Mitt Romney partially credits #ObamaGifts for president’s reelection; Voters tally their loot; Update: Jindal says analysis ‘absolutely wrong’

Mitt Romney has been maintaining a low profile following last week’s election loss, but today he held a conference call with top donors to thank them for their support and to explain his view of where the campaign went wrong. We’re not sure what donors took away from the call, but just as viewers seemed to boil down each presidential debate to one silly word in retrospect — Big Bird, binders, bayonets — the Los Angeles Times and the majority of the Twitterverse, it seems, are laser-focused on one word from the call: “gifts.”

Romney reportedly told donors, “The president’s campaign focused on giving targeted groups a big gift — so he made a big effort on small things. Those small things, by the way, add up to trillions of dollars.” Romney continued, using young voters as an example:

With regards to the young people, for instance, a forgiveness of college loan interest, was a big gift. 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. They turned out in large numbers, a larger share in this election even than in 2008.

This strategy certainly didn’t come as news to conservatives paying attention during the campaign; see, for example, Steven Crowder’s remake of Obama’s creepy “My First Time” ad as “More Free Crap,” or the notorious Obama Phone woman promising that a reelected president was going to do more.

Much as liberals melted down over Paul Ryan’s retrospective reference to a surprisingly large “urban” turnout, Romney’s reduction of Obama’s pricey campaign promises as “gifts” sent many over the edge. A Democrat would never, ever stoop so low as to think that implementing costly social programs was the equivalent of handing out presents. Right?

http://youtu.be/yzBvQ9EeF3k

Liberals and conservatives alike have kicked off the #ObamaGifts hashtag to tally up their Election Day loot.

There’s even an @ObamasGifts Twitter account already, but we think it opened its first gift a little early.

Were those the gag gifts, or are these?

While everyone is having fun getting #ObamaGifts trending, when you’re done could we maybe talk about that “trillions of dollars” credit card statement that’s on its way in the mail?

Update:

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who accompanied Romney during his final push of mega-rallies, has weighed in on Romney’s “gifts” analysis, calling it “absolutely wrong.”

  • PrincessofSnark

    Baaaaa, baaaaa, baaaa went the little sheep as they were led to the slaughter. Do these idiots REALLY think you get something for nothing? They sold their souls for Obama-phones and birth control. Good luck, little sheep. Look at Spain, Greece, Portugal, Italy, and England to see what’s in store. Just about the time you get used to having those things, pooooof, they’ll be gone because there’s no more money to pay for them after you bleed the country dry.

    • seek456

      Europe is screaming – don’t do what we did – look at the mess we are in. These fools don’t realize that nothing is “free” – absolutely nothing from the Government is ever free. Somebody has to pay for it.

      • http://twitter.com/virgwolf Linda Voris

        That’s the problem…..as long as they don’t have to pay for it….keep on taking!!

    • soJa

      These people are so selfish and their brains do not comprehend reality. Most of these “gifts” will be on the tax payer dime from a government running trillion dollar deficits. We’ll see how all that “free” stuff works out soon enough.
      Yo libtards, you’re all going down with the ship too.

  • Rob

    The sad part is, these idiots probably thinks the government owes them the “gifts” they list, as they ignore the gifts that Romney actually talked about. It’s impossible to parody a libtard, as they eventually parody themselves.

  • Love of Country

    Owebamao’s gift to black people is 9000 annual homicides and 80% fatherlessness. His gift to women is skyrocketing unwed teen pregnancy and dependency upon the govt. His gift to America is failed healthcare, soaring unemployment and epic divides along race, class and gender lines.

    Dinglebarry’s finest gift imaginable is a place called Chicago replete with its own epic corruption, racism and 500 annual homicides …. liberal utopia, to be sure.

    • Tom Henson

      I’m with you LOC! BO, I believe will be the last president we ever know, between him and racist Michelle, there’s NO WAY they will give up this good life that they finally STOLE…..I love my country, but hate it’s president and his boss Michelle!!!

      • Discontentwliars

        It won’t happen! – We have to reach a lot of people, but it’s not lost yet!

