Here’s Charles Krauthammer from “The Choice” at WaPo:
“An Obama second term means that the movement toward European-style social democracy continues, in part by legislation, in part by executive decree. The American experiment — the more individualistic, energetic, innovative, risk-taking model of democratic governance — continues to recede, yielding to the supervised life of the entitlement state.
“Every four years we are told that the coming election is the most important of one’s life. This time it might actually be true. At stake is the relation between citizen and state, the very nature of the American social contract.”
This is just pure delusion. In 2008, pundits could make wild claims about who Obama was and what he wanted to do. But he’s been president for four years, a very moderate and centrist president, one who has frustrated the left of his own party. We’ve seen him, we’ve lived with him, he is no radical.
By contrast, it is Romney/Ryan who are a true threat to the American social contract with their dramatic shifts of wealth and resources even further upward. They are the threat to the middle class and those hoping to join it.
And if you want to talk about a “supervised life,” what better example could there be than the government forcing you to have your rapist’s baby? Romney/Ryan, both supporters of the Personhood Amendment, offer their own sick version of an entitlement state where fertilized eggs are more entitled than those of us who are already here.