Tail Gunner Joe just one of many unsavory ghosts guiding Trump – Reblog from THE SHINBONE STAR

“Neither (McCarthy or Trump) has any problem throwing around unfounded accusations of treasonous disloyalty by important people engaged in conspiracies with mysterious Russians. They themselves are always immune.” It’s heartwarming to know that “the good guys” are back accusing all us “bad guys” of bad behavior. What a pity they never felt obliged to include themselves in that mix!

THE SHINBONE STAR

Joseph McCarthy covers the microphone while having a whisper with Roy Cohn.

Tail Gunner Joe McCarthy is back in the news. He is a former Wisconsin chicken farmer, an occupation he once shared in common with Nazi SS Leader Heinrich Himmler. Both were dreaded for their viciousness. McCarthy gave himself his nickname for his time in the Marine Corps in World War II, occasionally manning the twin machine guns in the back seat of a Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber.

Tail Gunner Joe in a Dauntless dive bomber.

Both men rose to the highest levels of government by destroying their perceived opponents. Himmler murdered them in secret, McCarthy pummeled them into mush during hours of Commie-baiting Senate hearings shown on grainy black & white television. People liked news raw in those days.

President Donald Trump was nicknamed “Cadet Bone Spurs” by Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), an Iraq War veteran who…

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Author: Marilyn Armstrong

Writer, photography, blogger. Previously, technical writer. I am retired and delighted to be so. May I live long and write frequently.

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