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Josh Barro vs. Wall Street on Romney’s “47 Percent” Remarks


Note: This post is actually by The Green Miles, but for some reason, he had technical difficulties posting it, so I’m posting it for him. Great clip!

Bloomberg’s Josh Barro does an amazing job here pushing back against the conservative hosts of Bloomberg Rewind. Note that Josh isn’t trying to push an agenda here – he’s just desperately trying to explain reality to these far-right, pro-Wall Street ideologues. Any time someone tries to tell you that Fox is some kind of lonely conservative voice in the “liberal media,” remind them that there is an entire industry devoted to catering to the wealthy by delivering the news & opinions they want to hear – Bloomberg, CNBC, Fox Business, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the list goes on and on.


  • So, there’s the New York Times op-ed page … and MSNBC’s evening lineup (remember they have a 2016 GOP presidential candidate hosting their morning show for 3 hours) … and what am I missing? Definitely can’t include the pro-war, pro-drilling, pro-sprawl WaPo op-ed page.

  • Would George Romney be considered an ungrateful moocher by his son, Willard? More interesting, would Progressive Republican George Romney vote for his son, the “severely conservative” Teapublican, or for Barack Obama, who’s much closer ideologically to (arguably to the right of) George Romney?

  • aznew

    Actually being knowledgeable and speaking intelligently is a sure-fire way to make sure you are never invited onto most TV shows.

  • Quizzical

    The latest spin from the Romney campaign is that they welcome the opportunity to debate the big issue of the role of the federal government in our lives.  To me this sounds like more of the same, “I want the government to keep its cotton-pickin’ hands off my Medicare” reasoning.  The Republicans want huge increases in defense spending, continuation of the war in Afghanistan and maybe the start of a new one with Iran, huge government support for TBTF banks, and Wall Street firms, tax cuts for the .5% because they are presumed to be job-creators, and tax increases and cuts in services for everyone else.