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April 09, 2012

Mitt Romney: Obama's Vision Is Of A "Government-Centered Society"

This isn't new. It's from Romney's speech after his win in Wisconsin. But I wanted to call attention to it.

Maybe Mitt Romney does speak conservatism "as a second language," but he is trying to gain fluency.

he president, Romney said, has “spent the last four years laying the foundation for a new government-centered society.”

“Government-centered society” isn’t the most felicitous phrase, nor the most memorable sound-bite. But that may be for the best. What it lacks in mellifluousness, it makes up for in deadly accuracy.

Every major initiative of the Obama presidency has placed the government at the center of the policy the president wishes to effect and the change he wishes to see. Its policies have not necessarily put government in charge, or given government total control; but they have made government a dominating presence.

Video below. It's pretty good. If you want the meat of it, listen from 1:40 to 3:00 (or even up to 6:00). Although he continues to avoid the word "socialism," he speaks of Obama's vision being to doom the economy such that the government must then do more, and says we know where that leads: Look at Europe.

I liked the speech a lot.


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