Obama: I'm Not A Socialist -- My Favorite President was a Republican

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Jul 09, 2014 2:19 PM

In speaking about the building the U.S. economy from the middle out instead of the top down at Cheesman Park in Denver, CO on Wednesday, President Barack Obama said his policies are not "crazy Democratic socialist ideas" and cited as evidence the fact that his favorite president is a Republican, Abraham Lincoln, who he pointed out helped build the transcontinental railroad.

Obama explained his big government initiatives such as raising the minimum wage, equal pay, and making college more affordable are "not partisan," but "basic ideas that make America work."