The estimable Jim Burt: “Where is the Senator from Maine when we need her?  See her 1950 denunciation of Joseph McCarthy:

I speak as a Republican.  I speak as a woman.  I speak as a United States Senator.  I speak as an American.

I don’t want to see the Republican Party ride to political victory on the Four Horsemen of Calumny — Fear, Ignorance, Bigotry, and Smear.

I don’t want to see the Republican Party win that way.  While it might be a fleeting victory for the Republican Party, it would be a more lasting defeat for the American people.  Surely it would ultimately be suicide for the Republican Party and the two-party system that has protected our American liberties from the dictatorship of a one party system.

I think that it is high time that we remembered that we have sworn to uphold and defend the Constitution.

“She was no friend to Democrats, and the speech contains much criticism of the Democrats then in power, but the quoted parts of the speech are timely and topical today.”

Michael Gerson: Ideologues exist on the left and the right. Only one side threatens the country.

Paul Krugman: Cowards, Not Crazies, Are Destroying America.



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