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Letters: Obama not a socialist

Posted: February 27, 2013 2:00 a.m.
Updated: February 27, 2013 2:00 a.m.

In a Feb. 22 Letter to the Editor in The Signal, Brian Baker claims that President Obama is a “socialist.”

We hear this claim about Mr. Obama over and over again from rightwingers.

As a socialist myself, I can assure Mr. Baker that Barack Obama is no socialist.

If Mr. Baker was privy to the feelings of the more liberal end of the Democratic Party, he would be aware that we are not all that happy with the president’s actions on a whole host of matters.

However, he is so far preferable to the horrible Republican alternatives available these days that we naturally support him.

Since my only practical choice is to support the Democratic Party I do so, and I hope to nudge it further to the left every chance I get.

Mr. Obama is a moderate liberal at best and far, far from being a socialist by any but the most conservative standards.

Mr. Baker and his cohorts need to learn more about “socialism” before they throw the term around so loosely.


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