Romney’s “Gifts” Theory Prompts Rebuke
Author:Jean Marie Brown
November 14, 2012
Mitt Romney’s theory that President Obama’s policies bribed people into re-electing him -- and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s sharp rebuke of the notion -- is a common thread in today’s narrative . . .
In an interview, the failed Republican nominee claimed that the President appealed to young voters as well as blacks and Hispanics with promises of free birth control, health care and amnesty of undocumented immigrants:
. . . Governor Jindal rejected Romney’s assessment, saying it’s divisive and the party needs to unite -- not divide -- the country:
. . . Meanwhile, Maine’s outgoing GOP chairman claims “hundreds” of black people voted in rural towns where they don’t live.
. . . A study found that pregnant women who weren’t able to get abortions were most often poor.
. . . On the celebrity front, Beyoncé is on a boat in a bikini.
. . . Jada Pinkett Smith went to Washington and met with senators, but the focus was on her orange jumpsuit.
. . . Rihanna kicked off her tour . . . and said someday she would like a family.
. . . How come the sexiest men are always white?
. . . Loop21 recommends a few sexy men.
Another point of view . . .
The President’s pick for a federal judgeship is news, as is his decision to check on the recovery efforts from Sandy. The ethnic sites also report on a fight brewing over music royalties and a sobering study on black women and breast cancer . . .
The President nominated a black man who is gay to a federal judgeship.
. . . The President is checking up on recovery efforts from Hurricane Sandy:
. . . A move to reduce artist royalties for music streaming has brought out a who’s who of protestors, including Rihanna and Missy Elliott.
. . . A Florida businessman who operates 40 Denny’s restaurants said he plans to add a surcharge to cover the cost of the Affordable Care Act.
. . . The CDC says black women are more likely to die of breast cancer than any other group.
. . . Has the GOP ever given serious thought to courting black voters?
. . . Will racist tweets force Americans to accept the idea that racism still exists?
. . . The man who falsely accused Kevin Clash of an underage relationship has been identified.
. . . Lastly, Loop21 has a roundup of black actresses who could be Bond.
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