The Continuing Stupidity of Dave Budge


There’s probably a more extensive post to be made on the subject, but I’m afraid I lack the time to tear down the intellectual edifice of Dave Budge’s latest theme that Democrats (Progressives) are Fascists. I know that the Internet is full of some pretty stupid things, but to look at the American political system today and identify a connection between Democrats (Progressives) and Fascists has to be the most inane, facile, absurd observation this site of the Free Republic.

It’s interesting that now, after the disappearance of the Communist threat, conservatives are beginning to adopt this new approach, at the same time the Republican Party launched the single largest consolidation of executive power in American history.

Read a book for God’s sake.

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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is an eighteen-year teacher of English, former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.

His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.

In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it's a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.

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Dave Budge

Listen Pogie, if you’re going to quote me you better do it right. I’ve called progressives fascists and I’ve asked Mark T if he thinks what Waxman is doing is fascist. But instead of calling me stupid why don’t you enter the argument about what the definition of fascism is – since I have never heard you call anyone on the left side of the isle for calling Republicans fascists. It smacks of a double standard to me. Republican Party launched the single largest consolidation of executive power in American history. And you need to study your history too. That… Read more »

The other Dave Budge
The other Dave Budge

I’m a Utahn with Idaho roots, and not the Dave Budge up there in Montana. I’ve just heard about the Montana Dave Budge when some folks asked me if I kept a conservative blog. Well, no, I don’t. Both sides of isle sling labels like “fascist” and “Nazi”, etc. in an attempt to affix these connections in the minds of voters. It is ridiculous, but omnipresent in politics. Regrettably, it just steers us off course and keeps us from reaching real solutions to our problems. I’ve heard a lot of progressives call conservatives and Republicans fascists and Nazis. I’ve heard… Read more »

Dave Budge

Just as I thought, you’re unwilling to hear the argument and have a predetermined opinion of what I might say. Let’s call that open-mindedness. Keep it up. The world is flat.

Shane C. Mason

It has all the feel in the world to me of an attempt to redefine the word ‘fascist’ and apply it to the opposite of its real meanings. You get the negatives for free.

The Polish Wolf
The Polish Wolf

…how many total signs of fascism are there, buddy? Because those two were not particularly convincing, nor were they unique to fascism. In fact, here’s some fun:

Signs of becoming The Soviet Union:

3. Increasing domestic surveillance
6. Antipathy towards radical Islam.

Look! I just proved that Bush is trying to make the US into the new USSR!

Birdie Talbott

Enjoyable post, I actually benefited from studying it, keep doing all the hard writing.

Patrick Yattaw

Fun post, I surprisingly had a good time studying it, keep doing the good work.

Granville Hosteller

You made a few nice points there. I did a search on the theme and found a good number of folks will agree with your blog.

Shalonda Masingale

Great article, I genuinely benefited from studying it, keep doing all the good thoughts.

Gretta Freidhof

Fun article, I surprisingly benefited from glossing over it, keep doing all the good writing.

Lance Bullen

Fantastic feature, I genuinely benefited from glossing over it, keep doing all the hard thoughts.

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