Just because the ACA is better than what came before it doesn't mean it is good. It certainly doesn't mean it is good enough. The right can call out all the problems and label them as they wish. Never mind that they laid the groundwork for those problems.
I suspect those who ever lived under the brutal oppression of truly socialistic regimes must find the denigration of a Democratic administration's efforts to preserve some strands in a social safety net as "socialism" objectionable at best, appalling at worst.
It's entirely fair to call President Obama a liberal. It's even fair to call him a "big spending" liberal (assuming you're willing to call our previous president a "big spending conservative"). It is inaccurate, though, and a little disingenuous to call him a socialist.
So much of our politics is insubstantive or irrational, and we often talk about our disagreements in terms of psychology, personality, and taste. Fair enough; but anarchism socialism, liberalism, and conservatism also all deserve to speak to us.
Despite his many remarks against the federal government, Rick Perry is in fact responsible for Texas being the second biggest state recipient of stimulus dollars -- ostensibly "redistributed" from tax payers in other states.
The Democratic Socialists of America, the largest socialist body in the United States, is about to restart its LA local. Since the 1990s there has been no DSA unit in Tinseltown, despite the city's liberal stereotype.
Fox News relentlessly sounds the "socialist" chorus, rallying some Americans with posters featuring hammer-and-sickle drawings next to our elected leader. But for the rest of the world, this all seems pretty silly: