Just one day after socialists in Germany suffered defeat, American democrats turned against democrats and killed the public option. European turn to the right gave signal to American left that, if they continue with their socialist agenda, they will share the same fate. Europes Socialists Suffering Even in Downturn Just six months ago, the same New York Times asked Obama if he was a socialist, and get reply from him: "The answer would be no". - March 7, 2009. Today, American Democrats finally stud up against liberal socialism and hopefully returned to their path.