Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Two respected bloggers are calling Obama a Fascist today.

Trevor Loudon at NewZeal and Van Helsing at Moonbattery are writing on the same subject: the Obama administration is refusing to buy drugs from a company whose CEO is Howard Soloman.

As we've shown, those who argue Obama is not a socialist rarely offer a definition of Socialism. When they do, their definition is just plain wrong. Just click the "Not a Socialist" label at the bottom of this post to see.

Unlike those Obama sycophants, Mr.'s Loudon and Helsing define Fascism. They then defend their claim that Obama is indeed a Fascist, at least in this specific case.

From yesterday's WSJ: Government Aims to Remove Drug CEO Jolts Firms, by Alicia Mundy:

The Department of Health and Human Services this month notified Howard Solomon of Forest Laboratories Inc. that it intends to exclude him from doing business with the federal government. This, in turn, could prevent Forest from selling its drugs to Medicare, Medicaid and the Veterans Administration. If the government implements its ban, Forest would have to dump Mr. Solomon, now 83 years old, in order to protect its corporate revenue. No drug company, large or small, can afford to lose out on sales to the federal government, a major customer.

What did Mr. Solomon do?

The Forest case has its origins in an investigation into the company's marketing of its big-selling antidepressants Celexa and Lexapro. Last September, Forest made a plea agreement with the government, under which it is paying $313 million in criminal and civil penalties over sales-related misconduct.

A federal court made the deal final in March. Forest Labs representatives said they were shocked when the intent-to-ban notice was received a few weeks later, because Mr. Solomon wasn't accused by the government of misconduct.

Van Helsing:

Obama may be a communist by upbringing and inclination, but at this point his "fundamental transformation of America" more closely resembles fascism. Under communism, the government directly owns everything, and everyone works for it, essentially as a slave. In subtle contrast, fascism allows for ostensibly private concerns that in reality are run by the government.

Trevor Loudon:

What is it called when the government decrees who will be the CEO of a private corporation?

Fascism: a governmental system led by a dictator having complete power, forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism, regimenting all industry, commerce, etc., and emphasizing an aggressive nationalism and often racism.

Should we have made Obama swastika arm bands instead of the Commie Obama hat? Or, is this just an early step toward the communist utopia the hard left dreams of every night?

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