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Jindal slams Romney for 'gifts' comment about minorities, young voters
cnn ^ | 11/14/2012 | Ashley Killough and Kevin Bohn

Posted on 11/14/2012 7:38:11 PM PST by tobyhill

Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana fiercely shot back at Mitt Romney’s claim Wednesday that President Barack Obama outmatched the 2012 Republican presidential nominee by offering "gifts" to African-Americans, Hispanics and young voters.

“I absolutely reject that notion,” Jindal, who was a surrogate for Romney’s campaign, said at the Republican Governors Association conference in Las Vegas. “I think that's absolutely wrong.”

“I don't think that represents where we are as a party and where we're going as a party,” he continued. “That has got to be one of the most fundamental takeaways from this election.”

Romney made the comments on a call with top donors Wednesday afternoon, various news outlets have reported. The former Massachusetts governor also made similar arguments on a separate call earlier in the morning, CNN confirmed.

"What the president, president's campaign did was focus on certain members of his base coalition, give them extraordinary financial gifts from the government, and then work very aggressively to turn them out to vote," Romney said in the afternoon call, according to audio aired on ABC News.

Romney, who lost to Obama by 126 electoral votes, said the president courted voters by offering policies - some of them this election year - that appealed to key constituencies.

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 47percent; gifts; jindal; notvisionary; romney; santaclaus; whatanidiot
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Romney speaks the truth about how Obama won and gets slammed by another Republican. It's no wonder the GOP is about to follow the way of the Whigs.
1 posted on 11/14/2012 7:38:16 PM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

Sorry Bobby, I love ya man, BUT THIS TIME ROMNEY IS RIGHT!


2 posted on 11/14/2012 7:40:52 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (The South's Gonna Do It Again.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Too many Republicans are too scared to say it because they actually have a genuine belief that minorities and dumbass yuts will vote for them.
3 posted on 11/14/2012 7:43:07 PM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

Romney is right and I respect him for saying so. What he left out is the gift for all ozombies, that would be socialism.


4 posted on 11/14/2012 7:43:41 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: tobyhill

We have seen the enemy . .and it includes “us”

Sometimes Gov., you just keep your trap shut. If you can’t acknowledge the buying of votes, the demographics of voting and the generational differences then you are being either very naive or very untruthful


5 posted on 11/14/2012 7:43:55 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat (Elections do have consequences, young people of America)
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To: tobyhill

The leadership of the GOP doesn’t get it and sadly some of the politicians are clueless too. Put a fork in Jindal’s chances for the presidency. Pandering to minorities is only going to add more of them to the Democratic ranks. If the GOP wants to be a vanilla version of the Democratic Party then it is over for them and the Tea Party and other conservatives need to bail out now.


6 posted on 11/14/2012 7:44:07 PM PST by dowcaet
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To: jwalsh07

Romney would have been better served, as we would have been, had he said this during the campaign and not backed off his 47% comment. NOW he grows a pair. THANKS MITT.

And Ryan is slamming Obama today too. We needed something to piss these guys off BEFORE they got beat. If it had, they wouldn’t have gotten beat.


7 posted on 11/14/2012 7:45:34 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright ("WTF?: How Karl Rove and the Establishment Lost....Again")
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To: dowcaet

There are other ways to appeal to minorities and what not without pandering to them with goodies.


8 posted on 11/14/2012 7:46:07 PM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State)
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To: tobyhill
"I absolutely reject that notion,” Jindal, who was a surrogate for Romney’s campaign, said.

Keep it up, Jindal, and republicans will absolutely reject you.
9 posted on 11/14/2012 7:46:26 PM PST by adorno
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To: tobyhill

Jindal declares himself GOPe.


10 posted on 11/14/2012 7:46:37 PM PST by NonValueAdded ("Our president ... makes big speeches packed full of little ideas" Charles C. W. Cooke)
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To: tobyhill

I told ya so.


11 posted on 11/14/2012 7:48:54 PM PST by Smokeyblue
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To: tobyhill

Never liked Jindal. He isn’t able to combine words into an intelligible sentence.


12 posted on 11/14/2012 7:50:02 PM PST by gotribe
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Republicans are deathly afraid of being called names. Until they get over that we will never win and we may never win again in my lifetime unless something happens to focus the young, the urban voters and the vaginacentric on their survival rather than their obamaphones, useless 200,000 educations and uterus’s.


