This is exactly how the GW Bush administration operated and it's sickening to think we could go back to his.
Frankly, I really am surprised to find Romney so completely lacking in virtue. I really did think that whatever we disagreed on, unlike those running the Bush administration, Romney would be guided by a moral compass.
I was wrong.
The Romney campaign has found a 1998 video of Obama speaking at a Chicago Conference saying he's in favor of redistribution of wealth. We all are, by the way, most people just don't know it (Social Security? Student Loans? Pell Grants, etc.) But for Republicans, this is commie talk.
NBC has obtained the full video of Obama's remarks, and surprise surprise surprise. Romney had edited the video to create a false impression. Romney edited out "competition" and "marketplace"
Here is the whole clip:
I think the trick is figuring out how do we structure government systems that pool resources and hence facilitate some redistribution because I actually believe in redistribution, at least at a certain level to make sure that everybody's got a shot. How do we pool resources at the same time as we decentralize delivery systems in ways that both foster competition, can work in the marketplace, and can foster innovation at the local level and can be tailored to particular communities.Would any Republican, save the most extreme, disagree with this?
NBC has the entire video clip posted here.
By the way, there is no better example of how completely fucked up and out of touch Romney and the GOP are in 2012. They're trying to win an election 'red baiting' their opponent 20 years after the fall of the USSR. Hardly anyone under 50 even understands what red baiting is much less why they should care.