from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An advocate of socialism.
- n. A member of a political party or group that advocates socialism.
- adj. Of, promoting, or practicing socialism.
- adj. Of, belonging to, or constituting a socialist party or political group.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of, promoting, practicing, or characteristic of socialism.
- n. One who practices or advocates socialism.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who advocates or practices the doctrines of socialism.
- adj. Pertaining to, or of the nature of, socialism.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who advocates socialism.
- Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of socialism or its advocates; relating to or favoring socialism: as, a socialist writer.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. advocating or following the socialist principles
- n. a political advocate of socialism
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A recent Bloomberg National Poll confirmed what was already apparent, that the Tea Party movement has an intense hatred for anything they, or their leaders, deem to be socialist while both appreciating and wanting more government support for programs they like and, of course, not really understanding what the term socialist means.
But what concerns me is when in some of those town hall meetings including the one that we saw in Missouri recently where there were jokes made about lynching, etc., you start to wonder whether in fact the word socialist is becoming a code word, whether or not socialist is becoming the new n-word for frankly for some angry upset birthers and others.42
The NY Post actually ran a story on their front page today about her bonds plan for newborns and used the term socialist in it.
RNC chairman Michael S. Steele is resisting the resolution even as he uses the term socialist to describe the Obama administration's fiscal policies.
"We do use the term socialist too loosely, really as a substitute for big gov't."
We do use the term socialist too loosely, really as a substitute for big gov't.
I could also get you to explore the label socialist a bit more.
The term socialist, when tossed around so casually, is going alienate moderates from the GOP, and keep them from confronting the real economic problems of the nation's working class.
I know that Sarah Palin calling Senator Obama a socialist is code for the hiden fear held by christian conservatives.
Or are you aware that conservatives throw the term socialist around much like liberals throw around fascist?