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    Romney lost because people are sick and tired of the hateful comments made by the right wing extremist. Calling Democrfats socialist because we believe in a system that helps the old, sick, and disabled is just name calling. The main reason Romney lost was because the majority of the people in the USA agree with the president.
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    I think it's pretty funny how some right wingers call welfare "Socialist". They seem to be unaware that some of the early Socialists were actually AGAINST welfare. Those Socialists thought that welfare was just a capitalist plan to patch up the flaws of the capitalist economic system.
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    Why do I care why he lost? I won. Romney's head is going to go into a tailspin trying to figure out why he lost. I am the least concerned.
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    Republicans don't want to help the people who can help themselves but simply don't because they can survive without doing squat. What Republicans DO believe, however, is taking care of the people who NEED it and are unable to provide for themselves- i.e. the disabled and the sick. Think about it.
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    Romney lost because of a number of things. People remember that GW Bush is responsible for cratering the economy and that the GOP has done everything it can to obstruct Obama in trying to fix it. By and large they believe that Obama has the best interests of the country as a priority whereas the GOP's top priority has been to defeat Obama at any cost. Romney was somewhat unfairly portrayed as a job exporting vulture capitalist who enriched himself by hiding money offshore and who was more concerned with his fellow 1%ers than the bulk of the country. Romney is not a very charismatic candidate. He's very smart but America usually votes for the guy they'd like to have a beer with rather than the guy that looks like their boss. I think Romney was a victim of the GOP defeat Obama at any cost agenda but he was his own worst enemy by staking out a far right position on immigration (self deportation) in the GOP primaries. To actually make the statements that he did about the 47% cost him a lot of votes from people who ordinarily would have voted for him. Obama's ground game was phenomenal and that got out the vote far better than the GOP. People don't realize how much more negative stuff could have been run against Romney if it had been needed. Romney was a long shot from the beginning. He really didn't have much chance in this election. The media made it look a lot closer than it was.
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    Romney lost because there are more have nots than haves.Until the gap shrinks it will be that way.I suggest that if you wish more on your side try to help people do better in life.Give more breaks to more people.Especially the ones who really deserve it.You will find an increase in people voting for replubicans.
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    Romney lost because 47% of the population are happy to be on the gravy train, and the "I've got mine , to hell with the rest of you" voters are too uninformed to realize that the Obamabots are coming for yours next. I will sit back and watch with glee as they get what they deserve.
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    As I said earlier, it this "all you minorities are nothing but a bunch of lazy freeloaders" attitude that lost him the election. You created the mythical minority monster who actually wants to be on welfare. They are like a creature from a 50's sci-fi movie who does nothing but devour, and acted as if that mythical being represents just about every person in America who isn't white.
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    @Jet_Silverman Funny, but you are the ONLY one who brought up race. The most racist view is from the liberals like you who treat minorities as helpless children who can't take care of themselves and need hundreds of government programs to support them from cradle to grave, heck, they are too lame to even go and get a free picture ID on their own. Pathetic!
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    Romney lost because the tide of America is switching to corrupt politics and a decent man can't overcome the hoards of stupid people who vote for a fool who can't do anything except go on talk shows and have his henchmen do his dirty work. I didn't see Romney's campain have old ladies threaten Obozo if he won! That is just plain disgusting! Republicans needed a pitt bull to give back what the dems did to this election. There will be no good come out of this idiots reelection.
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    @simplytoi You dems can't take any thought but your own lame ones. You people are the reason the dumbing down of America happens.
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    Anne please read your remarks for one the people of the United States our great nation a bunch of fools . Second of all you disrespected your President that did not only beat the competition he stomped a mud hole in him. I would suggest that you take advantage of this situation. Education is the key to success it will and has been beneficial for those like you that can only result to name calling . I also would suggest that you take advantage of the medical plan that we have implemented as well . This will allow you to get a proper diagnoses of your current state of mind. If that does not help I will gladly help you think of alternative methods to assist you in your misery .
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    Romney lost because his people behind him were GW Bush people lock stock and barrel and exit polling showed people in the majority still blame Bush for the meltdown. Simple as that. Romney was the status quo sock puppet. He has no Charsima, is stiff and never connected to the voters and behind him running their mouths were Karl Rove and Dick Cheney. America had no interest in letting those people back into the henhouse.
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    Damn skippy! And it'll be at least another 3 decades before we see another GOP turd be a 2 term President(providing the party still exists then)
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    @hdayejr Actually you'll never see one again. Maybe they've decided to go one-party state with the Democrats. I can tell you one thing. Celebrate and be happy because in 10 years of a one-party stranglehold, you're not going to like how the place turns out.
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    @RobertJHarsh Romney lost because he was a gentlemen, but a rich one. He lost because the liberal media is and has been in bed with the Left. He lost because he
    didn't promise "cradle to grave entitlements", and we live in a society that wants to be taken care of..when you vote someone in for "freebies", we will all pay, the rich, the
    middle class and yes, even the poor. It's just the beginning, one just has to look at Europe to see where we are now headed.
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    @mimi57 First of all Germany has a better economy than we do. They have socialized medicine with a conservative government. It's not always one way or the other. Second of all Romney is not a gentleman. You don't run venture capital companies being a Gentleman. He is a SHARK but he gave up everything he had going for him to sell out to the Karl Rove/Dick Cheney's of the world. I read your posts Mimi and you are entitled to your views. But I am a life long REAL conservative with a degree in Political Science who has worked over 100 campaigns and ballot issues and with all due respect you don't have a clue.
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    No rocket science required.. when your campaign turns off those of color, any color, and you lose the Jewish, Catholic and women voters. Duhh you wonder why???
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    The party that is the home of bigot racists got theirs! But the sad part is, we have to listen to their garbage for another 4 years. In this great nation, even their extreme views are protected. Does that mean we need to acknowledge? Hell no! You libs are playing right into the kooks hands by giving them the time of day. They are attention whores, just like Romney, Ryan, Rush, Coulter, Akin, etc
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    @hdayejr Not to mention those abortions comments (Akin and Mourdock) and the 47% remark pretty much killed his chances, right?
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    Look at the GOP Platform not one piece of it made any sense at all.Look at the Failed leadership in the GOP most of all that Moron they have as Chairman from Wisconsin..Then look at what he Picked as a V.P another Prize from WI. And you wonder????The GOP is its own worst enemy utterly out of Touch with America.Look at the GOP Souther White hypocritical Christians fighting the Civil War still.
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    Bill Reilly is 100% correct. I've been watching this shift to dependency for 30 to 40 years now. There is absolutely no doubt that for decades America has been groomed by Democrats to look to the Government for assistance(not family & not church). I totally believe that this is not for reasons of so called Democrat compassion for the poor. It is purely a political move to garner votes from a welfare base that the Democrats strive to grow. They actually have commercials telling Americans to go get food stamps because the income level allowing free stuff has been increased to such a point that people who were not even thinking about taking charity from tax payers, are now encouraged to take it. How sick is it when a party does all in it's power to grow the welfare base versus doing everything it can to help get people off the Government programs and enjoy a life of dignity rather than one of shame. Democrats, you are destroying this nation case you did not know. The voters want the free stuff and the politicians want the vote. What a great team you have created. Lets call the team Bankruptcy ok?
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    @Jet_Silverman- The emotion voters won. The people who voted based on fear of the republican bogeymen.

