I’m a Democrat, not a Marxist


Speaking in support of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on Dec. 19, Tom McClintock borrowed a page from Republican Senator Joe McCarthy’s 1950’s playbook, labeling anyone who disagrees with him a “Marxist” (https://mcclintock.house.gov/newsroom/speeches/morning-again-in-america).

Joseph McCarthy was a U.S. Senator from 1947 to 1957. In 1950, riding a wave of anti-communist hysteria, McCarthy made repeated but unproven claims that the U.S. government was riddled with Communist sympathizers...

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