Ted Cruz, Chris Matthews and McCarthyism


John R. Houk
(with hat tip to Robert Smith)
© March 27, 2015
 
 
 
Published on Jan 6, 2015
 
 
Robert Smith sent a submission that isn’t really long enough for a stand-alone post, but Robert’s point should be taken into consideration. This is the email that Robert sent on 3/24/15:
 
Today, 3-24-15, Chris Matthews, MSNBC, accused Senator Ted Cruz of being another Joe McCarthy.
 
Matthews intended this accusation to be derogatory to Senator Cruz, however looking back at history this remark could be considered praise of the highest order for Senator Cruz.
 
The 1995 declassification of the Venona Files absolutely vindicated Senator Joe McCarthy of any wrong doing and it is a historical fact that every one of those named by Senator McCarthy were indeed either a communist or a communist sympathizer. Not one time was he found to be in error.
 
When someone says “McCarthyism” to me in a derogatory manner I know they are liberal leftists or know very little about the history of our country.
 
I don’t know what they’re teaching in schools today about Senator Joe McCarthy but I suspect it is still pejorative misinformation. I was a child in the 1960s and a teen most of the 1970s. Education in Public School and in my college experience was still treating Joe McCarthy as a pariah. Television documentaries and biographies of McCarthy portrayed as a monster who ruined peoples’ lives with false accusations as a Communist in the 1950s.
 
The reality is Senator Joe McCarthy was actually validly exposing Soviet Communist infiltration in our American government and classified sensitive civilian work. The only place Senator McCarthy was out of line with was in going after entertainment and journalistic media individuals as Communists. The political climate of the 1950s and early 1960s was the fear of a Soviet Russian threat of nuclear war aimed at ridding American citizens of their Constitutional Rights and even their lives via a nuclear holocaust. I mean remember as a kid practicing drills for nuclear attacks with instructions to hide under our classroom desks (as if that would have provided any protection from aFallout Shelter Signs nuclear blast and ensuing radiation fallout). In the small town I grew up in I even recall building with yellow signs indicating Fallout Shelters in case of a nuke attack. All those ineffective drills and practices have ended long ago.
 
There was an authentic fear of nuclear destruction among Joe-American citizens in the 1950s and 1960s. AND Americans were fully aware those nuclear threats emanated primarily from the Communist Union of Soviet Socialists Republics (USSR – Russian Federation today). So if you were an American that were deluded enough to believe a totalitarian Communist State would better humanity into a humanist utopia non-existent of religion, devoid of military conflict, no ownership and NO individual Rights for decision making or choices of a life path; THEN you would not be a popular person in your neighborhood or community.
 
Ergo when citizens exercised their First Amendment to be a political and social moron by placing stock into Communist ideology were ostracized from their Middle Class and Upper Middle Class jobs. ON THE OTHER HAND those were the days Soviet Communists were actually recruiting “Fellow Travellers” to inspire the concept of a proletariat revolution to overthrow the U.S. Constitution and replacing with it the false humanist visions of Karl Marx, Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin. The Communist future utopia was a lie in the past and it still is a lie. It is too bad America’s entertainment media and journalistic Mainstream Media have romanticized Marxism under various deceitful names (e.g. Progressivism) so much no one is concerned that another Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn (friends of President Barack Hussein Obama) could be your agitating neighbor next door.
 
Senator McCarthy had the cajones to expose Soviet Communism in the U.S. government. Here is an example of Venona Files revelations that show McCarthy was vigilantly more correct than a delusional paranoid loon:
 
To give you an idea of how serious [the] Soviet infiltration [was] check out this 1995 article from the Baltimore Sun:
 
An aggressive Soviet spy network penetrated a key strategy meeting between President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill during World War II and tried to recruit friends of first lady Eleanor Roosevelt, according to decoded Soviet messages released yesterday by the National Security Agency.
 
NSA declassified 250 messages sent between Moscow and the Soviet spy headquarters in New York in 1942 and 1943.
 
They confirm that a number of wartime American intelligence agents were secretly working for the Kremlin.
 
The messages from the so-called “Venona” project document the tireless efforts of Soviet leader Josef Stalin to recruit agents across the United States and Mexico.
 
 
But from the timing, NSA historians concluded that the still-unidentified “19” was a high-level agent who had penetrated Roosevelt’s inner circle and attended at least part of the two-week conference in Washington and Williamsburg, Va., code-named Trident, a major strategy meeting.
 
 
The 250 messages are the second of a series of planned releases of the cables intercepted between 1942 and 1946 and decoded and analyzed over many years under the American code name Venona. (Standing with Sources and more FDR Criticism – PT 3; By John R. Houk; SlantRight 2.0; 8/20/14)
 
And a book review from Bernie Reeves of M. Stanton Evans’ McCarthy biography entitled “Blacklisted by History: The Untold Story of Senator Joe McCarthy and His Fight Against America’s Enemies” talks about validating the McCarthy quest to stifle out Communism:
 
In 1995, the NSA and CIA turned the wheel of history toward the truth by declassifying the Venona files, intercepted messages from Moscow to their American agents from 1942 until 1964. And lo and behold there they are: Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, Alger Hiss, Harry Dexter White, Lachlan Currie and hundreds of other American Soviet agents working for the US government – code names and all. Not only were these alleged victims guilty, they and their apologists made fools of us all. Yet, what followed in the national press after Venona was resounding silence.