        • Vennoye

          He has already betrayed the first group who voted for him.
          Obama says he supports same-gender marriage to mobilize the youth vote but then plans to do nothing about it.
          By Joe Newby of the Examiner:
          One day after endorsing gay marriage proposals in Washington and Maine, President Obama told MTV viewers Friday that he would not be pushing gay marriage in his second term, ABC News reported.
          According to Obama, “it would be up to future generations of Americans to implement meaningful reform,” ABC added.

          He will continue to do this to every group of his divotees! Talk about moaning, groaning and gnashing of teeth….

  • Jack Deth

    Romney is quite correct. Though his wording is a bit vague. Requiring something more succinct and easily understood:

    “Never underestimate the power of large numbers of dumbed down, short attention span, instant gratification, puerile people given Free Shit. Even if it is taxpayer funded. It beats common sense and logic every time!”

    • seek456

      yes and Obama also knew where his audience could be reached. At every stupid flaky show going.

      I think the Republican’s problem is that we honestly don’t want to face that fact of the level of stupidity of the left. We give them more credit – and it bites us in the butt every time.

      • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

        Notice they were all day time shows and late night shows……dems watching tv while republicans were either at work or sleeping because they had to get up and work again

      • Jack Deth

        Hi, seek:

        Very good points.

        I’ll guarantee you all those people who submitted their e-mail addresses, smart and cell phone numbers back in 2008 were deluged with demographic specific articles, gripes and slights against all of the GOP contenders for 2012 early on. And later, every goof and gaffe made to taint, then reinforce the perceived rightness in voting for Obama.

        Data Mining+Data Saturation = Positive Outcome.

        At least according to Plouffe, Alexrod, Trumka, Jones, Jarret and company.

        In other words. The GOP was out manned, out maneuvered, out gunned and out Generaled.

      • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

        Don’t forget the ‘free’ Katy Perry concerts.

      • http://twitter.com/liberalretards lisa

        HOW MANYBLACK MEXICANS WILL BE VOTE DEMOCRAP no WELFARE FOOD STAMP EBT,CASH OBAMA PHONE ?? NONE ZERO NADA Just look arround walmart thy r filt with food card with EBT/food stamps and breeds

      • EEKman

        HAHA You are so right! Here is an infographic to show how right you are.

        http://www.happyplace.com/19076/election-infographic-shows-most-educated-states-voted-for-obama

    • EEKman

      HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAAA WHOOOO HAHAHAHAHA Wait are we talking about democrats?

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nY0M7IdNl7U

  • Bob Khan

    Generation Y (The Millennials) is totally lost, perhaps there will be some salvaging of the kids from the new Post 9/11 Generation.

    We Gen X’ers (Reagan Generation) might not have agreed with everything our parents said, but at least we kept our mouth shut and did it anyway.

    • dkhilly

      Don’t lose all hope for us melinials. The more I see my fellow classmates getting married, having kids, and starting to earn enough to say “how much am I getting taxed!?”….the more I see them turning conservative and libertarian.

      • Vennoye

        When the dust settles, libertarian is the way to go. More and more people your age see the libertarian view as the only way to proceed. The Republicans have let us all down by caving in, so I’m siding with what will be the conservative-libertarian solution–even if that means pushing all the RINOs out and taking over the party just like the lefty loons did to the Democrats!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/denise.mcpherson.16 Denise McPherson

    Gov. Romney, who has more class than everyone in the current administration, gets his words twisted. Pres. O conversely bobs and weaves and no one asks not one question? WOW. America lost last week.

    • Tom Henson

      America lost BIGTIME and I will not get any consolation in saying I told ya so, as these idiots put me and my family in the same freaking boat!!

  • seek456

    Odd how people are still so gullible. No equal pay for women in the White House.
    The bill Obama was touting just helps lawyers – nothing to do with promoting equal pay.

  • http://twitter.com/crazytas1 ricci

    the left will get the greatest gift of all unemployement wait for obama bonbons as well so they can have something to enjoy while sitting around watching big bird

  • Seewetoldu

    Baracka Claus came to their towns

  • ERMERGERD

    Why should anyone have to pay for your student loans? Also, I’m sick of hearing about BC. I take it for a hormonal problem, and I voted for Romney!!!11111!! I can give you a quote from one of the primaries where Romney himself said, “no one wants to ban birth control.” Very sad these morons believe whatever is fed to them. Well, they also believed Romney wanted to ban tampons… This generation is doomed.

