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Sat Dec 15, 2012, 02:38 AM

 

Obama says he'd be seen as moderate Republican in 1980s

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By Ian Swanson
The Hill
Dec 14, 2012

President Obama said his economic policies are "so mainstream" he'd be considered a moderate Republican in the 1980s.

In a Thursday interview with a Miami-based local television station, Obama said he thinks few people believe he wants to impose socialism on the country.

"The truth of the matter is that my policies are so mainstream that if I had set the same policies that I had back in the 1980s, I would be considered a moderate Republican," he told Noticias Univision 23 in a White House interview.

"I mean, what I believe in is a tax system that is fair," he continued. "I don't think government can solve every problem. I think that we should make sure that we're helping young people go to school. We should make sure that our government is building good roads and bridges and hospitals and airports so that we have a good infrastructure.

More: http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/domestic-taxes/272957-obama-says-his-economic-policies-so-mainstream-hed-be-seen-as-moderate-republican-in-1980s

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Reply Obama says he'd be seen as moderate Republican in 1980s (Original post)
UnrepentantLiberal Dec 2012 OP
villager Dec 2012 #1
merrily Dec 2012 #2
Justin_Beach Dec 2012 #3
TDale313 Dec 2012 #4
thebard77 Dec 2012 #5
OKNancy Dec 2012 #6

Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 02:39 AM

1. Well, no shit!

That's been obvious from his policies for four years!

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 02:49 AM

2. Is this supposed to be a good thing?

On some issues, he's been to the right of a moderate Republican in the 1980s.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 02:54 AM

3. In Canada

He'd be a conservative, no question.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 02:59 AM

4. but, but, but...

I keep hearing on the radio and internets that he's a commie pinko libural. I'm so confusid.

(Just in case it wasn't clear.)

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 03:05 AM

5. Conservatives are barely self aware.

 

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 10:19 AM

6. this has been posted several times on DU in other forums

It's not really necessary to post it in the Barack Obama Group.
If people would like to discuss this go to:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014336360 This thread has 95 replies and is active.

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