Romney should not be attacked for being a Capitalist.He should be attacked for being a enemy of Freedom.

RRD:Many Objectivists,Libertarians & Conservatives have defended Mitt Romney’s actions at Bain Capitol

against the attacks leveled against him by Gingrich & Perry.

I agree with many of their arguments.I do not believe Romney should be damned for his actions at Bain Capitol.The attacks on Romney’s service at Bain Capitol are despicable attacks on Capitalism.But they are despicable because they are attacks on Capitalism &.the free-market,not because they are attacks on Mitt Romney,who himself is a despicable enemy of Capitalism,Freedom,Liberty,Free-Market Health Care & the American way of life.

Romney raped Massachusetts’s health care system to death,paved the way for Obamacare by acting as the left’s Window-dressing,and wants to make the ”the conservative case for the Individual Mandate.He also promotes the Global Warming hysteria.(see footnotes)The fact that he was a businessman makes him,(like Warren Buffett) A GREATER THREAT TO CAPITALISM THEN IF HE WERE A ALINSKITE LIKE OBAMA.The reason is that he helps to hide the true nature of socialism under a capitalist veneer.

The claim,made by some Romney supporters,that his business career is a ”good point” in his favor completely misses this crucial factor.

And they are not alone.

For some time I have known some individuals who see men like Gates,& Buffett & Steve Jobs as real life Hank Reardens.Either in ignorance of their politics,or because they are oblivious to them.

Some insist on seeing Hank Rearden in these men,when Rearden,for all his errors would never support the kinds of inexcusably statist positions they’ve taken.

For Buffett simply googling any of his obnoxious statements on taxes will do.Obama has invoked them often enough.For Gates the same.For Jobs see below:

Apple ditches U.S. Chamber – Lisa Lerer – POLITICO.com

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1009/27935.html

….”We strongly object to the Chamber’s recent comments [in] opposition the EPA’s effort to limit greenhouse gases,” wrote Catherine A. Novelli, the vice-president of worldwide government affairs at Apple. “Apple supports regulating greenhouse gas emissions, and it is frustrating to find the Chamber at odds with us in this effort.”…

And in a similar,though less defensible, vein,I have seen some people speaking of Romney’s career at Bain as if it something to be weighed in his favor.

They will speak as if ”on the one hand he was a businessman” & on the other:a statist criminal who destroyed Massachusetts’s health care system,a man who did more than almost any other single Republican to aid & abet the passage of socialized medicine, a man who wishes to make ”the conservative case for the individual mandate”,& who promotes the Global Warming hysteria.

The former cannot excuse,defend,or justify the latter.The former,in light of the latter is utterly IRRELEVANT by contrast.

The two are not even close.

Ayn Rand never suffered from this kind of misguided generosity.

She wrote:

http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/businessmen.html

”As a group, businessmen have been withdrawing for decades from the ideological battlefield, disarmed by the deadly combination of altruism and Pragmatism.Their public policy has consisted in appeasing, compromising and apologizing: appeasing their crudest,loudest antagonists; compromising with any attack, any lie, any insult; apologizing for their own existence. Abandoning the field of ideas to their enemies, they have been relying on lobbying, i.e., on private manipulations, on pull, on seeking momentary favors from government officials. Today, the last group one can expect to fight for capitalism is the capitalists.”

“The Moratorium on Brains,” The Ayn Rand Letter, I, 3, 2

But this is not true of all businessmen.It is not true of John Mackey for example:

The Whole Foods Alternative to ObamaCare

http://www.theobjectivestandard.com/blog/index.php/2009/08/the-whole-foods-alternative-to-obamacare/

This took tremendous courage given the current administration.

Nor is it true of the Koch brothers.

There is no excuse for Romney.

And there is no excuse for those who seek some kind of ”balance” between his achievements & his evil.

Most of those whom I know understand this,(particularly about Romney),but some do not,& it needs saying in any event.

Don’t damn Romney for being a Capitalist.

Damn him for betraying Capitalism.

Footnotes:

Romney on Romneycare: ‘I Am Not Going to Walk Away From That’ – By Katrina Trinko – The Primary Event – National Review Online

http://www.nationalreview.com/primary-event/283441/romney-romneycare-i-am-not-going-walk-away-katrina-trinko

“You have seen a lot of candidates look at their biggest vulnerability, call it a mistake, and ask for forgiveness,” Romney continued. “In my case that wouldn’t be honest.”

