Romney in Piers Morgan interview: Stop attacking success
I am now committed to voting for Obama (as much as I detest him; I think I would rather have voted for Ron Paul (and I detest him as well)). I now clearly see Romney as the worse evil and as bad as Obama has been for our country I am now convinced that Romney will be worse. The man seems constitutionally incapable of viewing society from any other viewpoint than that of inherited wealth. Well, we can’t all inherit wealth and _someone_ has to work for a living. The article is worth reading entire (as, I suppose, viewing the whole interview), but I copied a couple here for brief discussion…
“Dividing America based on who has money and who hasn’t – who is successful and who is less successful… That is not the American way,” Romney said.
Quite interesting coming from the mouth of someone who is rich because he was born to the right parents and attended the right schools. America has always been divided between those who live large without having to ever lift a finger and those who have to work like hell just to have something to eat at the end of the day (and let us not forget the shrinking middle class that now has to have two incomes just to keep the lights on, let alone plan for retirement). There has always been class in America (like essentially everywhere else in the world, one of the reasons why communism is so quick to devolve into a dictatorship), the difference here has (at least until recently) there was vertical mobility. Vertical mobility, of course, goes both ways, but, as I discuss earlier, the rich are incentivized _against_ vertical mobility because it means they risk losing their wealth. Romney is _clearly_ someone who is intent on blocking vertical mobility and this idiotic blather about ‘dividing America’ is pure and simple smoke screen for the Tea Party idiots and all about maintaining hard class lines and eliminating vertical mobility.
“I heard Marco Rubio the other day, he said, ‘You know, we were poor living in Miami, we saw these big homes across town…my parents never said to us, gee why don’t those people give to us some of what they have. They said instead, aren’t we lucky to live in a country where with education and hard work we might be able to achieve that ourselves’.”
Yeah, except that today, education means a lifetime(!) of student loan payments (I am still making mine and expect to continue for a decade, at least) and and you can’t work hard if you can’t get a damn job! The ‘American dream’ has been lost for at least a whole generation and guess what? That loss came to benefit the already rich and powerful! The rich get richer and everyone else gets poorer and that is all the rich care about.
[Regarding gun control] “The real point has to relate to individuals that are deranged and distressed and to find them, to help them and to keep them from carrying out terrible acts,”
Except the GOP wants to cut the last few shreds of the social safety net that used to help treat ‘deranged and distressed’ that either keep them off the street or help them keep from hurting themselves and others. Now, had the blowhard followed up this statement with “and I am proposing we channel billions of dollars into treatments for the ‘deranged and distressed’, then he might have earned himself some points.
So, to conclude: Obama in ’12! At least he gives you lube when he fucks you!