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.
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)
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)
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)
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.”We get it. You really hate Ted Cruz, almost as much as you love Tip O’Neill. (31 Times Chris Matthews Compared Ted Cruz to Joe McCarthy; By David Rutz; Washington Free Beacon; 1/6/15)