Barack Obama Pushed ‘Redistribution’ at Historic Socialists Meeting in 1996

Can we call him a socialist now???
Barack Obama headlined a Democrat Socialists of America town hall meeting in Chicago in 1996. Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) is a democratic socialist and social-democratic organization in the United States formed in 1982 by leftist groups and former members of socialist and communist parties of the Old Left.
Buzzfeed reported:

Barack Obama pushed wealth redistribution in his speech at the socialist’s meeting.
Trevor Loudon dug up this Chicago DSA report on the socialist town hall event.

”Barack Obama observed that Martin Luther King’s March on Washington in the 1960s wasn’t simply about civil rights but “demanded jobs as well”.

One of the themes that has emerged in Barack Obama’s campaign is “what does it take to create productive communities”, not just consumptive communities. It is an issue that joins some of the best instincts of the conservatives with the better instincts of the left.”‘

‘Obama felt the state government has three constructive roles to play.’

‘The first is “human capital development”. By this he meant public education, welfare reform, and a “workforce preparation strategy”. Public education requires equality in funding. It’s not that “money is the only solution to public education’s problems but it’s a start toward a solution… A true welfare system would provide for medical care, child care and job training. While Barack Obama did not use this term, it sounded very much like the “social wage” approach used by many social democratic labor parties.

‘The state government “can also play a role in redistribution, the allocation of wages and jobs. As Barack Obama noted, when someone gets paid $10 million to eliminate 4,000 jobs, the voters in his district know this is an issue of power not economics. The government can use as tools labor law reform, public works and contracts.””

I think it’s fair to say that anyone who talks about redistribution at a national socialists meeting can be considered a socialist.
But, that’s just me.

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  • Patty

    Oh, to go back in time when the campaign of 08 was in full swing. Don’t you wish that Media and Journalists did their D#@n jobs?

    Did Blo, smoked pot, part of the Socialist movement, Wright, Davis, Ayers and so on.

    We faced a Historical Meltdown, and who do you call? Who does America believe will change and turn things around. Pot Head, Cocaine user, Socialist, Radical, a person who truly believes that the rich have too much and they should pay more taxes and they ARE THE BAD ONES. This guy is telling Catholics universities to pay for Contraception?

    Promotes Gay Marriage. This GUY? Are we all nuts?

  • a former dem

    and the lame Barry worshipping media of ABC, NBC, See-BS, NPR, Wash Post, NYT still tell us he’s a capitalist.

    Silly rabbits, lies are for demonRats, not independent voters, who have figured out the media is fully in the tank for Barry, and have been from day 1.

  • bg


    Déjà vu is Déjà vu is Déjà vu..


  • Patty

    2008, do you realize that this was just 7 years after one of the worse attacks on American Soil. Besides the native Americans, Pearl Harbor, the 911 attacks a time when we all came together.

    I am not express good from that day but good after that day.
    Heroes, families trying to put their lives back together, President saying we are strong and we will find out who did this. Children, Women and men, every color and greed died.

    We stuck together as we have always done, time and time before in Tragedy. It made me stronger and more hopeful.

    Now, I fear for my country, I am afraid of what Obama is doing. You can ask anyone and they will tell you the same thing.

    We lost love ones fighting for our freedoms. Now, we realizes that these wars are getting us now where and money has gone after bad. But we would never dream now, that this nation under Obama is becoming Socialized. All the death and carnage, parents losing their sons and daughters and to compound things, Obama is a Socialists.

    Mosque at Ground Zero, Capitalism is Bad, Gays can Marry, these are the important issues of the day? This will help our struggling economy.This will secure our nation?

    We have certainly come a long way since 9/11 and I never thought in my wildest dreams, we have a Socialist as President, Apologizes for our defending our nation and the world, and oh, my God, he says he isn’t finished, his job isn’t done, yet.

    Who are we and will we denied those who came together that Day and shortly after, Freedom, Faith and yes, Capitalism. Will we chose that path, I hope not.

