Yesterday, clicking through an Instapundit post, you would find here the source for their “quote of the day,”
A couple of years ago, [socialist Venezuela’s] then-minister of education admitted that the aim of the regime’s policies was ‘not to take the people out of poverty so they become middle class and then turn into escuálidos’ (a derogatory term to denote opposition members). In other words, the government wanted grateful, dependent voters, not prosperous Venezuelans.”
Not surprisingly this was followed by the ever useful Reynolds’ reference to the Rainmakers: “They’ll turn us all into beggars ’cause they’re easier to please.
Anyone who listens to Sanders arguing medical service is a right hasn’t thought twice about Perry’s argument – that access is far more important than insurance and far more likely to produce good medicine. And Hillary’s arguments are more of the same, of course, but she’s already in the doddering, grasping, authoritarian stage of the Castros. Sanders hasn’t had the power before – we just suspect what he will do with it; we know what she will.
While I find Trump unattractive in many ways (some of the worst of prosperity theology delivered like Andy Griffith in “A Face in the Crowd”), he isn’t treasonous like Hillary and if crony capitalism destroys capitalism, Hillary & Sanders don’t even pretend true capitalism is good. We know where Sanders’ theories go: it is a sign of the rot at the core of America’s educational system that one college kid can look at her boyfriend at a Sanders’ rally and say, “Isn’t he adorable?”
On the optimistic side – the solid conservatives, the ones Rubio listed today, are young. It probably isn’t an accident that Trump was always one of the oldest (or was he the oldest?) on that stage. I’m not saying we need to get rid of the baby boomers – but I think we probably shouldn’t have trusted anyone our own age – or anyone trusted us. (Say anyone born before 1950? That includes me, so I know.)