Are Republicans extreme?
Gutfeld: Only if you're in the mainstream media
- Duration 6:34
- Date Dec 21, 2012
Gutfeld: Only if you're in the mainstream media
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So according to a new CNN poll -- majority of Americans say the GOP's beliefs are not mainstream.
The polling director whoever he is says this may be due to a tarnished Republican brand perhaps but the Republican Party is indeed extreme.
If you accept the media's portrayal of -- If you try to explain how taxing the top 2% doesn't help the deficit your extreme if you think government should give money to failed green energy projects your extreme if you think school decisions are better made at the local level -- in DC your extreme if you think it's weird that the government -- -- a person for making the poorly done video.
If you want actual debate about the real impact of manmade global warming extreme -- -- bloated government is unsustainable way extreme.
If you own a gun for protection your extreme.
If you want a liberal.
Your extreme if you go to any specific principle grounded in what your grandparents called common sense you are extreme and by extreme the media really means mean.
Yep it's an old stereotype the -- mad at that daddy you didn't hug them.
And so they conduct a survey to see you there wounds so yes I -- extreme to me that's a compliment for it means I stick to my principles so if you're like me embrace your inner extremist.
In another age it was called -- Line.
Rob bug like that highlight Allen in Atlanta that again they don't realize this it was not a continues I think you're doing extra days -- about IT green I should you know what they should I would be rich.
Well probably not.
-- some people consider -- with an extremist but in ways extremely Austin exactly.
It's a GOP too extreme are not extreme enough I don't think there -- that does make them think they shouldn't expect to their principles and not.
Seeds on this fiscal -- that what did -- what did you ready when it does appear to be any negotiation going on here at the stalemate you've got leadership back you know.
Perhaps even -- two incoming on that John Boehner so right now.
At the end of the air what do we accomplish -- what you would know a lot about stalemate.
Bob is our viewers are dying to hear your opinion on this.
Very sad is that personally -- -- -- -- -- liberals I feel this way the fact is a majority of the American people but also the majority of the vote for the president has state.
Think the Republican Party is extreme and it is.
It is gone back to the days of very go water now it's well to the right is being -- that's what.
John -- problem is as is one of his vision colleagues at the budget knuckle heads in their and the house -- -- right wingers who hold everything not.
But -- this is -- this is kind of my point -- it isn't the word extreme unfair because it confuses two themes believes that are outside the norm.
And fidelity to principle to the Tea Party was about fidelity to principle to limited government however through the prism of the media is made be viewed as outside the norm.
They hate the principal write so therefore they hate you therefore you are extreme and the naked then I'm gonna use a ban -- that narrative in the media is that the Republicans are so extreme.
Actually if you look at the Democrats and what and a lot of them that were elected and this past election.
It isn't more extreme on the left than it has been not to say there are extremists on the right as well what -- -- about my favorite Gallup poll from the summer.
30% of people so they're Republican 30% Democrat.
40% of their independent because they said both parties are too extreme for them if so I know you could talk about the Republicans being extremely tough and I -- -- -- How old media Pete was appalled that other than the general public listed as -- I just mentioned -- -- -- -- -- in this poll we're talk about right now -- that does do the media is everything you do that the delivery of -- and they think you're extreme but no way the media get their information I'm tired of people that came from I don't know that was my point air brush your chest -- been called extreme now.
Get rid of it.
I what you -- it's it's extremely.
Body like this called glad CNN -- -- too extreme but here's what's really going on in America the left is moving left and we know what Barack Obama.
Completely revamp the way we do business in America we do a lot thinks.
The left has moved further left the right is trying to figure out where the senator is now all the squishy Republicans are trying to move to the center that's what the senator the other squishy ones in the center keeps moving left so.
If you stay.
You're suddenly become.
-- -- really -- the -- they really -- by the -- and Michelle Bachmann to be elected president the and it's great I -- I am -- a Kennedy organizer with no past.
That actually Republicans they just -- how to talk about as they have won a huge bite on principle and that is about tax relief.
Because President Obama after for years -- at the bush tax that's only helped.
The wealthy all of a sudden the bush tax cuts for the things that -- saving the middle class and and then lower classes from extreme.
Tax increases so actually the Republicans have won on that issue that will serve them well in history.
They let you stand on your principal guns.
The social issues.
You're extranet and yeah on the writing any kind of writer -- on the right black hat dialects of our separate on that platforms of it happens what she was elected one of what I I think governor wants -- stadium -- But here's the how to -- left its principles are seen as -- romantic.
Right principles are seen as extreme.
Right and dangerous when they're actually right at.
But you agree with me evident but it isn't aren't -- you're trading they're dangerous and scary that's -- -- small government lower tax say that and Gary owned gun ownership Second Amendment.
Right to life and you're an extremist meanwhile that was that's -- the the Republican.
Platform for the better part of two bottles of water there are people that -- what -- -- I think that it is going to be to you -- have you lost there was election like I gave it.
Locally no doubt you're right do you think I ain't lying there are not at all of the Gary and I think I'm the -- there myself like its stride second conservative in principle but.
Maybe I -- on sounds I don't like extreme.
So -- an election you lose an election your -- his extreme well let me tell you saw about how we're also though if you're not extreme in the on the right.
You've become the fall into the -- Republican.
Group that the and I got to save our -- -- -- for this.
John -- -- it's -- John Boehner fell into the trap.
He switched to the to the middle he said you know what let's raise taxes.
On everyone above a million out even agitated 400000 which led by the rockets general counsels young party or how it's working -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- well.
Well you're gonna get replaced yeah I was I right -- -- robbers got beaten the polls.
I think -- I think a moderate Republican got beat this last -- -- yeah well his -- -- Mitt -- when that he.
You try and elect a moderate Massachusetts Republican.
A go to war and -- that senate -- -- And say that would it when it begins at what he's failed at that was -- was the kind of jumped out of but it didn't audio pack up our top -- --