Here’s an editorial piece from the Kansas City Star titled, “Shame on McCain and Palin for using an old code word for black,” by Lewis Diuguid in its entirety:
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.
Earth to Lewis: Du Bois and Robeson were self-admitted and proud Communists. Robeson, in fact, liked Stalin — a lot! I’m sorry if the truth hurts, but there it is.
One more thing. I don’t give a rat’s ass about the color of Obama’s skin or whether he is of African descent. I’ve said it here before and I’ll say it again: Alan Keyes, who is also Black, would make a better President. Bobbie Jindal, of Indian heritage, as well. Why? Because they have conservative principles. They believe what I believe. And that, my race-baiting hack, is all that matters.
P.S., Obama is not a Socialist. He’s a Marxist.
(H/T Little Green Footballs)