Perry: Yep, last time I checked, Barack Obama is still a socialist

posted at 7:00 pm on November 19, 2011 by Tina Korbe

Barack Obama offended some when he said America has “been a little bit lazy, I think, over the past couple of decades.” Rick Perry won a few points with the base when he took him to task for it in a new ad. But the Texas governor also drew criticism from some who said he took Obama’s comments out of context.

Undaunted by the criticism, Rick Perry stood by the ad in an interview with Bill O’Reilly last night — and also repeated in no uncertain terms that he thinks Obama has pursued socialist policies — and, consequently, can fairly be called a socialist. CNN Political Ticker reports:

“Absolutely,” Perry said in an interview on Fox News. “I think Barack Obama is a socialist.” …

O’Reilly on Friday questioned Perry over whether he was being misleading with the ad.

“I believe he was talking about Americans,” Perry responded.

O’Reilly asked the candidate if he believed the notion that Obama simply doesn’t like America, to which Perry replied: “I think he cares for this country. I just think his policies are socialist.”

Perry’s comments have validity: Obama has never exactly been shy about his belief in the benefits of “spreading the wealth” or the need for the rich to “pay their fair share.” What I’ve wondered, actually, is how long it will take progressives who do embrace socialistic policies to reclaim the word “socialist” itself and refer to themselves by it with pride and transparency. Is it just that they know they never escape the connotation of the word, which carries with it the baggage of all the failed socialistic policies attempted in countries around the world in the 20th century? But, surely, with this crop of experts, this crop of central planners, the outcome would be different …

As for Perry, I’m with AP on this. When he first breathed fire with talk of the “Ponzi scheme” of Social Security, I was thrilled by his willingness to speak truth no matter how “extreme” it made him appear. Now, I’m less excited because his willingness to speak is not necessarily matched by his ability to speak. But that doesn’t mean I wouldn’t be able to muster at least as much enthusiasm for him as for any other candidate in the end.


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I’m voting for Perry. Always said he’s the only one probably besides Michelle Bachmann not to slip into the “He’s really not a bad man. Nothing to be scared of here, people.” And that includes Gingrich.

Marcus on November 19, 2011 at 7:07 PM

to which Perry replied: “I think he cares for this country. I just think his policies are socialist.”

Perry isn’t paying very close attention.

darwin-t on November 19, 2011 at 7:09 PM

Obama is a fabian socialist. Nothing wrong with calling a spade a spade. Unless you’re a haughty Republican strategist.

therightwinger on November 19, 2011 at 7:12 PM

Perry has the vibe of ineptitude — a kindly but bumbling bumpkin. Reagan had that vibe as well, but he had several great qualities to overshadow it. Perry doesn’t.

Splashman on November 19, 2011 at 7:15 PM

Perry’s right.

rbj on November 19, 2011 at 7:17 PM

This approach suits Perry. I certainly have no problem with him calling a spade a spade. Sooner or later somebody just has to stand up and say “this socialist is killing our way of life and I want to stop it.”

Tim Zank on November 19, 2011 at 7:17 PM

Obama has pursued socialist policies — and, consequently, can fairly be called a socialist

Duhhhhhhhhhhhh…

petefrt on November 19, 2011 at 7:17 PM

Liberals are just in denial about what they really are. They want Marxist rule, but they want to call it something else.

Southernblogger on November 19, 2011 at 7:20 PM

Perry’s right.

rbj on November 19, 2011 at 7:17 PM

Do you think Barry cares for this country? If so you ain’t payin’ attention either.

darwin-t on November 19, 2011 at 7:20 PM

“I think Barack Obama is a socialist.” …

“Socialist” is too nice of a word for what Obama is. But I think a lot of Republicans don’t want to “go there” because once it’s established that Obama is a socialist, what does it mean when the electorate re-elects him?

…It means America is a socialist nation. Once that is established, what then? The Republican talking point will be “it’s a silly phase America is going through, and we’ll be stronger than ever after this phase is shown to be a failure”. But that is nonsense. You can easily find a parasite majority who don’t care about long term success of America if they can gain at the expense of others today. That will go on until there is nothing left, and long before that, nothing left to fight for.

Buddahpundit on November 19, 2011 at 7:21 PM

Yep, last time I checked, Barack Obama is still a socialist

Can’t agree more.

