How do you convince someone that 1+1=2? Here’s what prompted this post:
This morning I asked a Republican co-worker if she had seen the Joe Biden interview yesterday. She said, “no,” so I told her that supposedly (I hadn’t seen it either at that point, but you can see it here) the interviewer called Obama a socialist. A Democrat coworker overheard this comment, and launched an attack against me, stating that what Obama said about “Spreading the wealth” isn’t a socialist policy. I disagreed, and she refused to listen to my reason. I said, “Don’t take my word for it, look up socialism and you will see that “spreading the wealth around” is a very good description of socialism.
Socialism is a system where wealth is taken from those who have it and given to those who don’t have it.
Obama said that he wants to “spread the wealth around.” To spread something, you must take it from where it is and move it somewhere else. This is socialism, pure and simple.
She (and others) seem to be hypnotized by Obama, and I have never gotten a good answer as to why she supports him. When I asked her originally why she supports him, she asked me if I had read his books. Any time I try to discuss the election with her, she gets defensive. I’m done talking to her about it (actually, I was done talking to her about it before this morning, but she poked at me).