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  •  Once upon a time... (11+ / 0-)

    ... the lunatic fringe was left on the fringe. Raving about the UN and their black helicopters taking over the country used to be an extreme fringe. I remember in the early 90's, CNN had a story about the Michigan Militia protesting UN Day. I remember thinking this was an odd story, why did the Michigan Militia merit national news coverage.

    The media CHOSE to cover this story. They ignored liberal protests, but made the choice that the Michigan Militia's views were worthy of air time.

    The Republican Party chose to embrace the fringe. And once they embraced the fringe, it gave an air of credibility to fringe views. The craziness wasn't coming from some guy handing out badly mimeographed copies, it was coming from the news, it was coming from the radio, it was coming from elected officials.

    If they choose to do so, the GOP can starve the beast that they nourished. Let's see if they will.

    The wolfpack eats venison. The lone wolf eats mice.

    by A Citizen on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 05:35:19 PM PST

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