After Venona sank in, despite violent opposition by the usual suspects, some of the more rational members of the intellectual Left – such as the venerated historian Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. – opined that McCarthy may have been right after all, but he was a bad person and he did great harm to innocent people. Then it was back to the same shopworn clichés, such as “McCarthy didn’t uncover one communist.” Actually, according to Venona, he was way short in his estimations, but the anti-McCarthy propaganda machinery churned on to be sure history goes their way. …

 
Final Verdict

And that’s where things stood until November 2007 with the publication of Blacklisted by M. Stanton Evans, columnist, editor and former director of the National Journalism Center in Washington, DC. Drawing on previously classified FBI and governmental files – and new information available from Venona – Evans upends the McCarthy myth and turns the tables on the real guilty parties: Presidents Truman and Eisenhower; a majority of Congress; heads of several government agencies; lawyer Joseph Welch … (Let’s Call it GOOD McCarthyism for a Good America; By John R. Houk; SlantRight 2.0; 4/15/14)

 
Joe McCarthy - Told-U-So
 
SO now you can I understand that I completely agree with Robert Smith on the false flag vilification of Senator Joe McCarthy and to comprehend just how much of a deluded Leftist Chris Matthews is for trying to throw mud on Senator Ted Cruz because of his Conservative principles.
 
To get an idea of Matthews Leftist rant against Senator Cruz read this from Moonbattery:
 
Peter King isn’t the only moonbat to validate Ted Cruz’s candidacy with an unhinged denunciation that among sensible people serves as an endorsement. Chris “Tweety” Matthews lets loose:
 
“This guy [Senator Ted Cruz] goes pretty far. I think he fits in the tradition of Father Coughlin and [Joe] McCarthy and, of course, maybe to a lesser extent, Pat Buchanan and, of course, [Bill] O’Reilly. These guys are hard right-wing guys. They look a lot a like. They have that, we call the Black Irish look to them. They don’t smile much.” (Chris Matthews Denounces Ted Cruz for Looking Irish and Not Smiling; By Dave Blount; Moonbattery; 3/25/15)
 
David Rutz writing for the Washington Free Beacon made these observation about Chris Matthews’ unhinged dislike for Senator Cruz:
 
MSNBC host Chris Matthews is incredibly proud of his negative comparison of Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) to former Sen. Joseph McCarthy (R., Wis.), who rose to prominence in the 1950s for his staunch anti-Communism and controversial methods of political attacks.
 
So much so that Matthews has made that direct attack at least 31 times on his MSNBC program, Hardball.
 
It’s the place for politics–or more accurately, the place for Matthews to flip out about Cruz whenever he does something like say Chuck Hagel would make a poor Defense Secretary (McCarthyism!), opposing executive order amnesty (McCarthyism!) or questioning President Obama’s allegiance to Israel (McCarthyism!).
 
In fact, Matthews, who supposedly opposes judging people for what they look like given his very strong anti-racist credentials, is fond of pointing out Cruz even resembles McCarthy, showing a side-by-side graphic of them during their Senate tenures.
 
“Ted Cruz reminds me of this guy!” he yelled at one picture.
 
Actually, he constantly says Cruz reminds him of McCarthy, and he’s made such pronouncements as “Joe McCarthy imitator,” “not since Joe McCarthy have we seen a senator with such sinister self-assuredness,” and “there are echoes of Joe McCarthy there.”
 
 
I am with Robert Smith in his email: Matthews called Senator Cruz a McCarthyist as a point of derogatory derision. I suspect Matthews has been so indoctrinated with Leftist hatred that he actually felt he was insulting Senator Cruz’s integrity. Senator Cruz should address Chris Matthews one day and give him a heartfelt thank you and a knowing smile. That would undoubtedly chap the Leftist’s hide.
 
Chris Matthews scowling
Chris Matthews Leftist Loon
 
JRH 3/27/15

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Let’s Call it GOOD McCarthyism for a Good America


Leftists Keep Changing the Name

John R. Houk

© April 15, 2014

 

Senator Joe McCarthy led a campaign to expose Communists in the U.S. government and influential people in the private sector. Today that campaign is used as a pejorative phrase to paint a picture of modern day witch-hunts.

 

Senator McCarthy began his campaign in the early days of Soviet expansionism just after WWII during an era that history has marked as the Cold War. Essentially the Cold War was U.S. Free Enterprise Liberty vs. USSR Leninist-Stalinist Communist visions for life on planet Earth. American Constitutionalism regardless of some historical flaws had proven to be a success while Soviet Communism was proving to be dictatorial totalitarianism in which personal liberties were trampled upon to force conformity to a State imposed way of life. People were lied to which would bring about some kind Karl Marxian socio-political mythological utopia for the betterment of humankind.

 

The difference is that American Liberty proved to be innovative in science, technology and particularly commerce that brought so much prosperity to American citizens that even the American working poor fared better for individuals than anywhere else in the world – particularly better than citizens under the thumb of Soviet Communism.

 

And yet the Soviet government propaganda machine was convincing that the People’s Soviet Socialist Republics lived in a paradise of equal benefits for all its citizens. And even though it was a lie there were a significant amount of American citizens that fell for the lie promised after the success of the Bolshevik Revolution that ended Czarist Russia. So even prior to WWII there were Communist sympathizers in the USA that had no problem with believing Marxist-Socialist ideals would make a better America. I have no doubt that the decade labeled The Great Depression between 1929 and a significant amount of the 1930s began to add to that Marxist mystique. Couple that with Stalin’s Soviet survival of the Nazi onslaught that made its way all the way to Moscow before American military aid enabled the Red Army to stiffen and begin repelling the Nazi war machine. To Soviet credit it has to be admitted that no direct Western military units were involved in the Soviet military victories of WWII. We provided military aid and a Western Front and the rest was up to Stalin to create a viable Eastern Front to place Hitler’s Nazis in the wedge of the Allied vice.