    • Vennoye

      Most of them are right now, but they are going to be given a hard, hard education in reality……..after this education, they will never again see any politician as a messiah!!

  • Discontentwliars

    I thought that was the Democrats platform.

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    Dan Crawford
    @danielpcrawford
    So what you’re saying is, Obama won because he implemented policies that were popular with a majority of voters?

    No, Dan. What he said was that Obama voters are too short sighted to realize that they just took out a Payday Loan for the next 100 years at 3000% interest.

  • jophysgirl

    I’m still waiting for my free GM vehicle of my choice… Oh wait!… I paid for that, right?

    • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

      I’m waiting for the stock options that make up my stake in the taxpayers’ bail-out of Gubmint Motors.

  • Steve_J

    Extended unemployment, expanded food stamp program, relaxed welfare requirements, sounds like gifts to me. It’s just that wasn’t to minorities only.

    • Penmar

      Thanks to the sweeping executive order that President Obama signed,
      at least 700,000 young illegal immigrants who came to the U.S.
      before they were 16 and have graduated from high school no longer have to fear impending deportation…..sounds like a gift to me.

      • lalavz

        They get “conditional residency” that’s about six years to stay and then what? You got an education and you are then sent home to your country, how’s that diploma going to work for you then? I don’t get how this is a gift. Sure you get to come out of hiding and guaranteed a six year stay but then what? They don’t think far enough ahead.

  • patrick lynch

    Breaking news for the gimme crowd….. Obama is cutting your foodstamps in half starting in Ohio and coming soon to a town near you!! That’s right nit-wits your loving leader, the man you voted in in order to save your precious foodstamps will be reducing the amount that you get and I predict that come this time next year they will be gone all together. You got played for your votes dummies! Now reap the fruits of your stupidity!! Also news flash for the gays and latinos prepare yourselves the campaign promises he made to you are soon to be broken as well….. It’s all about the vote and the KING OF ALL LIES IS LAUGHING ALL THE WAY TO THE WH

    • Synch1216

      Breaking news- Its The Red States that soak up the most Gubbmit Sistance, you country dumfawk. You should be happy if he is cutting foodstamps?

      • ERMERGERD

        Clinton also had a surplus. LOL Why are you libs so gullible?

        • $22091572

          Libs are gullible.. they are just stupid..

      • patrick lynch

        wow what a well thought out and articulated sentence! You must be the smart one!!

      • Vennoye

        Not all of the red states, and for those that were, that was the past. Just wait until all of your blue cities in blue states keeping having layoffs due to THEWON’s policies. Crime is going to be a lot of fun as more and more people lose their jobs!!

  • riddler1620

    Why is it governments job to provide you with healthcare? I wanted healthcare, I went for jobs that offered a plan, or bought my own. Why is it that libs feel its someone else’s job to provide them with stuff they don’t want to pay for on their own.
    And call me heartless but when you call me unpatriotic for not paying even more in taxes, I decide to tell you if you can’t afford healthcare on your own then get a better job.

  • VirginiaGirl

    Like Rush said – it’s hard to run against Santa and win…

    • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

      Satan? Oh, you said Santa… Same diff.

  • Timothy Noonan

    If the truth about Romney was a gift, then, yes, President Obama gave gifts. Seems Mr. Romney cannot take responsibility in his loss. If the GOP wants to win a national election again, even some Senate seats, they ought to heed Gov. Jindal’s advice.

    • http://twitter.com/TheAngieNC2 Angie (D)

      Enjoy it while you can parasite — your host is dying.

      • Timothy Noonan

        Your description of citizen-government relationship is the problem: the relationship is mutualistic.

        • David Raineri-Maldonado

          PROVE your assertion.

