Skip to comments.Ron Radosh: What Conservatives Need to Know About Joe McCarthy
Posted on 09/30/2009 6:13:04 PM PDT by HorowitzianConservative
A Guest Blog By RONALD RADOSH
I noticed the controversy over the late Senator McCarthy in the comments column at NewsReal. It is a mistake for conservatives to think that just because McCarthy's targets were real, the Senator did no harm. Stan Evans has contributed mightily to this confusion in his recent book Blacklisted By History. NewsReal readers may be interested in my review.
There were Communist spies, and they did infiltrate the U.S. Government at the highest levels during the New Deal years of F.D.R.s presidency. While the U.S. treated the Soviet Union as an ally during the war against Nazism, the Soviet Union and its rulers used this relationship as an easy way to gain access to our nations top military and diplomatic secrets.
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Ha ha ha.... Poor Ron Radosh. He wrote a good book about the Rosenbergs; the lib/commies have blasted him on it; and he has been trying to get back in the lib/commies good graces by blasting the patriots of the 50s ever since (hat tip Ann Coulter).
William F. Buckley pointed out that we did not have the kidnappings and effective terror of the Bader Meinhoff and Red Brigades groups because of McCarthy.
Isn’t it great that we can have this debate? That the United States was preserved from communist takeover? That we’re free now to criticize this man who did so much to deliver us from danger?
Thank you, Senator McCarthy.
Now back to our regularly-scheduled criticism of your methods...
Senator McCarthy was right.
I assume the thesis of his book about the Rosenbergs may have been that they actually did the things they were tried and found guilty of?
Well that would entitle him to lecture and correct conservatives, sure ‘nuff.
Remember during the Rat primaries there were pics of a Che Guevera poster in an Obama office?
The GOP should have posters of Senator Joe McCarthy plastered all over the place. The parallel couldn’t be clearer, and the pic is worth 1,000 words.
Those are very different things Ronnie.
.. and CP/USA just sat back biting their nails hoping that it would all be over soon, conservatives would come to their senses? Sure. They coined "McCarthyism," if I remember correctly.
So, conservativestime to get a grip on what Joe McCarthy was all about
As (black and white) TV swept the land McCarthy was definitely NOT telegenic, drank too much, no where near eloquent, had near zero charisma, already under attack from his late 1940s criticism of U.S. occupation forces' handling of former German soldiers, hated by much (if not most) of the MSM -- and I remember Morrow's (1953?) signal to the MSM to destroy him.
The author did address substantive matters, therefore he must be a conservative and honest critic.
Liberals, et al to this day make McCarthy the issue and ignore the substantive matters.
Very few of the people [McCarthy] accused appeared in KGB documents (or the Venona decryptions)
Where's the source that proves that the entire Venona Papers collection was decrypted?
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