Look in the dictionary under "doublethink" and you'll find......


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Jan 23, 2009
San Diego, CA
Check out the two competing quotes. Note the dates... and the sources.

(from "Best of the Web Today" by James Taranto at http://opinionjournal.com)

"Theodore Roosevelt has now brought out and matured his doctrine of Socialism. . . . We have called it super-Socialism. . . . The trouble is that after a little there would be nothing to confiscate. And that is the vice, the hollowness, the sham of Mr. Roosevelt's Socialist doctrine. . . . The American people are far too intelligent, they have too much common sense to be deluded by the shallow sophistries of the Roosevelt Socialism. But the Colonel had to do something, his party was going to pieces."

--editorial, New York Times, Sept. 30, 1913

"Mr. Obama spoke in the same town where Theodore Roosevelt issued his call for a square deal in 1910. In demanding 'a new nationalism,' Roosevelt supported strong government oversight of business, a 'graduated income tax on big fortunes,' an inheritance tax and the primacy of labor over capital. For that, he was called a socialist and worse, as Mr. Obama observed, having endured the same. Mr. Obama was late to Roosevelt's level of passion and action on behalf of the middle class and the poor"

--editorial, New York Times, Dec. 7, 2011

I especially like the part where the second quote seems to criticize those people who called Teddy Roosevelt a Socialist way back then.