“Nothing short of twisted”


All things old are new again. Like red-baiting from the Red Scare period a half century ago. On the campaign trail in South Carolina, Gov. Mitt Romney got snappish with a questioner who asked what he — a member of the 1% — would do as president for the 99%. The Romney campaign thinks he did a good job responding this way:

Steve Benen at Washington Monthly disagrees. Romney’s vision, Benen believes, is a “Dickensian nightmare” for American workers:

The country deserves to have a meaningful, substantive debate about a generation of policies that have rewarded wealth while making conditions harder for working people. There are real issues that reflect real-world challenges facing Americans: rising income inequality, poverty, an unjust tax system, and wealth that’s increasingly concentrated at the top.

For Mitt Romney, those who even consider this a legitimate area of debate prefer, in his mind, communism.

This is nothing short of twisted.

No argument there. You’re either with the GOP or you’re with the commies.


  1. designation says:

    “When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why they are poor, they call me a Communist.” — Helder Camara