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TownHall.com ^ | Thursday, July 3, 2003 | by Ann Coulter

Posted on 07/02/2003 10:01:18 PM PDT by JohnHuang2

On our nation's birthday, it is appropriate to honor the five men who did the most to defend our freedom in the last century. The names are easy to remember – they are the five men most loathed by liberals: Joseph McCarthy, J. Edgar Hoover, Richard Nixon, Whittaker Chambers and Ronald Reagan.

McCarthy died censured and despised at 48 years old, his name a malediction. Hoover is maligned for having been a mad spymaster and is lyingly smeared as a cross-dresser – by people who admire cross-dressers. Nixon was forced to resign the presidency in disgrace. Though persecuted in his day, Whittaker Chambers is not hated today only on a technicality: The MTV generation doesn't know who he is. They'd hate him too, but it would take research. By contrast, Ronald Reagan has prevailed over the left's campaign of lies only because the American people do remember him – so far.

Notwithstanding the left's fantastic lies, these men won a 50-year war because of the abiding anti-communism of the American people. These are the heroes of the Cold War, and all have been personally reviled for their trouble.

The left's shameful refusal to admit collaboration with one of the great totalitarian regimes of the last century – like their defense of Bill Clinton – quickly transformed into a vicious slander campaign against those who bore witness against them. Caught absolutely red-handed, liberals started in with their typical bellicose counterattacks. Half a century ago, Louis Budenz, an ex-communist informant, warned investigators that if they dared go after the Communist Party, they would be subjected to savage attacks, never "honest rebuttal." Unless the American people understood that, he said, all was lost.

Absurdly, liberals claim to hate J. Edgar Hoover because of their passion for civil liberties. The left's exquisite concern for civil liberties apparently did not extend to the Japanese. As President Franklin D. Roosevelt rounded up Japanese for the internment camps, liberals were awed by his genius. The Japanese internment was praised by liberal luminaries such as Earl Warren, Felix Frankfurter and Hugo Black. Joseph Rauh, a founder of Americans for Democratic Action – and celebrated foe of "McCarthyism" – supported the internment.

There was one lonely voice in the Roosevelt administration opposed to the Japanese internment – that of J. Edgar Hoover. The American Civil Liberties Union gave J. Edgar Hoover an award for wartime vigilance during World War II. It was only when he turned his award-winning vigilance to Soviet spies that liberals thought Hoover was a beast.

Liberals deemed it appropriate to throw Japanese citizens into internment camps on the basis of no evidence of subversive activity whatsoever. But it was outrageous for the FBI director to spy on high government officials taking their orders from Moscow. As we now know, Hoover didn't need to engage in much surveillance to know who the Soviet agents were – he already knew from decrypted Soviet cables.

Liberals sheltered communists, Hoover was on to them, so they called him a fag. With precisely as much evidence as they had for McCarthy's alleged homosexuality, the left giddily "gay"-baited J. Edgar Hoover. Their sensitivity to homophobia was matched only by their sensitivity to the civil rights of Japanese.

While Hoover was alive, any journalist who could have proved he was "gay" would have won a Pulitzer Prize. But they couldn't get Hoover on a jaywalking charge. Only after he was dead did liberals go hog-wild inventing lurid fantasies about Hoover showing up at Washington cocktail parties in drag (perhaps not recognizing their own Pamela Harriman).

In 2003, the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival put on a musical comedy about Hoover's apocryphal homosexuality in "J. Edgar! The Musical," written by Harry Shearer and Tom Leopold. While slandering a dead man with impunity, rich celebrities – in Aspen, Colo., no less – paid tribute to their own dauntless courage. For the second year in a row, the festival celebrated the First Amendment, giving its "Freedom of Speech Award" to millionaire leftist Michael Moore, in an event hosted by Joe Lockhart, former press secretary to a president whose IRS audited people who engaged in free speech against him. The executive director of the festival, Stu Smiley, said the purpose of the festival was "to reacquaint ourselves with people who have sacrificed for their right to express themselves."

