Gingrich and Perry Blew It on Bain Attack
I really, really, really like Rick Perry! I really do. I had such hopes! I did. I’ll tell you, I did, but all of this talk about “corporate raiders,” and as I listen to politicians start talking about capitalism, lights are going off in my head. “Maybe they don’t really know what it is. Maybe they’re under some misconception about what capitalism is, because this characterization of it? A distinction with venture capitalism and vulture capitalism? This bite from Perry doesn’t compute.
So now we’ve got all this talk about corporate raiders, vulture capitalists plundering companies and greed. All this talk about sucking the blood out of companies and leaving corpses? Limiting how much somebody can make in profits? This is the language of leftists like Michael Moore and Oliver Stone. They popularized this. This is the way Fidel Castro thinks, or says he thinks. You know, today more than at any time in recent history, capitalism — which is nothing more than economic liberty; that’s all it is — capitalism, economic liberty, is being assaulted on every front. The current occupant of the White House is a sworn enemy of capitalism. It’s abundantly clear that Obama intends to run for reelection by running against capitalism. He’s already on that path.
Barack Obama’s running against economic freedom. That’s what capitalism is — nothing more, nothing less — and our so-called conservative standard-bearers ought to be the last people on earth making these kind of charges and attacks! They’re giving aid and comfort to the worst enemies of our country and our liberty and our economic freedom. They’re using the language of people who believe, like Barack Obama said, “This country has always been wrong.” That’s what he said in Osawatomie, Kansas: We’ve always been wrong, from the days of its founding. I just think that this is over the top, and I’m beginning to wonder. I know what the politics of it are.
The front-runner, you take him out any way you can, but, for crying out loud! This sounds like people who don’t understand it. Maybe it’s time to ask just how much can lifetime politicians understand economic liberty? A lifetime politician is still somebody who uses government to achieve their aims. I’m just appalled by this. It’s like cartoons! There must be plenty of other things to go after Romney over instead of picking on the one thing he’s actually pretty clearly conservative about, his private sector business experience. For me, ladies and gentlemen, capitalism and freedom are too important — and don’t think that I say something that’s so secure we can’t lose it.