Skip to comments.Soledad O'Brien Challenges Tea Party's Christine O'Donnell for Calling Obama a Marxist
Posted on 08/20/2012 8:53:10 AM PDT by Kaslin
CNN's Soledad O'Brien just isn't comfortable with anyone criticizing Barack Obama.
On Monday's Starting Point, the host seriously challenged her Tea Party guest, former Republican senatorial candidate Christine O'Donnell, when she had the nerve to say the President's policies were Marxist (video follows with transcript and commentary):
Soledad O'Brien Challenges Tea Party's Christine O'Donnell for Calling Obama a Marxist
CHRISTINE ODONNELL: Throughout, you know, my campaign and the years following I've been around so many young people who are genuine troublemakers who are challenging the establishment. However, the ironic thing is the roles have reversed. These young people are the ones who are actively championing the principles of a free market, and it's the government who's championing Marxism. So in that same spirit of troublemaking, we're leading and mobilizing young people who have the most at stake in this election to stand up and let their voices be heard and to educate their peers.
SOLEDAD OBRIEN, HOST: As you well know, there are lots of people who are going to disagree with you on the Marxism comment, but let's talk a little bit more about the young people that you are talking about.
A few moments later:
ODONNELL: And the other thing, you're right, a lot of people would disagree with me to say that when they hear these I believe Marxist soundbites coming from our own president.
OBRIEN: Why do you think theyre Marxist? Why do you say that? I mean, you kind of throw the words socialist and Marxist around that are not necessarily, I think, anchored in definitions of socialism and Marxism. So give me the definition.
ODONNELL: Well, they absolutely are.
ODONNELL: They absolutely are. But let me, I'll get to that, but let me say what we're trying to do at this troublemaker fest is were kicking it off the whole week with the first ever Tea Party versus Occupy Wall Street debate where people from that side of the movement get to pick their own panelists, pick their own questions, and we are jointly working together to present both sides of the movement to address things like that.
And I would say that they're Marxist because of the things that you hear coming from him about share the wealth, economic equality. And these soundbites might sound good and noble on the surface, but the problem is there's quantifiable data that prove that they simply don't work, and we're a free market economy that's supposed to empower the individual, let each person use their gifts, use the rewards to create a better life for themselves instead of what Barack Obama is posing - a tax code that punishes hard work, a tax code that reduces everybody to exactly the same.
Unfortunately, O'Brien never responded to O'Donnell's definition.
I guess the Tea Partier hit the nail on the head.
O’Brien is really that dumb. She’s a Marxist, but does not know what a Marxist is, and then bristles at the comparison.
Seriously, the “useful idiots” really are idiots.
She should have told SingSing to use two Obozo bumper stickers this time. One for her forehead and one for her mouth!
Soledad is right. Obama is not a Marxist. He’s a fascist.
Because she couldn't. It went right over her head, which doesn't take much.
It’s in his book that apparently nobody actually read.
I'm betting zero.
That twit wouldn’t know the truth if it hit her in the face
Marxist exploitation theory
hatred of the rich
pro-labor and pro labor union legislation
statism and government interventionism
greed of capitalists
theory of surplus value and anti profits
“So, Soledad, if 0bama’s not a Marxist, how would his policies be different if he were?”
That puts them on the spot, every time.
Ideological cowards like 0bama prefer fascism over outright socialism/marxism because with the facade of private ownership, he can still blame the business owners when the socialist policies fail.
"Put an Obama bumper sticker on your forehead when you do this"
What percentage of twenty year old’s even know who Karl Marx is?
“Soledad O’Brien Challenges Tea Party’s Christine O’Donnell for Calling Obama a Marxist”
She couldn’t make that challenge if she actually KNEW what Marxism WAS!!
You don't have to have any brains to be a Marxist socialist. Years ago I heard that the only difference between a communist and a socialist is that the socialist DOESN'T KNOW WHAT HE'S DOING.
So, you can be a complete idiot and be a good socialist, i.e., unaware of your own nation's history, ignorant of the differences between capitalism, socialism, and communism, doesn't read newspapers, ignorant of daily news (relies on that idiot Jon Edwards, Daily Show), has no idea what serious Christianity is, etc.
And Soledad is a prime example of what happens when you don't pay any attention to what's going on.