Re: True Democracy's Checks & Balances
Draken, McCarthy was so right that the left was forced to pursue its only remaining option to prevent full exposure -- to push the Senator to overextend himself so that he could be ultimately discredited.
First they built him up, using covert promises of unconditional support from the highest circles of American society and encouraging him that the gravity of the issue he was exposing meant that the end justified the means. When he stepped over the line in his fanatic pursuit of the truth, they were there to kick the chair out from under him as planned all along.
While McCarthy can be rightly construed a victim of his ego, his drinking and whatever other human foibles his enemies were able to unscrupulously take advantage of, the truth remains that the problem he exposed really did exist and has only gotten worse.
\"...if the American people ever find out what we have done, they will chase us down the streets and lynch us.” George H. W. Bush, Sr., 1992.