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Shame on McCain and Palin for using an old code word for black ("Socialist")
Kansas City Star ^ | October 21, 2008 | Lewis Diuguid

Posted on 10/21/2008 4:07:20 PM PDT by buccaneer81

Shame on McCain and Palin for using an old code word for black By Lewis Diuguid, Kansas City Star Editorial Page columnist The "socialist" label that Sen. John McCain and his GOP presidential running mate Sarah Palin are trying to attach to Sen. Barack Obama actually has long and very ugly historical roots. J. Edgar Hoover, director of the FBI from 1924 to 1972, used the term liberally to describe African Americans who spent their lives fighting for equality. Those freedom fighters included the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., who led the Civil Rights Movement; W.E.B. Du Bois, who in 1909 helped found the NAACP which is still the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization; Paul Robeson, a famous singer, actor and political activist who in the 1930s became involved in national and international movements for better labor relations, peace and racial justice; and A. Philip Randolph, who founded and was the longtime head of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and a leading advocate for civil rights for African Americans. McCain and Palin have simply reached back in history to use an old code word for black. It set whites apart from those deemed unAmerican and those who could not be trusted during the communism scare. Shame on McCain and Palin.

(Excerpt) Read more at voices.kansascity.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: black; codeword; kc; socialist
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I never knew all those Canadians and Europeans were black. I must be colorblind.
1 posted on 10/21/2008 4:07:25 PM PDT by buccaneer81
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To: buccaneer81

Okay, we’ll call him a Marxist....since Karl was white.


2 posted on 10/21/2008 4:09:13 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: buccaneer81

Oh my goodness. Isn’t it amazing that we are all such racists and had no idea!!
Socialism = racist???
Now I’ve heard everything!!!


3 posted on 10/21/2008 4:10:15 PM PDT by jackv
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To: buccaneer81

Yeah, and all of those black Germans from the National Socialists Party


4 posted on 10/21/2008 4:10:31 PM PDT by skimbell (Life, Liberty and the pursuit of all who threaten either.)
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To: buccaneer81

So what non-code word should they use to call a socialist socialist?


5 posted on 10/21/2008 4:10:54 PM PDT by Need4Truth
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To: buccaneer81

I can’t wait. 4 years of “You’re a racist!” everytime someone disagrees with Obama.


6 posted on 10/21/2008 4:10:56 PM PDT by Phantom Lord (Fall on to your knees for the Phantom Lord)
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To: buccaneer81

Wow.......I cannot take this anymore! The left tries to deflect every single legitimate attack against Obama’s platform by dismissing it as “racist”. It’s very telling that this is the only defense they have left...


7 posted on 10/21/2008 4:10:57 PM PDT by shafnutz05 (A citizen of RED Pennsylvania)
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To: buccaneer81

Wow, liberalism knows no depths of hate and lies


8 posted on 10/21/2008 4:11:09 PM PDT by realcleanguy ("I have not yet begun to fight")
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To: buccaneer81

Lewis Diuguid

Code word = STUPID!

9 posted on 10/21/2008 4:11:18 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: buccaneer81

I thought it was an old code word for facist?


10 posted on 10/21/2008 4:11:42 PM PDT by concentric circles
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To: buccaneer81

Truly equine defecation.


11 posted on 10/21/2008 4:11:45 PM PDT by Humvee (Beliefs are more powerful than facts - Paulus Atreides)
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To: buccaneer81

Oh hooey on all this stupidity. I don’t know who to blame more; the idiots that say such things or the media that cover them! It’s insane as well as inane!


12 posted on 10/21/2008 4:12:01 PM PDT by LakeLady (I am a Female Alpha Dog Activist!! I hunt & tree demonRATS! THEN I bite!)
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To: buccaneer81

That reporter has to file for disability, because if he reached THAT FAR to call McCain and Palin racists, he HAD to have ruptured his back — permanently!


13 posted on 10/21/2008 4:12:12 PM PDT by cincinnati65 (Lucky participant in 189 different Nigerian business deals......still waiting on payment.)
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To: jackv
Socialism = racist???
Now I’ve heard everything!!!

Hey, saying he is skinny is racist. Saying he has a white friend who is a terrorist is racist. Saying he is an elitiest is racist.

