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I dare call it treason (SLAMMING LIBERALS AND DEMOCRATS BUT GOOD) (Ann Coulter)
World Net Daily ^ | 6/25/2003 | Ann Coulter

Posted on 06/25/2003 4:22:49 PM PDT by TLBSHOW

I DARE CALL IT TREASON

BY ANN COULTER

The myth of "McCarthyism" is the greatest Orwellian fraud of our times. Liberals are fanatical liars, then as now. The portrayal of Sen. Joe McCarthy as a wild-eyed demagogue destroying innocent lives is sheer liberal hobgoblinism. Liberals weren't hiding under the bed during the McCarthy era. They were systematically undermining the nation's ability to defend itself, while waging a bellicose campaign of lies to blacken McCarthy's name. Liberals denounced McCarthy because they were afraid of getting caught, so they fought back like animals to hide their own collaboration with a regime as evil as the Nazis. As Whittaker Chambers said: "[I]nnocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does."

At the time, half the country realized liberals were lying. But after a half century of liberal myth-making, even the disgorging of Soviet and American archives half a century later could not overcome their lies. In 1995, the U.S. government released its cache of Soviet cables that had been decoded during the Cold War in a top-secret undertaking known as the Venona Project. The cables proved the overwhelming truth of McCarthy's charges. Naturally, therefore, the release of decrypted Soviet cables was barely mentioned by the New York Times. It might have detracted from stories of proud and unbowed victims of "McCarthyism." They were not so innocent after all, it turns out.

Soviet spies in the government were not a figment of right-wing imaginations. McCarthy was not tilting at windmills. He was tilting at an authentic communist conspiracy that had been laughed off by the Democratic Party. The Democrats had unpardonably connived with the greatest evil of the 20th century. This could not be nullified. But liberals could at least hope to redeem the Democratic Party by dedicating themselves to rewriting history and blackening reputations. This is what liberals had done repeatedly throughout the Cold War. At every strategic moment this century, liberals would wage a campaign of horrendous lies and disinformation simply to dull the discovery the American people had made. They had gotten good at it.

There were, admittedly, a few rare and striking exceptions to the left's overall obtuseness to communist totalitarianism. John F. Kennedy's pronouncements on communism could have been spoken by Joe McCarthy. For all his flaws, Truman unquestionably loved his country. He was a completely different breed from today's Democrats. Through the years, there were various epiphanic moments creating yet more anti-communist Democrats. The Stalin-Hitler pact, Alger Hiss' prothonotary warbler, information about the purges and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's "The Gulag Archipelago" – all these had their effect.

But after World War II, the Democratic Party suffered a form of what France had succumbed to after World War I. The entire party had lost is nerve for sacrifice, heroism and bravery. Beginning in the '50s, there was a real battle for the soul of the Democratic Party. By the late '60s, the battle was over. The anti-communist Democrats had lost.

In 1972, George McGovern, darling of left-wing radicals, was the Democratic presidential candidate. Tom Hayden, leader of Students for a Democratic Society and an instigator of the Chicago riots, became a Democratic state senator in California. (In 1968, Staughton Lynd wrote of Tom Hayden: "On Monday, Wednesday and Friday he was a National Liberation Front guerilla, and on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, he ... was on the left wing of the Democratic Party.") Black Panther Bobby Rush would go on to become a Democratic congressman. Todd Gitlin, a former president of SDS, would soon be a frequent op-ed columnist for the New York Times. By the time of the 1991 Gulf War, only 10 Senate Democrats voted with the President Bush to use troops against Saddam Hussein. If the old Democratic Party was merely obtuse, the new Democratic Party was a beachhead of domestic anti-Americanism. This was the new Democratic Party.

Clinton was the left's last best hope for proving they could too handle the presidency. Having tricked the American people into entrusting a Democrat with the White House (on a plurality vote), they had to defend him from any lie, any felony, any reprehensible, contemptible conduct he threw their way. When Clinton first showed his fat oleaginous mug to the nation, the Republicans screamed he was a draft-dodging, pot-smoking flim-flam artist. Had the Republicans turned out to be right again, it would have sounded the death knell for the Democratic Party.

So the Democrats lied. Through their infernal politics of personal destruction, liberals stayed in the game for a few more years.

Unless we fight for proper treatment of history and counter the nonsense images of McCarthy, no history can be safe from the liberal noise machine. Someday, school children will be taught that all of America cringed with terror at Ken Starr, whose evil designs on the nation were frustrated only through the sacrifice of brave liberals. People will have vivid images of the pounding boots of Starr's subpoena-servers and the Gestapo-like wails of alarms as Ken Starr arrived to kick in the doors of innocent Americans and storm through their bedrooms. It will be the Reign of Terror under Ken Starr.