    You know? The vagina voters and the skin color voters, and the "hate the rich" voters.
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    @Bobolinsky what *reason* would there be to vote for Romney? And when it comes to skin color, what about the Romney supporters with the "Put the white back in the White House" t-shirts? Vagina voters? What exactly do you mean? Women who want the freedom to get an abortion if they want one? That sounds reasonable to me.
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    @Jet_Silverman-- Reasons? A balanced budget, simplification of the tax code, streamlining of regulations for small businesses, North American energy independence, fair trade, a strong defensive posture and a repealing of Obamacare.

    Is it possible for Libs to conceive that anyone would vote on economic issues? Is the Left capable of understanding that many of us over here on the right see your obsession with painting us all as a homogenous group that wears tshirts like the one you cited.

    Honestly? I hadn't heard of it. I guess the media couldn't figure out a way to jump to the huge conclusion that you jump to wth your knee jerk reaction to that tshirt.

    You outta love the story in this link...
    http://politix.topix.com/race/1058-pa-county-...

    Until you figure out just how dishonest your fellow lefty's ThinkProgress and Politix's own senior editor Mary Noble were.
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    There are several reasons that explain it.

    1) Underestimating the ever increasing number of takers who want "free" stuff.
    2) Underestimating the power of the stupid to be suckered into believing cute slogans like "hope", "change", and "forward".
    3) The refusal to take the fight to Obama on things like Fast & Furious and Benghazi.
    4) Trying to pander to and placate the "social" conservatives and holy rollers by focusing on issues other than the economy.
    5) The inability to make Obama own up to the terrible record accumulated in his first term.

    Just a few....
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    Can you point out a single Obama supporter who voted for him because they wanted "free stuff"? One will do. The whole Benghazi situation was a non issue. The reality is only a few right wing talk show hosts and their followers are trying to make it one.
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    @Jet_Silverman You don't think that Obama Phone woman is indicative of that attitude? Besides that, anyone currently on the dole would fall into that category as well.
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    @Jet_Silverman Benghazi a non issue? Hardly.
    As for why one single supporter voted for Obama. Well, when 93% of a single race vote for someone, in this case, I would say it probably wasn't for free stuff, more like it was for the color of his skin.
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    Oh come on....He lost because nobody but a few on the far right (and here) believe in any of his & ryans trickle down non sense anymore...We have seen first hand that, that stuff just doesn't work...And all he was doing is peddling more of the same old tired republican junk that does not work!
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    Actually I think you have it wrong. The far Right probably considered him a moderate, but held their nose and voted for him because of their intense hatred of Obama. This was an election to defeat the incumbent, any other consideration was just window dressing.
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    @MRMacrum That may explain why you and a few tea party types voted for him...But I was referring to the larger more rational voting population.
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    @Sonny - You are wrong again. I voted for Obama in 2008 and again this past Tuesday. Romney lost because his crew did not run as good a campaign as Obama's did. It is that simple for me. All the conjecture and looking foe blame is useless. Romney was outplayed.
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    @MRMacrum Well that's all true to. But I still stand behind my initial personal assessment of this election and my personal analysis thereof.
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    Romney lost because he is a chameleon who keeps changing his positions to fit the circumstances. He will do or say anything to get elected. We saw a clear example of this in the debates.

