Ok, here we have a smart, intellectual Republican who doesn’t seem to get it:
I was always way ahead of the curve. And my exposés primarily appeared in right-wing publications. Back when they were interested in serious research. I also founded a conservative college newspaper, held positions in the Reagan administration and at several conservative think tanks, and published five books that conservatives applauded. I’ve written for umpteen major conservative publications – National Review, the Weekly Standard, the Wall Street Journal and Forbes, among them.
But no longer. That was the old right. The last thing hysteria promoters want is calm, reasoned argument backed by facts. And I’m horrified that these people have co-opted the name “conservative” to scream their messages of hate and anger.
Extremism in the defense of nothing
Nothing the new right does is evidently outrageous enough to receive more than a peep of indignation from the new right. Heartland pulled its billboards because of funder withdrawals, not because any conservatives spoke up and said it had crossed a line.
Last month U.S. Rep. Allen West, a Florida Republican recently considered by some as vice-president material, insisted that there are “78 to 81” Democrats in Congress who are members of the Communist Party, again with little condemnation from the new right.
Mitt Romney took a question at a town hall meeting this month from a woman who insisted President Obama be “tried for treason,” without challenging, demurring from or even commenting on her assertion.
And then there’s the late Andrew Breitbart (assassinated on the orders of Obama, natch). A video from February shows him shrieking at peaceful protesters: “You’re freaks and animals! Stop raping people! Stop raping people! You freaks! You filthy freaks! You filthy, filthy, filthy raping, murdering freaks!” He went on for a minute-and-a-half like that. Speak not ill of the dead? Sen. Ted Kennedy’s body was barely cold when Breitbart labeled him “a big ass motherf@#$er,” a “duplicitous bastard” a “prick” and “a special pile of human excrement.”
The new right loved it!
The post goes on similarly.
You listen here Mr. Fumento: you know that much of what our allies say in public is nonsense. I know that much of what our allies say in public is nonsense.
But let me ask you this: DO YOU WANT OUR TAX BREAKS OR NOT????
If the answer is “yes”, then guess what: we aren’t going to get more of them, or even keep the ones we have, if we don’t get riff-raff like this to vote with us:
The people in the first photo and the person that owns the van are probably barely literate, and you want to win them over with data and logic? ARE YOU KIDDING ME???? Their eyes would merely glaze over…..just tell them that “Obama is an atheist-Kenyan-Muslim who supports gay marriage because that what atheist-Kenyan-Muslims do” and leave it at that. It isn’t as if this rabble will notice anything like a contradiction.
Tell them that Jesus cries every time the rich are denied a tax cut!
Tell them that Michelle Obama wants to take away their right to eat themselves to 350 pounds at the Golden Corral or at the local Chinese
Just ask yourself a question: how did Jon Huntsman do anyway? Where is David Frum???
There you go.
Win or go home, baby!!!!