2/ And, if it’s not obvious, Halberstam was writing about Sen. Joe McCarthy. On the next page, and also of contemporary relevance:
Red-baiting is most often associated with McCarthyism, and Sen. Joe McCarthy. It’s was a sad and scary time in American history in which anything progressive was dubbed “communist”. Reputations ruined, lives ruined, people exiled and blacklisted. Let’s not go back there.
If Sanders wins the nomination, “Never Trumper” neocons should run Sen. Joe McCarthy as a third party candidate.
On this day in 1950 before the Ohio County Republican Women's Club in Wheeling, WV, Sen. Joe McCarthy, R-WI, claimed he had "here in my hand a list of 205 (State Dept employees) that were known to the Secretary of State as being members of the Communist Party..."
Tail-gunner Joe McCarthy is alive! He's reincarnated in the body of Sen. Mazie Hirono who is so vile and hateful that she actually makes McCarthy look like Mr. Rogers in a cardigan sweater! I'm stunned by the level of bitterness toward these people have.