(As I’ve been saying for years…)
Charles Cook writes:
Maintaining that some terms are intrinsically unacceptable also contributes to the creation of an environment in which speaking the truth will be frowned upon. Despite the post–Joseph McCarthy reluctance to say as much, some people actually are “socialists” and some policies actually are “socialistic” — “communistic,” even. Our inability to say as much is problematic.
Whereas, Roger Simon proposes a “charm offensive” — but one directed at the American people, not Democratic politicians.
The comments are worth checking out.