Rightblogger: Don't Call Obama a Socialist -- Socialist Americans Might Like Him More
Writing at the website of top conservative blogger Michelle Malkin, Doug Powers understands Steele's difficulty: "Not because it's an inaccurate description," he assures his readers, but because "Only 53% of Americans think that capitalism is better than socialism. That's a pretty close tipping-point. In other words, we could be approaching the time when calling Barack Obama a 'socialist' becomes nothing more than positive image campaign advertising for... Barack Obama. So there's that to consider."
We've come a long way when even a primary wingnut site admits its fellow citizens are too socialist to heed their baleful cries. Maybe they should go back to calling Obama a fascist. It won't draw more independent voters to them, but we're beginning to get the impression that's not the point anyway.