Despite the fear of many libertarians and right wing pundits, Obama in fact has no Marxist stance, and draws many of his ideas from former American presidents like Lincoln, Jefferson and FDR.
To berate Obama for having read Marx, and for having been interested in socialistic ideas is foolish : Many young people go through such a phase in college, especially if one tends toward liberalism. That we are in economic crisis now demands some form of govermnet intervention, and charges of Marxism are so much whining and howling from those who simply cannot stand to see the GOP in decline.
The facts are simple: The GOP ran us off the road and into a ditch. A free and fair election brought us a progressive pragmatist, which is about as American an ideal one can find. Obama is not ending Capitalism. He is not in the mode of a dictator. This is not 1930s Germany, with their problems and covert lunacies. Why does stupidity and its irrational side effect, bigotry, continue to receive a fair hearing when it is so blatantly ill-informed?