Only days ago, Howard Dean gave a speech where he insinuated that anyone who says “Obama is a socialist” is crazy, ignorant, racist, or extreme.
Funny, a recent national poll shows that a majority (55 percent) of Americans believe “socialist” best describes Obama. Another poll shows the Democratic Party is filled with people who identify with Socialism. I say, it’s time for them to come out of the closet.
I ought to know. I was Obama’s college classmate at Columbia University Class of ’83. Our college was dominated by socialists and Marxists who hated capitalism and America. Let’s look at the facts up close and personal- Jeff Foxworthy-style.
If you believe it's greedy for American taxpayers to want to keep more of their OWN money . . . but not greedy to demand government confiscate other people’s money and redistribute it to those who didn’t earn it — you might be a socialist.
If you don’t understand (or care) that babies scream and cry the moment they are born because they are already heavily in debt and facing a bleak future and lower quality of life — you might be a socialist.
If you want to allocate hundreds of millions to the IRS, to go after tax cheats when your administration is filled with tax cheats, including the guy in charge of America's taxes (Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner) — you might be a socialist.
If you think the White House party crashers are terrible people because they came to a state dinner without an invitation, but you want to give instant citizenship to 12 million uninvited illegal aliens who crashed our border — you might be a socialist.
If you think Times’ columnist Paul Krugman deserves a Nobel Prize for economics and you deserve a Nobel Peace Prize even though neither of you created a job or ended a war — you might be a socialist.
If you think it's OK to meet with dictators, bullies, tyrants and terrorist sympathizers without preconditions, but have no interest in meeting with conservatives in Congress — you might be a socialist.
If you think Raul Castro, the leader of communist Cuba, firing 500,000 government employees by telling them "government can no longer employ or take care of everyone" isn’t a hint that perhaps America needs to reduce our obscene number of government employees — you might be a socialist.
If you think Bush’s spending was a travesty, but you have no problem increasing the national debt — you might be a socialist.
If you think Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar of “The View” represent the moderate wing of the Democrat Party — you might be a socialist.
If you want to convert America to a “green economy” to create jobs after Spain has proven the green economy destroys three times as many jobs as it creates and leads to 20 percent unemployment — you might be a socialist.
If you want to abandon capitalism and put the economy under the control of government bureaucrats, even though virtually every city, county, state and federal department run by these same bureaucrats is insolvent and bankrupt — you might be a socialist.
If you favor taxpayer bailouts of companies who give you campaign contributions and hide it by refusing to disclose who got the money, or how much, and you demand your cronies in Congress pass the 1,000 page bailout bill without reading it — you might be a socialist.
If you think spending an extra trillion dollars will SAVE money on healthcare and reduce the deficit — you might be a socialist.
If your solution to Medicare driving the country into bankruptcy is expanding it to everyone with Obamacare — you might be a socialist.
If want to lower the cost of healthcare but left out tort reform — you might be a socialist.
If you're a Columbia University professor and gave a student named Barack Obama an A in economics — you might be a socialist.
And finally, in the eighth year of your presidency, if Bangladesh is hosting Aid America concerts — you might be a socialist.
It’s time to stand up and loudly call a socialist a socialist.
Wayne Allyn Root is a former libertarian vice presidential nominee. He now serves as chairman of the Libertarian National Congressional Committee. He is the best-selling author of "The Conscience of a Libertarian: Empowering the Citizen Revolution with God, Guns, Gold & Tax Cuts." His website: ROOTforAmerica.com
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