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Obama: I'm not a socialist
politico44 ^ | 12/14/12 | DONOVAN SLACK

Posted on 12/14/2012 9:38:57 AM PST by ColdOne

President Barack Obama on Thursday brushed aside concerns that he favors socialism, saying in an interview with Univision that his policies are so mainstream that he would have been considered a moderate Republican in the 1980s.

Via the transcript of the interview by Alina Mayo Azze of "Noticias Univision 23" in Miami:

AMA: One issue that Cuban-Americans are worried about is, they believe that you favor a socialist model for our country. Cubans and Venezuelans especially because of what they have gone through. What do you think of that?

PBO: I don't know that there are a lot of Cubans or Venezuelans, Americans who believe that. The truth of the matter is that my policies are so mainstream that if I had set the same policies that I had back in the 1980s, I would be considered a moderate Republican. I mean,

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1 posted on 12/14/2012 9:39:02 AM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

Funny....he sure acts like one.


2 posted on 12/14/2012 9:41:40 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: ColdOne

S T F U

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


3 posted on 12/14/2012 9:41:45 AM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: ColdOne

He’s a card carrying communist.


4 posted on 12/14/2012 9:42:05 AM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: ColdOne

“I’m not a soclialist- I just believe that the government should own everything and make everything ‘fair’ by spreading ‘the wealth’ around”


5 posted on 12/14/2012 9:42:33 AM PST by Mr. K (some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help...)
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To: ColdOne

If it Waksman like a duck and quacks like a duck it’s a duck.


6 posted on 12/14/2012 9:44:39 AM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Superciliousness is the essence of Obama)
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To: ColdOne

just drink the kool-aid. I am not a marxist at all.

50 years ago i would be a republican in another dimension.

Please believe me!

Just swallow it, u will be fine.

bobo


7 posted on 12/14/2012 9:45:08 AM PST by bobo1 (I)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

Walks, Waksman?


8 posted on 12/14/2012 9:45:59 AM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Superciliousness is the essence of Obama)
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To: ColdOne

I’m not a socialist. I’m a Marxist. (the rest of the story)


9 posted on 12/14/2012 9:47:17 AM PST by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: ColdOne

I really think he doesn’t beleive he is, the alleged human is delusional.


10 posted on 12/14/2012 9:48:29 AM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: ColdOne

Obama is a Reagan Republican?

I’ve heard it all now.

LMAO!!!!!!


11 posted on 12/14/2012 9:48:54 AM PST by CrappieLuck
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To: ColdOne
I mean, what I believe in is a tax system that is fair.

The very definition of socialism

I don't think government can solve every problem.

Yet, every facet of human existence in America is being threatened by government intervention/control

I think that we should make sure that we're helping young people go to school.

By controlling the school system and forcing the people via taxes to pay for free school

We should make sure that our government is building good roads and bridges and hospitals and airports so that we have a good infrastructure.

They already exist, and this is the same list of "we shoulds" from 4 years ago

I do believe that it makes sense that everyone in America, as rich as this country is, shouldn't go bankrupt because someone gets sick, so the things I believe in are essentially the same things your viewers believe in.

I'm not lieing when I speak to people that ALSO believe as I do .... it may not be the truth, but I'm not lieing to them

12 posted on 12/14/2012 9:49:01 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: ColdOne

Most alcoholics do not think they are alcoholics. Most abusive husbands and fathers do not think they are abusive. Most tyrannical narcissistic leaders do not think they are tyrannical narcissists.

It is hilarious how such a “don’t-be-hypocritical-but-be-true-to-yourself therapeutic lefty cannot see himself in a mirror. Nor, it would appear, can any of the other professional hypocrisy spotters of the left.


13 posted on 12/14/2012 9:49:42 AM PST by Belteshazzar (We are not justified by our works but by faith - De Jacob et vita beata 2 +Ambrose of Milan)
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To: ColdOne

Sure thing and I’m not overweight.


14 posted on 12/14/2012 9:49:42 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: ColdOne

Obama is a racialist and racist like the socialists are. He divides for power. He does not beleive that all people are equal under the law beyond skin. Holder has made this clear when he told Congress whites don’t have civil rights protections and therefore black thugs can not be charged when they intimidate whites at a voting place.

