Skip to comments.Repeat After Me: The Identity Thief Is a Socialist
Posted on 04/14/2012 2:09:54 PM PDT by kreitzer
Now that Election 2012 is shaping up as a contest between President Obama and Mitt Romney, an observation and a prediction.
Our nation heads into a presidential campaign with an incumbent whose online birth certificate and Selective Service registration card are almost certainly forgeries, and this is a nonissue. (Dont ask about the subpoena from a Georgia court that Obama ignored. Everyone else did, too.)
Thats the observation. The prediction is that unless voters come to view Barack Obama as a socialist even a democratic socialist and, as such, an existential threat to our (in theory) constitutional republic, President Obama, funny papers and all, will be re-elected in November.
The two stories are related. Both turn on the relative power of evidence vs. narrative. By evidence, I mean the facts and clues that support an argument or hypothesis. By narrative, I mean propaganda. For example, there is evidence of fraud in Obamas identity documents, but such evidence does not fit the narrative that Obamas identity documents are authentic. In the face of narrative, We the People are supposed to ignore the evidence. All of our officials and elites do.
Similarly, there is plentiful evidence of Barack Obamas socialist beliefs and ties Stanley Kurtzs 2010 book Radical-in-Chief: Barack Obama and the Untold Story of American Socialism meticulously lays it out but the narrative insists that Obama is anything but a socialist. And, as with the evidence of identity fraud, woe and besmirching to anyone who mentions it.
Now, what do I mean by socialism? Too often, and sometimes by design, defining socialism becomes an absurdly contentious exercise. If we narrowly define socialism as government ownership of the means of production, however, well never know what hit us until its too late. I found it helpful to learn that Alexander Solzhenitsyn recognized there was no single precise definition of socialism out there. This is probably due to vagaries of time and place, and to the fact that, short of a violent revolution, socialism is a complex, messy work in progress. Whats vital to identify is the direction of that progress. If the progress tends toward increasing economic collectivism and political centralization, the movement is socialist. If the progress is in the other direction, the movement is known as capitalist.
By leaps of collectivism and bounds of centralization, Barack Obama has been taking the country in a socialist direction since he took office. I would add, however, that this is the direction the country has been moving since 1933. Thats another story.
But its all part of a story were not supposed to discuss in concrete terms. This must change this year, or else. Or else what? More and more socialism. That means less and less freedom.
On Oct. 12, 2008, Joe the Plumber who, today, as Samuel Wurzelbacher is running for Congress prompted candidate Obama to repeat the socialist mantra, in Obamas words, that when you spread the wealth around its good for everybody. If you recall, this led to an intense, frenzied media vetting of Joe the Plumber. Obama and his ties for example, to the socialist New Party and the socialist front organization ACORN went unreported in the print and television mainstream, even as new evidence was exploding like fireworks on mainly conservative Internet news sites and blogs, particularly in those final weeks of the campaign.
To date, Mitt Romney has balked at labeling President Obama or even his policies as socialist, probably calculating that the label distracts from his arguments. I implore him to reconsider lest Obamas and the Democrats stealth socialism finish off the country once and for all.
Whats fascinating, meanwhile, is that Obama is underscoring his own socialism by disavowing it even as no one in the political arena is accusing him of it. Psychologists probably would call this phenomenon projection.
Joel Gehrke of the Washington Examiner noted that twice last week Obama defended his economic ideas against charges of socialism charges no one is actually making. This week, Gehrke picked up on the presidents stated denial that he is trying to redistribute wealth, even as Obama touted a plan to do exactly that with the Buffett Rule. This rule, as Obama explained to Joe the Plumber back in 2008, spreads the wealth around by taxing millionaires at a higher rate to pay for investments (a deceptive word for government programs). These investments, Obama told a Florida audience, havent been made as some grand scheme to redistribute wealth from one group to another. This is not some socialist dream.
Thats the narrative, of course. Who really believes its supported by the facts?
It’s not a socialist dream it’s a free man’s
Romney the Ineligible RINO is also a socialist.
