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

Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))1/27/2010 10:27:33 am PST

re: #23 Charles

When leading GOP politicians aren’t concerned about political damage from associating with extreme groups and ideas like this, it’s more evidence that the fringe really has become the base.

Politicians know that these right-wingers have a solid 20-30% of the vote locked up, and they cannot afford to ignore it: their trick will be to pander to it while still maintaining some sort of distance from it in order not to scare off the middle-of-the-road voters.