(Page 2 of 16)
Hey, wait a minute! I’m STILL waiting for a commentator on McPeak’s “Bill Clinton as McCarthy” comment to point out that “McCarthyism” — in the sense of “false accusation” — is as wrong and even more outdated a term as “Swiftboated” (also used incorrectly in the sense of “false accusation”), or to continue to claim Reagan was an “amiable dunce.”
The slander by McPeak was to McCarthy, not Clinton! And to point out McPeak’s questionable positions, and relate THOSE somehow to “McCarthyism” — double slander!
McPeak may be completely wrong on Israel, and one may well (somehow) link that history to considering a hypocrite in complaining about Bill’s statements about Obama’s patriotism (which could also have been wrong)…but NONE of the above, in any way, is a reflection on — or of — McCarthy!
Has no commentator read the recent scholarly and popular works (finally) rehabilitating McCarthy’s reputation? He performed the difficult, much-needed, and ultimately unpopular service of weeding out actual Communist agents who had embedded themselves in all levels of the federal government, and their supporters and co-conspirators in society.
How quaint that legacy must sound to liberals who practically deny the concept of “national security” let alone ignore today’s terrorist and other threats thereto; but in the aftermath of WWII and start of the Cold War, Communist infiltration really and truly was an actual, existential threat to the Union. Every release of historical documents from “the other side” has only ever CONFIRMED CP membership and outright spying by individuals the Left has claimed as “innocents” for decades — NEVER ONCE, to my knowledge, confounded the charge.
I guess using “McCarthyism” in its erroneous historical sense, is just like the many “journalists” who continue to ignore the support for the accuracy of the statements of the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, and who let dust collect — if they ever bothered to obtain a copy — on Reagan In His Own Hand, one among many tomes documenting the deep thinker that Reagan was — no mere “talking head/actor,” he.p>Of course this is just scratching the surface of cultural myths that have the facts (and values) exactly backwards, but let’s start whack-a-moling them ALL of them wherever they pop up! br> — Kevin Amaro br> Hayward, California /p> p> Thank goodness and Tyrrell (in many instances the same) for getting the complete story out on another military kook. Many of us thought General Clark was more than enough with his “suck up” mentality to the Clintons and left wing views. Even Fox News did not note that the latest general had been picked up for driving under the influence and had a well known reputation for Jew and Christian bashing. This why the Commander in Chief of the armed forces is a civilian and not just another soldier. Keep up the good and necessary work right thru the election in November. br> —
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?