13 posted on 11/14/2012 7:55:34 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: tobyhill
The voters likely supported Obama because of his stance on international issues and a stronger U.S. economy not handouts.


14 posted on 11/14/2012 7:56:54 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Smile on Dems: Ignorance is bliss.)
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To: jwalsh07

Yes, its the being fearful of the names that I refer to. That can change immediately, and should.


15 posted on 11/14/2012 7:57:19 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright ("WTF?: How Karl Rove and the Establishment Lost....Again")
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To: tobyhill

I just do not understand why Republicans have to jump on each other for every controversial (if not true) comment.

Sheer stupidity.


16 posted on 11/14/2012 8:00:59 PM PST by PGR88
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Certainly. Overdue. If we’re gonna lose the least we can do is bloody up the other guy with some well placed elbows and knees.

As an aside, did you know that Mrs Petraeus was a 190,000 per year dc bureaucrat? What a cesspool DC is.


17 posted on 11/14/2012 8:08:34 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: tobyhill

Well Bobby, you’re half right, as Romney didn’t phrase it properly.

Romney should have said, “Obama won because he’s spent Billions on vote buying programs and promised Billions more.”


18 posted on 11/14/2012 8:14:01 PM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: tobyhill

Geez what is up with Republicans eating their own..this is what is wrong with the GOP, too many of them are afraid to speak the TRUTH about Obama..Romney is RIGHT..he is 100 percent right..Obama gives people freebies, which unfortunately trumps freedom every single time..just give people abortion on demand, free birth control pills, Obamaphones, and food stamps and they will continue to vote Dem


19 posted on 11/14/2012 8:20:38 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: ConservativeStatement
The lady just to the right of 0 looks like she's about to hurl. Can't say I blame her.

Romney's right. Baracka Claus bought the votes.

20 posted on 11/14/2012 8:23:59 PM PST by Jane Long ("Miss me yet?" - Mitt)
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To: tobyhill

Buying votes is illegal!!!


21 posted on 11/14/2012 8:25:05 PM PST by dalereed
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To: tobyhill

All this guys sure turned fast. How can you live with yourself and knowing your family will hear you are a liar?


22 posted on 11/14/2012 8:26:51 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Auto bailouts, promises to unions. Let’s see what gets delivered.


23 posted on 11/14/2012 8:28:21 PM PST by Ciexyz
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To: Jane Long

This type of bickering does nothing but distract from what really happened. This election was stolen by massive voter fraud in the swing states. I dnn’t know exactly how they did it, but I am sure that it happened. Until Republicans are willing to step forward and confront the cheating in a meaningful way... this country will continue circling the drain.


24 posted on 11/14/2012 8:33:47 PM PST by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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To: Jane Long

Please, leave Santa out of this. Even he has his standards, verified by no less credible than Will Ferrell.

There is a naughty and nice list and there is coal in one’s stocking. It HAS been used.


25 posted on 11/14/2012 8:33:47 PM PST by stanne
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To: fireman15

They are not going to do so.


26 posted on 11/14/2012 8:34:54 PM PST by stanne
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To: FlingWingFlyer

First Jindal says that Republicans shouldn’t protect the rich and now he bashes Romney for using the word “Gifts”. Get over it already. Obama has been spending a ton of tax money on gifts for others and gifts for himself. I didn’t hear Jindal utter this amount of grievances against Obama during the campaign as he is now doing to the GOP and Romney.

The Constitution should protect the rich from an unstoppable govt. with aims to confiscate as much as they can. If the rich aren’t protected, how is it expected that the middle class and the poor are going to be protected. The truth is that if we don’t get some sense, someday in the near future, the rich, middle class, and poor are all going to be miserable and only the power wielding rulers of govt. will be living the American Dream.

Bobby should keep his mouth shut, and be happy that he is safely in a red state.


27 posted on 11/14/2012 8:35:56 PM PST by Windy City Conservative
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To: tobyhill
The "Free $h*ters" won, pure and simple.

Romney lost because republicans failed to show up, pure and simple.

Jindal is behaving foolishly.

28 posted on 11/14/2012 8:40:31 PM PST by Tula Git
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To: gotribe
Never liked Jindal. He isn’t able to combine words into an intelligible sentence.

Jindal is my governor. It pains me when people call him a Conservative. The guy got out of college and went straight into government.

