By Clay Waters ~
A long, overheated New York Times Sunday editorial, “The Republican Party and the Scourge of Extremist Violence,” was part of the paper’s hysterical editorial series The Danger Within, condescendingly “urging readers to understand the danger of extremist violence.” (Translated from Times-speak: “Keep voting Democrat!”
The paper extrapolated wildly from an appearance by the Proud Boys founder at a Republican club in Manhattan in 2018, after which there was a violent confrontation with left-wing protesters and some arrests.
From there the Times launched into one of its tiresome “Democracy Is At Stake” lectures and urged Republicans to purge their party, while sounding like a more-paranoid Paul Krugman column.
It has happened before. The Republican Party successfully drove the paranoid extremists of the John Birch Society out of public life in the 1960s. Party leaders could do so again for the current crop of conspiracy peddlers. Voters…
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