Like Obama, Romney is FOR Socialized Medicine.
Øbama has the Zombie vote. A Zombie never heard of socialism. Lots of luck.
“Romney the Ineligible RINO is also a socialist. Like Obama, Romney is FOR Socialized Medicine.”
The November election is America's last chance to stop the long slide toward socialism. Unfortunately, the guy we're going to depend on to stop the slide, Mitt Romney, is probably not up to the job. We'll see.
Of course it is:
Its not a socialist dream its a free mans
Agreed! Hey look, the GOP RINO faction thinks it is business as usual with Obama. They ignore the fact that Obama is a nationalist socialist. The nationalist aspect is based on the Black Nation views of liberation theology that Obama heard preached from the pulp[it of Rev. Ralph Wright for over 20 years.That is the nationalist aspect of Obama.
The Socialist aspect is that Obama is clearly by his conduct , against the investor class , or against the middle class. In his policies and conduct he is willing to sacrifice our “best in the world” health care system for the benefit of 3 million uninsured Americans, 1. 5 million are young people under 26 and the other 1.5 million are illegal aliens. The US system works for 360 million minus 3 million = 357 million Americans. And Obama is willing to force Americans using $10,000 fines for not buying Government “Health Insurance” and will use the extraordinary seizure powers of thwe IRS to acomplish that.This is but one example of Obama socialism , redistribution of wealth. It is clearly visible through his energy, and inductrial union policies also. Obama gives not a fig for small businesses and entrepreneurs.He wants Americans dependent on government, and subject to his growing totalitarian authority so he can achieve his fascist Utopia.Obama is not satisfied with the People having individual freedoms and choices so as to define for themselves how they want to live.
Now take Obama’s nationalism and socialism , put them together and HISTORY says you have , guess what?
And NOT ONE GOP RINO Congressman or Senator is willing to take the position of defining what HISTORY itself says Obama IS.......A FASCIST ! Without that definition Obama WILL NOT be defeated at the polls. It will be necessary to defeat him and his supporters through force majeur , as History shows is necessary for ALL fascist movements that attain political power.
Once fascists are elected, HISTORY says you can’t get rid of them at the polls unless they exposed, truth told, and ridicule of them applied by a free people.
As this article says, so far America has its head in the sand with its ass high up in the air waiting for incoming.
This is a GOOD read:
As Hayek points out in “The Road To Serfdom,” Fascism is what you get when socialists lose their illusion. A number of intellectuals at the time, 1930s and 40s, realized there was no difference between Stalin and Hitler, and if they were alive today, they would recognize Obama as someone who belongs on that short list.
I'm praying our Romney haters live in states where it won't make any difference. I appreciate their sentiments, but we'll have to change the party from within the halls of Congress, or concede to socialism. One more progressive on the court and we're screwed for the rest of our lifetimes.
I know of no one who's left the TEA Party. With Obie's abysmal record, and transparent desperation, we should clean house like '10.
It's also occurred to me that Rick and Newt were more vunerable to Obie's tactics. He has traditionally eliminated his competition with dirt. In the state legislature (Bobby Weed I believe), in the Senate (Jack Ryan). He didn't quite eliminate Hillary, as much as beat her, but he had to use racism and white guilt to do it. The race card won't work a second time, not with Eric Holder and Sharpton on the front pages creating race wars. It won't be tolerated.
Whereas, Mitt and Ann look squeaky clean. They'll be hard to eliminate. It's not a good criteria for choosing candidates, I admit, but it'll be reality and a positive if Romney is the nominee. TAGLINE
10-4 re your tagline!
A true socialist would have created millions of public works jobs thru infrastructure projects. That didn’t happen.
Instead, the Rats spent the Stimulus on themselves; paying off cronies with Green project loans & grants that were purely scam opperations to steal Federal dollars. Part of this money will go back to Obama to help his reelection, so that the theft can continue 4 more years.
To call these crooks socialists is to give them credit where none is due.
Nice article(s) meaning the reason for thread and a few very nice posts. Lot of work to do.