Skip to comments.Liz Cheney Accused of McCarthyism
Posted on 03/06/2010 4:36:28 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney and co-founder of the advocacy group Keep America Safe, is being criticized on the right for going too far in an ad deeming Justice Department lawyers who represented Guantanamo Bay detainees the "al-Qeada seven" and calling for their identities to be revealed.
After Paul Mirengoff posted on the conservative Power Line blog that "it is entirely inappropriate to suggest that these lawyers share the values of terrorists or to dub the seven DOJ lawyers 'The al Qaeda Seven,'" the Huffington Post reached out to him for further comment.
"It could be worse than some of the assertions made by McCarthy, depending on some of the validity of those assertions," Mirengoff said. "It is just baseless to suggest that [these DoJ officials] share al Qaeda values... they didn't actually say it but I think it was a fair implication of what they were saying."
(Mirengoff wrote after his comments were posted that "the quotes themselves are accurate, but I think the characterization of what I said is somewhat misleading," writing "I don't think I said or implied that the video is comparable to or worse than the totality of what goes by the name of McCarthyism or to the 'crusades' launched by Sen. McCarthy.")
It was not the first time McCarthy had been raised in reference to the video. Ken Gude of the liberal Center for American Progress said the following, according to the Washington Monthly: "This is exactly what Joe McCarthy did. Not kind of like McCarthyism; this is exactly McCarthyism."
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America could use a healthy dose of McCarthyism these days.
I just don’t understand the insult or shock value of “McCarthyism”.
He was right. That fact just keeps getting glossed over.
We need to do it again, only this time, FINISH THE JOB.
McCarthyism is one of the highest forms of patriotism.
That was my thought as well. The only people who don’t like McCarthy’s attempts to protect our nation from the enemy, is the enemy.
We're all McCarthys now!
May I suggest that his Conservative credentials be pulled. In the future he will be dealt with like any other Leftwingtard, particularly one who has managed to out himself as a troll.
I think the ad is effective. I don’t know why Mirengoff is so sure that they don’t share the al-Qaida viewpoint. I think there is a fair chance that they do.
Even Gene McCarthy? LOL!
Any bets on how much empathy Paul Mirengoff and Ken Gude had for what Prop 8 supporters have endured? Oh, and Joe McCarthy has been vindicated by history.
Uhhhmmm...McCarthy was right.
Accusing someone of McCarthyism is itself McCarthyism.
Go, Liz! You’ve got them on the run.
Let it be known that the reality is the Kremlin files have proven McCarthy in large part correct.
Didn’t Robert Kennedy work right along beside Joe McCarthy in fighting communism?
Yes, even Charlie McCarthy!
Just like the expired Race Card (which is the next attack), McCarthyism is dead. Anyway McCarthy was right. Or has the Fascist forgot about the fall of the soviet Union and the truth was known.
Keep America Safe Executive Director Aaron Harison said :
” The American people have a right to know whether lawyers who used to represent terrorists,
including advocating for their immediate release,
are now working on detainee issues inside the Department of Justice,” he said.
“There was no ethical obligation on the part of these lawyers to come to the defense of the terrorists.
( Bingo ! )
Attorneys who chose to spend their pro bono hours defending terrorists, many of whom killed Americans,
did so voluntarily and that decision rightly raises questions about their judgment.
( Amen ! )
In our system of democracy, the American people have a right to hold a President accountable for the people he hires.”
Absolutely. I know Liz Cheney will not back down because she’s a Cheney.
Like her father , Keeping America Safe is her highest priority.
Something no one will ever say about Obama.
Well, McCarthy was RIGHT, so if you’re going to do something.. GO WITH WHAT WORKS!!