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Carson is quoting Lenin to criticize Obamacare. Is the reference bogus?
Carson is quoting Lenin to criticize Obamacare. Is the reference bogus?

It was the most expensive campaign ever launched, but opponents were determined to defeat the president's health care reform plan. "Would socialized medicine lead to socialization of other phases of American life?" began one of the pitches used in a massive advertising and lobbying effort. "Lenin thought so. He declared: 'Socialized medicine is the keystone to the arch of the Socialized State.'" That may sound like it was ripped from today's headlines — or at least, the debut this week of Fox News' latest talking head, Dr. Ben Carson. But although the retired Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon has been using the last sentence of that quote to...

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