Yes he can parrot Conservative jargon effortlessly. But his governing record is one of a RINO.

Jindal like many other pseudo Conservatives have not internalized a deep belief in limited government.

Jindal's first love is the "good" the State (meaning government at any level) can accomplish.

Reagan truly viewed government as a necessary "evil." You will NEVER get Jindal to call government a necessary evil.

Sarah is like Reagan in viewing government as a dangerous leviathan.

29 posted on 11/14/2012 8:41:48 PM PST by sand88
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To: Sarah Barracuda

the Republicans will never say the Truth as we all know it because they have no intention of changing the Status Quo in the District of Criminals.

To think otherwise is to deceive ourselves. Romney would not have made the cuts in the Government behemoth that would be necessary to stop the bleeding either. Now Obama is poised to raise our taxes to feed the Machine, to pay that bitches 187,000 yr salary and tens, hundreds of thousands like her.

Wake me when a New Party for the US Constitution has formed as the GOP is lost to me.


30 posted on 11/14/2012 8:42:38 PM PST by Gasshog
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To: tobyhill

Romney is a loser and has no political future.

So better to leave the stage and let people like Jindal who are actually conservatives to take over.


31 posted on 11/14/2012 8:43:38 PM PST by GregH
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To: Tula Git
Jindal is behaving foolishly.

Yep and showing his CINO core. See my previous post.

32 posted on 11/14/2012 8:43:50 PM PST by sand88
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To: tobyhill

I don’t give a rats behind about what romney thinks at this moment. He didn’t engage. He played a rope-a-dope strategy and lost.

I can hear it now, “12 million jobs”

But, Benghazi?......(crickets).....


33 posted on 11/14/2012 8:47:56 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: fireman15
Agree. Thank God for Col West...standing up to this fraud.

Too bad Romney didn't stand up to this stolen election.

34 posted on 11/14/2012 8:49:14 PM PST by Jane Long ("Miss me yet?" - Mitt)
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To: Gasshog

DemocRATS have no problem trashing Republicans daily, but when someone in the GOP has the balls to go after Obama some in the RINO party have to go after that person its ridiculous. What Romney said was right, you give freebies to people and you own them for life its that simple..what Romney said was accurate yet you have Jindal bashing him for it..when will some in the GOP learn to stop kissing Obama’s ass


35 posted on 11/14/2012 8:52:22 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Windy City Conservative

I agree.


36 posted on 11/14/2012 9:02:06 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (We need Comprehensive Election Reform, NOW!)
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To: tobyhill

Bobby Jindal is dead to me.

Rubio, btw, is not a Natural Born Citizen. Is Jindal?


37 posted on 11/14/2012 9:08:12 PM PST by Arthur McGowan (If you're for sticking scissors in a baby girl's neck and sucking out her brains, you are PRO-WOMAN!)
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To: GregH

What? Better see post 29. I think we have deluded ourselves long enough as to whom it is that is conservative left in the Republican Party and its apparatus. These guys are players of the Bush-Rove mob. That would mean not-all-that-conservative.


38 posted on 11/14/2012 9:11:50 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: GregH
So better to leave the stage and let people like Jindal who are actually conservatives to take over.

please see post 28. Jindal is a CINO. He record shows that in no way could he be considered a true believer in limited government.

If Jindal was President he would disappoint us on the domestic front (like GWB.)

39 posted on 11/14/2012 9:12:00 PM PST by sand88
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Yes, Romney is right this time. Jindal needs to keep quiet. Obama cut, sliced, and diced, and thus Balkanized the American electorate with each group being catered to from single women, to illegals, to Hindu Asians and Muslims, (”America is not a Christian nation”), to Blacks, GLBT, etc.


40 posted on 11/14/2012 9:17:06 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

When they drive through Oklahoma (to answer your question). ;D


41 posted on 11/14/2012 9:18:22 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: tobyhill; All

A really good analogy on how Obama got elected.

