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Simpson Damns McCarthyism Revival

Seven-term GOP Rep. Mike Simpson said Friday that Rep. Michele Bachmann's claim that an extremist Islamic group has infiltrated the U.S. government is a revival of McCarthyism that must be condemned. “I thought it was outrageous,” Simpson told the Idaho Statesman's editorial board Friday. “We don't need to go back to those days. I thought we'd learned our lesson when (Sen. Joseph) McCarthy (R-Wis.) finally went down.” Simpson lamented that publicity about the former presidential candidate from Minnesota stains the Republican Party. “Unfortunately, it's not just Michele. The public says, 'There go those Republicans again.' It's a bad reflection on all Republicans. I can't believe the other four members she got to sign the letter with her. Amazing….That doesn't reflect the House Republican Caucus”/Dan Popkey, Idaho Statesman. More here. (AP file photo of Michele Bachmann)

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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