—By Kevin Drum
In 1950 Joe McCarthy had in his hands a list of 205 communists. In 2009 Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-Ala.) has in his hands a list of 17 socialists. Conservatives really have lowered their sights over the past half century, haven't they? It's kind of sad.
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