Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Jonas Ponders the President

The president's string of power grabs and his refusal to abide by the law, along with his penchant for appointing non-accountable czars make this administration the politburo of American politics. Couple that with his break-neck expansion of the size and power of the Federal government, and there is no escaping the fact that there is a socialist in the White House. To wit George Jonas comments:
"The difference between limousine socialists and defenestrating socialists may be life and death, but in American electoral politics the distinction is lost. The voters don't want to hear about socialism, not even with the adjective "democratic" stuck in front of it. Foreman is quite right when he remarks: "I'm not sure Americans today appreciate quite how predatory socialism was." That's true, they don't -- but they still don't want it. The stigma attaches to the word more than to the concept; Americans are willing enough to adopt socialist measures or policies if they come wrapped into benign words like "liberal" or "progressive" -- although "liberal" has become tainted because even outright communists used to wipe their mouths in it over the last 30 years. But while "liberal" may be tainted, "socialist" is the kiss of death."
Let's hope so.

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