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October 22, 2008

McCain's "Socialism" Charge

By Margaret Bassett

John McCain , Sarah Palin , and various surrogates have revived the 1950s socialist epithet as a way of dismissing Obama's argument for greater economic fairness. The irony, of course, is stunning when this kind of rhetoric elides into the massive Wall Street bailout, most likely eventuating in partial public ownership of private corporations. McCain flew back in time to vote for this.

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John McCain , Sarah Palin , and various surrogates have revived the 1950s socialist epithet as a way of dismissing Obama's argument for greater economic fairness. The irony, of course, is stunning when this kind of rhetoric elides into the massive Wall Street bailout, most likely eventuating in partial public ownership of private corporations. McCain flew back in time to vote for this.

Submitters Bio:
Margaret Bassett passed away August 21, 2011. She was a treasured member of the Opednews.com editorial team for four years.

Margaret Bassett--OEN editor--is an 89-year old, currently living in senior housing, with a lifelong interest in political philosophy. Bachelors from State University of Iowa (1944) and Masters from Roosevelt University (1975) help to unravel important requirements for modern communication. Early introduction to computer science (1966) trumps them. It's payback time. She's been "entitled" so long she hopes to find some good coming off the keyboard into the lives of those who come after her.

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