Liberals' conception of sacrifice is rather broad, including:

to work for up to three weeks for less than $1 million;

and to not be showered with praise by Veterans of Foreign Wars while burning the American flag.

Americans should thank God that McCarthy, Hoover, Nixon, Chambers and Reagan were men enough to make real sacrifices.


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: anncoulter; anncoulterlist; appeasement; communists; coulter; jedgarhoover; joemccarthy; liars; mccarthy; mccarthyism
Thursday, July 3, 2003

Quote of the Day by fightinJAG

1 posted on 07/02/2003 10:01:18 PM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: Howlin; mombonn; Sabertooth; Miss Marple; *Ann Coulter list; BraveMan; 1riot1ranger; ...
Ann ping.
2 posted on 07/02/2003 10:04:07 PM PDT by Pokey78
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To: JohnHuang2
It would take a lot of revanchism to overturn my impression that J Edgar Hoover personified the Napoleonic complex, but the cross dressing thing is a known shibboleth.
3 posted on 07/02/2003 10:16:35 PM PDT by gcruse (There is no such thing as society: there are individual men and women[.] --Margaret Thatcher)
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To: JohnHuang2; gcruse
Hoover is maligned for having been a mad spymaster

I'm going to take a stand and say that mad spymasters are bad.

4 posted on 07/02/2003 10:25:55 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy ("To alcohol! The cause of- and solution to- all of life's problems" Homer)
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To: xm177e2; mercy; Wait4Truth; hole_n_one; GretchenEE; Clinton's a rapist; buffyt; ladyinred; Angel; ..

Ann Coulter Mega Ping!!!


5 posted on 07/02/2003 10:27:43 PM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: Pokey78
Thanks :)
6 posted on 07/02/2003 10:28:02 PM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: JohnHuang2
Another one of Ann's best. No wonder the left hates her so. :-)
7 posted on 07/02/2003 10:30:53 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: JohnHuang2
Thanks for the heads up!
8 posted on 07/02/2003 10:31:22 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: JohnHuang2
Read it before, JH2. Thanks for the PING though.

It was just as good the second time around. ;^)

9 posted on 07/02/2003 10:54:22 PM PDT by Reagan Man
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To: JohnHuang2
Thank God there is an Ann Coulter to speak the truth about evil, to point her finger and call the devil by his name to his face.
10 posted on 07/02/2003 11:51:11 PM PDT by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: Travis McGee
Amen, my friend.
11 posted on 07/03/2003 12:12:46 AM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: JohnHuang2
I think she'd really enjoy my novel. I am hoping that Crown Forum can be convinced to give conservative fiction a spin.

Tom Clancy couldn't get "The Hunt for Red October" published by the NY publshing houses, and I have heard he has sold a few books since those rejections.

Maybe I'll shoot Ann a copy when they're printed, or perhaps she'll take a look at the chapters posted on the website.

12 posted on 07/03/2003 12:18:11 AM PDT by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: Travis McGee
"and I have heard he has sold a few books since those rejections."

hehehe

13 posted on 07/03/2003 12:19:19 AM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: JohnHuang2
Yeah, that Baltimore boy has done all right since then. My parents have a signed first edition of THFRO. Clancey was giving lectures for free (Navy League of Baltimore in that case) and flogging his books off of a table afterwards. True story.
14 posted on 07/03/2003 12:24:35 AM PDT by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: JohnHuang2
I get the giggles when I read her. It's all so true!!!!
15 posted on 07/03/2003 12:51:55 AM PDT by The Raven
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To: JohnHuang2

Coulter: the beautiful, but terrible, avenging angel with fire in her eyes and bearing the mighty sword of Truth in her right hand.


16 posted on 07/03/2003 1:39:06 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: JohnHuang2
Anyone have information on James Vincent Forrestal?

He seems to be the forgotten man in all this.

