Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Eugene McCarthy: 1916-2005

Well it seems its never good for your political party to elect a Senator named McCarthy from the upper mid-west. As Joe McCarthy's underhanded actions in the communist witch hunts of the early 1950's added decades to the sidelining of conservatives and the Republican party (Ike's years in the White House being something of a fluke as the man was viewed to be above the party system by most voters), so did Eugene McCarthy and his left-wing anti-war stance forshadow a coming decades long decline for the Democratic Party. Unlike old Joe however Eugene McCarthy was a man of integrity who may well have lived to see the opening phases of a renewed anti-war liberalism, it all depends on what happens in next years mid-terms.


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