We Rs are fu_ked. Romney just told the Paul supporters that he doesn’t plan to cut anything from the Federal budget.
My job is to get America back on track to have a balanced budget. Now I’m not going to cut $1 trillion in the first year,” he said…
Why not, someone in the crowd apparently asked, sparking a response from the former Massachusetts governor.
“The reason,” he explained, “is taking a trillion dollars out of a $15 trillion economy would cause our economy to shrink [and] would put a lot of people out of work.”
The roasting the Governor got in the comments are priceless. My favorite:
Yeah, because letting the PEOPLE spend that trillion instead of the government will totally wreck the economy. The GOVERNMENT knows how to best spend our money, right Mr. Romney? Kind of how RomneyCare works right? We take your money and spend it for YOUR own good. You sound like Obama.
Let’s face it, Romney is an quintessential Establishment Republican. He thinks like a CEO, using the macroeconomic picture to screw the little guy, because he believes ultimately the individual benefits from the group’s success.
Bullshit. That’s thinking like a socialist, or even worse, thinking like British Field Marshal Douglas Haig.
America is founded on the individual, not the collective. Romney making stupid, unthinking comments like this makes it very hard for Paulian supporters of Liberty to find themselves bothering to go vote on November 8th.
On a hopeful note for America, former Governor Gary Johnson of New Mexico won the Libertarian Party presidential nomination over the weekend. If by some miracle he received 34% of the vote and won the race, he would be the best President we have had in 115 years since Grover Cleveland left the office in 1896. And Johnson’s the best candidate the Libertarians have had since they first ran a candidate in 1972.
For the sake of America, we should elect Johnson our 45th President. But I’m a cold-hearted political realist, so I am going to go work for Romney. (I might secretly pull the lever for someone else, however…) But libertarian Republicans like me in place in a Romney Administration might just save this country; however, you have to win first.
[Sorry, the polling and history of the American electorate make this 2012 Presidential race a Democrat-Republican contest. Put in place electorial tests for voting, perhaps only smart people like in the Paul camp would be the majority voters, but when you have a universal franchise, there are a lot–and I mean a LOT–of stupid, bovine voters out there who only know two parties.]
If he stops saying stupid, Bush 44-like things, perhaps Romney can get elected. But please don’t tick off the Paul people–at least they see the fiscal trainwreck ahead.