Do Obama’s left-wing critics get accused of racism as well?

Via Huffington Post:

MIT professor and widely renowned scholar Noam Chomsky said on Thursday that President Barack Obama is “basically what would have been called several decades ago, a moderate Republican.”

His comments came during an interview with The Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur.

Chomsky went on to say that Obama was “kind of a mainstream centrist with some concerns for liberal ideas and conceptions, but not much in the way of principal or commitment.” Chomsky told Uygur that he regarded the president’s stance on some issues as “pretty reactionary,” offering civil liberties as an example.

The scholar observed that today’s Democratic Party has become what used to be called “moderate Republicans” because Republicans have “more or less disappeared.”

“The Republican Party has become overwhelmingly so extreme that it’s hardly a traditional political party anymore,” he said.

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