Obama's a centrist democrat. How can people keep calling Obama a commie or marxist or socialist or.....?? Only people that don't know what these names mean I believe. By the way, thing are better now by far than when Obama took over especially considering repubs declared war on him from day one. I was not a big Obama fan but I did vote for him anyway. But I have to admit, after bush almost destroyed the economy, we've had a fairly good skipper at the helm.