If You’ve Been Calling Obama A Socialist, You’d Better Start Calling Him A Fascist
I don’t use those words lightly, as does the Tea Party. As the rumors have it, the White House has been pressuring key congressional leaders and negotiators to cave in on the Bush Tax Cuts.
The Obama Administration and the GOP can’t ‘cross the aisle’ for Health Care Reform, but they can surely hug after they vote to extend the Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans.
And some of you have been calling Barack Obama a socialist? What do you mean? The Bush tax cuts fund the wealthiest Americans. They don’t help the struggling middle class, and they will not solve the major government debt crisis.
In fact, the GOP and the Obama administration has been telling us we need to cut back spending. The government needs to tighten its belt (except on gross Defense spending). But one area America doesn’t mind indulging, apparently, is giving billions back to those who already have millions.
Barack Obama is a fascist, if anything. Whatever you want to argue that the president has already done in favor of the American people will be wiped clean if his administration caves to GOP demands. If Obama does not kill the Bush tax cuts, he negates everything he’s done, thus far, in favor of the American people.
He will also be your enemy. And that’s unfortunate, because we had hope, and he dashed our hopes more than once, but for some reason, many of us are cheering for him. Many of us like to believe that Barack Obama is not George W. Bush Jr.
Let him prove he’s not. Does Obama have to negotiate with Republicans on the Bush tax cuts? Of course not. The Democrats say they do, but that’s a lie. They’re weak. As Robert Reich put it in his latest post, The Big Economic Story, and Why Obama Isn’t Telling It, he said:
“They’d [Obama & Democrats] insist on extended unemployment benefits for long-term jobless who are now exhausting their benefits. And they’d hang tough on the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy – daring Republicans to vote against extending the cuts for everyone else” (source).
Make the Republicans vote against extending benefits for the middle class. That would force the Republicans to show their true colors. You want to help the wealthiest Americans, but you care not for the middle class who has suffered through the continued negligence of Wall Street and Corporate America? Dare the bastards to vote against it!
It’s been made clear that Obama does not stand on the side of Main Street, and the average, working class American, but I think he can pretend he does, until he breaks under the GOP’s pressure to extend the Bush era tax cuts. If Obama does not stand strong against the GOP on that issue, he will lose all credibility with the American people, and America will be thrust again into a GOP majority, and major GOP wins in 2012.