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A collection of quotes and thoughts by Joseph McCarthy on politics, enemies, communism, constitution, history, democracy, red-scare, cold-war and anti-communism.

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Born On: November 14, 1908

Died On: May 2, 1957

Born In: Grand Chute, Wisconsin, United States

Died At Age: 48

Joseph McCarthy was an illustrious American politician. From 1947 until his death in 1957, he served as a Republican U.S Senator. McCarthy was earlier commissioned in the Marine Corps where he worked as an intelligence briefing officer. It was in the beginning of the 1950s that he gained prominence and became the most recognized public face for making accusations on Soviet spies and Communists. In the same year, a term “McCarthyism” was coined that referred to his practices of making accusations. We bring to you a collection of Joseph McCarthy's quotes and thoughts on people, party, communism, Americanism, McCarthyism, policy, etc. Zoom through our collection of popular quotations and sayings by Joseph McCarthy, which have been curated from his speeches, thoughts, writings, interviews, etc.
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An interviewer asked me what book I thought best represented the modern American woman. All I could think of to answer was: Madame Bovary.

Joseph McCarthy

American life, in large cities, is a perpetual assault on the senses and the nerves; it is out of asceticism, out of unworldliness, precisely, that we bear it.

Joseph McCarthy

I'm always chasing rainbows, Waiting to find a little bluebird in vain.

Joseph McCarthy

McCarthyism is Americanism with its sleeves rolled.

Joseph McCarthy

While I cannot take the time to name all the men in the State Department who have been named as members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring, I have here in my hand a list of 205.

Joseph McCarthy

Today we are engaged in a final, all-out battle between communistic atheism and Christianity.

Joseph McCarthy

Our job as Americans and as Republicans is to dislodge the traitors from every place where they've been sent to do their traitorous work.

Joseph McCarthy

The State Department is infested with communists. I have here in my hand a list of 205—a list of names that were made known to the Secretary of State as being members of the Communist Party and who nevertheless are still working and shaping policy in the State Department.

Joseph McCarthy

The reason why we find ourselves in a position of impotency is not because the enemy has sent men to invade our shores, but rather because of the traitorous actions of those who have had all the benefits that the wealthiest nation on earth has had to offer - the finest homes, the finest college educations, and the finest jobs in Government we can give.

Joseph McCarthy

Today we are engaged in a final, all-out battle between communistic atheism and Christianity. The modern champions of communism have selected this as the time, and ladies and gentlemen, the chips are down - they are truly down.

Joseph McCarthy