Video: John McCain Quotes Chairman Mao

Charles Johnson10/16/2009 12:27:36 pm PDT

re: #106 SixDegrees

You left out the portion I’ve bolded, which is the subject of the sentence; these are the examples she reaches for when trying to make the following particular point.

I’m not seeing much of a problem with these quotes. They support the point she is trying to make. Personally, I would have reached for similar statements by any number of other politicians - Teddy Roosevelt leaps to mind as a treasure trove of such utterances - but at the end of the day, she’s not saying anything like “Let Communism reign! All hail Mao Tse Tung and the glorious Communist revolution!” Far from it.

What is it she’s supposed to do in her present post, anyway? The history of selecting candidates for these positions is less than stellar so far. I’d guess that there’s some actual examples of incompetence or inability to draw on, rather than resort to this Bircheresque appeal to a fear of communists beneath every bed.

There’s nothing offensive or communistic about the quote she used in her speech. In fact, if it weren’t connected to Chairman Mao, nobody would have blinked an eye.