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Monday, October 20, 2008

Jolly: “Right Wing Hate” And All That

"The racist and xenophobic bile that has flowed from the right-wing Republican base and spokesmouths like Rush Limbaugh has been unprecedented in this campaign season, and it was easy to predict that the moment Colin Powell endorsed Barack Obama that he was no longer a war hero and brilliant diplomat but just another uppity Negro," writes Shaun Mullen for The Moderate Voice of all places.

He goes on to write: "If the hate mongering of these people was not so destructive, the knots into which they tie themselves would be amusing."

And then, the kicker: "They slavishly support an immoral war fostered by Bush and Cheney (and yes, Powell, as well) and for no reason more than their view that it is a well justified payback against godless Muslims. An American jihad, if you will."

A reader of TMV, fed up with the hatred coming from Mullen while criticizing Republicans for supposed hatred, commented: "I'm astonished that you have the nerve to post a self-refuting hate piece of this tenor on a site called 'The Moderate Voice.' Not only is it the case that the vitriol of the Left has exceeded that of the Right by about 2 orders of magnitude consistently for the last 30 years, it is the case that this very article is a stunning example of that vitriol."

Read more at PoliGazette.