In other news, the sun is expected to rise tomorrow morning.
Also, water is wet, the Pope is Catholic, Glenn Beck cries alot, . . . . . . . etc.

listens2glenn on November 19, 2011 at 7:21 PM

Splashman on November 19, 2011 at 7:15 PM

Perry does just fine until he gets in a debate format. Great job with Cavuto yesterday.

Southernblogger on November 19, 2011 at 7:22 PM

Perry is still in this race?? ha

he’ll drop out before Iowa

Drunk Report on November 19, 2011 at 7:22 PM

Anyone who does not think Obama a socialist is ignorant of his past and his associations. From Frank Marshall Davis to Jeremiah Wright. His father, Barack H. Obama Sr. was a communist. Every aspect of his life as some socialism in it. Read his damn book! As for Perry, like he says. We have a glib tongue President who now has a record. Perry too, has a record. Demean him all you will, he is the most qualified candidate for the job of President based upon his record. He might not win the nomination because of the blindness of those who vote, but the fact remains, he is the most experienced GOP candidate when it comes to governing sucessfully.

Zelsdorf Ragshaft on November 19, 2011 at 7:24 PM

Perry does just fine until he gets in a debate format. Great job with Cavuto yesterday.

Southernblogger on November 19, 2011 at 7:22 PM

Exactly – his interviews have been fantastic.

gophergirl on November 19, 2011 at 7:25 PM

This is a great article on Perry for those interested

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/politics/2016804173_apusperryprofile.html

gophergirl on November 19, 2011 at 7:33 PM

Perry: Yep, last time I checked, Barack Obama is still a socialist

Heh!

Dr Evil on November 19, 2011 at 7:36 PM

Barack Obama is not a socialist. He is a Marxist Communist. There is really no difference, but let’s just call this jerk what he is.

Key West Reader on November 19, 2011 at 7:40 PM

gophergirl on November 19, 2011 at 7:33 PM

Good article. I am certainly sticking it out with him and then support whoever gets it.

Southernblogger on November 19, 2011 at 7:42 PM

Tina there is video available for the Factor appearance. I don’t know why people can’t watch what Governor Rick Perry said himself, straight from the horse’s mouth as it were.

Governor Rick Perry on the Factor with Bill O’Reilly 18 November 2011

Dr Evil on November 19, 2011 at 7:42 PM

Obama a socialist?

That’s a word the left doesn’t like. But it is what it is.

SlaveDog on November 19, 2011 at 7:42 PM

Barack Obama is not a socialist. He is a Marxist Communist. There is really no difference, but let’s just call this jerk what he is.

Key West Reader on November 19, 2011 at 7:40 PM

\

From Forbes.com

Barack Obama, Fabian Socialist

Dr Evil on November 19, 2011 at 7:44 PM

Barack Obama is not a socialist. He is a Marxist Communist. There is really no difference, but let’s just call this jerk what he is.

Key West Reader on November 19, 2011 at 7:40 PM

Exactly!

trs on November 19, 2011 at 7:46 PM

Good article. I am certainly sticking it out with him and then support whoever gets it.

Southernblogger on November 19, 2011 at 7:42 PM

Yep me too.

I just can’t give up on him/his campaign.

gophergirl on November 19, 2011 at 7:47 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=5Ebeiqt8XOE

New Rick Perry ad

gophergirl on November 19, 2011 at 7:48 PM

This would be a far better strategy to capture the “Not Romney” primary vote if it weren’t for not just Perry’s own debate and other gaffes of the past two months, but the way Gingrich has moved to the front of the “Not Romney” field through his debate performances, including and especially, his attacks on the media questioners at those debates.

You can just see Team Perry saying “If the Republican voters want an angry candidate, we’ll give them an angry candidate!” Hence, Rick Perry as Howard Beale, mad as hell and not going to take it anymore. It might actually work if Newt follows his usual pattern and fires a verbal Uzi into his feet between now and the Iowa caucuses on Jan. 3, but you get the feeling if the Perry team’s focus group results showed GOP primary voters wanted a candidate who could croon country & western ballads while hopping on on pogo stick, Rick would have a spot booked on the Grand Ol’ Opry for this Saturday night’s show.

jon1979 on November 19, 2011 at 8:00 PM

This is a great article on Perry for those interested

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/politics/2016804173_apusperryprofile.html

gophergirl on November 19, 2011 at 7:33 PM

That is a pretty fair article coming out of a Seattle newspaper. They tend to be pretty liberal up in Seattle.

