[Our lack of posts recently was a result of completely underestimating how absolutely filthy we’d feel submerging ourselves in politics for the last few weeks of the election cycle.]
As you may have heard Barack Obama is still president of the United States. In what comes as no surprise this didn’t please his opponent, Mitt Romney. Here is a brief retrospective of how several news (and some entertainment) outlets handled his feelings.
- The New Statesmen provides us with “5 Pictures of Mitt Romney Looking Sad” during his concession speech (the false smiles here really pull at the heart strings).
- Boston’s NPR station, 90.9 WBUR, provides a rather scathing but nicely succinct review of Romney’s evening in “Commentary: A Sad Night for Mitt Romney“
- Death and Taxes gives us a moderate Republican viewpoint in “Mitt Romney snatches defeat from the jaws of victory“
- Gothamist.com (and many others) reported on the accidental publishing of Romney’s “I won!” website in “‘President’ Romney’s Sad Transition Website Accidentally Goes Live“.
- The Blaze reported on SNL’s take on the subject with “SNL: Sad Mitt Romney Mourns His Election Loss With a Milk Binge”
- Political Scrapbook brings us an excellent photo essay, “Pictures of Republicans Looking Sad“.
We’ll leave with the very sad (and bitter) words of Romney himself, who blames his loss primarily on the “gifts” that the Democrats bestowed upon young and minority voters:
“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.”
“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 health care, particularly if you don’t have it, getting free health care worth, what, $10,000 per family, in perpetuity – I mean, this is huge. Likewise with Hispanic voters, free health care was a big plus. 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.”
With that we say a fond farewell to Mister Romney.