We Need Joseph Welch…

24 Dec

As I have witnessed such ugliness this past year in our government and such blatant discrimination by senators, I am reminded of Senator Joseph McCarthy and how his career ended abruptly and justifiably after Joseph Welch confronted him on national television with his famous line: “You have done enough. Have you no sense of decency?”  How I wish we had a Joseph Welch now to confront bullies like John McCain, John Boehner, Lindsey Graham, and Newt Gingrich.  Here is the fantastic video clip of Welch confronting McCarthy.  McCain and the other bullies should take note that McCarthy’s career was done immediately after that televised confrontation. McCarthy’s legacy in history was set permanently and irrevocably.  He died three years later, 48 years old and a broken man.

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