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12-13-2012, 01:58 PM
Join Date: Jun 2003
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Sure, there's the term 'radical right', but it's a term birthed by liberal special interest groups and a large part of the media.
The 'radical' right exists much like 4-leafed clovers exist. If one goes hunting for them, he'll probably find a handful, but he'll also come across far more 'reactionary' right and 3-leafed clovers during his search.
As far as interchanging 'extreme' with 'radical', I wouldn't do it...not with political matters at least. It's just too easy to be misunderstood if you do.
There is no 'norm' when it comes to national US politics. Centrism(if that's how you define 'norm')fled the national US political scene decades ago. Thomas, Obama, Romney, and the others are all just different facets on the fringes of the US politics.
I think you are pretty far off base by saying the centrism as you call it left the US decades ago. Obama and the people who are like him are centerist, a radical left winger is about as far from Obama as Obama is from Romney.
As a radical lefty I can tell you that I think Obama is practically a republican and his policies in a lot of ways are more conservative than Nixon's were. If Obama is a socialist as the right wing extremists say, then Nixon was what? A communist?
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