Monday, October 27, 2008

McCain says the "S" word

Of course, to call Obama, or virtually any of the Democratic team a socialist, is absurd, but that doesn't stop John McCain:
THE war of words between US presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama for the votes of plumbers and other average Joes is a reminder of the nation's long-standing doubts about concentrated wealth – and its qualms about doing something about it.
Americans have long voiced concerns about putting too much wealth in too few hands, but the public's views also come with contradictions – there is concern also about the role of government and the individual.

"I think that when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody," Mr Obama told Ohio voter Joe Wurzelbacher – aka "Joe the Plumber".

The remark may have sounded pretty innocuous. But Mr McCain has lambasted his rival's words as sounding "a lot like socialism", and turned the criticism into a central theme of his campaign's final round. Mr Obama's remarks, Mr McCain says, are emblematic of a tax plan to confiscate wealth and give it to the poor that would make the IRS – America's tax service – "into a giant welfare agency".
From here.

3 comments:

Bail Out Movie 2008 said...

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Are you a Partisan?

Should they give their view......? If any party did not give their views, send it to their supporter to question them....

Ixion said...
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Ixion said...

Calling Obama a socialist is relative to the time and place that the accusation is made. Compared to McCain, Obama is a socialist. Then again, compared to McCain, a lot of other people are socialists including a bunch of his fellow Republicans.

Right about now Obama is, in the words of your sainted mother, looking like just another yankee politician.

What really galls me is all the media coverage that that Joe the Plumber has managed to garner for himself (Thanks, in part, to the not-so-hidden agenda of the right of centre American media conglomerates).

All you need to get huge airtime is an opinion, no matter how poorly informed, and the support of CNN and Fox.

A better example of this principle is, of course, Rush Limbaugh.