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    Is Extremism Becoming Mainstream?

    Public Policy Polling: Is extremism becoming mainstream?

    A new survey by Public Policy Polling finds that 1/3 of Americans hold extreme views:

    Our latest national poll would seem to say yes- 35% voters in the country either think that Barack Obama was not born in the United States or that George W. Bush intentionally allowed the 9/11 attacks to occur so that we could go to war in the Middle East. A very troubled 2% of the population buys into both of those conspiracy theories.
    More than 1/3 of Americans believe something completely outside the limits of rational thought. Clearly, we're experiencing mass lunacy.

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    Re: Is Extremism Becoming Mainstream?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Public Policy Polling: Is extremism becoming mainstream?

    A new survey by Public Policy Polling finds that 1/3 of Americans hold extreme views:



    More than 1/3 of Americans believe something completely outside the limits of rational thought. Clearly, we're experiencing mass lunacy.

    I was just reading about this! Blew me away. And those 2% who are birthers and truthers ......

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    Re: Is Extremism Becoming Mainstream?

    If Extremism is Mainstream, what are the NEW extremists going to stand for?
    "Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it; no constitution, no law, no court can even do much to help it." - Judge Learned Hand

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    Re: Is Extremism Becoming Mainstream?

    Quote Originally Posted by theangryamerican View Post
    If Extremism is Mainstream, what are the NEW extremists going to stand for?
    Good question !

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    Re: Is Extremism Becoming Mainstream?

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    Good question !
    ...makes me despair for the species sometimes.
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    Re: Is Extremism Becoming Mainstream?

    Given the stats on how many people buy books in this country and what those who actually buy books read, it's not surprising to me.
    It's time for a revolution in our country. Not a revolution forged with guns and bombs but a revolution forged of compassion and altruism. A revolution that extends a hand to those who don't have and who cannot. A revolution that makes Health Care available to all those in the US.

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    Re: Is Extremism Becoming Mainstream?

    Quote Originally Posted by theangryamerican View Post
    If Extremism is Mainstream, what are the NEW extremists going to stand for?
    So what is code pink up to these days?

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    Re: Is Extremism Becoming Mainstream?

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    So what is code pink up to these days?
    Giving props to the rowdy town hall screamers on the right, setting up a tent city in Pittsburgh for the G-20, and campaigning to end war, and bring attention to women and children who are refugees because of war:

    Code Pink gives props to rowdy town hallers - Patrick Gavin - POLITICO.com
    The Associated Press: Protesters hope to highlight issues at G-20 summit

    And other stuff:

    code pink - Google News


    But, that begs the question, are Code Pink activitists extremists, or just obnoxious? Do they hold beliefs that are 'extreme'? If so, what are they?

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    Re: Is Extremism Becoming Mainstream?

    Quote Originally Posted by theangryamerican View Post
    If Extremism is Mainstream, what are the NEW extremists going to stand for?
    Debate Politics Forums - View Profile: Truth Detector

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    Re: Is Extremism Becoming Mainstream?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Public Policy Polling: Is extremism becoming mainstream?

    A new survey by Public Policy Polling finds that 1/3 of Americans hold extreme views:
    More than 1/3 of Americans believe something completely outside the limits of rational thought. Clearly, we're experiencing mass lunacy.
    OMG the 35 % just wear TIN FOIL HATS the 2 % actually have TIN FOIL growing instead of hair. Very scary indeed.
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