Skip to comments.‘Socialism!’ Boo, Hiss, Repeat
Posted on 02/28/2009 3:10:11 PM PST by reaganaut1
Washington Conservatives might be seeking a spiritual leader, organizing principle and fresh identity, but they at least seem to have settled on a favorite rhetorical ogre: socialism.
As in, Democrats are intent on forcing socialism on the U.S.S.A (as the bumper sticker says, under the words Comrade Obama).
It seems that socialist has supplanted liberal as the go-to slur among much of a conservative world confronting a one-two-three punch of bank bailouts, budget blowouts and stimulus bills. Right-leaning bloggers and talk radio hosts are wearing out the brickbat. Senate and House Republicans have been tripping over their podiums to invoke it. The S-bomb has become as surefire a red-meat line at conservative gatherings as Clinton was in the 1990s and Pelosi is today.
Earlier this week, we heard the worlds best salesman of socialism address the nation, Senator Jim DeMint, Republican of South Carolina, said on Friday, referring, naturally, to a certain socialist in chief.
Former Gov. Mike Huckabee of Arkansas decried the creation of socialist republics in the United States. Lenin and Stalin would love this stuff, Mr. Huckabee said, speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference here over the weekend, a kind of Woodstock for young conservatives.
Socialism is something new for us to hit Obama over the head with, said Joshua Bolin of Augusta, Ga., who founded a Web site, Reagan.org, which he calls a conservative analog to the liberal MoveOn.org.
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
Remember, folks, these are the same people who demonized and ridiculed Joseph McCarthy, called him a red-baited who saw non-existent communists in every dark corner.
Hussein isn’t even hiding his socialism.
That needs to be a poster.
the Conservative Political Action Conference here over the weekend, a kind of Woodstock for young conservatives.
And when did “Woodstock” become a pejorative reference in the NY Times style book? Interesting.
Very astute (and frightening) observation! Frankly this whole thing is getting pretty frightening. The mind boggling worldwide worship if this guy is so so dangerous. And the dismissive mocking by the MSM over concerns of socialism is unforgivable propagandizing indeed.
Socialism is the rest stop on the way from Capitalism to communism.
Like all (I'm just assuming here) socialists, Mister Leibovich describes socialism in the most benign of terms. "Fiscal activist"?
I, for one, am not so sure that Marxist Obama (notice, I didn't say "socialist") would be content with European style socialism. From all outward appearances, and reading between the lines of his speeches, I would say that I fear that his designs on this great Republic are more inline with EASTERN European Socialism.
But here are some questions I have for Mister Leibovich.
Mark, ol' chum.
Have you, or anyone at the NYT, or any of your journalistic associates ever posed the following to alleged President Obama?
1. President Obama, please rank yourself on the following spectrum, with (1) being most disposed toward communism, socialism, government ownership of businesses, and less freedom and private property, and collusion with groups to thwart fair elections; and with (5) being the most proud of our Republic, and the most disposed to personal freedom, personal resonsibility, property and gun rights, and free and fair elections. (Bill Ayers and Frank Davis rate ones); (Ronald Reagan would rate a five.)
2. Please rank the following leaders in order of whom you would most model your presidency...
- Ronald Reagan
- Pol Pot
- Mao Tse Tung
- Winston Churchill
- Margaret Thatcher
- Woodrow Wilson
- Josef Stalin
- Fidel Castro
- George W. Bush, and...
- Hugo Chavez.
(3) (Bonus question) How important to you is character? How important is it to you to tell the truth? How important is it to you to allow dissent (among reporters and the general population)? Being clear, concise, and specific, what do you mean by "change"; and name 5 things about America that need changing (from what to what). No generalities, please.
I'm quite confident that you never will never ask these questions, or questions like them.
I call Obama’s dream the Socialist Republic of America (SRA).
Good one! I always refer to Socialism as the welcome mat to Communism.
Hussein isnt even hiding his socialism.
He sure didn't openly run on it in the campaign, tho . . .
This coming from the New York Times. When did they start worrying about slurring people? Don't they make their living using this practice?
When did the tail start wagging the dog instead of the other way around? Before we know it, we’ll all be living in Big Chicagoland, the political scene is so corrupted on the national level and cynically so.
I cannot wait for this rag to go broke.
I believe FR was the first ones to coin the phrase “USSA” before the election! It’s beginning to catch on...GREAT!
Conservatives have finally decided to be honest after all these decades. I would also point out that it's not a slur - it's the simple truth (hint - which party does Senator Bernie Sanders, Socialist, from Vermont, always vote with?). That one statement told me all I need to know about the author's politics.
Soon, very soon..all these lying, diseased souled, plague rats of the new York Times, are all going to be out of work.
The wrecking balls will be busting up the walls of their rat warren.
liberal..democrat..socialist..communist...fascist.....No difference in the end when their masks come off.
will someone stand up for FREEDOM its WAR
Braveheart - FREEDOM
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