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McCarthyism: The Rosetta Stone Of Liberal Lies (Ann Coulter Upsets Liberals Again Alert)
Ann ^ | 11/07/2007 | Ann Coulter

Posted on 11/07/2007 3:22:31 PM PST by goldstategop

When I wrote a ferocious defense of Sen. Joe McCarthy in "Treason: Liberal Treachery From the Cold War to the War on Terrorism," liberals chose not to argue with me. Instead they posted a scrolling series of reasons not to read my book, such as that I wear short skirts, date boys, and that "Treason" was not a scholarly tome.

After printing rabidly venomous accounts of McCarthy for half a century based on zero research, liberals would only accept research presenting an alternative view of McCarthy that included, as the Los Angeles Times put it, at least the "pretense of scholarly throat-clearing and objectivity."

This week, they got it. The great M. Stanton Evans has finally released "Blacklisted by History: The Untold Story of Senator Joe McCarthy and His Fight Against America's Enemies." Based on a lifetime's work, including nearly a decade of thoroughgoing research, stores of original research and never-before-seen government files, this 672-page book ends the argument on Joe McCarthy. Look for it hidden behind stacks of Bill Clinton's latest self-serving book at a bookstore near you.

Evans' book is such a tour de force that liberals are already preparing a "yesterday's news" defense -- as if they had long ago admitted the truth about McCarthy. Yes, and they fought shoulder to shoulder with Ronald Reagan to bring down the Evil Empire. Thus, Publishers Weekly preposterously claims that "the history Evans relates is already largely known, if not fully accepted." Somebody better tell George Clooney.

The McCarthy period is the Rosetta stone of all liberal lies. It is the textbook on how they rewrite history -- the sound chamber of liberal denunciations, their phony victimhood as they demean and oppress their enemies, their false imputation of dishonesty to their opponents, their legalization of every policy dispute, their ability to engage in lock-step shouting campaigns, and the black motives concealed by their endless cacophony.

The true story of Joe McCarthy, told in meticulous, irrefutable detail in "Blacklisted by History," is that from 1938 to 1946, the Democratic Party acquiesced in a monstrous conspiracy being run through the State Department, the military establishment, and even the White House to advance the Soviet cause within the U.S. government.

In the face of the Democrats' absolute refusal to admit to their fecklessness, fatuity and recklessness in allowing known Soviet spies to penetrate the deepest levels of government, McCarthy demanded an accounting.

Even if one concedes to on-the-one-hand-on-the-other-hand whiners like Ronald Radosh that Truman's Secretary of State Dean Acheson didn't like Communism, his record is what it was. And that record was to treat Soviet spies like members of the Hasty Pudding Club.

Rather than own up to their moral blindness to Soviet espionage, Democrats fired up the liberal slander machine, which would be deployed again and again over the next half century to the present day. In hiding their own perfidy, liberals were guilty of every sin they lyingly imputed to McCarthy. There were no "McCarthyites" until liberals came along.

"Blacklisted by History" proves that every conventional belief about McCarthy is wrong, including:

-- That he lied about his war service: He was a tailgunner in World War II; -- That he was a drunk: He would generally nurse a single drink all night; -- That he made the whole thing up: He produced loads of Soviet spies in government jobs; -- That he just did it for political gain: He understood perfectly the godless evil of Communism.

Ironically, for all of their love of conspiracy theories -- the rigging of the 2000 election, vote suppression in Ohio in 2004, 9/11 being an inside job, oil companies covering up miracle technology that would allow cars to run on dirt, Britney Spears' career, etc., etc. -- when presented with an actual conspiracy of Soviet spies infiltrating the U.S. government, they laughed it off like world-weary skeptics and dedicated themselves to slandering Joe McCarthy.

Then as now, liberals protect themselves from detection with wild calumnies against anybody who opposes them. They have no interest in -- or aptitude for -- persuasion. Their goal is to anathematize their enemies. "Blacklisted by History" removes the curse from one of the greatest patriots in American history.

TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: anncoulter; communism; coulter; democraticparty; joemccarthy; liberalism; treason
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To: goldstategop

Go Ann Go

21 posted on 11/07/2007 4:18:51 PM PST by freekitty ((May the eagles long fly our beautiful and free American sky.))
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To: goldstategop

We’re damned lucky to have Ann.

22 posted on 11/07/2007 4:23:32 PM PST by Balding_Eagle (If America falls, darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years.)
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To: boop

“Here come the FReepers who will complain that Coulter has “gone too far” in attacking Dean Acheson.”

Actually, she went too far when she mentioned the engine that can run on dirt....just when we had everyone convinced it ran on water.

23 posted on 11/07/2007 4:24:37 PM PST by Roccus (Hillary........brought to you by the PRC)
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To: IronJack

We need some McCarthys now who are not afraid of PravdABDNCBS. Buy that girl a steak!!

Pray for W and Our Victorious Troops

24 posted on 11/07/2007 4:28:40 PM PST by bray (Think "Betray U.S." Think Democrat)
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To: goldstategop

Ann’s chapter on McCarthy in TREASON almost moved me to tears , it was so good, and so unexpected, coming at a time, as it were, when the ongoing slander of McCarthy was just about to be revived once again.

25 posted on 11/07/2007 4:28:54 PM PST by supremedoctrine (The only thing sourdough bread is good for is a grilled cheese sandwich, For that it's essential/)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran
Hell, it was the UN & Ruskies specifically that was tipping off the N. Koreans & ChiComs during the Korean War.

