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Liz Cheney group accused of McCarthyism
politico.com ^ | March 2, 2010 | Josh Gerstein

Posted on 03/02/2010 3:33:30 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

My colleague Ben Smith has word this morning of a video from the Liz Cheney-backed group Keep America Safe questioning the loyalty of Justice Department attorneys who previously represented Guantanamo detainees.

The video provocatively calls a group of such lawyers whom Attorney General Eric Holder has failed to name despite repeated Republican requests: "The Al Qaeda 7."

The challenge is prompting outrage from some working on Guantanamo issues.

"This is plainly unacceptable in the United States," Ken Gude of the Center for American Progress, wrote in an e-mail this morning. "Condemnation is not sufficient. This is pure McCarthyism."

It's worth noting that even the Bush/Cheney Administration didn't have much tolerance for public attacks on the loyalty of lawyers representing Guantanamo detainees. In 2007, Defense Department detainee affairs chief Charles Stimson made similar comments, calling for a boycott of firms handling such cases, often pro bono. The Pentagon publicly distanced itself from Stimson's statements, which were condemned by a broad array of voices in the legal community. Stimson eventually apologized and resigned a short time later.

It seems to me the issue of DOJ stonewalling the request for the lawyers' names is a separate one from whether their previous work represents a conflict or an act of disloyalty. It is hard to square the refusal to produce the names with the Obama Administration's public commitment to transparency.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhodoj; keepamericasafe; lizcheney

1 posted on 03/02/2010 3:33:30 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Even though the McCarthyism charge is nonsense, it is better than being accused of McCainism.


2 posted on 03/02/2010 3:36:05 PM PST by pallis
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Like McCarthy was wrong about communists.

Now we have a communist for a president. That’s right, OBama, you ARE a Bolshevik!


3 posted on 03/02/2010 3:36:06 PM PST by ecomcon
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To: Free ThinkerNY
oh noooooo

Leftico nutters are and that Liz outed their fellow radicals .

This Soro front group will not allow dissent.

4 posted on 03/02/2010 3:36:10 PM PST by ncalburt (e)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I do not need some socialist from John Podesta’s Center for America Progress telling me what is and is not “acceptable in America.” I trust Cheney, I don’t trust them. The White House and the Justice Department have demonstrated even more unbelievably bad judgment with those appointments and all the butt covering in the world from K Street can’t rescue them and bury this story. Why not just give Al Qadda a seat at the Justice Department conference table, while we’re at it?


5 posted on 03/02/2010 3:40:28 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: ecomcon
Like McCarthy was wrong about communists. Now we have a communist for a president. That’s right, OBama, you ARE a Bolshevik!

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6 posted on 03/02/2010 3:44:26 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ecomcon
Like McCarthy was wrong about communists. Now we have a communist for a president. That’s right, OBama, you ARE a Bolshevik!

Obama Espoused Radical Views in College [advocated communist revolution]
Steve Malzberg - WOR News Talk Radio 710 ^ | February 12, 2010 | Ronald Kessler

Posted on Friday, February 12, 2010 7:33:56 PM by ETL

Dr. John C. Drew, a grant writing consultant in Laguna Niguel, Calif., tells Newsmax he met Obama in 1980 when Obama was a sophomore at Occidental College in Los Angeles. Drew had just graduated from Occidental and was attending graduate school at Cornell University.

During Christmas break, Drew says he was at Grauman-Boss’ home in Palo Alto when Obama came over with Mohammed Hasan Chandoo, his roommate from Pakistan.

“Barack [Obama] and Hasan showed up at the house in a BMW, and then we went to a restaurant together,” Drew says. “We had a nice meal, and then we came back to the house and smoked cigarettes and drank and argued politics.”

For the next several hours, they discussed Marxism.

He [Obama] was arguing a straightforward Marxist-Leninist class-struggle point of view, which anticipated that there would be a revolution of the working class, led by revolutionaries, who would overthrow the capitalist system and institute a new socialist government that would redistribute the wealth,” says Drew, who says he himself was then a Marxist.

The idea was basically that wealthy people were exploiting others,” Drew says. “That this was the secret of their wealth, that they weren’t paying others enough for their work, and they were using and taking advantage of other people. He was convinced that a revolution would take place, and it would be a good thing.”

Drew concluded that Obama thought of himself as “part of an intelligent, radical vanguard that was leading the way towards this revolution and towards this new society.” ..."

