Monday, November 3, 2014

How Extreme Is Conservatism?


Conservatism isn't seen as extreme as Fascism or Communism, but that's because people in this country don't pay attention to politics -- or to their own history.

It's not always their fault though, because journalism as we once knew it is kaput...

"So-Called 'Liberal Media' Ignores Extreme Views Of Republican Candidates."



"The other day, The Washington Post carried a front-page profile of Joni Ernst by feature reporter Monica Hesse. The piece was particularly striking—a long, warm, almost reverential portrait of a woman candidate charming Iowans by doing it 'the Iowa way'—no doubt, an accurate portrayal by a veteran journalist. Hesse did suggest, in passing, that Ernst has taken some controversial positions in the past, such as supporting 'personhood,' but emphasized that she has walked them back. Not mentioned in the piece was Ernst’s flirtation with one of the craziest conspiracy theories, or her comments on dependency—or her suggestion that she would use the gun she packs if the government ever infringed on her rights..."

It's true that sometimes the truth leaks out, but only by a drip at a time...

"Rand Paul Thinks The GOP Should Hide Its Racism Better."



"When a man who once implied that the Civil Rights Act went too far tells the Republican party that they are 'broken' because they are discouraging African-Americans from voting, the GOP should stand up and listen. Unfortunately, that man was Rand Paul, and while he is a true-red Republican in almost every way possible, Paul is considered too much of an outlier to be taken seriously by the party. The other problem is that Paul doesn’t seem to see the GOP’s racism as the problem. The problem is that they don’t hide their racism well enough.

"According to Paul, the GOP is perfectly aware that the party sucks, but that the problem is actually 'perception...'"

But racism isn't the only form of extremism.  When people don't like your brand of racism, there's voter intimidation...

"Mitch McConnell May Have Committed Two Felonies With Illegal Voter Intimidation Tactics."



"Senator Mitch McConnell appears to have committed two separate felony offenses with his voter intimidation flyers, and that’s just under Kentucky state laws. The Kentucky GOP is beginning to look like a band of lawbreakers.

"Per Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo, the McConnell flyer violates state law KRS 516.030. KRS 516.030 is Forgery in the Second Degree, which is a Class D felony for intent to deceive with falsely designed 'official' 'public' documents designed to trick voters into thinking they are government documents.

"A second felony is possible for violating a KRS 119.155; unlawfully preventing or attempting to prevent a voter from casting their ballot or intimidation or attempts to intimidate any voter so as to prevent them from casting their vote. That’s another Class D felony. There is a reason why it’s a felony crime to interfere with democracy, and any 'lawmaker' who is willing to break these laws to win an election is not someone who is suited to their job..."

Here are some more quick looks at how extreme Conservatism really is...



Conservatism extremism isn't just a description of their leadership...



And even the so-called "Libertarians" are extremists too...



Here's why the Cons HAVE to be extreme...



And when you vote for these extremists, that's the definition of "legitimate rape." And YOU are the rapee...



So whatever you do, PLEASE, PLEASE...


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"...Extemism in the pursuit of virtue is no vice," said Conservative Barry Goldwater. And it's especially justified when your basic philosophy is to make the 98 percent subservient to the 2 percent.

"Personal liberty," "right to life," "balanced budgets," and the like are phony issues, issues to lure the less astute into the Conservatives' Big Tent.

And when these start to pale, and the electorate is wising up, the only recourse for the Cons is extremism.

Maybe there oughta be law...

 

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"People like you caused us to lose that war."

Ann Coulter, Conservative, to a disabled Vietnam vet.

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