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Obama is a...

Discussion in 'Polls' started by PoliticsFan, Apr 22, 2007.

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Obama is a...

  1. Communist

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Socialist

    13 vote(s)
    24.5%
  3. Fresh Start

    19 vote(s)
    35.8%
  4. Both A and B

    13 vote(s)
    24.5%
  5. Other

    8 vote(s)
    15.1%
  1. PoliticsFan

    PoliticsFan New Member

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    I'm going for Both A and B.

    You guys?
     
  2. icono1

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    I agree with A and B also.
     
  3. r0beph

    r0beph New Member

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    I went with B & C in heart.

    How can you be A & B?

    Communism (marxist) defines socialist as the interim step from captialism's shift to communism. so to infer he's both is not logical.

    Socialism however can exist sans marx without inferring any communism(Marxist) view.
     
  4. heyjude

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    Ohama is just an American who happens to be of African descent. He is not a socialist or communist. He is a liberal.
     
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    USMC the Almighty New Member

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    so by definition he is Socialist...
     
  6. vyo476

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    That's not completely fair. I'm a liberal but not a socialist.
     
  7. guesswhat

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    well, that explains a lot

    I don't think Senator Obama is either a socialist or a communist, but I do think whoever owns the "2008 Election" myspace page sporting the senator's picture is probably a ham-fisted conservative storm trooper without much imagination.
     
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    He's an American.
     
  9. USMC the Almighty

    USMC the Almighty New Member

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    Do you believe in redistributing income?
     
  10. vyo476

    vyo476 Active Member

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    To certain extent. Not complete redistribution, which is what socialism represents. There is middle ground there - the moderate view is of partial redistribution, the socialist view is of complete redistribution, and the conservative view is of no redistribution.
     
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    Obama is a Social Democrat, much like the Labor Party in the UK. Marxist thinking mixed with FDR-type humanitarianism has influenced liberalism throughout the West. So, as a Liberal, Obama is influenced both by communism and socialism, but not to the extreme of having complete government take over of major industries.
     
  12. Justinian

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    Hey folks

    I voted B but now that I think of it, I'd go with A and B also. He's also freakish dog puke.
     
  13. Think for myself

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    Definition of liberal below.
    1.
    a. Not limited to or by established, traditional, orthodox, or authoritarian attitudes, views, or dogmas; free from bigotry.
    b. Favoring proposals for reform, open to new ideas for progress, and tolerant of the ideas and behavior of others; broad-minded.
    c. Of, relating to, or characteristic of liberalism.
    d. Liberal Of, designating, or characteristic of a political party founded on or associated with principles of social and political liberalism, especially in Great Britain, Canada, and the United States.
    2.
    a. Tending to give freely; generous: a liberal benefactor.
    b. Generous in amount; ample: a liberal serving of potatoes.
    3. Not strict or literal; loose or approximate: a liberal translation.
    4. Of, relating to, or based on the traditional arts and sciences of a college or university curriculum: a liberal education.

    Can you please show me where it says Socialist? Maybe I'm a bit dense, but I did a search on the page and it's not there. Help me, please?
     
  14. Think for myself

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    Obama is at least better than the retreads everyone else is trotting out. I say let's try something new.
     
  15. Kelly

    Kelly New Member

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    "Can you please show me where it says Socialist? Maybe I'm a bit dense, but I did a search on the page and it's not there. Help me, please?"
    --AWESOME!!!
     
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