Associated Press asks "Is Obama a Socialist?" Does a bear s**t in the woods?
Democrats, Media In Denial Over Obama's Socialist Beliefs
Ideology: A lengthy
feature by the Associated Press earlier this week asked the rather
strange question, "Is Obama A Socialist?" A better question might be:
Why doesn't the public know it?
nggsIt should come as no surprise that President Obama stands farther
left on the political spectrum than any president in history.
After all, his $831 billion stimulus, TARP, auto industry takeover,
crackdown on Wall Street and the banks, housing market manipulation,
ObamaCare, wealth redistribution, and demonization of American business
and profits are only a few examples of Obama's abiding belief in leftist
What's strange is the mainstream media's continued efforts to debunk
the idea that Obama is a socialist — recently going so far as to liken
him to President Reagan, an absurd idea if ever there was one.
Fact is, Obama's socialist background runs deep — as IBD showed in a 21-part series that ran in 2008.
Ironically, the AP piece questioning Obama's socialism ran about a
week after President Obama gave the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the
nation's highest civilian honor, to "civil rights" activist Dolores
Huerta. She also happens to be honorary chairwoman of the Democratic
Socialists of America (DSA), the U.S.' main socialist party and an
affiliate of Socialist International.
Obama's ties to the DSA go way back. As Accuracy in Media writer
Cliff Kincaid noted this week, in 1996 Obama won the endorsement of the
Chicago DSA in his run for an Illinois state senate seat.
Around that time Obama eulogized Saul Mendelson, "a longtime
socialist activist," as a DSA newsletter put it, and appeared on at
least one DSA panel.
has been documented, virtually all of Obama's early influences were
communist or socialist. His mentor was Frank Marshall Davis, a Communist
Party member. Obama's father, Barack Obama Sr., was a hard-core
Marxist. Ditto his mother, Stanley Anne Dunham.
In Chicago, where Obama came of political age after attending law
school, he likewise gravitated toward leftists, like unrepentant
terrorist Bill Ayers and his wife Bernadine Dohrn, and the extreme
left-wing and America-hating Rev. Jeremiah Wright.
And, of course, the future president was an acolyte of firebrand socialist/community organizer Saul Alinsky.
Not a socialist? Author Stanley Kurtz cites new evidence from
Illinois Acorn records that, in his words, "definitively establishes
that Obama was a member of the New Party" in the 1990s. For the record,
the New Party was a social democratic party — that is, socialist.
Of course, this is an election year, and politicians in trouble often deny the basic facts of their existence.
Yet, as recently as February 2009, Newsweek gloated on its cover,
"We're All Socialists Now," a not-so-subtle recognition the just-elected
president was one.
As far as we know, there were no angry denials to Newsweek by the triumphant Obama White House.
Today, fearing Obama will lose the upcoming election because of his
poor stewardship of the economy, Democrats and their media allies again
pooh-pooh the idea that Obama's a socialist — as they did in 2008.
Sorry, but the evidence suggests otherwise.
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