From Scott Martin
Talk about a less than reassuring refutation of his desire to further invite ocialist redistribution and race-based reparations to the United States. H/T to Ben Smith:
Well, look, I think that my main concern right now is just making a case for why we need to change the economic policies that have gotten us into such a mess over the last eight years. I want to collaborate with Democrats and Republicans in getting that done. And you know, there are a lot of Democrats who may be elected who’ve made a commitment to their constituents to be centrist, I don’t think they’re gonna want to have sudden lurches to the left.
I think what we need to do is to create a responsive enough government that we’re dealing with our heath care crisis, dealing with energy in a serious way, pushing through a more balanced tax program so that middle class families are benefitting and responsibly ending the war in Iraq. Those things are going to take up a huge amount of time, you know when we’re also trying to stabilize the financial market.
I don’t think we’re going to have time to engage in a bunch of crazy things that people, the McCain campaign specifically, has suggested we might.
His first response is that his Democrat colleagues aren't nearly as prone to lurching suddenly to the left as he would be. That's reassuring.
His second response doesn't say a damn thing about him not having a bunch of crazy, moonbat ideas. No, it's just that he won't have the time to engage in his crazy, moonbat, socialist impulses. He will only have time to do the crazy, moonbat, socialist ideas that he's already succeeded in making America comfortable with.
He will only have time to bring about socialized healthcare, punish the people who bring us our much needed oil and subsidize automobiles that run on hope, steal from the successful to subsidize the unsuccessful, and flee our responsibility in Iraq.
With a Democrat-controlled congress, all of that should take about 25 minutes. What is he gonna be doing with the rest of his time?
Is he saying he's going to be voted out in four years, and that's why he won't have enough time? Or that he's a slow mover, not very good at getting things done, and couldn't accomplish major reform in eight years?
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