    Also, his conservative tea party simply self-destructed. The insensitive comment made about women and racial issues caused them to explode internally.
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    #1 and #2 are mostly it. Romney and the republicans/conservatives are trying to still wrap their head around the fact that the majority of the electorate are the underclass who depend on govt gimmedats. I never thought I would see that group be the majority in America. Who could have? Not even the Democrats believed it until now. And now with this group realizing it is the majority, it will become more emboldened and demand more gimmedats and dependence programs and handouts from the government. And as long as the Democrat stay in charge and keep providing to these people, we are guaranteed a one-party socialist state in about two decades. How can the GOP go to these people and say "we represent lower taxes, small business owners, small govt" when the majority of this country has no interest in any of that?
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    The Libertarian party got over a million votes. First time ever. Those votes could have swung a few states for Romney. I voted Libertarian. You can't keep running out the same old Karl Rove/Dick Cheney meltdown kings and expect rational conservatives to vote for them. I voted for Reagan and he increased the size of govt and the deficit despite saying he wouldn't. I voted for Bush the father and he raised taxes and the deficit after he said he wouldn't. Bush the son was the worst GOP President since Hoover. Fool me three times and I stop voting for you. THAT is why Romney lost the election. Some moved to the Libertarians, some stayed home and a few went to obama. Your party of liars lost a lot of credibility with Rove and Cheney behind Romney.
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    @jessejaymes Hard to debate that one, but still doesn't change the fact the underclass/takers is the majority of the electorate now. The libertarians might become a secondary regional party, but they are basically ultra Democrats with their open borders for all and whatever you do, don't disagree with them. They are worse than Democrats.
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    @RobertJHarsh You know you're just wrong. I live in California where there are more welfare people than any state in the nation. If you look at the polling, at the voter registration and the turnout, welfare people don't vote. Only about half the elgibile in the nation vote in the best of turnouts and those people you claim voted for Obama simply don't vote. I backed a guy for City Council recently in a large city in Los Angeles County. Poor area mostly and we worked our butts off, spent tons of money trying to get the poor vote out. 17% is what we got. They simply don't vote man. I've worked voter registration for two decades and they simply don't vote. At the risk of sounding racist, the percentage of blacks voting for Obama is very skewed. 93% of black who voted, did vote for obama. But 70% of blacks who could don't vote. I have worked politics, ballot issues, campaigns for over 40 years. Both Libertarian and GOP (although I see myself as a moderate, I am no screaming liberal) but experience tells me that you need to look a little deeper at why Romney lost. It is as I say it is. Exit polling found a larger % of all parties still blame Bush for the meltdown than the % Obama won by. I was simply appalled when Rove and Cheney started putting their faces before the public behind Romney. America detests both. They cost Romney the election. Moderates like me will NOT vote for establishment Republicans after what they did to America.
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    @RobertJHarsh I disagree with the Libertarians about open borders. I agree with them about legalizing drugs. Let the idiots kill themselves and good riddance. I disagree with the Libertarians about big business. As President I would remove virtually all regulations on business doing less than 200 million dollars a year and HAMMER big business with regulations. We need to rebuild America through small business. It used to be that way. It is not today. I would put a tarrif on every cheap ass Chinese crap coming into America made in China by American companies. They make their money in China by selling to Americans. They should pay taxes on that. Make it so that they really don't lose anything by staying in the USA and providing jobs. China is on the verge of imploding as workers demand more pay and better conditions. It's not the wonderful situation most think it is.
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    @jessejaymes the final numbers. If you add the Romney votes to Johnson votes in all of the swing states, Obama still wins
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    because he is too Caucasion and old style American presidential to win in Obama's redesigned America. Those who voted Obama back in are getting freebies and the rest of us, those who voted for Romney, are paying for them, and will continue to.
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    actually, it's that "all you minorities are nothing but a bunch of lazy freeloaders" attitude that lost him the election. I'm black, but I don't live off of you, odds are I make more than the two of you combined. You about romanticize about "Old Style America", but in "Old Style America", I had to sit in the back of the bus. And I mean that literally, I'm pushing 60. I have nothing at all against Caucasians. I voted for one for VP.:) It seemed like Romney had contempt for MOST of America.
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    He lost because Obama's ground game was better than expected. In order to win Romney needed a worse voter turnout, especially in the minority communities and Obama got a better turnout in 2008 by targeting the areas he won and making sure to win those same areas by the same amount or more. Because of that success there wasn't anything Romney could do to win.
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