The present day McCarthy hearings about Russian influence in the Trump administration has all the validity of the senator’s 1950’s witch hunt, it’s just flipped on its head.
While Senator Joseph McCarthy (WI-R) launched a crusade to root out fears of widespread Communist subversion during the beginning of the Cold War.
McCarthy charged that large numbers of Communists and Soviet spies and sympathizers had infiltrated the United States federal government and US society including Hollywood.
So now we have the flip side as Democrats are charging Russian influence under every blade of grass on the White House lawn. The fervor of McCarthy and his side-kick Roy Cohen saw “pinkos” conspiring to overthrow American values.
For me, this present day witch hunt is through the left-leaning media is not out of fear of undue influence of the Russian government’s infiltrating American society, it’s more about keeping the White House on the ropes over the issue to keep it from rolling back the Obama’s progressive movement over the previous eight years.
The amount of attention and resources put to the premise that President Trump or his surrogates conspired with Russia to somehow throw the election has been exhaustive without a charge leveled against anyone other than National Security Advisor Lieutenant General Michael Flynn misleading Vice President Mike Pence about the nature of his communications with the US Russian ambassador and whether he received money from foreign governments without getting the required approval.
However, divided government with the possibility of nothing of any merit — such as tax cuts and infrastructure spending, which would benefit many Americans — happening markets are bound to move higher.