Sunday, February 21, 2016

Trickle down is back

In his South Carolina tied-for-second victory speech last night, Marco Rubio laid out various  poor family scenarios and then claimed what the poor really really needed was "limited government, free enterprise, and a strong national defense." Do any actual thinking conservatives (e.g. the "reformicons") actually believe that anymore? Also, his compulsive water sipping from earlier in the campaign has been replaced by compulsive lip-pursing. Still something weird about that guy.

1 comment:

LFC said...

The generations-old "limited govt, free enterprise, strong natl defense" mantra is a substitute for thought and also, perhaps more important, a signal that the person uttering it is squarely in the Reagan/Goldwater/etc tradition. The folks at National Review, who are driven to fits by Trump, I don't think would have any problem w Rubio's speech last night. (Whether "thinking conservatives" still actually believe this is what the poor need, I don't know.)