Thursday, October 09, 2008

Obama is not a socialist?

Not sure what's going through Rick Moran's head with his assertions that OBAMA IS NOT A SOCIALIST.

Maybe he isn't. But how can Mr. Moran tell, when Obama has a different message for each audience each time?

The only constant in Obama's campaign is banalities about "change". Yep, just "change". Lest he should limit his options, Obama isn't even willing to hold out for "improvement". So Mr. Moran isn't totally out in left field when he suggests that Obama is non-ideological.

But if that's true, wouldn't you expect Obama to have friends more broadly distributed across the ideological spectrum?

And what about his wife? Even if Obama is nonideological, he's going home to a woman who apparently is not.

And does Rick Moran really think that Obama fooled unrepentant terrorists William Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn? Would they have picked just anyone to administer their pet Chicago Annenberg Challenge project? Sheesh, it's not as if there aren't any other leftists in Chicago.

If it makes Mr. Moran feel better, I guess we can use another word. I for one would like to keep "socialist" from going the way of "fascist" and becoming a non-specific epithet. But the word is at least as useless if we can't use it when it applies, and IMO all that stands between Obama and full-blown socialism is how closely and rapidly he dares to approach it without endangering his election chances.

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