The problem with calling Obama a 'socialist' for those things (or implying it) is that socialism didn't just spring up in a vacuum, and the idea of a government that cares for its people is not a new one. It wasn't invented by Karl Marx, for chrissake.
These are supposed to be national ideals that we were once known for. The Statue of Liberty, gifted to us. The poem carved at her feet. She's named Mother of Exiles, and who hasn't heard her call?
"Keep ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
Not only that, but you have anti-war activists telling our government to look after our own before we look after others. I don't know about you but I've personally asked myself why we're coddling other governments when our own is such a farce. (Then again, taking a look at the Taliban convinces me that we might not have it so bad.) He turns around and tries to take care of our own, and that's not good enough, either.
This isn't addressed to you directly, Zamdrist, but it does make me sit back and wonder, "What on earth do people want from him, if it's not trying to help his own countrymen?"