Dr Evil on November 19, 2011 at 8:01 PM

Perry will be the nominee. Watch South Carolina.

Go Rick Perry 2012!!!!!!!!!!!

purgatory on November 19, 2011 at 8:05 PM

Let’s see: an illegal alien lover is trying to sound tough to make Conservatives forget about the “heartless” comment. Ain’t gonna happen.

Igor R. on November 19, 2011 at 8:10 PM

You can just see Team Perry saying “If the Republican voters want an angry candidate, we’ll give them an angry candidate!” Hence, Rick Perry as Howard Beale, jon1979 on November 19, 2011 at 8:00 PM

Well Almost. Perry is playing to the TEA party. The TEA party demographic haven’t gone any where, and yeah we are mad as hell, and no we aren’t going to take it anymore. I don’t know how well Newt Gingrich will do with TEA party folks. He invokes the foundations of the republic, the Constitution, the founders, and limited government. Newt called sitting on the sofa with Nancy Pelosi over climate change, one of the dumbest things he’s done. That was a smart move. On the other hand Perry had a really good response and didn’t have to walk back any flirtation with carbon credits scam.

Rick Perry has been through a decade since he entered the race to be the GOP presidential nominee on Aug. …. In 1988, you supported Al Gore’s presidential campaign. … Have you seen the film An Inconvenient Truth? No, ma’am. Have you read the book? No. I generally don’t watch or read a lot of fiction.</strong>

Dr Evil on November 19, 2011 at 8:10 PM

Well if there is an Alphonse Gabriel Capone Socialist Society then I guess Obama qualifies.
Anyone who thinks Obama is a socialist of the commie variety, you’re deluded.
Fabian Socialist? He doesn’t have enough money.

Tony Soprano on November 19, 2011 at 8:16 PM

O’Reilly asked the candidate if he believed the notion that Obama simply doesn’t like America, to which Perry replied: “I think he cares for this country. I just think his policies are socialist.”

Obama hates America and he hates Americans except for those whom he finds useful to him. To not see this one must close the eyes of his mind and keep them shut by ever increasing force. And he and his policies are socialist, more specifically fascist.

InkyBinkyBarleyBoo on November 19, 2011 at 8:21 PM

One does not want to “fundamentally change” someone or something he likes. The very notion is absurd on it’s face.

InkyBinkyBarleyBoo on November 19, 2011 at 8:23 PM

O/T,Reposting,in case those of you,who missed the Debate,
heres the Re-Play Video!!
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Video: Watch the full Iowa Thanksgiving Family Forum
November 19 2011
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Original Event Date: Saturday, November 19, 2011

Participants: Bachmann, Cain, Gingrich, Paul, Perry, Santorum

Here is the entire video of the forum, moderated by pollster Frank Luntz. The actual candidate forum begins at about 30 minutes in if you jump ahead.
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canopfor on November 19, 2011 at 8:15 PM

canopfor on November 19, 2011 at 8:23 PM

O/T

Mila Kunis Attends Marine Corps Ball.

I hope Justin Timberlake brought back an old Hollywood tradition of being pro American Military, it is sexy. Audie Murphy would approve.

Dr Evil on November 19, 2011 at 8:28 PM

What? Obama’s policies are socialist? Like Tina, I’d never heard that before! Good thing Rick finally sleuthed it down for us and let the secret out!! Sherlock Holmes ain’t got nuthin on him!!!

whatcat on November 19, 2011 at 8:29 PM

Obama hates America and he hates Americans except for those whom he finds useful to him. To not see this one must close the eyes of his mind and keep them shut by ever increasing force. And he and his policies are socialist, more specifically fascist.

InkyBinkyBarleyBoo on November 19, 2011 at 8:21 PM

Perry thinks in terms of “job creation”. He has no idea about how to put Obama’s policies into the proper perspective. They are simply not the right job-creation policies to him. After all giving free education to illegals helps with “job creation” according to him. That’s job creation for people who are not legally allowed to work.

Igor R. on November 19, 2011 at 8:32 PM

What? Obama’s policies are socialist? Like Tina, I’d never heard that before! Good thing Rick finally sleuthed it down for us and let the secret out!! Sherlock Holmes ain’t got nuthin on him!!!

whatcat on November 19, 2011 at 8:29 PM

Back on the farm he was considered pretty quick.

Igor R. on November 19, 2011 at 8:34 PM

One does not want to “fundamentally change” someone or something he likes. The very notion is absurd on it’s face.

