• Is Hillary’s Attack on Tulsi Gabbard Today’s Democratic Version of ‘McCarthyism’?

    Surge Summary: Democratic Candidate and military veteran Tulsi Gabbard, a Russian asset? Hillary Clinton implies as much in a weird attack on her. Is this the most recent version of “McCarthyism” – only this time emanating from a prominent Democrat?  

    by Gary Bauer

    Alex Trebek, the host of Jeopardy!, was fired after Hillary Clinton accused him of being a Russian asset.  Well, no, not really.  But, hey, the day is not over yet!

    Of course, I’m referring to Hillary Clinton’s bizarre accusation that Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) is being groomed by Russia.  This is a particularly despicable smear against someone who serves in the U.S. military.  As you may recall, Gabbard had to leave the campaign trail for two weeks this summer because she serves as a major in the Army National Guard.

    Gabbard hit back hard, calling Clinton “the queen of warmongers, embodiment of corruption and personification of the rot that has sickened the Democratic Party for so long.”

    It is extraordinarily disturbing that the default position of some major figures on the progressive left is to accuse anyone they don’t like of being a Russian asset.

    They came up with an elaborate Russian collusion conspiracy theory to smear Donald Trump.  But now they don’t even need the conspiracy theory.  If someone crosses Hillary Clinton, they must be working for the Russians.

    The irony is that decades ago, Sen. Joseph McCarthy started identifying real communists in America.  Unfortunately, he became reckless and started throwing the accusation at all kinds of people.  In the process, he destroyed himself, and “McCarthyism” became a war cry that the left used against anyone who attacked liberals for being soft on communism.

    By the way, a progressive hero, the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, actually tried to get the Soviets to intervene in the 1984 election.

    But today, the progressive movement is the only political force in America engaged in raw McCarthyism.

    Originally posted here.

    Image: Hillary Clinton; Creative Commons; CC By-SA 2.0; https://www.flickr.com/photos/

    Image: Tulsi Gabbard; Matt Johnson from Omaha, Nebraska, United States – IMG_5195, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=77386199

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