Originally Posted by Obushma
So what exactly is an "extreme right" republican? Someone who signs that pledge, is that what makes an "extreme right" Republican, thats your definition?
First off, there is an extreme right.....and an extreme left. But it does involve a bit of opinion. There is no line.
But we can start with that "pledge". Why should any candidate be held to some pledge? There is no "pledge" being forced on any democrat candidate.
Extreme right IMO would be:
Anybody who believes a woman should be prosecuted for an abortion. Nobody can "prove" God does exist and if or when a soul goes into an embryo. It's faith based. If there was evidence of a soul in an embryo then I could see the point. But there isn't so that's that.
Anybody who thinks the regulations on Wallstreet after the crash were too strict. It's been proven over and over and over again. When there are lose rules on Wallstreet, their greed takes over and they do things to favor the few rich while hurting most middle class and poor. I'm not in favor of over regulation but cmon, some of these people talk like there should be no rules at all, that the "market" will solve all problems on it's own, which is total BS.
Anybody who straight up will not sign a jobs bill to help millions of Americans (during the worst financial era in the past 60 years) get a job, all to prevent somebody from becoming president.
Anybody who want's to go to war on a credit card, while not taxing the rich at the same rate as every other american, or wanting more tax loop holes for corporations. Let's face the facts here. Bush went to war on a lie of WMD's, to secure contracts for his wealthy friends.
That said, I think Romney was not extreme right. I think, obviously he's forced to take that pledge to even be considered to be the candidate. I think he was forced right on many positions to appease the base. I think he was more central on many issues such as health care, tax loop holes. Even medicare. But his running mate and his base wanted vouches so he went with that. I think had Romney run as an independent you would have saw a much different guy. There was a reason why so many people said he flipped flopped on so many different things. Because that's not who he was. He was forced to the far right on those things. Still think Obama was the better choice anyway but there you go.
If you want a name, you can start with Rush. He's about as hard core extreme right as they come.