InkyBinkyBarleyBoo on November 19, 2011 at 8:23 PM

In Obama’s mind the change he makes is to “form a more perfect union” it’s for the common good. Absolutely Obama could believe what he’s doing is making the country “fairer” so he thinks he’s improving on what we already have. Except anyone that’s studied the human condition, knows social engineering by the state doesn’t work, and it usually makes things worse. That doesn’t stop every generation from trying to re invent the wheel.

To Form a More Perfect Union

Obama thinks he’s making necessary upgrades to the republic, but he’s not, he’s just copying the Fabian model socialist democracy, and anyone watching what’s going on in Western Europe knows how well that’s turning out. Still he’s gonna do his best to fit that round circle into that square hole.

Obama = Hamiltonian Perry = Jeffersonian

Dr Evil on November 19, 2011 at 8:37 PM

What? Obama’s policies are socialist? Like Tina, I’d never heard that before! Good thing Rick finally sleuthed it down for us and let the secret out!! Sherlock Holmes ain’t got nuthin on him!!!

whatcat on November 19, 2011 at 8:29 PM

Governor Rick Perry has gone on the record and stated he believes that Obama is a socialist. What has Mitt Romney had to say about Barack Obama’s political ideology? Has Mitt Romney gone on the record calling Barack Obama a Socialist?

Dr Evil on November 19, 2011 at 8:39 PM

A socialist is a communist wannabe.
A communist with a smile.

Badger40 on November 19, 2011 at 8:41 PM

What? Obama’s policies are socialist? Like Tina, I’d never heard that before! Good thing Rick finally sleuthed it down for us and let the secret out!! Sherlock Holmes ain’t got nuthin on him!!!
whatcat on November 19, 2011 at 8:29 PM

Governor Rick Perry has gone on the record and stated he believes that Obama is a socialist.
Dr Evil on November 19, 2011 at 8:39 PM

Nothing escapes that razor sharp mind of his.

whatcat on November 19, 2011 at 8:42 PM

Governor Rick Perry has gone on the record and stated he believes that Obama is a socialist. What has Mitt Romney had to say about Barack Obama’s political ideology? Has Mitt Romney gone on the record calling Barack Obama a Socialist?

Dr Evil on November 19, 2011 at 8:39 PM

Don’t even bother. Perry could cure cancer, balance the budget, get rid of the deficit, and save a busload of kids and this poster would still find something wrong with him.

gophergirl on November 19, 2011 at 8:42 PM

‘Breathes there a man with soul so dead, who never to himself hath said, This is my own, my native land!’ That man is Hussein Louie Obama. We who have eyes to see and ears to hear have witnessed repeatedly it in his words and actions and his omissions. He is that “soul so dead” man walking.

InkyBinkyBarleyBoo on November 19, 2011 at 8:44 PM

Perry could cure cancer, balance the budget, get rid of the deficit, and save a busload of kids and this poster would still find something wrong with him.

gophergirl on November 19, 2011 at 8:42 PM

Perry could cause bubonic plague, add a hundred trillion to the debt, and run 25 busloads of kids off Niagara Falls and this poster would still find something wonderful about him.

InkyBinkyBarleyBoo on November 19, 2011 at 8:48 PM

Obama is a socialist on his best days.

There are many who ‘care’ for the country and want her destroyed.

They are hypocritical looters.

The fools/moochers, and assorted dummies, fall for it.

Schadenfreude on November 19, 2011 at 9:13 PM

That Obama is a Socialist (of the incrementalist, as opposed to the revolutionary, variety) shouldn’t surprise anyone who’s done research into his background. Sadly, this wasn’t done until after the election (thank you, MSM) and Stanley Kurtz had written his book: http://goo.gl/ZFn5U

It’s still must-reading.

irishspy on November 19, 2011 at 9:13 PM

Obama hates America and he hates Americans except for those whom he finds useful to him. To not see this one must close the eyes of his mind and keep them shut by ever increasing force. And he and his policies are socialist, more specifically fascist.

InkyBinkyBarleyBoo on November 19, 2011 at 8:21 PM

And anyone who doesn’t believe he hates this country needs to ask themselves how he would behave differently if he did.

CurtZHP on November 19, 2011 at 9:44 PM

A community organizer and a Muslim and a communist walk into a bar.

The bartender says “what’ll you have Mr. President?”.

