Socialisms is ur friend!

It’s okay, Barney will lead the way

Recently, republicians have been foaming at the mouth about Obama’s Stimulus bill, claiming it is “socialism” (READ: BOO!! SCARY!) The only think more absurd than comparing Obama’s economic plans with Soviet Socialism is the state of the GOP itself. (Go ahead let make that ass-clown Limbaugh your supreme leader….)

But seriously, there hasn’t been an intelligent dialogue about Socialism in this country in ages, if ever. GOP memory isn’t a fraction as good as their national symbol. Here’s a reminder: Reaganist capitalism has failed (tax cuts for Richy-rich, trust the magic of the market, Deregulation, repeat until filthy rich)

Since Republicans don’t generally respond to logic, reason, and a collapsed economy, then perhaps a rebranding is in order.
Maybe something a little more age appropriate to guide them along—imagine if socialism got a new symbol— like Barney!

Check out Joan Walsh’s amusing blog post on socialism at Salon.
Some highlights:
“There is no ‘truth’ about socialism, there are truths; just as there is no socialism, but many socialisms.”
“CNBC’s crazy Jim Cramer recently called Obama a “Bolshevik,” an even older, more obscure, more irrelevant slur.”

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