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US Right-wing blogs go extra nutty – demand unquestioning fealty to the Leader, or else

I get into some heated arguments at times with our right-wing blogging acquaintances, but most of them don’t get to the level of nuttiness that their US right-wing blogging counterparts do. I think the November elections and the defeat of the Republicans in both Houses of Congress, plus the overall plunge in the President’s approval ratings – most of it caused by disapproval over Iraq – has caused that group to go into angry fascist mode. Consider what’s now going around the right-wing blogosphere, as hilighted by Glenn Greenwald:

Yesterday, Party loyalist Hugh Hewitt unveiled what he and his comrades are calling “The Pledge” — a creepy, Soviet-sounding declaration of loyalty, all based on Gen. Petraeus’ decree, that vows to repudiate any Republican who opposes the “surge,” and even refuses to donate to the NRCC unless they agree “in writing” that none of the contributions will go to any “surge” opponents.

Notice this isn’t even aimed at the Democrats; this is aimed at leading Republican members of Congress who have publicly cast doubt (Warner) or voiced outright opposition (Hagel, Snowe) to the “surge” plan. This plan also shows how unfailingly these bloggers will follow their Supreme Leader.. even if it means advocating a 180 degree contradiction in your position previously held:

Leading right-wing luminaries such as Glenn Reynolds have endorsed The Pledge. Reynolds’ case is particularly instructive because, in order to defend the Leader and Don Rumsfeld, Reynolds previously and continuously opposed sending more troops to Iraq, insisting that we had the exact right amount there…But that was when the Leader said we had enough troops. Now, the Leader and the General have spoken, and that settles that — now, not only do we need more troops, but it is unpatriotic to suggest otherwise.

Talk about sheep… US right-wing bloggers personify it. As a commentor at Glenn’s site said.. this is not only a “surge” plan, but a “purge” plan:

So it looks like the “surge” plan is rapidly growing into a “purge” plan: you either agree with it or we remove your command and even accuse you of treason. You ask for a debate, claiming that you don’t doubt the President’s motives, and we develop a Loyalty Oath against you.

Does that look like the “freedom and democracy” they claim to be trying to support in Iraq? In order to get it over there, we act like authoritarians over here to try and quell all forms of internal dissent?

2008 and the elections can’t come fast enough for America. When it does, if the Republican Party can’t disassociate itself from its extremist blogging rabble and their fascist ideas, you will see, I predict, even greater losses in Congress and the loss of the Presidency for the Republican Party. I’m also predicting that it won’t happen – that the moderates (such as what are left in the Republican Party) will lose out to the extremists. That will be good for America, because they will get crushed in the elections. The greatest danger for the Democratic Party is if Chuck Hagel somehow becomes the Republican nominee. He’s conservative, but he’s sane… and he’s anti-surge and against how the US Administration has conducted itself in Iraq.

3 comments to US Right-wing blogs go extra nutty – demand unquestioning fealty to the Leader, or else

  • “When it does, if the Republican Party canít disassociate itself from its extremist blogging rabble and their fascist ideas, you will see, I predict, even greater losses in Congress and the loss of the Presidency for the Republican Party.”

    I really don’t think that most people care about Republican (or Democratic) bloggers.

    Let’s see: Who wouldn’t be an extremist nominee? What do you think of Sam Brownback?

  • Whooee! I don’t reckon Canajuns oughta put too much hope in the Democrats. Almost every single Dem ‘cept fer Barack Obama voted fer invadin’ EyeRack. Most Dems is anti-SSM. They’re ’bout liberal as the HarpoonTossers.

    Merkan Democrats in power ain’t gonna be any better fer Canajun trade troublems, neither. They’re as bad or worse than the Repugs when it comes t’ protectin’ their pet industries like cattle and 2×4’s.

    I’d hate t’ see the Dems lose but only fer one bigass reason — if the Rethugs win, it’d be like a publick stamp of approval on every dumbass thing Dubya’s ever done. Might even be worse than Harper with a majority.

    JimBobby

  • They’re quite pathetic. However, if they want to go on a rampage by refusing to support their Republican masters, I’m all for it.

    Just pass the popcorn and watch them implode. :em71:

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