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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:42 AM
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why does the RW continue to hate the ACLU
The ACLU frequently defends the rights of wingnuts and other nazis?

They are just a reflexive, iconic whipping boy for the right, seems to me.
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Cassandra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:44 AM
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1. The ACLU defends the Constitution and...
the RW hates the Constitution (except the 2nd Amendment).
This was another edition of easy answers to easy questions.
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:01 AM
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7. their attacks on the Constitution have been relentless
can't have rights for the serfs, now, can we?
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zanne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:46 AM
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2. Creating common enemies is what the right wing does best.
Once they're convinced of something, they stubbornly refuse to reconsider. (Frankly, I think some remedial reading is in order.)
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:00 AM
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5. it's their MO
just a mob, all agreeing to hate some symbolic "other"
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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:47 AM
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3. Because The ACLU Believes EVERYONE Deserves Civil Rights
Not just the Right Wingers. And if everyone was treated equally, where would their superior Right Winger advantage go? What would distinguish them, and make other people envy or copy them, and earn them special treatment from politicians, judges, and corporations? How could they hold any sway over society?

No, better by far if the ACLU was disbanded, and then Might would make Right.
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:00 AM
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6. that's pretty much it
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ThomWV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:52 AM
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4. Because they need someone to hate and once they have found a target they stick with it
Pretty simple actually. They need objects to hate, they need to focus hatred. Once they have people fixated on a hated thing there is no reason to get them to stop.
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:02 AM
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8. then they can turn their angry mob on almost any target at any time
like say, election judges in Florida, or tinpot dictators in an oil-rich country, or damned LIEberals . . .
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:03 AM
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9. It's pretty simple. "All rethugs are idiots. Republicons are not to be trusted!"
;)

"All rethugs are idiots. Republicons are not to be trusted!" "All rethugs are idiots. Republicons are not to be trusted!" "All rethugs are idiots. Republicons are not to be trusted!" "All rethugs are idiots. Republicons are not to be trusted!" vAll rethugs are idiots. Republicons are not to be trusted!" "All rethugs are idiots. Republicons are not to be trusted!" "All rethugs are idiots. Republicons are not to be trusted!" "All rethugs are idiots. Republicons are not to be trusted!" "All rethugs are idiots. Republicons are not to be trusted!" "All rethugs are idiots. Republicons are not to be trusted!"

Just keep repeating that to yourself and your neighbors and friends and you'll all get it... eventually.

Hopefully before the primary and the November elections. ;)
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Dollface Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:11 AM
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10. They don't get it. They are not it getters. Also, they really, really want to look in our bedrooms.
That's "right". They are pervs.
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JerseygirlCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:24 AM
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11. They're opposed to civil liberties, that's why. nt
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:28 AM
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12. Because 30+ years of right winger radio told them to
just like they are supposed to hate:

conservation
unions
liberals
any regulatory agency
lawyers
aid to the poor

and any group that fosters policies that benefit the masses

All of these things cost money , and right wingers don't think their taxes should be used for anything except churches & wars.
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:42 AM
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14. yup. it's become reflexive--a mantra
their little reptile brains have to spasm on something evey couple of hours--hate "them" hate "them" hate "them" hate "them" hate "them"--okay, now I can go back to strangling puppies
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TheFarseer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:37 AM
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13. they see that as just a token gesture
They don't like how they try to take religion out of everything mostly. They also don't like suing, unless they are doing the suing.
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trusty elf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:51 AM
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16. It don't mean a thing,
if it ain't got that suing!

:D
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SoFlaJet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:48 AM
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15. down here in south Florida
some group is running these scurrilous ads scaring voters (that don't know actually) about how reps Tim Mahoney and Ron Klein and Wexler are threatening national security by not giving the Telecoms immunity and the hit back ads are sponsored by the ACLU-it's a big campaign the right is using down here-so maybe that's the reason why it's being seen as a terrorist org. by the RW
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Orsino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:00 AM
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17. The ACLU reminds them of what they want to forget.
Despite all their talk about freedom not being free, the right wing suffers from a sense of entitlement a mile wide. Every ACLU activity highlights the universality of rights that the wingers want kept exclusive.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:01 AM
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18. beats me, the aclu has no political postion that i have seen
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lifesbeautifulmagic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:13 AM
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19. the top leaders of the conservative movement (I mean those how go to
those "secret" meetings where strategy is plotted) believe that rights are granted from God only. These are the people that want a theocracy in the USA. They hate the ACLU because the ACLU believes that rights come from the constitution and are enforced by good government.

I think the rubes that spew hate are just regurgitating what they have been spoon fed for years now. If the rightwing hate radio/tv machine told them that cupcakes, kittens and puffy clouds were evil - we would have the conservative minions marching around in circles talking about how cupcakes, kittens and puffy clouds were the cause of everything wrong in the USA.
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:22 AM
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20. monarchists fear any rights or power the people might have
and for good reason
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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:29 AM
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21. the aclu keeps getting in the way of that whole 'prayer in school' thing
at least that is what one aclu-hating former co-worker once said...

the biggest irony is i know a lot of self-styled 'libertarians' who hate the aclu as well...they make my brain hurt
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