 

Suspicions arose almost immediately in the post WWII world between American military might and the cancerous Soviet agenda to infect the rest of the world with Soviet Communism. The Soviet establishment of Communist puppet States being set up in Eastern Europe including one-third of the Red Amy occupied Eastern Germany solidified antagonism between the USA and the USSR. The free Western Europe confronted Soviet military aspirations evidenced by the “Eastern Bloc” Communist puppet states with the creation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). NATO provided a Western Europe united front against the USSR with the American military machine acting as a prince among equals. A historical Turkey-Russia rivalry led to a NATO invitation to Turkey (probably much to Greece’s displeasure).

 

The Cold War then was a clash political visions that spilled outside the boundaries of historical European conflicts. The boots on the ground military clashes never directly occurred between NATO and the USSR; however there were plenty of global clashes between client states that received U.S. and/or Soviet support based on the National Interests of the Cold War adversaries. Mao Zedong ultimate victory on Mainland China can be traced to Soviet support, the Korean War was a Cold War conflict, the Vietnam War was a Cold War conflict, and Third World nations in Africa, Asia and Latin America revolutions and counter-revolutions were a Cold War conflict and so on.

 

In the midst of all this Senator Joe McCarthy from Wisconsin took it upon himself to expose Communists in government, scientists functioning in sensitive classified areas, influential people in Hollywood and so on. Admittedly the First Amendment entitles Americans to embrace Marxist-Communism as long as there is no threat of armed rebellion against the U.S. Constitution. The Constitution actually provides a path to amend itself or toss the whole document out peacefully to design a new Constitution for the rule of law in the United States of America. Joe McCarthy’s exposé campaign rang a bell in American hearts and minds because WWII adversaries in the Nazis and the brutal Japanese brought righteous indignation to the surface on a national scale. Although Americans were war weary with WWII vanquishing the enemies of the American way of life was a relief. Nuclear weaponry and the totalitarian nature of the Soviet government reawakened a sense of righteous indignation that there was a threat to Liberty. This time the threat was the fear of an atomic blast. America ended WWII by unleashing two atomic blasts on Japanese soil. By the 1950s both the USA and the USSR had the missile capability to unleash nuclear blasts on each other’s homeland. If we did it before why wouldn’t the Soviets do it now? The American view of Communist Ruskies was that of ideological psychopaths. Hitler was an ideological psychopath that unleashed a 12 MILLION strong Holocaust of which about half were Jews. The Japanese didn’t use death camps like the Nazis but their Asian invasions were brutal that resulted in the deaths of millions of civilians which included the brutal rapes of women.

 

With this mindset in Americans in the 1950s, Joe McCarthy’s Communist hunting made him an initial hero as a defender of the American way of life rooting out traitors that would transform our beloved America into a Communist nation. Senator McCarthy began to run into a problem in the Communist hunt. He began to focus too close to powerful men in government. So when it was discovered his list of Communist agents in government was a bit inflated, McCarthy’s credibility began to sink meteorically. Instead of warning McCarthy to tone down his vocal rhetoric to that which he could actually prove, Liberals in Congress began to excoriate and humiliate Joe McCarthy as a paranoid egotistical man who cared more about fame than about exposing real Communist threats to America. Senator Joe McCarthy became so discredited that today the word McCarthyism denotes an evil witch-hunter turning good people into the picture of an evil that is not there.

 

Here is an excerpt of a book review of M. Stanton Evans biography on Joseph McCarthy that I cross posted on my original SlantRight.com website (The original Intellectual Conservative book review by Bernie Reeves is no longer available):

 

In 1995, the NSA and CIA turned the wheel of history toward the truth by declassifying the Venona files, intercepted messages from Moscow to their American agents from 1942 until 1964. And lo and behold there they are: Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, Alger Hiss, Harry Dexter White, Lachlan Currie and hundreds of other American Soviet agents working for the US government – code names and all. Not only were these alleged victims guilty, they and their apologists made fools of us all. Yet, what followed in the national press after Venona was resounding silence.

After Venona sank in, despite violent opposition by the usual suspects, some of the more rational members of the intellectual Left – such as the venerated historian Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. – opined that McCarthy may have been right after all, but he was a bad person and he did great harm to innocent people. Then it was back to the same shopworn clichés, such as “McCarthy didn’t uncover one communist.” Actually, according to Venona, he was way short in his estimations, but the anti-McCarthy propaganda machinery churned on to be sure history goes their way. Recently, George Clooney’s nifty propaganda stunt in the film Good Night and Good Luck was an example of the conspiracy to continue to malign McCarthy in the light of Venona, allowing the smug anti-McCarthy fellow travelers to sweep the facts under the rug and move on in their obsessive manipulations to protect their own.

Final Verdict

And that’s where things stood until November 2007 with the publication of Blacklisted by M. Stanton Evans, columnist, editor and former director of the National Journalism Center in Washington, DC. Drawing on previously classified FBI and governmental files – and new information available from Venona – Evans upends the McCarthy myth and turns the tables on the real guilty parties: Presidents Truman and Eisenhower; a majority of Congress; heads of several government agencies; lawyer Joseph Welch (who hurled the famous words at McCarthy: “have you no shame”); and …

 

 

… If the evidence was made available, McCarthy would be a hero rather than a pariah “blacklisted by history.” Instead, as is usually the case, history was manipulated and public policy stained due to the intelligence community’s obsessive desire to keep their secrets – no matter the consequence to the well-being of the nation. (From post: The Truth Be Told: The Real Story Of Joe McCarthy; By Bernie Reeves (Intro by John R. Houk); SlantRight.com; 1/9/08)

 

Now I say all this about Joe McCarthy because Communism is again backdooring its way into American government with America’s actual Manchurian Candidate in President Barack Hussein Obama. Now-a-days the harbinger of Soviet nuclear war threatening to impose a Communist state on the American way of life is no longer overtly there. Russia is again beginning to arise as a competitor to American National Interests however that emerging threat is not Communism but rather Putin inspired Nationalism to make Russia a respected super power to be reckoned with again.

