A Flea in the Fur of the Beast

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Tag: hypocrisy

Today in Cognitive Dissonance

by evanmcmurry

Apostasy, Free Market Edition

by evanmcmurry

Two weeks ago, saying this out loud would have been Socialism: “But in laying out a way forward, conservatives might remember that Bain Capital isn’t capitalism, that capitalism by itself isn’t freedom, and that there are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in the Gospel of Wealth.” –Bill Kristol

This, too: “I’m using the language of classic American populism…There’s a big difference who go out to create a company — even if they fail — if they try in the right direction, if they share in the hardships, if they’re out there with the workers doing it together, that’s one thing. But if somebody who’s very wealthy comes in, takes over your company, takes out all the cash and leaves behind the unemployment, I think that’s not a model we want to advocate. And I don’t think any conservative wants to get caught defending that kind of model.” –Newt Gingrich

There Oughta Be a Law, Conservative Small-Government Version

by evanmcmurry

“I think there ought to be a review panel, or something like that,” said Kelly King, waiting for a chance to shake Gingrich’s hand in Council Bluffs. “You shouldn’t be allowed to run these things that are totally negative and wrong.”

Presumably, when she met Gingrich, the two discussed his various plans for deregulation.