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McCain Supporter Rips Obama (Bill Cunninham) vs McCain Apologizes for 'Hussein Obama' 2 VIDEO
Yahoo.com ^ | Feb 26,2008

Posted on 02/26/2008 8:01:08 PM PST by restornu


Bill Cunningham Rips Obama

McCain Supporter Rips Obama ABC News

McCain Apologizes for 'Hussein Obama'



TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: billcunningham; billcunninham; husseinobama; mccain; obama
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Looks like John McCain is introducing us to his AMERIKA back door version of "One man One vote!"


1 posted on 02/26/2008 8:01:10 PM PST by restornu
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To: restornu

McCain, in response, said “DENIGRATE”, and that’s just a dressed up way to say the “N” word.


2 posted on 02/26/2008 8:03:35 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: restornu

So is McCain showing everyone why they shouldn’t bother to vote for him?


3 posted on 02/26/2008 8:05:22 PM PST by aruanan
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To: aruanan
Yep, he called members of the Democrat Party (Hill and Obama) “honorable Americans”.

After they have spent 5 years sabotaging, leaking, aiding and abetting the enemy.

This man is sick.

4 posted on 02/26/2008 8:08:20 PM PST by roses of sharon (Who will be McCain's maverick?)
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To: roses of sharon

I will proudly not vote for McCain...regroup and comeback in 2010 and 2012.


5 posted on 02/26/2008 8:12:46 PM PST by rrrod
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To: roses of sharon

I will proudly not vote for McCain...regroup and comeback in 2010 and 2012.


6 posted on 02/26/2008 8:12:46 PM PST by rrrod
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To: restornu

The grumpy old man is a moron [as well as being an obnoxious RINO]. My prediction is that if the Republican establishment nominates McCain, he won’t get 30 percent of the popular.vote


7 posted on 02/26/2008 8:13:20 PM PST by texican01
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To: restornu
Mr. Cunningham did not 'rip' obama; his remark was excellent - right on the money, no racism, just straight politics, about "when he is finished with you, you'll just have change in your pocket" or something to that effect. It was professional and not an inflammatory remark.

mccain is a LOSER! And he is boxing himself in such a way that he will not be able to say anything effective to fight obama in the election.

We all knew that mccain was incompetent and unfit to be president; now we are going to see it in action. And suffer the humiliation.

8 posted on 02/26/2008 8:13:53 PM PST by Constitution1st (Never, never, never quit - Winston Churchill)
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To: roses of sharon
I was called to see if I would work for him, and I said NO! I do not think anyone in my area will work for him, even the pols here. They are disgusted with him. What a loser.

I did read that leftists who are upset that hillary is not getting the nomination are planning on voting for him rather than obama; they are hispanics, white women, and liberal jews from Florida.

In any event, I do not want him to be the nominee. I do not want someone that liberals are comfortable voting for; I want someone great, who can continue to return the country to the right path.

10 posted on 02/26/2008 8:18:34 PM PST by Constitution1st (Never, never, never quit - Winston Churchill)
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To: roses of sharon; All
I sure hope we have an outing at the convention this year.

Thank God for inspiring the Founding Father to have Delegates and the Electoral vote.

We all need to pray to give strength and courage to those who love America who are in positions to change this around.

11 posted on 02/26/2008 8:19:17 PM PST by restornu (Maybe your are a church mouse! cheese cheese...)>)
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To: Constitution1st

Did you hear Cunningham say now that Mccain threw him under the bus that he won’t support him, he isn’t conservative and in the mold of Ann Coulter he will support Hilary.


12 posted on 02/26/2008 8:23:35 PM PST by libbylu
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To: restornu

McCain wants only the “moderate” vote. Lets give him no more than that.


13 posted on 02/26/2008 8:26:02 PM PST by Nonstatist
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To: libbylu

Yes on Hannity and Colmes. Not absoluitely sure he meant it.


14 posted on 02/26/2008 8:28:18 PM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (Mike Huckabee: If Gomer Pyle and Hugo Chavez had a love child this is who it would be.)
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To: restornu

What a degrading way to spell America.