Bill Clinton will be revered in high school history books as the George Washington of his day who, along with patriots Larry Flynt and James Carville, "saved the Constitution." He will be honored with a memorial larger than the Washington Monument (though probably with the same general design).

People will believe that. And liberals will continue unabashedly invoking a lie in order to shield their ongoing traitorous behavior.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: anncoulter; antiamericans; commies; democrats; liberals; rats; treason
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1 posted on 06/25/2003 4:22:50 PM PDT by TLBSHOW
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To: anncoulteriscool
PING
2 posted on 06/25/2003 4:25:00 PM PDT by TLBSHOW (The Gift is to See the Truth)
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To: TLBSHOW
She needs help on Amazon. Lefties are recommending all sorts of stupid books in addition to hers...We need to get a REAL recommendation up like "Useful Idiots" or something by Tammy Bruce. Help her out!
3 posted on 06/25/2003 4:26:47 PM PDT by Capitalism2003
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To: TLBSHOW
Forgive me if I don't immediately believe that McCarthyism was a completely noble time for our country...In her book, does she give specific examples of people who, according to liberal history accounts, were wrongly targeted by McCarthyism...but were in actuality (from her opinion) *rightly* targeted? She seems kind of vague in the excerpt...
4 posted on 06/25/2003 4:28:48 PM PDT by Cael
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To: TLBSHOW
"I DARE CALL IT TREASON"

Me too.

I'll tell ya the truth. If Ann Coulter was as disgusting as Helen Thomas to look at, I'd still harbor secret fantasies about her.

What a pantingly hot, ideological Goddess!
5 posted on 06/25/2003 4:28:52 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (Defund NPR, PBS and the LSC.)
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To: Cael
She gives many, many concrete examples of such.
6 posted on 06/25/2003 4:30:15 PM PDT by TheBigB
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To: TLBSHOW
.......And liberals will continue unabashedly invoking a lie in order to shield their ongoing traitorous behavior.

Her unabashed lack of candy coating makes me want to feel like the inside of an M&M......melting in her hand.

7 posted on 06/25/2003 4:32:52 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum
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To: TheBigB
Sounds good. I hate it when people, liberals and conservatives, don't bring up specific examples. She certainly makes a stunning claim.

Has any newspaper reviewed this book? It would be interesting to see what the NYT says about it....
8 posted on 06/25/2003 4:34:17 PM PDT by Cael
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To: Capitalism2003
Recommend Barbara Olson's books.
9 posted on 06/25/2003 4:34:51 PM PDT by Peach
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To: Cael
Welcome to Free Republic. I see that you joined today.

/john

10 posted on 06/25/2003 4:35:29 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (I'm just a cook.)
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To: TLBSHOW

America cringed with terror at Ken Starr

I still cringe at Ken Starr. Didn't he turn treason into a plump, horny intern?

11 posted on 06/25/2003 4:36:00 PM PDT by Garrisson Lee
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To: Cael
.In her book, does she give specific examples of people who, according to liberal history accounts, were wrongly targeted by McCarthyism...but were in actuality (from her opinion) *rightly* targeted? She seems kind of vague in the excerpt...


She doesn't need to. Those stories are a dime a dozen. Read A Book (title) by Desi Arnaz for a good example.
12 posted on 06/25/2003 4:37:28 PM PDT by whereasandsoforth
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To: Cael
I read the New York Times for the fiction(news), not the book reviews.

They will lie, as they do.
13 posted on 06/25/2003 4:37:50 PM PDT by Garrisson Lee
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To: Cael
You don't have to read Ann's book to find out that everything McCarhty said and claimed, was released out of the deep dark storage of the Soviet's vaults.

This country was over run with communists and there are just as many today as there was then.

Their favorite hate word is to call someone a Hitler like or Nazi, racists, homophobe, right wing extremists. Half the freaking congress is full of them.



14 posted on 06/25/2003 4:39:45 PM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: TLBSHOW
the los angeles times is one of the biggest promoters of this evil. regularly they run whine articles about how hollywood was oppressed by mccarthism.

also, the obits of hollywooders involved are opportunities for page-long diatribes.
15 posted on 06/25/2003 4:39:47 PM PDT by liberalnot (democrats fear democracy. /s)
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To: Cael
> Sounds good. I hate it when people, liberals and conservatives, don't bring up specific examples. She certainly makes a stunning claim.

Welcome aboard Cael!

I certainly hope you've been lurking around here for about two or three years.....it takes a certain amount of cojones to state the above in a Coulter Thread.

Like I said.....Welcome Aboard Good Luck!!!

