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Romney's Hysteria Bubble

whargarblgobbler Wrote: Jul 18, 2012 9:10 AM
Then get rid of worker safety laws. Get rid of product safety laws. Get rid of the 8-hour workday rule. Get rid of child labor laws. Get rid of licensing restrictions. Get rid of building permits. These are all regulations against which we compete. These are all regulations that fetter our markets. As long as these stay in place, our markets will never truly be free.

It was one of Barack Obama's best lines -- and best moments -- in the 2008 presidential campaign.

He had said we could save as much oil as we could get from domestic drilling if everybody properly maintained their cars and got their tires inflated. Now, that was hyperbole. But when conservatives, including his opponent, Sen. John McCain, tried to turn tire gauges into a symbol of Obama's pointy-headed liberalism (remember Dukakis and the endive!) and the sum total of his energy plan (if only!), Obama stood his ground.

"It's like these guys take pride in being ignorant."

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