Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
I've never really heard the term before, but if it has indeed come to mean simply a false accusation of murder, I don't see what the big deal is. In fact, even if the more generic usage is not commonplace, I don't think her choice of word is as outrageous and some would make it seem.
And yes, mindless, "government-help-me" types fall for the Lenins, Trotskys, Chavezes, Castros, and Hitlers of the world. They vote for community organizers with one-sentence resumes, too.[/QUOTE]
Don't forget the Ayn Rand. I bet that's what pushed him over the edge. Funny you don't mention her.