The Radical Right

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    CandySlice This is a Dark ride

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    I heard this, in essence last night and it hit me like a ton of bricks. It sums up my feelings in the best possible way and apologies to Aaron Sorkin for paraphrasing:

    The tea party isn't what it started out to be.It has been hijacked by the radical right wing extremists.

    Back in 1968 when Davis and Hayden organized the SDS it was for the express purpose of stopping the Vietnam war. But it got co-opted by the likes of Jerry Rubin and Abby Hoffman and the yippies. The yippies, as it turned out were about flipping off the establishment, not trusting anybody over 30 and getting high. And that is how the left progressives were percieved for the next 40 years. Passing out daisys and smoking pot.

    I understood the tea party in the beginning just as I understood the SDS. It was a grass roots middle class movement responding spontaineously to bad trends, a stagnent economy and sloppy government. But the radical right, in the form of the Koch brothers and other special interests moved in and polarized it into something that is now not only unrecognizable but ineffectual because they have lost their credibilty

    The radical right has hi-jacked the republican party which in turn has enslaved the republican middle. with one possible exception. NOBODY would have run Abby Hoffman or Jerry Rubin for any office and no candidate would have sought their endorsement. Can you see Kennedy in a photo op with Bernadine Dorhn?

    Hoffman and Rubin weren't democrats and neither are the Koch brothers republicans.

    That's what I have so far, I'm still building on it.:D
     
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    Keep building, so long as you admit you're building and what you're building has nothign to do with reality.
     
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    Ah, but I AM building on reality and the sooner people get that the sooner they can rescue what was once a VERY good idea. I know people don't want to hear it but I think it's at least eligible for consideration.
     
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    Reality schmeality.

    The notion that the GOP has been taken over by the "far right" is ludicrous....Wankers like Boehner, McConnell and Romney are as bona fide inside-the-beltway, soft socialist, party man squish, neocon as you can get.
     
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    How come if we don't agree with your view of things we are radical. Who are you to say we are wrong and you are right. That is BS and you know it. If this class warefare continues to grow you may have the opportuniity to stand up for what you believe.
     
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    Are you arguing against the assessment or the use of the term "radical"?

    I would argue that the Tea Party was radicalized, but did not begin that way. Though in this rare instance, I agree with Oddballs assessment of Boehner and his ilk.
     
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    When the Hertiage Foundation first suggested the Individual Mandate it was considered too far right to ever get passed. Now it's socialism. You can't see the shift to the right?

    Though I agree with you on the guys you mentioned. They are simply playing the power game.
     
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    What reality? You've provided no evidence, no specifics, no names, no links, no information.

    It's just YOU saying they're extreme.

    Which is the same as me saying the sky is bright green.
     
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    they are killing a once great party.

    put the knife down
     
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    Shuddup, tm. The grownups are talking.
     

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