Is Obama a Socialist?

If only he was! We might be getting real Health Care Reform right now.

Google defines a Socialism as follows

socialism (uncountable)

  1. Any of various political philosophies that support social and economic equality, collective decision-making, and public control of productive capital and natural resources, as advocated by socialists.
  2. The socialist political philosophies as a group, including Marxism, libertarian socialism, democratic socialism, and social democracy.
  3. (Leninism) The intermediate phase of social development between capitalism and full communism. This is a strategy whereby the State has control of all key resource-producing industries and manages most aspects of the market, in contrast to laissez faire capitalism.
  4. (Classical Marxism) The international communist society where classes and the state no longer exist.

I don’t see how this description fits the President at all. But I could be wrong. Why don’t we ask him?

Ever since the primaries ended, some people have adopted right wing memes about Obama, (like that he is a Socialist) and claimed them to be the truth. Some of these people have even called themselves PUMAs. How rude!

The Hillbuzz boys are a good example. Many of us really enjoyed their site at one point. But some time in 2008, they went off the deep end began spouting right wing birther nuttery about how Islam and ACORN is trying to take over the world and how Dick Cheney kept America safe and is a champion for Gay Rights. *spits out water*

Since then, most liberals have been driven from their website, and it is now an echo chamber for reactionary conservatives.

This morning, I was bored, and I saw that they had posted yet another loony article about how textbooks are indoctrinating children with political correctness and a belief in Climate Change or some such other thing, so I left a comment.

This website is more and more becoming an echo chamber for wingbat conservatives. I still love it, but I used to love it more.

I don’t think I’ve seen an actual substantive post that didn’t have something to do with demonizing liberals, calling Bam a “socialist” (falls over laughing)or spouting some nuttery about how ACORN is taking over the world in months.

There has been nothing about Health Care, nothing about the continuation of Bush’s wiretapping policies and torture, nothing about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Nothing.

Once upon a time, this website was wonderful. Now this morning’s post is about how… er

Europe is a weak, crippled, pathetic continent where once mighty societies once stood. It sure doesn’t seem like a coincidence the devolution of Europe coincides perfectly with its catering to all of this PC, pretend everything’s rosey, insist Muslims are Care Bears crap.

I’m sorry, but I just had to say something.

The Hillbuzz boys proceeded to ban me, and then wrote several subsequent comments about my evil partisan leftism and how I was trying to “censor” them. They called me a “good little Democrat” and so on and so forth.

They defended themselves by saying they had never claimed to be liberal and had always explained that they were “moderates.”

If moderates and conservatives mounted a years-long effort to take back our schools and install boards who’d fight the Islamization of our curriculums and the re-writing of history in PC-terms, then maybe we can push back against these Alinsky/ACORN radicals before they take permanent hold of young minds and send America down the tubes alongside Europe.

I should be ashamed of myself! I’m just going to go back to destroying America with my socialism now.

I only tell this story because it goes back to the Jones controversy. Idiot Right wingers should never be taken seriously.

The Hillbuzz boys did, and look at what happened to them.

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6 Responses

  1. I saw this comment on another blog and think it may apply somewhat here:

    “I’ve always found that viewing the political spectrum [occurs mainly] on an X axis with left, right…

    There’s a Y axis as well. Higher on that axis is more government. Left on the X axis, high on the Y axis is what we think of classically as Communism a la USSR [and, I would add, socialism]. Right on the X axis, high on the Y axis is Fascism.

    Lower on the Y axis we have social democracy, with conservative libertarianism on the right.

    That Y axis is infinitely more important than left or right. The size and power of government is what people are up in arms about, as well they should. We’re headed up that Y axis at an alarming rate with very little in the way to slow it down.”

    Amount of government control is the key axis here for defining where we each stand, not simple left and right. Obama is upper center, IMO–not a pure socialist, not a pure fascist, but a complete supporter of totalitarianism by any measure. Control is the name of the game with him: the ‘smarter’ people such as himself know better how to rule our lives than we do–that’s his song & dance. This is what people are rebelling against and with good reason.

    Where are you on this chart, Little Isis? No one can be only ‘left’–they have to also have some position on the ‘y’ axis.

  2. Look, SNK. I told you. I don’t have time to answer your questions about whether I am a socialist or not. I am smarter than you and I know how to rule your life better than you do. I am a totalitarian by every measure.
    Please let me go back to trying to destroy America.
    Love,
    Little Isis

  3. Well I sure am glad you are on the job, then! Best of luck with your superior knowledge, wit, and charm!

  4. […] The world is going insane, and while normally I like insanity, this is not the good kind. Obama has just passed national RomneyObamacare–a Nixon wet dream originating from the Heritage Foundation in the 1990s in opposition to Hillarycare, and yet lunatic “Tea Partiers” are running around vandalizing the houses of Congressidiots who voted for the heaping pile of shit, screaming that they are “socialists?” […]

  5. […] The world is going insane, and while normally I like insanity, this is not the good kind. Obama has just passed national RomneyObamacare–a Nixon wet dream originating from the Heritage Foundation in the 1990s in opposition to Hillarycare, and yet lunatic “Tea Partiers” are running around vandalizing the houses of Congressidiots who voted for the heaping pile of shit, screaming that they are “socialists?” […]

  6. […] The world is going insane, and while normally I like insanity, this is not the good kind. Obama has just passed national RomneyObamacare–a Nixon wet dream originating from the Heritage Foundation in the 1990s in opposition to Hillarycare, and yet lunatic “Tea Partiers” are running around vandalizing the houses of Congressidiots who voted for the heaping pile of shit, screaming that they are “socialists?” […]

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