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Charles Pierces Brooks

Oh, golly, it was soooo worth the wait:

Both Klein and Brooks have taken to the public prints to reassure Willard Romney — and, by proxy, all of the country’s Willard Romneys — that he is being treated so terribly unfairly, darling, by that man in the White House who plainly does not know his place. First, we have Brooks, who never saw a plutocrat for whom he wouldn’t happily serve as a footstool….

“Romney is going to have to define a vision of modern capitalism. He’s going to have to separate his vision from the scandals and excesses we’ve seen over the last few years. He needs to define the kind of capitalist he is and why the country needs his virtues. Let’s face it, he’s not a heroic entrepreneur. He’s an efficiency expert. It has been the business of his life to take companies that were mediocre and sclerotic and try to make them efficient and dynamic. It has been his job to be the corporate version of a personal trainer: take people who are puffy and self-indulgent and whip them into shape. That’s his selling point: rigor and productivity. If he can build a capitalist vision around that, he’ll thrive. If not, he’s a punching bag.”

All those steelworkers, and the people at that paper company, they were puffy and self-indulgent — and not hunks of iron-reinforced man-flesh like, you know, David Brooks — and that’s why none of them have jobs anymore. People at the business end of the “system” that so charms David Brooks over the canapes know the real score: The “scandals and excesses” are the system. Take them away, and Romney is clipping coupons back in Michigan.

But wait!   There’s more!

Pierce also takes on Joe Klein too.  It’s a twofer.  (Moral Hazard, alas, has decided to take a day off)

Bliss, sheer bliss.  I shall savor it slowly while I’m eating my lunch to make it last.

8 Responses

  1. Obomba: Romney is a job killer!
    Rombama: Obama is a job killer!
    Obomba: Am not!
    Rombama: Are too!
    Etc., etc., ad nauseum.

    Fellas, the job-killing meme is SO last year. How about just saying that you won’t touch Social Security, or let anyone else touch it, either. That way we can choose the correct head to put on a pike in a couple of years.

    • I know, right?
      This is the stupidest campaign season I’ve ever witnessed. Maybe they’re trying to bore us into disinterest.

      It doesn’t matter to me how much money Obama spends throwing mud at Romney. I’m not planning to vote for either one of them at this point. Like you, I want an iron clad agreement to not touch social security and I want to see a lot of hard work on a jobs program- NOW.

      The candidate that proposes a mechanism that dismantles the 401K system into defined benefit plans and starts saving homeowners, banks be damned, gets my vote.

  2. And now for something completely off topic: :mrgreen:

  3. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot? The video I see here now is NOT the video I posted.

    • I think you’ve gotten the chobit version of Rick rolling.

      • No, I did pick the video I’m seeing now as a favorite, but it’s not the one I meant to post. The video which I’m seeing in the post now is the newest addition to my Favorites list. 😕

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