He is a big fat socialist racist. Not American.


15 posted on 12/14/2012 9:49:42 AM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: ColdOne
Of course not, that's just silly. If he were a socialist he would be working to nationalize large corporations such as GM, force socialized medicine on an unwilling country, and expropriate and redistribute wealth to his party followers.

Oh, wait...

16 posted on 12/14/2012 9:50:00 AM PST by Billthedrill
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To: ColdOne

All this proves is that he is, without a doubt, a Muslim, because Muhammad instructed his followers to lie to Dhimmis and Kafirs.


17 posted on 12/14/2012 9:52:47 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the state." - Cornelius Tacitus, Roman Senator)
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To: ColdOne

Obama is a racialist and racist like the socialists are. He divides for power. He does not beleive that all people are equal under the law beyond skin. Holder has made this clear when he told Congress whites don’t have civil rights protections and therefore black thugs can not be charged when they intimidate whites at a voting place.

He is a big fat socialist racist. Not American. Not a man for freedom. He also rejects religious freedom for Christians like a good little foreigner jihadist centralize power man . See Obamacare.


18 posted on 12/14/2012 9:53:29 AM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Billthedrill

As I always say to leftist who object that he doesn’t fit the dictionary definition of socialist -

yeah, you’re right, he’s more of a fascist than anything.


19 posted on 12/14/2012 9:55:20 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: ColdOne

President “You didn’t build that” is either completely delusional or a complete liar.


20 posted on 12/14/2012 9:58:50 AM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: ColdOne
Well, anybody seen Speaker Boehner lately.... purging conservatives from committees... I remember minority leader Michaels, wasn't he from Illinois in the 80’s.
21 posted on 12/14/2012 9:59:41 AM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: Moonman62

Did they translate that correctly or perhaps the guy asked if he were a us citizen?

I am glad to see that univision has a hatchet out for this asshat. This keeps up and his excellency will only do interviews on sesame street and NBC.


22 posted on 12/14/2012 10:01:45 AM PST by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: ColdOne

I again quote Colonel Potter: “Mule Cookies!”


23 posted on 12/14/2012 10:07:42 AM PST by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: ColdOne
Stupid is as stupid does and with his stupidity of a blood lust for wealth redistribution he absolutely is a Socialist at the very least.

IMO he's actually a Communist that even Marx himself would admire.

24 posted on 12/14/2012 10:07:42 AM PST by R0CK3T
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To: ColdOne

Liar!


25 posted on 12/14/2012 10:12:20 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: ColdOne

You may be an Obama if
1.Every thing you ever wanted the gov should give it to you
2.


26 posted on 12/14/2012 10:13:19 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: ColdOne

Bullshit, Numbnuts!...You sure as hell are!!!


27 posted on 12/14/2012 10:15:47 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: txrefugee

No, he acts like a fascist.

A socialist would be proposing wealth taxes, not raising income tax rates. Obama’s policies as they affect the upper end of the income scale all co-opt the already-rich and large corporate interests and make them into auxiliaries of the state while attacking small enterprise: too-big-to-fail banking policies, first-to-file patent laws, copyright maximalism, “green” energy subsidies, and the focus on raising tax rates not on broadening the tax base, and most of his regulatory expansion all favor incumbents in the market against newcomers.


28 posted on 12/14/2012 10:16:42 AM PST by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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To: ColdOne

sshhhh sshhh sshh sssssshhhhhhhh

It will all be over soon........


29 posted on 12/14/2012 10:18:16 AM PST by petro45acp ( Merry Christmas !! Adeste Fidele!)
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To: ColdOne

He’s an Alinskyite who knows better than to tell the truth.


30 posted on 12/14/2012 10:18:56 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: ColdOne

Would he ever admit to being a Communist? D’uh. Americans are so naive.


31 posted on 12/14/2012 10:21:27 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: ColdOne

32 posted on 12/14/2012 10:21:27 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: ColdOne

What a lying sackosht.

In the 80’s he would have been tarred and feathered and run out on a rail.

FYBO!!!!!!!


