Well, we really are living in the Age of the Blogosphere, because some jamoke found an absolute screaming bombshell of a radio interview. It’s up on Drudge (www.drudgereport.com) and it’s an interview with Obama from Sept. 6 of 2001. If there were any thoughts that the Joe the Plumber comment on “sharing the wealth” was an unfortunate choice of words in the heat of the moment, it is time to cast those thoughts aside.
Obama is a socialist. Plain and simple. He wants to do economic justice via confiscation and redistribution. He thinks it would be fine if the courts did it, but isn’t sanguine about that route — legislation, in his opinion, is the more reliable route.
It is a legitimate position, a defensible theory of government. The jury is still out on whether it can produce a just and viable society. Until recently, it felt like something closer to capitalism was winning the day, but with what’s going on in the financial markets, the argument over the proper “amount of government” has certainly gotten more heated.
It is okay to agree with Obama on this, and ok to vote for him because of it. But let’s stop pretending he’s something other than a socialist. That is FLAT OUT what he is.