Romney Adviser Blames “Far Right” for Romney Loss

When President Obama repeatedly blamed George W. Bush for the condition of the economy, Republicans repeatedly took issue with the charge. Both parties were to blame for the way Congress forced financial institutions to loan money to people who had no business being approved for a mortgage.

Congress has been in the business of wrecking the economy and then claiming they have the solution to fix the problems they created. Curses on both their houses.

Now the blame-game is coming from the Romney camp. In an interview with Candy Crowley, Romney adviser Carlos Gutierrez first attacked Romney for his remarks about “gifts” by Obama to buy votes. On this Romney is correct despite what some Republicans who are trying to position themselves for 2016 are saying. Then Gutierrez goes further off the rails. Like so many Establishment Republicans, he does not understand the mood of millions of conservatives who once formed the foundation of the Republican Party and gave it substantial victories in past elections, 2010 being the most recent:

“I think we lost the election because the far right of this party has taken the party to a place that it doesn’t belong. We are the party of prosperity, of growth, of tolerance. I mean these immigrants who come across and what they do wrong is they risk their lives, they come here and they work because they want to be part of the American Dream. That’s what the GOP is.”

Mr. Gutierrez does not say what these “far right” positions are. No one I’ve spoken with is against immigrants. It’s the illegal idea that has people questioning our immigration policy. We need a solution to the problem without growing the welfare state. We are a welcoming people. Sad to say, neither side has an equitable solution to the problem.

But let’s get back to the “far right” charge. The following comment on Breitbart’s site says it all for those who did not trust Romney’s conservative bona fides:

“We haven’t moved Right at all. The fact is that we’ve moved so far Left that we ended up nominating Mitt Romney — the ultimate Establishment, Liberal, Rockefeller Republican candidate We nominated the guy who invented RomneyCare (the prototype for ObamaCare), the guy who donated to Planned Parenthood, the guy who had a program to use taxpayer money to pay for abortions, the guy who kicked the boy scouts out of the Olympics to appease gay rights groups, the guy who said he would always defend a ‘woman’s right to choose,’ the guy who bragged about having tough control laws in Massachusetts… we nominated THE MOST LIBERAL REPUBLICAN IN THE ENTIRE COUNTRY and they still say we need to move further to the Left. How much further to the Left can we move?!!

Conservatives, even those who voted for Romney, were suspicious of Romney and his advisers. They believed that another four years of Obama of Company would set in concrete a liberal agenda that we may not be able to recover from. If Mr. Gutierrez thinks a swing to the center is the ticket to victory in 2014 and 2016, he’s in for a big shock.








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Gary is a graduate of Western Michigan University (1973) and earned his M.Div. at Reformed Theological Seminary in 1979. He is the author of countless essays, news articles, and more than 27 book titles.

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  • williaml

    The GOP still did not get it.
    They didn’t learn in 2008 with the worst GOP candidate
    and certainly not in 2012 with an even worse candidate.
    The GOP is Stuck on Stupid

  • denny

    Mitt should have come out and said the 47% tape was doctored

  • certainlytruth

    Clean the GOP House Or We May Never See Another Republican President! http://www.theconservativepundit.net/?p=1060

  • jsmithcsa

    This is just ridiculous. Why can’t the Republicans focus on beating the
    Democrats instead of beating up each other? It just makes them look like
    losers.

  • WASP

    We need to destroy the Democrap party first, then the Republican Party, and for a new party–the Conservative Party.

  • tullmargaret

    not accoing to me he has lost ths fight big t ime

  • John Pearce

    You sir lost the election just like your ilk will cost the election of any republican who violates his/her pledge to hold the line. It’s always the other guy.. I am right of you . I voted for Romney. in spite of the woosy way you guys took on a streetfighter without conscience..Merry Christmas
    John Pearce

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bruno-F-Rivera/1172682328 Bruno F. Rivera

    should have when with Ron Paul…

  • Gary

    Gutierrez is a GW Bush RINO. They sincerely believe that by allowing the dissolution of the ideas and culture that bought them here, the country will be better. A true Rockefeller type, to speak badly of people is bad taste, so while the socialists call conservatives murderers, Nazis and thugs, they wring their hands in internal strife, but say nothing. Then, when the conservatives pay back the left in coin that they know, these country club types say that proper gentlemen don’t speak so, and so it goes. Standing there and taking a horsewhipping may be inspiring to some, but it doesn’t win at the polls. The day of the Republicans may be coming to a close and a new more dynamic party arise to meet the Democrats toe to toe. They sure remind me of the last days of the Whigs.

  • http://twitter.com/MetaphysicalPI MysticInvestigations

    Things would probably be better if the far right really took over the Republican party. They’re pretty much liberals now since they do nothing to stop Barry, and the Democrats.