Skip to comments.Is President Obama Truly A Socialist?
Posted on 06/08/2012 11:32:23 PM PDT by bruinbirdman
Pew Research finds that sixty percent of Americans respond negatively to socialism. It is clear why President Barack Obama must avoid that label. Words are important. Political candidates who control the language of political discourse win elections.
Most of our elites would certainly not entertain the question: Is Obama a socialist? Only irresponsible fanatics carelessly throw around such epithets, they say. Polite circles ignore such goofiness.
As someone who has professionally studied and written about comparative economics, capitalism, and socialism for almost fifty years, the reticence to probe the core beliefs of a political leader seems odd. The question is perfectly legitimate in both an academic and political context as long as we define terms and place the discussion in proper context.
By socialist, I do not mean a Lenin, Castro, or Mao, but whether Obama falls within the mainstream of contemporary socialism as represented, for example, by Germanys Social Democrats, French Socialists, or Spains socialist-workers party?
By this criterion, yes, Obama is a socialist.
The socialist parties
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Florida Anchor Barbara West Responds to Controversial Biden Interview
WEST: You may recognize this famous quote: From each according to his abilities to each according to his needs. Thats from Karl Marx. How is Senator Obama not being a Marxist if he intends to spread the wealth around?
BIDEN: Are you joking? Is this a joke?
BIDEN: Or is that a real question?
WEST: Thats a question.
BIDEN: He is not spreading the wealth around. Hes talking about giving the middle class an opportunity to get back the tax breaks they used to have.
WEST: What do you say to the people who are concerned that Barack Obama will want to turn America into a Socialist country much like Sweden?
BIDEN: I dont know anybody who thinks that, except the far right-wing of the Republican Party.
I’m with you. Obama is a fascist.
“By socialist, I do not mean a Lenin, Castro, or Mao”
The Obama would join that rank if he could.
Two things stop him: armed Americans, and his own wussiness.
... and follower of the FALSE prophet.
No he is a Marxist Communist!
You are correct. He postures as a Leninist, he governs - to abuse that word - as a syndicalist or fascist.
“no, no actually he is a dictatorial Communist”
I think he’s actually a fascist. But it is sort of like debating the number of angels on the head of a pin.
The fact that they are still asking this question is pretty pathetic.
His style of massive government, socialist marxist ties were well known prior to him winning the nomination.
Economic Fascist is the most accurate term.
Let’s add two more words here:
Statist and collectivist. These really accurately define the diseased thinking of Comrade Barry.
Instead of debating ad nauseum what he "IS"- let's all agree on what he "ISN'T" -
Obama "ISN'T" a patriotic American! And he "ISN'T" good for America!
Yep. This is the winning answer
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