The shocking failure of the Republicans, and why we can’t trust them
Has Paul Ryan—has anyone at the convention—pointed out that if Obamacare stands, America fundamentally changes as a country, comes under a leftist totalistic bureaucratic nightmare, some of the fearsome outlines of which we’ve already seen with the birth control mandate? I don’t think so. The Republicans put Obamacare under the standard rubric of “big government” which, in their routine manner, they oppose. They don’t say that Obamacare is a big-government threat of a different order from the big-government, as bad as it is, that we’ve had up to now. They’re incapable of going beyond their familiar slogans and clichés and grasping something new. They’re decent people, but they’re unalive. They lack the inner life to see evil, to name it, and to fight it.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at August 30, 2012 11:17 AM | Send