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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-04-09 01:17 AM
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McCarthyism is back. "one witch hunt after another led by right-wing opinion leaders."
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There always has to be someone they are going after, someone who does not meet their purity standards.

From PFAW:

In the video you can watch Joseph Welch take on McCarthy in that famous 1954 exchange.

Memo: Have they no decency?

McCarthyism is back. Let's call it what it is.

We are seeing one witch hunt after another led by right-wing opinion leaders, media outlets, organizations and even members of Congress. They pursue personal smear campaigns, grasping at straws to create "guilt by association" and challenge the legitimacy, allegiances and patriotism of their opponents.

Remember the Bush-era attacks on the patriotism of anyone who questioned the administration's policies? Those look tame in comparison. Now, with Democrats in power, the insinuation is that the president, his advisers and his political allies are actively trying to destroy America from within and, despite being elected by the people, are inherently unfit to lead.


And there are going to be even more attacks as the religious groups are able to convert to charter schools

They will then get public money to continue their agendas....only they will have to wait till the end of the school day. But who is going to be there to watch that they don't do the religious stuff during the day.

Those of us who remember the McCarthy hearings are finding the religious right's crusades comparable.

We stand up to right-wing bullies every day, and we want to help all courageous Americans do the same. People For the American Way is ready to confront this new McCarthyism head-on. In the coming days and weeks we will be exposing the Right's tactics and rhetoric, creating tools to help activists combat them and educating Americans about the insidious nature of what we see happening in this country, and we will impress upon Americans the urgency of stopping it.

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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-04-09 11:02 AM
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1. Two of their major targets are gays and women.
They never stop their attacks, and our party never defends either group.

This is a train wreck about to happen.
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DonCoquixote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-05-09 09:42 AM
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2. You ain't seen nuttin yet!
This has been the goal behind religious education; ensure that any rivals to their dominance, secular, get SQUASHED, and that the minds and souls of the young are firmly laced and yoked. The sad part is, there are many covert agents within Florida schools that are actively working to bring this about. These will be the ones who swear "no, we were not doing anything religious" while wearing a wwjd t-shirt.
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kpominville Donating Member (323 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-05-09 10:22 AM
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3. Ann Coulter fueled this with her book defending McCarthy
There has been a growing meme among conservatives in the last 5 years that "McCarthy was right".
Since they now see no problems with what McCarthy did back then, they have no problems doing the same thing again now.
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bertman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-05-09 10:58 AM
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4. Too late to recommend, but this is the kick.
More scary shit from the Jesus crowd.
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