Not that it comes as a surprise, but Rep. Todd Akin played the socialist card this weekend when asked about the debt deal being brokered by the White House and legislative leaders.
He basically said that Barack Obama is too much of a socialst to have legitimate negotiations with Speaker of the House John Boehner. Here is the transcript courtesy of PoliticMo.com (emphasis added):
"Q. Boehner backed out of the 'deal' that he and the President had been working on - what do you make of that? Do you think we'll get something to raise the debt ceiling, do you think it is necessary?
A. Here's the situation. You've got to understand: Obama [was] the most liberal of the Democrat Senators. I mean -- he is a flaming socialist.