Why Insult McCarthy by Comparing to Clinton?

Recently, Bill Clinton made a statement that has garnered the attention of the Obama campaign (I know that is hard to believe) and a retired Air Force general is likening the statement to something Joe McCarthy would have said. Clinton said this about a match up between Hillary and John McCain:

“I think it would be a great thing if we had an election year where you had two people who loved this country and were devoted to the interest of this country,” said Clinton, who was speaking to a group of veterans Friday in Charlotte, N.C. “And people could actually ask themselves who is right on these issues, instead of all this other stuff that always seems to intrude itself on our politics.”

I think one could actually argue as to whether Hillary (or Bill for that matter) actually love this country. They love the opportunities they have been afforded but they are always trying to move it toward Socialism and they put their political aspirations above country, party, or anything else. However, why does this general feel the need to insult Senator McCarthy? McCarthy was absolutely correct when he said that Communists had infiltrated our government. He might have seen more people as Communists than actually were but he was correct. There were Communists in Hollywood and there were Communists working for our government. They used the same tactics that Muslims use, deny, counter, and accuse in order to turn the anger toward the original accuser. They managed to get to McCarthy and he died young but he was absolutely right.

The Obama campaign is slinging some dirt in order to deflect the uproar created by Senator Obama’s participation in the whitey bash fest known as Trinity Church headlined by Pastor Jeremiah was a racist Wright. General Merrill McPeak stated that he grew up when McCarthy was accusing good Americans of being Communists. I wonder if the General realizes that there were Communists and while there might have been some false accusations, there were a lot of true ones. In any event General, why insult McCarthy for Clinton’s pattern of speech? McPeak tells us that Bill Clinton’s phraseology is designed to make people think Obama is not a patriot or does not love his country.

I have no doubt that the General is correct in this but this is a Bill Clinton trademark. The General worked for Clinton and should recognize it as such. Instead, he equates it to Senator McCarthy in effort to make it appear as if Obama has been a victim of a McCarthy like attack. Come on General, this is Bill Clinton, the same guy who argued what the meaning of “is” is. This is the Bill Clinton who did not have sexual relations with that woman when he really had sexual relations with that woman except as defined by him and his lawyers. This is the same Bill Clinton whose administration had the most investigations and scandals in the history of the presidency. Why not say that his phraseology was Clintonesque? Why insult Joe McCarthy by associating him with Bill Clinton?

I certainly believe that Bill Clinton meant to imply that Obama does not love this country. I happen to believe that Obama does not love this country because it has too many white people in it and he would love it more if we whites would move on out and give it up to the brothers in accordance with the Gospel according to Wright. However, I don’t believe the Clintons have a great love for the country other than what they can get from it. Bill protested us from a foreign land and Hillary hates the military. So they are all equally guilty of hating this country, as far as I am concerned.

Regardless, how about these campaigns stick to fighting with each other and quit sullying the good names of long dead Senators?


Big Dog

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2 Responses to “Why Insult McCarthy by Comparing to Clinton?”

  1. This is a sad day for Joe McCarthy.

    How Insane Is John McCain?’s last blog post..Introducing Intern Joe*

  2. Bob says:

    As an Air Force officer in the Pacific 20 years ago, I had the opportunity to brief General McPeak on more than one occasion.

    In case you’re interested, I wrote about those experiences — and about my interaction with the general — in this post, Retired General Succumbs to ‘Obamamania’.

    I think you’ll find it enlightening and worth sharing as it helps one understand why, mistakenly, the general supports Obama.