Posted by Love Palin, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jul 15, 2009 at 11:50 am
But Bush/McCain/Palin's socialism works differently. For Bush/McCain/Palin, if you're a wealthy investment banker, and your company made major campaign contributions (AIG, Bear Stearns, ...), then you can run your company into the ground and the tax payer will come bail you out and make sure your company doesn't fail.
Posted by Stay Cool, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jul 15, 2009 at 12:23 pm
But Obama is not a socialist. So this whole allegory is just stupid.
Listen, just because you keep calling Obama a socialist doesn't make it true. Why don't you get together with some other politically like-minded people and try to flesh out a party that represents your own ideology, rather than just trying to spread false accusations about the party that is currently in position?
Posted by Get over it, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jul 15, 2009 at 12:44 pm
You don't get it, do you? It doesn't matter how long it's been circulating, nor that Obama's name is used. Step outside party lines for a second and look at the principle behind this.
Love Palin, you do the same thing. I don't agree with the bailouts, particularly when they went to payouts to executives that ran companies into the ground. It's rewarding someone for slacking with money produced by hardworking people.
Posted by Stay Cool, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jul 15, 2009 at 12:51 pm
It does matter that Obama's name was used, because that implies that Obama is a socialist.
If you would like to engage in a debate about socialism, that's great. But that's not what you said here. You said "A Lesson in Obama's Socialism." And that doesn't exist. It has nothing to do with party lines.
Posted by Parent of Two, a resident of the Val Vista neighborhood, on Jul 15, 2009 at 3:28 pm Parent of Two is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
Some of the Obama fans seem to be missing the whole point...
When the INCENTIVE to achieve is taken away (via higher taxes, handouts to failures, handouts to cronies, etc.), all of society loses.
Yes, Bush did some of those things. AND WAS WIDELY HATED FOR IT.
So why is Obama getting a pass from you when he's doing the exact same things?
Stop bringing up Bush. He's out of office now. The funny thing is that Obama is pretty much continuing all of Bush's failed policies. You likely had a better shot at "change" by voting for McCain and voting out all of Congress (rather than Obama and re-electing most of Congress).