 

The irony of today’s current Marxist-Communist threat to America is happening via political manipulation through Dem Party lies and propaganda promising, what? It is a promise of a new transformed America that will make Americans better people experiencing a better way of life. The great deception here is that the Dems running this transformation are not telling American voters that this new transformed American utopia is a State managed society notifying us what to believe, think and own. Christianity is attacked watering down morality. Diverse cultural thinking is being imposed to water down American Liberty and traditional Christianity. Homosexuality and transgender freaks are now normal by Judicial fiat, the real Islam is being obfuscated to Americans as a religion of peace when its own theology promotes violence to confront non-Muslims and Muslims that stray from Sharia AND encouraging immigrant cultures to be retained rather than insisting on assimilation to the culture that brought our successful American constitutional experiment to the world.

 

All these Dem Party moves are intended to use the Constitution to dilute the Original Intent into meaninglessness or eventually just do away with the heritage of our historical documents which define what an American is. Why? Because those Dems desire to transform (Obama’s Change) into a Marxist-Socialist new America rendering Liberty, Free Enterprise, Ownership and the Christian faith into interesting footnotes in history.

 

In case you have come this far and you are lost because we all know that I am not an erudite writer, let me spell it out socratically. Do you want to live in an America in which individual Liberty is trumped by government-speak telling you what to believe? Do you want to live in an America that begins to intrude unjustly and oppressively on how you worship or do not worship? Do you want to live in an America that imposes excessive taxes to fund programs that intrude in American lives more than promoting the general welfare? Do you want to live in an America that allows the murder of an unborn person because that person is considered a slave as an appendage to a female body?

 

You should recognize most of the answers to these questions are actively in this present time are already a “YES”. America’s Founding documents from the Mayflower Compact, on to the Declaration of Independence and our United States Constitution had supporters that would have answered “NO”.

 

Now … If you read this blog you probably know that I am not what people would label as an original thinker. Typically my own thoughts are written down due righteous indignation of the moment. This is what caused the above thoughts.

 

I read an article that is a synopsis of a Trevor Loudon speech that was posted by the initials TMH which was authored by the pseudonymous person going by the name Bookworm on the blog NoisyRoom.net. Personally I find all the anonymity annoying but I know some people just don’t want to be bugged in this world where Internet harassment is too often a fact of life. The article is entitled, “A Revolutionary Idea To Win The White House And Save The World”.

 

The author writes about Communists in government and Loudon’s revolutionary solution to change the transformation strategy of Dem Party closet Communists. It is a good read. I’ll give a bit of a spoiler that should inspire you to read the whole thing.

 

Loudon surmises correctly the Republican Party consists of Conservatives that gravitate toward their pet interests. For example: GOP Establishment, Tea Party Conservatives, Libertarians, Social Conservatives, Pro-Lifers and Evangelicals. Loudon’s solution to reverse the curse of Marxist-Dems transforming our American heritage is a dream team Republican ticket including a pre-announced Cabinet. Loudon implies this dream team would be unbeatable and the Dems would lose their political clout.

 

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A Revolutionary Idea To Win The White House And Save The World

Posted by TMH

From Bookworm Room

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Last night, I got to hear Trevor Loudon, the New Zealander who believes, as Ronald Reagan did, that America is truly a shining city on a Hill and the world’s last, best hope against global totalitarian rule. It is this belief that has taken Trevor from his once quiet life in New Zealand to America, on an endless round of research and talks, all aimed at convincing ordinary Americans that their country is at risk (as is the world’s security), but that Americans can turn it around and revitalize a constitutional America.

 

Trevor’s talk was eye-opening and exciting. He devoted the first quarter of his talk to detailing how significant numbers of Congress people are currently members of communist organizations or were once open communists (who, significantly, have never repented and reformed). In the second quarter of his talk, Trevor explained the communist long game, one that started in the 1960s or before, which enabled communists to infiltrate and co-opt American institutions. In the third quarter, Trevor got started on amnesty, which is the Left’s single most important initiative. Finally, when we were all completely depressed, Trevor offered the most revolutionary idea I’ve ever heard for winning the White House in 2016 (but we have to start working on it now, or maybe yesterday.)

 

I’ll never be able to replicate Trevor’s passion, knowledge, or oratorical brilliance, but I can offer you a short summary of each part of his talk. I urge you to read this entire post, because it will inform you and inspire you in ways you may not have previously imagined. If you can’t wait to see what the idea is, just scroll down, because I’ve marked clearly where I’ve spelled out Trevor’s revolutionary idea for re-taking the White House.

 

The communists in Congress: It’s become fashionable of late to deny that communism still exists (“Communists? Hah! It’s just a handful of Russian KGB agents and a few old hippies in San Francisco. Even China isn’t communist any more.”)

 

Alternatively, scoffers will acknowledge that communism is still around, but assure people (especially ignorant, vulnerable young people) that it’s essentially harmless. This latter argument effectively erases the 20th century, along with the murder and enslavement of tens of millions of people behind the Iron Curtain, in China, in Vietnam, in Cambodia, and in Cuba, not to mention large swathes of Latin America and Africa. Modern communists, we’re told, are just nice people who want to save us from the economic depredations of capitalists as well as the moral and social slavery of traditionalists, especially religious traditionalists.

