Obama like Huey P. Long?

If you’ve been reading my blog, you already know that I don’t like a lot of Obama’s ideas. His ideas about wealth redistribution especially disturb me.

It had not occurred to me to compare Obama to Huey P. Long, but a recent article by Michael Franc did just that. wow.

I watched some of Long’s speeches in my rhetoric classes, and he was scary. I’m having a hard time thinking of words to describe how Huey P. Long made me feel. Was he evil? Power crazy? Just plain crazy?  Incredibly confused? Misguided? I can’t decide.

Anyway, now I’m remember all of those icky feelings about Long. The thought that Obama is like Huey Long is almost more than I can handle, but maybe he is. I don’t want to think about it.

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