Letter writer: Describing the ‘politics of the right’

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I would like to resurrect an old word that I rarely hear these days to describe the “politics of the right.”

There doesn’t seem to be a right (e.g., to vote) or privilege (writ, or right to appeal/sue), nor protection/safety net (EPA, USDA, Social Security, Medicaid, etc.), they aren’t at odds with and willing to destroy or remove, regardless of the fact they might be victims of their own constructs.

They are, or have become, persistent, incessant, incoherent, unabashed, snide, cynical, indiscriminate, arbitrary, capricious, malevolent, malicious, vain, etc. — yes, all those and more, but more appropriately, they have become nefarious.

The only other word I can think of is anti-American (values).

— Vasco Sena


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5 thoughts on “Letter writer: Describing the ‘politics of the right’

  1. bsummers

    I’m sure that a flurry of insults are on their way from the usual suspects, to prove you wrong.

    • NFB

      Yeah, let’s get this over with:

      LOL. DemoKKRat. ad hominem. Lulz. Blah, blah, blah.


  2. The Real World

    Some of the recent letter writers must be partaking of some pretty wacky 420. They make no distinct points, pose no open questions, identify no specific problems, offer no solid new info. Has this section just become a rant-fest with no value add expected by the editors?

    Well, keep smoking letter writers, maybe something worthwhile will eventually come to you.

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