A New York Times reporter asks PSBO whether or not he is a socialist, but PSBO initial blew him off because he wasn't prepared for that question, afterall the NY Times journalists have been his butt-boys and girls, why would he be prepared for a hard question! Once he came back to the oval office and checked in with Emanuel and Axelrod in true PSBO form , rather than saying "No I am not" he deflects and blames George Bush! He conveniently neglects to mention that 350 billion of the 700 billion from the Bush administration was handed over to him. However, he needed and additional 787 billion and is priming the government pump for yet another 4 trillion. Sorry, I'm not finding that to be completely consistent with free market principles.
I don't know whether or not he is a socialist because he is behaving more like as a tyrannical, dictator Marxist! He called that reporter back to reinforce his public position and force them to write that he is not a socialist. PSBO & company (Emmanuel, Axelrod & Soros) realize that the public does not have sufficient (relevant) education to recognize socialism or Marxism when they see it. However, If you conduct just a cursory study of Marxism, you will realize that a revolutionary, utopian belief in the ability to completely remake society is a central tenet of Marxism. Remaking society equals changing society. Sound familiar? You will also find that class warfare is a central invention of Marxism. The fact that class warfare is now firmly entrenched in our politics shows that Marxism has made major inroads into American life. Pitting classes against each other is a very Marxist concept and is exactly what I think about whenever I hear people rail against "evil" CEO's living excessive lifestyles.
PSBO's arrogance is mind boggling to me (ok, well not anymore I used to it from him now) he paraphrases Marx for two years during his campaign, wins the endorsement of Hugo Chavez, Fidel Castro and the son of Saul Alinsky but thinks that the American people are too stupid to make the correlation -- oh wait, most were! Yet when a journalist finally sprouts a pair of testicular gonads and asks a legitimate question he is blown off initially and later intimidated into running a favorable story.