The conservative blogosphere is having a collective climax today because a blogger from sayanything.com snapped a photo of some old reference books about socialism in the White House Library.
According to this blogger, the White House tour guide said that the White House library was stocked by Michelle Obama.
Connect the dots. Michelle Obama stocked the White House library with (two? three?) books whose titles refer to socialism – President Obama is therefore a socialist, QED.
Here's the photo:
Surely this means that every time President Obama is in the midst of important policy deliberations, he goes into the library, dusts off The American Socialist Movement, 1897-1912, and uses it to help him figure out what the most socialist policy would be.
But seriously, a couple of books about socialism is supposed to mean something? What about the books on populism? Doesn't this make Obama a Teabagger?
And by the way, Nathan Glazer, author of the book on Communism depicted on the picture, is a well-known anti-communist intellectual from the original “neoconservative” social/political circle which included Daniel Bell, Irving Kristol, and Patrick Moynihan.
It bears noting that this photo (below) was taken of the White House library when Bush, Jr. was president.
The Autobiography of Malcolm X? Clearly this means that Bush was a black militant. Who knew?