Obama’s ‘Muslim Socialist: Joke Draws Big Laughs
From Huffington Post:
President Barack Obama slid in a shoutout during his 2013 White House Correspondents’ Dinner speech to conspiracists who wonder about both his religion and economic preferences.
“These days, I look in the mirror and I have to admit,” Obama said. “I’m not the strapping young Muslim socialist I used to be.”
The piece goes on to quote various conservative figures like Henry Barbour, Pat Robertson and Sarah Palin, all of whom have used “He’s a Socialst!” in some form or another.
But consider the following income data from Pew Research, courtesy of Daily Kos:
Household wealth rebounded by $5 trillion in the first two years of the economic recovery, from 2009 to 2011. But, in a familiar story, most of the benefit went to those at the top. The bottom 93 percent of households lost $600 billion, according to Pew Research, while the top 7 percent—those with more than $836,033—gained $5.6 trillion. That’s a loss of 4 percent vs. a gain of 28 percent.
If Obama is turning this country Socialist, he’s doing a spectacularly lousy job of it.