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Skip to comments.Shame on McCain and Palin for using an old code word for black ("Socialist")
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.
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Okay, we’ll call him a Marxist....since Karl was white.
Oh my goodness. Isn’t it amazing that we are all such racists and had no idea!!
Socialism = racist???
Now I’ve heard everything!!!
Yeah, and all of those black Germans from the National Socialists Party
So what non-code word should they use to call a socialist socialist?
I can’t wait. 4 years of “You’re a racist!” everytime someone disagrees with Obama.
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...
Wow, liberalism knows no depths of hate and lies
Code word = STUPID!
I thought it was an old code word for facist?
Truly equine defecation.
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!
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!
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.
Maybe they should call him a Communist... Close enough for government work.
I hate Illinois Nazis.
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?
These people are out of their minds.
how about commie pinko bastard?
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