It could very well be the Far Left’s Joe McCarthy vs. the Army moment. Those old enough to recall–or young enough to remember their history–know that for four years, Wisconsin Senator Joseph McCarthy paralyzed the Senate into fear and inaction over mostly mythical charges against any who dared challenge him. He intimidated an entire country . . . until he took on the Army.
McCarthy’s reign of terror ended with this famous retort from Army counsel Joseph Welch aimed at the over-reaching Senator:
You’ve done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?
Fifty-three years after that moment, Moveon’s modern McCarthyites have cowed their party into a corner, and nearly pushed America to the brink of declaring a war’s defeat in the midst of a victorious battle. But Moveon went too far. They took on the Army–even going so far as to declare General Petraeus to be a traitor.
The Far Left has left no sense of decency.