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Let me introduce Michael -- -- attorney author journalist he's written for the national review the weekly standard the American spectator human events Wall Street Journal.
I sale this Michael -- -- -- you obviously have your conservative street cred right.
Yeah my but for international peace certainly human events which kind of -- the -- His grandfather.
Conservative publications and balance back and now home.
My -- 1980 fit.
But -- you've written a piece.
Which has gotten quite a bit of attention.
Back your frustration with the the right wing and told my break with the extreme right -- salon magazine salon dot com.
And what what led you to do this I mean you knew as a conservative this would certainly get some attention and maybe -- lose a few friends along the way.
You know Allan good -- -- progressed.
Over a period of time.
One of the traders who was.
-- right -- death.
And you may be incredible.
Grief that -- well both of which was actually people.
Confined to associate themselves but who lived there with bright back my good friend Andrew late Saturday night on -- what.
And and that's -- bright but they're represented.
Off what was bad.
With the new.
China and -- -- speak ill of the dead but as you pointed out he's had some horrible things.
The day Ted Kennedy died.
It didn't wake up -- but -- was called -- literally when he was tweeting.
One monstrous thing after another and that's really that's part of what I'm talking about.
That's where the guy who.
We'll put it yet -- conservative credentials want to put out by what it is great if he was setting up the Huffington could.
Road to -- an excellent but there and clearly -- -- conservative he certainly didn't use the tactics of conservative.
But but more importantly this is part of a thread that includes would you call mass hysteria.
What do you mean when you invoked the phrase -- sister and.
No I think -- -- -- it means.
When a significant portion of our population.
On any given issue not on everything but given me feel issues.
They are completely.
Out of touch with reality.
The most famous American masses there it was the Salem witch hunt.
And most famous off of all -- -- be European witch burning which were not for street century.
And the point here is that.
These can be perfectly normal highly intelligent people.
But on this given issue.
Have that this cold disconnect for example the whole book there's.
Him now Donald Trump can't be a stupid guy -- every other sentence he tells you how Smart he has.
You get -- that's group.
About 50% of likely Republican voters seriously question whether Obama was born in this country.
Laden's death literally Matt.
But not only that but just this evening the the Romney campaign released his birth certificate to Reuters.
Besides -- certificate of live birth the very kind of document that the birthers renounces we're -- not adequate to prove the -- of Barack Obama.
But Romney on the very day he meets with -- Las Vegas at a fund raiser releases his birth certificate.
-- and Obama could recently released a thousand different versions of the particularly given me he could have met the Pope.
Testify that the key witness.
You can have -- video have given him a video of Obama's birth they say would they'd say it was doctor.
Exactly right that's the way -- -- -- To Henne was a conservative you and I probably disagree in a whole range of issues in the penalty of every different visions about -- to get wee we wanna be for this country.
But and you certainly are not alone in suggesting.
That those on your side and some on my side but we're not talking about equivalency here.
You're not alone in saying the things you're saying it's it can't be good for conservatives -- No doubt in my mind really I hate to say that compared from.
Was once known I think of people like.
-- the Reagan or this guy named William what was.
Lara the left but quite -- -- something junior I think if you -- They would be horrified.
At what's going learned today.
Under the name of conservatism could not conservatism conservatism.
-- -- -- The ability.
Very important conservatism.
Of the idea of free exchange of ideas not shouting down the opposition by calling them.
And -- and monkeys.
And do shared.
None of that is part of conservative -- people I'm not gonna.
Let's not get slots if you happen to speak out and throwing out.
It is so no number conservative -- is a by product by idea you go back 350 years.
And these people they're only claim that title is pretty hateful liberal.
Well guess continent -- Arab world.
That's been happening is that.
A lot of people and political -- -- make you a conservative.
I'm proud of those who hate me it says it gives me some substance and other certain people lately.
You as you point out this is.
It's an embarrassment what are we did you get beyond -- I'm sure you would like to see different people elected to public office than I would.
But it doesn't end and -- Romney might even win.
But what does it mean if he does.
You know I hate to say it I think the -- -- -- I don't think it matters a whole lap who becomes the president.
Because they knew right -- the rabbit right has so deadlocked.
That is willing not a whole the president can.
Us Supreme Court nominees for one.
-- -- -- What Obama's that he was going to do and what he's actually been able to accomplish really very -- -- -- on Health Care Reform reforming Wall Street stimulus package which of course actually many Republicans voted with.
You know he's helped our our vision around the world -- these so the relationship been in various countries.
You know I mean he's done I think is analyzed and in spite of the fact -- isn't much to work worth.
Wouldn't think about what he's fill in terms of foreign relations that's where he didn't -- congressional approval.
That's my point entirely attempted domestic issues.
Congress is so they are blocked by the bitterness and hatred in the anger.
Well that you -- which of course that -- and the liberals.
So nobody -- that -- the government is currently deadlocked -- when I'm afraid of the lateral.
Become the next.
When you say conservatives -- -- paid dearly believe conservatism is dead.
-- I'm speaking of one.
Didn't nine and it's like that's.
They then opening I didn't hear you know literally a you know -- conservative.
No I am concerned about the point I am not a part of this what I call the new light the -- right.
I want nothing to do with those people and you know what.
Even before the other day they wanted nothing to do with me I'm not a queen where I'm not a eager.
I'm not filled with anger I believe in the democratic system.
Loved him and that Obama was -- did you know fair election by a majority of the voters.
Not a -- he's not a dictator.
And yet how often do you hear that from the new.
At least John McCain you know this now famous clip that gets played in light of the birth -- controversy.
When he said to a woman and an audience for years ago.
No -- Obama is a decent guy he's a good citizen a good day and a family man we just it's a great run he's never -- anything like that to the crazies in his craft.
And what I'm probably believe it but that's something years but again all because -- areas -- -- this.
What we know what happened during that that which happens to people who -- -- I still believe in which it gets -- the next thing you know people were toasting marshmallows and -- over there.
But you know I guess you have to get elected the way Romney is going about it I'd rather not get the job -- -- -- -- yet.
He -- he I he seems like he has no trouble sleeping at night doing what he's built.
Look how -- eventually -- politicians.
Actually as we wait this silly things like.
-- bombing is not a dictator is not and not -- here and he hasn't been taking advantage of those African.
I will like lie and hurt people ought to read which eroded salon and you know people on all sides under read it and you know it's nice when we can each go after our respective sides when the crazies on each of our sides get out of -- -- -- -- percent.
Thank you I've -- And I think that's the thing to do thank advertising that was.