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Obama Is the Extremist, Not Conservative Talkers

Joycey Wrote: May 15, 2012 9:20 AM
Even children learn early that you cannot depend on others to meet your needs. Take trick or treating for example. How many of us spent the rest of the evening trying to trade away candy we found repulsive. Just because something is free does not mean you will want it or need it.

Some conservatives believe that other conservatives, on talk radio and Fox News Channel, are damaging the cause of conservatism by dishonestly overstating their case against President Obama to increase their ratings and profits.

More reasonable Republican politicians, they argue, would like to cooperate with Obama on bipartisan solutions but don't have the power to resist these extremists with the megaphones and so have buckled in lock step to their demands and become the party of "no" and the purveyors of gridlock.

The problem is that the presuppositions underlying those allegations are wrong. There may be some exceptions, but the large majority...