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OT - GOP is being carried to the extreme
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Submitted by briansd1 on September 14, 2009 - 3:35pm
Some of the recent Internet activity seem to reflect the growing radicalization of the GOP.
I'm actually glad to see that happen. Perhaps people will wake up and realize that crazy marginal elements are taking over the GOP. The grass roots of the GOP are Palin worshipers if that isn't indication enough.
I hate all the bailouts but I don't think that a Republican administration would have done anything different.
Reporting from Washington - Amid a rebirth of conservative activism that could help Republicans win elections next year, some party insiders now fear that extreme rhetoric and conspiracy theories coming from the angry reaches of the conservative base are undermining the GOP's broader credibility and casting it as the party of the paranoid.
Such insiders point to theories running rampant on the Internet, such as the idea that Barack Obama was born in Kenya and is thus ineligible to be president, or that he is a communist, or that his allies want to set up Nazi-like detention camps for political opponents. Those theories, the insiders say, have stoked the GOP base and have created a "purist" climate in which a figure such as Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) is lionized for his "You lie!" outburst last week when Obama addressed Congress.
They are "wild accusations and the paranoid delusions coming from the fever swamps," said David Frum, a conservative author and speechwriter for President George W. Bush who is among the more vocal critics of the party base and of the conservative talk show hosts helping to fan the unrest.
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