Jeez, just heard this on Rush. Here’s a part of the transcript from last night’s (4/2) Larry King Live. Guests were Penn Jillette, James Carville, Terry Holt, and Stephanie Miller.
KING: If [Obama’s] programs, Penn, brought about health insurance that pleased all, taxes that pleased most, a better way of life for a lot of people, then that’s the kind of success you would think you’d like.
JILLETTE: I would think that if you please everybody on anything, you’re doing something wrong. But, luckily, there’s no chance of that. I just think that individuals are more important than a whole kind of group thing and that individuals can do more than a top down kind of thinking. I don’t think the government can solve all of our problems or should try.
KING: OK. But, Terry, we do have 300 million people, Terry.
CARVILLE: Right. Yes.
HOLT: Well, and…
KING: And you can be individuals as much as you like.
HOLT: We do…
KING: Somebody has got to think for the masses.
Wow, that about sums up the liberal thought process, doesn’t it. Terry Holt (Bush-Cheney 2004 spokesman) then responded nicely to King, but watch what King says after!
HOLT: We do. But we — but the government shouldn’t be in the business of picking winners and losers. Penn’s right. We should all be in a system of liberty where people can succeed and fail and where merit plays a certain role. If you’re going to help everybody, then what about the guy that worked hard enough — I mean, in some cases, in this — in this budget that Barack Obama is promoting, the small businessman who succeeds, grows the business, hires people, is going to get slapped with the highest tax in the country.
HOLT: In other words, because he succeeded, he’s going to be punished. And there’s something wrong with that kind of policy.
KING: Well, you might have that wrong.
(Again, emphasis added.)
Next time some idiot like Larry King says these kinds of stupid things, I wish someone would say:
American slaves pre-Civil War had:
- Free housing
- Free food
- Guaranteed jobs for life
- No need to save for retirement
- Zero taxes
- A “leader” to think for them
Sounds like a statist’s utopia, doesn’t it? (end sarcasm)
Wish just once, someone would throw that up in Larry King’s face!