Mishkedeh-BizikheI'm Nate, a 21 year old living in both America and it's attic, attending Sheridan's Animation program.
"When you go to other countries, the political divisions are so much more stark and wider. Here in America, the difference between Democrats and Republicans—we’re fighting inside the 40-yard lines…
People call me a socialist sometimes. But no, you’ve got to meet real socialists. (Laughter.) You’ll have a sense of what a socialist is. (Laughter.) I’m talking about lowering the corporate tax rate. My health care reform is based on the private marketplace. The stock market is looking pretty good last time I checked."
Barack Obama, 19 November 2013, speaking at the Wall Street Journal CEO Council
Barack Obama’s advice to people who call him a socialist is that they should meet some real ones., author of America’s Got Democracy! makes the introductions.
… It was a touching ruling class moment. At a time of bitter partisan warfare in Congress and frequent mudslinging by business executives, a bunch of CEOs were able to sit down with their president and realize that they really aren’t so different after all. Together, they shared a good laugh at the idea held by many ordinary people in both parties—that Obama and Corporate America are somehow on different sides.
Note that Obama’s laugh line was the phrase “real socialist.” The suits laughed because the phrase reminded them that such a thing as genuinely radical politics—political ideas and politics that extend beyond the 40-yard lines—does exist, even though one rarely encounters it in this country….
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