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  •  Bircher Republicans always acted this way. (1+ / 0-)
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    slothlax

    Goldwater was opposed to them even in the 1970s. He knew they were nuts.

    "Have you left no sense of decency, sir, at long last?" Army Attorney to Sen. McCarthy, 1954. "We have done nothing to be ashamed of. We have nothing to apologize for." NRA 12/14/2012.

    by bontemps2012 on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 04:58:51 PM PST

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    •  I think the distinction you are making (2+ / 0-)
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      bontemps2012, ichibon

      between the Conservative Right, and the Far Far Right (the Birchers as you group them) is an informative one. They are in many ways distinct from either the old school centrist Republicans OR even the old school movement conserative Republicans that Goldwater once led. And then there are simply unprincipled pragmatist self serving largely financial interests and the politicos they employ to win by whatever means necessary. There used to be more business oriented Republicans with more integrity than this bunch that now plots Republican strategy willfully dismissive of basic democracy..I do know that type were players in the earlier Republican Party also. They stopped at NOTHING trying to undermine FDR.

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