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Wed Oct 3, 2012, 02:04 PM

Walter Rhett: Romney: United We Hate



The Republican Party is a decided national political minority. The small party is running a big campaign whose entire strategy consists of proxy by hate. If the phrase seems out of order—how can a candidate be a proxy for hate?—then you see the evil brilliance of a campaign whose cultural sophistication belies its raw, putrid appeal. Rather than clearing the air and offering a map to progress and using the wisdom of its aged members, Republicans have seized as shields the American virtues of freedom, liberty, the American Promise of prudence, charity, merit and fairness, and have put them through a labyrinth, soaked the foundational ideas and values with fear, blame, shame, disgrace, pain, death, war, and wealth that splashes fault on others. The common element of fault feeds and inflames the hate. And it’s the best hate that money can buy.

That hate is distributed to every government action, every social policy, every view of the world, every collapsed dream and fat desire and to those who make up the government itself, especially the chief executive, an office whose powers have increased and contract power goes unnoticed. Within the government, can you name the ten largest federal contractors? The size of their 2012 revenues?

Among 2012 newcomers on the top 100 list, D&S Consultants of Eatontown, NJ came in 77th with revenues of $215.575 million, $211 million from defense contracts. (I don’t know what they do!) Fifty-one of the top 100 are privately owned (small businesses!); the largest, DynCorp International (a security company) received contracts worth $3.346 billion this year. The top three? Lockheed Martin, Northrup Grumman, and Boeing; followed by SAIC, Raytheon, General Dynamics, Hewlett-Packard, Booz Allen Hamilton, Computer Science Corp, and DynCorp. Hate, suspicion, death, deadly force have high tech forms that are very profitable (Wait—did they build that?). No wonder Barack Obama is under siege.

He is besieged by a micro-targeted, media-ignored hate that has a single size to fit all and to fix its object by single action—by brutal government fiat, beginning with a directed, managed vote! The party that hates government, its expense, its intrusion, its abridgment of rights, wants to use government to increase all of the above! And to win the election, they are expanding their financed appeals...


More at: http://www.democratsforprogress.com/2012/10/03/romney-united-we-hate/

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