Republicans love socialism

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  1. kerryg profile image82
    kerrygposted 13 years ago

    "If you are a right-wing white Southern Republican, you can spend your entire life as a ward of the state."

    "You can serve in the socialist economy of the military and then, as a retired officer, you can go to work for a semi-socialist major defense contractor."

    "Both in your active-duty career, your career in the pseudo-private defense contractor sector and your retirement, you will be one of the privileged Americans who enjoy a system of socialized, single-payer healthcare -- the Veterans Administration."

    "And throughout your career as a state functionary in the socialist military sector, you can grumble about big government and denounce liberals who don’t understand private enterprise."

    Great article summing up the military socialism of the GOP: … index.html

    1. Jim Hunter profile image59
      Jim Hunterposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      As a Veteran I paid for my health care by volunteering and serving.

      Nothing is free.

      And I don't use the health care they provide, I would rather keep my appendages rather than lose them by Physician incompetence.

      Which is exactly what you get with single payer systems.

      But I am glad that you have awakened to the fact that government run health care is socialism.

      It shows growth on your part.

      1. bgamall profile image69
        bgamallposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        And also the southern states are subsidized by the Blue states as far as taxes are concerned. They are welfare states as states like California and Illinois take care of them. If that stops they will be in a world of hurt.

        1. livelonger profile image88
          livelongerposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          Don't forget the rural "real America" which survives off agricultural subsidies...

    2. weholdthesetruths profile image60
      weholdthesetruthsposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      More garbage from Salon, eh?   Seriously, you've got to stop reading the propaganda sites.

      1. Ralph Deeds profile image67
        Ralph Deedsposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Of course you don't read propaganda sites other than Beck, Hannity, Limbaugh, Wall Street Week, National Review, The Spectator, Washington Times, Wall Street Journal, etc.

        Here's a list of top conservative propaganda sites in case you missed some-- … -Sites.htm

    3. Evan G Rogers profile image60
      Evan G Rogersposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I demand that, indeed, both parties are for socialism.

      It's hopeless to argue otherwise.

      The RepubliCrats are the same party.

    4. Freeway Flyer profile image84
      Freeway Flyerposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I don't know if I would call Republicans socialists, but I like how you are broadening the definition of the term. Big government is big government, whether it is the military, prison system, medicare, financial regulation, or whatever.

    5. profile image0
      Brenda Durhamposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      There's a difference between being "our brother's keeper" (taking care of the elderly, the disabled, and even our military men and women) and turning our Nation into a Socialist one.

      1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
        Ron Montgomeryposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Socialism light?

      2. Jeff Berndt profile image73
        Jeff Berndtposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Socialism that Brenda approves of is okay, socialism that benefits anyone Brenda disapproves of is by definition evil.

    6. profile image56
      C.J. Wrightposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Lot of stereotyping going on here....All Southerners are R's? Only Southerners serve? White(or any other race/ethnic) left wing Democrats are NOT allowed to serve? Sounds like a bunch of poorly thought out generalizations.

      By the way the VA DOES NOT support "single payer" for all of the DOD. In some case's your statements are not even factual.......but I guess that doesn't matter when your playing "gotcha game" politics. By the way, what have the Democrats done to get rid of the graft in DOD contracting? It was a big story during the campaign. Haliburton? Blackwater? What about getting rid of the Patriot Act? Closing down GITMO?

      "a ward of the state" I guess we have learned alot about your attitude towards the Service Men and Women our country! It couldn't possibly be that many men and women volunteer to SUSPEND their personal freedoms for the sake of protecting yours...of course not. They are just lazy, poor white trash who want to play with guns......that is if they come from the south and are Republicans. Substitute ANY number of other groups in that statement and you have RACISM. Put white, southern, republican and you somehow have justice......GOTCHA!

    7. Vladimir Uhri profile image60
      Vladimir Uhriposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Socialism programmed people in all strata of life. This is why progressives are socialists/communists and many republicans are infected. It is in our schools and TV... everywhere. I did make payroll and I paid SS and it is not immoral when by force my money was taking and not receiving it back. It is not socialism, at least I am not.... I know, I know you are not talking about SS. But the same time I paid also to my employees unemployment benefit. You cannot blame me when I receive SS but did not make that laws. Blame those who made SS rules.

  2. Cagsil profile image70
    Cagsilposted 13 years ago

    Republicans and socialism should not even be in the same sentence.

    Just like Democrats and socialism should not be in the same sentence.

    Socialism isn't good, just like Communism isn't either.

    When are people going to wake up and smell the SH!T politics shovels?

  3. lovemychris profile image77
    lovemychrisposted 13 years ago

    Really? Who's your brother?

    1. profile image0
      Brenda Durhamposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      In this issue, every other citizen is "brother".
      But those who cannot literally fend for themselves are the ones we have a responsibility to take care of.   The rest----there are ways of encouraging them or teaching them or whatever avenues are available to help them lead productive lives.

      1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
        Ron Montgomeryposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        We are our brothers' keeper, and all citizens are our brothers...

        Karl Marx couldn't have put it any better than you did. smile

        1. Vladimir Uhri profile image60
          Vladimir Uhriposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          Ron. I see well now.
          Karl Marx was devil worshiper. Did you read his poems?
          There was hub written about it.

          1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
            Ron Montgomeryposted 13 years agoin reply to this


            Brenda, is there something you need to tell us?

          2. Ralph Deeds profile image67
            Ralph Deedsposted 13 years agoin reply to this

            Karl Marx was a utopian philosopher. As far as I know no country has really tried or succeeded in making his theories work.

      2. Ralph Deeds profile image67
        Ralph Deedsposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Brenda, I can buy into that.


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