Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Turns Out That Ol' Cavey Was Right All Along
And all the "change" you can handle

Here's some of the article from Fox News; (Emphasis mine) Obama to Plumber: My Plan Will 'Spread the Wealth Around'
Barack Obama tells a plumber in Ohio he wants to "spread the wealth around," eliciting criticism that his economic recovery plan is socialist in nature.

Barack Obama told a tax-burdened plumber over the weekend that his economic philosophy is to "spread the wealth around" -- a comment that may only draw fire from riled-up John McCain supporters who have taken to calling Obama a "socialist" at the Republicans rallies.

Obama made the remark, caught on camera, after fielding some tough questions from the plumber Sunday in Ohio, where the Democratic candidate canvassed neighborhoods and encouraged residents to vote early.

"Your new tax plan is going to tax me more, isn't it?" the plumber asked, complaining that he was being taxed "more and more for fulfilling the American dream."

"It's not that I want to punish your success. I just want to make sure that everybody who is behind you, that they've got a chance for success too," Obama responded. "My attitude is that if the economy's good for folks from the bottom up, it's gonna be good for everybody ... I think when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody."
And then there's this from the Merriam-Webster Dictionary; Main Entry: Marx·ism
Pronunciation: \märk-si-zum\
Function: noun

The political, economic, and social principles and policies advocated by Marx ; especially : a theory and practice of socialism including the labor theory of value, dialectical materialism, the class struggle, and dictatorship of the proletariat until the establishment of a classless society.
By the way, I'm unfamiliar with the phrase "dialectical materialism" (I must have been asleep during Comrade Ayers class that day), so I thought I'd look up the definition. Interesting, indeed.

Here's a bit from the Columbia Encyclopedia: Dialectical Materialism,
Official philosophy of Communism, based on the writings of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, as elaborated by G. V. Plekhanov, V. I. Lenin, and Joseph Stalin. The basic tenets are that everything is material and that change takes place through “the struggle of opposites.”
"Change"... where have I heard that before?


Blogger Joe of St. Thérèse said...

Now if McCain can call Obama out on it...we're in business...

12:26 AM  
Blogger Robert said...

No word from you on Sister Cecilia Gaudette ?

8:23 AM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Orthodoxae said...

He's starting to do so. Not holding my breath though.

12:51 PM  
Blogger Viator Catholicus said...

I think McCain did read your blog.

10:10 AM  

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