“Mitt Romney Wins Nevada Caucuses; Gingrich Blames Mormons for His Loss”
Chalk up another victory for Mr Inevitable — marking the latest in a string of primaries or caucuses where the GOP primary voter has come out for the Republican candidate who supported the Obama stimulus and whose team worked with the Obama Administration on government-run health care and cap and trade; the Republican candidate who supported TARP and federal bailouts rather than allowing for the market system to work; the Republican candidate who believes in a government-run command-and-control economy — at least with respect to low-wage workers — through support of mandatory increases in federal minimum wage laws, and so stands at odds, from the perspective of basic economic theory, with free market capitalism; the Republican candidate who told one of his competitors that a government takeover of 1/6 of the economy against the will of the electorate was “nothing to get angry about”; the Republican candidate who has supported gun control and lied about an NRA endorsement; the Republican candidate who rejected Reagan and embraced the help and support of his friend and collaborator Teddy Kennedy; the Republican candidate who, while in Massachusetts, decided that the procedural niceties of a top-down state run health bureaucracy supersede First Amendment protections for religious freedom; the Republican candidate who believes capitalism exists to create jobs for the working man — and who therefore has decided to concentrate his campaign, as Obama has, on the “middle class,” in essence, accepting the Marxist framework for dividing up the citizenry into economic interest groups.
This is who we small government constitutionalists are being told we need to rally behind? — the argument being that, because Obama is such a fundamental threat to the nation, we “purists” really must accept a placeholder, status quo progressive Republican moderate who has been carefully groomed to manage the federal Leviathan in a way that returns DC to normal, to a place that, as Nancy Pelosi put it, elections don’t matter, and the ruling elite can go about their business of enriching themselves in exchange for panders to their various constituency groups?
I think I’d rather turn in my flag lapel pin, thanks. And maybe grow my hair out again.