thegreekdog wrote:Okay, here's the deal PS. Your definition of Obama as a marxist and/or progressive hinges upon things he's said or people he's associated with. My definition of Obama as a Republican in Democrat clothing hinges upon the laws he's signed and the policies he's implemented since being president. Are you saying that a better barometer of the president's political ideology is what he's said and people he's associated with? If the answer to that question is yes, you are delusional, but let's say the answer is yes. If the answer is yes, my response is, "so what?" since the evidence of the last four years points to him being a Republican, not a marxist and not a progressive.
Let me give you a simple example - I can say that I prefer the Waterloo map to all other maps. I an in a user group that mostly plays the Waterloo map. If I have never played Waterloo, does that make me a Waterloo player? No, it does not.
This is not a criticism of your being able to criticize the president. Rather, this is a criticism of how you have labelled the president and how you present your arguments. He is NOT a Marxist. He is NOT a progressive.
I realize that. I also understand why you say he's the same as any president. Of course words do not match up to actions, but I will say, that because of Obama covering up his paper trail all his life, voting "present" 97% of the time while in the state Senate....."a better barometer of the president's political ideology is what he's said and people he's associated with?" It's not about being better or worse....it's about being all we have! Wait, you mean you think I would actually answer yes to your question? Okay now that's just insulting.
I think Obama is a Leftist, a Collectivist, a socialist, a Marxist, whatever you want to call it....he is about redistributing other peoples wealth, and I believe he is ALL about it, more than any president in recent history, and probably the most since FDR. And I think that because he has surrounded himself with those kind of people, which means he believes in and is comfortable around those kinds of people, and not just in the last 2 years, or the last 4 years.....all...his....life. His friends at the University he taught at, the leader of his church, his spiritual leader today, his mentor from age 10-16, the direction his mother set for him...the guy hung a Mao Christmas ornament on the tree at the White House. Technically, that is an action
Would you be able to agree Obama was a Marxist if his college records turn up a thesis paper titled "The Glory of Karl Marx's ball sack"? Or does that just count as "something he said"
Curious: What do you label Obama?