Election 2012

Mitt Romney Goes Full Ron Paul

When did Republican politics include the ridiculous notion of eliminating cabinet level departments and agencies? Romney wants to eliminate "a lot" apparently.

In a closed-door speech to donors at a private home in Florida on Sunday, Mitt Romney was unusually candid about his policy plans, offering details about what he expects to implement if elected president in November.

According to NBC News, the former Massachusetts governor said he may decide to eliminate several government agencies, including the Department of Housing and Urban Development, which was once led by his father, George Romney.

"I'm going to take a lot of departments in Washington, and agencies, and combine them. Some eliminate, but I'm probably not going to lay out just exactly which ones are going to go," Romney said. "Things like Housing and Urban Development, which my dad was head of, that might not be around later."

The naming of HUD is pure Southern Strategy. Eliminate the department that helps minorities. Un-fucking-believable.