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  1. PJ Jones profile image61
    PJ Jonesposted 12 years ago

    I keep reading people calling Obama a socialist. Does anyone know what a socialist is?  A Socialist is the beliefe that no one person owns land. Socialism is advocating collective or governmental ownership of all goods. A society where there is no "private property". President Obama is not a socialist.  People throw this word around, and have no idea of it's meaning.

  2. lovemychris profile image74
    lovemychrisposted 12 years ago

    "People throw this word around, and have no idea of it's meaning."

    This is what passes for intelligent political discourse these days.
    It's not so much what you say as how you say it. Button pushing.

  3. janesix profile image61
    janesixposted 12 years ago

    Nothing wrong with being a hippy socialist

  4. lovemychris profile image74
    lovemychrisposted 12 years ago

    "Happy tax season: Red states get 30 cents more federal spending per tax dollar than blue states."

    Maybe we should chaneg it to welfare states? smile

    tsk tsk...biting the hand that feeds you more!

    1. janesix profile image61
      janesixposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Yes lets change it to a welfare state then we wont ever have to work and get free housing like the british

      1. Josak profile image60
        Josakposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Socialism is not welfare, this massive misconception is pretty tragic, the tagline of many socialist rebellions was "he who does not work neither shall he eat" what socialists believe in is people getting a fair share of what they produce, dignified treatment for workers and only people who do actual work getting paid for it, ie. the idea that a man can become wealthy just by owning something is aberrant.

        Welfarism is not socialism, under socialism people only get what they earn but they earn a fair share, Obama is no socialist and I say that as a member of several socialist groups and as former member of a socialist resistance in my home country.

        1. PJ Jones profile image61
          PJ Jonesposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          If love and jan wsnt to loll around..don't be a buzz kill.

      2. Will Apse profile image89
        Will Apseposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        That will be the day.

        In the UK, the worst fears have been dealt with by the creation of a national health system and there is a minimum social safety net.

        But it is still just your average dog eat dog society.

      3. Hollie Thomas profile image60
        Hollie Thomasposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        I'm British, I have lived in England all of my life. As you appear to be more knowledgeable about this country than I am, could you please advise where us Brits can obtain this free housing and live a work free life for the rest of our lives? Really, I'm curious.

      4. John Holden profile image59
        John Holdenposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        If you saw what we (and the poor/unemployed) paid for housing in the UK it would make your hair curl!

  5. iefox5 profile image57
    iefox5posted 12 years ago

    Obama is not a socialist, China is a typically socialism country.

  6. Mighty Mom profile image76
    Mighty Momposted 12 years ago

    And out of the other side of their mouths the same people decry the fact that Obama doesn't solve the unemployment problem by instantly creating jobs or use his magic socialist POTUS powers to lower gas prices.

  7. paradigmsearch profile image61
    paradigmsearchposted 12 years ago

    One way or the other, our country just keeps ambling along...

  8. PJ Jones profile image61
    PJ Jonesposted 12 years ago

    I don't think any other President could have done what Obama did.  Obama cared, he thought about giving people something, no one notice the hugh tax break until they filed their taes. Obma,gave the rich an extension so the republicans would approve longer unemployment insurance.  Cash to one noticed he gave special tax breaks to employers to help keep jobs.  But we were in such a deep hole, it looked like he did nothing.  If there had been a republican Pres..we would be worse off..but Obama still makes me angry!

    Republicans want to say the stimulus ifn't work ah! we saw the changes, it was slow but steady..he had to fight congress for everything he asked for to help the made him look weak and wimpy.

  9. lovemychris profile image74
    lovemychrisposted 12 years ago

    I don't see him as weak and wimpy at all.

    Those things on the other side have NO morals...that's the difference. They will do ANYTHING. Anything.

    This country needs to stand againt them, and stop leaving it all up to Obama.

  10. lovemychris profile image74
    lovemychrisposted 12 years ago

    "nearly 90 percent of the money flowing through the Karl Rove-associated group has come from as few as two dozen anonymous donors, two of whom gave at least $10 million each.

    The group, known for funding hard-hitting attack ads against congressional Democrats in the 2010 elections, has said that it and its sister group, American Crossroads, intend to spend $300 million in this year's elections. Most recently, Crossroads GPS spent $1.7 million on television ads attempting to blame President Barack Obama for high gas prices."

    See what I mean? They have to know that Obama does not control the gas prices...wall street speculators do.

    But they spend 1.7 million dollars to LIE!

  11. lovemychris profile image74
    lovemychrisposted 12 years ago

    Romney blasted Obama yesterday at the NRA. but--"Asked which specific gun rights the president has abridged since taking office, a Romney adviser would not say."

    They don't care if what they-- HE-- says is true...they (he) says it anyway. That is either a pathological liar or a psychopath, in my opinion.

    and all I could think of when I saw NRA was Trayvon Martin.  And when Ann Romney started to say something about things being said about women, I was hoping she would slam Rush for calling us sl*ts.

    1. PJ Jones profile image61
      PJ Jonesposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Ann Romney is only going to talk about the economy.  She's "stumping" for Hubby.  He wants her to steer the rheortic. that for this election, women only want to hear about "economics" (l0l) because that's what Mitt wants to talk about..he thinks he can beat Obama talking about the economy..  Rush is an idion and high on Oxycodon..he means less than nothing.

      1. PJ Jones profile image61
        PJ Jonesposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        I don't know i you heard Mitt Romney's speech to the NRA..everything he said was a lie! and laughable.  Iam going to do a blog to de-bunk him.

        1. lovemychris profile image74
          lovemychrisposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          Please do...because we are in for billion-dollar all out attack of it. 24/7.

  12. SparklingJewel profile image66
    SparklingJewelposted 12 years ago

    ...if we spent all the energy we use trying to destroy one another, toward creating ways of helping each other, things would be a lot better...but the ole ego has to be correct and the other wrong...

    name calling....just like how liberal use to mean something conservative.  The main point as far as I can see is that civilization would be better off is we taught others how to fish to feed themselves and reduced government to its Constitutional size and let the 50 states people and local government hammer out the details for their unique area needs

  13. lovemychris profile image74
    lovemychrisposted 12 years ago

    First you have to have an honest discussion. And I see it as Dems having to spend all their time defending against lies.

    Cannot bring a knife to a gun fight.

    You want an honest discussion, come with an honest intent.


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