If a black Republican president had come in, helped turn around the banking and auto industries (at a small profit!), insured millions through the private sector while cutting Medicare, overseen a sharp decline in illegal immigration, ramped up the war in Afghanistan, reinstituted pay-as-you go in the Congress, set up a debt commission to offer hard choices for future debt reduction, and seen private sector job growth outstrip the public sector’s in a slow but dogged recovery, somehow I don’t think that Republican would be regarded as a socialist.
If you overlook the hippie baiting rhetoric, Tricky Dick first term record was to the left of both Carter and Clinton. Now that’s a deep dish. Uh oh, now I’m thinking about Chicago style pizza. Mmm, pizza.
HT: My old friend Steve Caldwell on Facebook.