Blacklisted by History: The Untold Story of Senator Joe McCarthy -- M Stanton Evans

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    The real commies still give thanks to their bestest pal, Joe McCarthy. By deflecting all the attention on to innocent people, McCarthy diverted attention away from the real commie spies, so they could operate unhindered.

    It's possible -- even probable -- that modern conservatives are using the same strategy to aid both their commie pals and their islamofascist pals. The louder they deny it, the more likely it is to be true.
     
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    I didn't even bring up the Red Scare Frank, but we can imbibe if you're buyin'.
    Far as I know the Red Scare preceded McCarthy. It's what he hopped on to ride into the abyss of dishonest demagoguery. But no, he didn't invent it. That would require actual creativity, and that would require, you know -- thought.

    I didn't bring up the USSR in Berlin, Mao, or the NoKos either. That's about as honest as Joe McCarthy's crapola.
     
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    Yup, there's that too. The circumstances of McCarthy's death from hepatitis have always been murky. He certainly consumed enough alcohol for that to have been a causation but the morphine.could certainly have exacerbated it. But to me the story is more instructive for his entitlement attitude and the arrogance of suggesting that revealing his habit would bring down the "free world". What a fucking moron.
     
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    During the Depression, many Americans were polarized. Some went Left to the communists, and some went Right to the nazis.

    The communist memberships of the 30s came back to haunt those people in the 50s.

    The problem with assholes like McCarthy is that innocent people were swept up in the pants shitting panic.

    Were there Soviet spies in our government? Sure. Absolutely. Even in our nuclear weapons program during the Manhattan project.

    McCarthy took advantage of that. He turned the whole mess into theater. A witch hunt where the mere threat of calling you a communist could compromise you and destroy your life forever.

    THAT is what makes McCarthy a lying, drunk, asshole.

    The fact there were spies among us in no way exonerates that fuckhead.
     
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    If anything, McCarthy vastly understated the extent to which Democrat White House were doing the bidding of Stalin and Mao. He made his first speech in Wheeling in 1950 about halfway between the time that Stalin tried to start WWIII in Berlin and Mao gave North Korea the go ahead to start a war. Every single person he accused of being a Communist or a useful idiot was in fact one of the other.

    Remember "Have you no decency?" Well Sen, Welch's accused by McCarthy, was in fact working with the Communists.

    McCarthy should be on the $20
     
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    Children are not taught history in school.
    And in fact, they are fed an alternate reality altogether.
     
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    Who were these "innocent people"?

    Can you name a few of them? Zero Mostel? Wodoy Allen? Brittany Spears?
     
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    McCarthy was absolutely 100 percent right, and we should have kept going.
     
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    Wow, this is a blast from the past.
     
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    Common sense will tell you that Senator McCarthy couldn't have had influence over HUAC but it doesn't matter to the generations who were taught to blame a single republican for the (unfortunate?) era of Harry Truman's war against communism.
     

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