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Peter King Compared to McCarthy, As If McCarthy Was Wrong
Frontpagemag/Newsrealblog ^ | 3-9-2011 | Walter Hudson - Commentary

Posted on 03/09/2011 1:23:04 PM PST by smoothsailing

Peter King Compared to McCarthy, As If McCarthy Was Wrong



Walter Hudson

March 9, 2011

Representative Peter King will chair a hearing Thursday on radicalization within the American Muslim community. Doing so has stirred a nest of leftist hornets. The ACLU, along with several other “civil rights organizations,” have “warned” King to refrain from examining religious beliefs. A number of threats against King have necessitated additional security. And critics are tripping over themselves to craft the most hyperbolic comparisons to Joseph McCarthy.

However, such comparisons have the potential to backfire, at least among those with an accurate perception of history. The Washington Post’s Ruth Marcus took a reasoned stance Wednesday.

Certainly, the best evidence against King is King. His manner is blustering verging on crude. His language has been loose, crossing the border to offensive(…)

At the same time, it is a parody of political correctness to argue that a hearing on domestic terrorism cannot focus solely on the Muslim community to be acceptable.

Marcus rightly draws a distinction between the man and his argument. The same must be done with McCarthy who, despite his methods, was correct regarding the infiltration of communists throughout American institutions.

“McCarthyism” has morphed from a term that once described a specific pathology, into a verbal club that is used to invoke cloture on politically correct subjects.

In fact, the rightful criticism of McCarthy is that his theatrics and personal foibles ultimately thwarted a wholly necessary campaign against domestic enemies of the Constitution. Those enemies survived him. They continued their “long slow march through the institutions,” affecting socialism through evolution rather than revolution. They infiltrated the schools and the universities. They infiltrated the churches and other houses of worship. They engaged in “community organizing” to build “coalitions of power” with which to bring about “redistributive change.” Ultimately, they shaped the worldview of the sitting president of the United States. For all intents and purposes, they won. At least, they beat McCarthy.

Peter King now has an opportunity to expose another enemy, different, but no less dangerous to the American way of life. The Unholy Alliance between the Left and radical Islam exists because of their common enemy. Like the communists and Fabian socialists before them, Islamists seek a long slow march through American institutions in order to erode our society from within. Comparing King to McCarthy serves only to highlight the urgency of King’s effort. The failures of McCarty contributed to the rampant spread of a subversive ideology which now dominates a major political party, popular culture, and corridors of power from the state house to the White House. Islamists seek to duplicate that success. Unchecked by those like King, and enabled by their leftist allies, they surely will.


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Philosophy; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: islam; jihad; stealthjihad

1 posted on 03/09/2011 1:23:08 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

WOW , WHAT AN ORIGINAL IDEA... I could give a rats ass what the left thinks of anything. They name call ..Next they will call him Hitler ..ho hummm


2 posted on 03/09/2011 1:26:00 PM PST by sonic109 (OBAMA IS A TROJAN HORSE)
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To: smoothsailing

You could only wish it was Mccarthy, because its the same damn people behind the terrorism

Pete King is a progressive, they are attacking him so we defend him. If Pete King wanted to get to the route of terrorism all he wold have to do is read one article.

This is the same guy who wants to ban guns within 200 feet of a government official as if Americans would know what one looks like..

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/218533/russian-footprints/ion-mihai-pacepa


3 posted on 03/09/2011 1:28:35 PM PST by USSR Didnt Fall
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To: sonic109

Joe McCarthy was right look at this book...http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1400081068/ref=s9_simh_gw_p14_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-3&pf_rd_r=0WBYMKG0TPSV2YW6ZWVP&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938811&pf_rd_i=507846


4 posted on 03/09/2011 1:29:24 PM PST by US Navy Vet
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To: smoothsailing

socialism, communism, marxism, fascism, and now the islamification...

Yeah, Joe was way off base, with the idea that there could be organized unAmerican activities taking place in our nation.

I’m beginning to think the ‘Red Queen’ in Alice, may have been on to something.

If you’re trying to take my nation down, I’m going to take a very dim view of it. Our Executive, Legislative, and Judicial system is admirable, but it is failing on certain counts.

Even a baseball rule-book is worthless, if the umpires don’t read it and use it as a guideline for their rulings.

