Friday, January 20, 2012

Missing the Point

David Brooks is. He explains that robotic sociopath Mitt Romney isn't a "cosseted character" . . .corrupted by ease and luxury" because he is "relentlessness" like many "striving immigrants" and is Romney, despite being on is does not behave like most "rich scions." How to explain this? Romney's Morman forebearers. No seriously. It seems that two of Romney's great grandpas overcame all manner of crap back in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Consequently, Brooks assures,  as far as Romney is concerned the "wealth issue is a sideshow."

It's not even vaguely clear that Romney's career of moving from fantastic wealth to untold wealth provides evidence of striving or the fact that rich people can ensure that their kids continue to get rich. Secondly, the wealth issue is that Romney, as a result of his father's and his own, wealth has no clue what the world is like and that Romney will subject America to an intensification of the economic policies that got us into this mess in the first place.

Newt Gingrich is a dimbulb who has tooted his own horn for so long that he mistakes noise for music; Romney is a rich but lucky fellow who, like George Bush before him, was born on third base and thought he it a triple with the added benefit of neoliberal rigging policy so that third base became home.

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