Leftwing Think Progress thinks they have a gotcha moment with Senator Joe Lieberman today when he pondered whether Barack Obama should be called a Marxist, as William Kristol has posited.
I will tell ya that during this campaign, I’ve learned some things about him, about the kind of environment from which he came ideologically. And I wouldn’t…I’d hesitate to say he’s a Marxist, but he’s got some positions that are far to the left of me and I think mainstream America.
Moonbats everywhere shriek at being identified with Karl Marx, but, given some of their positions, they certainly have more in common with communists than with conservatives.
Obama's gaffe regarding guns, religion, illegal immigration, and anti-trade (the part that has been forgotten) may not paint him as a Marxist, but it is just the latest proof of how out of touch Obama is with normal Americans. He said,
And it's not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.
Cling to guns? Cling to religion? Cling to the laws of our land regarding immigration? Anti-trade?
As this Redstate post states, missteps like this one give us a better vision of what Obama actually thinks of his fellow citizens than any of the Hope and Change garbage. And as Erick pointed out, Jack Cafferty accusing Second Amendment supporting citizens of becoming Al Qaeda was disgusting and did nothing to help Obama.
But really. If Obama doesn't want people to ponder his affinity for Marxism, maybe he shouldn't surround himself with people who have questionable philosophies and connections.