I can't speak with much credibility about Joe McCarthy but if his basic message was “everyone in the government is a Commie” then I'd have to say he was wrong.If his message was “there are more than a few Commies hidden in the government bureaucracy,and elsewhere” I'd say he was spot on.Ted Hall and Henry Wallace are two that come quickly to mind.
posted on 02/15/2013 1:20:27 PM PST
by Gay State Conservative
("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
To: Gay State Conservative
The first message was put into this mouth by liberals/communists to discredit him.
At this point, a liberal would make a comment line “Oh. So you think every liberal is a commie.” No, I do not.
However, their are more than a few points of intersection. I've taken a few samples from CPUSA.org. When Kerry ran against Bush, they gave 10 reasons to vote against Bush. When Obama ran against McCain, they were ecstatic that their man might become President. (He did).
I knew a Chicago Democrat from an earlier generation. I witnessed him smile with his lips and and eyes as he mentioned “Uncle Joe” (Stalin). It was a transcendent moment for him, as though he were extremely devout and was contemplating Jesus Christ. No commie, just a Democrat.
I could go on, and on, and on with examples.
posted on 02/15/2013 2:45:51 PM PST
(The unemployment rate was 4.5% when Democrats took control of Congress in 2006)
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