Far right extremists going way too far in tearing down Obama

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    Our political system is built on freeedom of speech, open diagreement and discussion.
    We can have disagreement and have regime change without a revolt or a political coup. That is what has been the basis of the success of our country.

    Dispite vigorous disagreement their has been a base of civility.

    The far right extremists are going beyond reason and civility. Their criticism is based on lies that are intended to play on emotion rather than reason; birthers, death boards etc. Their goal is not to produce discussion but to encourage revolt.
    Horrific claims and polls are showing up on line.
    Obama's dissenters are claiming similarities of Obama to Hitler. An articiles has been written on whether a military coup is appropriate.

    Strong and heated disagreement has been part of our system from the beginning. But I do agree there is something very different and very wrong with todays political climate.

    What is out of line in our system is not Obama and his administration. What is out of line is the far right extremists and the tactics of lies playing on emotion to undermine our system.
     
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    The left wing bullshit machine has zero room to bitch......That strategy seemed to be perfrctly legit when it was used against the eeeeevvviiillll BOOOOOOOSH.
     
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    While I would agree with what you say, you must also admit that the left used these same exact tactics against Bush and the Republicans. Before that, the Republicans did it with Clinton and the Democrats. This is just politics as usual.
     
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    Far right is no government at all. The group you are trying to chastise is on the left side of the political scale. How about that. Right next to you.

    If you are going to rant and rave, get your facts straight.
     
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    Civility goes out the window when Americans see their freedom being sucked out from under them. Besides which, criminal thugs don't get "civility".
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u19KHbTJEOk]YouTube - Keith Olbermann calls George W. Bush a Fascist[/ame]

    Mr. Pot, meet Ms. Kettle.
     
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    Palin, Bush, McCain, Rush, etc..

    You are so short sighted you can't see past the tip of your own nose.
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEr65ZX6gLw]YouTube - Liberal Media Hypocrisy Test[/ame]
     
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    I agree there was vehement criticism of Bush. Much was very hateful.

    But the focus of the criticism on Bush was that he was extremely stupid. Not that he is not even an American citizen who is like Hitler.

    There were the same claims against Bush that are being against Obama in that he was breaking the constitution by taking our rights away. The solution that was most prevantly discussed was impeachment. I am hearing revolt and coup from the extreme opponents of Obama.

    There is no doubt that Bush was one of the most criticized Presidents in our history. Many more vehemently criticized Bush than are criticizing Obama.

    But the flavor of the extreme Obama haters is different than we have seen in the past. There appears to be a call to action that could threaten our system. The vast majority of the criticism in the past has stayed within our system.

    Our system stays alive with compromise. The right wingnuts do not understand compromise.
     

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