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Transformation Complete, Charles Johnson Denounces Ronald Reagan (LittleGreenFootballs)
The Other McCain ^ | December 8, 2013 | Robert Stacy McCain

Posted on 12/09/2013 2:30:14 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

So stunningly rapid was his descent into obscurity that every post about the Lizard King’s latest self-humiliation must be prefaced with a reminder that he actually used to be somebody — cited by Rush Limbaugh! a co-founder of PJ Media! — until that day in October 2007 when he decided that Pamela Geller’s attendance at an anti-jihad conference in Brussels was some kind of hate crime or something.

Blame the Jews? CJ’s unraveling happened slowly and quietly at first. Most people weren’t entirely sure whether this blog war was legitimate, so they ignored it as long as they could. Yet the attacks on creationists and “climate denialists” steadily escalated:

He believes his disagreements with some conservatives should have become obvious in the spring of 2008 when he slammed Ben Stein for his anti-evolution movie, “Expelled.” In numerous posts since, Johnson has derided what he sees as the right’s anti-science bent. “When they teach their children that,” Johnson said, “they are raising a generation of kids who aren’t going to be ready to deal with the world in which science is increasingly important.”(continued)

(Excerpt) Read more at theothermccain.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: blogs; lgf; littlegreenfootballs; mandela; nelsonmandela; reagan; southafrica

1 posted on 12/09/2013 2:30:15 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He joined the dark side a long time ago.


2 posted on 12/09/2013 2:36:23 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

People still pay attention to him? Okie dokie.


3 posted on 12/09/2013 2:39:07 PM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: DJ MacWoW
He joined the dark side a long time ago.

Yeah, but it's still useful to bring up as a cautionary tale.

One can have disagreements, but in distancing yourself from others due to a disagreement, one shouldn't walk off the face of the earth. (See that - I'm an anti-science flat-earther!)

Also, the name he gave to his own website was an early clue that not all was well in Johnsonville.

4 posted on 12/09/2013 2:43:39 PM PST by Yossarian
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Was on the Counter-Jihad circuit for a long time. This despicable little nobody fell over one day and woke up with a different personality, began attacking Islam’s critics. Good riddance to the pretentious little nancy boy. May he be stoned by CAIR workers.


5 posted on 12/09/2013 2:44:56 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Reagan did not support Apartheid.


6 posted on 12/09/2013 2:47:34 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ending Apartheid in South Africa

President Reagan’s address before members of the World Affairs Council and Foreign Policy Association in the East Room of the White House on July 22, 1986.(1)

For more than a year now, the world’s attention has been focused upon South Africa—the deepening political crisis there, the widening cycle of violence. And, today, I’d like to outline American policy toward that troubled republic and toward the region of which it is a part—a region of vital importance to the West.

The root cause of South Africa’s disorder is apartheid—that rigid system of racial segregation, wherein black people have been treated as third-class citizens in a nation they helped to build.

America’s view of apartheid has been, and remains, clear. Apartheid is morally wrong and politically unacceptable. The United States cannot maintain cordial relations with a government whose power rests upon the denial of rights to a majority of its people based on race. If South Africa wishes to belong to the family of Western nations, an end to apartheid is a precondition. Americans, I believe, are united in this conviction. Second, apartheid must be dismantled. Time is running out for the moderates of all races in South Africa.

But if we Americans are agreed upon the goal, a free and multiracial South Africa associated with free nations and the West, there is deep disagreement about how to reach it.


7 posted on 12/09/2013 2:50:01 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: Viennacon

And to think I used to hang out there! But it was sane back then. I even got the link to Free Republic there. Joined up here and didn’t go back.


8 posted on 12/09/2013 2:50:21 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Hey mathematical illiterate: Mandela became a Communist sometime around 1960. Why would he care what an actor thought about apartheid?

And, by the way, Reagan didn't support it, anyway.

9 posted on 12/09/2013 3:00:56 PM PST by FredZarguna (The sequel, thoroughly pointless, derivative, and boring was like all James Cameron "films.")
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

I found FR under similar circumstances. I quit LGF for good a little over a year later.


10 posted on 12/09/2013 3:01:16 PM PST by darkangel82
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think it is more that his mask of sanity slipped and then fell all the way off.


11 posted on 12/09/2013 3:08:17 PM PST by ebersole
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Buy my pants! Upding+5!! I don’t delete anything! (Thread deleted. Reason:hateful questions)” - typical Charles Johnson.
He has an active handle here which he used to boost and promote himself.
“Basic_common_sense” if memory serves.
http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/by:basiccommonsense/index?tab=comments;brevity=full;options=no-change


12 posted on 12/09/2013 3:09:55 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m proud to say I was banned from LGF for being too conservative.


13 posted on 12/09/2013 3:17:53 PM PST by SauronOfMordor (this space for rent)
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To: ebersole

It is sad to watch some one lose their mind! Poor Charles!


14 posted on 12/09/2013 3:55:52 PM PST by acapesket
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I remember when LGF was THE top dog blog.

Somebody obviously paid Johnson off (Probably Saudi Arabia)

15 posted on 12/09/2013 4:25:28 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2016)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Chuckie Johnson is a maroon.


16 posted on 12/09/2013 4:37:36 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: VeniVidiVici
I used to check LGF every day. Loved the Palestinian Car Swarms. Then he went bonkers. Quite the sad trajectory.
17 posted on 12/09/2013 5:01:46 PM PST by Kanzan
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

“Somebody obviously paid Johnson off (Probably Saudi Arabia)”

I had that exact same suspicion about him some seven years ago.


18 posted on 12/09/2013 5:09:34 PM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: ought-six

He doesn’t seem to care he’s become a laughing stock

Stop going to that site a long time ago..Now people can see why

poor dear


19 posted on 12/09/2013 6:09:05 PM PST by alaskamomma
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To: SauronOfMordor

Maybe he should change the name of his site so that the acronym is no longer LGF but LGBT?


20 posted on 12/09/2013 6:59:58 PM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

LGF was one of the first political blogs that I ever read. It was quite good at one time. Then Charles began slowly taking on the color of the enemy, and never turned back. Didn’t take long for me to delete his bookmark.


21 posted on 12/09/2013 8:26:32 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier
He was a leftie who had the crap scared out of him by 9/11. Turned into a security hawk until the shock slowly wore off over the course of a number of years. He began reverting to form in earnest about the time W started going off the rails with the conservative base in early 2005, was bashing FR by 2006 with the sentiment being returned in kind, still some defenders here at that time. Quite a few FReepers also posted to LGF and one by one were banned. Dictatorial little *hit, imho, he brooked no debate of his increasingly weird positions. I'm surprised LGF is still around, myself. He killed it that thoroughly by 2008.
22 posted on 12/09/2013 8:39:34 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Never heard of him...that’s how important he is.


23 posted on 12/09/2013 8:43:11 PM PST by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: SauronOfMordor
I’m proud to say I was banned from LGF for being too conservative.

Happened to me too. And a lot of others. I was left wondering if he had developed a brain tumor.

Haven't heard his name in a long time. I hope he recovers from whatever happened.

24 posted on 12/09/2013 9:44:42 PM PST by CurlyDave
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’s quite mad, you know.


25 posted on 12/10/2013 6:24:42 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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