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  •  Uhm, on that Shirley Temple thing... (0+ / 0-)

    ... that was actually a Democrat (Dies) who led the HUAC committee at that time, and Shirley Temple was never actually investigated as a possible Communist, rather, one of the people testifying to the committee irately said that under the criteria that was being used to investigate possible Communist infiltration, Shirley Temple could be investigated as a possible Communist.  Dies was probably more popular with Republicans than with his fellow Democrats because he managed to get several Democratic Congressmen tainted as "possible Communists" and lost several seats for the Democrats, but he was definitely a Democrat, and the majority on the committee were Democrats (since they had the majority in the House).

    Dies was dumb, but not dumb enough to investigate a 10 year old girl as a possible Communist.

    [Extremists] are motivated by the sneaking suspicion that someone, somewhere, is having fun -- and that this must be stopped. -- H. L. Mencken

    by badtux on Wed Feb 12, 2014 at 11:58:12 AM PST

    •  That would be the Southern Democrat (0+ / 0-)

      populace that swung to the GOP when the Dems pushed civil rights. So, the label Dem from that time, is now the label GOP today. Yes, they embarrassed the Dem party, and they now embarrass the US, under the GOP banner. Rebranding, only changes the package, but, the looney inside the box stays the same.

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