He affirmed that he believes the health-care program was the “right thing” for Massachusetts then, although he conceded that it hasn’t “worked perfectly.”

Romney doubles down on argument that state health mandate is ‘conservative’

http://thehill.com/blogs/healthwatch/politics-elections/200793-romney-doubles-down-on-argument-that-state-health-mandate-is-conservative

The PJ Tatler » RomneyCare Mandate Nightmare

http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2011/10/18/romneycare-mandate-nightmare/

We Stand FIRM: Interview With RomneyCare Author Jonathan Gruber

http://blog.westandfirm.org/2011/03/interview-with-romneycare-author.html

Jonathan Gruber was the architect of Romneycare.

”It is equally true in Gruber’s mind that without the Massachusetts example, Obama’s individual mandate plan in all likelihood would not have passed. He says that as the federal health care plan emerged, the Massachusetts plan was “widely discussed.” And he should know. He was first called in as an unpaid consultant to work on Obama’s health care plan, then as a paid consultant to HHS to work on health care modeling, and then as a paid consultant working with Congress to develop the bill. ”

Gruber also said that Romney was indifferent to the argument that the individual mandate violated individual rights.

The failure of RomneyCare, doctor shortage edition | Philip Klein | Beltway Confidential | Washington Examiner

http://washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/2011/05/failure-romneycare-doctor-shortage-edition#ixzz1Lxs74s5B

We Stand FIRM: Lucidicus On RomneyCare

http://blog.westandfirm.org/2011/04/lucidicus-on-romneycare.html

Is RomneyCare Different from ObamaCare? | John Goodman’s Health Policy Blog | NCPA.org

http://healthblog.ncpa.org/is-romneycare-different/

PJ Media » The Truth About RomneyCare

http://pjmedia.com/blog/the-truth-about-romneycare/?singlepage=true

Study: RomneyCare Increased Health Premiums by 6 Percent | Cato @ Liberty

http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/study-romneycare-increased-health-premiums-by-6-percent/

The world is getting warmer : Romney June 3 2011

http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE7525GM20110603?irpc=932

“I believe the world is getting warmer, and I believe that humans have contributed to that,” he told a crowd of about 200 at a town hall meeting in Manchester, New Hampshire.

“It’s important for us to reduce our emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases that may be significant contributors.

Romney makes new shift in global warming position – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe – Boston.com 10-28-2011

http://www.boston.com/Boston/politicalintelligence/2011/10/romney-makes-new-shift-global-warming-position/aBMsQrPwV3bxnFZHLRNPwO/index.html

…“My view is that we don’t know what’s causing climate change on this planet,” Romney said in the speech, a clip of which was posted by the liberal blog Think Progress. “And the idea of spending trillions and trillions of dollars to try to reduce CO2 emissions is not the right course for us.”

He wrote in his 2010 book “No Apology,” “I believe that climate change is occurring…I also believe that human activity is a contributing factor. I am uncertain how much of the warming, however, is attributable to man and how much is attributable to factors out of our control.”

In New Hampshire, in August, he said: “I think the earth is getting warmer…I think humans contribute to that. I don’t know by how much. It could be a little. It could be a lot.”…

“Mitt Romney’s positions change, often dramatically, depending on the audience or location,” Perry spokesman Ray Sullivan said in a statement. “Voters need to consider the fact that Romney, in one week, changed positions on manmade global warming, capping carbon emissions, and Ohio’s efforts to curb union powers.”…

Andrea Saul, a Romney spokeswoman, rejected the flip-flopping charge.

“This is ridiculous,” she said in a statement. “Governor Romney’s view on climate change has not changed. He believes it’s occurring, and that human activity contributes to it, but he doesn’t know to what extent. He opposes cap and trade, and he refused to sign such a plan when he was governor. Maybe the bigger threat is all the hot air coming from career politicians who are desperate to hold on to power.”

Romney has sometimes been hard to pin down on the issue.

He wrote in his 2010 book “No Apology,” “I believe that climate change is occurring…I also believe that human activity is a contributing factor. I am uncertain how much of the warming, however, is attributable to man and how much is attributable to factors out of our control.”

In New Hampshire, in August, he said: “I think the earth is getting warmer…I think humans contribute to that. I don’t know by how much. It could be a little. It could be a lot.”…

Romney touts himself as successful consenus builder

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/romney-touts-himself-as-successful-consenus-builder/2011/12/06/gIQAquTVEP_story.html

Behold the 1099-Romney

http://ohpcenter.org/editorials.php?nav=20110211a

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