Tuesday, October 21, 2008

K.C. Star columnist needs a dictionary

Lewis Diuguid (whose byline identifies him as the "Kansas City Star Editorial Page columnist") seems to have no idea what the word "socialist" means.  He wrote a piece today suggesting that "socialist" is really a white, racist code word for black.  And John McCain and Sarah Palin are simply race baiting when they refer to Barack Obama as a socialist.

Here's a suggestion Mr. Diuguid, buy a dictionary.  Or, if you can't afford one, try dictionary.com, which defines "socialist" as "an advocate or supporter of socialism."  In turn, "socialism" is defined as "a theory or system of social organization that advocates the vesting of the ownership and control of the means of production and distribution, of capital, land, etc., in the community as a whole."

Guess what . . . black, white, red, green, or blue . . . Barack Obama is a socialist.  Just ask Joe the Plumber.

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