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Elections & Voting Last Updated: Sep 19th, 2008 - 00:53:10

That great anti-capitalist revolutionary . . . John McCain?
By Dennis Rahkonen
Online Journal Contributing Writer

Sep 19, 2008, 00:18

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Was John McCain brainwashed by his communist captors during his POW years at the Hanoi Hilton?

Did they hypnotize him, anticipating the future emergence of some triggering words -- such as �Wall Street market meltdown� -- to suddenly turn a lifelong crusader for deregulation and privatization into a firebrand raging against capitalist greed?

It�s crazy.

Desperate to gain traction for his failing campaign, he�s gone absurdly opportunistic. Judging by his new rhetoric, you�d half expect him to lead an angry mob bearing pitchforks and flaming torches against the New York Stock Exchange.

Yeah, the leading revolutionaries of modern times: Ho Chi Minh, Che Guevara, Fidel Castro . . . and Bushclone McSame!

Like an increasing number of the rest of you, I personally feel that popular, democratic takeovers of Monopoly�s plundering entities, which have destroyed so many lives in America and elsewhere, are fully warranted. Only people-before-profits priorities can save this country.

But McCain is totally bogus. He flip-flops worse than a kid wearing rubber sandals running across an empty parking lot.

Honor comes from honesty, and our dear nation can�t survive another hugely dishonorable

presidential regime.

Who does Big Bad John think he�s fooling?

His manipulative masquerade is more transparent than Lake Erie water after zebra mussels did their filtering thing.

What�s that I see?

It�s Karl Marx�s ghost, laughing his ass off!

Dennis Rahkonen of Superior, Wisconsin, has been writing progressive commentary with a Heartland perspective for various outlets since the �60s.

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