 

Because we’ve been told for the past four decades that American communism is a harmless chimera, we currently have 51 House members and 14 Senators all with strong, documented Communist ties. As Trevor said, while these people couldn’t pass the FBI investigation necessary to become a janitor at Fort Hood, the fact that they won an election (often through fraud and voter manipulation), means that they were able to walk right through the front door of our government. They now hold the levers of power controlling taxes, the military, national security, the border, education, etc. They dictate government policy and their goal is antithetical to the America created under the Constitution. Rather than being a government of limited powers, they are working to create a government of absolute powers.

 

Many of the names Trevor recited will be familiar to you because the media routinely gives them a lot of airtime to explain why Progressive plans (which are just re-labeled communist ideas) are good for America: Nancy Pelosi, Barbara Boxer, Charles Rangel, Sheila Jackson Lee, etc. — they’re all on the list. You can read about these people in Trevor’s newest book, THE ENEMIES WITHIN: Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the U.S. Congress. There, Trevor provides detailed evidence documenting Congress peoples’ ties to communist groups, communist front groups, communist individuals, and communist liaisons.

 

Even Trevor acknowledges that it makes one sound like a conspiracy theorist to call all these serving members of Congress communists or fellow travelers, but the documentation is there. This isn’t a case in which Trevor is trying to convince a room of people wearing tinfoil hats that “Nancy Pelosi was in San Francisco on July 7, 1967, a mere four days after Mr. Communist Bigshot gave a speech in Minneapolis in which he said, ‘July is a great month in San Francisco, because it’s not so hot,’ which was clearly a coded reference telling her to subvert more of America’s youth by selling acid in Haight Ashbury.” That kind of imaginary dots connecting invisible lines is true conspiracy stuff and Trevor doesn’t traffic in that garbage.

 

Instead, what Trevor offers are verifiable facts: Membership records and newsletters from openly communist organizations or communist-front groups, decades-long close associations between Congress people and open members of the Communist Party, etc. No imaginary dots or invisible lines here. These are cold, hard, very unpleasant facts. So yes, more than a quarter of the American Senate has strong and documented communist ties, and these Senators, because the Democrats control the Senate, hold powerful positions in our country.

 

The communist long game: None of what’s happened since 2008, says Trevor, is a coincidence. Every single part of the current Democrat agenda originated, not in small town, old-fashioned American Democrat Party outposts, but, instead, in hardcore communist circles. For example, Quentin Young, who died recently at around age 90, was a physician and an open communist. Indeed, he was so open that, during the Vietnam War, he traveled to North Vietnam and offered his medical services to the Vietcong (those would be the same Vietcong who were killing American soldiers and torturing American POWs). Young was also Obama’s next door neighbor and his personal physician. Young was also Obama’s adviser on Obamacare. Kind of makes you think, doesn’t it?

 

The most significant example of the communist long game is America’s unions. Up until the 1990s, the AFL-CIO, America’s most powerful private sector union, was headed by rabidly staunch anti-communists. The AFL-CIO’s platform specifically stated its opposition to communism. That all changed in 1995 when Thomas Donohue took over the AFL-CIO’s presidency from Lane Kirkland. The anti-communist platform went out the window, and the AFL-CIO was suddenly inundated by openly communist members. With that membership change came a push to get communist or communist-friendly people into government.

 

With the AFL-CIO’s reversal on communism, and its open-door policy for communists, something happened that we oldsters never saw before the mid-1990s: Unions became integral parts of the Democrat election process. More money than ever before went from unions to politicians. Union works devoted themselves to “get out the vote” efforts, handling everything from registering voters (living or dead), to canvasing, to getting people to polls (legal or illegal), and to staffing polls. What this meant was that every Democrat elected due to union efforts owed the unions big time — and what the union leaders demanded were political acts entirely consistent with demands that communist had been making for decades: socialized medicine, socialized student loans, socialized banking, etc.

 

Amnesty: Today’s communists are interested in socializing this and that, but they actually have one absolutely overriding goal: amnesty. It’s not because communists (aka Progressives aka socialists aka leftists) love Latin Americans more than the rest of us do. Heck, it’s not about love at all. It’s about creating a permanent Democrat majority. Texas is the pivot point: If Democrats can turn Texas blue (which also means that Arizona and New Mexico and other still-reddish Southwestern states will turn solid blue), it will become numerically impossible for Republicans to take the White House, not just in the short term, but in the long, long term . . . maybe forever, because a solid Democrat majority will change the rules to preclude anything but a one-party White House and, if possible, Congress.

 

Again, this is not a conspiracy theory. Trevor detailed speeches and writings from people involved in the amnesty movement (including Antonio Villaraigosa, the L.A. mayor who turned LA into an illegal refuge), boasting about the 8 million new voters they are planning on having in order to change forever America’s political identity.

 

When conservatives oppose amnesty, it’s not because they hate Latinos, anymore than the Democrats love them. It’s because conservatives understand that the point behind amnesty isn’t to reward “acts of love” or to be charitable or to preserve human rights or to prove we’re not racists. Instead, it’s our recognition (based on Democrat admissions) that amnesty is dedicated to a single goal: destroying America’s two-party system through a tidal wave of newly legal, permanently-Democrat-Party voters. Opposing amnesty is about preserving constitutional government, not about discriminating against the illegal aliens that the Democrats (with the president’s cheerful collusion) are inviting into America and into the voting booth.

 

But . . . but . . . what about the Republicans who are supporting amnesty (a group that includes most of the Republican leadership)? Surely amnesty can’t be so bad, given that it’s not reasonable for these people to commit political suicide, right? Wrong. The Republican leadership owes as much to the American Chamber of Commerce as the Democrat Party owes to the unions. The Chamber of Commerce doesn’t care about Left or Right, constitution or totalitarianism. It cares about the bottom line, and the bottom line is always better if labor is cheap.

