Tuesday, October 28, 2008

More Executives Sold On Obama

by Ken Dilanian - October 28th, 2008 - USA Today

Dan Cooper, a proud member of the National Rifle Association, has backed Republicans for most of his life. He's the chief executive of Cooper Arms, a small Montana company that makes hunting rifles ...

This year, Cooper has given $3,300 to the campaign of Democrat Barack Obama. That's on top of the $1,000 check he wrote to Obama's U.S. Senate campaign in 2004, after he was dazzled by Obama's speech at that year's Democratic National Convention ...

Cooper changed sides, he said, "probably because of the war. And also because the Republican Party has moved so far right in recent years."

He also likes Obama's message about "the retooling of America, which involves the building of middle-class jobs and helping American small business be competitive with those overseas."

"The Republican Party has moved so far right in recent years." What?

George W. bush and Karl Rove have made us the party of "compassionate conservatism", socialism light. We have not moved right. We have moved left. The MSM continues to harp on this theme of Republicans as "far right", yet no one who is libertarian or conservative can see it. What exactly constitutes "far right"? Fighting the war against Islamo-Fascism? Believing that American poor deserve jobs before the poor of Mexico? Believing that socialism is a proven form of tyranny?

The rich in America have in their own way become as ignorant of the consequences of socialism as the poor. The proof that you can vote yourself into wealth is as stupid as the belief that you can pull yourself up by your bootstraps. The idea of hard work has left our vocabulary. Today, everything must be easy.

I am reminded that it was the business leaders of Germany and Italy that installed the socialist governments that led to their downfall. It is time for Republicans to recognize this truth: The rich, especially corporate executives, are our enemies. We must become the party that expels the rich and becomes the party of free enterprise. The rich love socialism in the early stages because it eliminates competition. The only way that a nation stays free is if free enterprise is based on competition. That is not the goal of the rich. They feel much more comfortable with socialism, its elimination of competition and the implementation of bureaucrat oversight.

Why would Republicans, libertarian or conservative, embrace this?


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