Obama Supporter Claims Socialist Is Code For Black

In an editorial in the Kansas City Star Lewis Diuguid claims the McCain camp is using code words for blacks. According to Diugiud, “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.” He claims that since J. Edger Hoover called Martin Luther King Jr., and W.E.B. Du Bois socialist it must have been a code word for blacks. Diuguid says, “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.” This is the most ridicules charge I have heard this campaign. Does the McCain camp really need a code word to tell people that Obama is black, or at least half black? Obama reminds us all the time. This is just an example of race baiting which seems to be going on a lot these days. It just feeds on white guilt, which has no bases in reality. I would suggest that Lewis Diuguid is code for racist moron.
Alan Cosgrove

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