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Soledad O'Brien Challenges Tea Party's Christine O'Donnell for Calling Obama a Marxist
NewsBusers.org ^ | August 20, 2012 | Noel Sheppard

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 O’DONNELL: 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 O’BRIEN, 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:

O’DONNELL: 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.

O’BRIEN: Why do you think they’re 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.

O’DONNELL: Well, they absolutely are.

O’BRIEN: Okay.

O’DONNELL: 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 we’re 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.


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Hey O'Brien: Shut up you twit
1 posted on 08/20/2012 8:53:15 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
Shut up you twit

Wrong vowel.

2 posted on 08/20/2012 8:54:27 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Kaslin

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.


3 posted on 08/20/2012 8:56:00 AM PDT by henkster (We're the slaves of the phony leaders...)
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To: Kaslin

She should have told SingSing to use two Obozo bumper stickers this time. One for her forehead and one for her mouth!


4 posted on 08/20/2012 8:57:28 AM PDT by Batman11 (We came for the chicken sandwiches and a Sweet Tea Party broke out!)
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To: Kaslin

Soledad is right. Obama is not a Marxist. He’s a fascist.


5 posted on 08/20/2012 8:58:26 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: Kaslin
Unfortunately, O'Brien never responded to O'Donnell's definition.

Because she couldn't. It went right over her head, which doesn't take much.

6 posted on 08/20/2012 8:58:49 AM PDT by cdcdawg
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To: Batman11

It’s in his book that apparently nobody actually read.


7 posted on 08/20/2012 8:59:07 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Kaslin
Ask Soledad which of the ten planks of Karl Marx's Communist Manifesto she and Barack disagree with?

The Ten Planks of Karl Marx's Communist Manifesto
(and How Statists Implement Them)

  1. Abolition of private property rights (via high property taxes, restrictive zoning laws, "fair housing" edicts, environmental and "wetlands" regulations, and UN Agenda 21)

  2. Institution of a heavily graduated income tax (by calling it "taxing the rich")

  3. Abolition of all rights of inheritance (through a confiscatory estate tax on "the rich")

  4. Confiscation of the property of enemies of the state (through lawless application of asset forfeiture and eminent domain)

  5. Centralization of credit into the hands of the state (Federal Reserve, Federal Trade Commission, TARP, etc.)

  6. Centralization of the means of communication and transportation into the hands of the state (FCC, DOT, FEMA, etc.).

  7. Consolidation and subjugation of all major industries to central government control (FDA, EPA, OSHA, ICC, NLRB, EEOC, etc.)

  8. Mandatory labor union membership (public-sector unions, automatic withholding of forced union dues, "card check," etc.)

  9. Equitable redistribution of all wealth (TANF, SSI, EITC, SNAP, etc.)

  10. Free public education (and food and health care and cell phones and Internet access, etc.)

I'm betting zero.

8 posted on 08/20/2012 9:01:17 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

That twit wouldn’t know the truth if it hit her in the face


9 posted on 08/20/2012 9:06:36 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin
And I would say that they're Marxist because of the things that you hear coming from him about share the wealth, economic equality.

also

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
class warfare

10 posted on 08/20/2012 9:07:24 AM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: Kaslin

11 posted on 08/20/2012 9:11:52 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“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.


12 posted on 08/20/2012 9:12:27 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: Wyatt's Torch

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.


13 posted on 08/20/2012 9:16:03 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: Kaslin
Yo Soledad!

"Put an Obama bumper sticker on your forehead when you do this"


14 posted on 08/20/2012 9:18:48 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Kaslin

She doesn’t come off as an idiot based on all that we’ve seen.

She’s an absolute commie O-lover who intends to use her platform to preach the lies of her chosen liberal messiah.

Not that we’ve come to expect anything else from the MSM. They’re all on board with this agenda. Paging Captain Obvious, I know.


15 posted on 08/20/2012 9:19:59 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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16 posted on 08/20/2012 9:21:01 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Kaslin

What percentage of twenty year old’s even know who Karl Marx is?


17 posted on 08/20/2012 9:21:30 AM PDT by skinndogNN
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To: Kaslin

“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!!


18 posted on 08/20/2012 9:22:26 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: henkster
She’s a Marxist, but does not know what a Marxist is

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.

19 posted on 08/20/2012 9:23:12 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: Kaslin

bttt


20 posted on 08/20/2012 9:24:06 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: TexasCajun

But, damn, ain’t she cute . . . one of the TV news-hotties whom I watch with the sound off.


