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  •  so, the opposite of the looney right (0+ / 0-)
    tiny and marginalized

    Howard Fineman needs to have a chat with Chris Cilizza about Grecian Formula and its effects on punditry

    by memofromturner on Sun Mar 24, 2013 at 08:25:27 AM PDT

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    •  well the looney right has its marginalized (1+ / 0-)
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      semiot

      tiny authoritarian groups too that even the Bircher kooks don't like to openly acknowledge, like the Nazis and the Identity Christians.

      But I was not comparing the marginalization of the looney right and the looney left---I was comparing their hyper-authoritarian cultlike ideological reliance on a centralized structure usually dominated by one person.

      That's why it was so easy for the Trotskyite neocons to become rightwing neocons, without much shift in worldview.

      •  Interchangeable pieces (2+ / 0-)
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        Neither the Nazis nor the Stalinist rejected each others converts outright. On the circle of political leanings the left and right merge. 180 around the moderates also merge.  

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