Obama did give gifts and that is why he won. I don't really think that's a bad thing though... All the "gifts" Obama promised are somewhat necessary...
Free birth control is mandatory in my mind. It's easy to say people should just not have sex if they can't afford to support a child, but people are still going to do it anyway. Why punish a child because their mother can't afford birth control and then can't afford to properly support the child. It's cheaper and more humane to just give people birth control. Many women cast their vote based on this one factor. Romney may have actually won had he not apposed planned parenthood.
and I'm sorry... I looked up the news article just to know exactly what he said, but did he actually say Obama won over blacks with food stamps and extended unemployment? That seems pretty edgy to say the least, and I'm not one to appose a bit of edginess here and there.
Before I comment on Romney's reasoning for blacks for for Obama, let me just say that I'm not black, yet I do empathize with their current situation.
A quarter of black males are in prison, leaving their wives and children to fend for themselves, and when they get out of prison finding a job is nearly impossible. People think it's hard to find a job with a clean record; try it with a felony! We are still recovering from years of racist court systems that sentenced blacks to stiffer punishments than they deserved, if they even deserved them at all. These men are still battling their own criminal record or are still in prison.
And I mean c'mon, of course quite a few black people voted for Obama because he is black, just like there are quite a few white people who didn't vote for him because he is black. Racism is alive and well here in the U.S.! Just because people aren't openly racist doesn't mean they don't treat people differently based on race. It's not something that can be eradicated overnight, but I believe most people give an honest effort to treat everyone the same regardless of race.
Romney also disagreed with granting amnesty to any illegal immigrant, even if they are a hardworking productive member of society, which many are.
I feel we should be strict and organized about our border policy, but just because someone is in the United States illegally doesn't necessarily mean they are a bad person. Many illegals had no other option but to sneak over the border so they could earn enough money to support their family.
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