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Romney: Minorities, Young People Swayed By Obama "Gifts"

Romney: Minorities, Young People Swayed By Obama
11/15/2012 10:25 AM ET

Mitt Romney may have been speaking from the heart when he told mega-donors that 47 percent of American voters aren't worth his time.

He backtracked on those comments in the final weeks of his run for White House, but Romney is now spreading the blame for his landslide loss in the presidential election.

The culprit: millions of Americans that want "things" from the government, specifically the black, Hispanic and young voters that Obama was able to buy off with "gifts" and entitlements.

The New York Times and Los Angeles Times published snippets of a conference call Romney made to some of his big donors on Wednesday.

Making no mention of his gaffes while on the campaign trail or the geriatric optics of the GOP Convention, Romney said Obama made a cynical play for the minority vote.

"The president's campaign, if you will, focused on giving targeted groups a big gift," Romney said in a call to donors. "He made a big effort on small things. Those small things, by the way, add up to trillions of dollars."

Hispanics were drawn in by Obama's pledge of "amnesty for children of illegals."

Meanwhile, youngsters were blinded by Obamacare, in particular a plan that allows people under 26 years of age to remain covered by their parent's health care plans.

"You can imagine for somebody making $25,000 or $30,000 or $35,000 a year, being told you're now going to get free healthcare, particularly if you don't have it, getting free healthcare worth, what, $10,000 per family, in perpetuity. I mean, this is huge," Romney said, the New York Times reported.

Romney's remarks echo those made by conservative stalwart Bill O'Reilly on election night. Bemoaning the demographic tsunami that hit unsuspecting Republicans, O'Reilly blamed the embarrassing defeat on the moral failings of half the country.

"It's a changing country, the demographics are changing," O'Reilly said. "It's not a traditional America anymore, and there are 50 percent of the voting public who want stuff. They want things. And who is going to give them things? President Obama."

by RTT Staff Writer

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