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Ron Radosh: What Conservatives Need to Know About Joe McCarthy
David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | September 30, 2009 | Ron Radosh

Posted on 09/30/2009 6:13:04 PM PDT by HorowitzianConservative

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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 nation’s top military and diplomatic secrets.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsrealblog.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bloggersandpersonal; communism; joemccarthy; mccarthyism; radosh; spies

1 posted on 09/30/2009 6:13:04 PM PDT by HorowitzianConservative
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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).


2 posted on 09/30/2009 6:16:18 PM PDT by Stepan12 (Palin & Bolton in 2012)
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McCarthy was a hero who was right, if all of the commies in he US had been tried for treason and executed, the country today would be a far better place.
3 posted on 09/30/2009 6:17:14 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied, the economy died)
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p.s. I also made comments defending Joe McCarthy under my website name of my Underzog webite
4 posted on 09/30/2009 6:19:47 PM PDT by Stepan12 (Palin & Bolton in 2012)
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The country was a far better place because of the Senator.

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.

5 posted on 09/30/2009 6:21:34 PM PDT by Stepan12 (Palin & Bolton in 2012)
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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...


6 posted on 09/30/2009 6:27:40 PM PDT by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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Senator McCarthy was right.


7 posted on 09/30/2009 6:28:24 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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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.


8 posted on 09/30/2009 6:30:39 PM PDT by nkycincinnatikid
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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.


9 posted on 09/30/2009 6:33:24 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Who paid for Mary Jo Kopechne's funeral)
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Sounds to me like his biggest complaint isn't what Joe McCarthy did, but what was made of McCarthy by the media and the left in order to minimize awareness of the real threat.

Those are very different things Ronnie.

10 posted on 09/30/2009 6:38:19 PM PDT by norton
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It is time, therefore, that conservatives give up their shrill accusations against those of us who believe that Joe McCarthy’s greatest accomplishment was to give anti-Communism a bad name.

.. 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, conservatives—time 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?

11 posted on 09/30/2009 7:17:46 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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12 posted on 09/30/2009 8:49:48 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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13 posted on 10/01/2009 2:48:54 AM PDT by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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