Mirimichi on November 19, 2011 at 9:47 PM

We on the right have been entirely too reticent about using the word ‘socialist’ when referring to those adherents of Marxist thought currently comprising the leadership caste of the Democratic Party.

Some would say modern American socialists aren’t at all like their oppressive, mass-murdering predecessors and peers in other countries and times, that they’re more like the sweet, kind, benevolent democratic socialists in Europe, from whom the American Left takes most of its cues. Maybe, but Bill Ayers and Bernadette Dorn are/were President Obama’s closest friends and advisers, and once advocated the mass murder of 25 million or more Americans, those they and the others of the Weather Underground considered irredeemable reactionaries. According to the FBI informant who was present at the time, Dorn, Ayers and the others were spit-balling, shooting the breeze. That’s the kind of thing these people thought about and talked about when among their own. And now they’re friends of the President. It gives me chills.

I’m voting for Perry in the primary. He’s the only one with the guts to bring up Fast & Furious, and now he’s the only one calling these socialist weasels out for what they are.

troyriser_gopftw on November 19, 2011 at 10:46 PM

…I was thrilled by his willingness to speak truth no matter how “extreme” it made him appear. Now, I’m less excited because his willingness to speak is not necessarily matched by his ability to speak. But that doesn’t mean I wouldn’t be able to muster at least as much enthusiasm for him as for any other candidate in the end.

Is this about Cain? No? Okay. Wake me up when the primaries are over and we have a nominee.

/YAWN

gryphon202 on November 19, 2011 at 11:53 PM

There is still time for Gingrich to implode and Perry to become the last ditch anti-Romney and go all the way.

I’d put the odds at 60-40.

jhffmn on November 20, 2011 at 12:01 AM

There is still time for Gingrich to implode and Perry to become the last ditch anti-Romney and go all the way.

I’d put the odds at 60-40.

jhffmn on November 20, 2011 at 12:01 AM

You’re so generous. I bet bookies love you.

gryphon202 on November 20, 2011 at 12:15 AM

There is still time for Gingrich to implode and Perry to become the last ditch anti-Romney and go all the way.

I’d put the odds at 60-40.

jhffmn on November 20, 2011 at 12:01 AM

I don’t know about the odds, but I agree that is a real possibility. Especially this roller coaster year. Minus those 53 seconds, Perry has been doing great the past 3 weeks in debates, interviews, ads, etc.

Elisa on November 20, 2011 at 12:42 AM

Nothing escapes that razor sharp mind of his.

whatcat on November 19, 2011 at 8:42 PM

You know it’s funny thinking about how you would defend Herman Cain no matter what inane comment he made.

Bill C on November 20, 2011 at 12:46 AM

Nothing escapes that razor sharp mind of his.

whatcat on November 19, 2011 at 8:42 PM

I read Kurtz’s book and I have to admit it is pretty dense with facts but he does a nice job tying it all together. I don’t know how anyone could read that book and not come away convinced Obama is at least a socialist. What got me through the book was that I am from Chicago and knew a lot of the time period when Obama was here and a little bit about the left wing community in Chicago.

Bill C on November 20, 2011 at 12:49 AM

Perry is correct! Kudos for him calling a spade a spade. Newt will pull a McCain and say “oh, I think he’s not a socialist” and we’d be right back where we are today with Obama. I want a candidate who tells em like he sees em. Perry was on Cavuto FNC and FBN yesterday as well as on Bill O’Reilly for the second time this month… Monday night he takes center seat on Bret Baier’s show and will take on Krauthammer. Also, Perry did awesome in the Thanksgiving Family Debate tonight in Iowa.

Rapunzel on November 20, 2011 at 1:37 AM

What I’ve wondered, actually, is how long it will take progressives who do embrace socialistic policies to reclaim the word “socialist” itself and refer to themselves by it with pride and transparency. Is it just that they know they never escape the connotation of the word, which carries with it the baggage of all the failed socialistic policies attempted in countries around the world in the 20th century?

Tina,
“Progressives” is the new “liberals”. As Milton Friedman wrote in “Capitalism and Freedom”, the socialists of the early 20th century in the US (the American Socialist Party, I think) were desperate for a label to apply to themselves other than the S-word (’cause the every-day American worker didn’t trust socialists then any more than they do now). So, they chose “liberal”.
It did take the better part of a century, but the socialists so thoroughly trashed the word “liberal”, that no American of any intelligence even relates the term with freedom.

