RETRACTION: At the prompting of an alert reader I watched the video again and have concluded that Mr. Lautenberg did not say eliminate the “rich”, but rather, eliminate the “waste.” See my post Retraction: Lautenberg Did Not Say Eliminate the Rich, He said Eliminate the Waste.
Uber-liberal and uber-rich Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) yesterday said what socialists everywhere are thinking: “We gotta eliminate the rich.”
Michelle Malkin thinks this may have been a Freudian slip, but I think Lautenberg intended to say precisely what he said. After all, the Senator has never been shy about playing the wealth-redistribution card:
I say I don’t need a tax cut. It will not do me any more good. I can’t buy more, I can’t eat more, I can’t do more, and I want it distributed among the ordinary people who work every day.
That’s one way to get people to vote for you. Buy them off with promises of wealth-redistribution.