 

I am absolutely not calling Chamber of Commerce members Nazis, but it’s worth [it to] remember from a political, not genocidal, perspective, that one of the reasons German industrialists supported the Nazis was that they got free slave labor and they got to keep their profits. The cheapest labor in America is the illegal alien or newly legalized citizen with no English and no skills. Trevor says that it’s no coincidence that the most pro-amnesty Republicans are the ones who receive the most money from the Chamber of Commerce.

 

That explains the RINOs and GOP’s support for amnesty? But what about the fanatical, hysterical union support for amnesty? Doesn’t illegal immigration and amnesty hurt union members for the same reason that the Chamber of Commerce likes it, by lowering wages? Yes. And the unions, both leadership and members, understood that right up until 1995. The old leadership’s opposition to communism wasn’t just ideological, it was pragmatic. Open borders lowered wages and otherwise depressed working conditions for ordinary Americans.

 

The new union leadership, though, doesn’t care about its members’ well-being. Members are merely cash cows subject to mandatory dues that ultimately pay for the union members’ own slaughter.

 

There is hope for the future: By the time Trevor finished the first 3/4 of his talk, all of us listening were depressed. I looked around and saw slumped bodies and sad faces. Not to despair, though, since Trevor held out hope and, as I said, offered a revolutionary idea for a Republican comeback. He broke this last part of his talk into three segments: the Tea Party, Reagan’s victory, and what we can do.

 

The Tea Party: In 2008, all the ducks were in a row for a complete, irreversible Leftist takeover of America’s political system. What stopped it, Trevor said, was something unforeseeable, and that black swan was the Tea Party’s organic and meteoric rise.

 

Thanks to the Tea Party, the Democrats only got 2 years of legislative victories and, since then, they’ve been on the defensive. At every level — local, state, and national — Tea Partiers roared out their disapproval at this, the greatest flowering of the American communist party.

 

No wonder that the backlash was so immediate and so vicious (racist, racist, war on women, Islamophobic, homophobic, racist, racist). The Tea Party had to be destroyed and quickly too. Trevor attended a major socialist/communist party event and said it was dead boring. All they did was talk about how terrible the Tea Party is and how it could be destroyed.

 

Trevor said that we in the Tea Party are feeling demoralized now, since Obama took back the White House in 2012. What he says we’re missing, perhaps because we’re too close to things (unlike a New Zealander, who gets a long view), is how big our victory was. We’re like “Baby Supermen,” he said, because we don’t realize the type of power we have. Instead, we focus on our losses and then retreat to lick our wounds, yielding the floor once again to the indefatigable left.

 

Tea Partiers also have a problem with the GOP itself, which bitterly resents the upstarts who disagree with the GOP’s “go along to get along” policies and, most especially, with its Chamber of Commerce-funded press for amnesty, cheap labor, and a permanent Democrat majority. There is hope, though.

 

Reagan: Trevor reminded us that, when Reagan emerged from California in 1976 and strode onto the national scene, the GOP hated him. The Ohio GOP refused to let him speak there. Essentially, the Grand Old Party, which Reagan later owned, blackballed him, denying him the 1976 primary, which went to Gerald Ford. Reagan, however, spent the next four years coalition building like mad. With his sunny personality; his gift for taking complex subjects and presenting them in simple, but not simplistic, terms; and his unabashed love for America, he brought everyone under his umbrella. He won by a landslide that originated with his newly cohesive base, revitalizing America.

 

Trevor acknowledged that things are different now. Obama and his team will have had eight, not just four, years to pursue their agenda (even with the Tea Party operating as a counterweight and drag). The news and entertainment media are intractably in the bag for the Left and will throw themselves into the breach in 2016, especially for a Hillary/Michelle ticket. And we’re having conservative civil war headed by the GOP’s desire to destroy the Tea Party.

 

Ah, that GOP. That nasty, weak, corrupt, amnesty-loving GOP. We Tea Partiers would like to see it gone, just as the GOP would like the Tea Party to vanish. There’s an unpleasant reality, though, that Trevor says the Tea Party must acknowledge: We don’t have the time — just 2.5 years until 2016 — to put together the election infrastructure that the GOP already has. Moribund and corrupt though it may be, the GOP is the only game in town for winning elections. The task, then, is to preempt and co-opt the GOP, just as Reagan did.

 

The Tea Party also needs to stop trying to convince independents to get on board. Trevor pointed out what we all know: You don’t win elections by getting lukewarm support from fundamentally disinterested people. You win elections when your base is incredibly excited and the lukewarm people want to join in the fun (as happened for Obama in 2008). The GOP, Trevor added, will also want to join the fun, primarily because the institution cannot afford to walk away from the seat of power. It happened in 1980 with Reagan and it can happen again.

 

The main problem the conservative base has is this fragmentation and internal hostility, which extends beyond the GOP versus Tea Party fight. Libertarians, social conservatives, and Evangelicals are also part of this cranky, disparate mix of people who are definitely not statists, but still can’t hang together enough to create a political wave advancing constitutional freedoms. The big question, then, is How can we bring these disparate groups together, enthusiastically, to win in 2016, which will be our last chance at wresting the country from the communist-backed Democrats?

