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    deuce
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    The country’s already quasi-socialist and few people seem to care. Stop fucking whining about something you don’t understand, and stop believing every horror story you hear unless they provide actual evidence.

    The Matrix: Rebooted
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    So you’re using the image of an anarchist (the Joker) to accuse someone of being a socialist. *facepalm*
    Not mention that the jury is still out on whether socialism is a bad thing.

    karlskamera
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    karlskamera

    Wait! Remind me again, because I keep losing track… *who* was the President when the Heroic Capitalists on Wall Street took off with a few tens of billions of my economy’s wealth? And now I’m supposed to get angry at Obama for being “socialist”?

    I have two questions:

    1) What is Socialism? Define it, please, and then tell me how it applies to any new government program, and how those differ from programs that already exist.

    And, 2) Why isn’t Dick Cheney dangling from the end of a rope?

    The_Royal_We
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    This.

    roboxer
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    I concur with this, excellent summation.

    Tyger42
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    Funny that Obama gets all this flak for spending tons of money on the US at home to try to boost our economy when his predecessor spent tons of money on a war we had no business fighting in the first place…

    Gilez
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    Wow. I’m not a fan of Obama, but that’s just poor. The joker was, like Reboot said, an anarchist and not a socialist. As for the general accusation that Obama is a socialist and the U.S. is becoming a socialist country, let’s just face it there is some truth to it: Last time I read, the government now owns 60% of a GM. The government also limited salaries for executives of companies that took bailout money. Maybe that was a good way to make sure the money wasn’t “wasted,” which I’m pretty sure it was anyway, but the government shouldn’t… Read more »

    Willustration
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    Willustration

    Anyone who believes Obama is even remotely socialist either has no idea what socialism is or has no idea who Obama is.

    deuce
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    I support Obama and I would disagree, I think Obama is moderately Socialist, but it’s a good thing. We’ll never see the US turn completely Socialist but we need government intervention now and then, especially now. And there’s a very strong reason everyone has socialized healthcare (except us).

    Willustration
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    Willustration

    Trust me, noone would be happier if Obama was socialist, but he’s not. All of Obama’s cabinet picks have been from the financial sector, former hedge-fund jockeys and investment company CEOs, that’s about as far away from socialism as you can get.

    Luke Magnifico
    Member

    Why so Socialist.

    Puulaahi
    Member

    Yes, the joke is on the Republicans. Palin 2012 for the lolz.

    m00seburger
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    m00seburger

    Republicans have literally nothing of any cultural relevance to add to the world. They are dull and uncreative white people who are doing everything they can to either regress our freedoms (ie, legislating our morality in the form of anti-abortion, anti-gay marriage, anti-stem cell research, etc.) or shit on the few genuine and awesome accomplishments Americans have achieved in the last 300 years.

    Seriously, get creative, get interesting, or get out.

    And also stop shilling for corporate interests. It’s fucking disgusting.

    bstaples
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    <>

    You should not be placed in a position of even the smallest hint of responsibility, duty or judgement. At any point in time.

    That’s called common-sense not socialism. Some companies had wet ink on their bonus checks, ready to dish ’em out as they got bailout money. I don’t care who you voted for, unless you’re in the special olympics, not a single person in the world should be rewarded with failure.

    Now let’s keep our wits about us for 3 more years until we can get Palin in office. >_>

    vincent.ex2
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    I like how he’s standing slightly to the left of the center of the picture…

    #makecasemdsgreatagain
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    Is it wrong to get a boner from this?

    db_tanker
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    hell, I ain’t racist…I pretty much hate everyone fairly equally. But this? This is kinda funny…yeah The Joker was an anarchist as was already stated. And some NY fishwrap did up Dubbya as the Joker already so there is nothing really new here. But as for the Obamassiah being too far left, I only ask that you look at his voting record from the past. And as for Socialism not being a bad thing then perhaps you should talk to some folks in Eastern Europe that are in their late 30’s to early 40’s. As for what I really would… Read more »

    roboxer
    Member

    If you really think socialism is bad, ask all the socialist countries, Sweden, Finland, Netherlands…

    redxblack
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    Soviet totalitarianism wasn’t socialism. Look at Spain in the early 1930s if you want to see a socialist government. That worked great until the fascists overthrew the democratically elected government.

    mechiah
    Member

    as in all things, i reserve judgment until i see what cAsEmOdS has to say about this.

    Elepski
    Member

    This is just more Conservative asshat propaganda… They decided to use an icon that their mindless media soaked minions would rally behind… Socialism is not a bad thing plain and simple… Just look at every other Industrialized western nation… Our Capitalist ways where the cause of the economic downfall and we took the rest of the world with us… Americans who rally against a Socialist movement are ether ignorant, paranoid or are just far to greedy… Our current healthcare system excludes the poor… or hard working people who simply cannot afford it. A social option will only work to control… Read more »

    redxblack
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    The joker wasn’t an anarchist. He was a sociopath and a nihilist. Anarchism is a real political philosophy that comes in many varieties – check out Emma Goldman, Kropotkin, Johann Most, Proudhon, Albert Parsons, August Spies …

    The so-called socialist countries mentioned are mixed market, just like we are. The US has lots of socialized programs, but unfortunately they underwrite corporate losses while protecting private profits. When the American people want to put people first, they’re demagogued.

    gor
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    gor

    What the real joke is, is that Obama and the Democrat controlled Congress more than tripled the National Debt in just 6 months and no one seems to care.

    The punch line is, that money coming out of everyone’s pockets, which includes you, your parent’s, your children’s and their children.

    gx5000
    Member

    Right, because you should always blame the one that sweeps away the mess and tries to fix what the previous guys broke.
    Genius….It’s all a game anyways, just like religion.
    Make a friend, get rich and you won’t care who gets screwed.

    Ejones
    Member

    As accurate as it is Timely. What a stupid fucking joke. Fail all around.

    redxblack
    Member

    Gor – Real economists (and not demagogues) have credited that expanded deficit spending to heading off a complete crash like the early 1930s. I do care that the deficit has exploded, and I cared when we were sending troops overseas and giving rich people a tax cut. We need a massive tax increase, but we need economic recovery first.

    gor
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    gor

    I have no problem spending money to fix something, but much of the money is being spent on really stupid shit or paying off those that help them get elected and is not going to benefit the average person (like the John Murtha Airport or the underground tuttle tunnel on Florida’s US 27, here’s a short list www.jasonmdurham.com/?p=177). Also, real economist know that the only proven way get an economy going to by LOWERING TAXES, no recovery ever happen enacting massive tax increases. As for troops overseas, Obama is continueing to follow the exact same game plan as Bush, but… Read more »

    TrAyVon'S GhOSt, nuCca
    Member

    Cool picture.

    @all
    get over yourselves.

    weezerisrock
    Member

    ^^This.

    Puulaahi
    Member

    Hopefully the middle class will get a tax cut next year. So well have more money to excite the economy.



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