Is Barack Obama a socialist? Some might call that a stretch but as The Blaze reports, during a question-and-answer session during the President's trip to Argentina, he told young people not to worry about labels or what system is best:
“So often in the past there has been a division between left and right, between capitalists and communists or socialists, and especially in the Americas, that’s been a big debate,” Obama said during a town hall meeting in Buenos Ares.
“Those are interesting intellectual arguments, but I think for your generation, you should be practical, and just choose from what works,” Obama continued. “You don’t have to worry about whether it neatly fits into socialist theory or capitalist theory. You should just decide what works.”
That is a far cry from the pro-capitalist message pushed by most American politicians, both Republican and Democrat, who lived through the Cold War and the attempts by communist regimes, specifically the Soviet Union, to spread their oppressive ideology.