15 posted on 02/26/2008 8:31:42 PM PST by Syncro
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To: restornu

Unless McCnutts kisses some conservative butt and at least pretends likes it, and announces absolutely no amnesty, he is going nowhere.

Regards


16 posted on 02/26/2008 8:31:46 PM PST by ARE SOLE (Agents Ramos and Campean are in prison at this very moment.. (A "Concerned Citizen".)
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To: restornu
Cunningham needs to play ball and so do all of you.

McCain's strategy is to avoid criticizing his opponents directly - not because he likes Obama, but it is his and his campaigns belief that the best way for him is to stay out of and away from the mud strategy. He may actually be right and I agree with his strategy.

So if some local talk show host is speaking as part of your campaign operation at one of your official events, you need to follow the gameplan. And since this guy went off script, McCain had to repudiate his language.

Really, ALL of the blame for this lies on McCain's staffers for not knowing the host and not giving him a briefing on the company line. Then Cunningham could either play ball or just not be part of the event.

I think he needs to grow up and so do all of you ripping McCain for this. Rip him for other stuff, but not for apolitical component of his strategy (oh - and one that Obama is using, too).

17 posted on 02/26/2008 8:36:08 PM PST by mbraynard (You are the Republican Party. See you at the precinct meeting.)
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To: restornu

I truly believe John McCain has no intention of winning the White House. He is a senile old traitor and he has this “senatorial prestige complex....my colleagues across the aisle” mentality. What an absolutely unattractive candidate. It really looks like the presidency is controlled by big corporations and they want to make the population think the two party system is working by electing some dunce from each party every eight years or so...it keeps the masses from rioting. It’s a pathetic race. I’m afraid Obama is going to be the selectee. I’d rather have him in there than Bill Clinton for another eight years. What John McCain did to this supporter is truly indicative of what he really feels about conservatives in general...they are an embarassment to him because he just knows how wonderful Teddy Kennedy has praised him in the past for being a democrat in disquise....


18 posted on 02/26/2008 8:44:00 PM PST by Chuck N
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To: libbylu

And McCain really doesn’t care... I’ve always thought that McCain and staff were crafty political operators (i.e. they almost beat Bush in 2000 and just won a nomination they shouldn’t have) and it wouldn’t shock me if they manufactured a Sister Soljiah moment with a nutty right-wing talk show host. It got him great press with the MSM; I saw quite a few blogs/ stories commenting on his decency.

(BTW, Cunningham whining on Hannity and Colmes kinda just emphasizes the point. Perhaps he’s dense, but by continuing to whine, Cunningham’s just helping McCain with the indies).


19 posted on 02/26/2008 8:46:15 PM PST by Accygirl (My Savior already came to the Earth.. His name was Jesus, not Obama)
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To: Accygirl
There is no way this is a Sista Soulja moment.

Let's not forget that Clinton had his 'base',,,and in particular the black vote,,,LOCKED UP when he played that phony card!!

McCain has absolutely NOTHING LOCKED UP when it comes to the base. Terrible analogy.

20 posted on 02/26/2008 8:49:09 PM PST by stockstrader
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To: restornu
This does just the opposite. The really SAD part about McCain's pathetic response,,,is that it DOES EXACTLY WHAT THE LIBERAL MSM WANTS!!!!

When Slick was debating Pres Bush in '92,,,,in that debate with Carole Simpson as the moderator,,,when that guy with the long pony-tale asked that question,,,

which (paraphrasing here) asked--that character be kept out of the debate,,,and the debate ONLY be allowed to focus on issues--PRES BUSH LOST THE ELECTION RIGHT THERE.

The MSM was trying to take character and integrity "OFF THE TABLE" for that election--and that question did just that.

Likewise, in this situation,,,the MSM does NOT want to focus (or even discuss) Hussein's muslim background for fear that it will alienate Reagan democrats.

McCain played right into their hands by taking discussion of Hussein's islamic background "OFF THE TABLE". How sad, because it most certainly IS an issue in the post 9/11 world.