33 posted on 12/14/2012 10:23:18 AM PST by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: ColdOne
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Deny what everyone knows. Yeah, that's the ticket.

34 posted on 12/14/2012 10:23:44 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (Cloward-Piven is a two way street. Move your capital out of the U.S. Let the economy burn.)
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To: ColdOne

bttt


35 posted on 12/14/2012 10:26:40 AM PST by Pagey
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To: ColdOne

55 Percent of Likely Voters Find ‘Socialist’ an Accurate Label of Obama?

The latest poll by Democracy Corps, the firm of James Carville and Stan Greenberg, has Republicans leading on the generic ballot among likely voters, 48 percent to 42 percent.

(Snip)

When asked about “a socialist,” 33 percent of likely voters say it describes Obama “very well,” 22 percent say “well,” 15 percent say “not too well,” and 25 percent say “not well at all.”

In other words, 55 percent of likely voters think “socialist” is a reasonably accurate way of describing Obama.

http://www.nationalreview.com/campaign-spot/230874/55-percent-likely-voters-find-socialist-accurate-label-obama#


36 posted on 12/14/2012 10:30:05 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (Cloward-Piven is a two way street. Move your capital out of the U.S. Let the economy burn.)
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To: Jim Robinson
He’s a card carrying communist.

He's too stupid to be a communist. A socialist is someone who DOESN'T know what he's doing. This sock-puppet's handlers know what they're doing, but this asshat has no idea.

37 posted on 12/14/2012 10:31:46 AM PST by laweeks
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To: ColdOne

“Obama: I’m not a socialist”

Certainly no more a socialist than he is a muslim — right?


38 posted on 12/14/2012 10:32:38 AM PST by Road Glide
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To: ColdOne

He’s not a muslim either-—HAHAHHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA


39 posted on 12/14/2012 10:34:30 AM PST by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: ColdOne

Socialism is the idea that the government should control production and distribution.

Obamacare controls production and distribution of insurance and medical care.

Obamacare is Obama’s “signature legislation”. Obama is socialist to the core.


40 posted on 12/14/2012 10:36:37 AM PST by Ray76
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To: ColdOne; All

Obama not a Socialist? What, next, Joe Stalin did not run Gulags?


41 posted on 12/14/2012 10:36:47 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (Seems that the ones who understand little about the economy are economists)
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To: ColdOne
Make the lie as big as possible and repeat it often. All Hail - the Emperor comes!
42 posted on 12/14/2012 10:38:07 AM PST by I am Richard Brandon
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To: ColdOne
Make the lie as big as possible and repeat it often. All Hail - the Emperor comes!
43 posted on 12/14/2012 10:39:49 AM PST by I am Richard Brandon
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To: ColdOne
For once I agree with the president.

He is a shyster.

44 posted on 12/14/2012 10:40:31 AM PST by GSWarrior (Click HERE to read entire tagline.)
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To: ColdOne

45 posted on 12/14/2012 10:45:38 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Jim Robinson

He surrounds himself with communists, marxists, socialists and known terrorists. His actions speak far louder than his words about who he is. His voters speak volumes about who they are as well.


46 posted on 12/14/2012 10:46:33 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: ColdOne
Obama: I'm not a socialist .... I'm an America-Hating Communist!
47 posted on 12/14/2012 10:51:43 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (America 2012 - What Would Our Forefathers Do?)
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To: ColdOne

Controlling the private sector thru excessive taxation and regulation is ‘Corporatism’.

“Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power”
Benito Mussolini (Italian dictator, 1883-1945)

No Republican in the 1980’s would consider ‘Corporatism’ (which is the correct term) an acceptable American system unless they were a ‘Plant’ from the ‘Progressives’.


48 posted on 12/14/2012 10:57:50 AM PST by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: All

He’s not a socialist, he just favours redistribution of wealth, cradle to grave welfare state and a bogus green economy. I see. Great clarification.


49 posted on 12/14/2012 11:03:47 AM PST by Peter ODonnell (It wasn't this cold before global warming)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
"His actions speak far louder than his words about who he is" And isn't the mainstream media a joke? They will never report the obvious about him! It's sickening!
50 posted on 12/14/2012 11:05:39 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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