I'm laughing my a** off. DemfromCt has the roundup. The choice bit is, of course, from Newt Gingrich:
"Is capitalism really about the ability of a handful of rich people to manipulate the lives of thousands of other people and walk off with the money?" Newt Gingrich asked Monday. "I do draw a distinction between looting a company, leaving behind broken families and broken neighborhoods and then leaving a factory that should be there."
This reminds me of the Family Guy episode where Michael Moore was secretly Rush Limbaugh. What also has me laughing is Erick Erickson's reaction:
We can disagree with the strident attacks against Romney as a greedy vulture capitalist, but the reactions of many on our side surprise me because many are premised on the idea that no person could agree with the attacks and the attacks are inherently wrong.
From the guy demanding conservative purity, this is rich. I like a commenter's response:
The desire to beat Romney exceeds the desire to stand for free market principals. Your acknowledgement that Perry’s line of attack is acceptable should be troubling for fiscal conservatives to say the least.
Everyone expects this attack in the general, and in a degree it may be better for him to get softened on it in the primary where it doesn’t have as much of an impact against Obama (see Rev. Wright). However, to have conservative leaders basically endorsing this method of attack is ludicrous and the clearest example that most people's conservative principles are predicated upon how well their candidate is doing in the polls.
(Emphasis supplied.) Indeed.