Birchers Increasing Ties With Conservative Movement

The conservative movement has moved so far to the extreme right that the Birchers are no longer too extreme for them. With conspiracy theories becoming typical of conservative thought, they are quickly moving into the mainstream of the movement.

Years ago leading conservatives such as William F. Buckley, Jr. worked to exclude far right wing extremists such as those in the John Birch Society from the conservative movement. A couple of years ago I noted how the Birchers were becoming more acceptable among conservatives, noting Ron Paul’s support for the organization and Glenn Beck publicly saying how the Birchers were “starting to make more and more sense” to him.  Sarah Palin has even posed with a copy of The New American, the publication of The John Birch Society, prominent on her desk.

The connections between the John Birch Society and the conservative movement are becoming even stronger with the group now announcing that they are cosponsoring the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) 2010, to be held in Washington DC, Feb. 18-20.

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    Leslie Parsley says:

    That’s scary. I wrote a paper on them years ago and I didn’t like what I found. I don’t like the tenor of our country right now.

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    Tom Awtry says:

    Birchers Increasing Ties With Conservative Movement — All that American needs to content with are these folks

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    Walter Levin says:

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