Rush Limbaugh has given the Republican party its issue to run on for 2010 and beyond. It's control. The Obama administration wants to control everyone, not just the bad guys they say put the economy in its current bad place.
Control is the term to use. They want to control you. Socialism may be the political term, but control is the word people understand. Especially the younger voters who've been convinced the GOP wants to control their private lives.
The Democrats want to control everything and everyone. And it's control you won't like.