          • Timothy Noonan

            The military that protects you. The safety of the skies you fly in. The confidence in the drugs you take will perform as claimed. The research that was done to develop those drugs. The roads you drive on. The sunblock you use does, in fact, block the sun. The food you eat is safe. The passport you use to travel with. The justice provided to you. The satellites you use for communications. All of these and many more are provided by, or developed from, ensured by our government.

            Our government needs for us to volunteer to serve our military. To do the research. To work to build our roads, and maintain our safe skies. To be engaged in our society. To use the opportunities that are made available by DoD, NIH, NSF, NASA, DoS, FBI, Peace Corps, NOAA, CIA, etc.

            It is extremely myopic to believe that all government does is to provide “gifts” to the few who need it. And yes that is part of what a stable and compassionate society does, helps out those who are temporarily down and helps get them back on their feet and contribute back to our government.

          • David Raineri-Maldonado

            Most of what you said-pretty much all, in fact, aside from Defense-can be done better and more efficiently by the States.

          • Timothy Noonan

            So then assertion proved.

            You are mistaken if you think individual States can do all of the above but defense. A drug in one state is approved but no in another? Passports done by states? Air travel safety done by states? Food safety by states alone? Instead on one national set of rules and regulations we’d have 50 and nothing would ever get done. Of course you’d just prefer anarchy anyway.

          • David Raineri-Maldonado

            “A drug in one state is approved but no in another?” HOW do you know this?! Maybe, more likely, they would follow each other’s lead, but do it MORE efficiently than the Feds.

            “Passports done by states?” Ehh…got me there-but you did NOT raise the issue in your immediately previous post.

            “Air travel safety done by states?” Umm…TSA, anyone? And, if you’re talking about in-flight safety, it COULD be done by the states in cooperation with each other.

            “Food safety by states alone?” Yes, as could be done, once again, by the States more efficiently.

            “Instead o[f] one national set of rules and regulations we’d have 50….”And they would be able to tailor them to State concerns and needs.You’re trying to justify a one-size-fits-all approach, which, although I wouldn’t quite call it “indefensible”, is very hard to defend, esp. since it seems to be failing.

            “[A]nd nothing would ever get done.” Once again, HOW do you you know? You seem to be assuming here.

            “Of course you’d just prefer anarchy anyway.” Argumentum ad hominem?!

          • Timothy Noonan

            You think I am assuming, all of your arguments are assumption of efficacy, of agreement, trusting another state to do something the federal government does just fine at. Where we have one set of rules, regulations, and guidelines, you’d replace them 50. What state concerns do we need differently for food safety, drug safety? Your model would kill business. Companies would have to make products for each state along with packaging. They will need safety studies for each state. Yeah a real brilliant idea.

            You would want a state equivalent of an FAA for each state? Air travel is already a nightmare now thanks to AQ, it would end with your thinking.

            See the fifth line of original post for passports. Would be need those for each state? Will each state build their own walls to keep people from other states out?

            Our strength as a country is in out unity, we are the UNITED States of America. Sounds like you would prefer the EU model of States. Anarchy – EU no matter, you do not like the United States of America. If you take that as an attack of your character, so be it. Your arguments are an attack of the perfect union we have enjoyed, worked on, and defended with blood for over 235 years.

          • David Raineri-Maldonado

            “A drug in one state is approved but no in another?” HOW do you know this?! Maybe, more likely, they would follow each other’s lead, but do it MORE efficiently than the Feds.

            “Passports done by states?” Ehh…got me there-but you did NOT raise the issue in your immediately previous post.

            “Air travel safety done by states?” Umm…TSA, anyone? And, if you’re talking about in-flight safety, it COULD be done by the states in cooperation with each other.

            “Food safety by states alone?” Yes, as could be done, once again, by the States more efficiently.

            “Instead o[f] one national set of rules and regulations we’d have 50….”And they would be able to tailor them to State concerns and needs.You’re trying to justify a one-size-fits-all approach, which, although I wouldn’t quite call it “indefensible”, is very hard to defend, esp. since it seems to be failing.

            “[A]nd nothing would ever get done.” Once again, HOW do you you know? You seem to be assuming here.

            “Of course you’d just prefer anarchy anyway.” Argumentum ad hominem?!

