Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Down to the wire . . .

— Elizabeth Warren, Democrat populist —
“The Republican vision is clear — ‘I got mine. The rest of you are on your own.’ Republicans say they don’t believe in government. Sure, they do. They believe in government to help themselves and their powerful friends. After all, Mitt Romney is the guy who said corporations are people. No, Governor Romney, corporations are not people.

“People have hearts. They have kids. They get jobs. They get sick. They cry, they dance. They live, they love, and they die, and that matters. That matters because we do not run this country for corporations. We run it for people, and that is why I support Barack Obama.”

Katrina vanden Heuvel is an opinion writer for the Washington Post, with an article that sums up how bereft the Gopper mind-set is, "Warfare waged by the upper class", with that exquisite quote from  Elizabeth Warren, who may be a powerful force in the Democratic party's future.

It's a quote that Stevie and his carpetbaggers need to have pounded into their reptilian skulls: "We do not run this country for corporations. We run it for people."


Owen Gray said...

That statement used to be an article of faith, Ed. The fact that the powers that be have to be reminded of that statement is a measure of how far afield we have traveled.

Beijing York said...

Far afield indeed. Used to be that many in the US hated their corporate bosses and liked "giving it to the man" and/or distrusted suits. These days with all the outsourcing of jobs to other lands, fewer and fewer are anywhere near meeting or dealing with the man or the suits. More like crew leader at a shift at a fast food joint or a tele-marketing company.