In my column today I deplore the GOP war against jobs. Watching Mitt Romney in Ohio today, when he talked about American jobs, he was really advocating European austerity. Mitt Romney could be Nicolas Sarkozy, recently defeated in France, or David Cameron in Britain, or Angela Merkel in Germany. They advocate the austerity that is driving Europe into recession. Romney would do this here. Meanwhile, the global warming denial and birther wings of Republicans are acting like the National Front parties in Europe with a far right politics of anger and denial. When I heard Romney talk about Europe today, it all became clear.

According to a recent Gallup poll, Americans feel that the policies of George W. Bush are far more responsible for our economic crisis than are the policies of Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaOvernight Energy: Dems ask Pruitt to justify first-class travel | Obama EPA chief says reg rollback won't stand | Ex-adviser expects Trump to eventually rejoin Paris accord Overnight Regulation: Trump to take steps to ban bump stocks | Trump eases rules on insurance sold outside of ObamaCare | FCC to officially rescind net neutrality Thursday | Obama EPA chief: Reg rollback won't stand Ex-US ambassador: Mueller is the one who is tough on Russia MORE. People should feel this. They do.

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The European austerity policies are an economic disaster. As George W. Bush's policies were. As Mitt Romney's policies would be. Romney would be well-advised to stop advocating European-style austerity policies. Americans would be well-advised to keep Romney far from the levers of power in the Oval Office. America does not need Ron Paul's Austrian economics that opposes government efforts to create jobs, or Mitt Romney's Euro-style austerity that will destroy more jobs.