Romney: pro capitalism, anti crony capitalism
Lawrence Kudlow at NRO quotes Romney at the debate Thursday night:
You’ve got to stop the spread of crony capitalism. [Obama] gives General Motors to the UAW. He takes $500 million and sticks it into Solyndra. He stacks the labor stooges on the NLRB so they can say no to Boeing and take care of their friends in the labor movement…. He has to bow to the most extreme members of the environmental movement. He turns down the Keystone pipeline, which would bring energy and jobs to America.Kudlow continues:
… Governor Romney capped his strong performance with a Reaganesque summation. As he has in the past, he criticized Obama for trying to “transform” America from a merit society—an opportunity society where people are free to choose—to a European-style entitlement society. Romney said, “We need to restore the values that made America the hope of the Earth… . [President Obama] has made it almost impossible for our private sector to reboot… . I will defeat Barack Obama and keep America as it’s always been, the shining [city] on a hill.”Meanwhile, as Gingrich has shockingly adopted left-wing rhetoric, charging (as Kudlow paraphrases Gingrich’s attack) that “Mitt Romney’s Bain Capital was involved in nothing more than vulture capitalism, looting companies, and destroying jobs. Keeping class envy alive.”
The Kudlow article was sent by Madeline Brooks, with this comment:
I agree with what Kudlow said on his radio show this morning. He can’t forgive the attack Gingrich made on free markets with his slam of Bain Capital. Gingrich’s attack was not about details of the Bain operation, which would be legitimate if genuine wrongdoing existed. If Romney was involved in crony capitalism, as some of the commenters to this article allege, then let those details be made known. Otherwise, Gingrich’s left wing attack was just stupid and good evidence of his own lack of conservative principles.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at January 21, 2012 02:51 PM | Send