Thursday, December 03, 2009

Tempest in a teapot

Yesterday I recommended a post by conservative Charles Johnson titled Why I Parted Ways With The Right. Although I have been told by a true wingnut that Johnson was never actually a Conservative.

Rick Moran, of the other conservative blog in my links, criticized Johnson in this post Charles Johnson's World:

Charles Johnson, in his wildly exaggerated, hyperbolic, injudicious, ad hominem, unreasonable, and illogical attacks on the right, has abandoned any claim to prudent analysis and temperate understanding, and has instead, joined the ranks of those on the right and left who don’t deserve to be taken seriously by anyone with half a brain.

The whole post is worth reading and he may have a good point here or there, but I was a bit surprised by the criticism as Rick Moran has hardly been uncritical of the Right himself.

Today Moran describes his own conservative apostasy:

I will be able to track the descent of conservatism into a riot of paranoid conspiracies, rigid ideological litmus tests, unreasonable devotion to idiotic personalities, and catalog how conservatives have become a frothing, hate-filled, imprudent gaggle of screeching, populist harpies who reject reason and logic for a crass emotionalism.

Other than that, I see nothing wrong with the right today.


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