Not only are you correct to point out Nixon proposed a nationalized health care system, the thing the nitwits can not seem to comprehend is Obamacare is founded on a design that drives business to the privately controlled HMO's, not entities controlled by the government. It's a model designed by Republicans as a free market solution. So you have to ask yourself, in what kind of alternate reality can a person come to the conclusion that Obama is a socialist for following a Republican plan for solving the health care cost inflation /under insured problem we face as a country? The answer, the sound chamber created by Faux and by right wing radio in which the lunacy of these sorts of accusations are never challenged. When they are challenged by people like me, and you, the nitwits come to the realization their beliefs are indefensible on logical or factual grounds. But by then it's too late. The belief is entrenched and extremely difficult to dislodge.