From a teacher in the Nashville area:
We are worried about “the cow” when it is all about the “Ice Cream.”
The most eye-opening civics lesson I ever had was while teaching third grade this year.
The presidential election was heating up and some of the children showed an interest.
I decided we would have an election for a class president. We would choose our nominees.
They would make a campaign speech and the class would vote.
To simplify the process, candidates were nominated by other class members.
We discussed what kinds of characteristics these students should have.
We got many nominations and from those, Jamie and Olivia were picked to run for the top spot.
The class had done a great job in their selections. Both candidates were good kids.
I thought Jamie might have an advantage because he got lots of parental support.
I had never seen Olivia’s mother.
The day arrived when they were to make their speeches Jamie went first.
He had specific ideas about how to make our class a better place.
He ended by promising to do his very best.
Every one applauded. He sat down and Olivia came to the podium.
Her speech was concise. She said, “If you will vote for me, I will give you ice cream.”
She sat down. The class went wild. “Yes! Yes! We want ice cream.”
She surely would say more. She did not have to.
A discussion followed. How did she plan to pay for the ice cream? She wasn’t sure.
Would her parents buy it or would the class pay for it. She didn’t know.
The class really didn’t care. All they were thinking about was ice cream.
Jamie was forgotten. Olivia won by a land slide.
Every time Barack Obama opens his mouth he offers ice cream, fifty two percent
of the people react like nine year olds. They want ice cream. The other forty eight
percent know they’re going to have to feed the cow and clean up the mess.


42 posted on 11/14/2012 9:21:00 PM PST by GOYAKLA (Waiting for the Golden Screw to be removed from Obama's navel!)
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To: tobyhill

Well, there goes whatever respect I once had for Jindal.

OF COURSE Ubama and the rats use other people’s money to buy the votes of their party’s base of moochers and parasites - - it’s what the Democrat party is all about. What got into Jindal that he’s decided to run like a scared bunny rabbit from the Democrat “mainstream” newsrooms? Wow.. what a coward.

Of course, I don’t follow Jindal’s career that closely - - has he always been a coward?


43 posted on 11/14/2012 9:25:44 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Arthur McGowan

Neither Jindal nor Rubio are natural born citizens. Both are ineligible.


44 posted on 11/14/2012 9:26:28 PM PST by Smokeyblue
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To: carlo3b

(( ping ))

Talk about hitting a nerve!
Even some Republican cowards are running scared from the rat newsrooms.
Jindal just wrote himself out of any national conversation, at least in the GOP.


45 posted on 11/14/2012 9:30:02 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: sand88

if Jindal is not a conservative, then what about Romney?

Romney switched back and forth, flip flopped , changed his positions so many times during his political career, it is hard to see what exactly Romney stands for. He said whatever the audience wanted to hear. He showered Obama and Clinton with praises, then he is whining that those guys played dirty politics when Romney played the same dirty politics during the republican primary?

Romeny has to do what election losers generally do , he should slid away quietly from the stage and leave the playground to others.


46 posted on 11/14/2012 9:33:02 PM PST by GregH
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To: sand88

I suspect that a few minorities find that they can acquire power and wealth by being novelty acts - running as Republicans. They don’t really have any principles or stand for anything. But they have found that the Republicans are so desperate for a token minority that they can get themselves elected or appointed to high office fairly easily. Jindal. Colin Powell. Rubio. A few others come to mind. The mask comes off eventually and they show us they are more loyal to race than to conservative principles.

Republicans are nearly as eager to prove they are not racist by voting for a person of color as the Democrats are. And this is what we get.

It’s a shame Thomas Sowell never ran for office. I have no doubt of his conservative principles.


47 posted on 11/14/2012 9:34:35 PM PST by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Romney’s unpopularity was the cause of our defeat. It is estimated that 7 million white did not vote in this election. Romney ran a take no prisoners primary, burying his opponents under a ton of money. Turned out that money could not make Romney popular. Try as he would, Romney failed, because he lacks the common touch. And he ignores the plain fact that without the blind loyalty of blacks, Obama could not have won. He is their tribal leader.


48 posted on 11/14/2012 9:40:21 PM PST by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: tobyhill

I look forward to the time when folks quit slamming Romney. The GOP cannot win the White House with a liberal nominee. It’s really just that simple. Romney is what he is and what he is disqualified his candidacy. It’s time to let him quietly enjoy the rest of his life.


49 posted on 11/14/2012 9:41:30 PM PST by Tau Food (Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.)
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To: generally

You are the kind of fellow who got Blanco elected governor of Louisiana. Then watched her stand there stunned, knowing not what to do when Katrina came roaring in.


50 posted on 11/14/2012 9:44:01 PM PST by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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