“Socialist” As Political Slur
Submitted by Karthik
Calling someone you disagree with a “socialist” became popular with Barack Obama in office; but, of course, it’s not accurate.
Ezra Klein, a blogger and columnist for The Washington Post, tackled the issue recently in a posting headlined “Barack Obama: Worst. Socialist. Ever.”
Klein cited data indicating that the government sector of the economy shrank during the past three years.
“If President Obama is truly a socialist,” Klein wrote, “then he’s not a very good one.”