Sunday, March 03, 2013

Romney and GOP Still Don't Get It: Blame Lost on "Obamacare Attractiveness" To The "Lower Incomes"

As this blog has noted numerous times, the United States is the ONLY advanced developed nation that does not have a plan for national health insurance of some kind for all of its citizens.  This despite the fact that supposedly the most religious of this same grouping of citizens.  Something that one would think would translate into a belief that the sick and uninsured should have health care coverage - at least if self-proclaimed Christians in the GOP base truly believed in and valued the Gospel message of Christ.  Of course, they don't and stand as a remarkable example of the modern day Pharisees that seem everywhere within conservative Christianity.  And this hypocrisy and cluelessness extends to the party of the Christofascists and modern day Pharisees, the Republican Party.  In a recent interview Mitt Romney revealed that he still doesn't grasp why he and the GOP lost last November.  They view countless Americans as disposable trash and still seek to gut Medicare and other programs that benefit the less fortunate and, I would argue are consistent with the Gospel that these falsely pious hypocrites pretend to worship.  A piece in The New Civil Rights Movement looks at Romney and the sickness within the GOP:

Mitt Romney appeared on “Fox News Sunday” and said he lost the 2012 campaign for the presidency because of “the Obamacare attractiveness” to “lower incomes.”  “We did very well with the majority population, but not with minority populations, and that was a failing, that was a real mistake,” Romney told Fox News host Chris Wallace.
“I think the Obamacare attractiveness and feature was something we underestimated, particularly among lower incomes. And, uh, just didn’t do as good a job in connecting with that audience as we should have.”
Aan Millhiser at Think Progress adds:
During the course of the interview, Romney agreed with Wallace that his “47 percent” comment — his claim that 47 percent of the country will vote for Obama because they are “dependent upon government” and “believe that they are victims” — hurt his campaign by leaving the impression that he did not like many voters. Nevertheless, this explanation of his loss is reminiscent of the explanation he gave his donors for his defeat shortly after the election — Obama won because of “the gifts” he gave to African-Americans, Latinos and young voters.
Note that Romney doesn’t use the word “people” in his comments. They are not even “voters,” but, “populations.”  Romney had no moral right to be president of the American people because he never saw them as people.

It goes without saying that since Romney has never had to worry about money or access to health care for his family, he doesn't understand why Obamacare is such a pressing issue for many of us.  As for folks like Paul Ryan, they simply don't give a damn about the less fortunate no matter how hard he tries to wrap himself in his Catholicism.

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