Nov 20, 2009

Fear-mongering as patriotism

From Joe Conason:

The loudest voices on the right never tire of telling us that they are the truest patriots. They claim to be the deepest believers in our system, the strongest defenders of our Constitution, the most upbeat, bold and courageous Americans anywhere. But now that the government is finally prepared to put the perpetrators of the 9/11 terror attacks on trial, these same patriots are the first to spread doubt, instigate anxiety and abandon constitutional principles. When did fearmongering in time of war become an act of patriotism?

Without fear, the GOP would not exist. Their back-up is hate.

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