Pawlenty: USA Turning Into South American Republic

During his appearance today on the Neil Cavuto show, potential presidential candidate Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R-MN) gave a dire warning about the mass nationalization of the economy under President Obama:

“But beyond just the money and the politics, just as a matter of philosophy and our country,” said Pawlenty, “the nationalization of the auto industry, the likely partial or full nationalization of the health care industry, the energy industry — this is gonna be a very different country 12 or 24 months from now.”

He then added: “This is not the United States of America that we know and love and remember. This looks more like some sort of, you know, republic from South America circa 1970s.”