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    is MCCarthyesque.  

    Its like when Limbaugh calls women feminazis or Beck calls Obama a Socialist.... political activists are using the term "anti-semite" as an attempt to shut down dialogue, and make any criticism be seen as coming from an "evil person."

    It lessens the power of the word.

    We, on the left, in turn should not call all Republicans racists as some do.

    The fact is?  There are real racists, real anti-semites, and using a broad brush cheapens the word.

    I am a Socialist.  McCarthy would have hated me.  Obama is not; I wish he was!

    "When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist.”
    ― Hélder Câmara, Dom Helder Camara: Essential Writings

    I ascribe to the idea in the quote.  Wanting everyone to be fed and cared for is not anti-semite, its pro-human.

    /sigh

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