Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Barack Obama is a Socialist

George Bush spent like a democrat and let the government grow too much. He may have had great ideals, but he didn't follow them. He reached so far across the aisle that he ended up moving to that side, and then the lefts moved over further to socialism. Somehow America is missing the fact that we are becoming a socialist nation. We need someone to take us back to the "classic" right. McCain needs to turn things around before it is too late.I agree with the writer below 'McCain needs to quickly reestablish the Republican brand of freedom and contrast this with Obama's clear socialism'. Can he do this? Do the majority Americans want freedom over socialism? or have we all been sold into the 'Obama' belief that somehow socialism is better and the government can spread the wealth around and take care of all our needs better than we can ourselves.
Do we remember what Socialism means?
"Socialism refers to a broad set of economic theories of social organization advocating state or collective ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods, and the creation of an egalitarian society. Socialists mainly share the belief that capitalism unfairly concentrates power and wealth among a small segment of society that controls capital, and creates an unequal society. All socialists advocate the creation of an egalitarian society, in which wealth and power are distributed more evenly." from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socialism
"Communists consider socialism to be an intermediary step between capitalism (out of which socialism is said to grow) and communism. That is, communism (whose motto is "From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs") is deemed a further development or "higher stage" of socialism (whose motto is "From each according to his ability, to each according to his deeds") - communism being the more "perfect" of two systems that both advocate public ownership of the means of production and centralized planning. The socialist principle of distribution according to deeds, or the quality and quantity of work that people perform, stands in marked contrast to the communist principle of distribution according to people's needs. The former, because it accepts deed-based distribution of wealth, is considered easier to implement in a capitalist society without large-scale overhauls of existing political and economic structures. In essence, socialists view capitalism as a viable economic mechanism whose reins must simply be transferred from the currently dominant "oppressor class" that misuses capitalism to exploit workers, into the hands of the "worker class" which could use the system for laudable ends." from: http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/guideDesc.asp?catid=115&type=issue

Anyway, this is a link to a really good article. I believe it goes along with Michael's comments on "Reinventing the Republican Party" -see Michael's comments here

For more info and to read the entire article see: OneNewsNow.com
- McCain must state obvious: Obama is a socialist
by Star Parker - Syndicated Columnist - 10/20/2008 7:15:00
some quotes from the article:

"Apologies to George W. Bush, but time is too precious for tiptoeing around the truth. We've seen the biggest growth of government over the last eight years since Franklin Roosevelt, and the country is in a mess. It's only natural psychology to associate the mess with Republicans...

McCain must disassociate from the mistakes of "new" Republicanism, show that these mistakes are exactly where Senator Obama wants to pick up, and re-establish the "classic" Republican brand....

But he's still not being clear or aggressive enough.

McCain must paint with clarity the starkly different worlds that Americans will be buying into when they step into voting booths in November.

Barack Obama is a socialist. McCain must say it. It's not slinging mud but stating fact.

Perhaps a complicating factor in explaining freedom to Americans today is that when "classic" Republicanism was selling, we all still remembered the Soviet Union and communist China. The difference between the United States and the rest of the world then was clearer than today.

When someone said "socialist" or "communist,'' we could look abroad and know exactly what this meant.

There is nowhere where Senator Obama sees Americans suffering from excessive government. The opposite. He sees all our suffering from not enough.

The collapse of communism and socialism abroad was not accidental. Central planning is both dysfunctional and immoral...

To turn things around, McCain must quickly reestablish the Republican brand of freedom and contrast this with Obama's clear socialism."

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