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Who Are You Calling 'Extreme'?

HermanBB Wrote: Jun 14, 2012 12:45 PM
"Extremism, racist, anti-Semitic etc. are words used to silence, not debate your opponents. A very graceless way of saying you don't have a rebuttal.

Don't you find it odd that the word extremism seems to apply only to conservative Republicans? Terminology often drives political discourse and those who control the terms often determine the outcome.

Establishment Republicans have too often been uncomfortable in their own skin. When they win elections, they sometimes seem unsure of what to do next. Democrats never seem to have this problem. They operate according to their core convictions and are never considered extreme. Instead, they are moderate, even normal. When Republicans stick to their convictions, they are branded with a scarlet "E."

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush raised the extremist...