I feel that not only was this NOT a Sista Soulja moment for McCain,,,,it was just the opposite--the new version of the pony-tailed question "Can we just stick to the issues".

McCain just made the election of Hussein even MORE likely by taking Hussein's muslim background 'off the table'. The MSM , liberals, democrats and Obama apologists are smiling everywhere.

21 posted on 02/26/2008 8:50:41 PM PST by stockstrader
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To: restornu

Cunningham was a little bit shrill, but his remarks were totally FAIR and right on. Why the hell is McCain apologizing? Is this is how it is going to be - no one can attack Obama on legitimate grounds????


22 posted on 02/26/2008 8:51:39 PM PST by PGR88
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To: PGR88
There was absolulte no reason for an apology there.

NO REASON AT ALL!!!

McCain embarrassed himself,,,,and should apologize to Cunningham immediately.

23 posted on 02/26/2008 8:54:50 PM PST by stockstrader
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To: libbylu

Yep, I heard that...there are a lot of conservatives saying that.

Why was he yelling the entire time he was on hannity and colmes tonight?...or is he just hard of hearing?


24 posted on 02/26/2008 8:56:10 PM PST by Armedanddangerous (Chuin, Master of Sinanju (emeritus))
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McCain is an ungrateful jerk. He’s also a loser: he’s decided he’d rather lose than risk MSM opprobrium for criticizing their new best friend Hussein Obama. He’d rather be remembered by the MSM like Gerry Ford was: Republican, but not too much so so, and , best of all , a sorry-ass, pathetic loser. He should surrender now.
McCain is pathetic. Of course Hussein Obama is a hack—he’s a product of the Cook County Machine. He endorsed Daley and Cook County boss Stroger. And they endorsed him. This is “change?” And since when is it unacceptable to call someone by his given name. After all, Hussein Obama tells us the world will love America after it elects a “diverse” president.
25 posted on 02/26/2008 8:59:31 PM PST by Godwin1 (merican restaurant.)
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To: Godwin1

McCain will go down as the ‘gentleman’ who ran a civil campaign and lost—just like Bob Dole.


26 posted on 02/26/2008 9:04:40 PM PST by stockstrader
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To: aruanan
“So is McCain showing everyone why they shouldn’t bother to vote for him?”

I WILL NEVER VOTE FOR McCAIN!!!

I am 73 in March. I registered to vote soon as I was old enough. I have never failed to vote. I have voted conservative every vote except 2.
Now I have no one to vote for.
I feel so let down. I could never cast a vote for John McCain. How would you ever know what you voted for with a vote for McCain?
Today John McCain began to show the real John.

27 posted on 02/26/2008 9:17:01 PM PST by DaltonNC
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To: mbraynard
I think he needs to grow up and so do all of you ripping McCain for this. Rip him for other stuff, but not for apolitical component of his strategy (oh - and one that Obama is using, too).

Still telling everyone to grow up or put some ice on that.

How's that working for you?
28 posted on 02/26/2008 9:55:20 PM PST by SoConPubbie (GOP: If you reward bad behavior all you get is more bad behavior.)
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To: Nonstatist

Well, if McCain takes the moderates, and Hussein takes the leftists, then someone with solid conservative credintials and national name recognition needs to step up to the plate and run a conservative third party candidacy. That’s the only way I can see America avoiding a disaster come November.


29 posted on 02/26/2008 9:57:22 PM PST by Maximum Scrunch
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To: libbylu

Anyone who supports McCain and doesn’t expect betrayal is a fool.


30 posted on 02/26/2008 9:58:17 PM PST by Sloth (If you took an oath to support & defend the U.S. Constitution, can you vote for its domestic enemy?)
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To: libbylu

I saw that piece with Cunningham saying “That’s it! I’m done with him!”
Only one question, Bill—what took ya so long? ;-)

Personally, I think Cunningham was set up when he was told to provide a lot of “red meat” so McCain could find something to apologize for. The McCain operatives wanted to play the media and avoid bad coverage of the DNC pounding McCain on campaign financing. Below is a statement from McCain’s Communications Director Jill Hazelbaker:


“Today, a speaker at our event made a highly inappropriate statement about Senator Obama. In response, Senator McCain immediately denounced the remarks and apologized to Senator Obama.