  • pink tie Republican

    The Pakalolo Kid is taking Memorial Day off.

  • Patty

    And for those who live by the Rules For Radicals, Obama isn’t doing a thing wrong, not at all.

    Chaos and confusing, notice he doesn’t speak to the issue that are important but he speaks of a nation that in his mind will be so very very much better and people will all have the same and the wealthy, job creators will not.

    Problem is first Obama won’t talk about his failure as a President. Oh, no, but Social issues as the word says. More socialist propaganda and who is getting richer Obama and his friends who are involved in Bain and other companies. Book deals and Movies and making money, and yes, this is all a part of, wait for it, CAPITALISM.

    All his donors and Hollywood elites have capitalized of American money. Who with even an 8th education can’t see that Obama is a Hypocrite, liar and Attacks the Romney when people who work in close Connect in his own administration are Capitalists.

  • Big Mac

    Do socialists redistribute their coke and pot to everyone? We should ask Barry. What about cigs? Will he share them with smokers in his Socialist Utopia?
    So many questions!
    I think we will all get a Chevy Volt too!
    (But batteries are not included.)

  • Patty


    Big Mac

    There was news report on a Black guy, living in the Black section of the city, shot and kill another black for a pack of cigarettes. I didn’t believe this report but it was true.

    So, spread the cigs. Here, they will shoot you for them.

  • Patty
  • Patty


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  • Multitude

    Welcome to full out post-Leninist communitarianism focused on ends-equalization (rather than source/opportunity equalization) through an all-powerful, benevolent, activist and protectionist multicultural, cradle-to-grave sovereign.

    One name ensures Obama cannot run from his past now — not Ayers, Wright or Marshall-Davis — but a fictional name of Barack’s choosing: Julia.

    Indeed, Barack’s own “first a tragedy, then a farce” simulacra of Leninist theory has represented the radical dreams into a cartoon character that confesses and sustains his extremist ideological views. This is no longer history, “youthful optimism,” “choom induced philosophical haze,” or any other past he can distance from. It lives here and is the core focus of his second term agenda as expressed by the Julia centerpiece. Consider the tenants of early Barack Obama and present-day War on Independent Women Obamunist Julitarianism:

    1. State Controlled Communitarian Human Capital Development

    Young Barack: ‘The first is “human capital development”.
    Obamunist Julitarianism: “Julia is enrolled in a head start program to help her get ready for school. Because of steps President Obama has taken to improve programs like this one, Julia joins thousands of students across the country who will start kindergarten ready to learn and succeed.” “Their new college- and career-ready standards mean Julia can take classes she needs to do well.” “Julia’s son Zachary starts kindergarten. The public schools in their neighborhood have better facilities and great teachers because of President Obama’s investments in education and programs like Race to the Top.”

    2. Immersive biopower and comprehensive biopolitical control of the State’s subjects.

    Young Barack: “A true welfare system would provide for medical care, child care and job training.
    Obamunist Julitarianism: “Julia decides to have a child. Throughout her pregnancy, she benefits from maternal checkups, prenatal care and free screenings under health care reform.”

    3. End-state radical egalitarianism and coercive redistribution for social control and perceptual equality.

    Young Barack: ‘‘The state government “can also play a role in redistribution, the allocation of wages and jobs.’
    Obamunist Julitarianism: “Because of steps like the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, Julia is one of the millions of women across the country who know she’ll be able to stand up for her rights to equal pay.”

    Barack Obama has not ideologically changed since his young radical days other than he now is within grasp of completely ‘evolving’ and ‘progressing’ the United States to a post-Leninist Communitarian state, achieving the dream promised by Progressives for more than one-hundred years: Communism without a single bullet being fired during the revolution.

