Civil War on the American Right

From Politico: “Conservatives target their own fringe

Erickson has advised new tea party organizers on how to avoid affiliations with extremists, and this month banned birthers – conservatives who believe that Obama was not born in the United States and is, therefore, ineligible to be President – from his blog (he has long blacklisted truthers, those who believe that the U.S. government was complicit in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks – a conspiracy theory with devotees across the political spectrum).

“At some point, you have to use the word ‘crazy,’” said Erickson.

Hat Tip: Bruce Bartlett

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4 Responses to “Civil War on the American Right”

  1. No, the Cato Institute does not. I do something like that (i.e., criticizing non-libertarian collectivists who seek to masquerade as libertarians), on my personal website, but no Cato Institute publications do anything of the sort. Cato offers, in a positive manner, a principled, reasoned, and intelligent libertarianism to the public.

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