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Barack Obama, kindergarten communist?

By Vincent Rossmeier
Published October 29, 2008 9:20PM (EDT)

At a rally in Miami earlier today, John McCain continued his attacks on Barack Obama's tax policy along what's now become a familiar line, suggesting that Obama will bring socialism to the U.S. and saying that the Democratic nominee is running for "redistributionist-in-chief."

Speaking at a rally in Raleigh, N.C., Obama responded to McCain's charges with a quip of his own. Obama told the crowd:

Lately, he's called me a socialist for wanting to roll back the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans so we can finally give tax relief to the middle class. I don't know what's next. By the end of the week, he’ll be accusing me of being a secret communist because I shared my toys in kindergarten.


Vincent Rossmeier

Vincent Rossmeier is an editorial assistant at Salon.

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