  • http://. WillofLa

    Obviously what is going to have to happen is, we are going to have to remove some so-called “freedoms” that have been perverted by the left that actually are in the Constitution. It is where and how they took control of our society, our culture, our traditions, and our government. What they do is legal, but it’s subversive, perverse, and anti-American. In that case what we have to do is by Constitutional Amendment declare that people who are part of the evil that has nearly taken over our nation is no longer legal, and make it illegal to take it to court as well so that these subversive organizations do not have any recourse to get back their right to exist. Then outlaw the ideology as a poison that subverts and destroys the Constitutional foundation of our country. No taking them to court to try to prove they are bad people who do mean harm to our nation and our lifestyles as Americans, forget that. Outlaw them altogether. That way we can send the cops into their offices, their homes, their rallies, their gatherings, their marches, their protests, and all other forms of exposure, and then go after their representatives in our government and arrest them for treason. Get rid of them all. Revoke their citizenship and deport them to Russia where they will be happy ever after.

    That is the only way to deal with this problem of Communists trying to take over our country. And they have been at it for a hundred years since Lenin began his takeover of Russia and the Bolshevic Revolution. We must make subversion against the law, and it is not a form of Speech protected under the 1st Amendment either. The ideology cannot exist. It must be pushed outside of the nation and make it like we thought it was when I was in school back in the 50’s and 60’s when we thought it was all in Russia and not here. We were lied to very badly by having that information denied us when our teachers knew damn well that we were being taken over and our government had been in bed with the Communists since the Revolution in Russia left millions starving and dieing and we sent Lenin millions of dollars for food and medicine. Unbeknowce to us he used it to feed his army and to kill all the people. 20 million died at the end, but he survived. Gee, I wonder how? We had a right to know that these bastards were already here working to undermind our very life.

  • http://. WillofLa

    I hate Obama because he is a Communist. I hate those who allowed him to become President which includes any and all Republican’s, Democrats, their followers and all liberals who knew Obama was a Communist but believed that getting him in office was the best way to make America the kind of country that they believed it should become. This includes the news media, and no excuse will be accepted for going along with them when they knew Communists were taking over the country. I am left with no alternative but hate, because liberalism has tried to convince me for many years that it’s not Communists, that was silly, it’s just we want the ideology of America to stand for fairness and equality. I’ve tried to tell them that none of their way was needed because it was all in the Constitution already. Their position is, their way will make it better than our forefathers forgot to put in there. My position is I haven’t seen or heard of anyone who was smart enough, or as smart or smarter than our forefathers, and were able to know what was left out of our Constitution that they would have discovered. Like Obama said that he believes the Supreme Court did go far enough in giving rights and freedoms where he saw was more needed than our forefathers did. Yeah, right. He’s not smarter than our forefathers and will not ever be. It’s a trick. The left has always disagreed that by allowing our Constitution to be applied to our society without being hindered by Democrat watering down that the people would never go back to being a Democrat ever again. That’s just the problem, I think the left know that’s true and they don’t want that to happen.

    So this is war, and has been for a long, long time. It’s just more American people need to wake up to the fact that it is war and not just the left trying to make America a better nation. What was wrong with it when they started to undo it back in the 50’s and 60’s? Nothing, that’s just it. It was their idea of what America should be that was wrong, not the way our Constitution had made it.

  • Kissmygrits

    I’ll bet prezzy fiscally responsible felt right at home in front of that group. Maybe he was just trying to be prezzy for all of America.

  • BurmaShave

    @#1 Patty commented:

    Oh, to go back in time when the campaign of 08 was in full swing. Don’t you wish that Media and Journalists did their D#@n jobs?


    Once you recognize that the proper name for the “MSM” is the “DNC media,” you realize that the miscreants did do their jobs, which is to distort the news, and deceive the public, in the service of promoting the Democratic Party and Socialism in general.

    That is what they do, all the time. I would not be the least bit surprised that back in 2008 the DNC media knew all about this and a whole lot more, which we have not found out about yet. We know for sure that the LA Times has for four years hidden from public view Obama celebrating with a Palestinian terrorist and his odious Muslim friends some years before hand.

