Wednesday, August 17, 2011

If Obama talks like a socialist, acts like a socialist and supports socialist policies, is he a socialist?

If you redeived a decent education, you probably learned about the New Deal, President Franklin D. Roosevelt's 'solution' to the Great Depression. It failed miserably.

President Barack Obama's solution to our recent economic condition is similar to the New Deal - and has even been called the New New Deal (see here, here, here and here).

But Pres. Obama's plan - like the original one - is failing miserably. You know what they say about those who fail to learn from history...

The President doesn't it like it when people say he's a socialist or that he supports socialistic policies (see here, here, here and here).

What I found interesting in all this is a paragraph from Walter Williams latest column, Ominous Parallels, where Prof. Williams is comparing Pres. Obama's policies to those of Pres. Roosevelt:

Roosevelt's agenda was not without its international admirers. The chief Nazi newspaper, Volkischer Beobachter, repeatedly praised "Roosevelt's adoption of National Socialist strains of thought in his economic and social policies" and "the development toward an authoritarian state" based on the "demand that collective good be put before individual self-interest." Roosevelt himself called Benito Mussolini "admirable" and professed that he was "deeply impressed by what he (had) accomplished."

When Pres. Obama talks like a socialist, acts like a socialist, supports socialist policies, and those policies are praised by socialists, it's fair to ask if he is, indeed, a type of socialist.

And if the President doesn't want to be likened to a socialist, he should stop acting like one.

1 comment:

warnpc1 said...

The same rules also aply to ducks. If it walsk like a duck, sounds like a duck.....

IMHO, Obama is a snake oil salesman or a puppet on a string. "I got a planto...., I got a plan....". But never a detail about the plan.

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