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May 30, 2012, 3:07 AM
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Uber-conservative Michael Fumento unloads both barrels at the far right wing. It's a beautiful thing.


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May 30, 2012, 4:44 AM
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Nice read, Tristan... Thanx!

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...The last thing hysteria promoters want is calm, reasoned argument backed by facts...

Perhaps we could put those 'hysteria promoters' behind an electrified wire fence...


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Nothing the new right does is evidently outrageous enough to receive more than a peep of indignation from the new right.

I'm wondering just how new the "new right" he's talking about really is . . . after all, Ann Coulter and Rush Limbaugh have been around for a while, no? Also, I think there's nastiness on both sides of the political divide--maybe it's the case that the "new right" has been working harder to claim the nastiest image, though!


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Nothing the new right does is evidently outrageous enough to receive more than a peep of indignation from the new right.

I'm wondering just how new the "new right" he's talking about really is . . . after all, Ann Coulter and Rush Limbaugh have been around for a while, no? Also, I think there's nastiness on both sides of the political divide--maybe it's the case that the "new right" has been working harder to claim the nastiest image, though!

Spare us the false equivalence bullshit. Or rather I should say, put up or shut up; show me the left-wing equivalents to these gems, and I'll consider a discussion:

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Yet now I find myself linked not only with the Unabomber, but also Charles Manson and Fidel Castro. Or so says the Chicago-based think tank the Heartland Institute, for which I’ve done work. Heartland erected billboards depicting the above three declaring: “I still believe in Global Warming. Do you?” Climate scientists now, evidently, share something in common with dictators and mass murderers.

Show me a semi-prominent liberal think tank that has equated acceptance of a scientific consensus to terrorism, tyranny and mass murder. In fact, try and show me an example of any one of the above.

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Last month U.S. Rep. Allen West, a Florida Republican recently considered by some as vice-president material, insisted that there are “78 to 81” Democrats in Congress who are members of the Communist Party, again with little condemnation from the new right.

Show me a Democratic member of Congress who has accused his colleagues across the aisle of secretly being members of a Fascist party.


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I didn't necessarily say the two sides were equivalent; in fact, if you'll notice, I said the far right has been working harder to win the battles of nastiness. Still, I see attack ads come out from both political parties for pretty much any major election, so I figure it's not an isolated problem.


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