    I keep telling everybody the real treacherous traitors here are the DNC media. Sure Obama is bad; he is their Frankenstein. But the real villains in our country are the lying conniving DNC media.

  • Patty

    I suppose with the Wars beginning to end. We should focus just a little more (sarc) actually, these days we must focus a bunch on the War right here at home.

    Socialists focus on Communist takeover of it people. Yes, a people are equal, so long as Government controls them. Apparently, this inactive president when it comes to America being free just isn’t his interpretation that America believes in.

    So, this president focuses on Social Issues. Things that in the past and even present have no importance in the bigger problems we are facing, Serious problems.

    Gays, Contraception, Mandated Healthcare, Attacks on Women, Church, GOP and our Constitution.

    Tea party and 2010 elections, that devastated the left socialist. Occupiers were in their favor. The sheep who played into the Socialist plan and George Soros created a name for the capitalists 1%. This was exactly what this Socialist wanted the Occupiers to protest and it all feel into place.

    Forget our debt, military, jobs, economy and National Security. Obama who is a true Capitalist himself, his now attacking Capitalism, Why, because he believes the mean bankers who he get donations from, are the problem and Romney is being attack because he was a business man who ACTUALLY created job. Think about this, the direction Obama is taking us is Communism. Full control over our health and other freedoms and then, What is next? We must not allow Obama a second term, he is devastating a real disaster in the making is coming and will be worse.

  • Patty

    #15 May 26, 2012 at 12:44 pm
    BurmaShave commented:

    There is a word of your post that I haven’t type here before. Yes, they knew who Obama was and they are all Socialists, too.

    They fit the name, perfectly. My point is, look what happen in 7 years after 9/11. All those who have fought and died. And now, I hope the Media and all the slime, projectile vomit lovers of Obama are Happy Now.

  • Patty

    There isn’t a word in your post


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  • http://. WillofLa

    As far as some people thinking that Communists have the right to say what they represent as well as people who believe that our Constitution is the way America should be, is a 1st Amendment right that should be protected. I’m saying the yes anyone who holds a controversial ideology as Communists do have the right to speak about their beliefs. But if it’s a ideology that preaches the destruction of our way of life, I’m saying that such a belief cannot be allowed to be placed on equal footing in our society as a counter way of life that would be better, because it’s not. And it’s not a subject that should be allowed to be aired in society as equal to the dominant ideology, American exceptionalism, Constitutionality, Constitutional Reublicanism, those kinds of things that are what America is supposed to be. And if you go to any other country you will get the hell stomped out of you if you go there and start preaching against that countries accepted and believed way of life.

    The only reason why Communism is able to take over in those countries is they concentrate on telling that ideology to the people of those countries who are discontented with their life, the disinfranchised, malcontents, and people who want something for nothing. And there are plenty of those people in every country. Everyone wants more, and that is what Communist concentrate on and that is giving people more without them having to work for what they want. Human’s are lazy, and if Communists can get some human’s to work with them for more rights and make it sound like the govenment is denying those rights from them and others, then you’ve got a movement. And before you know it those people get representatives elected to the government where they make alot of noise all time about issues of “equal rights” for their followers. And it goes from there until the whole government gives in and before long that country is Communists.

    They take advantage of people’s ignorance of the very thing that enumerates the rights that they have and that is their countries laws. Like America, the people didn’t know what rights they had according to the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence which is where the Bill of Rights is, people are ignorant of what exactly their rights are. Communists take advantage of that ignorance and tell people that they are keeping other people from having the same rights as they do. When people hear that they feel bad and allow the Communists to convince them to give up some of their rights so these ficticious people can have more rights than they actually do have.

    Will those people who give up some of their rights ever look up what their rights really are? Probably not. They will just go along with the people who sound like they know what they are talking about. That is most American’s. People don’t think, “I think I should look up what this guy is telling me my rights are.” We should want to know the truth.