Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Bill Kristol Stabs Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney says something close to the truth and Kristol attacks:

It's worth recalling that a good chunk of the 47 percent who don't pay income taxes are Romney supporters—especially of course seniors (who might well "believe they are entitled to heath care," a position Romney agrees with), as well as many lower-income Americans (including men and women serving in the military) who think conservative policies are better for the country even if they're not getting a tax cut under the Romney plan. So Romney seems to have contempt not just for the Democrats who oppose him, but for tens of millions who intend to vote for him. 
It remains important for the country that Romney wins in November (unless he chooses to step down and we get the Ryan-Rubio ticket we deserve!). But that shouldn't blind us to the fact that Romney's comments, like those of Obama four years ago, are stupid and arrogant.

Of course, it is not only the low income that are takers of government spoils, there's the entire crony-capitalist-complex and those working for government, so Romney named only a portion, but this attack from Kristol is very interesting, since Romney has bent over backwards to please the neocons.


  1. As Kristol doesn't like Romney, I start to prefer him (a little).

  2. Kristol's no dummy, he's already distancing himself from the election loser.

    1. This comment hits the bullseye. Kristol obviously prefers a Ryan/Rubio ticket, not because the agenda is any different but because of greater perceived electability. Romney is a guaranteed loser and the radio based Neocon shills are in full denial about it, just like 4 years ago when they told the faithful to get out the vote for McCain. At least the odious Bill Kristol isn't that deluded.

    2. I also find the comment about Ryan/Rubio telling....I think the GOP is starting to realize they have lost their youth.

      They are all in the Ron Paul camp already.


    3. Also Rubio is good only as long as Castro is alive.

    4. Here's a thought...

      In One Month:
      - The Republicans disenfranchised their voters in favor of the National Committee.
      - The Republican Convention went out of its way to disenfranchise the libertarian wing of the Republican Part, and the Tea Party, and actually featured speakers who said, "we choose more government".
      - Romney, the republican candidate, warned the Fed not to intervene, and publicly called for Bernanke's replacement.
      - The Fed announced 'QE-Eternal'.
      - Kristol turned on Romney.
      - So-called 'conservative' media turns more hostile to Romney.

      I postulate:
      - The CFR has now decided upon the winner - it will be Obama. Vote counters will be set to count votes appropriately.
      - The Republican Party has been a sham for a long, long time, opposition wholly controlled for rhetorical purposes by the Oligarch supporters of DNC policies.
      - The struggle within the GOP between the libertarian Republicans - largely supporting Ron Paul, as well as to a lesser degree the grass roots portions of the Tea Party - was versus the Nation's Oligarchs. The oligarchs, who through the National Committee control the GOP, had to delegitimize the functioning of the whole party to retain control in what was essentially a grass-roots revolt.
      - In delegitimizing the functioning of the entire party, the oligarchs realize the party has lost its viability as controlled opposition.

      If these postulates turn out to be true in coming months you will see:
      - Democrats will retain Presidency, Senate, and will gain in the house while the Republicans will lose by way of unviable candidates, voter intimidation, and near-universally antagonistic media treatement.
      - Increasingly obvious election irregularities, "elections are decided by the vote-counters not the voters."
      - Further and accelerating erosion of civil liberties.
      - Outright instances of wholesale suspension of civil rights.
      - Open criminalization of political dissent paired with militaristic violence against them in an increasingly open way.
      - 1984 will be here within a year or two at most.

    5. Republican candidates should realize their backers have turned against them. They should start tomorrow yelling loud and clear against the NWO and the banking establishment. Try it - hail mary? Yes, but you clearly have nothing to lose at this point. Some of us will back you.

    6. unlike that dummy Rand Paul.

  3. Kristol is the sleaziest of the Neocons. If he is turning on Romney, it is because Romney isn't towing the Neocon line.

    Good for Romney.

  4. Romney has accepted a position with the CFR and will appear on Dancing With the Stars after his election lose !

  5. Kristol's hedging his bets...he may not be alone. Dome Mitt donors probably will too.

  6. "since Romney has bent over backwards to please the neocons"

    I think this was supposed to read "since Romney has bent over to please the neocons".

    I keeeed!

  7. >and those working for government

    According to Hans-Hermann Hoppe "'civil servants' (politicians and government employees do not pay taxes but are paid out of taxes)"

    Could not one today argue that many government contract workers (supposedly private sector), might be viewed as paying no taxes as well, in that taxes pay their salaries same as civil servants? Are they not government workers, just not formally designated such?

    You increase govt. workers, govt. paid contract workers (who of course are allowed to vote), they will rationally tend to vote for ever bigger government.

  8. Never turn your back to Kristol or any of these neocons because the minute you do in goes the knife.

  9. Romney's message should be an embarrassment to all people who support limited government and a free market. He's telling those who might have different views – you guys are just a bunch of losers.

    Compare this to Ron Paul's message that freedom unites us! Ron Paul's message is a beautiful one of hope – one that reaches across the aisles and talks about the virtues of freedom.

    Romney's is, bizarrely, one of class warfare – he is saying it is all those poor slobs out there creating the bad economy. If only us rich elite, with our own form of social welfare, could be in charge, we'd straighten those bums out.

    And how many Republicans are going to *buy* into that message. Ha, it's the truth – so many will say. Those Democrats are just a bunch of government dependent lazy bums. How incredibly divisive. (And the truth is below the surface not a bit of difference between the parties. Romney is the great white Obama.)

    The truth is freedom unites us. Just as Ron Paul said. It's Judge Napolitano's message of Natural Rights – that we have *all* have these yearnings to be free, and have a natural right to be so.

    And as if Romney would actually even move the economy toward the free market! He's making people who support limited government appear cold, mean, and arrogant. He's making them feel essentially different but not getting them to think. Idiotically, he's calling for class warfare – and many will buy into it.

    The message of freedom should be one of hope and unity – just as Ron Paul says.

  10. Put this together with the Republican expulsion of the libertarian Republicans and genuine Tea Party types, the overt support of DNC spending policy on Bernanke's part, the deteriorating solvency of the Western World and the US in particular and you get... USSA, 1984, take your pick.

    They will print money and intentionally crash the economy for the specific purpose of redistributing real wealth from those who support smaller government and more freedom to those who support larger government and less freedom (or no freedom whatsoever).

  11. Not sure this is a surprise, neo-cons have always been welfare supporters. They are transplanted liberals. http://www.lewrockwell.com/paul/paul110.html

  12. Remember, Romney says what he thinks his audience wants to hear. Who knows what his real beliefs are, if he even has any.

  13. As Anonymous (4:23 PM) said, Romney's message IS one of class warfare, but what is more striking is that it is a message of class CONSCIOUSNESS. He has adopted the leftist perspective that one's philosophy is determined by one's station in life. This is why so many on the left are so shocked when members of the lower classes support conservative politics--it doesn't make sense to them that these workers would vote contrary to their interests (as the leftist sees it). What they--and Romney--fail to recognize is that the logic of liberty is enticing to people from all walks of life, and not everyone believes that government ought to be directed towards favoring their own interests. Some people just want to be left alone, and want that regardless of their annual income or net worth.