          • Timothy Noonan

            So then assertion proved.

            You are mistaken if you think individual States can do all of the above but defense. A drug in one state is approved but no in another? Passports done by states? Air travel safety done by states? Food safety by states alone? Instead on one national set of rules and regulations we’d have 50 and nothing would ever get done. Of course you’d just prefer anarchy anyway.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/H3R6HIN5D4DIQBY7D6IQVXPZQA Marcia

    Obama takes credit for the gifts and we pay the price.

  • GTFOBigGovt

    Well one gift that Romney never acknowledged was the Rules for Radicals Saul Alinsky Experience. Keeps on giving . He never saw it coming and still to this day has no clue what really happened to him. Ryan, Boehner and the rest of them, ditto. Tweeting policy crap every day is NOT effective FFS.

    Jindal has a short memory. People are still mocking him for his speech in the empty hallway.

  • BeeKaaay

    Mitt Romney needs to credit the bribe he gave to illegal aliens to buy the hispanic vote.

    • http://twitter.com/TheAngieNC2 Angie (D)

      He did — the article says he mentioned the mini-DREAM act via Executive Order.

  • http://twitter.com/liberalretards lisa

    kill ur opponet and give MORE FREE SHIIT , MOST POPULATION DONT CARE ABOUT MORAL VALUE ETCHICAL WHOS THE MOST GIVE FREE STUFF STOLEN FROM TAX PAYER THEY R WON

  • LordElrond09

    He was right about the 47% he is right about this. Smart man that Mitt Romney. I wish he was my Potus

  • plus_tips

    Romney/Ryan are saying what most of us say and think everyday! We see it all around us, parasitic DumoCraps. They are Crazy, Angry and Mean for not making anything out of their lives. Their anger and hatred should be directed toward DemonCrats, instead they have the Long Knives out for Republicans, Go figure. Like Rush said, “You can’t beat Santa Claus”.

  • http://www.facebook.com/michellelivigni Michelle Li Vigni

    yes….. my gift from Obama is now Planned Parenthood will not leave my college campus and leave me alone

    • Karin_A

      Your sentence makes no sense. Better not skip class anymore.

      • http://www.facebook.com/michellelivigni Michelle Li Vigni

        there is a Planned Parenthood located right next to my school and they make it a habit of coming onto campus and shoving pamphlets and condoms at everyone that needs to pass making quite a few people uncomfortable. and thanks for your concern but I don’t skip class sweetheart, maybe you should start attending though and the above sentence might make some sense to you. :)

        • Karin_A

          Well now I understand; I didn’t at first. Sorry I didn’t mean to snark; I think we’re all on edge these days.

          • http://www.facebook.com/michellelivigni Michelle Li Vigni

            I can relate to that. apology accepted and I’m sorry for snapping back a bit harshly.

        • Karin_A

          Well now I understand; I didn’t at first. Sorry I didn’t mean to snark; I think we’re all on edge these days.

  • Teresa Davis McCormick

    I’m still waiting for the Homosexuals to figure out that Obama is not going to give them permission to marry.

  • Penmar
  • BeeKaaay

    Romney also needs to credit the Marxist dominated RINOpublican leadership for Obama’s re-election. The party of stupid nominated yet another Marxist to compete against a Marxist. And the electorate said “no choice this year, we stay home.” And of course the Marxist won.

    How many times will the RINOpublican party do this and still be considered the party of stupid and not the party of “purposely aiding and abetting the Marxist party”?

    We do not have a 2 party system in the USA when both have been taken over by Marxists.

    • Timothy Noonan

      Who should have the GOP nominated?

      • BeeKaaay

        First get rid of the Marxists in the RINOpublican leadership. THEN a non-Marxist will actually stand a chance of being nominated.

        This is a process problem, not a “who didn’t get nominated” problem.

        • Timothy Noonan

          Okay, but who then can lead the change? You can’t change the process problem without a change in leadership that is new and fresh.

          • BeeKaaay

            Any NON MARXIST can lead the change. Have them implement an oath against Marxism as part of the placement into party leadership.

          • Timothy Noonan

            Of the any, there must one you can pick?

