Friday, March 13, 2009

Seeing red

Recently, Newsweek had the headline "We Are All Socialists Now."

William Ayers, President Obama's colleague in the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, has referred to himself as "a small 'c' communist."

Are we actually closer to the latter than the former? After all, we have a "troika" in Obama-Reid-Pelosi. In Obama's recent "stimulus bill," only 10 to 20 percent is spent in 2009. But a large amount is spent in 2014, which gives us a "five-year plan."

With the brazen mainstream-media support of Obama in the last election cycle, do we now have a "Pravda" of the West? If "central planning" hasn't yet begun, it will with national health care and cap-and-trade. New "czars" are appearing almost daily. Add to this mix, Rep. Maxine Waters, who threatened to "socialize" our oil companies. Obviously, she meant "nationalize," but couldn't find the word.

And, to complete the picture, each strata of our society seems to contain some "useful idiots." Is it any wonder President Obama is a fan of Abraham Lincoln: "You can fool some of the people all of the time ..."

JAMES CHARLOT
Sewickley

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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