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    has long been on the forefront of fighting any measures to create accountability for police, even review boards (toothless or not), and doing so by consistently smearing early activists against police brutality and police racism as instigators who were creating every problem they revealed. And by the way, police review boards are a communist plot. Cleon Skousen said so!

    We were successful in stopping Police Civilian Review Boards in the 1960s and 70s and in getting the federal government’s Law Enforcement Assistance Administration abolished in 1982.
    Actually, you probably already guessed. The trouble with the teabaggers in particular, as well as the birchers before them, isn't just how wrong they are but on how ridiculously many issues. It used to be that I knew conservatives who were very wrong about some things but could at least understand their position on other issues, or even get some agreement on something (maybe Internet neutrality, or support for small farmers). Now the teabaggers have resurrected the bircher line and gone all out to ensure they're wrong on everything, and to convince more people to be equally wrong with them.

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