Leading Conservative Blog Parts with the Extreme Right Wing

My favorite definition of a conservative is “a liberal who hasn’t figured out how to think for themselves.”  And while I’m not fan of the blog Little Green Footballs, but the blog’s main writer, Charles Johnson, has had a change of heart. Mind you, he’s not liberal, but is willing to engage in debates on policy.  As a nation, we need to move beyond the politics of personal destruction and hate to a battle of ideas. 

From the post:

Why I Parted Ways With The Right

Opinion | Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 6:49:45 pm PST

1. Support for fascists, both in America (see: Pat Buchanan, Robert Stacy McCain, etc.) and in Europe (see: Vlaams Belang, BNP, SIOE, Pat Buchanan, etc.)

2. Support for bigotry, hatred, and white supremacism (see: Pat Buchanan, Ann Coulter, Robert Stacy McCain, Lew Rockwell, etc.)

3. Support for throwing women back into the Dark Ages, and general religious fanaticism (see: Operation Rescue, anti-abortion groups, James Dobson, Pat Robertson, Tony Perkins, the entire religious right, etc.)

4. Support for anti-science bad craziness (see: creationism, climate change denialism, Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, James Inhofe, etc.)

5. Support for homophobic bigotry (see: Sarah Palin, Dobson, the entire religious right, etc.)

6. Support for anti-government lunacy (see: tea parties, militias, Fox News, Glenn Beck, etc.)

7. Support for conspiracy theories and hate speech (see: Alex Jones, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Birthers, creationists, climate deniers, etc.)

8. A right-wing blogosphere that is almost universally dominated by raging hate speech (see: Hot Air, Free Republic, Ace of Spades, etc.)

9. Anti-Islamic bigotry that goes far beyond simply criticizing radical Islam, into support for fascism, violence, and genocide (see: Pamela Geller, Robert Spencer, etc.)

10. Hatred for President Obama that goes far beyond simply criticizing his policies, into racism, hate speech, and bizarre conspiracy theories (see: witch doctor pictures, tea parties, Birthers, Michelle Malkin, Fox News, World Net Daily, Newsmax, and every other right wing source)

And much, much more. The American right wing has gone off the rails, into the bushes, and off the cliff.

I won’t be going over the cliff with them.

Are you one of the MANY commenters at Little Green Footballs who were BANNED because:

  • You voted up or down on a post or comment
  • You disagreed with Charles Johnson about something
  • You used a term that Charles Johnson doesn’t like, e.g. “feminazis”
  • You are a religious person
  • You believe in Intelligent Design
  • You want to see Barack Obama’s birth certificate
  • You are friends with Pam Geller, Robert Spencer or Robert S. McCain
  • You left a comment on a blog that Charley doesn’t like
  • You have doubts about the theory of evolution
  • You asked Charles an embarrassing question, e.g. “why do you ban so many people for frivolous reasons?”

Lately Charles Johnson has moved left and has begun a vicious smear campaign against conservative bloggers and pundits.  However, the blogosphere can do something about Charley’s hateful and unethical behavior, and that is to BAN HIM BACK.  Don’t read or link to “Little Green Footballs.”

Why I Parted Ways With The Right

Opinion | Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 6:49:45 pm PST

1. Support for fascists, both in America (see: Pat Buchanan, Robert Stacy McCain, etc.) and in Europe (see: Vlaams Belang, BNP, SIOE, Pat Buchanan, etc.)

2. Support for bigotry, hatred, and white supremacism (see: Pat Buchanan, Ann Coulter, Robert Stacy McCain, Lew Rockwell, etc.)

3. Support for throwing women back into the Dark Ages, and general religious fanaticism (see: Operation Rescue, anti-abortion groups, James Dobson, Pat Robertson, Tony Perkins, the entire religious right, etc.)

4. Support for anti-science bad craziness (see: creationism, climate change denialism, Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, James Inhofe, etc.)

5. Support for homophobic bigotry (see: Sarah Palin, Dobson, the entire religious right, etc.)

6. Support for anti-government lunacy (see: tea parties, militias, Fox News, Glenn Beck, etc.)

7. Support for conspiracy theories and hate speech (see: Alex Jones, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Birthers, creationists, climate deniers, etc.)

8. A right-wing blogosphere that is almost universally dominated by raging hate speech (see: Hot Air, Free Republic, Ace of Spades, etc.)

9. Anti-Islamic bigotry that goes far beyond simply criticizing radical Islam, into support for fascism, violence, and genocide (see: Pamela Geller, Robert Spencer, etc.)

10. Hatred for President Obama that goes far beyond simply criticizing his policies, into racism, hate speech, and bizarre conspiracy theories (see: witch doctor pictures, tea parties, Birthers, Michelle Malkin, Fox News, World Net Daily, Newsmax, and every other right wing source)

And much, much more. The American right wing has gone off the rails, into the bushes, and off the cliff.

I won’t be going over the cliff with them.

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The vast right wing conspiracy has gone nuts over this. And there are more examples to point out.  I’ve bolded some of the funnier ones.

Are you one of the MANY commenters at Little Green Footballs who were BANNED because:

  • You voted up or down on a post or comment
  • You disagreed with Charles Johnson about something
  • You used a term that Charles Johnson doesn’t like, e.g. “feminazis”
  • You are a religious person
  • You believe in Intelligent Design
  • You want to see Barack Obama’s birth certificate
  • You are friends with Pam Geller, Robert Spencer or Robert S. McCain
  • You left a comment on a blog that Charley doesn’t like
  • You have doubts about the theory of evolution
  • You asked Charles an embarrassing question, e.g. “why do you ban so many people for frivolous reasons?”

Lately Charles Johnson has moved left and has begun a vicious smear campaign against conservative bloggers and pundits.  However, the blogosphere can do something about Charley’s hateful and unethical behavior, and that is to BAN HIM BACK.  Don’t read or link to “Little Green Footballs.”

  4 comments for “Leading Conservative Blog Parts with the Extreme Right Wing

  1. junior
    December 2, 2009 at 11:23 am

    Dan – Here is my favorite definition of liberal & conservative.

    “If you are young and are not liberal, then you have no heart; but if you are old and are not conservative, then you have no brain.”

  2. December 2, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    Junior — I have heard that one too. The other favorite is a conservative is someone who has two perfectly good legs but refuses to move forward

  3. junior
    December 2, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    Dan,
    Silly to debate in metaphor – but what the heck.

    It is wise to keep your footing when the other person is walking into disaster.

  4. friend of the blog
    December 3, 2009 at 7:41 am

    “A conservative is a person who thinks nothing should ever happen for the first time.”

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