[FoRK] The real threat of reactionary socialism

Jeff Bone jbone at place.org
Fri May 23 14:47:01 PDT 2008


On May 23, 2008, at 4:06 PM, Aaron Burt wrote:
> On Fri, May 23, 2008 at 02:00:07PM -0500, Jeff Bone wrote:
>> I've recently pointed out here that I'm sensing a growing
>> reactionary trend among the Dems that threatens to hurl us straight
>> into the arms of doomed socialism.
>
> Sorry, not seeing anything material that even strays to the left of  
> LBJ.
> (Or Nixon, for that matter.)

Nixon didn't nationalize the oil companies, he just instituted wage  
and price controls.

The politician whose name you're struggling for, I believe, is "Hugo  
Chavez."

>> Maxine Waters [...] said,  paraphrase:
>>
>> "And guess what this liberal will be all about.  This liberal will be
>> all about socializi...  um... (long pause...)  basically... taking
>> over and the government running all of your companies."
>
> Sounds like a good bit of rhetoric, kinda like that Hillary quote  
> about
> bombing Iran you mentioned a while ago...
> BTW, you said "paraphrase" earlier.  Which is it?

Go dig it up.  That's as verbatim as I could get, running back over it  
several times.  Timing and expression fails to get captured  
perfectly.  You really have to hear / see this one to believe it.

jb



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