Saturday, February 04, 2012

Willard-steria from the GOP frontrunner

Gene Lyons catches Willard Romney giving a great example of the level to which today's Republican Party has sunk in Obama's "post-partisan" strategy Salon 02/01/2012:

Mitt Romney has this passage in his stump speech where he all but accuses the president of being a communist.

"President Obama," Romney insists, "believes that government should create equal outcomes. In an entitlement society, everyone receives the same or similar rewards, regardless of education, effort and willingness to take risk. That which is earned by some is redistributed to the others. And the only people who truly enjoy any real rewards are those who do the redistributing — the government."

This when the multimillionaire Wall Street investment banker isn't accusing hecklers of envying his wealth — rarely a successful political tactic, in my experience.
This is one reason I have a hard time thinking of "moderate" and "conservative" wings in today's Christian Republican White People's Party. There just isn't any significant presence in Congress or among the Presidential candidates of anyone who the label "moderate" really fits. Willard may be temperamentally less unsuited for the Oval Office than Newt. But he ain't no moderate.

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