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June 01, 2007

Mitt Slaps Hillary's Socialism

On the campaign trail yesterday, Republican nominee contender Mitt Romney called Mrs. Bill Clinton's plans for bigger government and more social programs a "European caricature."

"Her view is the old, classic, European caricature that we describe of big government, big taxation, welfare state...She gave a speech a couple of days ago and laid out her vision for America. And as I listened to her I figured her platform wouldn't even get her elected in France."

I laughed when I read that, and apparently the jibe received real laughs in Sioux City, Iowa, where he made the speech.

Romney's right, of course. Just last month, France rejected socialism when they elected Nicolas Sarkozy, a conservative who wants to lessen the intrusion of government into industry and create a freer market that would in turn create more jobs in a country with double digit unemployment, highest among young adults.

Romney also brought up the successful statewide health plan he implemented when he was governor of Massachusetts. I don't know enough about it to comment, but I know I wouldn't be bragging about that to people in the Midwest, who tend to be more mistrustful of big government planning than the Socialist Commonwealth of Massachusetts, home of Teddy Kennedy and John Kerry, both of whom never met a socialist program they didn't like.

Check out this paragraph from the AP story:

In recent French elections, conservative Nicolas Sarkozy captured the presidency, defeating Segolene Royal in her bid to become France's first female president.

Notice that Sarkozy is labeled as a conservative (true), but Royal's status as a socialist is left out? Reading between the lines, one might think Royal was defeated because she was a woman, not because she wanted to keep France's failing socialism intact. You can bet that if Mrs. Bill Clinton is either not nominated or is nominated and loses the election that the press will be playing the sexist card, not admitting that her policies could possibly have anything to do with her defeat.

I like Romney and although he's not my first choice, we could certainly do worse for a president. I'm not worried so much about his good looks as his policies, unlike out-of-work actor Ben Affleck, whose complaints about Romney on Real Time with Bill Maher last week included his being "all clean cut and he looks like a Ken doll." But then that ends up being a compliment, even Romney's being a Mormon, as Affleck went on to say Rudy Giuliani is "crazy" and John McCain is "completely insane."

This is how the great political minds in Hollywood think. Thank goodness "actor/activists" like Affleck aren't really running anything but their mouths.

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Posted by Pam Meister at 08:28 AM | Comments (2) | TrackBack (0) | 2008

Affleck saying someone looks like a Ken Doll?

/pot meet kettle

Posted by: John the Libertarian at June 3, 2007 02:28 PM

I liked this part best: "Romneys main mouth Eric Fehrnstrom, when asked to comment about the Affleck rant, told the Track in an e-mail: I think the polite thing to say is no comment. We dont spend a lot of time thinking about what Hollywood actors are saying about the presidential campaign.

And when was the last time Mr. Afflicted indicated he supported our troops...He's from the Sean Penn school of activism apparently.

Posted by: Kris, in New England at June 4, 2007 09:06 AM

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