Tom DeLay takes a header into the shallow end of the pool:
Explaining that Obama clinching the Democratic nomination is a good thing for John McCain, DeLay said Obama's "weakness" is that "nobody knows him."
"And if McCain does not define him as what he is — hey, I have said publicly, and I will again, that unless he proves me wrong, he is a Marxist," DeLay said.
Obama can be made to look bad enough by calling him what he is: a big-government liberal. I might not like all the regulations he favors, but that's not the same as government takeover of the means of production. Does DeLay even know what a real Marxist is, and does Obama "prove" he isn't one?
Marxist has become just a conservative swear word meaning "so and so is a liberal," the way Fascist has become a liberal swear word meaning "so and so is a conservative." Let's retire them both from the political discussion.