From The Raw Story in the USA:
RNC mulls accusing Bush of ‘socialism’
Published: Tuesday December 30, 2008
The divisions taking hold among Republicans are becoming more severe as the party prepares to accuse its outgoing president of embracing “socialism.”
The slur that conservatives were so fond of lobbing at Barack Obama during the presidential campaign is now being directed toward President Bush and GOP lawmakers who supported federal bailouts of the banking and auto industries. ..
Republican leaders in both the House and Senate supported the Wall Street bailout, and GOP presidential candidate John McCain infamously “suspended” his campaign to return to Washington and whip up support for the bill.
The socialism of the bailout of the big capitalist crooks in the USA is an extremely particular “socialism” between snigger quotes. It is socialism for the rich. For the financial base of the US Republican party.
Like the Iraq war and Bush’s other wars are also a form of “socialism for the rich”; as Big Oil, Big Weaponry, etc. profit from them and Joe Taxpayer pays for them. Well, these Republican cowards slavishly supported Bush and his wars for eight years. And now that Bush is almost out of the White House, they get “courageous” calling Bush the biggest insult in their vocabulary. Still not daring to mention those wars.