Cruz Advisor: Joseph McCarthy Was “Spot On”

Cruz Advisor: Joseph McCarthy Was “Spot On”

I’ve been slowly working on a post that points out Ted “Carpet Bombing” Cruz is no less scary than Donald “Torture Everyone” Trump when it comes to foreign-policy. (Schadenfreude isn’t a strong enough word for how much I am enjoying the implosion of the Republican party under the combined weight of their insanity.) To tide you over, I will simply offer this doozy of a quote from one of Cruz’s national-security advisors, Clare Lopez, about the Red Scare:

We can go all the way back, of course, to the time of the Cold War and back to the 1920s, ‘30s, ‘40s when communists, you know, the KGB, infiltrated our government at the very highest levels. And then, like now, we were unprepared and in large measure unaware of what was going on, at least until the House Un-American Activities got rolling in the 1950s with Sen. Joseph McCarthy, who absolutely was spot-on in just about everything he said about the levels of infiltration.

Lopez works for another Cruz advisor, Frank Gaffney — a racist and Islamophobic conspiracy theorist who believes Grover “Drown Government and Poor People in the Bathtub” Norquist is an agent of the Muslim Brotherhood.

What’s the old adage about how a person is known by the company he keeps?

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JJ
JJ

Response…McCarthy used guilt by association (or “known by the company he keeps”).

lloyd a cohen
lloyd a cohen

In this modern age, all the old rules of civiity and so forth have been thrown out the window. The challenge is to develop a new set that allows to combat those terrorists who make up their own laws without losing what has made us exceptional and a leader among nations.

brdo
brdo

How about we have a blog devoted to issues of international law? If I want to read jejune comments on US politics I can go to Facebook.

Kevin Jon Heller

Brdo,

Who is stopping you?