Skip to comments.The liberal minority is the real fringe element in American politics
Posted on 06/22/2012 11:14:38 AM PDT by marktwain
Ask any political guru worth his salt, and the savant will explain carefully the facts of the ideological landscape. On one end of the spectrum you have the Left. On the other end is the Right. In the middle are the centrists. There is a passion to label all candidates and voters and place them somewhere along this line.
In practice the mainstream media, the hired political tacticians and other operatives in the ruling class have a sort of shorthand rhetoric. The Left is presented as the normalnothing to see here, folksand the centrists are people who have unaccountably strayed from the normal and will ultimately come home again if we can just get the messaging fine-tuned.
The ruling class sees itself as the normative leaders of the nation. They have a vision to impose upon America, but they have a difficulty in that their vision is not accepted by most Americans.
The voters on the Right are exasperating people. They never are referred to just as the Right. They are inevitably called the Far Right, the Extreme Right, the Radical Right, or simply fascists or racists. The ruling class believes that these people constitute a dangerous fringe that is beyond the pale of decency and a threat to democracy.
So much for the self-appointed mainstream view.
Every year the Gallup Poll conducts a survey of U.S. voters asking them where they place themselves along the political spectrum. For the last decade or so the results have been the same, give or take a few points. In the most recent poll, 41 percent of the sample told the pollsters that they consider themselves conservative. That number has increased slightly, perhaps emboldened by the destructive excess of the Obama revolution. In addition, 36 percent called themselves moderate. Only 21 percent claimed
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The issue is the shifting political spectrum. What was once a moderate position is now labeled radical right fascists. Most radical rights are actually quite moderate. We simply want the control freaks to mind their own damn business.
The Left (Politicos, and their sycophants in the media) has been working many years to redefine perspectives to their advantage
Todays Conservative is identified by what the Left has redefined a Conservative to be. We, most of us at FR aren’t what we think Conservatives are anymore. Just read the paper any given day, or hear a radio report identifying certain persons as Conservatives when you, and I know very well they are Leftist as “H”.
The Left has successfully relabeled much of the political arena to discredit anything that isn’t them. We as true Conservatives are in today’s Leftist perspective Radical Right Wing Extremists, and the Mitt Romney types are Conservatives.
It’s the connotation that counts in this psycho warfare of the Left’s. We should really, perhaps some day join the fight, and kick their butts.
If you want to see the lunatic left fringe masquerading as “mainstream”, watch CBSABCNBC. If you want to see the lunatic left as it really is, watch MSNBC.