Is Obama a socialist?

The claim: No proof Barack Obama is a socialist


 


The response:

Barack Obama Sr. (Dad)

*Communist who saw nothing wrong with government ‘taxing 100%’ so long as the people got benefits…

  – Obama Sr. on socialism (Link)

  – Overview of the paper (Link)

*Harvard educated economist

*Nairobi bureaucrat who advised government to ‘redistribute’ income through higher taxes

*Demonized corporations

*Abandoned Barack Obama Jr. when he was 2 years old to continue at Harvard (teaching son that ideology is more important than family)

Stanley Ann Dunham (Mom)

*Communist sympathizer

*Practiced ‘critical theory’ (aka Marxism)

*Influenced by Nietzsche and Freud

*Left Hawaii for Indonesia, Pakistan

*Attended a leftist church nicknamed the ‘little red church’ because of its Communist sympathies

*Left Barack Obama Jr.

Mentor

*Barack’s grandparents introduced Barack Obama Jr. to poet and communist Frank Marshall Davis (Link)

*Davis becomes a mentor as young Barack struggled with abandonment by parents

College & Church

*Admittedly sought out ‘Marxist’ professors (Link)

*Admittedly attended ‘socialist conferences’ (Link)

*Began attending a Marxist church – led by pastor Jeremiah Wright (attended for 20 years) (Link)

Career

*Tragedy of the Warren Court: No redistributive change (Link)

*Voted for TARP (Link)

*$787 billion stimulus redistribution bill

*Healthcare bill admittedly about ‘redistributing the wealth’

*Single Payer Healthcare proponent (Link)

*President Obama now also President of GM & Chrysler

*President Obama seizes control of insurance giant AIG

*President Obama is leading America to single payer healthcare

*President Obama seized control of Student Loan industry in order to ‘cut out middle man’

*President Obama seizes control in massive land grabs

*Repeatedly vilifies ‘the rich’

*Obama believes race problems can be solved through redistribution of wealth… he said "race is still an enormous factor in our society. But economics can overcome a lot of racial division."

*Trying to regulate the Internet via FCC

*Forces mortgage co’s to cover people who aren’t paying mortgage (Link)

*Extends unemployment benefits to 99 weeks (Link)

*Told Joe the plumber ‘it’s better when you spread things around’ (Link)

Family, Friends, Advisors & Administration

*Wife Michelle Obama said “The truth is, in order to get things like universal health care and a revamped education system, then someone is going to have to give up a piece of their pie so that someone else can have more.”

*Jim Wallis, Obama’s spiritual advisor & forced redistribution of wealth advocate

*Van Jones, disgraced Green Jobs Czar & Communist

*Ron Bloom, Manufacturing Czar & anti-free market

*John Holdren, pro-redistribution of wealth

*Andy Stern, SEIU President & redistribution of wealth fan

*Anita Dunn, fan of Chairman Mao

*Mark Lloyd, FCC ‘Diversity Czar’

*Carol Browner, socialist

*Robert Creamer, socialist

(You can watch Glenn debunk Obama’s claim HERE)

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  • Anonymous

    Excellent analysis

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alex-Bankuti/100000460729028 Alex Bankuti

    Wow rather than any sort of exploration of what socialism is and how Obama’s policies line up with said ideas you just throw up a bunch of bullet points about his parents being hardcore liberals and George W. Bush’s bailout plan.

    Let me put it this way Dwight D. Eisenhower was not only NOT a socialist but a republican and allied commander during World War II. Under his leadership the country was dedicated to fighting communism and socialism all over the world. However Eisenhower expanded the New Deal, created a publicly funded highway system and RAISED taxes in order to pay the nation’s bills; he was also friends with New Dealer Harry Truman before he passed up making a speech condemning the witch-hunt tactics of Joseph McCarthy. Furthermore Reagan believed that a millionaire should pay more in taxes than a bus driver, and reiterated this point while campaigning. This sure sounds like spreading the wealth around, but wouldn’t that make this beloved conservative paragon a socialist?

