socialism

"Socialism" and related terms ("socialist") have been used a total of 11 times by the politicians and political influencers that NPR is tracking.

Why We're Tracking This: It's used a lot by Republicans when they talk about President Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. As in, they tell voters that Democrats will turn the nation into a "socialist" state.

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Tarryl Clark (D)

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  • Last 7 days: 0 uses (up 0% from last week)
  • Overall: 0 uses since Aug. 30

Bob Dold (R)

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  • Last 7 days: 0 uses (up 0% from last week)
  • Overall: 0 uses since Aug. 30

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  • Last 7 days: 0 uses (up 0% from last week)
  • Overall: 2 uses since Aug. 30

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  • Last 7 days: 0 uses (up 0% from last week)
  • Overall: 2 uses since Aug. 30

'Sparkline' graphs plot each word's motion over the last 8 weeks.

Recent uses of "socialism"

...former Enron director shows Ronnie Chan scorns the values of Western democracy. According to Chan, “Popularism will lead to socialism…The democrats only promote the upside of universal suffrage, they don’t discuss the downside. All the countries with the highest...

Joe Sestak , via RSS (September 20)

...in fact fundamentally challenge the survival of America as we know it…On the one front we have a secular socialist machine led by Obama, Pelosi, and Reid, and on the other front we have radical Islamists who would fundamentally...

Newt Gingrich, via Facebook (September 20)

...Oklahoman recently said Newt would be the best person to develop this new contract and save America from Obama's secular-socialist policies. Read the article below and then share your views on a 2010 Contract with America....

Newt Gingrich, via Facebook (August 27)

...Oklahoman that Newt is the best man to construct a new Contract with America and save Americans from Obama's secular-socialist machine.  He writes in response to the "America awaits its new contract from Republicans" article posted in The Oklahoman...

Newt Gingrich, via RSS (August 27)

...The hidden costs of socialism - In his speech to the Young America's Foundation, Newt says the hidden costs of socialism are the jobs...

Newt Gingrich, via Facebook (August 26)

... Originally posted at Human Events In the 2008 campaign, President Obama gave us all a hint of his socialist leanings when he promised to Joe the Plumber that he would “spread the wealth around.”  Last week, we found...

Newt Gingrich, via RSS (August 18)

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