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

Townhall, by Diana West

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 2/25/2013 12:23:20 PM

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.

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Thank you Ms. West. She has the courage to say what needs to be said. How times change. Now the Democrat party is comprised of Communists. It´s really terrifying.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: web, 2/25/2013 12:37:49 PM     (No. 9195175)

McCarthyism, like Swiftboating, is a euphemism for "telling the truth," which is anathema to leftists.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: msjena, 2/25/2013 12:46:10 PM     (No. 9195190)

Joe McCarthy was godfather to Robert Kennedy´s son (not sure which one-there were so many!). He was also proven right about Alger Hiss and others. Ann Coulter detailed it all in her book.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Jonr, 2/25/2013 12:56:20 PM     (No. 9195217)

We have let the Communists besmirch the reputation of Sen. Joe McCarthy for too long while in a state of cowardice! The senator was right about the infiltration of communists into the American way of life. We can see it now in our schools in our unions in our government just about everywhere. I fear that the rot is entrenched and so deep that we will never get it out.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 2/25/2013 1:04:53 PM     (No. 9195235)

Good for Diana West. It is about time to set the record straight. When I read M. Stanton Evans´ "Blacklisted by History" several years ago I realized that almost everything I thought I knew about McCarthy, the hearings, Soviet spies and infiltration was provably wrong. The first and main victim of McCarthyism was Senator McCarthy himself. It is quite remarkable -and disheartening- that a grossly false narrative about this era in American politics could have been perpetuated as widely and as successfully as it has been. Not even the opening of the Soviet Archives and the release of secret Soviet cables after the Cold War ended, with all of the documentary evidence of Soviet spies, espionage, infiltration, collaborators, sympathizers, etc. has made the slightest difference in correcting the story. A majority of Americans still believe the official Communist version of the awful, terrible, evil Joe McCarthy, who made a career out of falsely accusing and ruining perfectly innocent, loyal, patriotic Americans.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: curious1, 2/25/2013 1:16:41 PM     (No. 9195254)

Ann Coulter did a good book on Joe a couple of years ago as well, with tons of footnotes and references titled "Treason"

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 2/25/2013 1:31:43 PM     (No. 9195295)

McCarthy was right !

Ted Cruz is right !

Michelle Bachmann was right !

Sarah Palin was right !

That´s why they are always hated but never debated.



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Reply 7 - Posted by: TakeBackAmerica, 2/25/2013 1:48:21 PM     (No. 9195332)

For decades, Alger Hiss was defended by the Dems as a loyal American...until Soviet sources proved he was a Communist agent planted in the State Department.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: GOP_U_BET, 2/25/2013 1:56:11 PM     (No. 9195345)

#2 is correct, I am not always a fan of Ann Coulter, but, her book, Treason, should be required reading. You will never look at the State Department the same way again. If you have children, give them the book before their first vote.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 2/25/2013 2:12:46 PM     (No. 9195381)

McCarthy was right. The Venona Papers detail Soviet infiltration, and Ann Coulter, among others, have written about it.

McCarthy said the democrat party was a haven for Communists. He was right then, and he´s even more right now.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: OhMy, 2/25/2013 2:30:59 PM     (No. 9195430)

This is an excellent article as is the book Blacklisted by History. I would like to make a further point. There should be a different standard for removing a person from a sensitive position in government where they have access to state secrets and make decisions for the whole population than for proving a crime and sending someone to jail. In the second case it is proper that the government should have the burden of proof beyond any reasonable doubt but in the first case the individual who´s loyalty to the nation is in doubt should have the burden of proof and be prepared to answer questions when they are challenged. A public job is a public trust and anyone with the appearance of divided loyalties should be removed from these positions. Recently Michelle Bachmann and others were shouted down for their letter inquiring about the loyalty of muslims working for the Sec of State as well as Val Jarrett. These questions deserve a better answer than they got.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: chicken thief, 2/25/2013 2:35:28 PM     (No. 9195446)

# 6 deserves post of the day awards. Joe was one of my heros growing up in the 50´s/60´s. The riots and protests of the 60´s were a continuation of the work of the commies that Joe exposed. We now have the malcontents and communists running our government.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Grant Hodges, 2/25/2013 6:32:10 PM     (No. 9195951)

Reply no. 6, blue-z-Anna, has a great quip.

"Always hated; never debated!"

That is where we are now. The Left would rather be defenestrated than to stand in public and debate their premises and favorite memes such as "McCarthyism". I believe Joe McCarthy was a great man.

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