Here's a pretty scary video of a US Congressperson playing the role of Joe McCarthy with a nicer face: Rep. Michele Bachmann: Obama is anti-American
For a mental cleansing, try Katrina Vanden Heuvel Responds to Bachman's Call for McCarthy like Investigation of Members of Congress
It comes complete with Patrick Buchanan (!) being less McCarthyite than Rep. Bachmann. Ol' Pat understands where the wind blows….
The worse the polls for the GOP (and I mean the party, not just McCain), the more were going to see that political phenomenon known as “the cornered rat”. There are already reports of a reporter being stomped on at a Palin rally, of racists mailers around the country, and of GOP robo-calls suggesting Sen. Obama is terrorist. And we still have two and half weeks to the election.