Why I Left the Right, John Birch Society at CPAC Edition

BunnyThief1/27/2010 2:10:59 pm PST

re: #264 Slumbering Behemoth

Or, you could simply take the organizers at their word when they say that they didn’t seek out the Birchers, but the Birchers came to them, and they said “whatever.”

Considering their attempt at shaking down FedEx for a couple million, I have no problem thinking that it’s all about the green, and not about endorsing their ideology.

Tolerance. Not accepting their ideology, but saying “we are not afraid of your ideology and we think that it’ll be properly handled in the free market of ideas. In other words, you’ll be paying good money to be laughed at, and we’re glad to take your money.”

You do far more for the Birchers by assigning them this tremendous power and influence and scariness than I do by laughing at them. Is that your intent?