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Charles Johnson tells why he broke with the Right

I haven’t been a regular reader of Charles Johnson’s Little Green Footballs blog for many years (not since the invasion of Iraq). Even when I agreed with a post, the anti-Muslim and anti-Arab bigotry (especially in the comments, which Charles was pleased to tolerate), smugness and general pandering to readers’ worst instincts put me off the site rather quickly.

But lately Charles has lost patience with an element of the political Right which has been a large part of his loyal readership. As I understand it, he was something of a liberal before 9/11, but his liberal beliefs got pushed to one side as he focused single-mindedly on the struggle against America’s and Israel’s enemies– a struggle in which liberals have all too often been missing in action. Now those orginal beliefs seem to be reasserting themselves.

Here Charles lists ten reasons why he has, in his words, “parted ways with the Right.” As he sums it up:

The American right wing has gone off the rails, into the bushes, and off the cliff.

I won’t be going over the cliff with them.

(Hat tip: Andrew Murphy)