The list goes on and on.

14 posted on 10/21/2008 4:12:33 PM PDT by Phantom Lord (Fall on to your knees for the Phantom Lord)
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To: buccaneer81

Maybe they should call him a Communist... Close enough for government work.


15 posted on 10/21/2008 4:12:36 PM PDT by babygene (It seems that stupidity is the most abundant element in the universe)
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To: skimbell
Yeah, and all of those black Germans from the National Socialists Party

I hate Illinois Nazis.

16 posted on 10/21/2008 4:12:43 PM PDT by Bernard (If you always tell the truth, you never have to remember exactly what you said.)
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To: buccaneer81

LOL! There’s just no way the left can’t spin anything a Republican says into a racist slur. Even using Hussein’s middle name has been dubbed racist. Can you imagine the new speak that will ensue if Hussein actually gets elected?


17 posted on 10/21/2008 4:13:10 PM PDT by saganite (Obama (Senator Government) is a political STD)
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To: buccaneer81

These people are out of their minds.


18 posted on 10/21/2008 4:13:42 PM PDT by ExiledChicagoan (I see a red door and I want it painted black. But that's just me.)
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To: Need4Truth
The democrats like to call Socialists things like Patriot
19 posted on 10/21/2008 4:13:50 PM PDT by skimbell (Life, Liberty and the pursuit of all who threaten either.)
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To: kcvl

good grief.

how about commie pinko bastard?


20 posted on 10/21/2008 4:14:06 PM PDT by jester221 (Obama and Osama both have friends who tried to blow up the Pentagon & the Capital)
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To: Bernard

>>>I hate Illinois Nazis.<<<
—This should be our battlecry.


21 posted on 10/21/2008 4:14:15 PM PDT by Shqipo (McCain/Palin rallies.... No rock bands required.)
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To: buccaneer81

Leftists will play the race card until it quits working.

This would be a very good time for that to happen.


22 posted on 10/21/2008 4:14:18 PM PDT by Interesting Times (For the truth about "swift boating" see ToSetTheRecordStraight.com)
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To: buccaneer81

You can make this kinda s-— up.


23 posted on 10/21/2008 4:14:33 PM PDT by ClaudiusI
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To: buccaneer81

Hitler was black?

Hitler

24 posted on 10/21/2008 4:14:34 PM PDT by Brown Deer
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To: buccaneer81

How about ‘Communist’ after his mentor ‘Frank’?


25 posted on 10/21/2008 4:14:43 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Don't let me interrupt your prayers for a suffering celebrity!)
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To: buccaneer81
Lewis is a two knuckle deep nose picker which is a code word for someone who is a two knuckle deep nose picker.

The fact he is in the management of the Star is a good indication of its journalistic quality.

He usually depants himself on Wednesdays with such pearls. Or, at least he used to when I needed the paper to line the litter box.

26 posted on 10/21/2008 4:15:23 PM PDT by IrishCatholic (No local communist or socialist party chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing.)
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To: buccaneer81

This is the most ridiculous thing I’ve seen in awhile. If anything I would say “Socialist” is a code word for tall bony black-turtlenecked folk singers. After Barack outlined his economic plan it’s difficult to say that it’s not Socialism.


27 posted on 10/21/2008 4:15:40 PM PDT by purplelobster
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To: Phantom Lord

Yeah, and don’t call him by his middle name either.


28 posted on 10/21/2008 4:15:52 PM PDT by landerwy ("A republic, if you can keep it")
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To: buccaneer81
Hussein is half black but he's %100 Socialist.
29 posted on 10/21/2008 4:15:54 PM PDT by Dallas59 (Just Say NObama!)
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To: buccaneer81

I thought socialist was a code word for “Jew”


30 posted on 10/21/2008 4:16:25 PM PDT by sobieski
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To: shafnutz05

It’s not the most intellectual argument...

I prefer to deal with facts, not emotion. Although, emotion is not a bad thing, if it helps us to be more loving, compassionate people. But facts are facts.


