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Get a Grip, Wingnuts: John McCain Obsessively Quotes Mao Zedong

The wingnut jihad du jour, started by Glenn Beck and picked up immediately by the Anchor Baby, is that Antia Dunn once quoted Mao Zedong, which means she’s a radical Maoist Communist, hell bent on leading a Cultural Revolution in America.

“She is the woman that the White House put in charge of monitoring this show, because we’re smearing them, we’re lying, we’re making things up – we’re ‘the arm of the Republican Party,”’ Beck complained — though Dunn’s broadside had broadened the adminisration’s assault far beyond one commentaror’s show.

“I just opened up Mao’s little book here,” Beck said. “How about this one: “A revolution is not a dinner party… a revolution is an insurrection, an act of violence, in which one party overthrows another.’…. Mao Zedong, the little red book, led to millions of deaths… and she is not the only one in the White House.”

Because only a radical revolutionary would quote Mao Zedong once, let alone over and over.

7/2007:

The WWS: “How you doin’ Senator?”

McCain: “You know Michael, in the words of Chairman Mao, it’s always darkest before it’s totally black…(laughing)

7/2007:

Despite the meltdown of his near-bankrupt campaign, McCain showed no outward signs of despair–not even when one reporter impishly asked him whether we have a better chance of winning in Iraq than he does at winning the nomination. I braced for a flash of McCain’s famous temper, but instead he just chuckled. “In the words of Chairman Mao, it’s always darkest before it’s black,” McCain cracked.

4/2008:

“I think we had some difficulties and righted the ship,” McCain told Letterman. “For a while there, I was reminded of the words of Chairman Mao, who said it’s always darkest before it’s totally black.”

And just five days ago,

While McCain said he could not predict what would happen in the next presidential election, the Arizona Republican says he is open to many potential nominees for his party — including Palin.

Look let’s let a thousand flowers bloom. Let’s come up with a winning combination the next time. … let’s all go through the process, rather than condemning anybody’s chances,” he says, reacting to recent comments about Palin by Schmidt.

I hope that’s not all they’ve got on Dunn, because this is pretty weak shit.

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