Thursday, October 23, 2008

Obama's ideologies

Since McCain is claiming that Obama is a "socialist" because he proposes progressive taxation, the Rude Pundit has come up with some other things he might be:

1. Barack Obama must be an anarcho-syndicalist because he believes in the power of unions.

2. Barack Obama must be a Whig because he believes in the government's role in building infrastructure and education.

3. Barack Obama must be a Gaullist because he believes in regulating banks.

4. Barack Obama must be a neo-Aristotelianist because he was a community organizer.

5. Barack Obama must be a Dadaist because cow.


jordan bailey said...

One thing that has always amazed me about this country - Americans are so gung-ho about being part of a team...except when they are expected to actually live that way. They go nuts for team sports. They sign their kids up for Little League so they'll learn to be team players. Every company I've ever worked for has carried on about people needing to be team players. How many times have you heard someone use the phrase "taking one for the team"? But if you dare to suggest that the whole country act as one big team, they scream bloody murder. "Socialism!", they holler, as if it's a dirty word. But what is socialism, really, other than the ultimate form of teamwork?

This is one of the many reasons I hate people. Selfish bastards.

And on another note....why does no one ever point out that even if they raise the taxes on the richest Americans, they'll still be paying less taxes than the rest of us? All those loopholes they use...I know I've seen countless articles about how little taxes rich people actually pay. But no one ever brings that up in the debates or elsewhere.

Bah. I'm going back in my cave now.

penn said...

I, too, have quoted this to many people... and really, how could one not?