RedCrow on November 20, 2011 at 1:57 AM

Oh–I should have added the fact that main-stream democrats no longer want to be called “liberals”. (An important point that I forgot.)

So, what I wonder is, “How long will it take socialists to so thoroughly trash the term “progressive” such that every American man, woman, and child knows that it actually means “socialist”?

Bonus question: What will be the next English word usurped-then-destroyed by the socialists???

RedCrow on November 20, 2011 at 2:04 AM

“O’Reilly asked the candidate if he believed the notion that Obama simply doesn’t like America, to which Perry replied: “I think he cares for this country. I just think his policies are socialist.””

So he thinks Obama does have a heart, whereas if you think subsidizing illegal immigration is a bad idea he thinks you don’t have a heart. (And, regardless of tactical apologies, that attack revealed where Perry would stand on every day of his presidency, if he won office.)

It’s Bush again. Compassion and caring hearts are on the left, though some leftist policies are mistaken and the wrong way to go about reaching goals we all agree on, while those to the right of the president (or in this case the would-be president) are basically mean and no good and don’t want to do what’s right for America.

David Blue on November 20, 2011 at 2:54 AM

Perry’s right on the main point, though. And he deserves credit for making it.

David Blue on November 20, 2011 at 3:01 AM

Perry thinks in terms of “job creation”. He has no idea about how to put Obama’s policies into the proper perspective. They are simply not the right job-creation policies to him. After all giving free education to illegals helps with “job creation” according to him. That’s job creation for people who are not legally allowed to work.

Igor R. on November 19, 2011 at 8:32 PM

Where, exactly, do you get he is giving “free” education to illegals. It really does help to have the facts before your post something, because this is so far from the truth it has to be blatant. In fact what Texas voted for, ten years ago with only three no votes in the entire legislature, was to give “in-state” tuition for children who had attended school in Tx for at least three years and are working on legalizing their status. They are not getting anything free, that would be California and a few other states and would be the “Dream Act.” Perry is AGAINST the Dream Act.

To take it one step further if you are a resident of Oklahoma, New Mexico, Louisiana, Arkansas — all states that touch the state of Texas, you, too, can attend a Texas University and pay in-state rates. The current estimate is this amounts to approximately 1% of the total enrollements in the Texas State University system… in other words, such a small number it is not even worth discussing. What IS important is Perry has the mindset that we need to see people educated and productive rather than uneducated and on welfare.

Rick Perry is probably the best man in the race, it is too bad people are so willing to write him off…

Rapunzel on November 20, 2011 at 3:12 AM

Rapunzel: “Rick Perry is probably the best man in the race, it is too bad people are so willing to write him off…”

I thought the same about Tim Pawlenty.

At least Perry got a hearing before he got written off.

David Blue on November 20, 2011 at 4:10 AM

I’m voting for Perry. Always said he’s the only one probably besides Michelle Bachmann not to slip into the “He’s really not a bad man. Nothing to be scared of here, people.” And that includes Gingrich.

Marcus on November 19, 2011 at 7:07 PM

I wholeheartedly agree. I am voting for Rick Perry as well.

Besides, by him calling Obama a socialist, isn’t he simply telling “Truth to Power”? :) :) :)

Theophile on November 20, 2011 at 4:28 AM

Yessiree! And he’s the only candidate saying this.

He’s been red-hot in interviews lately:

On Hannity’s radio show (15 minutes, really good)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1OPKr1nwEw&feature=relmfu

On Hannity’s TV show:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUkYf3pgChs&feature=relmfu

On Cavuto:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NM3xosE5gZM&feature=relmfu

On O’Reilly:

http://www.billoreilly.com/show?action=viewTVShow&showID=3003

He’s my guy come hell or highwater. I’m sticking to him and I think he’ll shock everyone.

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on November 20, 2011 at 6:39 AM

at this moment, my first choice is Cain. My second choice is Perry. Romney is no choice at all.

evilned on November 20, 2011 at 7:25 AM

Anyone who does not think Obama a socialist is ignorant of his past and his associations.

Zelsdorf Ragshaft on November 19, 2011 at 7:24 PM

THE ENIGMA, PART 1: STRANGE BEDFELLOWS

Kafir on November 20, 2011 at 8:28 AM

Perry is still in this race?? ha

he’ll drop out before Iowa

Drunk Report on November 19, 2011 at 7:22 PM

I’ll vote for him as a write-in before I would vote for Newt or Mittens.

disa on November 20, 2011 at 8:37 AM

at this moment, my first choice is Cain. My second choice is Perry. Romney is no choice at all.

evilned on November 20, 2011 at 7:25 AM

I like Cain, but his cavalier attitude towards the issues has turned me off.

disa on November 20, 2011 at 8:38 AM

A community organizer and a Muslim and a communist walk into a bar.