Referring to Obama’s quote from “Dreams of My Father” that he associated with Marxist professors, Drew says, “What he’s not saying is that he was in 100 percent total agreement with those Marxist professors. When you understand that, Obama’s later associations and policies make more sense, including why he was taken in by Rev. Wright’s ideology.”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2450298/posts

7 posted on 03/02/2010 3:45:41 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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Communist Party Chairman, Sam Webb: "Obama State of the Union: He got the ball rolling"
Communist Party USA ^ | January 29, 2010 | Sam Webb (Chairman, Communist Party)

Posted on Monday, February 15, 2010 9:17:20 AM by ETL

Three separate quotes from the article...

"They [Republicans] had hoped to hear President Obama repeat what President Clinton said in his State of the Union address in 1994: "The era of big government is over." But the president disappointed them."

"We would probably have to go back to Franklin Roosevelt to find a president who has the trust of our nation's multi-racial, multi-national, male-female, young and old working class as President Obama does."

"This president can be a transformative leader (he has that potential in my view), but only if he embraces and fights for a transformative agenda."

Obama State of the Union: He got the ball rolling:
http://cpusa.org/obama-state-of-the-union-he-got-the-ball-rolling

8 posted on 03/02/2010 3:48:14 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

LMAO!

Mcarthyism....right up there with Racism as the last arguement of a fool.

Can’t these morons come up with something a little more original?

Good Lord!


9 posted on 03/02/2010 3:49:28 PM PST by Howie66 (The one redeeming thing about liberals: their tendency to kill their own.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Holder’s firm got a boatload of AQ agents released from prison, and he brought those attorneys with him into the Justice Department. He now plans to prosecute AQ agents.

No, I don’t trust him, or them. His greatest dream has been to put, not AQ, but Bush and Cheney on trial. So, yes, I think there is a conflict of interest here. But when you elect marxists into high office, you get what you get.

Obama’s White House Counsel comes from the firm that got Bin Ladin’s bodyguard released from jail. So the poison goes all the way to the top.


10 posted on 03/02/2010 3:49:40 PM PST by marron
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To: Free ThinkerNY

11 posted on 03/02/2010 3:49:59 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

McCarthyism = Great patriotism, self sacrifice and near 100 % accuracy in identifying Communists bent on the destruction of the American way of life.

Liz should say:

“Why, thanks for the nice compliment. Thank you very much.”


12 posted on 03/02/2010 3:52:40 PM PST by EyeGuy
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To: Free ThinkerNY

There traitors say that like McCarthyism was a bad thing.


13 posted on 03/02/2010 3:53:00 PM PST by Gator113 (Obama is America's First FAILED "light skinned African American [Pres-ent] with no Negro dialect..")
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Liz Cheney group accused of McCarthyism

I sincerely hope that group is GUILTY of McCarthyism.

14 posted on 03/02/2010 3:54:12 PM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Don’t forget, McCarthy was proven right, and his bad reputation is mostly because of propaganda smears directed against him but those he exposed!


15 posted on 03/02/2010 3:54:27 PM PST by LiteKeeper ("It's the peoples' seat!")
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To: Gator113

There = These


16 posted on 03/02/2010 3:54:30 PM PST by Gator113 (Obama is America's First FAILED "light skinned African American [Pres-ent] with no Negro dialect..")
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To: ecomcon
"Like McCarthy was wrong about communists."

That's right. McCarthy may have been a loud-mouth and a drunk, but he also happened to be on the right side of history. Virtually everything he alleged, turned out to be true.

17 posted on 03/02/2010 4:01:13 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: ecomcon

Like McCarthy was wrong about communists.

Now we have a communist for a president. That’s right, OBama, you ARE a Bolshevik!


EXACTLY! McCarthy was right!


18 posted on 03/02/2010 4:08:12 PM PST by CommieCutter ("You wanted the presidency, you got it, now FIX THE DAMN ECONOMY!!!!" ----YankeeReb)
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To: OldDeckHand

The only things I see wrong with Liz’s statement is that she forgot include Holder.


19 posted on 03/02/2010 4:09:42 PM PST by yorkie01
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Joe McCarthy was a true American patriot, and if you’re not patriotic, you’re nothing !


20 posted on 03/02/2010 4:17:03 PM PST by BuffaloJack (if you're not patriotic, you're nothing !)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Those communist pigs do squeal when you start to strip the lipstick off of them.


21 posted on 03/02/2010 4:26:54 PM PST by TigersEye (It's the Marxism, stupid! ... And they call themselves Progressives.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Liz Cheney group accused of McCarthyism
Where do I sign to join her group?
22 posted on 03/02/2010 5:03:11 PM PST by lewislynn (What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in common? Disinformation)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

McCarthy sure had Hollywood pegged.


23 posted on 03/02/2010 5:25:40 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Free ThinkerNY

McCarthy was right. So what is wrong with speaking the truth about lawyers who would sell their souls to represent the enemies of the USA?


24 posted on 03/02/2010 6:08:55 PM PST by chris_bdba
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