Al Sharpton is kind of right, and kind of wrong here:
“First of all, then we have to say the American public overwhelmingly voted for socialism when they elected President Obama,” Sharpton said. “Let’s not act as though the president didn’t tell the American people – the president offered the American people health reform when he ran. He was overwhelmingly elected running on that and he has delivered what he promised.”
True, there were many people who voted for Obama because they knew what he was all about, but the “sucker” demographic is really what put Obama in power — the “Rainbows, Gumdrops & Unicorns” crowd who thought that we’d all be holding hands singing Kum Ba Ya by now (and the only place they’re doing that is in the Democrats’ Cloak Room on Capitol Hill). This was all helped along by a mainstream media woefully derelict in their reporting duties during the campaign.
Last month, a Gallup poll found that 36% of Americans viewed socialism positively — a number that is scary, but it’s still not enough socialists to elect an outwardly socialist president.
That’s exactly why Obama wasn’t an outwardly socialist candidate, but that shouldn’t have mattered to anybody who wasn’t too lazy to check out what he was all about. But sucklings who are after free stuff generally aren’t that energetic and inquisitive (think Peggy the Moocher).
So, Al Sharpton is a little right, and a little wrong, which is a refreshing change from his usual 100% wrong.