31 posted on 10/21/2008 4:17:02 PM PDT by khnyny ("The demagogue is one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots.")
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To: Brown Deer

32 posted on 10/21/2008 4:17:02 PM PDT by skimbell (Life, Liberty and the pursuit of all who threaten either.)
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To: buccaneer81
J. Edgar Hoover, director of the FBI from 1924 to 1972, used the term liberally to describe African Americans who spent their lives fighting for equality. Those freedom fighters included the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., who led the Civil Rights Movement; W.E.B. Du Bois, who in 1909 helped found the NAACP which is still the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization; Paul Robeson, a famous singer, actor and political activist ...

I believe he accurately called them "Communists."

33 posted on 10/21/2008 4:17:08 PM PDT by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: buccaneer81

* Rolling eyes *


34 posted on 10/21/2008 4:17:59 PM PDT by Shelayne (Pray without ceasing. Pray the Lord's Hand in our election process.)
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To: buccaneer81

This is the dumbest thing I’ve read in a long time. And given the jaw-dropping dumbness of so much that has been written this election cycle, that says a lot.


35 posted on 10/21/2008 4:18:04 PM PDT by T. Buzzard Trueblood (Odinga is the new Ayers.)
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To: buccaneer81

Lewis sure toes the plantation line.


36 posted on 10/21/2008 4:18:11 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (u)
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To: skimbell
What you say Willis?

P8riot

37 posted on 10/21/2008 4:18:11 PM PDT by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.)
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To: buccaneer81
OK...fair enough.I'll never again refer to Osama as a socialist.From now on he's a Maoist.
38 posted on 10/21/2008 4:18:19 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Obama:"Ich bin ein beginner")
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Okay he is a socialist and we can not call him one so from now on I will call him what I beleive him to be, a Communist


39 posted on 10/21/2008 4:18:45 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Vote FOR AMERICA . Vote McCain / Palin)
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To: kcvl

Can I say bucktoothed geek and still be PC?


40 posted on 10/21/2008 4:19:03 PM PDT by wac3rd (Conservatives are not always Republicans.)
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To: buccaneer81

Black America can’t comprehend the word socialist. They vote for free money


41 posted on 10/21/2008 4:19:29 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Ferengi?.....Probably not, but he sure has the lobes)
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To: buccaneer81
and Patriot means NAZI... please.
42 posted on 10/21/2008 4:19:36 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - McCain/Palin'08 = http://www.johnmccain.com/)
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To: buccaneer81

Uh oh... Bernie Sanders is in big trouble, huh...


43 posted on 10/21/2008 4:20:45 PM PDT by Zeppo (Every mighty mild... seventies child... Beats me (Metric - Combat Baby))
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To: kcvl
I wonder what Lewis Diuguid would call these people:


44 posted on 10/21/2008 4:20:50 PM PDT by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: skimbell
LOL - He thinks he's a socialist.

LOL - He thinks he's a socialist.


45 posted on 10/21/2008 4:20:50 PM PDT by Brown Deer
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To: buccaneer81
When they lose this election, if they're honest with themselves, it'll be summed up in one word..... OVERBOARD

Obama and the drive-bys showed no modulation, no restraint, no judgment in their relentlessly ham-handed attacks.

And, eventually, people who aren't what they incessantly called them decided to vote as if they were.

46 posted on 10/21/2008 4:21:00 PM PDT by Cedric
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To: buccaneer81

All you ever need to know about Louie Diu-guider:

Lewis W. Diuguid is vicepresident for community resources at The Kansas City Star. He serves on the editorial board, is an opinion page columnist and isresponsible for The Star’sphilanthropic efforts in the community. Since 1995 he has co-chaired the diversity initiative at The Star and since 1993 has facilitated diversityworkshops for Star Co. staffers, colleges and community organizations.

(sic)


47 posted on 10/21/2008 4:21:19 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (u)
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To: Need4Truth
So what non-code word should they use to call a socialist socialist?

How about "targets"?

48 posted on 10/21/2008 4:21:27 PM PDT by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.)
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To: buccaneer81

Who was the astute FReeper that pointed out that the purpose of propaganda was not to misguide but to humiliate?


49 posted on 10/21/2008 4:22:54 PM PDT by posterchild
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To: A_Former_Democrat

He’s there for life. They would never dare get rid of him.


50 posted on 10/21/2008 4:23:23 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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