On Wednesday, NewsOne reported that Mitt Romney (pictured) blamed his Election 2012 loss on President Barack Obama’s “gifts” to his Black, immigrant, and female supporters. Now audio from that conference call with Romney’s donors has been released, and none of it sounds pretty.
In an apparent reference to Hispanic voters who backed Obama by 71 percent, Romney remarked that “immigration we can solve, but the giving away free stuff is a hard thing to compete with.”
Listen to some of Romney’s remarks here:
Further pressing the issue Republicans have in relating to Hispanic voters, Romney said Obama won their constituency through his numerous amnesty options.
“With Hispanic voters, free health care was a big plus,” he commented. “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.”
Ever gracious in defeat, Romney believes that while Obama’s “gifts” to his constituents won his re-election, he’ll pay for them down the line:
“What I would do if I were a Democrat running four years from now, I’d say, You know what, dental care will be included in Obamacare…and Republicans will say, ‘No, that’s going to cost a trillion dollars,’ and the Democrats will say, ‘That’s fine, you know, we’ll pay it.’”
Turning his attention to young people, 60 percent of whom voted for Obama, Romney cited the president’s loan forgiveness and healthcare overhauls as a clincher for the 30 and under crowd.
“With regards to the young people, for instance, a forgiveness of college loan interest, was a big gift,” he said. “Free contraceptives were very big with young college-aged women. And then, finally, Obamacare also made a difference for them, because as you know, anybody now 26 years of age and younger was now going to be part of their parents’ plan, and that was a big gift to young people.”
All interesting claims.