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Socialist origins of Obama’s 'new economic patriotism' ^ | October 2, 2012 | Aaron Klein and Brenda J. Elliott

Posted on 10/02/2012 10:03:08 PM PDT by Perseverando

Catch phrase used in Europe to describe industry takeovers by government

President Obama’s latest catch phrase, “new economic patriotism,” is neither new nor necessarily patriotic.

In Europe, the term historically has had a socialist connotation. It has been used to describe the government takeover of private industry.

In a two-minute Web advertisement released last Wednesday, Obama delivered a video message calling for a “new economic patriotism” that purportedly benefits the middle class while taxing the rich.

“It’s time for a new economic patriotism,” Obama declared in the ad, “rooted in the belief that growing our economy begins with a strong, thriving middle class.”

“Fool Me Twice,” by Aaron Klein and Brenda Elliott, rips the veil off of Barack Obama’s radical second-term agenda.

Some in the conservative blogosphere have been hard at work guessing what the mantra means.

Erika Johnson at Hot Air attempted to interpret the Obama ad’s “economic fairness” as code language for “more stimulus.” Johnson concludes with “‘New economic patriotism’? Does that sound severely creepy to anyone else?”

Becket Adams wrote at The Blaze, “We suppose the president refers to his ‘economic patriotism’ as ‘new’ because, obviously, he’s not opposed to adding trillions of dollars to our national debt.”

“Four years ago, you may recall, he thought it was ‘patriotic’ to oppose this sort of fiscal insanity. But that was then, this is now. Out with the ‘old’ economic patriotism and in with the ‘new,’” Becket added.

Obama first teased the term several weeks before last week’s ad was released.

In an Aug. 28 speech in Ohio, Obama echoed the charge by former Ohio governor and current Obama re-election co-chairman Ted Strickland, who claimed Mitt Romney’s overseas investments were an example of his “lack of patriotism.”

Alexander Burns pointed out at Politico that Strickland also used the phrase

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: economicpatriotism; marxism; marxistcoup; obamanomics; socialism; socialist; thedestroyers

1 posted on 10/02/2012 10:03:17 PM PDT by Perseverando
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To: Perseverando

I am glad to see so far Romney has a small lead in an online poll

2 posted on 10/02/2012 10:08:30 PM PDT by Jmathes
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To: Perseverando

Obama’s mission is to make Socialism patriotic and Free Markets unpatriotic.

3 posted on 10/02/2012 10:08:49 PM PDT by Steelers6
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To: Perseverando

pure facism

4 posted on 10/02/2012 10:08:49 PM PDT by GeronL (
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To: Jmathes

Ah! Finally a poll not weighted down by 12% democrats.

5 posted on 10/02/2012 10:32:54 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: Perseverando
Why is EVERYTHING Obama does touted as unprecedented when he has never had an original idea, plan or mission? I think it is highly likely that whatever his plans are for America, it will NOT be for the good of America. He campaigned on CHANGE. But nobody thought to question him about what kind of change he was really talking about.

Here we are four years later and all the changes so far have NOT been good changes. His new mantra of FORWARD was stolen from Socialism and Communism - not good. His buzz word of the week is "Economic Patriotism". Also from Socialism which means government taking control of all businesses. He is slowly, sneakingly - while the ones who are supposed to be on guard are lulled to sleep, too stupefied to hear - ensuring the change he WILL bring to America. He's already made statements to the effect that America needs to be taken down a notch from its superpower status and become equal to the rest of the world. Well, that is what he will succeed in doing if he is allowed another term. We must decide as a nation if this is where we want to be. Is this what we want for our children and grandchildren to NEVER know an America that is the land of the free and the home of the brave? This just may be our last chance. I pray to God He lets us have that chance.

6 posted on 10/02/2012 11:14:15 PM PDT by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.)
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To: Perseverando
...because fascism worked so well the first time around...

7 posted on 10/03/2012 12:34:01 AM PDT by oblomov
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8 posted on 10/03/2012 4:32:50 AM PDT by Travis McGee (
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To: Travis McGee

9 posted on 10/03/2012 5:02:13 AM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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