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

Jim88 Wrote: Feb 26, 2013 12:04 PM
The Progressive Establishment of both parties can maline Joe McCarthy all they want, but facts are facts he was right in his push to uncover the subversion in our nation, sad part is the politicians did not take him seriously enough to watch over the government. He outted the Communist sympathiers, and the Communist Party USA which is stll strong in our country and produced people like Henry Fonda and his illustrious daughter Jane as a fine example as patriotic citizens of the United States of America, and I believe, if I am not mistaken William Ayers Sr. former CEO of Commonwealth Edison, and his illustrious son Bill; enough said; maybe Ted Cruz can start another come to Jesus meeting and out all of subversives in our nation,

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...