How can it be that people like CNN’s Glenn Beck and Fox brainwave Sean Hannity can land high paying spots on cable television? It obviously not because they are scholars. These professional 8th graders may have a grasp on something, but it’s sure not high level thinking. Aren’t they embarrassed? I’ll bet their mothers are. Obama a socialist? WTF?? Fascist?? WTF?? Have they bothered to look up the definition of these words?

Fascist: a political philosophy, movement, or regime (as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition2: a tendency toward or actual exercise of strong autocratic or dictatorial control <early instances of army fascism and brutality (from Merriam Webster).

Socialism:  1: any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods2 a: a system of society or group living in which there is no private property b: a system or condition of society in which the means of production are owned and controlled by the state3: a stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between capitalism and communism and distinguished by unequal distribution of goods and pay according to work done (from Merriam Webster).

The very notion that Obama is a fascist or a socialist is barking mad. If anybody was a fascist, it was Dick Cheney and his band of goons. Nobody has the political power to convert this nation of unruly curs into a socialist country. The notion that anybody, even the most irate left wingers, could undo centuries of private property ownership in favor of socialist wetdreams is absurd on its face. The 20th century’s big socialism experiment failed. Who wants to try that again.  Obama is no socialist.

I’m sure these curs and mental halflings on cable clearly understand that they are spouting nonsense. It is all a put-on to get America’s legions of low information voters (LIV) out of the pews and into the community centers for some old fashioned swift-boating. Republicans know that if you hurl enough shit, some of it is bound to stick to something and the LIV’s will pick up on it.

What lit my fire this day? See the HuffPo article.