Are Republicans Really as Socialistic as Obama?

Submitted by Andy Bridge on

“Just So Ya Know…”

I came across a very painful piece by Michael Boldin. He is the Executive Director of the Tenth Amendment Center. The piece is from remarks he gave entitled “Don’t Let Republicans Fool You”. I found it painful because I don’t really like having my belief system challenged and this is exactly what this article does. It points out that there really isn’t a whole lot of difference between Republicans and Obama when it comes to socialism.

Michael’s premise is that while Republicans decry Obama because they see him as a socialist, many of these same Republicans support some very socialistic programs and in the piece he gives specific examples to support his contention.

So why is it important if many Republicans actually support socialism? I think this question can be answered by looking at the definition of socialism Mr.Boldin gave in his piece.

Socialism: (in Marxist theory) the stage following capitalism in the transition of a society to communism,

characterized by the imperfect implementation of collectivist principles.

I don’t want to find myself supporting policies that, when looked at honestly, can be seen to be pushing our country down the slippery slope toward tyranny and away from freedom and liberty.

I urge you to read it and would be interested to know your reaction. You can find it here: