Joe McCarthy came from a farm community in Grand Chute, Wisconsin, number five of seven children, of Irish and German descent. He studied law at Marquette University in Milwaukee and was admitted to the bar in 1935. He became district attorney as a Democrat in 1936 and later, in 1939, was elected as non-partisan 10thDistrict circuit judge. According to reports, he made money on the side during the Depression gambling. [David M. Oshinsky, A Conspiracy So Immense: The World of Joe McCarthy, Oxford Press, pp. 17 & 28]
In 1936, Joe was a Democrat, pro-FDR and pro-New Deal. Wisconsin had a three-cornered political system, thanks to the Progressive Party, founded by the La Follette political dynasty. … In October 1943, Joe wrote to one of his friends, Judge Arnold F. Murphy, asking him to look into whether an officer in the Marines could be a candidate for public office. Murphy replied that “the Milwaukee papers have kept the general public pretty well-informed as to your doings. . . . Your friends are legion and they are all very proud of you.” He was looking into the eligibility question. The supposed number of McCarthy’s combat flights varied as widely as the number of Communists in the State Department he later named. In 1944, in his failed Senate campaign, he said 14. In 1946, in his successful Senate campaign, he said 17. In 1951, he said 32. Major Glenn A. Todd, his executive officer, later said that McCarthy could not possibly have flown 32 missions. … IN APRIL 1944, JOE FILED BY MAIL to run in the Wisconsin Republican primary in August for U.S. senator, against the Republican incumbent Alexander Wiley, a popular senator in office since 1938. McCarthy had been assured by his friends back home that he was eligible, though he would not be allowed to discuss political issues while in uniform. …
McCarthy won the primary by the thin margin of 207,935 to 202,557. Young Bob’s defeat was blamed on labor’s defection, for he was beaten in the labor strongholds of Milwaukee, Kenosha, and Racine, dotted with big factories like Allis-Chalmers and employing many foreign-born workers. The story was floated that CIO Communists helped elect the arch anti-Communist McCarthy, but the CIO News ignored both La Follette and McCarthy. … McCarthy was the Republican candidate in a Republican state in a Republican year, and won by the impressive margin of 620,430 to 378,777. At the age of 38, Joe was going to Washington, where he would be the youngest member of the Senate.
Beck asked: “The question is, was Joseph McCarthy right? Was he right?” And the inescapable conclusion he came to after reading Evans’ Blacklisted by History: The Untold Story of Senator Joe McCarthy was that McCarthy had told the truth. (The book was reviewed by The New American here.) “I don’t want to believe this,” Beck told Evans of his reaction when Evans’ book was first published in 2007. “I put it down and I went ‘I’m not ready to hear that. I can’t handle that.'” But Beck later finished the book anyway and asked the audience, “Okay. Please, America, read this book.”
M. Stanton Evans told Beck of his research on McCarthy that “I found a lot of stuff missing, a lot of stuff had been censored, a lot of stuff that was in the records in one place but blacked out in another place. Mostly what I found was that the FBI files, which backed up what McCarthy was saying, had been withheld for 50 years. And we now have them, or many of them, and they show essentially that he was right in general. There was a massive penetration of the government, and that it was covered up, and that he threatened that cover-up. And that’s why he was isolated, demonized, and destroyed. That’s the technique.”
McCarthyism” means pointing out positions taken by liberals that are unpopular with the American people. As former President Bush said, “Liberals do not like me talking about liberals.” The reason they sob about the dark night of fascism under McCarthy is to prevent Americans from ever noticing that liberals consistently attack their own country. [Treason, p. 4]
Liberals don’t mind discussing who is more patriotic if patriotism is defined as redistributing income and vetoing the Pledge of Allegiance. Only if patriotism is defined as supporting America do they get testy and drone on about ‘McCarthyism. [Treason, p. 6]
…(A)fter World War II, the Democratic Party suffered from the same sort of pusillanimous psychosis that seized all of France after World War I. The entire party began to lose its nerve for sacrifice, heroism, and bravery. Beginning in the fifties, there was a real fight for the soul of the Democratic Party. By the late sixties, the contest was over. The anti-Communist Democrats had lost. [Treason, p. 11]
Contrary to today’s image of McCarthy as a despised Torquemada, McCarthy was given a rare state funeral with a private memorial service in the Senate chamber, his seat covered with flowers. St. Matthew’s Cathedral bestowed him with the highest honor the Catholic Church can confer, performing a Solemn Pontifical Requiem Mass before one hundred priests and two thousand well-wishers. Seventy senators attended his funeral, as did J. Edgar Hoover. Thirty thousand Americans lined up outside the Washington funeral home where McCarthy lay to pay their final respects from early in the morning until late at night. Condolences poured in to McCarthy’s wife, amounting to more than seventy bags of mail. [Treason, p. 123]
McCarthy compiled a list of 57 security risks and publicly named John S. Service, Gustavo Duran, Mary Jane Keeney, Harlow Shapley, and H. Julian Wadleigh  as being on the list.  These names came from the “Lee List” of unresolved State Department security cases compiled by the earlier investigators for the House Appropriates Committee in 1947. Robert E. Lee was the committee’s lead investigator and supervised preparation of the list.  …
In 1995, when the VENONA transcripts were declassified, further detailed information was revealed about Soviet espionage in the United States. FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover was among only a handful of people in the U.S. Government who was aware of the Venona project, and there is no indication whatsoever Hoover shared Venona information with McCarthy. In fact, Hoover may have actually fed McCarthy disinformation, or dead-end files, in an effort to put pressure on relatives, friends, or close associates of real Venona suspects by threatening to reveal embarrassing information about them in a public forum if they failed to cooperate and reveal what they might have known about someone’s else’s activities and associations.  And there is no indication McCarthy might have known he was being used by Hoover in this way.
The Venona project specifically references at least 349 pseudonyms in the United States—including citizens, immigrants, and permanent residents—who cooperated in various ways with Soviet intelligence agencies, however not all were ever identified. In public hearings before the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (PSI) conducted by McCarthy, 83 persons plead the fifth amendment right against self incrimination. An additional 9 persons refused to testify on constitutional grounds in private hearings, and their names were not made public.  Of the 83 persons pleading the Fifth Amendment, several have been identified by NSA and FBI as agents of the Soviet Union in the Venona project involved in espionage.
- Mary Jane Keeney, a United Nations employee, and her husband Philip Keeney, who worked in the Office of Strategic Services;
- Lauchlin Currie, a special assistant to President Roosevelt;
- Virginius Frank Coe , Director of Division of Monetary Research, U.S. Treasury; Technical Secretary at the Bretton Woods Conference; International Monetary Fund;
- William Ludwig Ullman , delegate to the United Nations Charter Conference and Bretton Woods Conference;
- Nathan Gregory Silvermaster , Chief Planning Technician, Procurement Division, United States Department of the Treasury and head of the Silvermaster network of spies;
- Harold Glasser, U.S. Treasury Representative to the Allied High Commission in Italy;
- Four staff members of the LaFollette Civil Liberties Committee, a Senate subcommittee on labor rights;
- Allan Rosenberg, Chief of the Economic Institution Staff, Foreign Economic Administration; Counsel to the National Labor Relations Board;
- Solomon Adler, U.S. Treasury Dept., went to China and joined government of Mao Zedong;
- Robert T. Miller, Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs; Near Eastern Division United States Department of State; also identified in the Gorsky Memo from Soviet Archives; McCarthy’s Case #16 and Lee list #12; 
- Franz Leopold Neumann, consultant at Board of Economic Warfare; Deputy Chief of the Central European Section of Office of Strategic Services; First Chief of Research of the Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunal; also identified in the Gorsky Memo from Soviet Archives;
- Laurence Duggan, head of United States Department of State Division of American Republics; 
- Leonard Mins,  Russian Section of the Research and Analysis Division of the Office of Strategic Services;
- Cedric Belfrage , British Security Coordination; founder the National Guardian.
- Gerald Graze, U.S. State Department; Lee List #29, confirmed in the Gorsky Memo from Soviet Archives, brother of Stanley Graze;
- Sergey Nikolaevich Kurnakov, Daily Worker; 
- David Karr, Office of War Information; chief aide to journalist Drew Pearson.
Venona transcripts confirm the Senate Civil Liberties Subcommittee, chaired by former Senator Robert LaFollette, Jr., whom McCarthy defeated for election in 1946, had at least four staff members working on behalf of the KGB. Chief Counsel of the Committee John Abt; Charles Kramer, who served on three other Congressional Committees; Allen Rosenberg, who also served on the National Labor Relations Board, Board of Economic Warfare (BEW), the Foreign Economic Administration (FEA) and later argued cases before the United States Supreme Court; and Charles Flato, who served on the BEW and FEA, all were CPUSA members and associated with the Comintern.
Robert Warren Barnett & Mrs. Robert Warren Barnett, U.S. State Department; McCarthy’s Case #48 and #49 respectively and both are on Lee list as #59;
- Esther Brunauer, U.S. State Department; McCarthy’s Case #47 and Lee list #55;
- Stephen Brunauer, U.S. Navy, chemist in the explosive research division;
- Gertrude Cameron, Information and Editorial Specialist in the U.S. State Department; McCarthy’s Case #55 and Lee list #65;
- Nelson Chipchin, U.S. State Department; McCarthy’s list #23;
- Oliver Edmund Clubb, U.S. State Department;
- John Paton Davies, U.S. State Department, Policy Planning Committee;
- Gustavo Duran, U.S. State Department, assistant to the Assistant Secretary of State in charge of Latin American Affairs, and Chief of the Cultural Activities Section of the Department of Social Affairs of the United Nations;
- Arpad Erdos, U.S. State Department;
- Herbert Fierst, U.S. State Department; McCarthy’s case #1 and Lee list #51;
- John Tipton Fishburn, U.S. State Department; Lee list #106;
- Theodore Geiger, U.S. State Department;
- Stella Gordon, U.S. State Department; McCarthy’s Case #40 and Lee list #45
- Stanley Graze, U.S. State Department intelligence; McCarthy’s Case #8 and Lee list #8, brother of Gerald Graze, confirmed in KGB Archives;
- Ruth Marcia Harrison, U.S. State Department; McCarthy’s Case #7 and Lee list #4;
- Myron Victor Hunt, U.S. State Department; McCarthy’s Case #65 and Lee list #79;
- Philip Jessup, U.S. State Department, Assistant Director for the Naval School of Military Government and Administration at Columbia University in New York, Delegate to the U.N. in a number of different capacities, Ambassador-at-large, and Chairman of the Institute of Pacific Relations Research Advisory Committee; McCarthy’s Case #15;
- Dorothy Kenyon, New York City Municipal Court Judge, U.S. State Department appointee as American Delegate to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women;
- Leon Hirsch Keyserling, President Harry Truman‘s Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers;
- Mary Dublin Keyserling, U.S. Department of Commerce;
- Esther Less Kopelewich, U.S. State Department; McCarthy’s Case #24;
- Owen Lattimore, Board member of the communist-dominated Institute of Pacific Relations (I.P.R) and editor the I.P.R.’s journal Pacific Affairs;
- Paul A. Lifantieff-Lee, U.S. Naval Department; McCarthy’s Case #56 and Lee list #66;
- Val R. Lorwin, U.S. State Department; McCarthy’s Case #54 and Lee list #64;
- Daniel F. Margolies, U.S. State Department; McCarthy’s Case #41 and Lee list #46; 
- Peveril Meigs, U.S. State Department; Department of the Army; McCarthy’s Case #3 and Lee list #2;
- Ella M. Montague, U.S. State Department; McCarthy’s Case #34 and Lee list #32;
- Philleo Nash, Presidential Advisor, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman administrations;
- Olga V. Osnatch, U.S. State Department; McCarthy’s Case #81 and Lee list #78;
- Edward Posniak, U.S. State Department; McCarthy’s Case Number 77;
- Philip Raine, U.S. State Department, Regional Specialist; McCarthy’s Case #52 and Lee list #62;
- Robert Ross, U.S. State Department; McCarthy’s Case #32 and Lee list #30;
- Sylvia Schimmel, U.S. State Department; McCarthy’s Case #50 and Lee list #60;
- Frederick Schumann, contracted by U.S. State Department as lecturer; Professor at Williams College; not on Lee list;
- John S. Service, U.S. State Department;
- Harlow Shapley, U.S. State Department appointee to UNESCO, Chairman of the National Council of Arts, Sciences, and Professions;
- William T. Stone, U.S. State Department; McCarthy’s Case #46 and Lee list #54;
- Frances M. Tuchser, U.S. State Department; McCarthy’s Case #6 and Lee list #6;
- John Carter Vincent, U.S. State Department; McCarthy’s Case #2 and Lee list #52;
- David Zablodowsky, U.S. State Department & Director of the United Nations Publishing Division. McCarthy’s Case #103;
In 1947, members of the Senate Appropriations Committee sent a confidential report to George Marshall, Secretary of State:
It is evident that there is a deliberate calculated program being carried out not only to protect communist personnel in high places, but to reduce security and intelligence protection to a nullity. … On file in the Department is a copy of a preliminary report of the FBI on Soviet espionage activities in the United States, which involves large numbers of State Department employees. … This report has been challenged and ignored by those charged with the responsibility of administering the department with the apparent tacit approval of Mr. Dean Acheson. [Secretary of State]
McCarthy’s record is … not only much better than his critics allege, but, given his métier, extremely good. … he should not be remembered as the man who didn’t produce 57 Communist Party cards but as the man who brought public pressure to bear on the State Department to revise its practices and to eliminate from responsible positions flagrant security risks.
like advising a man whose family is being killed not to take hasty action for fear he might alienate the affection of the murderers.
…was not the simple witch hunt as the liberals and media painted. McCarthy was denounced in influential periodicals of the time. Yet, a 1954 Gallop poll found he was a popular figure in American society. Joseph Kennedy backed him, the Kennedy girls dated him, Robert Kennedy worked for him, and JFK defended him as a “great patriot” in the year Congress censured him.
Having … scoffed at the Ten Commandments and the Sermon on the Mount, we ended a seventy-year experiment with socialism with little more to our credit than tens of millions of corpses. … How could we have survived politically were it not for the countless liberals who, to one extent or another, supported us, apparently under the comforting delusion that we were social reformers in rather too much of a hurry — a delusion we ourselves never suffered from.
What was communist subversion and infiltration into the infrastructure of the United States during that period, today it is Islamic fascist/Jihadists; which is purposefully destroying western civilization in its agenda to globalize their brand of theocracy – by sword and treachery – no different from the period in history called Crusades.