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
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
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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