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User: argument_clinic (posted by evilgrins)
Date: September 16th, 2009
Subject: Do you really know what you think you know?
Security: Public
Location:94306
Mood:pensivepensive
Media:106.9FM KCBS
Tags:obama, socialism
xposted to I'm right and you're wrongArgument·Clinic & Cwazy AmericansUSA·de·Quirky

10:09 AM 9/13/09 · It seems virtually impossible to go a single week without hearing someone going on about Obama and his socialistic ways and I'm getting a little sick of it. The reason it bothers me so much is that I don't actually know if he is a fundmental cog of socialism to begin with. The man's been in the news, long before the run for the White House, and it wasn't until the middle of that where it even came up.

I mean, really...do people really think he's a socialist or do they just think he is because so many influential people that don't like him (not a single person that likes the man makes this claim) say he is?

The average United States citizen does not have a great deal of experience with socialism. It's not anything they've ever had to deal with. Short of looking it up in a dictionary or encyclopedia I'd be fairly willing to bet that most people don't even know what socialism is.
Take yourself for example.

Yeah, you, the person reading this!

What about Barack Obama screams socialism to you? Did you notice it all by your lonesome of did you just get caught up in the fervor of everybody else saying it?

On the other hand, while I don't know if he is a socialist I'm not sure I'd be bothered if it turned out he was. After all, 8 years of the previous administration being extremely not socialistic has pretty much put this country in the crapper on a score of different levels. While longterm it may not be the best way to go, maybe a little socialism is what we need to get things running right again.
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