Skip to comments.Romney's Guilty Republican Syndrome - defines 'rich' as $200,000 in income
Posted on 10/21/2011 2:16:57 AM PDT by Fred
As the GOP casts about for a response to Occupy Wall Street, at least one prominent Republican isn't sweating it. In the war over class, Mitt Romney is already waving a white flag. And therein lies one of his chief liabilities as a Republican nominee or president.
The Occupy masses don't have a unified message, though the Democrats embracing them aren't making that mistake. President Obama helpfully explained that the crowds in New York and elsewhere are simply expressing their "frustrations" at unequal American society. The answer to their protests is, conveniently, his own vision for the country. If wealthier Americans and corporations are just asked to pay their "fair share," if "we can go back to that then I think a lot of that anger, that frustration dissipates," said the president.
This is a campaign theme in the making, and one with which Mr. Obama has already had plenty of practice. Congressional Democrats, too, see the value of pivoting off Occupy Wall Street to build an election-year class-warfare argument.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's latest answer to any spending proposal is a "millionaire's surtax," which he intends to make Republicans vote against ad nauseam. Labor unions, liberal activist groupsall see an Occupy opportunity to refocus the blame for a faltering economy away from President Obama and to greedy, rich America.
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This is the Republican Elite that has Control Of the Republican Party,not just Romney.They are Called the Rinos.
As a MA resident, I saw Romney rolled by the Democrat legislature time after time when he was governor.
As was said about me in Little League: Good glove, no bat.
RINO Romney, again.................
Whooda thunk it?
I know these campaigns have internal polling. They know what is going on.
Unfortunately, the story gets off on the wrong foot by making reference to Romney as a Republican.