21 posted on 08/20/2012 9:25:45 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: henkster

In his own book he admits that when he first arrived at college he sought out the “Marxist Professors” as his friends. O’Donnell could have pointed that out, then asked O’Brien, “So, Soledad, why do you suppose he sought out Marxist professors as friends in college?” O’Brien is the very epitomy of a “useful idiot.”


22 posted on 08/20/2012 9:36:11 AM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!)
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To: Kaslin

How is Obama not a Marxist? The little twinkie is a soviet puppet, dangling on strings that were supposed to be controlled by a force beyond the teleprompter, but he is stuck with Valerie Jarret and Michelle.


23 posted on 08/20/2012 9:36:29 AM PDT by pallis
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To: dfwgator

Soledad,,, you’re such a cant...


24 posted on 08/20/2012 9:38:24 AM PDT by BuddaBudd (F U B O)
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To: BuddaBudd

Twat’s that you say?


25 posted on 08/20/2012 9:45:22 AM PDT by pingman ("Human history seems logical in afterthought, but a mystery in forethought." (Strauss & Howe))
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To: Kaslin

OSAMA OBAMA IS NOT A MARXIST.HE'S A MAOIST!!!

There's a big difference.

26 posted on 08/20/2012 9:48:18 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Word Is Out,Harry Reid's Into Child Porn.Release All Your Photos,Harry!)
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To: henkster
The media and democrats are marxists and many don't even know the definition of marxism. good point.


27 posted on 08/20/2012 9:57:30 AM PDT by rurgan (Sunset all laws at 4 years.China is destroying U.S. ability to manufacture,makes everything)
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To: skinndogNN
What percentage of twenty year old’s even know who Karl Marx is?

Yeah, wasn't he one of those brother in "Giving Away the Big Store"?


28 posted on 08/20/2012 10:03:20 AM PDT by Slyfox
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To: Kaslin

Soledad can’t handle the truth, otherwise she would invite Tevour Loudon on to her show.

BARACK OBAMA’S RADICAL MARXISM EXPOSED

http://iowntheworld.com/blog/?p=145922


29 posted on 08/20/2012 10:14:39 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: henkster

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.”””

Another example of Affirmative Action Hiring gone completely wrong.


30 posted on 08/20/2012 10:23:42 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: skinndogNN

” What percentage of twenty year old’s even know who Karl Marx is?”

Probably those who didn’t vote for Obama in 08


31 posted on 08/20/2012 10:41:00 AM PDT by vanilla swirl (searching for something meaningfull to say)
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To: Kaslin

There was a thread a couple of days ago (couldn’t find it) - it was @ Christine O’ being SUED for her use of Occupy vs. TP...
Maybe her use of the word “debate” gets her off the hook? IDK.
She’s being sued by those who are pitching an O vs. TP reality show IIRC.

(no, no love for soledatwit here, don’t worry)


32 posted on 08/20/2012 10:52:18 AM PDT by spankalib (The downside of liberty is the need to tolerate those who despise it.)
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To: TexasCajun
Very appropriate graphic.

Soledad has abandoned any pretense of professionalism or non-partisanship.

She is a fully indoctrinated and dedicated Obama Girl, openly pushing Obama's
agenda and working hard to discredit critics (aided by leftist blog talking points).


33 posted on 08/20/2012 11:40:02 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: Kaslin
You have to wonder how Soledad (of California prison fame) O'Brien manages to walk, talk, breathe, and chew gum at the same time.

If she ever had an original thought, it would die of loneliness before it ever escaped the rat's nest brain maze inside her head.

34 posted on 08/20/2012 1:24:05 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: Kaslin

This explains why they want socialism. They don’t know what it is.


35 posted on 08/20/2012 2:44:37 PM PDT by Terry Mross (To all my relatives and former friends: Do not contact me if you still love obama.)
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To: Kaslin
Unfortunately, O'Brien never responded to O'Donnell's definition.

That's probably because it did not agree with the Wikipedia definition O'Brien was cribbing again.

36 posted on 08/20/2012 2:48:30 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: skinndogNN
"What percentage of twenty year old’s even know who Karl Marx is? "

I'd say less than 5%.

37 posted on 08/20/2012 3:22:04 PM PDT by rdb3 (We need Ward Cleaver for President. We already have Eddie Haskell. (ATB))
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