I think you'd find it hard to find a Tea Party that was predominantly anti-Muslim in some fashion. The right political force has increasingly used fear of Muslims as a political tool, especially in election years, since 9/11. The difference between now and then is the fact that it's done overtly. In the Bush years, you just slap a new terror warning or raise the threat level. It's becoming very disturbing however, that it's gotten so cruel.
Look, from what I can tell, most people here are intelligent and generally compose eloquent arguments, no matter what side you are on. The problem with "us" is that we forget that the majority of Americans in both parties are sheeple and are not as educated on issues.
That's all fine and dandy, except when your politicians play on that ignorance, which is exactly what right-winged politicians seem to be doing lately.
I have to agree with Doc partially by saying that what Angle did is the same tact that Hitler did leading up to his election. The majority of the extreme right are doing the same things. Causing large masses of people to hate the minority in order to win the election. While I will assume that 50% of these people do not have anti-Muslim sentiment, it's hard to justify that believe when they go and act like babbling and whooping monkeys when Angle says such things.
My faith in American people has really gone downhill. Sure they'll do anything for their own kind, (white, Christians or perhaps Jews, depending on where you are from), but when it comes to someone who seems different, well, don't count on it. Just look at those crowds. 98% white, 98% Christian.
Churches regularly teach anti-Islamic sentiment, and even anti-Jewish sentiment. Especially the evangelicals, which is where you find much of the Tea Party going to church.
Point of the matter is, if you can make someone hate someone on the other side, and make that side guilty by association, then you win votes.
So she is using a tactic of Hitler if you read your history, but Hitler wasn't the first or last to use that tactic. I don't think she is going to advocate extermination of Muslims though.
They say that if any argument goes on for long enough online, someone will invoke Hitler or the Nazis.
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