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The new McCarthyism
Posted by: Go To Top
Date: December 01, 2008 01:13PM
Not Charlie McCarthy.

Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin, O'Reilly, & etc.

[www.latimes.com]



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Re: The new McCarthyism
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: December 01, 2008 02:01PM
It's a common political strategem, used by politicians the world over. It's called "Common Enemy".

The Democratic party succeeded with their "Common Enemy" strategy, in which the sitting President, his Cabinet, and the "Rich" were deemed the "Common Enemy".

Unfortunately for the Republican party, their strategem during the campaign of 2008 appeared to paraphrase Walt Kelly

"We have met the enemy and he is us."
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Re: The new McCarthyism
Posted by: $tevie
Date: December 01, 2008 02:09PM
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cbelt3
The Democratic party succeeded with their "Common Enemy" strategy, in which the sitting President, his Cabinet, and the "Rich" were deemed the "Common Enemy".

Where does this come from? I know almost nobody who likes Bush and yet none of them has a hair up their ass about the "Rich". This is a bogus stereotype based on -- well, in fact, I don't know what it is based on. Some crazy idea that the SDS is still around or something.



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Re: The new McCarthyism
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: December 01, 2008 02:20PM
$tevie- This is my personal opinion based on listening to a lot of campaign rhetoric. Bush was 'common enemy #1'. The well-to-do were way down in the list, but they kept cropping up there, at least as a way to pay for everything, but not as a cause of all the evils in the world. So yeah, I'll tacitly agree with your take on it.
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Re: The new McCarthyism
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: December 01, 2008 02:27PM
Well, a Common Enemy can be real or trumped up. Bush is real.
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Re: The new McCarthyism
Posted by: the_poochies
Date: December 01, 2008 02:48PM
Those not living in "Real Virginia" are the new GOP bogeymen?
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Re: The new McCarthyism
Posted by: Spock
Date: December 01, 2008 04:02PM
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The party belongs to McCarthy and his heirs -- Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Bill O'Reilly and Palin. It's in the genes.

What a sad epitaph for the GOP.






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Re: The new McCarthyism
Posted by: Gutenberg
Date: December 01, 2008 04:13PM
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the_poochies
Those not living in "Real Virginia" are the new GOP bogeymen?

Huh? What did I miss?
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Re: The new McCarthyism
Posted by: Stizzealth
Date: December 03, 2008 05:42PM
Right.

So a couple of talk show and TV personalities trump the entirety of the Democratic Party's rabid hatred for conservatism in all its forms.

Mmhmm.
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Re: The new McCarthyism
Posted by: mikeylikesit
Date: December 04, 2008 03:49AM
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Stizzealth
Right.

So a couple of talk show and TV personalities trump the entirety of the Democratic Party's rabid hatred for conservatism in all its forms.

Mmhmm.

Distain for incompetence hardly equates with hatred of conservatism, not that there was anything remotely conservative about this administration or the Republican Congress' that boot-licked their way to near oblivion.
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