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Qtec
02-12-2010, 05:23 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><span style='font-size: 14pt'>A conservative in Nashville: Tea Party movement now dominated by conspiracists 'dangerously detached from reality'</span>


Never mind Sarah Palin and the tricornered hats. <u>The tea-party movement is dominated by conspiracist kooks.</u>
I consider myself a conservative and arrived at this conference as a paid-up, rank-and-file attendee, not one of the bemused New York Times types with a media pass. But I also happen to be writing a book for HarperCollins that focuses on 9/11 conspiracy theories, so I have a pretty good idea where the various screws and nuts can be found in the great toolbox of American political life.

Within a few hours in Nashville, I could tell that what I was hearing wasn't just random rhetorical mortar fire being launched at Obama and his political allies: the salvos followed the established script of New World Order conspiracy theories, which have suffused the dubious right-wing fringes of American politics since the days of the John Birch Society. </div></div>


<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> Perhaps the most distressing part of all is that few media observers bothered to catalog these bizarre, conspiracist outbursts, and instead fixated on Sarah Palin's Saturday night keynote address. <span style='font-size: 20pt'>It is as if, in the current overheated political atmosphere, we all simply have come to expect that radicalized conservatives will behave like unhinged paranoiacs when they collect in the same room.

That doesn't say much for the state of the right in America.</span> The tea partiers' tricornered hat is supposed to be a symbol of patriotism and constitutional first principles. <span style='font-size: 20pt'><u>But when you take a closer look, all you find is a helmet made of tin foil.</u></span></div></div>

link (http://www.newsweek.com/id/233331)

link (http://crooksandliars.com/david-neiwert/conservative-nashville-tea-party-mov)


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Gayle in MD
02-26-2010, 12:47 PM
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Totally nuts!