Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Rick Santorum Shows Why Ronald Reagan Couldn't Win In The Current Republican Party

I haven't searched all of Ronald Reagan's speeches, but near the end of his administration, he seemed proud of his efforts to protect the middle class. In fact, he sounded like a true class warrior:
The charges go on and on, but the truth remains the same. No matter how you look at it, the last time they were in office, the liberals clobbered the American middle class -- and we stopped them. Some are calling this last-ditch opposition campaign an attempt at ``class warfare.'' So, what's new? Our liberal friends have been at war with America's middle class for years. Now they want you to turn the other cheek -- but will they just take that as an opportunity to really let you have it? Main Street America is in better shape today than it's ever been. Why would we ever want to put it back in the hands of those who almost turned out its lights?
According to Rick Santorum, Reagan needs to be called out for his Marxist rhetoric



It's a dangerous step when the debate moves from how best to help middle income folk to denigrating those who use the term middle class to describe them. Of course, calling people out for using the term middle class shifts the debate away from declining social mobility and income stagnation. That may be the result Santorum desires.

2 comments:

caheidelberger said...

Ugh. I smell the false rage of a high school debater who frosts his extemp speech with fake emotion under the mistaken impression that it makes him sound more persuasive and that it will keep the judge from noticing that he has no evidence to answer the actual question posed.

Kal Lis said...

Good observation. he's certainly playing the emotion card.

I know that labeling something as "Marxist" plays well as red meat, but I really hope no one buys this one.