Thursday, November 15, 2012

Quote of the Day - Bobby Jindal Edition

“No, I think that’s absolutely wrong. Two points on that: One, we have got to stop dividing the American voters. We need to go after 100 percent of the votes, not 53 percent. We need to go after every single vote.”
“And, secondly, we need to continue to show how our policies help every voter out there achieve the American dream, which is to be in the middle class, which is to be able to give their children an opportunity to be able to get a great education. … So, I absolutely reject that notion, that description. I think that’s absolutely wrong.”
Governor Bobby Jindal on Romney's comments that he lost the election due to entitlements and freebies that Obama's policies offer.  He goes on to say:
“Governor Romney’s an honorable person that needs to be thanked for his many years of public service, but his campaign was largely about his biography and his experience, and it’s a very impressive biography and very impressive set of experiences. But time and time again, biography and experience is not enough to win an election. You have to have a vision. You have to connect your policies to the aspirations of the American people. I don’t think the campaign did that, and as a result this became a contest between personalities.
We all know that I didn't think Romney was the best choice for the nomination.  One of the things that I did admire about the man was that he showed real class most of the time.  It is too bad he has decided to throw that out the window now that he has lost.  That just makes me question if he ever really had it at all.
I heard over and over again from people I talked to personally and over social media, that Romney did not give them a real reason to vote for him other than he was not Obama.  While that was more than enough for me, that doesn't mean that it would be for everyone else.

Jindal is 100% correct.  Here are some facts; the richest counties in the country voted for Obama.  Some of the poorest counties in the country voted for Romney.  Look at New Mexico and Nebraska if you don't believe me.  Mississippi is one of the poorest states in the country with very high levels of poverty.  When is the last time they voted for democrat for President?

Not every poor person takes money from the government.  Some are too proud or they don't feel right about it.  Some poor people vote GOP based on religious views and/or abortion.  Those issues are more important to them than getting freebies.

Until the GOP stops with this nonsense they will continue in the wilderness.  There are ways to talk about the entitlement culture that doesn't insult large swaths of people. Comments such as immigrants come here to take entitlements are not helpful yet you hear things like that from some in the far right on a regular basis.  You are not going to get people to understand how conservative beliefs will benefit them if they feel they are being insulted.

Governor Romney do us all a favor, go away.  You gave it your best shot and came up short.  Don't take a page out of the Al Gore page book and become bitter.  It will not help you let alone the GOP.

1 comment:

net observer said...

a-men. it is absolutely bizarre how much, apparently, guys like romney and o'reilly honestly believe that obama's support is based on a voracious appetite for gov't assistance. as if there are no other issues out there. it's a little scary. decent guys who really don't realize how they sound when they say such things.

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