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Romney: Is Class Warfare Off The Table For My Campaign? Why, No: H–E–Double Pitchforks, No.

Posted on | February 23, 2012 | 3 Comments

by Smitty

Shapiro over at Big Government:

Shapiro’s transcript needs a little editing. Romney does not drop the F-bomb. Romney says ‘current share’, not ‘fair share’.

Is Romney making a dive for the middle prior to the election, a la #OccupyResoluteDesk? Absolutely. Can we expect a hard left rudder from Romney after a victory, like we know BHO will do? Who. Flipping. Knows?

And that is precisely the problem with Mitt: under the polished veneer, there is absolutely no certainty he’ll do anything other than business as usual in DC. This is a time for a reformer to come inside the Beltway with pliers and a blowtorch and start load-shedding the cruft that’s built up since FDR started the Frack Da Republic program, a.k.a, the New Deal.

Paraphrasing the Sage:

For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole electorate, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

Barack’s answer seem to be much bitchiness. Can’t hazard a guess for Mitt. But I would gain strange new respect if Mitt’s ideas of reform included sparing individuals from getting poked by the federal government. The Income Tax is an evil zombie abortion of an idea, and it would be more conservative if we talked about gradually ridding ourselves of it, and for the reasons on display in this clip: it breeds nothing but class warfare and envy.


3 Responses to “Romney: Is Class Warfare Off The Table For My Campaign? Why, No: H–E–Double Pitchforks, No.”

  1. richard mcenroe
    February 23rd, 2012 @ 8:09 pm
  2. Adjoran
    February 24th, 2012 @ 2:13 am

    Who is this reformer who will come in and take apart the establishment with a blowtorch?  Surely you are not suggesting a guy who was for all the big spending plans of the Bush years, fought against cutting spending, and after leaving Congress stayed in Washington to earn $1 million+ per year working for a lobbying law firm.

    Because that would be freakin’ laughable.

    It’s a fantasy.  No President can force Congress to cut spending.  Congress has to agree to it.  Congress appropriated every single dime Obama is spending now.  If Congress isn’t ready to cut, the President would have to shut down the government to argue.  That would serve only to poison the well for both a GOP Congress and President. 

    Neither will any GOP President veto a congressional budget bill that makes necessary cuts.  It simply requires a complete ignorance of politics to believe any would.  So that clarifies the real tasks before us.

    1.  We must take the Senate and insofar as possible elect candidates to Congress willing to make the tough decisions to cut spending and programs – and departments as needed.

    2.  We need to choose a President who can win the general election, and effectively implement major cuts to the federal government.

  3. Fred Beloit
    February 24th, 2012 @ 9:55 am

    Whaaaat? The income tax is ”
    an evil zombie abortion of an idea”?
    Well of course one has to agree with that, and with the premise that it is an additional cause for envy, spite, and class warfare. If we had a fair tax system that strives for equality under the law, as do our criminal and civil law systems, we would be a better and happier nation.
    Out of our current choices, Mitt would be the least likely to take on something like significantly changing our tax system. In fact he would be completely useless when it comes to making any major changes. He would be quite happy to manage the shitten mess we have now.
    How do I know this? He has said so. He has said he can and would work with Obama and company to “get things done.”
    I believe the term is ipse dixit.