Is Obama A Socialist?

Have you noticed that some things never change when it comes to the “Ignorati”?

This is one of my favorite pieces of manure from the Right….Obama is a socialist…or is it Marxist….or ……..what it is is total fabrication from loonies that would not know a socialist if one walked up and bit them in the ass.

Months after Obama has left office the dog whistle idiots on the Right are still going on about Obama as some sort of “socialist”…..I understand why they do it…..it is because they will not bring themselves to admit that their man in the White House is incompetent fool….so they are still stuck on Obama and anyone that will not agree with them as some sort of “socialist” conspiracy….FYI….do not compare Trump to a fascist or they, the Right, will go batcrap crazy for only they can make shit up about a president past of present.

But let’s look at Obama being a socialist.

The easy answer to the question is NO….but that is not good enough for the chin wagers on the Right…..so let’s look deeper…..

Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United States, is not a socialist. While varying theories and approaches exist among socialists, all of them advocate for some form of social or state ownership over the means of production. Obama proposes none of this

While Obama has argued for enhanced and even structural regulation of certain industries, including health care, this in no way suggests a move toward all-out socialism. In contrast, Obama received widespread support from Wall Street interests during campaigning and, as of 2014, continues to receive only muted approval of his policy decisions from self-identified American socialists.

The term “socialist,” as applied to Mr. Obama, may have become a fear word or pejorative deployed by some conservatives convinced of its ability to shock the public and create ideological rifts among the electorate, according to CNBC. This, the same source suggests, possibly results from the weakening shock value of words such as “liberal” in American political discourse. While Mr. Obama may support some socialist-inspired policies when applied to social justice issues and public protections, a broad coalition of American statesmen and women have supported similar policies for generations, both Republican and Democrat. Some such policies have become essential features of America’s capitalist democracy, policies such as government regulation of food and workplace safety, social security, Medicaid and Medicare, along with publicly supplied protections for veterans and their families.

With all that said…..cut it anyway you slow mental midgets like…the answer is still….NO!

BTW….being black does NOT make a socialist either….contrary to popular belief.

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11 thoughts on “Is Obama A Socialist?

  1. I have to agree with Ron Paul here. Obama is a corporatist. Using those definitions, you think that Mr. Trump is one as well or worse?

  2. Would it be OK if I cross-posted this article to WriterBeat.com? I’ll be sure to give you complete credit as the author. There is no 1fee, I’m simply trying to add more content diversity for our community and I liked what you wrote. If “OK” please respond via email.

    Autumn
    AutumnCote@WriterBeat.com

  3. The very idea that Obama was or is a Socialist is quite frankly laughable. The same applies to Sanders too.
    Anyone in America who thinks these men are anything like a Socialist would do well to study some European history.
    Best wishes, Pete.

      1. An interesting and well-informed piece, chuq. I recall arguing with an Anarchist in my youth, asking what might happen if they ever took control in a society. His answer was “There would be no Society, just freedom for the individual.” So, no laws, no responsibility, no taxation, and no organisation. “How will you fund that society?” I asked him. He didn’t really have an answer.
        It could be argued that the large presence of the Anarchists in the republican army during the Spanish Civil War (up to 100,000) was one of the reasons they lost. Having a vote on whether or not to fight, believing that there should be no military structure, and deciding where you wanted to place your units is no way to go about defeating Fascists.

      2. My grandfather was in Spain…he was what some call a council communist….I thought you might like the article…..chuq

      3. You don’t even have to go to anarchists for that kind of non-answer. Libertarians have the same problem they think that everybody will just voluntarily fund the government or they’ll claim a consumption tax is voluntary (yeah, being taxed on food, water, shelter is voluntary).

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