Many here are surely familiar with the claims that Obama is a closet socialist. What is funny about this is that I have a friend who calls himself a true socialist. In fact, formally he is probably a Marxist. He is well-studied in political philosophy. He can't stand the evil capitalist, Obama. On any given day I may receive emails from freinds [work associates] on the right who hate Obama the socialist, and then emails from a real socialist who hates the capitalist, Obama. I just take the average of the two sides and keep smiling.