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Originally posted by madhatr137
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Secondly, what was that we heard about back in 2004 about Bush's re-election being an affirmation, a legitimization, proof, that American citizens supported his policies. The majority of Americans voted for Obama, therefore, that must mean that the majority of Americans support Obama's policies, regardless of whether they are left, right, centre or socialist in their leanings, right?
Thirdly, in response to all those people who rave on about how Obama should be illegitimate because "he's a socialist" and "America doesn't do socialism." Here is a clue. America is politically considered to be a democracy. Socialism is, largely, an economic ideology...Yes, in the past as well as in the present; nations that have been socialist have fallen under totalitarian or authoritarian control, just as capitalist nations have, just as nations with mixed-economic systems have. Correlation is not causation. If it were, capitalism would lead to fascism...as perhaps some of us on the left fear it has, to a point.
All things equal, every other successful democracy in the civilized world has socialist-leaning policies built into its economic system....if a bit of socialist influence here and there was so bad, why does everyone else do it...is America out of sync with the rest of the Democratic world? It would certainly seem that way, lately.
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Originally posted by stinkhorn
reply to post by madhatr137
First off, the republicans have not been in control of anything since 2005, the democrats have controlled congress and controlled the president, GWB has been slammed since taking office, the hate and fear mongering over his presidency has been like no other in history.