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MEDIA: ‘Progressive’ rhetoric demonizes conservatives

Letter by Robert Bennett, Steilacoom on June 13, 2012 at 11:14 am | 74 Comments »
June 13, 2012 12:38 pm

I have recently tuned in to a local “progressive talk” radio station to hear what the left is chattering about. I am not surprised to hear the extreme rhetoric of name-calling, demeaning slander and insults directed to anyone who does not believe as they do, especially to conservatives and Republicans.

One particular syndicated host regularly refers to the “right” as “Republicons,” “conservadamns,” traitors, idiots, morons and even communists. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is referred to as “Governor Etch-a-Sketch,” and Gov. Mitch Daniels of Indiana has been called a “stupid idiot.” Another host has accepted the “if not by ballots then by bullets” concept to promote the liberal agenda.

For the time I’ve listened to this station, I have yet to hear anything positive about what the left has to offer. All I hear is hate, fear and demonizing the opposition.

All of the angry rhetoric from the left may be accepted by their faithful, but it does not sit well with a large portion of the public. It’s getting old, and enough is enough.

I can understand about promoting one’s political views in a public forum, but spewing negativity and insults to support your position is counterproductive. If that’s their game plan, then they might be shooting themselves in their own foot.

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