"Now, years later, 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."
-- Director Milos Forman, who lived under tyrannical socialist rule in Czechoslovakia, in an op-ed in yesterday's New York Times
Forman puts things in crystal clear perspective -- and puts the politically motivated hysterics of the Tea Party-led GOP in their place.
It's required reading.