Frankly, that’s it in a nutshell these days.


5 posted on 03/09/2011 1:31:20 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Here's the proof of Obama's U. S. citizenship: " " Good enough for our 3 branches...)
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To: smoothsailing

Go ahead! Compare him to McCarthy. The 1995 declassification of the Venona Project vindicated McCarthy. Although you won’t hear this in any public school history or government class.


6 posted on 03/09/2011 1:32:53 PM PST by albie
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To: smoothsailing

Venona. Nuff said.


7 posted on 03/09/2011 1:33:23 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: smoothsailing

I am going to go read Joseph McCarthy’s Wiki Page just for entertainment.


8 posted on 03/09/2011 1:34:40 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: US Navy Vet

My dad told me he was right YEARS ago ..Dad knew his history.


9 posted on 03/09/2011 1:36:52 PM PST by sonic109 (OBAMA IS A TROJAN HORSE)
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To: sonic109

Mention “The Venona Project” to any libtard and they’ll just stare blankly at you. The cryptanalysts’ doggedness with the KGB’s ciphers paid off after a LOT of years.


10 posted on 03/09/2011 1:41:53 PM PST by Ax
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To: albie

McCarthy set communism back at least 60 years in our country. It needs to be done again. Not just with Islam.


11 posted on 03/09/2011 1:56:34 PM PST by RC2
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To: albie

Yep. We’re not related, but my Dad had this figured out years and years ago. Wise enough to see he was and brave enough to speak. I’m referring to my Dad with that comment.


12 posted on 03/09/2011 1:59:25 PM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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To: smoothsailing

Problem with Islam is that it is not only a religion, but also a system of law. And that system is directly at odds with our laws and Bill of Rights. So you can have your religion, but keep your Sharia law out of our country.


13 posted on 03/09/2011 2:03:10 PM PST by ez ("Abashed the devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton, Paradise Lost)
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To: GeronL
I also recommend MCCARTHYISM: THE ROSETTA STONE OF LIBERAL LIES
14 posted on 03/09/2011 2:08:18 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: US Navy Vet

Coincidentally, I just finished that book today (”Blacklisted by History”). It is a very informative, well documented book...but beware, your blood pressure will rise with each page.


15 posted on 03/09/2011 2:51:41 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: smoothsailing

http://www.conservapedia.com/List_of_Americans_in_the_Venona_papers


16 posted on 03/09/2011 2:53:35 PM PST by RaceBannon (RON PAUL: THE PARTY OF TRUTHERS, TRAITORS AND UFO CHASERS!!!)
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List of Americans in the Venona papers

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Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Chairman of the bipartisan Commission on Government Secrecy, responsible for securing the release of Venona project materials, in the Introduction to his book Secrecy states, "The Venona intercepts contained overwhelming proof of the activities of Soviet spy networks in America, complete with names, dates, places, and deeds."(1) The release involved careful consideration of privacy interests of individuals mentioned, referenced, or identified in the translations. Some names have not been released when to do so would constitute an invasion of privacy. Over 200 named or covernamed persons found in the VENONA translations, persons then present in the U.S., are claimed by the KGB and the GRU in their messages as their clandestine assets or contacts.(2)

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  1. FBI Silvermaster file, Vol. 54, pgs. 128 - 129 pdf. Record of conversation between Elizabeth Bentley and William Browder, brother of Earl Browder.

17 posted on 03/09/2011 2:55:14 PM PST by RaceBannon (RON PAUL: THE PARTY OF TRUTHERS, TRAITORS AND UFO CHASERS!!!)
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To: smoothsailing

The House should overwhelm the left with one “outrage” after another. Give em a taste of their own medicine.


18 posted on 03/09/2011 2:58:55 PM PST by numberonepal (Yes We Cain!)
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To: smoothsailing

The ACLU is a terrorist organization.

Who gives a rat’s butt what they think.


19 posted on 03/09/2011 3:01:27 PM PST by kcvl
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To: RaceBannon

Excellent! Thanks for posting, RB.


20 posted on 03/09/2011 3:01:36 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: RaceBannon

bookmark


21 posted on 03/09/2011 3:32:40 PM PST by saleman (!!!!)
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