Friday, January 20, 2012

Love it or leave it.

It's bad when the American Conservative calls you on your BS.
Romney’s tactic of pretending to speak for a “united” America against the division represented by the OWS protester perfectly mimics the OWS rhetoric about “the 99%”: Romney pretends that he speaks for the whole of the country against those awful few who would “divide” it (i.e., disagree with him), just as the protester imagines that he is speaking on behalf of everyone else except multimillionaires and billionaires. Of course, Romney is playing the demagogue here to imply that his political opponents are insufficiently American, since they must prefer the political and economic models of authoritarian and communist states, which is just the latest version of what he has been doing for most of the last three years.

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