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A reader writes:

Thanks for your observation regarding Mr. Savage's comments. They are nearly prescient. Just last night, I was listening to Mr. Savage while I was working in my shop, and I had the same thought: Substitute Jew for homosexual (or liberal) in his diatribe(s) and you have the ravings of Hitler.

I used to think of myself as a conservative. I don't know where these people came from, but after listening to rabid radio for a while I have become totally turned off on "conservatism's" message. They are so hateful. I don't understand their objective, but it certainly turned me away from any support for the Republicans and as such it appears counterproductive. Now, I only listen occasionally in order to know the enemy.

From a supportive, healthy heterosexual in Montana.

There is something deeply Orwellian about the current state of the right. If you ask them what they're for, you tend to get platitudes. But ask them what they're against and their eyes and keyboards light up. (This is true on the far left, of course, as well. But the ideological rigor mortis on the right is particularly striking right now). On the Hill, you have the nemeses of Pelosi, Rangel and Frank, the same trio, repeated endlessly. Is it really an accident that they have picked a woman, a black and a gay? Naah. What is Sean Hannity's mojo? Try this for size:

"To tell deliberate lies while genuinely believing in them, to forget any fact that has become inconvenient, and then when it becomes necessary again, to draw it back from oblivion for just so long as it is needed..."

As for the vitriol thrown in my direction, I may be becoming a useful Emmanuel Goldstein figure for the "movement." Here's the latest Two Minutes Hate from JPod.

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