As campaign rhetoric heats up, pundits and talking-point guys and gals debate what is on or off limits. Can or should the Democrats talk about 16-year-old “bully” Romney or about his “weirdness” (a veiled reference I guess to his Mormon faith)? Can or should the Republicans revive Reverend Wright’s black liberation rants, the Bill Ayers connection, or the President’s youthful drug use, which apparently was prolific.
One such pundit on the democrat side (who and where I forget)
referred to “crazies” who call Obama a “socialist.” Such statements are
beyond the pale, he declared in disgust. They are on a par with the
Despite such dismissals, there is strong and legitimate interest in whether President Obama is a socialist. My Forbes piece Is President Obama Truly a Socialist
continues to attract many readers three months after it was posted. It
showed the remarkable overlap between Obama’s electoral platform and the
Party of European Socialists, which represents leftist and socialist
parties in the European parliament. My French Socialists Test Drive Obama’s Electoral Platform
showed that French socialist Francois Hollande’s and Obama’s platforms
are virtual carbon copies, and Hollande is quite open about and proud of
being a socialist.
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