Apr 30 2009

Conservatives Hit Obama With Accusations of Socialism

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President Obama has come under increasing criticism from conservatives for some of his economic policies. Reminiscent of the campaign-era rhetoric from the right, Obama is accused of being a socialist from Newt Gingrich to Rush Limbaugh, and a good portion of the right-wing blogosphere. One blogger warned: “Personal freedom, individual liberties and self-determination are evaporating as fast as stocks and most retirement accounts. Rules, regulations and restrictions will soon be rampant. Government will soon be unbridled, uncontrolled and uninhibited…We will have to learn for ourselves that socialism simply doesn’t work.” Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, addressing the Conservative Political Action Conference recently denounced the formation of so-called “Socialist Republics” in the US. There is a conversation about socialism in the media — Newsweek had a dramatic cover story called “We are All Socialists Now.” But Tim King, Executive news editor of Salem-News.com asserts, “It is questionable whether most of the accusers even know what Socialism is.

GUEST: Tim King, a former U.S. Marine with twenty years of experience on the west coast as a television news producer, photojournalist, reporter and assignment editor. He is Executive News Editor of Salem-News.com.

For more information, read Tim King’s article at: http://www.salem-news.com/articles/march092009/socialism_usa_3-8-09.php

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