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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-13 04:04 AM
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1. Patrick Henry and John Adams were extremists. So were FDR and LBJ.
Edited on Sat Jan-26-13 04:17 AM by No Elephants
So were early abolitionists.

I have no problem with RW extremists, as long as we have left wing extremists to balance them out and refute them.

It's when Democrat crowd center right that we have problems with the right. In fact, it's when we force the right out of center right and therefore further to the right.

That is my assessment of what has happened since LBJ.

When LBJ ran, Barry Goldwater was considered extreme right.

I cannot even count how many posts by center right DEMOCRATS I have seen saying ole Barry was a pretty good guy who was given a bad rap. And center right Democrats practically hand a halo about the head of racist "just ignore Joe McCarthy while he destroys careers, marriages and lives" Eisenhower.

I fear the No Labels effort to homogenize us all (to the right) a lot more than I fear a RW extremist.

Becoming somewhat saneer Republicans with (D)s after our names is not the same as defeating Republicans. It's making absolutely sure that either moderate Republicans or less moderate Republicans are always in control of 100% of local, state and federal government.

That was never the reason I registered Democrat.
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