“In contrast, Howard Dean and the Democratic National Committee leadership have launched a personal and negative assault on Senator McCain’s character. Howard Dean himself questioned Senator McCain’s integrity, and a DNC official called McCain a liar.

“We agree with the Obama campaign’s statement today that this debate should be ‘respectful and focused on issues,’ and it would be encouraging to see Senator Obama denounce the character attacks coming from the leadership of his Party.” — Jill Hazelbaker


31 posted on 02/26/2008 10:10:16 PM PST by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: DaltonNC

Hey DaltonNC, I totally agree with your post. I haven’t seen you post before. I just wanted to say Hi.

See you on the threads

Regards.


32 posted on 02/26/2008 10:11:50 PM PST by ARE SOLE (Agents Ramos and Campean are in prison at this very moment.. (A "Concerned Citizen".)
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To: calcowgirl

Crazy John’s fevered brain applies the Marquess of Queensberry rules whenever a Democrat needs defending. Conservatives, on the other hand, he kicks in the teeth.


33 posted on 02/26/2008 10:17:17 PM PST by Charles Martel (The Tree of Liberty thirsts.)
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To: mbraynard
Cunningham needs to play ball, and so do all of you.

,

34 posted on 02/26/2008 10:29:06 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: SoConPubbie
So you have a problem with a candidate for president deciding not to match the vitriol you find around here for his opponent in hopes of not turning of voters.

How is the truth working for YOU?

35 posted on 02/26/2008 10:43:31 PM PST by mbraynard (You are the Republican Party. See you at the precinct meeting.)
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To: mbraynard
Really, ALL of the blame for this lies on McCain's staffers for not knowing the host and not giving him a briefing on the company line.

According to Cunningham, he WAS briefed. He was specifically told to go out there and give 'em "red meat."

So now who ya gonna blame?

How many people will McCain use and then toss under the bus when he finds it convenient?

And you want Cunningham to grow up? Amazing.

36 posted on 02/26/2008 10:45:06 PM PST by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: restornu

Yep, still solidifys my “not to vote for McCain”. We don’t need a whimp inside the White House.


37 posted on 02/26/2008 10:46:35 PM PST by taxesareforever (Never forget Matt Maupin)
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To: restornu
I wonder if all the people complaining about Barack Hussein Obama are the same people who were ecstatic about John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

Don't people realize that Fitzgerald was meant to emphasize Kennedy's Irish Catholic background? It was good enough for the goose, but not for the gander?

-PJ

38 posted on 02/26/2008 10:49:20 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (Repeal the 17th amendment -- it's the "Fairness Doctrine" for Congress!)
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To: Charles Martel; mbraynard; Ernest_at_the_Beach
Ahhh.... that McCain strategery working again!
Cunningham endorses Hillary, again, live on CNN

Radio talk show host Bill Cunningham is burning up national TV time tonight.

In a live appearance just now on CNN, Cunningham endorsed Sen. Hillary Clinton, saying, "I've had it up to here with John McCain. He's off the list. I'm joining Ann Coulter in supporting Hillary Rodham Clinton."

Earlier today McCain denied ever meeting Cunningham before, telling reporters, "I will certainly make sure nothing like that happens again."

But Cunningham told CNN he met McCain twice before, including after a special invite with former U.S. Sen. Mike DeWine at Kenwood Country Club. "John McCain is developing -- maybe because of his advance in years -- a bad memory,'' Cunningham said.

"They told me to fire up the crowd. You're talking to conservatives," Cunningham said of pre-rally advice from the McCain campaign. "Get them fired up and give them some red meat. And I did. In fact, when I left, John, the crowd was cheering. All was well. No problem whatsoever until about an hour later . . . when John McCain threw me under the bus, under the Straight Talk Express. I got thrown under the bus."


39 posted on 02/26/2008 10:56:20 PM PST by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: Chuck N
Some how it like watching those old movies of Charles Bronson

Doesn't John McCain seem sedated like under a control substance?