    You are purposely misleading people, just like Roger Ailes did with his false town hall meetings during Nixon’s campaign. No wonder you used to work for him. Obama’s policies are as dead center as Clinton’s and Obama adopted the individual mandate conceived by the ultra conservative Heritage foundation. BASH OBAMA ON HIS POLICIES DON’T PERPETUATE MYTHS!!!

  • http://www.stocksdoc.com StocksDoc

    nothing you said refutes anything Glenn said . . .
    American capitalists all believe that “a millionaire should pay more in taxes than a bus driver” .. that’s why they ALWAYS have and STILL DO.  We just don’t believe they should pay SO MUCH MORE that the millionaires are so hurt that they stop creating jobs and making others rich.
    Also, the government is SUPPOSED TO make a national highway system.   Everything the government does is publicly funded .. it’s called TAXES.
    Sometimes you have to raise taxes . . but NEVER during a RECESSION!
    YOU are purposely misleading people with false strawmen.
    YOU are so blinded by your BIAS that you can’t even see the plain, logical facts stated by Glenn Beck right in front of your eyes.
    GREAT job stating the FACTS Glenn . . .
    and letting the non-brain-dead be able to draw their own conclusions from the facts.

  • Janine Bond

    You’re kidding, right? You must be another white middle-aged Republican male blindly being spoon-fed the false notion that Capitalism benefits the working class. Alex doesn’t have to refute anything Glenn said, because nothing Glenn said was even worthy of note; you can’t argue with idiots. Instead of bringing up allegations about his early influences and education he should be evaluating our President by the policies he’s enacted during his term in the Oval Office, what his father was or was not doing while Obama Jr. was 2 years old is moot. Glenn is not arguing his point in an effective manner, especially because he fails to even explain what Socialism is and why exactly it’s such a dirty word, why we should be so outraged by it, and how exactly Obama fits the definition. How is that in any way logical? Glenn Beck is just making himself look more the fool by calling Obama a commonly used (and more commonly misunderstood) ideology which is grossly inaccurate. Anyone whom actually knows anything about socialism,  especially Democratic Socialism, realizes Obama is really more of a “corporatist.”  The Democratic Party does not currently support the Socialists Party’s interests, so the entire premise for this argument is flawed. You obviously have no notion of what ‘facts’ actually are.

  • Janine Bond

    Funny, because you’re name being a commentary on Obama’s eagerness to continue bombing the Middle East is also a valid point in the arguments as to how he’s NOT a socialist… *face-palm*

  • john doe

    All you did was say, wrong, wrong, wrong, but you did not refute and cannot refute the facts brought forth. I am definitely not a fan of Beck, never have been, but people like you that just shout wrong to those who you don’t like, does not make what they say to be wrong, especially when they are factually based. You and the other dummy, Alex, are both morons.

  • john doe

    What a well thought out response to refute the facts. Of course, because you can’t. Dummy.

  • john doe

    What a well thought out response to refute the facts. Of course, because you can’t. Dummy.

  • john doe

    You were going good until you face palmed him. Just because someone is a socialist does not mean they won’t send troops into a country to help terrorists, which is what Obama did with Libya, gave military and monetary support to the muslim brotherhood in Egypt and was about to bypass congress again, this time sending air support and weapons to Syria, until intelligent people told him to go to congress and try to get support and approval. If they deny you, you can blame congress. If they support you and things go to shit, which always do in war, then you can blame congress. You now see how things unraveled. :)

  • john doe

    You were going good until you face palmed him. Typical liberal childish act. Just because someone is a socialist does not mean they won’t send troops into a country to help terrorists, which is what Obama did with Libya, then gave military and monetary support to the muslim brotherhood in Egypt and was about to bypass congress again, this time sending air support and weapons to Syria, until intelligent people told him to go to congress and try to get support and approval. If they deny you, you can blame congress. If they support you and things go to shit, which always do in war, then you can blame congress. You now see how things unraveled. :)