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It's Time to See Joe McCarthy For the Hero He Was

catcaul Wrote: Feb 26, 2013 3:56 PM
It is not and never has been "illegal" to be a member of the Communist, Socialist, Progressive, Green or any other political party..Tail Gunner Joe was bent on making it so,,that he surrounded himself with closet gays, sociopaths and fascists only exposed his own lack of character. Remember the Army manual prior to 1948 required active duty personnel to search out and report fascists and like sympathizers..not communists..that all changed after 1948..leave it to Ms West to figure that conundrum out..

Freshman Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is just the latest in a long series of public figures to be reviled for "McCarthyism" following his recent questioning of Chuck Hagel, President Obama's nominee for secretary of defense. The response? Conservatives have rushed to defend their own against the charge. To understate the case, that's not enough. It's time to debunk McCarthyism itself.

No matter how much evidence vindicating the late Sen. Joe McCarthy comes out, what we call McCarthyism remains anathema in American life. Simply to utter the word is to deep-freeze debate, even thought itself. Even as we learn about the...