Now, see, I could have sworn that the car keying was over a Bush sticker.<quoted text>Good, say whatever you want. My point is you do view many on the right as racist. I'm pretty sure some time back you also referred many of us here as upset with blacky or some such crap. Before Obama was elected for the first time in my voting life (been voting since 92) I was called a bigot also had my car keyed up. Strange nothing that happened before. I'd go out on a limb and say whoever meased up my car isn't a fan of other povs but is strongly on the left.
I may have said something about there being 'many' on the right who are racist. What I've NEVER said or implied is that those people and their views have anything to do with YOU or most of the posters in this thread with whom I disagree.
We've done this before, Chris, but you seem to think left and right are something specific. I don't. I think left and right are ranges. On both those ranges, when you get out to the fringe you run into some mean, nasty ugly people.
To put it another way - unlike you, I don't trot into the thread ever day or so parroting the latest outrage du jour touted by a talking head committed by some obscure figure in (often barely) the public eye with the implication that you 'own' the acts or views of that person because you, like they, are on the right.
If I've said there are many on the right who are racist, I'm not talking about you. I'm talking about some of the groups who've tried to use the TP movement to pedal their agenda - the white supremacists including some of the militia movements, etc. The folks who just killed the cops in Vegas are on the right - but they're not like you or Roberta or lisw or bad bob or any other regular poster in the thread. The guy who murdered Dr. Tiller in his church, the guy who killed the guard at the Jewish community center - they're on the right, but they sure as hell are not conservatives by any reasonable stretch of the imagination.
Are there people on the left who do just what you do - imply that all on the right 'own' the actions or the views of the crazies. Of course there are. It's politics, after all, which is often conducted at the lowest common denominator.
The thing is - no matter how much you want it to be true, I am not one of those people.