Beck: Hooray for McCarthyism!

Oh no...Sand People!6/25/2010 10:44:29 am PDT

re: #14 Lidane

You’re seriously defending and standing beside McCarthy?

We’re going to have to agree to disagree. As far as I’m concerned, he was a liar that ruined lives, and he’s not worthy of anything but contempt. #15 Charles

If you stand by Joe McCarthy, you’re standing alone. The man was deranged and hateful, and ruined many innocent people’s lives.

That’s not someone any decent person should support. Joe McCarthy wasn’t “right.” He was an un-American fear-mongering scumbag.

I am not going to let people’s opinions of the guy change what is born out by history. There were actual card carrying members of the communist party, and at the time to be that was ‘verboten’, and he ferreted them out. Not just verbal sympathizers, actual card carrying members whose allegiance is literally documented by the card they carried. That coupled with the files on each of the actions they took to subvert the government was enough for McCarthy to take action.

Am I going to say his methods and means were super fantastic? No.