 

Here’s Trevor’s revolutionary idea

 

Trevor has what I think of as a brilliant, inspired, out of the box, crazy, entirely possible idea. To build a coalition, you need to promise something to everyone. That seems impossible when you consider how the various conservative groups have such vastly different issues. One person cannot possible be all things to all conservative voters. TREVOR SAYS THAT ONE PERSON DOESN’T HAVE TO BE ALL THINGS. The next Republican candidate should identify his running mate and cabinet now, to make sure that the GOP doesn’t suck all the money out of the system by 2015 and then funnel it to Romney (part II) or Christie, neither of whom can excite the base and, therefore, neither of whom can win.

 

Here’s as much of Trevor’s dream ticket as I can remember. It should be promoted, in its entirety, from the get-go (say, starting next month, or maybe yesterday):

 

o   President: Ted Cruz, a committed conservative who can talk brilliantly (and a man who happens to be Hispanic).

 

o   Vice President: Allen West, a committed conservative, a military commander (and a man who happens to be black and I adore him).

 

o   Treasury Secretary: Rand Paul (Tea Partiers and libertarians get their fiscal conservatism)

 

o   Secretary of State: John Bolton (the neocons get their national security)

 

o   Energy Secretary: Sarah Palin (Tea Partiers — and most Americans — get their cheap energy)

 

o   Labor Secretary: Scott Walker (Right to Work across America)

 

o   Attorney General: Mark Levin or Trey Gowdy, deeply committed constitutional conservatives

 

o   Education Secretary: A strong supporter of homeschooling

 

 

And so on, down the line, with the Republican ticket being fully formed from top to bottom. Every conservative will know heading to the voting booth that the Republican ticket offers something to him or her personally. That gets out votes.

 

Someone pointed out that the obvious problem with this list, which is the fact that all of these people want to be president themselves, and will not want to be subordinated to Cruz or West. Instead of joining forces, they’ll simply form the same circular firing squad that they formed in 2008 and 2012, and mow each other down again, with the Democrats cheering them on from the sidelines.

 

Yes, Trevor, acknowledged, some people are going to have to sacrifice their immediate presidential dreams in favor of presenting a strong united front. While the notion of self-sacrifice isn’t usually high on a politician’s list, perhaps they can be brought to see that a little self-sacrifice now provides long-term selfish benefits in the future. By following his radical campaign plan, all these talents and egos can win in some way in 2016, setting the template for each of them to strike out on his or her own in 2024. Alternatively, they can selfishly commit political and party murder-suicide in 2016, forever ending any possibility that a Republican will take the White House.

 

Trevor emphasized repeatedly that this revolutionary idea — running a president, veep, and entire cabinet in one fell swoop — must be done now. Any delay means conservative money is gone, the circular firing squad forms, GOP money rescues Romney or Christie from the bloodbath, the base stays home, the independents stay home, the Democrats win again, and America becomes a permanent socialized state that has abandoned all of its allies around the world, and serves as a materials-supplier to the world’s dictators.

 

If you think this is a good idea, act on it: Share it with your local conservative groups, put it out on Facebook, make clever posters, contact conservative leadership. Do whatever you can do. We have a very small window of time, and very limited resources, to reverse a trajectory that, if not changed by 2016, will be fixed forever.

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Let’s Call it GOOD McCarthyism for a Good America

John R. Houk

© April 15, 2014

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A Revolutionary Idea To Win The White House And Save The World

 

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If Bachmann is a McCarthyist then she is in Good Company


Radical shhhh

John R. Houk

© July 23, 2012

 

I received an email from ACT for America that encourages readers to continue pressure on Congress to support Rep. Michele Bachmann’s call for an investigation of the Muslim Brotherhood infiltrating sensitive areas of the U.S. government especially since the MB is no friend of the USA.

 

Within the letter is a link to a David N. Bossie article that addresses the accusation that Bachmann is engaging in McCarthyism to conduct a political witch hunt against Muslims. Of course the word “McCarthyism” is used as an epithet related to the late Senator Joe McCarthy’s investigations looking for Communists in sensitive areas of government which expanded to a search of influential people outside of government that push a Communist agenda. The McCarthy investigations took place in the 1950s when it was evident the now defunct Soviet Union was interesting in spreading its Stalinist Communism to the USA. The USA-Soviet competition became known as the Cold War which many believe ended with the collapse of the Russian dominated Soviet Union.

 

The thing that Leftist Democrats do not want you to know is that McCarthy was more correct than wrong in looking for Communists in American government. After the Soviet collapse many old Soviet classified document were released to the public that validated McCarthy’s investigation. When Senator McCarthy began receiving resistance because his investigations did begin to extend to civil rights issues (It is not illegal to have a Marxist/Communist world view), then McCarthy began to have a nervous breakdown which ended in the disgrace of alcoholism. Until the little publicized released Soviet documents McCarthy’s name became synonymous with rabid witch hunts looking for people who either did not exist or smearing someone for his beliefs when there is a civil right to have an alternative political world view.

 

So when the American Left (who is still in denial about McCarthy’s validity) brands Bachmann a McCarthyist, they are saying she is engaging in a smear campaign against Muslims. It is a Leftist path to support American enemies wittingly or unwittingly to use Multiculturalism to destroy American culture’s Christian influence.

 

So below I am cross posted Bossie’s article that supports Bachmann’s cause followed by the ACT for America email that calls for more pressure on Congress that will take you to a link to contact your Congressmen to support Rep. Michele Bachmann and her request to see if the Muslim Brotherhood has access to classified information via MB sympathetic Muslims at high levels of government.

 

JRH 7/23/12

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Michele Bachmann’s McCarthyism?

 

By David N. Bossie President of Citizens United

Jul. 19, 2012

The Arena (Politico)

 

It would be the height of folly if, in the name of political correctness, “diversity,” “multiculturalism” or a fear of giving offense, the government continues to ignore what our enemies say is their intent to subvert us from within – and evidence of their success in doing so.  If anybody is engaging in “McCarthyism,” it is those who seek to pillory and silence the few courageous enough to speak out.

