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Thursday, November 13, 2008


Bush defends capitalism

It's another one of those speeches if I were doing this full-time I could spend a lot of time dissecting, but primarily I'll just point readers to Bush's vigorous defense today of free-market capitalism, which I heard over lunch. I'm unclear on who exactly the audience was, but the applause lines were telling (and complete bullshit, but that's where a much longer analysis than I've got time to give would be nice). The applause lines really stood out, because there weren't many of them, and in general it was a fairly dry speech. But when these lines came, the audience whooped and hollered enthusiastically:
"History has shown that the greater threat to economic prosperity is not too little government involvement in the market, it is too much government involvement in the market."

"The record is unmistakable: If you seek economic growth, if you seek opportunity, if you seek social justice and human dignity, the free market system is the way to go."
The closing line didn't get applause, but it was perhaps the most amusing one of all:
"And we will continue to lead the world toward prosperity and peace."
Yeah, how's that goin'?

P.S. - A friend says she's going to send this to all her friends. Since they all believe that everything Bush says is a lie, maybe this will be the speech that converts them to socialism.

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