I am registered as a Republican for voting purposes, but I don’t agree with most Republicans on all issues.
So for that reason, I often simple refer to myself as a conservative, but there are varying degrees of conservatives. I consider myself to be a fiscal conservative and a social moderate, but there is no “one word label” for that. If I must have a label, I would prefer to simple be labeled as a Capitalist.
Why capitalist? Because that is the ONLY one word political label that fits. I am a firm believer in capitalism. Capitalism gave birth to the Industrial Revolution, which caused an increase in national wealth, and poverty began to fall. Every country that practiced capitalism saw a dramatic increase in their standard of living while countries that rejected capitalism saw poverty increase.
In just the last twenty years capitalism has lifted more than 1 billion people out of. The extreme poverty rate in China has gone from 84% in 1980 to less than 10% today.
In Africa, inflation-adjusted per-capita income rose by an astonishing 97% between 1999 and 2010. Even those results are skewed because many countries in Africa are still either Socialist or non-capitalistic dictatorships.
In India hunger has shrunk by 90% after the country replaced forty years worth of Socialist stagnation with capitalist reforms beginning in 1991.
Economist Milton Friedman said “the only cases in which the masses have escaped from… grinding poverty… in recorded history are where they have had capitalism and largely free trade. If you want to know where the masses are worst off, it’s exactly in the kind of societies that depart from that.”
Keep these facts in mind as you listen to Barack Obama and his Democratic Party. They are enemies of capitalism and enemies of free trade. In fairness so is the Republican Establishment, but to a much lesser degree.
Speaking of Obama, I can think of no single person in my lifetime with so many labels. Some examples are Marxist, Socialist, Muslim, etc.
Many labels I have heard used to describe him I would rather not mention.
He has been called a pure Communist by the Russian Press and many in Russia are making that statement. One individual, a man named Xavier Lerma, who wrote many articles about Obama and what he has done, along with calling the people of the United States stupid and ignorant for putting him in office has openly called Obama a Communist! His article, “Obama’s Soviet Mistake,” discusses why what Obama is doing now has been done before in Russia and it failed.
“Putin in 2009 outlined his strategy for economic success. Alas, poor Obama did the opposite but nevertheless was re-elected. Bye, bye Miss American Pie. The Communists have won in America with Obama but failed miserably in Russia with Zyuganov who only received 17% of the vote. Vladimir Putin was re-elected as President keeping the NWO order out of Russia while America continues to repeat the Soviet mistake.”
This was in the first paragraph of his article where he made the statement about President Obama, “Well, any normal individual understands that as true but liberalism is a psychosis . O’bomber even keeps the war going along the Mexican border with projects like “fast and furious” and there is still no sign of ending it. He is a Communist without question promoting the Communist Manifesto without calling it so. How shrewd he is in America. His cult of personality mesmerizes those who cannot go beyond their ignorance. They will continue to follow him like those fools who still praise Lenin and Stalin in Russia. Obama’s fools and Stalin’s fools share the same drink of illusion.”
Yep, the United Socialists States of America has tasted the drink of illusion and they will dance in the fire should Obama tell them to do so!
One thing is for certain; for the 2016 election, the Democrats will nominate a socialist. It remains to be seen what the Republicans will do.