Tuesday, May 8, 2012

NYT: Obama a Socialist

In an article, "Change in Paris May Better Fit U.S. Economic Positions," the Times reports: 
"With the victory of the Socialist candidate, François Hollande, in the French presidential election, the White House has lost one of its closest allies on the Continent, but perhaps gained one with economic policy beliefs more closely aligned with its own....Mr. Hollande seems 'naturally more palatable to the administration,' said Justin Vaïsse, the director of research for the Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution....Observers said that...Mr. Hollande was likely to hew closer to the Obama administration on economic issues....Mr. Hollande...said that the countries had a 'convergence' on economic issues."

So, according to the Times, the French Socialist is "closely aligned with," "naturally more palatable to," and "likely to hew closer" to the Obama administration on economic issues. Is, therefore, Barack Obama (more or less) a socialist?

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