Hillary Clinton’s attack on Tulsi Gabbard has shades of McCarthyism (San Francisco Chronicle)
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By Alex Steinberg Oct. 27, 2019
Austin (Texas) American Statesman
A crumpled newspaper lay in the trash bin. A janitor, deeming its content insufficiently patriotic, alerted the FBI.
Thus ensued my grandfather’s ordeal. Alexander Levine, a decorated Army veteran after whom I’m named, endured a years-long series of federal investigations and Loyalty Board hearings. The damage to his family, his career and his dignity cut deep for the rest of his life.
But that was the 1950s. The culture has progressed since then, right? We’ve learned from McCarthyism. From Salem. From Dreyfus.
Or have we? Last week, former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton accused current Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard of being an “asset” of a foreign power, specifically Russia. Such a claim requires breathtaking chutzpah. After all, the latter is a combat veteran of the Iraq War, which the former voted to authorize before changing her mind during a political campaign. In Clinton’s eyes, anyone who prefers dialogue to armed conflict with a regime seemingly inimical to her candidacy qualifies as a traitor.
October 28, 2019 at 8:33 PM #203199Babel 17Participant
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The author once wrote on foreign foreign policy for the Trump campaign, briefly it appears, and I think he’s this person, a technology expert:
He tweets like a progressive. But what was notable was that the SF Chronicle ran the opinion piece.
October 28, 2019 at 9:02 PM #203210mmonkParticipant
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Shade my ass. Full blown.
Fear not the path of Truth for the lack of People walking on it. - RFK
October 28, 2019 at 9:15 PM #203213HorsefeathersParticipant
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More than a shade.
The elderly Rodham Clinton seems to be revisiting her Goldwater days.
Maybe she never really left them behind.
October 29, 2019 at 4:01 AM #2035723fingerbrownParticipant
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Shades of McCarthyism my ass! It is straight up slanderous and hateful McCarthyism, by a detestable, blood drenched, war criminal coward and chronic liar.
All governments lie to their citizen's, but only Americans believe theirs.
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