16 posted on 06/25/2003 4:42:09 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum
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To: Capitalism2003
We need to get a REAL recommendation up like


17 posted on 06/25/2003 4:42:28 PM PDT by StriperSniper (Frogs are for gigging)
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To: Focault's Pendulum
I've been lurking around for awhile. I think I had an account earlier but I forgot the name and password or whatever email account it was attached to...so yeah, I know a little of how you guys can go on the attack ;). I don't know if I'll buy this book yet, but I'll page through it next time I'm at the B&N.
18 posted on 06/25/2003 4:53:11 PM PDT by Cael
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To: Focault's Pendulum
I certainly hope you've been lurking around here for about two or three years.

It has. I recognized it's writing style immediately and checked the sign up date to confirm my hypothosis. It has several interesting posts today if you click on the "Find in Forum" button. It's a typical and predictable troll.

/john

19 posted on 06/25/2003 4:53:54 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (I'm just a cook.)
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To: Cael
You are going to love this picture


20 posted on 06/25/2003 4:54:07 PM PDT by TLBSHOW (The Gift is to See the Truth)
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To: Cael
Tailgunner Joe--Patriot Whistleblower or Right-Wing Witch-hunter?
21 posted on 06/25/2003 5:02:06 PM PDT by backhoe (Just an old keyboard cowboy, ridin' the trackball into the sunset...)
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To: Cael
It would be interesting to see what the NYT says about it

NOT.

22 posted on 06/25/2003 5:03:19 PM PDT by M. Thatcher
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To: TLBSHOW
Someday, school children will be taught that all of America cringed with terror at Ken Starr, whose evil designs on the nation were frustrated only through the sacrifice of brave liberals. People will have vivid images of the pounding boots of Starr's subpoena-servers and the Gestapo-like wails of alarms as Ken Starr arrived to kick in the doors of innocent Americans and storm through their bedrooms.

I think she was describing Sidney Blumenthal's book.

23 posted on 06/25/2003 5:05:45 PM PDT by WL-law
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To: TLBSHOW
Ann is right. and Hillary is the new Stalin.

This is why the Democrats love her so.

24 posted on 06/25/2003 5:11:15 PM PDT by an amused spectator
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To: Cael
I've been lurking around for awhile. I think I had an account earlier but I forgot the name and password or whatever email account it was attached to...so yeah, I know a little of how you guys can go on the attack ;). I don't know if I'll buy this book yet, but I'll page through it next time I'm at the B&N.

Please feel to lurk away

25 posted on 06/25/2003 5:16:43 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum
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To: Cael
Forgive me if I don't immediately believe that McCarthyism was a completely noble time for our country...

Of course McCarthyism wasn't "a completely noble time for our country". That's because "McCarthyism" is a liberal myth, which is Coulter's entire point.

Senator Joe McCarthy, on the other hand, was a real person, with a real history. Apparently, Ann's saying that the Venona data needs to be interpolated into the historical record on McCarthy in order to cast the cold spotlight of truth on the "McCarthyism" bogeyman of the Left.

Interestingly, Joe McCarthy may be a good example of a '50s attac with the Alinsky method, which has been used in recent years to great effect by his Leftist disciple Hillary (Hilla the Dread).

26 posted on 06/25/2003 5:20:41 PM PDT by an amused spectator
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To: Focault's Pendulum
Oooh I'm hurt. Did I interrupt your wet dream of her?
27 posted on 06/25/2003 5:20:44 PM PDT by Cael
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To: an amused spectator
I agree that that is her intended point. I'm just saying it (McCarthyism) is such an entrenched belief that it is hard to immediately disbelieve. It doesn't help that I wasn't alive in the 50s to know what actually happened.
28 posted on 06/25/2003 5:22:33 PM PDT by Cael
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To: Focault's Pendulum
Been watching this.....you guys sure know 'em when you see them. I havn't quite refined the technique yet, but am learning.
29 posted on 06/25/2003 5:30:03 PM PDT by somemoreequalthanothers (The art of troll flushing)
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To: Cael; All
Oooh I'm hurt. Did I interrupt your wet dream of her?

Well...that was an intelligent response.

30 posted on 06/25/2003 5:31:38 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum
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To: All
bump
31 posted on 06/25/2003 5:32:04 PM PDT by proud American in Canada ("We are a peaceful people. Yet we are not a fragile people.")
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To: Cael
I'll explain how to explore the issue. Get several books written by the Left about McCarthy before the release of the Venona data. Read the Venona stuff after that, then go back and compare the dry historical record.

That should clear it up nicely.

32 posted on 06/25/2003 5:32:06 PM PDT by an amused spectator
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To: Cael
well there you go showing your true colors here a might fast...


Did ya like that pic of Hillary with treason all over her?
33 posted on 06/25/2003 5:32:09 PM PDT by TLBSHOW (The Gift is to See the Truth)
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To: TLBSHOW
Ya know...I don't agree with you sometimes....but thank you for this thread.
34 posted on 06/25/2003 5:39:15 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum
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To: Cael
"How you guys can go on the attack"
That's troll talk, and I don't like trolls.
Last person I heard speak like you, they were from DUh.

