Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Final Results of New Hampshire Presidential Primary

% 39% %
Delegates* 7

Votes 55,455
% 23%
Delegates 3

Votes 40,903
% 17%
Delegates 2

Votes 22,931
% 9%
Delegates 0

Votes 22,708
% 9%
Delegates 0

Votes 1,709
% 1%
Delegates 0

Source: FOX News

NOTE TO SELF: Nobody, but nobody can out-Obama the current occupant of the White House. Yet some of the Republican candidates sound like they are grasping for straws by attacking capitalism and profits, making their rhetoric indistinguishable from the Occupy Wall Street protesters. Rush Limbaugh and other commentators have noticed this anomaly. Here's an excerpt:

...In starting this discussion, they're trying to explain this, dissect what's going on on the Republican side with the attacks on Romney and capitalism and so forth, with language, by the way, that's used by the left. I want to read to you some excerpts of a piece by Jay Nordlinger, who writes a column at National Review called Impromptus. He says, "I was watching a clip of Romney tangling with an Occupy protester last week. Romney was defending corporate profits. I was astounded. I don’t think I had ever seen a candidate do this. When the subject comes up, you’re supposed to denounce corporate profits or say, 'Hey, nice weather we’re having, huh?'"

That gave me great pause. I had to stop and think. He's right, frustratingly so. He's right. No matter who it is, when the subject of profits comes up on our side, they usually duck it and run for the hills, which is maddening. Where are our people taking the occasion to educate people who have been mal-informed, ill-informed, or lied to about capitalism from the first day they stepped into public school? Profits are evil, they are so evil that even people on our side duck the discussion. Jay Nordlinger is reminding himself here that he saw a clip of Romney arguing with an Occupy protester defending corporate profits. How unusual is this? He then goes on to point out that Phil Gramm, the former Senator from Texas, conservative and an economist by trade, "once explained to Bill Buckley why he never talked about free trade on the stump...."

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