Skip to comments.Socialism for Kids, the Obama Version
Posted on 04/05/2012 7:28:05 AM PDT by Kaslin
I have several amusing posts about the lefts fixation on redistributionism, including this Halloween classic, this Elizabeth Warren takedown, this mockery of the Occupy Wall Street nitwits, and this caricature of Obamas class warfare.
In this grand tradition, heres a funny poster sent to me by a reader.
This is an appropriate point for the disclaimer that Obama is not a socialist, which technically requires government ownership of the means of production. As Ive explained before, its much more accurate to say hes a statist, a corporatist, or a redistributionist.
And since were looking at definitions and this post features young children, Im reminded of the great description of libertarianism put forth by my Cato colleague David Boaz.
You could say that you learn the essence of libertarianism which is also the essence of civilization in kindergarten: dont hit other people, dont take their stuff, keep your promises.
That definition isnt amusing, like whats portrayed in this satirical video or shown in this mocking poster featuring the 24 types of libertarians, but it has the advantage of being simple and accurate.
I posted yesterday about Obamas demagoguery against the Ryan budget and criticized the President for sloppy budget math, tedious class warfare, and a deeply flawed grasp of Americas founding principles.
This was followed by an opportunity yesterday evening to debate Jared Bernstein on the PBS NewsHour.
Heres the interview, though I warn you that excerpts of Obamas speech take up the first 3:17 of the video, and you wont get to the debate until about 4:20.
Obama Calls GOP Budget Plan "Prescription for Decline"
A few observations about the interview (other than that I need a haircut).
By the way, Jared Bernstein is a co-author of the infamous White House report that claimed unemployment would never rise above 8 percent if we squandered $800 billion on a faux stimulus package based on Keynesian economics. But Im a nice guy, so I chose not to raise that issue.
Ha! Sometimes I say crazy things.
Never mind what Romney said about that arrogant, lazy lying pos occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave
All you kids get are the rationed leftovers and the BILL!!! Woohoo!!!
Vote for obama, so you can pay for my FREE stuff!!!
(GOP Campaign commercial *Hint* Pitch obama's socialism to the people who'll have to pay the bill for it)
That Elizabeth Warren quote is just bizarre.
Scary to think that she’s probably going to win in brain-dead Massachusetts.
Do liberals ever say anything that is not bizarre?
-—Scary to think that shes probably going to win in brain-dead Massachusetts.——
Brain-dead Scott Brown has a chance against the Shining Path Guerilla.
It will be a huge victory, because Brown will vote with conservatives from time to time.
It will be an even greater victory if Obamacare is overturned, because Obamacare would have given “Ted Kennedy’s seat” to a RINO for three decades.
If we could get this one point across we would end socialism forever.