            Seems the current oath of US President has your concerns covered just fine.

            I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.

          • BeeKaaay

            And what can the people do if he does not execute his oat faithfully? WAIT FOUR YEARS? Please.

            And SCOTUS said Marxism is constitutional, or did you forget the recent Obamacare ruling? The government can become totalitarian and call it a “tax”

          • Timothy Noonan

            By your logic then, all taxes are Marxist…You guys really do define hyperbole….And you can not name one person to lead the change of the GOP, you have none that will meet you standards AND win on a National stage.

  • GEORGE_W_TUSH

    Someone call a WAmbulance for this whiner.
    Maybe Mitt should come to terms the smarter part of America has figured out the Republican party
    No, Willard President Obama did not try and buy the election like you did. You want to know why you lost?

    1. We did not and do not TRUST YOU.
    2. You FAILED to show good faith by showing your tax returns. Even your daddy did that.
    3. You changed your position more often than the wind changes.
    4. You kept moving to the extreme far right… America does not want an extreme president.
    5. You treated the majority of your supports with contempt with your 47% remarks. Most of
    your supporters here in the South fall in that group.
    6. You chose an idlog for your Vice President Choice another bad move.
    7. You even stated that you would not let truth stand in the way of your campaign.
    8. You kept running misleading adds even after they were proven false.
    9. You publicly said you did not care for nor would help the poor.
    10. You called for cutting nothing but social programs and the safety net for the poor or
    elderly.
    11. Your stated policies and statements showed contempt for women and minorities.
    12. Even while you were running for president your company was exporting jobs to China
    despite record profits from the workers.

    These are just some of the reasons you lost.

    • http://twitter.com/lola_lotion Alicia Hake

      I’m still hunched over with laughter at that “smarter part of America” part. oh boy…

    • http://twitter.com/lola_lotion Alicia Hake

      I’m still hunched over with laughter at that “smarter part of America” part. oh boy…

    • BeeKaaay

      I laughed at the “extreme far right” part. Romney was the governor of Leftwingistan and his politics matched the state – Marxist. He didn’t change what he believed, he only TALKED “right” words. In other words, you believe anything someone tells you. His record as governor was left wing.

  • TocksNedlog

    If, by any chance, the tweeter named Steve Silberman is reading this, I would like to ask him: Does LYING about Mitt Romney “promising” to give people like you and your husband divorces that you do not want make you feel better about yourself?

  • $6903134

    Oh yeah Jindal??? Here is the typical Obama supporter- a disgusting scavenger: http://conservativevideos.com/2012/11/judge-judy-destroys-defendant-over-entitlements/

  • http://twitter.com/yahneverknowCB yahneverknow

    Libs are only “offended” as a defense. They can’t possibly admit that it is true.

  • EastValleyConservative

    Of course Jindal is going to call it “wrong”–he is planning a run. Any GOP governor/congresscritter that plays this PC game is to be remembered come 2016 or when their respective seats come up for grabs. Funniest thing is, I posted the story about Obama ditching gay marriage and my normally active timeline (FB) went silent with the exception of “likes” from my conservative friends. My left leaning ones (including the gay ones), not a peep!

  • michael s

    What a bitter clinger. Next time make sure you and your running mate win your home states. LOSER. Kudos to governor Jindal for standing up. I guess he remembers how he was subjected to birtherism. As for free gifts, I’d rather be around a Obamaphone woman, than RomneySUV woman.

  • michael s

    What a bitter clinger. Next time make sure you and your running mate win your home states. LOSER. Kudos to governor Jindal for standing up. I guess he remembers how he was subjected to birtherism. As for free gifts, I’d rather be around a Obamaphone woman, than RomneySUV woman.

  • http://twitter.com/onewhocansee Jon

    They voted for him because and only because he is black. End of story. End of discussion. This is the only possible explanation. He is the president because he is black. Can we please stop pretending it has to do with anything else?

  • http://twitter.com/WilloughbyAnnie Annie Willoughby

    Mitt is right. Jindal and Republicans might as well face it. We need to realize that you can’t fix “stupid” and if you keep feeding it; it will multiply. Welcome to the USSR.