Romney. So now all of the leaders of the 59 mil Romney voters are saying they did not agree with his policies he would engage in if elected. What hypocrites, pitiful liars.
Romney in May 2012"
"There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. ... My job is not to worry about those people. I'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives." -Mitt Romney, in leaked comments from a fundraiser in May 2012
Romney a few days after the above came out:
"My campaign is about the 100 percent in America," he said Wednesday evening at a Univision forum, according to the Los Angeles Times, just a few days after the secretly taped video of his speech in front of wealthy donors in Boca Raton, Fla., went public. "And I am concerned about them. I am concerned about the fact that over the past four years, life has become harder for Americans."
Romney one week after losing election:
“What the president’s campaign did was focus on certain members of his base coalition, give them extraordinary gifts from the government, and then work very aggressively to turn them out to vote,” Romney said. Read more: Romney says Obama won by giving voters “gifts” from the government.
Gov. Susana Martinez today:
From Politico: New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, another GOP rising star, is the latest to denounce Mitt Romney's comments — and called for a change in approach and language to immigration reform, in an interview with POLITICO's James Hohmann:
“We need to embrace them not just at election time,” she added. “We visit them, and they don’t appreciate that. And I don’t blame them for not appreciating that. We should not visit them when we need their vote and then walk away. And then four years go by and we go visit them again. We have to make them part of the solution, and the way you do that is by listening to them.” She expressed disdain for Romney’s claim this week on a conference call that President Barack Obama won reelection because he offered “gifts” to minorities and younger voters. “That unfortunately is what sets us back as a party — our comments that are not thought through carefully,” she said... ...“Republicans need to stop making assumptions,” she added, “and they need to start talking to younger people, people of color, and ask them — not talk to them — ask them, ‘What is it that we can do better? How do we earn your vote? How do we earn the ability for you to see that we can be the party that will make your life better and that of your children?’ But we can’t be the ones that come and tell them how things are going to be and how we have all the solutions.”
Let's recap Susana: "We visit them" Martinez says. Them like they are some subspecies. Them, them, them, obviously not us but for sure them, no way us.
And this quote too from Susana: “that unfortunately is what sets us back as a party — our comments that are not thought through carefully.” Note no complaint about what Romney is saying is wrong but just that it is not thought through. That maybe be the most honest statement.
The Republicans do not care about us. We are the them.
Let's watch as the 2013 Leg session gets into action how much our own NM republicans believe what Romney is saying is wrong. Let's hold the Republican feet to the fire of "We all do better when we all do better." Or teh Republican favorite to use these days "that a rising tide lifts all boats."
Oh how I wish we could find the clip of SM saying that Latino voters sure did turn out, but they better start turning up for other things.
Teh stoopit, it burns.
Posted by: bg | Nov 16, 2012 3:10:01 PM
Susana said, "How do we earn the ability for you to see that we can be the party that will make your life better and that of your children?’"? Wow, where do I start? If she just restored a few of the things she cut since she came in: Flexi-time for State workers, the Commission on the Status of Women, more teachers and social workers, extra family benefits for people on Unemployment Insurance, child care subsidies. I'm sure others could think of more.
Posted by: Michelle Meaders | Nov 16, 2012 3:52:50 PM
SB9....big box loophole close. Which would have lowered taxes on local small business. More hypocrisy. They want small business.
Posted by: Mary Ellen | Nov 16, 2012 8:26:52 PM
Well, they say they want small businesses, but they really mean the biggest of them. The best thing she could do for New Mexico right now is to approve the Medicaid expansion. Maybe this is a signal that she is going to -- a way of framing it that gets her less flak from the right. She just got some for saying NM would do its own Health Insurance Exchange, rather than have the Feds impose one. (Of course it's not the one the Legislature passed, but the one she hired a consultant from Utah to do.)Aren't Repubs supposed to be for state's rights and more choices?
Posted by: Michelle Meaders | Nov 17, 2012 2:38:34 PM
"our comments that are not thought through carefully...? "our hearts are not in the right place" would be more accurate.
One thing she could do is find out why people who thought they were registered to vote at the MVD find out at the polls that they were not. We have just been telling the ones who ask us 'shouldn't they have gotten their voter card by now?' to let us re-register them.
Posted by: Ellen Wedum | Nov 19, 2012 4:32:57 AM
I think last elections are best chance for Republicans but they are totally failed in convey their message.
Posted by: Medicare New Mexico | Nov 28, 2012 9:14:11 PM