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Why Obama's the Least Socialistic President in Modern History (And That's a Shame)

If the nation were governed by a referendum of Republican voters it would be more "socialistic" than it has been under President Obama.

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And as Obama has embraced more seemingly “socialist” mainstream ideas – tax structure, or greater infrastructure spending – his popularity has risen.

Whatever happens, one thing's already clear: Love him or not, Barack Obama is no socialist. But socialist-inspired ideas remain as popular – and as American – as ever. That's something politicians in both parties would do well to remember.

Richard Eskow is a writer, a senior fellow with the Campaign for America's Future, and the host of a weekly radio show, "The Breakdown."

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