Recall during the campaign when Barack Obama derided the McCain team for calling his policies socialist? BO, in mock indignation, stated "They are calling me "Social-is-tic". Of course, the MSM jumped on the band wagon, ensuring Americans that the most liberal member of the Senate and hanger-outer with socialists was indeed not harboring such an agenda.
Apparently, other world leaders didn't get that memo. In a paper to be published next week, Australian Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, states the following:
From the Sydney Morning Herald, January 31, 2009
"KEVIN RUDD has denounced the unfettered capitalism of the past three decades and called for a new era of "social capitalism" in which government intervention and regulation feature heavily.
Mr Rudd writes in The Monthly that just as Franklin Roosevelt rebuilt US capitalism after the Great Depression, modern-day "social democrats" such as himself and the US President, Barack Obama, must do the same again. But he argues that "minor tweakings of long-established orthodoxies will not do" and advocates a new system that reaches beyond the 70-year-old interventionist principles of John Maynard Keynes."
So whilst alert and informed Americans are smeared for uttering the "S" word, it's no news to anyone outside the borders that BO is as "social-is-tic" as we always knew him to be. How long can he keep the blinders on the remainder of Americans who still cling to the notion that this man is a centrist? Barack Obama will stay to the center as long as more conservative voices FORCE him to stay there. It's time for all Americans to wake up and realize that we have not elected a 40 yard line guy.