 

An independent FBI report making news this morning states that Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan – an Islamic radical – was NOT investigated by FBI agents before the shooting because of “political correctness.”  This fatal mistake led to the killing of 13 people at Fort Hood, Texas in 2009.  National security must trump political correctness; people die when our government fails in its duties because they are worried of offending people.

 

That is why it infuriates me that Sen. McCain and the liberal media blindly attacked Reps. Michele Bachmann, Louie Gohmert, Trent Franks, Lynn Westmoreland and Tom Rooney for doing their jobs. If people actually read the letters they sent (I’m guessing most of the commentators in The ARENA haven’t) to the inspectors general of the State, Justice, Defense and Homeland Security Departments and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence they would see there was no tinge of racism in any of the letters.

 

The inspectors general should absolutely investigate whether individuals with associations with the Muslim Brotherhood are contributing to the adoption of policies that favor an organization that poses a threat to national security. The Muslim Brotherhood is the driving force behind the effort to impose a totalitarian ideology it calls “shariah.” During the Obama presidency, the Brotherhood has made huge strides towards achieving its goal in the Middle East.

 

Unfortunately, as is made clear in their own documents – specifically a strategic plan introduced into evidence in the 2008 Holy Land Foundation trial, the largest terrorism financing prosecution in our nation’s history – the Muslim Brotherhood also has as its goal “destroying Western civilization from within.”  This goal is being pursued via what the Brothers call a stealthy “civilization jihad” that involves, among other techniques, gaining access to and influencing government agencies.

 

It is not McCarthyism to state these irrefutable facts. Neither are requests by members of Congress seeking, through the appropriate formal channels, to establish whether the Muslim Brotherhood has gained a foothold and legitimacy – especially in light of the adoption of Brotherhood-friendly policies by the Obama Administration.  These are absolutely legitimate and necessary questions because of the stakes for our national security.

  

Far from being criticized or suppressed by America’s elites and politically correct police, Reps. Bachmann, Gohmert, Franks, Westmoreland and Rooney should be applauded for their letter and be regarded as patriots.

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Update: Grassroots support for Muslim Brotherhood Investigation

 

Sent by ACT for America

Sent: 7/23/2012 10:15 AM

 

IMPORTANT AND TIME-SENSITIVE
LEGISLATIVE ACTION ALERT!

ACT! FOR AMERICA GRASSROOTS MAKE THEIR VOICES
HEARD ON CAPITOL HILL: SEND OVER 10,600 E-MAILS TO
THEIR FEDERAL LEGISLATORS!

 

Over the last few days, ACT! for America’s grassroots have demonstrated a massive force of support for Representative Michele Bachmann and her colleagues Representatives Trent Franks, Louie Gohmert, Thomas Rooney, and Lynn Westmoreland, who recently called for investigations into the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood within certain federal agencies.

See the congressional letters calling for this investigation by CLICKING HERE.

Last week, we asked you to send an e-mail to your Members of the U.S. Congress in support of the legislators’ request. We also stressed that the tangential issue upon which the mainstream media, as well as other politicos (many of whom should know better) were focusing, should not be the main focal point. The issue is whether the Muslim Brotherhood has positioned itself in our highest levels of government. The American people deserve to know.

David N. Bossie, President of Citizens United, offered what we feel is an excellent assessment of, and response to, the overall issue. We think you’ll enjoy reading it, which you can do by CLICKING HERE.

While 10,600 e-mails to Capitol Hill is a great start, we know that there are many, many more Americans who support an investigation into the Muslim Brotherhood’s influence within our government. The only way our federal legislators are going to understand that this level of support exists is if they hear from their constituents. If you have not yet taken the 5 minutes necessary to make your voice heard in the U.S. Capitol, PLEASE do so now by following the simple steps below.

***Action Item***

Please click HERE to be taken to the Contact Congress page of our website. Click on the Alert in the red box entitled: Support Members of Congress Calling for Muslim Brotherhood Investigation. From there, follow the easy directions and send your e-mails to those who represent you in the House and Senate. It should take no more than 5 minutes of your time.

Note: As you follow the directions to send your e-mail, you will see that we have provided a sample letter addressing this matter. We encourage you to modify the letter as you see fit to personalize it. AS ALWAYS, PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL AND PROFESSIONAL. OTHERWISE, THIS EFFORT WILL NOT BE EFFECTIVE!

Finally, please forward this Alert to everyone you know who shares our concerns about the Muslim Brotherhood and how the U.S. Government is addressing this threat. Through our online system, writing your e-mail will take only a matter of minutes to make your voice heard. And if we ALL act together, it will be a powerful and effective voice that every Member of the U.S. Congress will hear.

Please act NOW! Thank you for all that you do.

REMEMBER, YOUR VOICE COUNTS! IF EACH OF US DOES JUST A LITTLE, TOGETHER WE CAN ACCOMPLISH A LOT!

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If Bachmann is a McCarthyist then she is in Good Company

John R. Houk

© July 23, 2012

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Michele Bachmann’s McCarthyism?

 

© 2012 POLITICO LLC

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Update: Grassroots support for Muslim Brotherhood Investigation

 

ACT for America is an issues advocacy organization dedicated to effectively organizing and mobilizing the most powerful grassroots citizen action network in America, a grassroots network committed to informed and coordinated civic action that will lead to public policies that promote America’s national security and the defense of American democratic values against the assault of radical Islam. We are only as strong as our supporters, and your volunteer and financial support is essential to our success. Thank you for helping us make America safer and more secure.