Obama's "Fairness" Equals Socialism
Redistribution of the Nation's Wealth
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
On the tenth of April, 2012, at the Florida Atlantic University, President Obama stated: "This is not some socialist dream ... " I would beg to disagree. That is exactly what it is. And it is HIS dream, not mine, and it is not a dream the majority of Americans share.
It doesn't take a college degree in politics and/or government to know socialism when you see it, especially for my generation. We grew up fighting it. I mean, we literally took up arms against socialism.
Today in America, socialism has a death grip on the Oval Office of the President of the United States. Far from fighting socialism, as a President of a free country ought to do, Obama has embraced it and is now proselytizing for socialism. He sounds more like a missionary sent from the old Soviet Union to bring America the gospel of socialism than he does the president of a capitalist, democratic country. Sad to say, Obama resembles Hugo Chavez more every day.
President Obama, who has been calling for tax increases on the wealthy in America to "spread the wealth around," is vehemently denying that his tax increases on the rich are an attempt to "redistribute wealth."
Let me state this as clearly and concisely as I can: The President of the United States is telling us a lie. And it is a malicious lie, because he KNOWS he is lying!
Redistribution of a nation's wealth IS socialism, period.
Look. Those of us who went to private and parochial schools (and even to public schools before the federal government moved in and "dumbed-down" the curriculum) can read, write, and reason. We KNOW what socialism is -- and we know he is lying!
However, we make a mistake by thinking that Obama is talking to us. He is not. He is talking to his base, the voters who put him in office in 2008. Governor Chris Christie, of New Jersey, nailed it just a few day ago. Paraphrasing, he said, we have become a people sitting on the couch waiting for the government check to arrive. And THAT is Obama's base.
What do they care what kind of government the United States has? Just keep those checks rolling in, babe!
Obama wants to take money from the "Makers" and give it to the "Takers." When a government takes money from the job creators, it means fewer jobs will be created. That is just basic economics. I learned in high school.
Here's a truism for you: Any time you rob Peter to pay Paul, you can count on the support of Paul! Obama is counting on that support.
Remember back in 2008 when Obama was running for his first term as President and he told "Joe the Plumber" the following: "I’m gonna cut taxes a little bit more for the folks who are most in need and for the 5 percent of the folks who are doing very well – even though they’ve been working hard and I appreciate that – I just want to make sure they’re paying a little bit more in order to pay for those other tax cuts." He was speaking to Samuel Wurzelbacher (aka Joe the Plumber). By the way, Samuel, or "Joe," is now running for Congress -- as a republican. Joe got the message. He saw the threat in what Obama said.
Nothing has changed since 2008. Obama is STILL preaching his message of socialism for America, only he is being very careful not to use the words "socialism" or "socialist" -- except -- when denying he is one -- which he most assuredly is.
Obama is spoon-feeding socialism to his base and they are lapping it up!
"I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody." Obama said that back in 2008 and it made cold chills race up and down my spine.
America has seven months, only seven months, to decide if she wants to live free or die in slavery. The choice could not be clearer.
Now that the GOP candidate has been chosen, not officially, but chosen, nevertheless, it is time to turn all republican political guns on Obama and spread the word that the man is an out and out socialist and his agenda for America is to trash capitalism, which he believes has failed, and institute socialism.
Conservative voters must convince America that we are in a fight for freedom. What was once a fight to restore America has now become a fight for the very life, the very existence, of a free America.
The fight would be more energized if the GOP had a candidate that could light a fire in the hearts of conservatives. It is conservatives who provide the energy in republican campaigns. But, sadly, we don't. As some wizen head one said: "We go to war with the army we have." And we have Romney -- who does not inspire conservatives one iota.
If conservatives are to make a difference in the coming election, we have to forget about Romney and concentrate on voting against Obama. THAT should be the battle cry.
As much as I personally dislike Mr. Romney, I just don't believe he would knowingly do anything that would threaten freedom and democracy in America. I cannot say that about Obama.
At this moment in history, voters must concentrate, not so much on restoring America, but on SAVING America. To do that Obama MUST be defeated in November.
J. D. Longstreet