If that's the case...
Heads up.
35 posted on 06/25/2003 5:43:13 PM PDT by Darksheare ("It's no use, the voices are on MY side.")
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To: M. Thatcher
I was trying to figure out what a CAEL was...

a wrestler? Nothing else - no brains - no sense - a wrestler. Not very admirable.

No wonder you hate truly brilliant women like Coulter but admire communists like hillary
36 posted on 06/25/2003 5:44:54 PM PDT by steplock ( http://www.spadata.com)
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To: Cael
it is hard to immediately disbelieve


well it would be good if you did and while you are at it disbelieve anything that RATS said the last 50 years.

FYI

It was and is all BS!

wait why am I saying this to you?

Can you guess?
37 posted on 06/25/2003 5:45:10 PM PDT by TLBSHOW (The Gift is to See the Truth)
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To: Cael
"Forgive me if I don't immediately believe that McCarthyism was a completely noble time for our country..."

I smell a rat. Hmmm...signed up today, eh?

38 posted on 06/25/2003 5:47:18 PM PDT by Godebert
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To: TLBSHOW
Cael seems to be a troll of one type or another.
Look under their name and go to user posts, quite an interesting read.
They are a small, mean, and pointless being.
And sound ALOT like a troll.
Especially in post 18 on this thread.
39 posted on 06/25/2003 5:47:41 PM PDT by Darksheare ("It's no use, the voices are on MY side.")
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To: TLBSHOW
This week's article from Ann is an adaptation of one of the chapters from her best-seller Treason! Few Democrats really love this country in the way most of us do. For some reason only they know, America is the unhappiest place on Earth.
40 posted on 06/25/2003 5:50:11 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: Cael
I think that there was a lot of injustice in the McCarthy era, and irrational bullying, but the problem is that it is always seen "on its own" - no context at all. When you look at the post-war situation, with what dissidents were suffering in the Eastern Block, and Hungary in 1956 etc., you realise how mild McCarthy's campaigns were, and many of the concerns were quite valid.

Those who were targetted (fairly or unfairly) by the Red Scare in America, often just moved on, and had distinguished careers in some other field of work. Their Polish and Hungarian compatriots were taken outside and shot.
41 posted on 06/25/2003 5:51:44 PM PDT by BlackVeil
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To: rwfromkansas
I sent you freep mail about the Venona Project. It is referenced in this body of the text.
42 posted on 06/25/2003 5:52:36 PM PDT by Zipporah
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To: Cael
You should search the Verona Project.. pretty much vindicated McCarthy.
43 posted on 06/25/2003 5:54:10 PM PDT by Zipporah
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To: Capitalism2003
Good God, Ann is ugly. <\sarcasm>


45 posted on 06/25/2003 5:55:15 PM PDT by tuna_battle_slight_return (Foam is good; foam saves lives.)
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To: Cael
I agree that that is her intended point. I'm just saying it (McCarthyism) is such an entrenched belief that it is hard to immediately disbelieve. It doesn't help that I wasn't alive in the 50s to know what actually happened.

It sounds like your mind is already closed to the possibility that McCarthyism is a myth.

Maybe you really want to believe that McCarthyism was bad.

If so, the liberal myth-making machine has really done a number on you, from the day that you were born.

46 posted on 06/25/2003 5:57:03 PM PDT by Vision Thing
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To: Cael
is such an entrenched belief that it is hard to immediately disbelieve.

Like a flat earth, or vampires, or socialism, or other proveably false beliefs? It's not about subjective belief. It's about objective evidence and facts.

/john

47 posted on 06/25/2003 5:58:37 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (I'm just a cook.)
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To: TLBSHOW
I bought Miss Coulter's book tonight at Bordors. It was 30% off and I gotta give Borders some credit it was right at the very front of the bookstore. Oh sure I could have bought it online but then I would have missed the expression on the face of the cashier as I pay for the book. LOL!....My one complaint about Slander and treason is that there are no pictures. BWAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!
48 posted on 06/25/2003 6:02:56 PM PDT by anncoulteriscool
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To: Cael
I think the major point trying to be made (by Mona Charon sp? as well) is that McCarthyism has basically become a restraining oder against conservatives ever criticizing liberals opinions regarding foreign policy issues.
49 posted on 06/25/2003 6:06:52 PM PDT by anncoulteriscool
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"In 1995, the U.S. government released its cache of Soviet cables that had been decoded during the Cold War in a top-secret undertaking known as the Venona Project."

For those interested on the Venona Project, refer to this week's Weekly Standard article

"The Origins of McCarthyism: What did Harry Truman know, and when did he know it?"

50 posted on 06/25/2003 6:09:09 PM PDT by tuna_battle_slight_return (Foam is good; foam saves lives.)
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