any on the left try to evade the truth about Obama, Pelosi and their believers but they are modern day Socialists in the vein of the Western European Socialist Democracies. For some reason they feel that this inconvenient truth will hurt their chances of getting Obama re-elected. These Obama apologists refer to outdated, arcane definitions of Socialism as defined by early and mid-1800s civic theorists such as Marx. That type of Socialism as defined by Marx is now referred to as Communism. From Socialist state - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ... Modern Socialist government, which generally refers to a liberal democratic state presided over by an elected majority socialist party that is not, or does not necessarily have to be, pursuing the development of socialism; the state apparatus is not constitutionally bound to an eventual transition to socialism. Non-statist socialists such as anarcho-socialists, libertarian socialists and Council communists reject the concept of a "socialist state" altogether, believing that the modern state is a byproduct of capitalism and cannot be used, or is not required, to establish a socialist system. A perhaps too brief and concise modern definition of Socialism is: Socialism is when a government protects the freedom of and offers services to its people. But it is a starting point. Countries in Western Europe openly refer to themselves as Socialists and their political parties as Socialists. The UK, France, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Italy, Spain, Portugal to name a few, have declared themselves to be Socialist states and have been ruled by Socialist Parties. One country that is and that many people on the left and the right don't like to have it called a capitalistic/Socialist country, is the United States of America. Why is this understanding important? Many of the Western European countries are abandoning many of their Social programs because they don't work and are not sustainable. Portugal ousted their Socialist party earlier this year and until 4 days ago, Spain was ruled by their Socialist party. I, for one, am glad to live in a Socialist society with a Capitalistic/Socialist form of government. It is not perfect and needs lots of tweaking but that's why the people we elect into office need to be fully understood in what their visions are. I don't believe the "more" Socialist countries such a s we see in Europe represents the model that is best for the long-term economic health of the USA or the freedom and pursuit of happiness by its citizens. Obama is clearly a follower of these European style Socialist political parties and desires to change the USA to that style of government/society. There are political hacks, main stream media and even a few people on Brown Cafe that want to distract you by referring to archaic, arcane and obsolete definitions of government types to keep people from referring to Obama as a Socialist and the fact that he wants to change the USA to a Western European style Capitalist/Socialist society. These are my thoughts on this topic. What are your thoughts on this Inconvenient Truth about the Change that Obama wants to bring to the USA?