There’s an interesting piece at American Thinker about how Romney is using the language of the left in his bid for the Presidency:
Speaking to a full house of RNC members in San Diego, Romney committed the conservative crime of using the language of the left to appeal to potential voters. While emphasizing that conservative principles will be critical in the post-Obama era, Romney articulated three maxim’s that Republicans must communicate to the American people:
“[T]o make the world safer… and provide opportunity for all Americans regardless of the neighborhood they live in” and the apparently gag-inducing, oxygen-sucking notion that “We have to lift people out of poverty.”
Romney learned the greater lesson: that by using the left’s buzzwords, we can lure in potential voters with empathy. Remember, Romney is the guy who had a so-called “empathy gap” in 2012, where 81% of those polled believed Obama “cares about people like me” and only 19% could say the same about Romney.
So it’s the old story, is it not? Tell total porkies such as “lifting people out of poverty” when not only did Obama never have that as part of his core plan [in reality] but no socialist has ever lifted the people out of poverty – just look at Venezuela. The very policies themselves and their implementation always produce the same deleterious effect – greater poverty, massive debt, out of control bureaucracy, loss of freedom.
And on the Republican side – more power for the banksters to do as they do, more protection for Them.
What this does illustrate though is the lack of ethics in either party, the willingness to use a faux and exploded rhetoric to “suck people in”. Just how thick most voters are is borne out in our own country when some 65% of intending voters STILL think somehow the main two can make things even remotely better.
It is truly dismaying.