In a lengthier than usual New York Times op-ed last week, Paul Krugman defined Mitt Romney’s 47% remarks not as a gaffe, but as a window into what has become a party of, by and for the very wealthy:
“[….] the Boca Moment wasn’t some trivial gaffe. It was a window into the true attitudes of what has become a party of the wealthy, by the wealthy, and for the wealthy, a party that considers the rest of us unworthy of even a pretense of respect.”
This has been apparent for quite some time, but never more so than now when Republicans have completely given up even the ghost of egalitarianism in favor of all out ‘Randian’ avarice and selfishness.
I’ve come to believe that this election is really a referendum on who we are as a country---Ayn Rand type capitalists or people who value a society that cares for all of it’s citizens, regardless of their assets or lack thereof.