While Americans aren't looking, or while they think they are being charitable with taxpayers' money, or while many Americans are using government to gain advantages, our government grows into a hydra-headed monster in a great political realm that has infected every nook and cranny of our lives and our economy, and eventually every corner of the globe as a global force of intervention.
Americans have difficulty imagining anything outside the political realm. The Morning Joe crew discussed Obama's new ad showing Romney at Bain Capital and how some of the companies he bought went out of business and jobs were lost. The implication of the ad was even when steel manufacturing is no longer viable in certain areras of America, Romney should have taken Bain's assets and kept the jobs intact although the company was losing money. So, eventually, under this scenario, Bain would have gone bankrupt, and that would have reduced the overall effort in the capitalist system to save companies that do have a chance to survive, which would contribute to more lost jobs, not less.
But, obviously, not many people can any longer think through these situations, or at least the Obama administration is betting people can't think through these scenarios and will hate Romney for firing people and profittng off their joblessness. Joe Scarborough championed the capitalist perspective, but then he said something that placed him right back into the center of political ugliness which has a corrosive effect on the nation. Scarborough said the trick is to champion capitalism but show that Romney has no compassion for the people who had to be fired. At first, Scarborough jokingly ribbed the administration for not highlighting their accomplishments and why they deserve a second term, but obvioulsy he was only joking, because his conclusion was that the administration should smear Romney as an uncaring person who has no conception of what it's like to be unemployed. So, Scarborough didn't have a problem with the ad because it treated capitalism unfairly, so much, but because it didn't focus mainly on Romney as an uncaring, rich, capitalist pig.
The political class can't see outside politics and the Machiavellian practices which move further and further from integrity and honorable actions. I would love to see Romney's charitable givings compared to Joe and Mika, Obama, the Morning Joe Panel or any other Democrat operatives or partisan hacks who constantly smear Romney as uncaring and out of touch. These critics of Romney talk about compassion, but I would love to see what they give -- what they actually do to help anyone in poverty. I have criticized Romney, but only on his reluctance to promote my economic positions, not because I have looked into his heart to divine cold emptiness.
The political class is judging who will control the most powerful government in world by what the Ruler will do for them, and because Romney is more associated with the private sector, the political class wants him defeated any way possible, and they will destroy him by any methods. This is the discussion Morning Joe should have delved in, because this direction is what will destroy America. And, if a truly vicious political machine eventually gains complete control, the soft pundits doing their snark routines on Morning Joe will be among the first to be dismissed as used-up idiots.