Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is in Virginia and trying to appeal to working class Southerners. His focus: spending more (borrowed) money on US militarism. Of course, the Federal Government already spends almost as much on its military as the rest of the countries on this planet combined. It already has roughly 1,000 foreign military bases (as far as anyone can tell) and is fighting in military conflicts on multiple continents. However, Romney apparently believes this to be inadequate. He also seems to believe that White working class voters in the South think it to be inadequate. But does it benefit working class Southerners if the CEOs of Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Raytheon take in millions more dollars this year from US taxpayers? Does it benefit Southerners (who make up a disproportionate percentage of the US soldiers) if there are more US foreign wars? Does it really matter to Southerners if Washington, DC controls foreign countries like Yemen, Afghanistan, Somalia and Nigeria?
Isn’t the transformation of the Southern States into a Third World land of much greater importance? Isn’t the future of the South far more important than starting yet another foreign war (where Southerners will do the bulk of the fighting and dying)? Why does Romney focus on foreign issues and support a Third World America? Oh. I see.