The bartender says “what’ll you have Mr. President?”.

Mirimichi on November 19, 2011 at 9:47 PM

GRIN

Dr Evil on November 20, 2011 at 9:52 AM

Obama hates America and he hates Americans except for those whom he finds useful to him. To not see this one must close the eyes of his mind and keep them shut by ever increasing force. And he and his policies are socialist, more specifically fascist.

InkyBinkyBarleyBoo on November 19, 2011 at 8:21 PM

Obama is a Liberal, he comes from the “Common Good” philosophy of Alexander Hamilton the political opposite of Thomas Jefferson. Obama believes he’s upgrading the republic -perfecting our Union. Obviously the majority of Americans belong to the Jeffersonian Camp. That’s why the progressive left got wiped out in the 2010 mid term elections. There is nothing wrong with the bedrock in this country. Our problem is with the upper crust.

The aim of every political constitution is, or ought to be, first to obtain for rulers men who possess most wisdom to discern, and most virtue to pursue, the common good of the society; and in the next place, to take the most effectual precautions for keeping them virtuous whilst they continue to hold their public trust.

Alexander Hamilton and Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 57, February 19, 1788

Obama is not alone, many liberals including Bill Clinton agree with Hamiltonian philosophy.

They use “The Common Good” they use “In order to create a more perfect union” and they use the “General Welfare Clause” The last is the one they will argue, in front of the Supreme Court, that they believe allowed them to pass Obamacare, and impose their will on “We the People” aka Free People.

The Liberals have their own founding father they follow Alexander Hamilton.

Hamilton’s Curse: How Jefferson’s Arch Enemy Betrayed the American Revolution–and What It Means for Americans Today

Before you even engage your enemy, you should know your enemy, and what they believe. I do believe we are at the point in American History where the two different philosophies, Jefferson vs Hamilton, have created an impassable grid lock. It will take electing fiscal conservatives to public office in 2012 to break the log jam in Congress, and once it’s broken the United State’s economy will start back up, and the rest of the world’s economy will be allowed to recover. But not before the death of the Euro, and the collapse of the European Union, which is actually a Fabian nemesis of the American people.

Obama is last gasp of progressive left, their last hurrah.

Dr Evil on November 20, 2011 at 10:09 AM

Do you think Barry cares for this country? If so you ain’t payin’ attention either.

darwin-t on November 19, 2011 at 7:20 PM

I do, but I think he thinks he knows how to make it better. He is wrong, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t care about the USA.

Voter from WA State on November 20, 2011 at 10:14 AM

I agree, and I think Governor Rick Perry recognizes that Obama’s political philosophy is flawed, but Obama is not governing from malice. Obama is so comfortable with the socialist, communist, radicals, revolutionaries etc…that he’s taken on some of their flavor. Obama has taken on that socialist democrat sheen. It’s going to be a hurdle for him trying to woo back the Independents in 2012. Given how this Administration is all about “optics” you would think they would be trying to change the public’s perception of Obama’s political leanings. It feeds straight into the Republican’s narrative.

Barack Obama has not governed from the center. When he won back in November 2008, he stated he wasn’t going to lurch to the left, when he began his term as President. What conservatives and libertarians won’t verbalize is that Obama has been governing from the center of liberal ideology. Those on the right see Obama as governing in a far left manner. The far left believe that Obama is a centrist which is a hoot :) Obama is governing like a typical liberal.

It wasn’t people on the right, holding a moment of prayer in San Diego OWS encampment for the White House shooter. The far left is showing a growing animosity toward Obama, for not governing more from the far left. I sincerely hope our Secret Service is on alert.

If you look at Obama winning the Presidency in the big picture, the advantages to our country. It looks like our government put Obama on like a mask for the international community. The international community thought they were getting something else when Obama was elected. (they even awarded him the noble peace prize) Barack Obama, has been able to do a lot of things that a typical white male in the U.S. Presidency, wouldn’t have been able to do without a lot more push back from the international community per our foreign policy. Obama has especially been able to marginalize push back from the socialist democrats in Western Europe.

