Obama the Socialist? Really? Really?!?

January 23, 2012

How many times over the past three years have you heard that President Obama is a socialist? Well, you’re probably wrong in your guess, as he’s been accused of that so many times it’s near impossible to keep up with. Unfortunately for the anti-Obama crowd, this is simply another charge where facts are ignored.

Before we go any further, let’s take a look at the basic definition of socialism:

  1. Any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods.
  2. A system of society or group living in which there is no private property.
  3. A system or condition of society in which the means of production are owned and controlled by the state.

Just out today is a report that the Obama White House pressured scientist to underestimate the size of the BP oil spill in 2010. Does that sound socialist to you? To me, it sounds like a President trying to minimize corporate crimes; something we’d expect from the likes of the three leading GOP candidates in the Republican primary.

Not enough, you say, to clear Obama as a socialist? No problem; read on.

Thanks to Crooks and Liars handy work, we have three more facts that don’t support Obama being a socialist. Since Obama took office, the stock market has gone up 54%, with more evidence here; corporate profits are at a 60-year high; and taxes are at a historic low. Still not enough? Alright, then.

Alright, alright! That’s enough! I could go on and on, but there’s no need; the point is well made: President Barack Obama IS NOT a socialist! So let’s get off that liars train and focus on things that really matter like taking America back from corporations and the top one-tenth of the top 1 percent.


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