In substance, the second Presidential debate was like the first: The choice was between an inept ignoramus with a lousy record as tyrant vs. a knowledgeable, extremely able executive whose lousy record as tyrant still lies in the future.
Romney spoke first and again sounded like a left-wing Democrat, bragging about how he expanded free college education in Massachusetts. The remainder of the evening was more of the same, with each candidate explaining how he would rob from the rich to benefit the ‘middle class’ and ‘small’ business.
Of course, when Obama speaks to poorer groups, he speaks of benefiting the poor by robbing from everyone else.
Romney was at his best when Obama talked about Romney as follows:
In my health care bill, I said insurance companies need to provide contraceptive coverage to everybody who is insured. … Governor Romney not only opposed it, he suggested that in fact employers should be able to make the decision as to whether or not a woman gets contraception through her insurance coverage. … When Governor Romney says that we should eliminate funding for Planned Parenthood …
Obama had the worst line of the night: “And natural gas isn’t just appearing magically. We’re encouraging it and working with the industry.”
This line reveals the fascism at the root of Obama’s politics. To Obama, innovation and production are initiated by government or not at all. This fascist premise is the basis for Obama’s call for ‘investment’ by government in education, energy, and all other aspects of production. This premise belies Obama’s later statement, “I believe that the free enterprise system is the greatest engine of prosperity the world’s ever known.” To Obama, businessmen are short-range plodders who take their lead from visionaries in government. Of course, these ‘visionaries’ are actually power-lusting ignoramuses.
So, in another sense, the choice for voters is between a Democrat and a fascist. I am inclined to vote to depose the incumbent fascist. But most Democrats, including Romney, are aspiring fascists too.
We cannot afford four more years of Hoover-Roosevelt-Truman-Eisenhower-Kennedy-Johnson-Nixon-Ford-Carter-Reagan-Bush-Clinton-Bush-Obama-
(not to mention T. Roosevelt and Wilson).
We need capitalism, “a social system based on the recognition of individual rights, including property rights, in which all property is privately owned.” (Ayn Rand in Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal.)