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    Is Obama a Socialist or a Communist?

    Since so many right wingers describe Obama as a "Socialist/Communist/", or some variation thereof, I figure by now they'll have made up their minds about which one of these mutually exclusive political philosophies he is.

    Remember though, as Socialist believes in sharing wealth, to many different degrees depending on which flavour they are, a Communist, on the other hand, believes in a classless, stateless society where the means of production are evenly distributed. And if he's a Marxist (as is often claimed), then he wants to attain this through violent revolution.
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    Re: Is Obama a Socialist or a Communist?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    Since so many right wingers describe Obama as a "Socialist/Communist/", or some variation thereof, I figure by now they'll have made up their minds about which one of these mutually exclusive political philosophies he is.

    Remember though, as Socialist believes in sharing wealth, to many different degrees depending on which flavour they are, a Communist, on the other hand, believes in a classless, stateless society where the means of production are evenly distributed. And if he's a Marxist (as is often claimed), then he wants to attain this through violent revolution.
    I'm going to go with capitalist. Until he gives us single payer he is not a socialist.
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    Re: Is Obama a Socialist or a Communist?

    President Obama signed into legislation a law making it illegal to not buy a very expensive product from private businesses. This is not the action of a Socialist or Communist.

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    Re: Is Obama a Socialist or a Communist?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    Since so many right wingers describe Obama as a "Socialist/Communist/", or some variation thereof, I figure by now they'll have made up their minds about which one of these mutually exclusive political philosophies he is.

    Remember though, as Socialist believes in sharing wealth, to many different degrees depending on which flavour they are, a Communist, on the other hand, believes in a classless, stateless society where the means of production are evenly distributed. And if he's a Marxist (as is often claimed), then he wants to attain this through violent revolution.
    I'm sure he's not a Communist. Socialist? I don't know...if allowed to run amok, maybe. I don't think he embraces capitalism...he's somewhere in between, I'd guess. 'Course so are most Democrats, so maybe that shouldn't be a yardstick I use.
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    Re: Is Obama a Socialist or a Communist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Spring99 View Post
    President Obama signed into legislation a law making it illegal to not buy a very expensive product from private businesses. This is not the action of a Socialist or Communist.
    Technically its not illegal to not purchase health insurance, what Obama enacted was a tax on those who do not have it. The difference is important, no is going to go before a judge or be thrown in jail for not purchasing health insurance, but its equally accurate to say for all practical purpose they will be punished anyway for not having it via the tax.

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    Re: Is Obama a Socialist or a Communist?

    Niether, he is of course a IslamoFascist, Athiest bent on bringing gay marriage to America.

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    Re: Is Obama a Socialist or a Communist?

    Neither, he's far to the right of both. He's closer to a socialist though because socialism is further to the right than communism.

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    Re: Is Obama a Socialist or a Communist?

    If I had the option I would choose "****ing Retard".
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    Re: Is Obama a Socialist or a Communist?

    He's not a Socialist or a Communist.

    He's a liberal.
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    Re: Is Obama a Socialist or a Communist?

    People are still going on about this?
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