President Obama Scolds those Who Criticize his Use of a "Socialist Mop" to Clean Up Nation's Messes - Video 10/15/09
Here is video of President Obama chiding those who oppose his agenda, scolding them for criticizing his use of a "socialist mop" to clean up the nation's messes. Obama was trying to be sarcastic, but may have inadvertently agreed with his critics that his approaches to governing are "socialist" in nature.
Obama had said he rejected those who would sit back and criticize what he is doing to try and deal with issues, likening critics to someone who sits and criticizes the way someone is mopping up a mess:
"Another way of putting it is when, you know, I'm busy and Nancy's (Pelosi) busy with our mop cleaning up somebody else's mess --- we don't want somebody sitting back saying, you're not holding the mop the right way. Why don't you grab a mop, why don't you help clean up. You're not mopping fast enough. That's a socialist mop. Grab a mop -- let's get to work."
The nation is not a floor to be mopped. All approaches to governing are not the same, and do not have the same outcome. It does matter what method you use to fix problems. If you use socialism, you wind up with a very different nation.