The”Old” John McCain Is Back: A Man Of “Decency” And “Principle”: Fighting Revival Of McCarthyism!

Arizona Republican Senator John McCain, the 2008 GOP Presidential nominee, has waxed hot and cold in recent years, causing mourning among his legions of fans across the political aisle.

But now there are signs of the “old” John McCain, the man who thrilled many back in 2000 when he lost the GOP Presidential nomination to George W. Bush, as he has come out against a revival of “McCarthyism”, a use of political rhetoric to promote fear, anxiety and hate against innocent victims.

Just as the infamous Senator Joseph McCarthy of Wisconsin labeled a lot of innocent people as “Communists” six decades ago, now we have a group of Republican House members led by Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, who have accused an aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of being linked to Islamic terrorism.

The victim of this attack is Huma Abedin, who has been a top aide to Clinton for many years, and also happens to be the wife of disgraced former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner. She is accused by Bachmann and four others of having relatives, including her deceased father, being linked to the Muslim Brotherhood.

McCain, in a Senate speech, denounced Bachmann and the other Republican House members of “guilt by association” and said the accusations have “no logic, no basis, no merit”, and unfairly besmirch a dedicated public servant. The speech reminds many of Republican Senator Margaret Chase Smith of Maine, who denounced Senator McCarthy’s tactics in 1950, a true “profile in courage”!

Bachmann needs to be drummed out of Congress as a menace to normal political discourse, and is certainly on the short list of Republicans targeted to be defeated this November. Her leaving Congress would be a contribution to American unity!

It should also be pointed out that even Speaker of the House John Boehner has criticized the attacks on Abedin as unjustifiable, but that has not stopped Bachmann from now expanding the attack by accusing fellow Minnesota Democratic Congressman Keith Ellison of being leagued with the Muslim Brotherhood himself, as he is the first Muslim member of Congress.

If this reckless behavior continues, a move to censure Bachmann should be considered, just as it was conducted on McCarthy in 1954, leading to his ultimate downfall as a respectable political leader!

2 comments on “The”Old” John McCain Is Back: A Man Of “Decency” And “Principle”: Fighting Revival Of McCarthyism!

  1. EARTHMAN911 July 22, 2012 6:28 pm

    John McCain is an absolute fraud, liar and imbecile and Michelle Bachmann is absolutely correct.

    It is impossible for a Muslim to be an American. The “American Creed” is opposite that of Islam.
    Islam does not allow any Muslim to be loyal to a non-Muslim person, organization or country. To do so demands rejection of Islam as the supreme ideology and is apostasy which requires the death of the apostate.

    Ms. Bachmann’s truthful charges against both Carson and Ellison show they have disavowed their American citizenship by becoming slaves to Allah and worshippers of a mass murderer, pedophile, sodomite, rapist, slaver, misogynist, liar, thief and psychopath, Muhammad.

    Americans are generally naive about Islam believing propagandists that Islam is like being a Presbyterian… it’s a religion… a religion of love and peace.

    No it isn’t. It is a cult of death and the most perverted conduct imaginable. Muhammad personally beheaded hundreds of Arab Pagans, Christians and Jews and raped the wife of one after making her watch the beheading. She died in his custody.

    The stated goal of the Muslim Brotherhood is the destruction of America and the enslavement and murder of all Americans who refuse to surrender to these 7th Century psychopaths.

    I don’t know about the rest of you but I demand that all Muslims be rounded up and deported to Saudi Arabia no matter where they’re originally from.

  2. Maggie July 23, 2012 4:47 pm

    You gonna take this one Professor? I might “over state” my opinion about this hate filled response. Between people like Bachmann and Earthman I do believe McCarthyism is alive and well and getting stronger. I lay the blame firmly at the feet of the current right wing GOP, their partners Faux, Limbaugh, Beck, Palin, Sanotrum and several others. They are promoting a dispicable political agenda – aimed at dividing Americans and it is weakening our whole country. We MUST bring the destructive policies of the republican party and their minions to an end.

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