West, like McCarthy before him, has a very clear understanding of the enemy within. Both men are true Patriots.
The far left political hack Hubert Humphrey, on the other hand, along with an equally detestable William Fullbright, were among McCarthy's most critical opponents. Both Democrats, they were representative of the concerted effort of the Democrat Party to villify and destroy McCarthy.
They didn't give a damn about Communists beyond their benign acceptance of them. They didn't want the American people to figure out how cozy Truman, Roosevelt, and all the rest of them were with Godless Marxists. They feigned anti-Communist poses to keep the American people from hanging them as traitors.
And that's why McCarthy had to be destroyed.
Nothing has changed in all those years except that now they're after West.