Tuesday, November 20, 2012

What We Think About Socialism

The Republican crazies, the Tea Party types and their parrots, are continually hollering and blathering about Obama being a "socialist." Let's lay aside the fact that the likelihood of these ninnies actually knowing what socialism is is pretty damn remote and concentrate what the numbers below are saying. Anybody who's truly worried about socialism can look at these numbers and be either worried or not. Only 3 out of 10 of us are favorably inclined to socialism, but 4 of 10 aren't high on capitalism. But the less advantaged demographics--blacks, Hispanics, those making less than $30,000 a year are much more favorably inclined towards socialism than the rest of the society. And it's no secret that the number of them is rising.

Of course, I should note that there's no guarantee that the respondents to this survey know what socialism is either. Still, I find these numbers pretty intriguing.
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