I find the Conservative movement's branding of Obama as either Socialist or Fascist to be not only disheartening but patently false. A good study of Conservatism, for example, reveals that, even in Edmund Burke's time, when Burke was flailing all over the place in a fluster over the French Revolution, that it's main concern is, and always has been, the privatization of power to an elite few. Hitler's "elite few" was his so-called Master Race. Mussolini's was an essentially Conservative radicalization of politics that sought to bring back the glory of the Roman empire. Today our "master race" is "the investor class".