Thursday, April 15, 2010
American Socialist groups says President Obama is NOT a Socialist! Sarah Palin on the other hand.....
In an interview, Frank Llewellyn, the director of the DSA, and Billy Wharton, co-chair of the Socialist Party USA, both strongly refute the popular idea that Obama is a socialist.
"We didn't see a great victory with the election of Barack Obama," Wharton says, " and we certainly didn't see our agenda move from the streets to the White House."
Llewellyn also claims that the socialist label definitely didn't fit Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign.
"To be honest, the most socialist candidate in the 2008 election was Sarah Palin."
Of course, socialists themselves beg to differ.
When she was governor of Alaska, Palin was vocally proud of the fact that her state slapped a windfall profits tax on oil companies operating on Alaskan soil and distributed the revenue directly to Alaskans themselves. This, says Llewellyn, is a thoroughly-socialist act, because it uses redistributive actions to reduce inequality in society.
Palin once attempted to defend her actions, stating that it was not socialism because the people of Alaska owned the resources that the oil companies were extracting.
Of course, no one bothered to point out to Mrs. Palin that her defense constitutes a textbook argument for socialism.
I am sorry, but it took me almost five minutes to stop chuckling about this long enough to write this post. This is just too perfect!
You simply cannot make this kind of thing up, and it happens to Sarah Palin constantly!
Once again I certainly hope that SOMEBODY beings this information to those teabaggers who are so unbelievably ill informed as to believe that Sarah Palin is the epitome of the capitalist ideal and that President Obama is the second coming of Karl Marx.