Wednesday, September 19, 2012

This Means War


Today's column for the Daily Banter expands a little on something I alluded to yesterday: the conservative media's reaction to the secret recordings of Mitt Romney. The reality is that they can barely hide their giddiness at the prospect of finally getting the war of ideas they've always wanted.

Here's an excerpt:

"Rush Limbaugh’s claim is not only that Mitt Romney is right in his assessment that there’s a steadily growing 'taker' class in this country which is content to sit on its ass and leech off the supposed hard work of the 'makers,' but that it’s an argument that should’ve been front-and-center in the presidential race from the very beginning. In the minds of Limbaugh and the rest of the far-right, the only thing stopping the rallying cry of the resentful from being shouted from the rooftops has been a lack of balls on the part of Romney, who obviously and somewhat wisely considered such stridency to be politically toxic. But now, thanks to Romney being forced out into the open and put in a position where he really has no choice but to cop to what he espouses when he thinks the cameras are off, the most important debate to be had in this election is actually possible."

Read the Rest Here

6 comments:

Marsupialus said...

It is refreshing to final see Romney exposed for the black heart he is. David Brooks can tell us over and over that Mitt's a nice guy who is just doing a bad job of running for president. I don't believe that. I hope that all the duplicity ends and that he campaigns for the next 48 or so days on what he actually believes.

The irony in all this is that the corporations may be the biggest takers of all. Taibbi's article on Bain exposed the fact that Bain's profits came from tax breaks. That's taking at its finest.

TheReaperD said...

And the Republicans race to irrelevancy picks up speed.

CNNfan said...

In this country,
the makers are the fakers.

Anonymous said...

Rush is right. There is a 'taker' class and a 'maker' class.

The only problem is that he has the two groups flipped. Shouldn't it be obvious that the lower-income people slaving away at often dead-end jobs are the makers? Isn't it just as obvious that the fat-cat looming above thousands of others and sucking in a giant check is in fact a 'taker'?

In all this outrage over the 47% comments, I'm a little surprised that I have yet to see a single juxtaposition with the Romney/Ryan tax scheme whereby Romney pays <1% and everyone else foots the bill with a VAT, particularly since the whole thing hangs on the 47% who "don't pay taxes" (but really still do).

nieichzes peach fuzz said...

Anon 7:11 beat me to it.

I was just going to say that Rushomney is 100% correct in that there is a caste of people in this country who are lazy, irresponsible, do nothing to add value to our country or economy and expect the government to step in and pay for all their bills and extravagant lifestyles. It's called "Wall Street"

namron said...

Hillary does a three-way in 2016. Jeb as RINO. Ryan as the candidate of the new Galtiandouchebag party. That could be a unanimous electoral victory.