Beating a dead Marx

I fear the good people in the Republican party are getting desperate. Not only are they bringing up the specter of communism once again,they’re even going all the way back to Marx (minus, of course, anything like fidelity to Marx’s actual ideas):

Mitt Romney’s comments on Hillary Clinton:

“Hillary Clinton just gave a speech the other day about her view on the economy. She said we have been an on-your-own society. She said it’s time to get rid of that and replace that with shared responsibility and we’re-in-it-together society,” Romney told the crowd. “That’s out with Adam Smith and in with Karl Marx.”

It’s rare to see a right-winger so nakedly embrace the ugliest part of radical free-market ideology. Surely markets aren’t entirely incompatible with the idea of a little community, of looking out for one another? I think I fear this man.