Don’t Let Republicans Fool You

Saturday, September 24, 2011
By Paul Martin

by Michael Boldin

Republicans scream and yell about “Obamacare” and how much they oppose what they consider to be the socialist who’s currently the president. In a recent poll, republicans and tea party members were asked if they considered Barack Obama a socialist. 71% said yes, and only 17% said no.

This must be a joke, because Republicans are little more than the pot calling the kettle black.

So, let’s take a look at that – first, with a definition of socialism.

Socialism. so·cial·ism [soh-shuh-liz-uhm] noun
(in Marxist theory) the stage following capitalism in the transition of a society to communism, characterized by the imperfect implementation of collectivist principles.


Collectivism. col·lec·tiv·ism [kuh-lek-tuh-viz-uhm] noun
the political principle of centralized social and economic control

We all hear from people like Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry that they’ll do everything they can to repeal “Obamacare.” Perry even says he’ll use an executive order to get rid of it – an unconstitutional legislative action from the executive branch is obviously no problem for this guy. But that’s best left for another discussion.

So, on principle, republicans oppose centralized control over health care, right? Wrong. They love it. They just happen to dislike this particular social program in the health industry. In fact, other than the new Affordable Care Act, there really doesn’t seem to be any socialist or collectivist programs that Republicans want to get rid of. And it’s time we start calling them out on their inconsistencies, their lies and their grandstanding.

Let’s start with health care.


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