Republicans have been instructed to charge Obama with being a "socialist." Once the tables are turned and Republicans are charged with being "a bunch of socialists," these same card-carrying Republicans have been instructed to obfuscate the meaning of Socialism.
Republicans now say "Show me ONE definition of Socialism in a reference book that says getting Social Security is the definition of Socialism?" or they strenuously deny that the 'redistribution' of wealth is socialism.
All this obfuscation is intended to hide the fact that the Republican party has a slobbering love affair with their brand of socialism.