There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there is no party of principle. ~Alexis de Tocqueville

Dr Evil on November 20, 2011 at 11:24 AM

Perry is correct! Kudos for him calling a spade a spade. Newt will pull a McCain and say “oh, I think he’s not a socialist” and we’d be right back where we are today with Obama. I want a candidate who tells em like he sees em. Perry was on Cavuto FNC and FBN yesterday as well as on Bill O’Reilly for the second time this month… Monday night he takes center seat on Bret Baier’s show and will take on Krauthammer. Also, Perry did awesome in the Thanksgiving Family Debate tonight in Iowa.

Rapunzel on November 20, 2011 at 1:37 AM

thanks for the heads up. I agree Perry has been doing great lately. He can resurge.

Some people have written off Perry and Cain and think they will drop out.

Perry and Cain came up the hard way and are resilient. I’m not saying they will get the nomination, but they are not going anywhere anytime soon. They are tough and smart and don’t give up. And you never know this year when some other candidate might stumble.

Elisa on November 20, 2011 at 1:49 PM

Barack Obama is a Liberal with Socialist tendencies. Barack Obama is not for Instance Bernie Sanders of Vermont.

OWS has hurt the progressive cause, but they deserve it, if you lay down with dogs you will get up with fleas.

Obama needs the far left of his base to get reelected. Perry hasn’t done himself any harm pointing out Obama’s socialist tendencies. Given the current climate of the far left, Barack Obama is better of remaining silent, and not rebuking or denying Governor Rick Perry’s statement. That’s the kind of political corner the progressive left, have painted themselves into. They are a crooked bunch, and they have taken a damn the torpedoes, let the devil take the hindmost attitude, toward the social shock the country is currently experiencing. They are going to reap that ill thought out strategy. Although they didn’t have a whole lot of choices, they have created many of the unnecessary hurdles they are now confronted with.

Dr Evil on November 20, 2011 at 2:28 PM

Obamacare it’s self is a socialist piece of legislation passed entirely on partisan party lines.

It would be difficult for Obama to deny, that the whole point of Obamacare, his signature legislation, is anything but wealth redistribution, and setting the U.S, on the path toward universal health care.

It would make a great debate question, Is Obamacare a socialist program or not?

Dr Evil on November 20, 2011 at 2:33 PM

Barack Obama is not a socialist. He is a Marxist Communist. There is really no difference, but let’s just call this jerk what he is.

Key West Reader on November 19, 2011 at 7:40 PM

Actually, he’s a fascist.

woodNfish on November 20, 2011 at 7:43 PM

In fact, while we are all about calling a spade a spade, stop calling democrats liberals. They are socialists. They don’t even pretend to not want socialism anymore. It is past time calling them exactly what they are.

woodNfish on November 20, 2011 at 7:46 PM

Except anyone that’s studied the human condition, knows social engineering by the state doesn’t work, and it usually makes things worse ends in blood.

FIFY

Freelancer on November 21, 2011 at 1:25 AM

When I tell people that Turdboy is a Socialist, they argue that he can’t be…he loves money as much as any American, so he must be a capitalist, right? I don’t think they understand the nature of socialists or their belief in their own entitlement.

Extrafishy on November 21, 2011 at 6:27 AM

I’m voting for Perry. Always said he’s the only one probably besides Michelle Bachmann not to slip into the “He’s really not a bad man. Nothing to be scared of here, people.” And that includes Gingrich.

Marcus on November 19, 2011 at 7:07 PM

I’m with ya there. SS is a Ponzi Scheme or pretty close to it. Global Warming is a fraudulent “Scam” (I will vote for the person who says the word Scam or fraud the most), Obama is a socialist (Can you deny this other than saying he is a full-fledged communist?), ObamaCare is a travesty, etc.

Perry is the only one to tell the truth. And don’t for one minute think that Obama can beat him. Obama is toast no matter who he chooses. It is the ultimate choice between statism and freedom. Obama has been polled against Charlie Sheen. The Dems are clamoring for Hillary to take over now. Let’s go with a real conservative!

jeffn21 on November 21, 2011 at 10:06 AM

Key West Reader on November 19, 2011 at 7:40 PM

Actually, he’s a fascist.

woodNfish on November 20, 2011 at 7:43 PM

This debate goes all over. Just say Statist, there is no denying that and it encompasses them all.

jeffn21 on November 21, 2011 at 10:08 AM