There’s been much conjecture and finger pointing since election day, but now I know why Romney lost; he was listening to people like “his top Hispanic surrogate” Carlos Gutierrez.
A top Latino Republican strategist had harsh words for U.S. GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney and joined other conservatives calling for immigration reform.
Carlos Gutierrez, who led Romney’s Latino outreach during the presidential campaign, told CNN’s “State of the Union” he was “shocked” Romney last week blamed his overwhelming electoral loss on “gifts” U.S. President Barack Obama gave key groups, especially blacks, Latinos and young people.
“I was shocked. I was shocked,” he said. “And frankly I don’t think that’s why the Republicans lost the elections, why we lost the election. I think we lost the election because the far right of this party has taken the party to a place that it doesn’t belong.
“We are the party of prosperity, of growth, of tolerance,” said Gutierrez, who was commerce secretary under President George W. Bush.
He said he didn’t know if Romney even “understood that he was saying something that was insulting” when he told top donors in a conference call Wednesday Obama followed the “old playbook” of offering big-government “gifts” to win votes.
These gifts included healthcare reform, which Romney said brought out pro-Obama black and Latino voters.
“With Hispanic voters, free healthcare was a big plus,” Romney said. “But in addition, with regards to Hispanic voters, the amnesty for children of illegals, the so-called Dream Act kids, was a huge plus for that voting group.”
How can Romney’s words be insulting when they’re true?? Santa Claus won!!
And how can Carlos be any kind of objective when everything comes back to his race? Is he an American or must we continue to call him ‘Hispanic’?
As far as “far right” voters being the reason why Romney lost… who the hell can afford to be “far right” anymore?? Nobody I know.
Oh, and here’s our new national anthem. Get ready to genuflect!!