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Obama fights 'socialist' tag
The Washington Examiner ^ | April 6, 2012 | Joel Gehrke

Posted on 04/06/2012 4:42:31 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

President Obama, in defending his vision of government's role in American lives, has increasingly turned to variants of two terms: "American exceptionalism" and "socialism."

"My entire career has been a testament to American exceptionalism," said the president on Monday. "I will cut some folks some slack for now because they are still trying to win their nomination."

Obama followed that remark on Tuesday by equating his tax increases with those of Ronald Reagan "who as I recall is not regarded as a tax-and-spend socialist," as he put it.

At a fundraiser, last night, Obama affirmed the importance of "exporting our values" because "that’s part of what makes us exceptional." Earlier in that same speech, he said "we should have a commitment to our seniors and to the disabled . . . That’s not socialism," he added.

(Excerpt) Read more at campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com ...


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1 posted on 04/06/2012 4:42:33 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hey, is that your shooting range?
:)


2 posted on 04/06/2012 4:43:45 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Ubama is not a socialist.

He is a Marxist revolutionary.

3 posted on 04/06/2012 4:46:23 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Over half of U.S. murders are of black people, and 90% of them are committed by other black people.)
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To: Westbrook
Hey, is that your shooting range?

lols!

4 posted on 04/06/2012 4:46:51 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (I think in about 5 - no, 4 - years I'll have had enough.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
>"Obama fights 'socialist' tag"

By turning full blown Communist Dictator?

5 posted on 04/06/2012 4:49:04 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: Westbrook

Hopefully the toilet range.


6 posted on 04/06/2012 4:49:26 PM PDT by max americana
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Barack Obama doesn’t give a fig about the disabled. That’s why he supported leaving babies that survive an abortion to die gasping for air for hours after they are delivered.

TRUTH


7 posted on 04/06/2012 4:51:29 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

OFUHRER ... watsamatta .. Truth SUCKS, doesn’t it!!!


8 posted on 04/06/2012 4:51:59 PM PDT by gwilhelm56 (What good is an (R) after the Name, when there is a (D) IN the BRAIN???)
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To: rawcatslyentist

” >”Obama fights ‘socialist’ tag”
By turning full blown Communist Dictator?”

Nobody asked him if he was a Communist dictator.


9 posted on 04/06/2012 4:53:03 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

>>My entire career has been a testament to American exceptionalism,<<

he is already on record as saying there is no such thing as “American Excptionalism” — that the USA is the same as Luxembourg or Haiti in terms of its meaning on the world stage. That every country has “(country) exceptionalism” — he won’t acknowledge that the USA is the greatest force for good on the planet ever. If we wanted to we could conquer the planet in pretty short order — American Exceptionalism is what keeps us from doing so.


10 posted on 04/06/2012 4:54:45 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Release the college transcripts. The REAL birth certificate would be a bonus.


11 posted on 04/06/2012 4:56:16 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Good for him, he’s no socialist like my late father, he’s a damn Communist like Fidel and the Gay Leader of North Korea.


12 posted on 04/06/2012 4:58:06 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Obama fights 'socialist' tag

What is he doing then?
Shadow Boxing....

13 posted on 04/06/2012 5:03:37 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama is a socialist/communist. We are about to be asked to decide between him and another socialist/communist in November. I will say it again, I will never vote for either.


14 posted on 04/06/2012 5:05:21 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Haggai 1, V6.. and he that earneth wages earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes. (My plight))
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To: All

15 posted on 04/06/2012 5:16:24 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Calling Zero a Socialist is like calling him a right-winger.


16 posted on 04/06/2012 5:16:49 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I will cut some folks some slack for now because they are still trying to win their nomination."

Oh really? So kind of His Majesty to allow us little peons to romp around unrestrained "for now".

Every word this guy speaks causes me to shudder. He had delusions of godhood.

17 posted on 04/06/2012 5:27:58 PM PDT by Ronin (Sarah.... We really need you now!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What is the difference between a socialist and a Democrat? What is the difference between Ovomit and any other Marxist rabble-rouser who has injured mankind?

Democrats are generally less intelligent, and more gullible. Ovomit is less intelligent, with less scruples.


18 posted on 04/06/2012 5:39:49 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I prefer to call him a neo-Marxist.


19 posted on 04/06/2012 5:46:24 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"My entire career has been a testament to American exceptionalism"

Career? What career? He's been nothing but a grievance monger, a communist, and an anti-American pol. I don't know what is more ridiculous - the notion that he's had a "career" or that he thinks he's a champion of American Exceptionalism. Every day he opens his yap and another pathetic utterance falls out.

20 posted on 04/06/2012 6:01:01 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Obama fights ‘socialist’ tag”

And he is completely justified in so doing.

As any communist would be....


21 posted on 04/06/2012 6:08:02 PM PDT by Road Glide
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama would have brought this up in 2008 but “nice guy” McCain decided not to call Obama a socialist or a radical. Look where that got him (and us).


22 posted on 04/06/2012 6:29:30 PM PDT by Signalman
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Click

23 posted on 04/06/2012 7:45:39 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Perhaps Communist or Marxist or Marxist-Leninist would be more correct? Just asking.


24 posted on 04/06/2012 11:51:41 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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