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    Charles Johnson: Why I Parted Ways With The Right

    Will all the far-right partisan hacks on this board please read this: (and then look in the mirror)

    Little Green Footballs - Why I Parted Ways With The Right

    1. Support for fascists, both in America (see: Pat Buchanan, Robert Stacy McCain, etc.) and in Europe (see: Vlaams Belang, BNP, SIOE, Pat Buchanan, etc.)

    2. Support for bigotry, hatred, and white supremacism (see: Pat Buchanan, Ann Coulter, Robert Stacy McCain, Lew Rockwell, etc.)

    3. Support for throwing women back into the Dark Ages, and general religious fanaticism (see: Operation Rescue, anti-abortion groups, James Dobson, Pat Robertson, Tony Perkins, the entire religious right, etc.)

    4. Support for anti-science bad craziness (see: creationism, climate change denialism, Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, James Inhofe, etc.)

    5. Support for homophobic bigotry (see: Sarah Palin, Dobson, the entire religious right, etc.)

    6. Support for anti-government lunacy (see: tea parties, militias, Fox News, Glenn Beck, etc.)

    7. Support for conspiracy theories and hate speech (see: Alex Jones, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Birthers, creationists, climate deniers, etc.)

    8. A right-wing blogosphere that is almost universally dominated by raging hate speech (see: Hot Air, Free Republic, Ace of Spades, etc.)

    9. Anti-Islamic bigotry that goes far beyond simply criticizing radical Islam, into support for fascism, violence, and genocide (see: Pamela Geller, Robert Spencer, etc.)

    10. Hatred for President Obama that goes far beyond simply criticizing his policies, into racism, hate speech, and bizarre conspiracy theories (see: witch doctor pictures, tea parties, Birthers, Michelle Malkin, Fox News, World Net Daily, Newsmax, and every other right wing source)
    I love this guy. Finally a conservative blogger with the guts to say what needs to be said. The far-right has become an angry mob of bigots, religious fanatics and uneducated nitwits who want to blame a Democrat of color who won a national election for all their problems...

    Charles Johnson is brilliant!!

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    Re: Charles Johnson: Why I Parted Ways With The Right

    That is the most ignorant thing I have read today, but there is hope, it is early yet.

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    Re: Charles Johnson: Why I Parted Ways With The Right

    4. Support for anti-science bad craziness (see: creationism, climate change denialism, Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, James Inhofe, etc.)

    6. Support for anti-government lunacy (see: tea parties, militias, Fox News, Glenn Beck, etc.)

    7. Support for conspiracy theories and hate speech (see: Alex Jones, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Birthers, creationists, climate deniers, etc.)
    Only these three do I see a lot of, but I don't frequent the RW websites.

    Most of the over-the-top stuff is just partisan hate, not racism. They piled on Clinton, Gore, and Kerry just as much as Obama.

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    Re: Charles Johnson: Why I Parted Ways With The Right

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Will all the far-right partisan hacks on this board please read this: (and then look in the mirror)
    I highly doubt a partisan hack is going to get much of a receptive audience by immediately starting the conversation out calling others partisan hacks.

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    Re: Charles Johnson: Why I Parted Ways With The Right

    After point 9 I became a supporter of the american right wing.

    9-11 did change the world, even for non americans. In my country you could see the dividing line, some cheering in the streets, celebrating the events.

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    Re: Charles Johnson: Why I Parted Ways With The Right

    Yeah, God damn that far right crazy John McCain

    What a load of trash. Part exaggeration, part grasping for extremes. He's "parting ways with the right". Where exactly is he going then? To the left? Cause you exaggerate things or grab the extremes over there and you get much the same.

    what a load

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    Re: Charles Johnson: Why I Parted Ways With The Right

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Little Green Footballs - Why I Parted Ways With The Right

    I love this guy. Finally a conservative blogger with the guts to say what needs to be said. The far-right has become an angry mob of bigots, religious fanatics and uneducated nitwits who want to blame a Democrat of color who won a national election for all their problems...

    Charles Johnson is brilliant!!
    Honestly the only things I see in that list is the extreme left version of what some on right here on this board do when they talk about liberals. Much like some on the right here do in regards to liberals, that list is not an accurate representation of the right as a whole. Yes, there are some on the right that fit different parts of that description, but not as a whole.

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    Re: Charles Johnson: Why I Parted Ways With The Right

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Yeah, God damn that far right crazy John McCain

    What a load of trash. Part exaggeration, part grasping for extremes. He's "parting ways with the right". Where exactly is he going then? To the left? Cause you exaggerate things or grab the extremes over there and you get much the same.

    what a load

    Perhaps he's going the way of William F Buckley who did something similar with the crop of crazies back in the 50s and 60s. He'll find company with David Frum, and Andrew Sullivan. Oddly, both of them are originally from another country. American conservatism has gone off the rails. Thinking conservatives are wise to stand up and call out the lunacy. There is major lunacy on the right, as of late.

    The OP left off the last two sentences of the quoted article:
    And much, much more. The American right wing has gone off the rails, into the bushes, and off the cliff.

    I won’t be going over the cliff with them.

    Sounds like a smart dude, to me.

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    Re: Charles Johnson: Why I Parted Ways With The Right

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Honestly the only things I see in that list is the extreme left version of what some on right here on this board do when they talk about liberals. Much like some on the right here do in regards to liberals, that list is not an accurate representation of the right as a whole. Yes, there are some on the right that fit different parts of that description, but not as a whole.

    More than some, less than the whole. The danger is that it is coming to be seen as representative of the right.

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    Re: Charles Johnson: Why I Parted Ways With The Right

    Anyone still believe that hazlnut is a moderate?
    "He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
    "Fly-over" country voted, and The Donald is now POTUS.

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