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Movie director offended by Republicans calling Obama 'Socialist

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Milos Forman, known as the director of the American classic One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and nothing else, writes in the New York Times today:

I hear the word “socialist” being tossed around by the likes of Rick Perry, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh and others. President Obama, they warn, is a socialist. The critics cry, “Obamacare is socialism!” They falsely equate Western European-style socialism, and its government provision of social insurance and health care, with Marxist-Leninist totalitarianism. It offends me, and cheapens the experience of millions who lived, and continue to live, under brutal forms of socialism.

Kind of stupid. Pretty sure one of those mentioned above are implying anything other than "Western European-style socialism" when they use the word "Socialism." Though, admittedly, Rick Perry can be difficult to understand.

[New York Times]

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