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Socialist or Fascist

StillStandingHisGround Wrote: Jun 12, 2012 8:38 AM
rmt5: I think that the Obama campaign team has been caught totally flat-footed. First of all, I think they were expecting and based their strategy on a long, drawn-out Republican primary fight: I doubt very much that they expected the Republican nominee to have been decided by now and thus that the eventual Republican candidate wouldn't have the time and resources to devote to attacking Obama this early because he'd be too busy trying to dispatch his Republican rivals first. And THEN, quite clearly, they seem to have been expecting McCain Campaign II.
rmt5 in MA Wrote: Jun 12, 2012 9:05 AM
SSHG---They aren't getting and won't be getting McCain 2.0. Romney and the RNC (pleasant surprise!) are responding with lightning quick speed to all attacks, and are doing so quite effectively. The Dems seem to be in disarray over Obama's strategy----and they should be. Barack Obama is campaigning against capitalism, and that isn't going to work.

It doesn't matter whether Obama is a communist, a muslim or a druid....what he is doing to the country is destructive and so easy to point out because people are feeling the pain. Obama cannot run on his record, and the things he has to resort to are things Americans already have a distaste for in our politics.
It bothers me a little when conservatives call Barack Obama a "socialist." He certainly is an enemy of the free market, and wants politicians and bureaucrats to make the fundamental decisions about the economy. But that does not mean that he wants government ownership of the means of production, which has long been a standard definition of socialism.

What President Obama has been pushing for, and moving toward, is more insidious: government control of the economy, while leaving ownership in private hands. That way, politicians get to call the shots but, when their bright ideas lead to disaster, they...