If you watch that video again there are two men on each side and they are like right on him and the guy on the right seems dfiven bobing his head with each word McCain Speaks!

40 posted on 02/26/2008 11:06:11 PM PST by restornu (Maybe your are a church mouse! cheese cheese...)>)
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To: mbraynard
And since this guy went off script, McCain had to repudiate his language.

If the "script" says that nobody can mention Barack Hussein Obama's name, or even just the middle part of it, the "script" is a loser. We shall see, won't we?

41 posted on 02/26/2008 11:06:58 PM PST by Kryptonite (Keep Democrats Out of Power!)
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To: Political Junkie Too

That is kookie I was 20 we loved John and never thought of Irish you are silly!

I remember being up at 5:30 Am on election day listening to Paul Harvey when he gave the farm reports and talk about NH voting for Kennedy.


42 posted on 02/26/2008 11:12:53 PM PST by restornu (Maybe your are a church mouse! cheese cheese...)>)
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To: calcowgirl
So now who ya gonna blame?

Read my first post, r-tard. I said I blame his staff. Your story makes it even more clear his staff is to blame.

And you want Cunningham to grow up?

Yeah. He got his feelings hurt in public so now he's going to support Hillary. What an effing BABY. There are bigger things at stake here than his ego (and there are few things more fragile than a talk show hosts ego).

BIG BABY.

43 posted on 02/26/2008 11:13:37 PM PST by mbraynard (You are the Republican Party. See you at the precinct meeting.)
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To: Kryptonite
You can say whatever you want to but the McCain ex officio is not going to try to bait with his middle name.

Behind closed doors, McCain is probably grateful for those tearing into Obama but he needs to keep them at arms length.

Here's a lesson in history for you. 2004. Bush hardly every criticized Kerry. He even dissed the Swifties. But the Swifties got their job done - with Bush donors' money.

You get it now?

44 posted on 02/26/2008 11:15:52 PM PST by mbraynard (You are the Republican Party. See you at the precinct meeting.)
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To: calcowgirl

See post 33.


45 posted on 02/26/2008 11:17:27 PM PST by mbraynard (You are the Republican Party. See you at the precinct meeting.)
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To: calcowgirl

I mean see post 43,argh.


46 posted on 02/26/2008 11:17:57 PM PST by mbraynard (You are the Republican Party. See you at the precinct meeting.)
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To: restornu
You really don't recall the concern about Kennedy being the first Roman Catholic president and fears that the "Church" would exert undue influence on him?

-PJ

47 posted on 02/26/2008 11:22:04 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (Repeal the 17th amendment -- it's the "Fairness Doctrine" for Congress!)
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To: mbraynard
Got it?
48 posted on 02/26/2008 11:25:24 PM PST by Kryptonite (Keep Democrats Out of Power!)
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To: texican01
The grumpy old man is a moron

He has painted himself into a corner.

He is not articulate, and has already made mistakes.

He will let loose a doosey sometime before November, and all hell will break loose.

And the constant refrain will be: How is what you said any different than what you called "denigrating"?

Is this how you talk and think in private Senator?

How can we believe you?

He will slip up, and will be accused by the left of doing what they do daily. Hiding his "true feelings". It will be ugly when it happens.

49 posted on 02/26/2008 11:25:27 PM PST by lawnguy (40 years of NEA=Obama-Nation)
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To: mbraynard
Read my first post, r-tard.

Ahhh.... there is some of that "respect" and "love" from the McCain camp! Yep! That's a real winner. (NOT!)

I said I blame his staff. Your story makes it even more clear his staff is to blame.

Well how about this? YOU said "ALL of the blame for this lies on McCain's staffers for not knowing the host and not giving him a briefing on the company line."

They did brief him. They did know him. And I find it not credible that McCain didn't know damn well, also.

He got his feelings hurt in public so now he's going to support Hillary. What an effing BABY.

Carry on with that "respectful debate." ROFLMAO!

50 posted on 02/26/2008 11:35:36 PM PST by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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