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May. 17 2010 - 12:25 pm | 499 views | 0 recommendations | 1 comment

GOP: The Party of Tea Parties and Alex Jones

One of the best indicators of the extremism that now dominates the Republican Party is the very likely nomination of Ron Paul’s son, Rand Paul, for the US Senate in Kentucky. Like his father Ron, Rand Paul is about as far to the right as it’s possible for a human being to be.

And also like his father, Rand appears frequently on the web/radio show of one of the most insane conspiracy-mongering freaks in the country — Alex Jones.

Rand Paul is also the odds-on favorite of the neo-Nazi and white supremacist contingent of the right wing — another distinction he shares with his father.

It would be comical to see the GOP turning themselves into the party of extremists, nativists, and conspiracy nuts, except that for our republic to function well we need two healthy parties. What we have now is one semi-functioning party, and one party that has apparently lost its mind.


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    Wow, how strange. This is a strange little article. I hope you are secretly a Grayson operative and not a liberal journalist.

    LOL, no conspiracies going out out there. I guess there isn’t now that your guy is in charge.

    The term conspiracy theory was first used by Hoover when grilled by Congress about the mafia. He dismissed it with that ominous term. Later it would be revealed he was blackmailed because of his sexuality.

    You can bash the republicans all day, but stop with the intellectual gymnastics. I could list 20 things that are accepted as fact, that were once considered conspiracy theories.

    Before it was proven, Watergate was a conspiracy theory. Before Mcnamara spilled the beans, it was a conspiracy theory that were were not fired upon during the Gulf of Tolkin incident.

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