How is Obama NOT a Socialist?

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    I'm not even going to mention all the "conspiracies" linking him to Marxists in his early life or his solidarity with other Socialist dictators around the world.

    But how is someone who preaches redistribution and wants to further Socialize our country not a Socialist?

    Obviously, the hard-core Marxists don't welcome his as one of their own. But it's not as if he can do whatever he wants like it's all hunky-dory.

    "Just because he sleeps wit other men doesn't mean he's gay." :cuckoo:
     
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    If Obama and his statements makes him a socialist then republicans and their statements make them imperialist religious fascists, it's all a matter of degree. If a person is to be known by the extremes of their political philosophy then perhaps we should all run around willy-nilly yelling commie nazi socialist hyperbole while totally ignoring the real definitions of these words or the fact that not everyone is a political extremist like the dumb-asses who all too often use these terms to scare each other.
     
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    "This does not mean that we may now with advantage adopt certain of the principles professd by some given set of men that who happen to call themselves socialists; to be afraid to do so would be to make a mark of weakness on our part."
    Theodore Roosevelt, Republican president of the United States. 1901-1909.
     
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    and there you have it... the rubberstamp liberal response to any challenge.

    "You're a facist!!!"
     
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    Republican Motto: Privatize Profits and Socialize Losses.

    How was Reagan NOT a Socialist?

    How was Bush Jr. NOT a Socialist?
     
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    Can you explain how he is, by your def. So is bush, also care to link the bushes to the ties in middle eastern countries?
     
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    my losses have been private.

    wish I could say the same for my gains.
     
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    To me, a Socialist is a person who strives to implement Socialism.

    That is what I see Obama doing. He may not be an extreme Socialist, but his agenda sure seems to be inspired by it. Specially given the amount of Socialism already existing within our country; adding more of it simply adds more fuel to the fire.
     
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    I think you totally missed the point, Hitler missed points too therefore you must be a Nazi.
     
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    When he said that, there was barely any Socialism within America.
     

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