Joseph Raymond McCarthy


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Noun1.Joseph Raymond McCarthy - United States politician who unscrupulously accused many citizens of being Communists (1908-1957)
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The continued use of the term "McCarthyism" as a way to tar one's political opponent 60 years after the death of Senator Joseph Raymond McCarthy (he died May 2, 1957) has descended into even deeper levels of absurdity.
(1) Joseph Raymond McCarthy, speech, Wheeling West Virginia, 9 February 1950.
Joseph Raymond McCarthy was thirty-eight when he entered the United States Senate in 1946 as a Republican from Wisconsin.