Defining Socialism: Is Barack Obama a Socialist?

This short post is an eye-opener. While we may listen to Obama, read his own words and the words of others about him, read his background and understand his father’s communist-socialist beliefs and teachings, we still shy away from facing the possibility that Barack Obama is more Socialist than he is Democrat.

Is Barack Obama a Socialist?
By Susan Duclos at Wake up America

That is the question that John McCain was asked and he said he doesn’t know but he points out that Obama’s voting record is to the left of a self admitted socialist, who is the Independent Senator of Vermont, Bernie Sanders.

In an interview after the event, The Kansas City Star asked him to clarify the remark.

“His voting record … is more to the left than the announced socialist in the United States Senate, Bernie Sanders of Vermont,” McCain answered, according the paper.

Asked if he thought Obama was a socialist, McCain answered: “I don’t know. All I know is his voting record, and that’s what people usually judge their elected representatives by.”

McCain was right not answer the question directly and to refer people to Sanders’ and Obama’s voting records, let people compare the two for themselves and decide which candidate is more of a socialist.

Here is the meaning of socialism from the dictionary:

1. a theory or system of social organization that advocates the vesting of the ownership and control of the means of production and distribution, of capital, land, etc., in the community as a whole.

2. procedure or practice in accordance with this theory.

3. (in Marxist theory) the stage following capitalism in the transition of a society to communism, characterized by the imperfect implementation of collectivist principles.

So, here is Obamas’ voting record and here is Sander’s voting record.

There you go, everything you need to be able to make that judgment for yourself.

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