Obama Suggests People Who Think He's a Socialist "Meet Real Socialists"
Yesterday, President Obama told an audience at the Wall Street Journal CEO Summit that people who think he's a socialist ought to "meet real socialists," adding that "my health care reform is based on the private marketplace."
Having spent a decent chunk my life in Europe, I have to say I am sympathetic to the president's sentiments. Obama may be a center-left politician, but he has nothing on many left-wing politicians in Europe.
President Obama on Tuesday dismissed critics who call him a "socialist," suggesting they meet some real socialists if they think he's one.
"People call me a socialist sometimes," he said at the Wall Street Journal CEO Summit, addressing 100 top business leaders.
"But, no, you gotta meet real socialists. You'll have a sense of what a socialist is," he said to laughter from the crowd.
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