Former CIA Director Says Republicans are More ‘Nihilistic’ and ‘Dangerous’ Than Terrorist Groups

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Isn’t it funny how the folks telling us not to criticize the FBI because it will cause violence have no problem using the same type of heated rhetoric against conservatives? It might be a bit funny – but it is not surprising. This is politics, after all, and progressives are feeling particularly hypocritical at the moment.

Enter Edward Luce, associate editor at the Financial Times, who posted a rather braindead tweet about the GOP. He wrote:

I’ve covered extremism and violent ideologies around the world over my career. Have never come across a political force more nihilistic, dangerous & contemptible than today’s Republicans. Nothing close.

As if that wasn’t egregious enough, former CIA Director Gen. Michael Hayden chimed in, expressing his agreement with Luce’s sentiment. “I agree.  And I was the CIA Director,” he tweeted.

In essence, Luce and Hayden contend that Republicans are worse than al-Qaeda, ISIS, and Rosie O’Donnell, who are among the detestable folks on Earth. The radical Islamic terrorist groups, in particular, have tortured and slaughtered innocent people all across the world. But the Republican Party is somehow worse in 2022.

Of course, neither of these people actually believe this. They are just saying this hoping their audience will be gullible enough to buy into it – and they might be right in many cases. But journalist Matt Taibbi pulled their tickets when he called them out for being disingenuous. He tweeted:

So “today’s Republicans” are more dangerous than ISIS, Al-Qaeda, etc? Given that you used drones to assassinate members of the latter groups, do you think that’s indicated here?

The bottom line is that the GOP is not an extremist group, nor do most of them hold extreme views. But Luce and Hayden still chose to engage in their clumsy attempt to demonize folks just for disagreeing with their politics.

But this isn’t the first time, right? It wasn’t that long ago when a major teachers union colluded with the Justice Department to label parents protesting critical race theory as “domestic terrorists,” right?

Even now, progressives are throwing out the term “stochastic terrorist” to describe those criticizing or questioning the FBI’s search of former President Donald Trump’s home. They are coming up with new and creative ways to stoke fear by villainizing those who don’t buy into their political beliefs. I suppose this means this is a day ending in the letter “y.”

 

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