Inchon was a success cause we let it slip that the invasion was to be at Kunsan.

26 posted on 11/07/2007 4:30:11 PM PST by stylin19a
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To: peggybac
she’s a boomer herself.

I doubted that fact so I had to look it up. Sure enough, she was born in 1961, towards the tail end for a boomer.

I thought she was younger (late 30's very early 40's) but she is a mere 8 years younger then I.

Maybe I do have a chance?


27 posted on 11/07/2007 4:31:12 PM PST by Michael.SF. ("democrat" -- 'one who panders to the crude and mindless whims of the masses " - Joseph J. Ellis)
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To: Michael.SF.

Go for it!!

28 posted on 11/07/2007 4:32:42 PM PST by peggybac (Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing)
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To: TenthAmendmentChampion
Possibly nothing, but Henry Wallace was practically a card carrying communist.

Indeed, and one of his hardest working campaign staffers was an eager young lad named George McGovern.

29 posted on 11/07/2007 4:37:44 PM PST by Texas Mulerider
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To: goldstategop

30 posted on 11/07/2007 4:50:36 PM PST by FormerLib (Sacrificing our land and our blood cannot buy protection from jihad.-Bishop Artemije of Kosovo)
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To: bray
We need some McCarthys now

Exactly why the libs continue to defame the original. Like they say, it's not a witch hunt if you actually find some witches.

31 posted on 11/07/2007 4:51:04 PM PST by IronJack (=)
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To: goldstategop

When the press [read liberals] can’t refute the argument, they smear the speaker. Then and now.

32 posted on 11/07/2007 4:53:42 PM PST by ex-snook ("Above all things, truth beareth away the victory.")
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To: goldstategop


33 posted on 11/07/2007 4:55:38 PM PST by MattinNJ (I'm pulling for Fred Thompson and Duncan Hunter-...but I'd vote for Rudy against Hillary)
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To: IronJack

FDR had several commies in his administration, some of whom were very influential in setting up the socialist agencies and implementing ideas from which we are still suffering. Liberals still believe FDR was god, but he was a flawed president wih leftist leanings. McCarthy was right about commie infiltration into the government.

34 posted on 11/07/2007 5:00:06 PM PST by Paulus Invictus
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To: Non-Sequitur

goldstategop wrote:

“That he lied about his war service: He was a tailgunner in World War II”
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Non-Sequitur wrote:

Actually he was an intelligence officer for a Marine Corps

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According to an older post on FreeRepublic:

Although his judgeship exempted him from military service, McCarthy enlisted in the Marines and was sworn in as a first lieutenant in August 1942. He served as an intelligence officer for a bomber squadron stationed in the Solomon Islands, and also risked his life by volunteering to fly in the tail-gunner’s seat on many combat missions. Those who quibble about the number of combat missions he flew miss the point - he didn’t have to fly any.

The enemies of McCarthy have seized on his good-natured remark about shooting down coconut trees from his tail-gunner’s spot (an ABC television movie about McCarthy in the late 1970s was entitled Tail Gunner Joe) to belittle his military accomplishments, but the official record gives the true picture. Not only were McCarthy’s achievements during 30 months of active duty unanimously praised by his commanding officers, but Admiral Chester Nimitz, commander in chief of the Pacific Fleet, issued the following citation regarding the service of Captain McCarthy:

For meritorious and efficient performance of duty as an observer and rear gunner of a dive bomber attached to a Marine scout bombing squadron operating in the Solomon Islands area from September 1 to December 31, 1943. He participated in a large number of combat missions, and in addition to his regular duties, acted as aerial photographer. He obtained excellent photographs of enemy gun positions, despite intense anti-aircraft fire, thereby gaining valuable information which contributed materially to the success of subsequent strikes in the area. Although suffering from a severe leg injury, he refused to be hospitalized and continued to carry out his duties as Intelligence Officer in a highly efficient manner. His courageous devotion to duty was in keeping with the highest traditions of the naval service.


35 posted on 11/07/2007 5:00:18 PM PST by RetiredArmyMajor
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran
“The first Secretary General was the AMERICAN Alger Hiss. Alger Hiss served time in prison pursuant to his involvement in a Communist spy ring”

Wrong. And wrong. No American has every been secretary General of the UN. Hiss was jailed for purgery, not for being a communist. You sir, have no credibility.

37 posted on 11/07/2007 5:10:19 PM PST by rebooted
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To: IronJack
From pro-McCarthy,

The leftist counter-offensive against McCarthy was beginning to take its toll in late 1953. Many Senators became fed up with McCarthy's showmanship as the liberal media relentlessly launched baseless attacks against his character. On a dark day in American history in December 1954, American hero and patriot Joseph McCarthy was censured by the US Senate.

Following his censure, McCarthy sunk into alcoholism from which he never recovered. He died of hepatitis on May 2nd, 1957 at the age of 49.

Sounds like McCarthy did more than just nurse a drink, if he eventually died of alcohol-related liver problems at age 49.

38 posted on 11/07/2007 5:11:13 PM PST by Plutarch
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To: rebooted
Hiss was jailed for purgery, not for being a communist.

Uh, didn't Hiss's conviction for purgery have something to do with his not wanting to divulge that he was a Communist? I seem to recall that from this big Witness book what I read.

39 posted on 11/07/2007 5:15:07 PM PST by Plutarch
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To: rebooted

I am so glad you disagree!

40 posted on 11/07/2007 5:16:43 PM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO, It is Time for a new San Jacinto)
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