17 posted on 07/03/2003 2:00:21 AM PDT by DPB101
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To: DPB101
On the Arlington cemetary site that came up first on google there is an interesting article about his state of mind when he committed suicide and a mention of Drew Pearson's relentless campaign against him. He was very aware of the Soviet danger.
18 posted on 07/03/2003 2:55:28 AM PDT by MEG33
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To: DolceAmara; Mia T
fyi
19 posted on 07/03/2003 3:07:39 AM PDT by jla
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To: Treasa
fyi
20 posted on 07/03/2003 3:08:05 AM PDT by jla
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To: JohnHuang2
you guys know the rules!

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21 posted on 07/03/2003 4:03:22 AM PDT by RaceBannon
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To: Pokey78
Thanks Pokey!

22 posted on 07/03/2003 5:24:39 AM PDT by BraveMan
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To: JohnHuang2
Bump for later read......
23 posted on 07/03/2003 6:43:13 AM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: JohnHuang2
Go get 'em, Ann!

"I am sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and you disagree with this administration that somehow you are not patriotic!" ~ Hillary Clinton
 
Rush:
*(…roll Hillary one more time and compare it to Hillary's screaming speech)


24 posted on 07/03/2003 7:05:41 AM PDT by Ragtime Cowgirl (We're in a global war on terrorism..If you want to call that a quagmire, do it. I don't.*Rummy* 6-30)
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To: RaceBannon
BTTT!!!
25 posted on 07/03/2003 10:08:43 AM PDT by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: JohnHuang2
Ann Coulter ... Rocks!
26 posted on 07/03/2003 10:32:06 AM PDT by blackie
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To: JohnHuang2
Hoover is maligned for having been a mad spymaster and is lyingly smeared as a cross-dresser – by people who admire cross-dressers.

I wonder how long it is going to take before people who admire lesbians and trans-sexuals are going to claim Ann is a lesbian or a tran-sexual?

27 posted on 07/03/2003 10:37:46 AM PDT by Gritty
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To: JohnHuang2
Bump!
28 posted on 07/03/2003 2:04:56 PM PDT by The Mayor (That the Lord didn't do it all in one day. What makes me think I can?)
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To: DPB101
I have been looking for the Real reason that Forrestal took the gas pipe. I was just a kid when he took a header and all the stories didn't make sense then or now.
29 posted on 07/03/2003 2:31:21 PM PDT by Little Bill (No Rats, A.N.S.W.E.R (WWP) is a commie front!!!!,)
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To: Little Bill
I was interested so found a lot of info through google.I am computer illiterate so can't link.
30 posted on 07/03/2003 3:21:13 PM PDT by MEG33
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To: gcruse
Gay Edgar Hoover and Other Smears
31 posted on 07/03/2003 4:56:43 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Excellent link, Joe. Thanks.
32 posted on 07/03/2003 5:27:44 PM PDT by gcruse (There is no such thing as society: there are individual men and women[.] --Margaret Thatcher)
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To: JohnHuang2
Just read this line in Ann's book Treason:

"...when Jim Jeffords switched parties, he improved the IQ of both parties."

Oh, I do love this woman. Have really enjoyed her smiling and taking the heat and lobbing it right back during her book tour. Caught her on a CNN early afternoon show where she was being interviewed by three women who looked like they step off the set of The View and had their panties curling with her statement that she wanted to "destroy the Democratic Party."

75% into Treason, I understand her outrage and wonder how she restrains herself from throwing lamps and Ginsu knives at these simpering women.

33 posted on 07/04/2003 1:44:31 AM PDT by patriciaruth
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To: JohnHuang2
Don't you love the way the tolerant ones call everyone who exposes them a homosexual? I thought they LIKED those people. Another great example of liberal tolerance.

BTW, this article was also posted at http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/030704/51/4l28s.html
34 posted on 07/06/2003 8:22:05 PM PDT by TBP
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To: JohnHuang2
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/939514/posts
35 posted on 07/06/2003 8:24:15 PM PDT by TBP
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