Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The new McCarthyism: McClone-Palin

Gov. Sarah Palin and her pals are reincarnating Wisconsin Sen. Joe McCarthy - one of history's most despicable demagogues. Many of us vividly remember the House UnAmerican Affairs Committee (HUAC) and Joe McCarthy's Senate Internal Security sub Committee. Well how much difference is there between "UnAmerican" and the McCain-Palin campaign's "anti-American?" I fully expect Palin to stand at a podium with a piece of paper in her hand and say: "I have here a list of the Communists who Obama will appoint to his administration."

Once you start lying, one lie piles up on top of another. This is at its base a CHARACTER question. Or as someone else said:
Oh what tangled webs we weave
When first we practive to deceive.

Check out their spokesperson Minn. Sen. Michelle Bachman: (If your seeing this on FaceBook, click here for video)

And the idiocies are piling up: North Carolina GOP Rep. Robin Hayes, said at a McCain rally on Saturday:
Liberals hate real Americans that work and achieve and believe in God.
Notice the McCarthyite theme: "Real Americans' vs. "Anti-Americans"

And then, of course, there's the old saw: "socialism." Here's what the Dallas Morning News reports:
With John McCain trailing Barack Obama ... his campaign has promoted the idea that his opponent's tax and health-care policies evoke socialism.

The claim was made after Mr. Obama remarked in Ohio last week that he wanted to 'spread the wealth around.'

But such comparisons to socialism gloss over important facts, analysts say.

Both Mr. McCain and his running mate, Sarah Palin, have criticized Mr. Obama's proposal to raise taxes on high earners and require that businesses provide health insurance. Ms. Palin referred to the plan as 'a little bit like socialism.'

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