We've finally gone round the bend on the race-baiting:
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.
No, shame on you assbutt. McCain and others are calling Obama a Socialist because he sounds like a Socialist. His quote indicating his desire to "spread the wealth around" was the most elegantly succinct summary of Socialism this ThunderJournalist has ever seen.
This sort of mindless race-baiting is nothing new, and is especially virulent amongst many local single-chromosome lefty bloggers. Reasoning is hard. Silencing opponents with ridiculously inapt loaded slurs is so much easier than thinking.
I, for one, have had enough of this stupidity. Ignoring them doesn't work. Calling them out on their BS doesn't work (these people are notorious for indulging their own prejudices and exploiting their own lack of reading comprehension skills). It's time for some, er, affirmative action. Their insolence absolutely requires a really stupid and futile gesture on somebody's part:
1) When some leftist thug calls you a "racist" (or any other similar protected class victim term) because you think single payer health care will lead to rationing and the degradation of the quality of care or what have you, invite that "person" to say it to your face.
2) Meet with moonbat described in (1), and again invite him call you a "racist" or whatever.
3) When the moonbat calls you a racist, punch him in the balls.
This may not stop their idiotic rhetorical bullshit, but it should be pretty satisfying.
But Foot, what if the moonbat doesn't show up to receive his cockpunching?
Well, then it's a moot point. He obviously has no balls.
What if the moonbat is a chick?
I'm still working out the rough edges of my plan. Now please shut up.