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980 At Night Vlog: “Are we all Socialists now?”

Awhile back, Newsweek ran a cover with a picture of our President and the headline “We are all socialists now.” However, recently, a leading socialist thinker wrote a column in the Washington Post that claimed President Obama is far from being a socialist, he’s barely even a liberal.

We can’t go a day without hearing claims of Obama being a socialist, or claims defending his actions as “not socialistic.” What do you think? Shoot me an email, leave a comment on this blog, do whatever you need to do to get in touch with me.

4 Comments on “980 At Night Vlog: “Are we all Socialists now?””

  1. #1 Joe
    on Apr 3rd, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    This is, unfortunately, a moot point. The United States has been dabbling in socialism for many decades.

  2. #2 chuck
    on Apr 3rd, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    True. But if Americans believe the man they elected into office is a socialist, then it’s a little different and much more severe than just “dabbling” in it.

  3. #3 Joe
    on Apr 4th, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    If the US is a 4 on the scale of socialism (roughly corresponding to our tax rates), then I would say Obama is a 6. Hardly a socialist, according to most socialists, and yet the next Karl Marx according to those who claim to support capitalism and free enterprise.

    Most Americans do not believe they elected a socialist. However, most Americans fail to realize that the US operates largely under systems of socialized education, medical care, and welfare. “Dabbling” was a kind way of denying the sad state of American policy.

  4. #4 Chuck
    on Apr 4th, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    “Most Americans do not believe they elected a socialist.”

    Most Americans don’t know a lot about who they elected.

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